A Program In Wonders


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I want to thank Jason, and everyone at the Monastery again for welcoming me with such openness. I’m still amazed that I was granted this opportunity to see shining examples of the teachings of A Course in Miracles, and for the first time in a long while, I do not feel alone.

Part of me wanted to stay longer, but beneath that desire was the thought that I would be doing so for the wrong reason; as a way to avoid my problems. The stronger feeling was, and is, that my travels will continue.

Before I left, Jason asked if I had had any insights acim. What I’m about to share was not yet clear at that time; only on the drive away did it coalesce.

That morning, several lines from a Vance Joy song kept running through my head, “I never should have told you, never should have let you see inside. Don’t want it troubling your mind, won’t you let it be?” This confused me as I could not think of anything that I had said that I felt regret for.

Eventually, the phrase, “don’t want it troubling your mind” stood out. This reminded me that the most prominent fear I had in coming to the Monastery was that I would somehow interfere with its residents’ peace of mind, simply by my presence alone. This belief that I could negatively affect other people’s state of mind has been with me for many years, and has colored many of my past experiences and relationships.

This fear left my awareness soon after I arrived. On the drive away it rose again, but I remembered David saying in one of his videos that minds cannot attack. I cried and laughed, and now feel as if the belief is being (has been?) released.

There are other things that happened that felt important, but I can’t think of them right now.

While most of us have now been raised to think that prayer involves asking to God to help, save yourself, correct problems and carry people points in this world, that is incorrect prayer or their purpose. Prayer in A Course in Wonders (ACIM) is fairly different and really beautiful. Higher than a song, it’s wondrous trade of Love and thanks between Lord and His Designs that engages the forgiveness method to correct your head before Prayer Track is all that remains. It’s the solution home therefore knowledge true prayer, and forgiveness, may be worth the amount of time in retraining the mind.

Prayer is changing (sharing) a Track of Love and Formation or judgments of the confidence predicated on that which you look for (agree with) in the mind. There’s no different way. In the Course, the mind (content) is separate between Lord and the ego; and you are selecting constantly with an area as cause for effect.

Types (all points of the world) are miscreations sending the ego’s judgmental thought system. We’ve caused it to be up (miscreated that world) and can give it down anytime by fixing your head (forgiveness). True prayer requires this correction of your head as Lord has nothing related to forms.

What Prayer is Maybe not:

Since you are always determining, everything you look for whenever you hope is what counts. When you plead in prayer to own Lord repair an application trouble with yet another sort issue, you are wondering the vanity mind for support (not God). These forms and wants are deemed more important than God’s Enjoy that’ll remain hidden to the degree you select the illusion.

All outside points (forms) are needs. Different labels are wants, needs, position, problems, vomiting, individual enjoy (special relationships), presents and targets in this world, etc. They are that which you select as replacements for God’s Love and the ego will overlook the goal of prayer by with them to help expand the illusion. Thus, prayer can’t be about “forms” or “needs” in just about any way.

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