This innocuous book came to my attention in 2005 and it has passed through my hands several times since. I had no inclination to peruse its contents for I had ceased to think 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 book fair, my hand once again fell on ” A Course in Miracles “.By this time around, I had secured a divorce from my husband but was still working with the fallout. As I grasped the book , I became very thoughtful and calm. What was it about any of it book that invoked feelings I hadn’t experienced in a lengthy time? My hand clung to the book refusing to put it down. Realizing that this was a sign that I had better take a closer look, I made a cup of tea and sat in my personal favorite reading chair. With great curiosity, I focused on the blue hardcover and read ” A Course in Miracles , a foundation for inner peace.” Wow. That was a pretty bold statement but okay, I decided to bite. Taking a deep breath, I pondered the absolute most obvious question: What IS the building blocks for inner peace? This book instantly opened a classic wound and it’d better have the answer to healing.
” A Course in Miracles ” is truly that, a course. Written in three parts, this book is never to be studied lightly and can not be read in a week or even a month a course in miracles online retreats There’s text, a workbook for students and a manual for teachers. I had the sudden urge to fling the book across the space because I was deeply and profoundly afraid. I instinctively understood that once I began looking over this book , I was going to have to improve and was I ready for the journey ahead?
My favorite movie is “The Matrix “.The key character Neo is searching for the answer to the matrix. He understands the matrix exists but he doesn’t know what it is. The person with the answer , Morpheus, contacts Neo and offers the ability for truth by providing Neo a choice 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 choice, Morpheus cautions Neo which should he pick the red pill , he can never get back to the life span he have been living.
” A Course in Miracles ” may be the red pill. Do I read it and change everything I know about the 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. Could it be too late to take the blue pill ?
Sharon Joseph’s love of words is surpassed by her love of people. Sharon guides people to get in touch using their higher selves to identify their life purpose, their desire for living, and grow their personal power.No comments