I know, I know. You would all be forgiven for thinking that I’d fallen off the face of the earth. It’s been many a month since I’ve felt the drive to share my progress. Suffice to say, now is the time.
I feel I’ve turned a corner regarding my journey. A good friend of mine put me onto an awesome book and I can honestly say that it has been the catalyst for the turning of said corner. Which book, you ask? Well it’s titled “A Course in Miracles” which is published by the Foundation for Inner Peace.
If you’re inspired to look into reading this for yourself, there is an interesting history of its origins which date back to the 1960’s.
The most inspiring thing the text has taught me is about the separation. The separation of ourselves and our Creator (Diving Consciousness, aka God). Moreover, it has awakened me to learn to listen to my Higher Self over my ego. This has been most liberating.
The book also highlights that the physical world is not real. “Real”, is the spiritual world. Reading further into it, there are subtle hints that a Matrix like reality is what the human race is enslaved into, with the only escape via understanding and accepting total Love.
The book has a religious flavour that I initially had difficulty digesting. But once I moved past my inherited bigotry and acknowledged that Jesus Christ did in fact walk this Earth (given the number of religions that reference his coming and going), I found it on point and informative.
Most importantly, I have learned that my ego is not my friend. It is in the interest of my ego to remain asleep and as such, it will find ways to distract from my spiritual purpose. So, now I pull myself up when I feel ego taking over and instead listen to my Higher Self for advice.
There are many quotes throughout the book, sometimes it can be hard reading, but one of my recent favourites is “To Have, Give All to All”.
Peace and love,