This innocuous book came to my attention in 2005 and it has passed through my hands repeatedly since. I had no inclination to peruse its contents for I had ceased to believe in miracles. In 2005, I was cursing God for abandoning me. I was using all my energy to stave off the hell I descended into 15 years earlier by marrying a man as un-Godly as anyone could be.
In 2007, while packing some books as donations for a guide fair, my hand once more fell on “A Course in Miracles “.By this time around, I had secured a divorce from my husband but was still dealing with the fallout. As I grasped the book, I became very thoughtful and calm. That which was it about any of it book that invoked feelings I hadn’t experienced in an exceedingly long time? My hand clung to the book refusing to place it down. Realizing that this is a sign that I had better take a closer look, I made a pot of tea and sat in the best reading chair. With great curiosity, I centered on the blue hardcover and read “A Course in Miracles, a base for inner peace.” Wow. Which was quite a bold statement but okay, I chose to bite. Going for a deep breath, I pondered the absolute most obvious question: What IS the foundation for inner peace? This book instantly opened an old wound and it’d better have the answer to healing.
“A Course in Miracles” is true that, a course. Written in three parts, this book is never to be studied lightly and can’t be read in weekly or possibly a month acim spotify. There’s text, a workbook for students, and a manual for teachers. I had a sudden urge to fling the book across the space because I was deeply and profoundly afraid. I instinctively understood that when I started scanning this book, I would have to improve, and was I ready for the journey ahead?
My favorite movie is “The Matrix “.The key character Neo is trying to find the answer to the matrix. He understands the matrix exists but he doesn’t know what it is. The man with the answer, Morpheus, contacts Neo and offers the chance for truth by providing Neo a selection between taking a blue pill or a red pill. Take the blue pill and remain ignorant or take the red pill and find the answer to the matrix. Before he reaches for his pill of preference, Morpheus cautions Neo that should he choose the red pill, they can never get back to the life span he had been living.
“A Course in Miracles” could be the red pill. Do I read it and change everything I learn about the entire world and myself or do I take the blue pill and make “A Course in Miracles” book fair fodder?
As I choke down the red pill, I flip to Lesson 1 of 365 in the workbook for students and promptly read, “Nothing I see in this room means anything “.Oh dear. Can it be too late to take the blue pill?Read More