Guidance—a Key Component of A Course in Miracles – Guidance is an essential aspect of A Course in Miracles. In fact, the purpose and practice of the book is to help us connect with our Internal Teacher, the Holy Spirit. The Course offers a methodology for experiencing the helpfulness of guidance in daily living, which will lead us gently onto awakening from this dream.
Pulling the Plug on the Ego – The mind that is trapped in the ego is seeking freedom in the world. Do not attempt to understand or figure out this world. The Course teaches that “My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.” W-11 It is the mind that needs help and healing. To the degree that we do not define the problem, we can allow the Spirit to guide us to find the real problem (belief in separation) and real solution (Atonement).
Jesus and the Holy Spirit want us to be happy and can use anything in our lives to help lead us to this experience; any thought or feeling that is not of supreme joy can be used. David describes in this talk some of the dialogues that he had with Jesus years ago when he was unwinding from the ego thought system. The workbook lessons of A Course in Miracles are extremely practical and are a powerful tool to help you experience consistent peace of mind.
In your complete willingness to forget the things you think you need, Heaven can finally be remembered. True prayer is described by Jesus in The Song of Prayer as having many levels, like rungs on a ladder, which lead from the early forms of praying for specifics to more advanced forms of prayer. The highest form of prayer is what Jesus calls “true prayer,” which involves a total willingness to “forget the things you think you need.” S-1.I.4:1 For, “You have sought first the Kingdom of Heaven, and all else has indeed been given you.” S-1.I.3:6 Pray only to serve God’s Will.
Just like the fig leaves that were used to hide Adam and Eve’s “private parts” in the Bible story, this entire cosmos was made up as a “cosmic fig leaf” to hide your seemingly private mind from the Light of God! Although many spiritualities teach that this world was a Divine Creation of God, A Course in Miracles makes it very clear that God had nothing to do with this world. Go deeply into the metaphysics of the Course with this Enlightenment ACIM talk.