This innocuous book came to my attention in 2005 and it’s passed through my hands several times since. I’d no inclination to peruse its contents for I’d ceased to believe 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 once more fell on “A Course in Miracles “.By this time, I’d secured a divorce from my husband but was still working with the fallout. As I grasped the book, I became very thoughtful and calm. What 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 is a sign that I’d better have a closer look, I made a pot of tea and sat in my favorite reading chair. With great curiosity, I dedicated to the blue hardcover and read “A Course in Miracles, a base for inner peace.” Wow. Which was quite a bold statement but okay, I decided to bite. Having a deep breath, I pondered the absolute most obvious question: What IS the building blocks for inner peace? This book instantly opened an old wound and it had 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 used lightly and can not be read in weekly or perhaps a month. There’s text, a workbook for students, and a manual for teachers. I’d a sudden urge to fling the book across the space because I was deeply and profoundly afraid. I instinctively understood that when I began looking over this book, I was going to have to alter, and was I ready for the journey ahead?
My favorite movie is “The Matrix “.The main character Neo is searching for the solution to the matrix. He understands the matrix exists but he doesn’t know very well what it is. The man with the solution, Morpheus, contacts Neo and offers the opportunity for truth by giving Neo a selection 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 solution to the matrix. Before he reaches for his pill of choice, best acim spotify Morpheus cautions Neo which should he pick the red pill, he can never return to the life span he have been living.
“A Course in Miracles” could be the red pill. Do I read it and change everything I know about the 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. Could it be too late to take the blue pill?