A Program in Wonders – Basis For Internal PeaceMarch 12, 2022
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 acim. 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.
Prayer is changing (sharing) a Music of Love and Development or judgments of the vanity centered on that which you require (agree with) in the mind. There is number other way. In the Program, your head (content) is separate between Lord and the confidence; and you are choosing all the time with a side as cause for effect.
Forms (all points with this world) are miscreations sending the ego’s judgmental believed system. We’ve made it up (miscreated that world) and may give it up anytime by solving your brain (forgiveness). Correct prayer needs that correction of your brain as God has nothing to do with forms.
What Prayer is Perhaps not:
When you are usually determining, that which you require when you hope is what counts. When you plead in prayer to have Lord repair an application trouble with another sort issue, you’re asking the ego brain for help (not God). Those forms and wants are regarded more important than God’s Enjoy which will remain concealed to their education you choose the illusion.
All additional things (forms) are needs. Different brands are wants, needs, status, problems, sickness, human love (special relationships), presents and goals in this world, etc. They’re that which you choose as substitutes for God’s Enjoy and the confidence will pose the objective of prayer by with them to help expand the illusion. Therefore, prayer can’t be about “forms” or “needs” in any way.