Ask: My rationale for my form of study is that ACIM is a hologram. What do you think?
“…I recently read that the Course is like a hologram (whatever that might be) in the sense that any part of it contains the whole. I've had an unconscious intuition about that and used it as a rationale for studying the Course the way I do - reading books that clarify its essence, not doing the daily lessons, not buying the Jesus connection etc. What do you think?” – ES
The kind of hologram to which you refer is one where a picture is made up of many pictures of the picture itself. For example, if you looked at each individual pixel in the picture you’d see that it is a miniature picture of the picture itself, shaded for its particular part in the macro picture.
It is true that as you become familiar with the themes of A Course in Miracles you will come across phrases, paragraphs, and sections that will make you declare, “Why, that sums up the whole Course!” Perhaps this is what is meant by some that the Course is like a hologram. If you meditated with the Holy Spirit on one of those holographic-like phrases, paragraphs, or sections it could ultimately be the same as meditating on the whole book.
But I’m not sure if that relates to the way that you say that you have been studying the Course. The question is, what is your goal as you study the Course? Is understanding it an end in itself for you? Or do you see studying the Course as a means to an end, such as a better life in the world or inner peace? Integrating the ideas in the Course and practicing its principles in your life are what will bring a transformation in your experience. Merely understanding the Course will only bring you understanding of the Course!
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