This article begins a set on the An application in Miracles (ACIM) means when it speaks of the “miracle” and the “mind. inch While most students can tell of descriptions from the Course, understanding the non-dualistic meaning within the experience of dualism takes time to learn and apply. It is only with the gentle guidance of the Holy Spirit that we can make this happen unlearning-learning process. A static correction is only in the mind of the perceiver and not through forms as true choice is between listening two voices: God or the ego. what is a course in miracles Claims to be of a “miracle mind” is really the ego, forgiveness-to-destroy and spiritual specialness. The ego speaks first and the loudest. Love is quiet; and love is expressed on earth through right-minded forgiveness.
Spiritual specialness is from the subconscious arrogance of the ego wrong mind which believes it is in competition with God. Since we’re all the same, we’re actually competing with everyone all the time until we learn this lesson. All conflict arises from the idea of competition. Spiritual specialness makes some relationships holy yet others not because the ego’s agenda is that we don’t remember that the aim given anything is in the mind from choosing with God or the ego. To take back our decision making ability is the point of the Course.
The ego’s voice, which we mistakenly believe is the Holy Spirit, contains no humbleness nor dependence on God. Rather, it is the voice for being self-created, i. e., the authority problem. All of us have confusion the author in our existence (ego or God) and the difference between form (illusion) and content (mind where a static correction take place). To be miracle-minded, we cannot be in conflict on any level for the right-mind itself is conflict-free. There is a difference between right-miracle-minded and the miracle mind of the ego.
We have no credibility when we use spiritual specialness even as say we’re more holy, more chosen by God than another. This is a defense contrary to the opposite and we will be discussing this subject in greater depth in subsequent article. Being more chosen is the antithesis of the Course’s message.
To continue this discussion, let’s start out with some word symbol descriptions. We will appear at the ego definition and the Course’s definition. Only the ego is fully definable because it is issue itself. Perceived lack through estimated forms (illusions) leads right to spiritual specialness.
The Ego’s Miracle:
In the book, the word symbol definition for “miracle” is: “A surprising or welcome event that’s not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency. inch This is for “agency” is, “An organization with two or more parties. inch
This is a perfect example whereby two separate parties, the ego god and its version of the vengeful God, compete for forms within the dualistic illusion as the “divine agency. inch This is why forms don’t need a static correction but instead the mind that feels this silliness is in need of a static correction. Asking the ego god for a miracle event (to replace a questionnaire with a form) distorts prayer and the Son forgets who He is. The ego becomes the writer of the Son’s existence and spiritual specialness takes root whereby the Son who is choosing the ego, competes with God to make himself special to get noticed by God. So long as we don’t look at this, we remain a captive of this world.
A common mistake when getting noticed here by God is to believe that changing our mind will vary our life (forms, bodies, behaviors, relationships, etc. ). According to the ego, if we have a good life, we avoid punishment but there are numerous versions (forms) of a good life so that’s full of judgment. Again, changing forms make error real because it applies judgment that one form is better while condemning another.
There is no life outside of Heaven. Purpose is in the mind; and our life’s purpose is to learn and practice forgiveness if we have to be miracle-minded. Peace, or inner peace, is about content and not form. It is from choosing what is not of this world (the right-minded content of the Holy Sprit) which is the truth miracle-mind within the illusory world. The miracle is a shift in perception and not a shift in form (illusion).
The Course’s Miracle:
In the Course, the word symbol definition for “miracle” is quite long because of what all a miracle accomplishes. We’ve referenced some aspects but to completely understand the miracle, hang out and readiness to unlearn the ego version and learn the ACIM version by beginning with Chapter 1: The meaning of Miracles. Additionally, Kenneth Wapnick has written a book called, “The 50 Miracle Principles of a Course in Miracles. inch When it comes to this brief article, it is sufficient for us to add in the following into the discussion:
“The miracle forgives; the ego damns (C-2. 10). Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only a static correction because it has no element of judgment at all (T-2. V. A). Wholeness is the perception content of miracles. Thus they correct, or atone for, the flawed perception of lack (T-1. I. 41). Miracles arise from a remarkable state of mind, or state of miracle readiness (T-1. I. 43). Miracles are an expression of inner knowing of Christ and acceptance of His Atonement (T-1. I. 44). inch
The Ego’s Mind:
In the book, the word symbol definition for “mind” is: “The element of a person that enables them to be aware of their world and their experiences, to consentrate and to feel, the brains and mind, reasoning and judgment. inch Brains is a key point which reveals the option being made with the ego wrong mind.
Brains is understood to be, “The capacity to acquire knowledge and skills, intelligence, judgment and reasoning. inch Brains makes the world real (error real) through the use of judgment that one form is preferable to another. If we look back at the Course’s definition for the miracle, “Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only a static correction because it has no element of judgment at all (T-2. V. A).
How quickly brains gets used as a weapon through spiritual specialness to take on God is astounding. We believe we’re following the Holy Spirit’s guidance when it is really the ego god. For example, everywhere we use brains to manage other people’s issues which is a responsibility projection. There are no “other people’s issues” unless we first believe in splitting up and differences and want to see our repressed guiltiness in another. Everyone and everything is a part of our mind. Further, to claim it is our job to manage or correct other bands issues take specialness to an even more haughty level of being chosen by God. We are literally saying with your ego that we can do the Holy Spirit’s job better than Him which takes out a billboard sign asserting our direct competition with God. It uses, “I’m better than you” forgiveness-to-destroy, the most massive in splitting up between God and our inlaws.
The intelligence is also at fault behind our need to create a course load of teaching the Course through retreats and workshops for the money. In other words, we are now saying the Course’s course load by Jesus is insufficient and we can do better. We do this because we don’t realize the Course’s point that we are all unhealed healers attempting to do what we cannot do for ourselves and thus why we start to use the Voice for God. This is another specify be discussed in a future article. Very, very few are right-minded enough to allow Holy Spirit lead the way because most believe they are in competition with God yet others.
No place does any of this mean that we would not need limits with ego’s traversing the line with spiritual specialness. In fact, it is unkind not to have limits when spiritual specialness gets control since it contains such massive arrogance of someone assuming they are better than another. Competition makes egos act incredibly vengeful because of the total belief in lack.
The Course’s Mind:
In the Course, the word symbol definition for “mind” is, “The triggering agent of spirit, supplying its creative energy (C-1. 1). inch This is broken down into, “Right-mindedness which refers to the Holy Spirit, forgives the world, and through Christ’s vision sees real life in its place (C-1. 5); and wrong-mindedness which listens to the ego and makes illusions (C-1. 6). On earth, the only remaining freedom is the freedom of choice; always between two choices or two voices (C-1. 7). inch
As Kenneth Wapnick once said, “Love is quiet and need not make assertions. inch The miracle-minded understand that prayer is to ask to learn how to eliminate first so that true prayer is released back into song. Our goal is to be miracle-minded with the true miracle mind of the Holy Spirit right-mind and that is only through choice. The ability of decision is your one remaining freedom as a captive of this world You can decide to see right (T-12. VII. 9).