A Course in Miracles – Cornerstone For Essential Calmness
January 7, 2021 Business
This innocuous book came to my attention in 2005 and it’s passed through my hands many times since. I had no inclination to peruse its contents for I had ceased to believe in miracles. In 2005, I was cursing God for abandoning me. I was using all my energy to stave off the hell I descended into 15 years earlier by marrying a person as un-Godly as anyone could be.
In 2007, while packing some books as donations for a guide fair, my hand yet again fell on “A Course in Miracles “.By this time around, I had secured david hoffmeister podcast a divorce from my husband but was still dealing with the fallout. As I grasped the book, I became very thoughtful and calm. That which was it about that book that invoked feelings I hadn’t experienced really long time? My hand clung to the book refusing to put it down. Realizing that this is an indicator that I had better take a closer look, I made a cup of tea and sat in the best reading chair. With great curiosity, I dedicated to the blue hardcover and read “A Course in Miracles, a basis for inner peace.” Wow. That has been quite a bold statement but okay, I decided to bite. Going for a deep breath, I pondered the absolute most obvious question: What IS the inspiration for inner peace? This book instantly opened a vintage wound and it had better have the clear answer to healing.
“A Course in Miracles” is really that, a course. Written in three parts, this book is not to be studied lightly and cannot be read in weekly or perhaps a month. There’s text, a workbook for students and an information for teachers. I had the sudden urge to fling the book across the room because I was deeply and profoundly afraid. I instinctively understood that once I started scanning this book, I would have to change and was I ready for the journey ahead?
My favorite movie is “The Matrix “.The key character Neo is trying to find the clear answer to the matrix. He understands the matrix exists but he doesn’t understand what it is. The man with the clear answer, Morpheus, contacts Neo and offers the chance for truth giving Neo a choice between taking a blue pill or a red pill. Take the blue pill and remain ignorant or take the red pill and find the clear answer to the matrix. Before he reaches for his pill of choice, Morpheus cautions Neo which should he pick the red pill, he is able to never return to living he have been living.
“A Course in Miracles” may be the red pill. Do I read it and change everything I learn about the world and myself or do I take the blue pill and make “A Course in Miracles” book fair fodder?
As I choke down the red pill, I flip to Lesson 1 of 365 in the workbook for students and promptly read, “Nothing I see in this room means anything “.Oh dear. Could it be too late to take the blue pill?