This innocuous book stumbled on my attention in 2005 and it’s passed through my hands many times since. I had no inclination to peruse its contents for I had 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 guide fair, my hand yet again fell on “A Course in Miracles “.By now, I had secured a divorce from my husband but was still working with the fallout. As I grasped the book, I became very thoughtful and calm. That which was it about this book that invoked feelings I hadn’t experienced really number of years? My hand clung to the book refusing to place it down. Realizing that this is a sign that I had better take a closer look, I made a pot of tea and sat in the best reading chair. With great curiosity, I centered on the blue hardcover and read “A Course in Miracles, a foundation for inner peace.” Wow. That was a pretty bold statement but okay, I chose to bite. Going for a deep breath, I pondered probably the most obvious question: What IS the building blocks for inner peace? This book instantly opened an old wound and it’d better have the solution to healing.
“A Course in Miracles” is true that, a course. Written in three parts, this book is not to be studied lightly and can not be read in a week or even a month. There’s text, a workbook for students, and an information for teachers. I had a sudden urge to fling the book across the room because I was deeply and profoundly afraid. I instinctively understood that after I began scanning this book, acim spotify I would definitely have to change, and was I ready for the journey ahead?
The best movie is “The Matrix “.The key character Neo is looking for the solution to the matrix. He understands the matrix exists but he doesn’t understand what it is. The person with the solution, Morpheus, contacts Neo and offers the chance for truth by giving Neo an option between going for a blue pill or even a red pill. Take the blue pill and remain ignorant or take the red pill and find the solution to the matrix. Before he reaches for his pill of choice, Morpheus cautions Neo that will he choose the red pill, he is able to never go back to the life he had been living.
“A Course in Miracles” is the red pill. Do I read it and change everything I know 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?