There IS Something in You That Knows

A better and far more helpful way to think of miracles is this: You do not understand them, either in part or in whole. Yet they have been done through you. Therefore, your understanding cannot be necessary. Yet it is still impossible to accomplish what you do not understand. And so, there must be Something in you that does understand. ~ A Course in Miracles, Chapter 16, Section III

In spiritual circles, including those related to A Course in Miracles, there is a tendency to focus on the "awakening" experience. That moment of crystal-clear understanding when the veil of not-knowing is lifted and the Light of God shines completely without anything to obscure it.

Many hold the belief that they are trying to get somewhere. Or, they must work at being something more or better than they are right now. Yet this way of thinking only works to confirm the identity that we are small, limited, frail, and weak. The egoic mind says, "This weakness must be overcome, but that's not really...

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A Course in Miracles and Forgiveness

As students of A Course in Miracles, we read and talk about forgiveness quite a bit. Not only do we discuss what forgiveness means (that in truth, forgiveness is the recognition that what we thought our brother did to us did not occur), we also try to understand how we can make this recognition a daily practice.

Part of making it a daily practice is to check in and see if our perception is accurate (right-mindedness) or if we are reacting from a place of fear (wrong-mindedness or the ego). This takes awareness and practice listening to the Voice for guidance.

Until we reach this place of recognition though, we must be willing to be honest with ourselves, acknowledge our feelings, look at what we have needed, and then provide a space for love to come in and help us to let go.

Mooji taught us something very important about letting go. He says that to let go is to actually dis-identify with something. Using this definition, when we let go and forgive, we are letting go of our identity...

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