Studying Big Blue entails much more than an interpretation of the text. Being 280 Lessons in, I would be so bold as to say that whatever your perception of what The Course would be like, that image will in no way resemble the ensuing magic carpet ride.
My interest in pursuing The Course is as a spiritual one. The first time I saw Caroline Myss speak she said, “Religion is the worst thing that ever happened to God.” She has a strong belief in God, but just like The Course teaches, she sees how words separate us.
I enjoy imagining myself looking down on planet earth from deep in space. Seeing the planet as a whole, rather than one with borders and nationalities, filled with rules and beliefs that create division. Great truths are so simple, and resonate at a soul level. Knowing that we are all more alike than different is one of them. Julie discusses this separation eloquently in her post, The Name of God.
I have been exploring my creative side lately as an expression of my journey into love and into deep healing of old wounds.
My Happy Boxes have been a real joy to work with and have opened the door to a new level of intimacy with my husband as we collaborate on images. He is the photographer and I am the photo editor and designer.
Lesson 268 – Let all things be exactly as they are.
I love this sentiment to let things be exactly as they are. There is a deep wisdom in recognizing how innately our judgements and opinions are woven into each one of our thoughts; both the good and the bad ones. There is a freedom in holding them up like a ripe dandelion to blow away on a cool breeze; a letting go of what no longer serves us.
I am the first to admit that I am no expert in the religions of the world. I read what I can and my interests are varied. I can clearly see base similarities between religions that at first glance seem worlds apart. The teachings of love as the basis of their dogma is powerful, yet the ego mind can corrupt their essence and obliterate the art of forgiveness, acceptance and other core values as nothing more than collateral damage.
This recent Happy Box sums up my feeling on the matter quite concisely:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. – Matin Luther King
Studying A Course in Miracles is an interesting journey down into Alice’s rabbit hole which I have written about in more depth. Absorbing the wisdom, interpreting the biblical style text and applying it to life is a challenge indeed. A challenge I have found to be worth all the effort. I take the time to slow down and live in the present more than I ever used to. I am happier, kinder, more forgiving and have enhanced my ability to love everyone….including myself. I embrace gratitude as my yellow brick road and hope you too have found yours.