This innocuous book stumbled on my attention in 2005 and it has passed through my hands several times since. I’d no inclination to peruse its contents for I’d ceased to trust 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 yet again fell on “A Course in Miracles “.By this time, I’d secured a divorce from my husband but was still coping with the fallout. As I grasped the book, I became very thoughtful and calm. The thing that was it about that book that invoked feelings I hadn’t experienced really long time? My hand clung to the book refusing to put it down. Realizing that this is a sign that I’d better take a closer look, I made a cup of tea and sat in the best reading chair. With great curiosity, I focused on the blue hardcover and read “A Course in Miracles, a basis for inner peace.” Wow. That has been a fairly bold statement but okay, I made a decision to bite. Taking a deep breath, I pondered the most obvious question: What IS the foundation for inner peace? This book instantly opened an old wound and it had better have the answer to healing.
“A Course in Miracles” is true that, a course. Written in three parts, this book is not to be taken lightly and can’t be read in a week or possibly a month. There is text, a workbook for students, and a guide for teachers. I’d a sudden urge to fling the book across the space because I was deeply and profoundly afraid acim spotify. I instinctively understood that once I began looking over this book, I would definitely have to alter, and was I ready for the journey ahead?
My personal favorite movie is “The Matrix “.The main character Neo is trying to find the answer to the matrix. He understands the matrix exists but he doesn’t understand what it is. The person with the answer, Morpheus, contacts Neo and offers the opportunity for truth giving Neo an option between taking a blue pill or even a red pill. Take the blue pill and remain ignorant or take the red pill and find the answer to the matrix. Before he reaches for his pill of preference, Morpheus cautions Neo that should he select the red pill, they can never go back to the life he have been living.
“A Course in Miracles” is the red pill. Do I read it and change everything I find out 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?