Topics are teachings from "A Course in Miracles"
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Course Says Its Required
The goal of the curriculum, regardless of the teacher you choose, is KNOW THYSELF. There is nothing else to learn. To learn this course requires willingness to question EVERY value that you hold. Not one can be kept hidden and obscure, but it will jeopardize your learning. NO belief is neutral; every one has the power to dictate each decision you make. For a decision is a CONCLUSION, based on EVERYTHING that you believe. MORE
Who You Are
God did not make the body, because it is destructible, and therefore not of the Kingdom. The body is the symbol of the WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE. It is clearly a separation device, and therefore does not exist. More
The creation of the Soul itself has already been perfectly accomplished, but the creation BY Souls has not.The confusion between your own creation and what you create is so profound that it has literally become impossible to know anything, because knowledge is always stable. It is quite evident that human beings are not. Nevertheless, they are perfectly stable as God created them..... MORE
You Are the Dreamer in World of Dreams
You, the one who makes them, does NOT see yourself as making them, and your reality does NOT depend on yourself. Whatever cause they have is something quite APART from you, and what you see is SEPARATE from your mind. You CANNOT doubt your dreams’ reality BECAUSE you do not see the part you play in MAKING them, and MAKING them seem real.
No Dream Without Body
The ultimate purpose of the body is to render itself unnecessary. Learning to do this is the only real reason for its creation. The body is the symbol of the WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE. It is clearly a separation device, and therefore does not exist. The body is the central figure in the dreaming of the world. There IS no dream without it, nor does it exist without the dream, in which it acts as if it were a person, to be seen and be believed.
The Dynamics of the Ego
What is the ego? Who has need to ask? Where is the ego? Who has need to seek for an illusion now that dreams are gone? The ego IS the belief of the mind that it is completely on its own. The ego is NOT the self. The ego is nothing more than a PART of your belief about yourselves.
What is Death?
There IS no death, but there IS a belief in death. The “reality” of death is firmly rooted in the belief that God’s Son is a body. And if God created bodies, death would indeed be real.
Laws of World
Your gods do not BRING chaos; you are ENDOWING them with chaos, and accepting it OF them.Here are the laws that rule the world you made. And yet they govern nothing, and need NOT be broken; merely looked upon and gone beyond.
The mind that sees illusions thinks them real. They have existence in that they are thoughts. It is the mind that interprets the eyes’ messages and gives them “meaning.” And this meaning does not exist in the world outside at all. By definition, an illusion is an attempt to make something real that is regarded as of major importance, but is recognized as being untrue.
Salvation and It's Secret
The term “salvation” does NOT apply to the Soul, which is not in danger and does not need to be salvaged. Salvation is for the mind, and it is attained through peace. This is the only thing that CAN be saved, and the ONLY way to save it. Any response OTHER than love, arises from a confusion about the “what” and the “how” of salvation. And this is the ONLY answer.