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 mentioned to believe that prayer requires asking to Lord to simply help, save your self, repair issues and bring people points in this world, that’s incorrect prayer nor their purpose. Prayer in A Course in Wonders (ACIM) is quite various and really beautiful. Higher than a track, it is wondrous exchange of Love and thanks between God and His Creations that engages the forgiveness process to fix the mind before the Prayer Music is all that remains. It’s the solution house therefore knowledge correct prayer, and forgiveness, may be worth the amount of time in retraining the mind.
Prayer is trading (sharing) a Track of Love and Formation or judgments of the pride centered on what you ask for (agree with) in the mind. There is number different way. In the Course, your brain (content) is separate between Lord and the pride; and you’re selecting constantly with an area as reason for effect.
Forms (all points of this world) are miscreations reflecting the ego’s judgmental believed system. We’ve made it up (miscreated that world) and can give it down anytime by solving your brain (forgiveness). Correct prayer needs this modification of the mind as Lord has nothing related to forms.
What Prayer is Maybe not:
When you are always determining, everything you look for whenever you pray is what counts. Whenever you plead in prayer to possess God resolve a form trouble with another type problem, you’re wondering the ego brain for support (not God). Those types and wants are considered more important than God’s Love that may remain concealed to the amount you choose the illusion.
All outside things (forms) are needs. Different brands are needs, needs, status, problems, vomiting, human enjoy (special relationships), gifts and goals nowadays, etc. They’re what you choose as substitutes for God’s Love and the vanity can pose the objective of prayer by using them to help the illusion. Thus, prayer cannot be about “forms” or “needs” in any way.