May 28, 2023

Cultural Press and A Course in Miracles

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I want to thank Jason, and everyone at the Monastery again for welcoming me with such openness. I’m still amazed that I was granted this opportunity to see shining examples of the teachings of A Course in Miracles, and for the first time in a long while, I do not feel alone.

Part of me wanted to stay longer, but beneath that desire was the thought that I would be doing so for the wrong reason; as a way to avoid my problems. The stronger feeling was, and is, that my travels will continue.

Before I left, Jason asked if I had had any insights acim. What I’m about to share was not yet clear at that time; only on the drive away did it coalesce.

That morning, several lines from a Vance Joy song kept running through my head, “I never should have told you, never should have let you see inside. Don’t want it troubling your mind, won’t you let it be?” This confused me as I could not think of anything that I had said that I felt regret for.

Eventually, the phrase, “don’t want it troubling your mind” stood out. This reminded me that the most prominent fear I had in coming to the Monastery was that I would somehow interfere with its residents’ peace of mind, simply by my presence alone. This belief that I could negatively affect other people’s state of mind has been with me for many years, and has colored many of my past experiences and relationships.

This fear left my awareness soon after I arrived. On the drive away it rose again, but I remembered David saying in one of his videos that minds cannot attack. I cried and laughed, and now feel as if the belief is being (has been?) released.

There are other things that happened that felt important, but I can’t think of them right now.

While most of us have been mentioned to think that prayer requires pleading to God to simply help, save yourself, fix problems and provide people things these days, that’s not the case prayer or their purpose. Prayer in A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is fairly different and very beautiful. Higher than a music, it’s joyous change of Enjoy and thanks between Lord and His Creations that utilizes the forgiveness process to improve your brain before the Prayer Song is all that remains. It’s the ticket home therefore understanding true prayer, and forgiveness, is worth the time in retraining the mind.

Prayer is trading (sharing) a Track of Enjoy and Formation or judgments of the vanity based on what you require (agree with) in the mind. There is number different way. In the Class, your brain (content) is split between Lord and the confidence; and you are picking all the time with a side as cause for effect.

Types (all things with this world) are miscreations showing the ego’s judgmental believed system. We’ve made it up (miscreated this world) and may give it up any time by fixing your head (forgiveness). True prayer needs this correction of your head as God has nothing regarding forms.

What Prayer is Perhaps not:

Since you are always determining, everything you look for whenever you wish is what counts. When you plead in prayer to possess God repair an application trouble with another type issue, you’re wondering the vanity brain for help (not God). These forms and needs are deemed more important than God’s Love which will remain hidden to the degree you decide on the illusion.

All outside things (forms) are needs. Other labels are needs, desires, position, problems, nausea, individual enjoy (special relationships), gifts and objectives nowadays, etc. They’re that which you select as alternatives for God’s Enjoy and the confidence will pose the purpose of prayer by using them to help the illusion. Thus, prayer cannot be about “forms” or “needs” in any way.