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Manifesting What You Need

Is it not possible that all your problems have been solved, but you have removed yourself from the solution? (T-17.VII.2)

The world you see is a projection of your own mind. The problems you think you have, the holes you feel need to be filled, the lacks that you want to be supplied – these are not real, but projections of a mind that lives in the lack of its Self. They are the manifestations of not experiencing yourself as you are – One with God, whole and complete and eternal.

When you commune with God daily, while meditating as well as throughout the day, you know you have everything. You feel this within yourself and this shows up as a manifestation of whatever you need. It is not God who solves your problems or supplies your lack. But your conscious connection with God results in a perception of wholeness.

When you look to the world to make you feel whole you are confusing cause and effect. The world is the effect of your mind, not the cause of you. It is ironic that when you feel …

Love

Human love is experienced as a physical sensation in the chest and/or stomach of the body. In the chest, you may experience a sensation of warmth or burning or expanding or fullness. (This is probably why we associate the heart with love). In your abdomen there may be a warmth or a tickling or a sensation of being pulled toward the loved one. There is often a strong urge to touch or to take a loved one into your arms and feel them against your chest and abdomen. Human love is an extreme feeling of affection that bonds you with another.

When you experience God’s love you may initially have a soaring sensation in your chest. But then it lifts you out of the body and liberates you from all form. You feel limitless and complete. When you return to experiencing a body you may have an ecstatic urge to embrace everyone. All of God is One; so in God peace, joy and love are experiences that are simultaneous and interchangeable.

Human love and the bonds it creates is a mere shadow of God’s love a…

Detachment

The structure of "individual consciousness" is essentially irrelevant because it is a concept representing the "original error" or the "original sin." To study the error itself does not lead to correction, if you are indeed to succeed in overlooking the error. And it is just this process of overlooking at which the course aims. (C-in.1)

Awareness of dreaming is the real function of God's teachers. They watch the dream figures come and go, shift and change, suffer and die. Yet they are not deceived by what they see. They recognize that to behold a dream figure as sick and separate is no more real than to regard it as healthy and beautiful. Unity alone is not a thing of dreams. And it is this God's teachers acknowledge as behind the dream, beyond all seeming and yet surely theirs. (M-12.6)

Most students are fantastic at recognizing when they or others are coming from ego. They can get really good at understanding the true motivation (some form of fear…

Do You Feel Worthy of Peace?

Once, I informally mentored a student of the Course who claimed to never have time to do the lessons. She never read the Course on her own and she kept her life packed and busy. She stubbornly refused to work with me or anyone else to find ways to simplify her mornings so she could read and do the lessons. She refused to get up 15 minutes earlier claiming she hardly got the sleep she needed as it was. She would claim her life was all the better for studying the Course (in a study group), but she continued to have a lot of drama and stress. I can only imagine what her life was like before she became a student!

Finally, I suggested to her that she felt unworthy of the peace that would come if she truly put the Course into practice. Students create obstacles to studying the Course for different reasons: Feelings of unworthiness, fear of God, a sense of sacrifice, etc. I based my sense her obstacle was feelings of unworthiness because of other things going on in her life. Primarily, she co…