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Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
I have read the Course In Miracles book and I can only describe it as "life-changing".
I have gotten so much peace in my life since I started applying the principles of the
Course to my daily life. It teaches us that our Egos are the self-created and limited
version of ourselves, while our spirits are the God-created side. We must learn
to differentiate between the two. At all times in every situation, we are asked to
ask the Holy Spirit for advice. The Holy Spirit represents Divine Intelligence and
Asking for advice from God is utterly repellant to the Ego, which wants to decide all
things. That is why the Course is so threatening to so many people. In the Course
we are asked to put God first in all things. What is so wrong about that? It is the
way God intended for us to live. God did not intend for us to kill each other and
live in fear. He created a Paradise for us and we are blowing the wonderful
opportunity to live in Peace at all times.
Helen Schucman was the scribe of the Course, and she was an avowed Atheist.
At no time did she absolutely believe what the Course said. She had only agreed,
somehow or somewhere, to take on the task of recieving the messages that
"the voice" gave her. She and Bill Thetford edited them together. The fact
that Helen was depressed at the end of her life had nothing to do with the Course
in Miracles. The fact that she was not able to attain Peace does not in any way
lessen the value of the Course.
The fact that Helen was depressed at the end of her life had nothing to do with the Course in Miracles. The fact that she was not able to attain Peace does not in any way lessen the value of the Course.
T-17.I.1. The betrayal of the Son of God lies only in illusions, and all his "sins" are but his own imagining. 2 His reality is forever sinless. 3 He need not be forgiven but awakened. 4 In his dreams he has betrayed himself, his brothers and his God. 5 Yet what is done in dreams has not been really done. 6 It is impossible to convince the dreamer that this is so, for dreams are what they are because of their illusion of reality. 7 Only in waking is the full release from them, for only then does it become perfectly apparent that they had no effect upon reality at all, and did not change it. 8 Fantasies change reality. 9 That is their purpose. 10 They cannot do so in reality, but they can do so in the mind that would have reality be different.
Originally posted by dntwastetime
8 Fantasies change reality. 9 That is their purpose. 10 They cannot do so in reality, but they can do so in the mind that would have reality be different.