This information begins a string on which A Course in Miracles (ACIM) means when it speaks of the “miracle” and the “mind.” While most students can cite definitions from the Course, understanding the non-dualistic meaning within the knowledge of dualism takes some time to understand and apply. It’s only with the gentle guidance of the Holy Spirit that individuals can achieve this unlearning-learning process. Correction is in your head of the perceiver and not through forms as true choice is between listening two voices: God or the ego. Claims to be of a “miracle mind” is really the ego, forgiveness-to-destroy and spiritual specialness. The ego speaks first and the loudest. Love is quiet; and love is expressed nowadays through right-minded forgiveness.
Spiritual specialness is from the unconscious arrogance of the ego wrong mind which believes it’s in competition with God. Since we’re all the same, we’re actually competing with everyone constantly until we learn this lesson. All conflict arises from the notion of competition. Spiritual specialness makes some relationships holy and others not as the ego’s agenda is that individuals don’t understand that the point given anything is in your head from choosing with God or the ego. To restore our decision making ability is the idea of the Course.
The ego’s voice, which we mistakenly believe is the Holy Spirit, contains no humility nor dependence on God. Rather, it’s the voice to be self-created, i.e., the authority problem. Most of us have confusion regarding mcdougal of our existence (ego or God) and the difference between form (illusion) and content (mind where correction take place). To be miracle-minded, we can’t be in conflict on any level for the right-mind itself is conflict-free. There’s a distinction between right-miracle-minded and the miracle mind of the ego.
We have no honesty once we use spiritual specialness as we assert we’re more holy, more chosen by God than another. This is a defense against the opposite and we are discussing this subject in greater depth in subsequent article. Being more chosen is the antithesis of the Course’s message.
To keep this discussion, let’s start with some word symbol definitions. We will look at both ego definition and the Course’s definition. Only the ego is fully definable because it’s limitation itself. Perceived lack through projected forms (illusions) leads straight to spiritual specialness.
The Ego’s Miracle:
In the dictionary, the term symbol definition for “miracle” is: “A surprising or welcome event that’s not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.” The meaning for “agency” is, “An organization with several parties.”
This is a perfect example wherein two separate parties, the ego god and its version of the vengeful God, compete for forms within the dualistic illusion whilst the “divine agency.” This is the reason forms don’t need correction but alternatively your head that perceives this silliness is in need of correction. Asking the ego god for magic event (to replace a form with a form) distorts prayer and the Son forgets who He is. The ego becomes mcdougal of the Son’s existence and spiritual specialness takes root wherein the Son who is choosing the ego, competes with God to create himself special to have noticed by God. As long as we don’t look at this, we remain a prisoner of this world.
A typical mistake so you can get noticed here by God is to think that changing our mind will change our life (forms, bodies, behaviors, relationships, etc.). Based on the ego, if we have a great life, we avoid punishment but you’ll find so many versions (forms) of a great life so that’s saturated in judgment. Again, changing forms make error real since it applies judgment that one form is way better while condemning another.
There’s no life outside of Heaven. Purpose is in your head; and our life’s purpose is to understand and practice forgiveness if we should be miracle-minded. Peace, or inner peace, is about content and not form best acim podcast. It’s from choosing what is not of this world (the right-minded content of the Holy Sprit) which can be the real miracle-mind within the illusory world. The miracle is just a shift in perception and not a shift in form (illusion).
The Course’s Miracle:
In the Course, the term symbol definition for “miracle” is quite long as a result of what all magic accomplishes. We’ve referenced some aspects but to fully understand the miracle, spend time and willingness to unlearn the ego version and learn the ACIM version by starting with Chapter 1: The Meaning of Miracles. Additionally, Kenneth Wapnick has written a guide called, “The 50 Miracle Principles of A Course in Miracles.” For the objective of this brief article, it’s sufficient for us to add the following in to the discussion:
“The miracle forgives; the ego damns (C-2.10). Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only correction since it has no component of judgment at all (T-2.V.A). Wholeness is the perception content of miracles. Thus they correct, or atone for, the faulty perception of lack (T-1.I.41). Miracles arise from a miraculous state of mind, or state of miracle readiness (T-1.I.43). Miracles are an expression of inner awareness of Christ and acceptance of His Atonement (T-1.I.44).”
The Ego’s Mind:
In the dictionary, the term symbol definition for “mind” is: “The component of an individual that enables them to keep yourself updated of these world and their experiences, to consider and to feel, the intelligence and brains, reasoning and judgment.” Intelligence is just a key point which reveals the option being made out of the ego wrong mind.
Intelligence is defined as, “The capacity to acquire knowledge and skills, intellect, judgment and reasoning.” Intelligence makes the world real (error real) by applying judgment that one form is preferable to another. If we look back at the Course’s definition for the miracle, “Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only correction since it has no component of judgment at all (T-2.V.A).
How quickly intelligence gets used as a system through spiritual specialness to compete with God is astounding. We believe we’re following Holy Spirit’s guidance when it is really the ego god. For example, everywhere we use intelligence to handle other people’s issues which really is a blame projection. You will find no “other people’s issues” unless we first rely on separation and differences and desire to see our repressed guilt in another. Everyone and everything is a part of our mind. Further, to claim it’s our job to handle or correct other’s issues take specialness to an even more arrogant level of being chosen by God. We are literally saying with this ego that individuals may do the Holy Spirit’s job much better than Him which removes a billboard sign announcing our direct competition with God. It uses, “I’m much better than you” forgiveness-to-destroy, probably the most massive in separation between God and our brothers.
The intellect can also be to blame behind our need to develop a curriculum of teaching the Course through retreats and workshops for money. In other words, we are now saying the Course’s curriculum by Jesus is insufficient and we could do better. We try this because we do not understand the Course’s point that individuals are all unhealed healers attempting to complete what we cannot do for ourselves and thus why we need the Voice for God. This is another point to be discussed in a future article. Very, hardly any are right-minded enough to allow Holy Spirit lead the way because most believe they are in competition with God and others.
Nowhere does any of this mean that we might not require boundaries with ego’s crossing the line with spiritual specialness. Actually, it’s unkind not to have boundaries when spiritual specialness gets control of since it contains such massive arrogance of someone believing they are much better than another. Competition makes egos act incredibly vengeful due to the total belief in lack.
The Course’s Mind:
In the Course, the term symbol definition for “mind” is, “The activating agent of spirit, supplying its creative energy (C-1.1).” This is broken into, “Right-mindedness which refers to the Holy Spirit, forgives the world, and through Christ’s vision sees the real world in its place (C-1.5); and wrong-mindedness which listens to the ego and makes illusions (C-1.6). Nowadays, the only remaining freedom is the freedom of preference; always between two choices or two voices (C-1.7).”
As Kenneth Wapnick once said, “Love is quiet and do not need to make assertions.” The miracle-minded recognize that prayer is to ask to learn to forgive first in order that true prayer is released back in song. Our goal is to be miracle-minded with the real miracle mind of the Holy Spirit right-mind and that’s only through choice. The ability of decision is your one remaining freedom as a prisoner of this world You are able to choose to see right (T-12.VII.9).