A Class in Miracles – Base For Inner Peace
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.
Prayer is trading (sharing) a Track of Love and Creation or judgments of the pride centered on what you look for (agree with) in the mind. There’s no other way. In the Class, your brain (content) is split between God and the ego; and you’re choosing constantly with a part as cause for effect.
Forms (all points with this world) are miscreations reflecting the ego’s judgmental thought system. We’ve caused it to be up (miscreated this world) and can provide it down any time by fixing the mind (forgiveness). Correct prayer needs this modification of the mind as God has nothing regarding forms.
What Prayer is Perhaps not:
Because you are always choosing, what you look for whenever you pray is what counts. Whenever you plead in prayer to possess Lord resolve a form problem with still another form problem, you are wondering the vanity brain for help (not God). Those forms and needs are regarded more essential than God’s Love that’ll remain concealed to the degree you choose the illusion.
All additional points (forms) are needs. Different brands are needs, needs, position, issues, sickness, human love (special relationships), gifts and objectives these days, etc. They’re what you pick as substitutes for God’s Love and the vanity may distort the objective of prayer by using them to help expand the illusion. Thus, prayer can’t be about “forms” or “needs” in any way.