This innocuous book came to my attention in 2005 and it has passed through my hands several times since. I’d no inclination to peruse its contents for I’d ceased to think in miracles. In 2005, I was cursing God for abandoning me. I was using all my energy to stave off the hell I descended into 15 years earlier by marrying a person as un-Godly as anyone could be.
In 2007, while packing some books as donations for a book fair, my hand once more fell on “A Course in Miracles “.By this time around, I’d secured a divorce from my husband but was still coping with the fallout. As I grasped the book, I became very thoughtful and calm. The thing that was it about any of it book that invoked feelings I hadn’t experienced really long time? My hand clung to the book refusing to put it down. Realizing that this was a sign that I’d better have a closer look, I made a pot of tea and sat in the best reading chair. With great curiosity, I focused on the blue hardcover and read “A Course in Miracles, a basis for inner peace.” Wow. That was a fairly bold statement but okay, I chose to bite. Going for a deep breath, I pondered the most obvious question: What IS the inspiration for inner peace? This book instantly opened a vintage wound and it’d better have the answer to healing.
“A Course in Miracles” is really that, a course. Written in three parts, this book is never to be used lightly and can’t be read in a week or even a month un curso de milagros preguntas y respuestas. There is text, a workbook for students and a manual for teachers. I’d the sudden urge to fling the book across the space because I was deeply and profoundly afraid. I instinctively understood that when I began scanning this book, I was going to have to improve and was I ready for the journey ahead?
My personal favorite movie is “The Matrix “.The key character Neo is trying to find the answer to the matrix. He understands the matrix exists but he doesn’t understand what it is. The person with the answer, Morpheus, contacts Neo and offers the chance for truth giving Neo a choice between taking a blue pill or perhaps a red pill. Take the blue pill and remain ignorant or take the red pill and find the answer to the matrix. Before he reaches for his pill of choice, Morpheus cautions Neo that should he choose the red pill, they can never go back to living he had been living.
“A Course in Miracles” is the red pill. Do I read it and change everything I find out about the planet and myself or do I take the blue pill and make “A Course in Miracles” book fair fodder?
As I choke down the red pill, I flip to Lesson 1 of 365 in the workbook for students and promptly read, “Nothing I see in this room means anything “.Oh dear. Is it too late to take the blue pill?