This innocuous book stumbled on my attention in 2005 and it’s passed through my hands repeatedly since. I had no inclination to peruse its contents for I had ceased to think 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 man as un-Godly as anyone could be.
In 2007, while packing some books as donations for a book fair, my hand once more fell on “A Course in Miracles “.By this time, I had secured a divorce from my husband but was still working with the fallout. As I grasped the book, I became very thoughtful and calm. That which was it about this book that invoked feelings I hadn’t experienced in a very long time? My hand clung to the book refusing to place it down. Realizing that this is an indicator that I had better take a closer look, I made a cup of tea and sat in my personal favorite reading chair. With great curiosity, I focused on the blue hardcover and read “A Course in Miracles, a foundation for inner peace.” Wow. That was a fairly bold statement but okay, I chose to bite. Going for 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 clear answer to healing.
“A Course in Miracles” holds true that, a course. Written in three parts, this book is not to be used lightly and can’t be read in per week or perhaps a month best acim spotify. There’s text, a workbook for students, and a guide for teachers. I had a sudden urge to fling the book across the space because I was deeply and profoundly afraid. I instinctively understood that when I started scanning this book, I was going to have to alter, and was I ready for the journey ahead?
The best movie is “The Matrix “.The key character Neo is looking for the clear answer to the matrix. He understands the matrix exists but he doesn’t know very well what it is. The person with the clear answer, Morpheus, contacts Neo and offers the ability for truth giving Neo an option between going for a blue pill or a red pill. Take the blue pill and remain ignorant or take the red pill and find the clear answer to the matrix. Before he reaches for his pill of preference, Morpheus cautions Neo which should he select 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 learn 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?