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A Course in Miracles is an Experience not an Intellectual Exercise
ACIM is a call 'Wake Up'
A Course in Miracles is an experience rather than an intellectual exercise. It invites us to apply its principles in our daily lives and experience for ourselves in a very practical way what it has to offer.
The course explains that we are each living in our heads believing ourselves to be separate from each other and from God. The world we make up inside our heads is not real but until we snap out of this dream state we are tied to the cycle of death and rebirth.
The dream we live is perpetuated by a construct of our own minds called ego. It is an idea that has gained so much energy that we believe it to be the “I” we think we are. The ego survives and thrives in an environment which keeps us separate from each other and from God. It does this by creating conflict not just without but within giving rise to the split mind.
The ego continuously seeks ways to make us feel defensive. It is by feeling fearful and vulnerable that we feel compelled to defend ourselves. We feed the ego by judging and criticising. Attack begins when we make up the meaning for things in our heads. The meaning we give things is the way we make judgements. Our judgements are the basis for perception and the way we create our illusory world.
ACIM offers a way to 'Wake Up'
The waking up process begins as soon as we start questioning our illusions. The chink in the ego's armour is the idea that absolute truth cannot exist because we have bought into the idea of subjective truth. Absolute truth cannot be perceived because perception in itself is subjective. However there is a way around this and this is the way taught by A Course in Miracles.
It is by reading the course yourself and applying its principles to your life that you experience how to extricate yourself from the world of ego perception and wake up from the dream we call 'reality'.
A Course in Miracles - Principles Explored
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