This informative article begins a set on which A Course in Miracles (ACIM) means when it speaks of the “miracle” and the “mind.” While most students can cite definitions from the Course, understanding the non-dualistic meaning within the ability of dualism does take time to learn and apply. It is only with the gentle guidance of the Holy Spirit that we can accomplish this unlearning-learning process. Correction is only in your head of the perceiver and not through forms as true choice is between listening two voices: God or the ego. Claims to be of a “miracle mind” is truly the ego, forgiveness-to-destroy and spiritual specialness. The ego speaks first and the loudest. Love is quiet; and love is expressed in this world through right-minded forgiveness.
Spiritual specialness is from the unconscious arrogance of the ego wrong mind which believes it’s in competition with God. Since we’re all the same, we’re actually competing with everyone constantly until we learn this lesson. All conflict arises from the idea of competition. Spiritual specialness makes some relationships holy and others not because the ego’s agenda is that we don’t remember that the reason given anything is in your head from choosing with God or the ego. To restore our decision making ability is the purpose of the Course.
The ego’s voice, which we mistakenly believe may be the Holy Spirit, contains no humility nor dependence on God. Rather, it’s the voice for being self-created, i.e., the authority problem. Many of us have confusion regarding mcdougal of our existence (ego or God) and the difference between form (illusion) and content (mind where correction take place). To be miracle-minded, we can’t 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 honesty whenever we use spiritual specialness even as we say we’re more holy, more chosen by God than another. This can be a defense against the opposite and i will be discussing this subject in greater depth in subsequent article. Being more chosen may be the antithesis of the Course’s message.
To continue this discussion, let’s start with some word symbol definitions. We will look at both ego definition and the Course’s definition. Only the ego is fully definable because it’s limitation itself. Perceived lack through projected forms (illusions) leads straight to spiritual specialness.
The Ego’s Miracle:
In the dictionary, the term symbol definition for “miracle” is: “A surprising or welcome event that’s not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore regarded as the work of a divine agency.” The meaning for “agency” is, “An organization with two or more parties.”
This can be a perfect example wherein two separate parties, the ego god and its version of the vengeful God, compete for forms within the dualistic illusion while the “divine agency.” For this reason forms don’t need correction but instead your head that perceives this silliness is in need of 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 mcdougal of the Son’s existence and spiritual specialness takes root wherein the Son who’s choosing the ego, competes with God to produce himself special to obtain noticed by God. Provided that we don’t understand this, we remain a prisoner of this world.
A standard mistake for getting noticed here by God is to trust that changing our mind will change our life (forms, bodies, behaviors, relationships, etc.). In line with the ego, if we’ve a good life, we avoid punishment but there are numerous versions (forms) of a good life so that’s packed with judgment. Again, changing forms make error real since it applies judgment that one form is way better while condemning another.
There is no life outside of Heaven. Purpose is in your head; and our life’s purpose is to learn and practice forgiveness if we can be miracle-minded. Peace, or inner peace, is all about content and not form. It is from choosing what is not of this world (the right-minded content of the Holy Sprit) that will be the actual miracle-mind within the illusory world. The miracle is really a shift in perception and not a shift in form (illusion).
The Course’s Miracle:
In the Course, the term symbol definition for “miracle” is very long as a result of what all a miracle accomplishes. We’ve referenced some aspects but to completely understand the miracle, spend some time and willingness 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.” For the goal of this brief article, it’s sufficient for people to include the next to the discussion:
“The miracle forgives; the ego damns (C-2.10). Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only correction since it doesn’t have section of judgment at all (T-2.V.A). Wholeness may be the perception content of miracles best acim podcast. Thus they correct, or atone for, the faulty perception of lack (T-1.I.41). Miracles arise from the miraculous state of mind, or state of miracle readiness (T-1.I.43). Miracles are an expression of inner awareness of Christ and acceptance of His Atonement (T-1.I.44).”
The Ego’s Mind:
In the dictionary, the term symbol definition for “mind” is: “The section of a person that allows them to keep yourself updated of the world and their experiences, to believe and to feel, the intelligence and brains, reasoning and judgment.” Intelligence is really a key point which reveals the option being made out of the ego wrong mind.
Intelligence is defined as, “The ability to acquire knowledge and skills, intellect, judgment and reasoning.” Intelligence makes the world real (error real) by applying judgment that one form is preferable to another. When we look back at the Course’s definition for the miracle, “Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only correction since it doesn’t have section of judgment at all (T-2.V.A).
How quickly intelligence gets used as a system through spiritual specialness to compete with God is astounding. We believe we’re after the Holy Spirit’s guidance when it’s truly the ego god. For instance, everywhere we use intelligence to control other people’s issues which is a blame projection. There are no “other people’s issues” unless we first believe in separation and differences and desire to see our repressed guilt in another. Everyone and everything is a part of our mind. Further, to claim it’s our job to control or correct other’s issues take specialness to an even more arrogant level of being chosen by God. We are literally saying with our ego that we can perform the Holy Spirit’s job much better than Him which takes out a billboard sign announcing our direct competition with God. It uses, “I’m much better than you” forgiveness-to-destroy, the absolute most massive in separation between God and our brothers.
The intellect can also be at fault behind our need to produce a curriculum of teaching the Course through retreats and workshops for money. Quite simply, we are now saying the Course’s curriculum by Jesus is insufficient and we are able to do better. We try this because we do not understand the Course’s point that we are unhealed healers attempting to accomplish what we cannot do for ourselves and thus why we want the Voice for God. That is another indicate be discussed in a future article. Very, very few are right-minded enough to allow Holy Spirit lead just how because most believe they are in competition with God and others.
Nowhere does any one of this imply that we may not need boundaries with ego’s crossing the line with spiritual specialness. Actually, it’s unkind not to have boundaries when spiritual specialness takes over since it contains such massive arrogance of someone believing they are much better than another. Competition makes egos act incredibly vengeful because of the total belief in lack.
The Course’s Mind:
In the Course, the term symbol definition for “mind” is, “The activating agent of spirit, supplying its creative energy (C-1.1).” That is broken down into, “Right-mindedness which identifies the Holy Spirit, forgives the world, and through Christ’s vision sees actuality in its place (C-1.5); and wrong-mindedness which listens to the ego and makes illusions (C-1.6). Nowadays, the only remaining freedom may be the freedom of choice; always between two choices or two voices (C-1.7).”
As Kenneth Wapnick once said, “Love is quiet and will not need to make assertions.” The miracle-minded recognize that prayer is to ask to learn how to forgive first in order that true prayer is released back into song. Our goal is to be miracle-minded with the actual miracle mind of the Holy Spirit right-mind and that’s only through choice. The energy of decision is your one remaining freedom as a prisoner of this world You can choose to see right (T-12.VII.9).