This innocuous book stumbled on my attention in 2005 and it has passed through my hands several 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 man 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 this time around, I had secured a course in miracles spotify a divorce from my husband but was still dealing with the fallout. As I grasped the book, I became very thoughtful and calm. That which was it about that 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 an indication that I had better take a closer look, I made a cup of tea and sat in my favorite reading chair. With great curiosity, I centered on the blue hardcover and read “A Course in Miracles, a basis for inner peace.” Wow. That was a pretty bold statement but okay, I chose to bite. Having a deep breath, I pondered the most obvious question: What IS the inspiration for inner peace? This book instantly opened a classic 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 not to be used lightly and can not be read in weekly or possibly a month. There is text, a workbook for students and an information for teachers. I had the sudden urge to fling the book across the space because I was deeply and profoundly afraid. I instinctively understood that once I started looking over this book, I would definitely have to improve and was I ready for the journey ahead?
My favorite movie is “The Matrix “.The key character Neo is searching for 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 ability for truth by providing Neo an option between having a blue pill or even 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 which should he select the red pill, they can never return to the life span he have been living.
“A Course in Miracles” may be the red pill. Do I read it and change everything I learn about the entire world 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?