This informative article begins a string on what A Course in Miracles (ACIM) means when it speaks of the “miracle” and the “mind.” Some students can cite definitions from the Course, understanding the non-dualistic meaning within the ability of dualism does take time to master and apply. It is only with the gentle guidance of the Holy Spirit that individuals can make this happen unlearning-learning process. Correction is only 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 in this world 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 yet, we’re actually competing with everyone all the time until we learn this lesson. All conflict arises from the idea of competition. Spiritual specialness makes some relationships holy and others not since 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 take back our decision making ability is the point of the Course.
The ego’s voice, which we mistakenly believe could be 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 not be in conflict on any level for the right-mind itself is conflict-free. There’s a difference between right-miracle-minded and the miracle mind of the ego.
We have no honesty whenever we use spiritual specialness once we assert we’re more holy, more chosen by God than another. This can be a defense against the contrary and we are discussing this subject in greater depth in subsequent article. Being more chosen could be the antithesis of the Course’s message.
To carry on this discussion, let’s start with some word symbol definitions. We shall look at the 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 directly to spiritual specialness.
The Ego’s Miracle:
In the dictionary, the phrase 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 job of a divine agency.” The meaning for “agency” is, “An organization with two or more parties.”
This can be a perfect example wherein two separate parties, the ego god and its version of the vengeful God, compete for forms within the dualistic illusion since the “divine agency.” For this reason forms don’t need correction but instead your head that perceives this silliness is in need of correction. Asking the ego god for a miracle event (to replace an application 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’s choosing the ego, competes with God to produce himself special to obtain noticed by God. So long as we don’t look at this, we remain a prisoner of this world.
A typical mistake to get noticed here by God is to trust that changing our mind will change our life (forms, bodies, behaviors, relationships, etc.). According to the ego, if we have a great life, we avoid punishment but there are numerous versions (forms) of a great life so that’s high in judgment. Again, changing forms make error real since it applies judgment that certain form is way better while condemning another.
There’s no life beyond Heaven. Purpose is in your head; and our life’s purpose is to master and practice forgiveness when we are to be miracle-minded a course in miracles authors. Peace, or inner peace, is approximately content and not form. It is from choosing what’s not of this world (the right-minded content of the Holy Sprit) which will be the actual miracle-mind within the illusory world. The miracle is just a shift in perception and not really a shift in form (illusion).
The Course’s Miracle:
In the Course, the phrase symbol definition for “miracle” is fairly long due to what all a miracle accomplishes. We’ve referenced some aspects but to fully understand the miracle, spend some 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 purpose of this brief article, it’s sufficient for people to add these in to the discussion:
“The miracle forgives; the ego damns (C-2.10). Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only correction since it has no section of judgment at all (T-2.V.A). Wholeness could be the perception content of miracles. Thus they correct, or atone for, the faulty perception of lack (T-1.I.41). Miracles arise from the 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 phrase symbol definition for “mind” is: “The section of a person that enables them to be aware 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 with the ego wrong mind.
Intelligence is defined as, “The capacity to acquire knowledge and skills, intellect, judgment and reasoning.” Intelligence makes the entire world real (error real) through the use of judgment that certain form surpasses another. When we look back at the Course’s definition for the miracle, “Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only correction since it has no section of judgment at all (T-2.V.A).
How quickly intelligence gets used as a system through spiritual specialness to contend with God is astounding. We believe we’re following Holy Spirit’s guidance if it is really the ego god. For instance, everywhere we use intelligence to control other people’s issues which really is a blame projection. You can find no “other people’s issues” unless we first believe in separation and differences and wish to see our repressed guilt in another. Everyone and everything is an integral part of our mind. Further, to claim it’s our job to control or correct other’s issues take specialness to a much more arrogant level to be chosen by God. We’re literally saying with your ego that individuals may do the Holy Spirit’s job a lot better than Him which removes a billboard sign announcing our direct competition with God. It uses, “I’m a lot better than you” forgiveness-to-destroy, the most massive in separation between God and our brothers.
The intellect can also be the culprit 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 are able to do better. We do this because we don’t 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. That is another indicate be discussed in the next article. Very, very few are right-minded enough to allow the Holy Spirit lead the way in which because most believe they are in competition with God and others.
Nowhere does any one of this show that we would not require boundaries with ego’s crossing the line with spiritual specialness. In fact, it’s unkind not to have boundaries when spiritual specialness takes over since it contains such massive arrogance of someone believing they are a lot better than another. Competition makes egos act incredibly vengeful because of the total belief in lack.
The Course’s Mind:
In the Course, the phrase symbol definition for “mind” is, “The activating agent of spirit, supplying its creative energy (C-1.1).” That is broken down into, “Right-mindedness which refers to the Holy Spirit, forgives the entire world, and through Christ’s vision sees actuality in its place (C-1.5); and wrong-mindedness which listens to the ego and makes illusions (C-1.6). These days, the only remaining freedom could be the freedom of preference; always between two choices or two voices (C-1.7).”
As Kenneth Wapnick once said, “Love is quiet and need not make assertions.” The miracle-minded understand that prayer is always to ask to learn to forgive first so that true prayer is released back in song. Our goal is to be miracle-minded with the actual miracle mind of the Holy Spirit right-mind and that’s only through choice. The ability of decision can be your one remaining freedom as a prisoner of this world You can opt to see right (T-12.VII.9).