Sep 27, 2016
I love A Course in Miracles because it is a simple & systematic way to train your mind to see everything differently.
It quite literally IS a course in miracles, a course to train you to be a miracle worker.
You’re being trained for the job of miracle worker, working under the guidance and direction of Jesus.
He says “Every day should be devoted to miracles.”
Think about that for a minute. Is every day devoted to miracles? When you wake up in the morning, do you think “today is a day devoted to miracles?” Do your guard your thoughts?
As humans, we were not trained to think this way.
“Human beings are not used to miraculous thinking, but they can be trained to think that way.” -A Course in Miracles
Most of us were trained to wake up in the morning and immediately begin to think of all the things we have to do! In the world, we have been trained to worry, strive, and be afraid.
A Course in Miracles undoes all this kind of thinking and trains us to think with our Christ Mind.
“All miracle workers have to be trained that way. I (Jesus) have to be able to count on them. This means that I cannot allow them to leave their minds unguarded, or they will not be able to help me. Miracle-working entails a full realization of the power of thought, and real avoidance of miscreation.” -A Course in Miracles
A Course in Miracles leads you to acknowledge that you have an Inner Guide and that you are never alone.
It leads to the complete dismantling of the thought system of fear (FUN!) and with it goes all pain, sickness, suffering, doubt, anger, anxiety, depression, limitation, lack and sorrow.
With the thought system of fear gone, you see everything differently.
My gorgeous friend Vicki Poppe calls this “working for JC Central.” I love that. We’re working for Jesus.
It’s a full-time job – to remember love – to use you mind to heal the belief in separation with love and blessing.
Now this might sound overwhelming to be on a job twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week – remembering the love that you are and acknowledging Christ in every moment to guide you- but our minds are already on the job twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, in fear, trying to solve problem, thinking about grievances, attacking ourselves and attacking others. It works overtime! It never stops.
So all that’s really happening here (if you want the job) is you are shifting your mind to a new occupation, to a new dedication to use your mind for healing, and no longer use it for grievances.
Jesus says “I need devoted teachers who share my aim of healing the mind.” -A Course in Miracles
In A Course in Miracles, Jesus uses the terms “working miracles” and “performing miracles” a lot.
“In this phase of learning, working miracles is important because freedom from fear cannot be thrust upon you.” -(Chapter 1)
“The power to work miracles belongs to you. I (Jesus) will provide the opportunities to do them, but you must be ready and willing.” (Chapter 1)
“You have a role in the Atonement which I will dictate to you. Ask me (Jesus) which miracles you should perform.” (Chapter 1)
“You who will yet work miracles, be sure you practice well the idea for today.” (Lesson 99)
“You can do anything I (Jesus) ask. I have asked you to perform miracles, and have made it very clear that these are natural, corrective, healing and universal.” -A Course in Miracles
So you may ask: How did Jesus from 2000 years ago write a book that was published in 1972?
He didn’t die – the MIND and the LIGHT that he is didn’t die – he lives forever. Where does he live?? IN YOUR MIND.
The mind that was in Christ Jesus (that was healing and teaching and raising the dead) is the same mind that is in you.
This is precisely the reason he told us: Greater things will you do than I did, because I go to the Father (in your mind!)
But here is the temporary difficulty – this Christ mind is clouded over with a veil from everything we learned here in time and space – a belief in separation. You are whole and complete and perfect, but the second you arrived here in the world, you were taught that you are a body, separate from everyone and everything. We are taught rules of the world here – how to get by, how to succeed, how to protect ourselves, how to thrive, how to read, write and make something of our lives.
At some point, you realize the insanity of striving and doing. It goes nowhere. it does nothing. You succeed for a little while, you’re happy for a little while but there is always a kind of low-grade fear that is always there in the background permeating everything and you find yourself “waiting for the other shoe to drop” – anticipating when things will fall apart.
This is what we learned here as children, as teenagers, as adults: that life is a struggle – with moments of happiness.
We were taught that pain is normal and a part of life.
And almost none of us questioned it!
We just believed it.
Now, you have an opportunity to undergo the most amazing TRAINING you will ever go through! A Course in Miracles.
All you have to do is get a copy of A Course in Miracles
Make a commitment to DO IT.
It takes on year to compete all 365 lessons – but it will be the best thing you ever did! The greatest gift you can ever give yourself.
If this feels like something you are interested in – to dedicate your day and your life to miracle working, being guided by Jesus – please make sure to sign up for my mailing list.
I am going to begin using this website and the weekly blogs to focus on mind-training, using A Course in Miracles.