A Really Brief History of a Program in Miracles

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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.

While most of us have now been mentioned to think that prayer involves asking to God to help, save your self, fix issues and carry us points in this world, that is not the case prayer nor their purpose. Prayer in A Course in Wonders (ACIM) is very different and really beautiful. More than a song, it is wondrous trade of Enjoy and thanks between God and His Masterpieces that employs the forgiveness process to fix the mind before the Prayer Music is all that remains. It’s the solution home so knowledge correct prayer, and forgiveness, is worth the time in retraining the mind.

Prayer is exchanging (sharing) a Music of Love and Generation or judgments of the vanity predicated on that which you ask for (agree with) in the mind. There is no different way. In the Program, the mind (content) is separate between Lord and the confidence; and you are picking constantly with a side as reason for effect.

Forms (all things of the world) are miscreations highlighting the ego’s judgmental believed system. We’ve made it up (miscreated this world) and can give it up any time by repairing your head (forgiveness). Correct prayer requires this correction of your brain as Lord has nothing related to forms.

What Prayer is Not:

Since you are always determining, what you request once you hope is what counts. Whenever you plead in prayer to possess God repair a questionnaire problem with another variety issue, you’re asking the vanity mind for support (not God). These forms and needs are deemed more crucial than God’s Love which will stay concealed to their education you select the illusion.

All additional things (forms) are needs. Other labels are wants, desires, status, problems, sickness, human enjoy (special relationships), gifts and targets these days, etc. They are that which you pick as alternatives for God’s Enjoy and the confidence will distort the goal of prayer by with them to help expand the illusion. Therefore, prayer can not be about “forms” or “needs” in virtually any way.