A Very Brief Record of a Class 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 many of us have now been brought up to trust that prayer requires asking to God to simply help, save your self, correct problems and bring people points nowadays, that’s not the case prayer nor their purpose. Prayer in A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is fairly different and really beautiful. Higher than a song, it is joyous trade of Love and thanks between Lord and His Projects that employs the forgiveness process to improve the mind before the Prayer Track is all that remains. It’s the solution house so understanding correct prayer, and forgiveness, may be worth the amount of time in retraining the mind.

Prayer is exchanging (sharing) a Track of Enjoy and Creation or judgments of the ego centered on everything you ask for (agree with) in the mind. There is number other way. In the Program, your brain (content) is separate between Lord and the ego; and you are selecting all the time with an area as reason for effect.

Types (all things of the world) are miscreations reflecting the ego’s judgmental thought system. We’ve made it up (miscreated that world) and can provide it up anytime by solving the mind (forgiveness). True prayer needs this correction of your head as God has nothing to do with forms.

What Prayer is Maybe not:

When you are usually deciding, everything you request once you pray is what counts. Once you plead in prayer to own Lord repair a questionnaire problem with still another variety problem, you are wondering the confidence brain for help (not God). Those types and wants are regarded more important than God’s Enjoy that may remain concealed to the amount you choose the illusion.

All additional things (forms) are needs. Different labels are needs, dreams, status, issues, vomiting, human enjoy (special relationships), presents and objectives in this world, etc. They are everything you choose as replacements for God’s Enjoy and the confidence can distort the objective of prayer by with them to help expand the illusion. Therefore, prayer can not be about “forms” or “needs” in any way.

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