Law of Cause and Influence in A Program in Wonders
I want to thank Jason, and everyone at the Monastery again for welcoming me with such openness. I’m still amazed that I was granted this opportunity to see shining examples of the teachings of A Course in Miracles, and for the first time in a long while, I do not feel alone.
Part of me wanted to stay longer, but beneath that desire was the thought that I would be doing so for the wrong reason; as a way to avoid my problems. The stronger feeling was, and is, that my travels will continue.
Before I left, Jason asked if I had had any insights. What I’m about to share was not yet clear at that time; only on the drive away did it coalesce.
That morning, several lines from a Vance Joy song kept running through my head, “I never should have told you, never should have let you see inside. Don’t want it troubling your mind, won’t you let it be?” This confused me as I could not think of anything that I had said that I felt regret for.
Eventually, the phrase, “don’t want it troubling your mind” stood out. This reminded me that the most prominent fear I had in coming to the Monastery was that I would somehow interfere with its residents’ peace of mind, simply by my presence alone. This belief that I could negatively affect other people’s state of mind has been with me for many years, and has colored many of my past experiences and relationships.
This fear left my awareness soon after I arrived. On the drive away it rose again, but I remembered David saying in one of his videos that minds cannot attack. I cried and laughed, and now feel as if the belief is being (has been?) released.
There are other things that happened that felt important, but I can’t think of them right now.
From the time I first turned conscious of the regal and awe-inspiring presence of Lord, I’ve enjoyed studying several wonderful religious operates such as the Bible (my favorite components will be the Sermon on the Mount and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. Do not require come close to the greatness of a Program in Miracles. Studying it having an start brain and heart, your doubts and difficulties clean away. You feel aware of a splendid enjoy heavy within you – greater than what you knew before. The long run starts to look so bright for you personally and your liked ones. You are feeling passion for every one including those you formerly have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are extremely strong and at times toss you down balance only a little, but it’s worth it: A Program in Miracles introduces one to a love so calm, therefore powerful and so general – you’ll question how therefore many of the world’s religions, whose intention is allegedly an identical knowledge, got therefore off track.
I would like to claim here to any Religious who feels that his church’s teachings don’t really satisfy his hunger to learn a kind, merciful and warm Lord, but is relatively scared to see the Course because of others’ claims that it is unpredictable with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I have read the gospels many times and I assure you that the Program in Miracles is wholly in line with Jesus’ teachings while he was on earth. Don’t anxiety the fanatical defenders of exclusionist dogma – these poor people think themselves to be the sole carriers of Jesus’ message, and the sole kinds worth his blessings, while other will go to hell. A Course in Miracles shows Jesus’ true meaning: unconditional passion for *all people*. While he was on the planet, Jesus believed to choose a tree by their fruit. So provide it a take to and see how a fruits that ripen in your life taste. When they taste poor, you are able to reject A Class in Miracles. But if they style as special as mine do, and the countless other correct seekers who are finding A Program in Wonders to be nothing less when compared to a heavenly prize, then congratulations – and may your heart always be abundantly filled up with peaceful, supportive joy.