Some people come to a meeting with a set agenda of what they want out of the Course, which is always some kind of pathway to enlightenment, or connection to God. This is the path of the ego because it comes along with your own rules and regulations of what to expect and how it should play out. But the Course says the only path is through other people, not reading and meditation. So if you attend a meeting of A Course in Miracles, or any other spiritual course, and a bothersome person keeps making themselves the center of attention, instead of walking out or vowing never to come back, why not instead realize that this disruption was created just for you. A disruptive person can be the quickest way to enlightenment as they give you a perfect shortcut to see God where God truly is – in the agitator. The pathway to enlightenment is through others and others all have issues – just like you! When you feel upset, it means own ego has taken over your thinking and feeling processes. As always, your ego brings confusion and upset, convincing you that it is coming from the other person. The truth is, what you see in the other person is what you see in yourself, so if you reverse your decision and choose to look at another’s struggle as identical as your own, you are well on your pathway to enlightenment.
Please note: IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO READ THE BOOK OR HAVE ANY PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF A COURSE IN MIRACLES TO PARTICIPATE AND ADVANCE SPIRITUALLY THROUGH OUR DISCUSSIONS. Yes, the Course is that powerful and is one of the few spiritual practices where you are given a step-by-step guide to realizing your true self; knowing – and more importantly feeling -- that God is inside you. Together let’s explore what these affirmations mean and how we can significantly improve our lives. Come find out how
For those who do want to study this topic in the book or online, please refer to the Text, Chapter 8, The Journey Back, sections I through III which in my book begins on page 138. Also look at the Table of Contents of all the lessons in the Workbook for Students and skim them to see how many lessons apply to this premise.
A NOTE ABOUT THE COURSE...
Please note that although the word "Course" is in the title, you do not have to sign up for a series. Each meeting is an entity unto its own, so please come join us at any time. The cost of each individual class is $15, however if you pay for four classes in advance, it is $12. The advance dates you pay for do not have to be consecutive dates.