“An imprisoned will engenders a situation which, in the extreme, becomes altogether intolerable. Tolerance for pain may be high, but it is not without limit. (T21-22)” Affirmation: “Tolerance for pain is not without limit.” Reflections: 1 – Imprisoned Will This “imprisoned will” is a philosophical tenet of A Course in Miracles. When we are in… Continue reading Tolerance for Pain May Be High, but It Is Not without Limit
1 – Theology The passages of today are theological construct, but they are quite helpful, I find, to what we are trying to learn in A Course in Miracles. The title of this posting is emphasizing, in the quotation, that projection makes perception. And we are projecting illusion. The world does not exist! Elsewhere in… Continue reading There Is Nothing Outside You. It Is the Realization that the Kingdom of Heaven Is Restored to You.
“I am here only to be truly helpful. I am here to represent Him Who sent me. I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do, because He Who sent me will direct me. I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with me. I will… Continue reading I Am Here Only to Be Truly Helpful. I Do Not Have to Worry about What to Say or What to Do, because He Who Sent Me Will Direct Me.
Affirmation: “Fear can be self-controlled.” Reflections: 1 – Previous Posts I have posted on passages from A Course of Miracles about fear three times in the very recent past. Fear is a motif of ACIM, and fear and love are said to be the only two emotions–with all others being subsets of those two. Fear… Continue reading Jesus: “Fear Cannot be Controlled by Me, but It Can Be Self-Controlled. Fear Prevents Me from Giving You My Control.”
1 – Masochism I think all of us have some masochism in us that we need to overcome. Certainly if we take this passage to heart, we will realize that we do have symptoms of masochism, though we don’t often call it that, and this passage certainly does not use the term. But here it… Continue reading The First Obstacle that Peace Must Flow Across Is Your Desire to Get Rid of It
“Whenever you are afraid, it is a sure sign that you have allowed your mind to miscreate and have not allowed me to guide it. (T29)” Affirmation: “My I allow Jesus to guide my mind.” Reflections: 1 – Mind Wandering Elsewhere A Course in Miracles counsels against mind wandering. This mind wandering is exactly the… Continue reading Jesus: “Whenever You Are Afraid, It Is a Sure Sign that You Have Allowed Your Mind to Miscreate and Have Not Allowed Me to Guide it.”
“This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way: Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God. (T-in.2)” 1 – Illusion As I read this passage, it seems to me that we are encouraged, once again, to see that the world in which we live is… Continue reading Nothing Real Can Be Threatened. Nothing Unreal Exists.