Hate comes from the ego. There are only two thought systems in our lives; our Holiness and our ego. Since none of our hateful or judgmental thoughts can come from God, they must come from the ego. According to the Course, the ego’s motto is “Kill or be Killed.” Of course this doesn’t mean literally kill, but the ego wants us to be right 100% of the time. In order for that to happen, we must judge, put-down and even hate the other. This runs the gamut from condemning a whole group of people to the clumsy person in front of us at the grocery store. This doesn’t mean we condemn ourselves when we have these feelings, as that would just be hating ourselves. Instead we accept them, learn from them and eventually stop having them.
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 close you already are.
For those who do want to study this topic in the book or online, please refer to the Text, Chapter 4, Section II The Ego and False Autonomy and Section III Love Without Conflict which in my edition are from pages 56 – 62. Also in the Workbook for Students, Lesson 5 – I am never upset for the reason I think, which in my edition is on page 8.
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.