Thoughts on reading A Course in Miracles

A seeming power of the Course is in revealing radically powerful insights - and yet if we are left only with a sense of how to, or an enthusiasm that is merely wishful, then we are not abiding in and being the insight but tying to fit it into 'old bottles'.

To become undone of a self-definition allows Life to move Intimately as a wholeness of being. But to be busy living out-from self-definition is to have objectified or disconnected a mind-imagination from Love's integration. All the feedback of our experience then shows this is so and the alert of such dissonance, calls for a pause in which to calm the mind by releasing attention and identification from our thoughts, and allowing and embracing the moment wholly as it is.

We don't know what it is. That is the freedom we have forgotten. For our not-knowing is letting God.

Grabbing the meanings on the page ignores the space between the words. Slowly reading in a living relationship with the author and source essence, allows the meanings that words can only point to in YOU. This Peace and Authority Is You - but while you habitually identify with your thoughts - they usurp your awareness of Love's Presence.

Let revealed truth abide as your Holy Spirit. Your Holy Spirit is the Voice and Guide in which you are reintegrated to True Being, and from a basis of true authority and peace. The coercive mind is always a sign of fear in hiding. This will not serve the purpose that is alive in your heart now. But seeing it and leaving your mind open (to your Holy Spirit), will.

In Peace



Love's nature

Love's nature is to be known and shared as love.

You may hold thought of not-love and accept that in place of the guidance and joy of your own heart in love.

By this act you know love not - but suffer conflict, and pain of loneliness, where only Love is.

The love that Is, does not enter the conflict you make. Love can but 'Be and share Itself' and cannot be made into what it is not. In the belief that what you made has changed Love, you accept error at the foundation of your being because love is the foundation in which all is found.

You may think that you want the power of your own thought, to judge and define all according to its substitution for love, and while you persist, you are free to experience as your thinking gives you. But as you recognize this is not the fulfilment of your heart's desire, you are free to release what you made and allow Love to reclaim Its Own.

Always, by your own acceptance.

And so is Love free, even 'here' in the world of self-illusion.

Never, is Love coercive. When it seems love calls for sacrifice, look again and be not deceived by thoughts you made before. What is shown, is shown by the guide YOU ACCEPT. When you are ready to accept love as it is, you will no longer be willing to accept an asserted wish in place of simple willingness, and Love is welcomed - as it is - where it Is.

Never, are you locked into the mind you make but by an unexamined wish you accept as speaking for your love.

Love is not threatened, though the shared appreciation of Love is lost to thoughts that are of an unshared foundation.

Such a foundation acts out as if it is threatened - for it has no reality but yours - as you give it. And by this you believe you are threatened.

And so you keep this foundation hidden, lest you be undone of what you take for your being.

Now that you understand this is so, you bring willingness to be without defence amidst the experience of persecution and ask anew of the Guide that has not left you, and can never leave you. You ask in faith of love even where love seems denied or crucified - and thereby you believe and accept not, the insane foundation whereby Love seems to hurt and kill its own.

Persisting in renewed willingness for love, is denying the mind its capacities of distraction and defence, and so there will be an exposure or a coming to the surface of what had been hidden BY fear. But this is serving the opportunity to truly forgive your world and yourself - in the release of the thoughts that cause them to be experienced as distorted fragments of a broken love.

To be a part of is not to be apart from. The reflection of withheld thought is always fearful - even if it seemingly beautiful beyond measure, it will be held hostage to the fear of loss.

To be a complete beginner in love, is to let love lead the way. Whenever it becomes obvious that the mind is trying to push or pull love to its own thought, begin again.

To let God Be the Love that Lives you - is a matter of peaceful acceptance - whatever the apparent presentations or perceptions. God 'takes the last step' in a journey we cannot complete alone, because we come to realize that our first step away was but a thought accepted in error.

The 'journey' is the reversal or undoing of what was never really done.

In Peace


 I wrote the above in commentary and response to reading the extract below from A Course in Miracles.

"You do not realize how much you have denied yourself, and how much God in His love would not have it so. Yet He would not interfere with you because He would not know His Son if he were not free. To interfere with you would be to attack Himself, and God is not insane. When you denied Him, you were insane. Would you have Him share your insanity? God will never cease to love His Son, and His Son will never cease to love Him. That was the condition of His Son's creation, fixed forever in the Mind of God. To know that is sanity. To deny it is insanity. God gave Himself to you in your creation, and His gifts are eternal. Would you deny yourself to Him?"            


 ~ A Course in Miracles.
XI. "The Denial of God"