This innocuous book came to my attention in 2005 and it has passed through my hands many times since. I had no inclination to peruse its contents for I had ceased to trust 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 man as un-Godly as anyone could be.
In 2007, while packing some books as donations for a guide fair, my hand once more 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. The thing that was it about any of it book that invoked feelings I hadn’t experienced in a very number of years? My hand clung to the book refusing to place it down. Realizing that this is an indication that I had better take a closer look, I made a pot of tea and sat in my personal favorite reading chair. With great curiosity, I dedicated to the blue hardcover and read “A Course in Miracles, a foundation for inner peace.” Wow. That has been quite a bold statement but okay, I made a decision to bite. Having a deep breath, I pondered the absolute most obvious question: What IS the inspiration for inner peace? This book instantly opened a classic wound and it’d better have the clear answer to healing.
“A Course in Miracles” holds true that, a course. Written in three parts, this book is to not be taken lightly and can not be read in a week or possibly a month. There’s text, best acim spotify a workbook for students, and a manual for teachers. I had an immediate urge to fling the book across the area because I was deeply and profoundly afraid. I instinctively understood that after I started scanning this book, I would definitely have to change, and was I ready for the journey ahead?
My favorite movie is “The Matrix “.The key character Neo is looking for the clear answer to the matrix. He understands the matrix exists but he doesn’t know very well what it is. The person with the clear answer, Morpheus, contacts Neo and offers the opportunity for truth giving Neo an option between going for a blue pill or perhaps a red pill. Take the blue pill and remain ignorant or take the red pill and find the clear answer to the matrix. Before he reaches for his pill of choice, Morpheus cautions Neo that should he pick the red pill, he can never return 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?