Faith

Faith is a particularly slippery term to the partially insane, because it can be used to justify illusions as well as truth. If we believe an illusion strongly enough, it will become true to us (even if we have to dip into psychosis to prove its truth). Conversely, if one lacks faith in any truths beyond one’s self, the world becomes a very nihilistic place in which to dwell.

So when do we know that faith is warranted? There are no easy answers. But you can be sure that if one has to invert a whole frame of reference to justify a belief, that belief is probably wrong. The Course is practical, as ever. And I know from experience that, given a strong will, one is frequently tempted to invert a frame of reference in an attempt to preserve an egoistic dream.

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5 thoughts on “Faith

  1. You once liked or followed my blog — thank you! — and now I follow yours. I find the articles genuinely interesting. Sorry for my ignorance, but what is The Course, please? And could you maybe put a link to The Course itself, or one of your posts explaining it, at the end of each of your posts that mentions it, for folks as ignorant on this topic as I am? Just thought I’d ask. Thanks again :)) xo

      1. Ok, thanks, I will try to check out the “about” sometime. I do nearly all my blog-reading via WP Reader though, so the various pages of a site are not immediately visible. Many of your readers may have the same experience. That’s why I thought a link might be handy. Sorry for the possibly intrusive feedback; I try to be helpful sometimes but likely it’s unwarranted and unnecessary.

      2. Hello!

        A Course in Miracles is much too long to provide a usable link from my blog.

        It is available in print and e-book from the web. Many people purchase from amazon.

        Sorry that you seem frustrated by my answer yesterday.

        Love, Celia

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