Riding in My Slipstream
Some of you may be having a reaction to my last two articles about the ego (personal thought system) falling away from this mind. Your response may be like what happens after a higher miracle. What I call a higher miracle is an experience where you either see that the Truth is true, that illusion is illusion, or both. Whether or not you experience peace or joy with this experience, it is followed by shock as you realize that what A Course in Miracles teaches is true. It’s not just theory anymore! An ego backlash then follows on the heels of this. The shock and backlash may pass in days or weeks, depending on how advanced you are in your awareness of Truth. The more advanced, the less intense the reaction.
Watching the ego fall and this mind rise in consciousness in “real time”, as it were, seems to be having a similar effect on some of my clients and readers. This is what I meant when I said some of you may “ride in my slipstream” in the article about the ego falling away. In essence, you are experiencing the realization “oh, my god, this is real!” in slow motion, rather than with the immediacy of a higher miracle. I’m sorry for your discomfort, but this is a good thing! Your reaction indicates that you are “getting it”. It is not just theory for you anymore. These experiences of seeing that it is possible to drop the ego, that it is possible to rise in consciousness, are necessary to shorten your path. They just really piss off the ego.
In shock, you may find it hard to think about what I wrote. You may find you cannot even remember what I wrote. Or, you may find you cannot understand it at all. The ego backlash may take the form of it telling you to stop reading my stuff, to doubt what I’ve shared, to think I’m just losing my mind, etc. Its resistance may also take the form of envying me or seeing me as “special” in some way to keep at a distance the possibility of you also dropping the ego. Of course there’s nothing special about me. I was only willing and embarked on a long process. The same process you are in now.
What can you do about this? Recognize it and ride it out. And, if you want someone to talk to, sharing my experience is what I do. Hopefully, I can save you some time in your process.
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