The particular Miracle As well as the Brain: Spiritual Specialness.

November 22, 2021

This short article begins a set about what A Course in Miracles (ACIM) means when it speaks of the “miracle” and the “mind.” While most students can cite definitions from the Course, understanding the non-dualistic meaning within the ability of dualism does take time to learn and apply. It is only with the gentle guidance of the Holy Spirit that individuals can achieve this unlearning-learning process. Correction is just in the mind of the perceiver and not through forms as true choice is between listening two voices: God or the ego. Claims to be of a “miracle mind” is really the ego, forgiveness-to-destroy and spiritual specialness. The ego speaks first and the loudest. Love is quiet; and love is expressed nowadays through right-minded forgiveness.

Spiritual specialness is from the unconscious arrogance of the ego wrong mind which believes it is in competition with God acim authors. Since we’re the same, we’re actually competing with everyone constantly until we learn this lesson. All conflict arises from the thought of competition. Spiritual specialness makes some relationships holy and others not as the ego’s agenda is that individuals don’t understand that the purpose given anything is in the mind from choosing with God or the ego. To get back our decision making ability is the purpose of the Course.

The ego’s voice, which we mistakenly believe is the Holy Spirit, contains no humility nor dependence on God. Rather, it is the voice for being self-created, i.e., the authority problem. Most of us have confusion regarding mcdougal of our existence (ego or God) and the difference between form (illusion) and content (mind where correction take place). To be miracle-minded, we cannot be in conflict on any level for the right-mind itself is conflict-free. There’s a difference between right-miracle-minded and the miracle mind of the ego.

We have no honesty whenever we use spiritual specialness once we are saying we’re more holy, more chosen by God than another. This can be a defense against the opposite and i will be discussing this subject in greater depth in subsequent article. Being more chosen is the antithesis of the Course’s message.

To continue this discussion, let’s begin with some word symbol definitions. We will look at both ego definition and the Course’s definition. Only the ego is fully definable because it is limitation itself. Perceived lack through projected forms (illusions) leads directly to spiritual specialness.

The Ego’s Miracle:

In the dictionary, the term symbol definition for “miracle” is: “An astonishing or welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the job of a divine agency.” The meaning for “agency” is, “An organization with several parties.”

This can be a perfect example wherein two separate parties, the ego god and its version of the vengeful God, compete for forms within the dualistic illusion as the “divine agency.” For this reason forms don’t need correction but rather the mind that perceives this silliness is needing correction. Asking the ego god for magic event (to replace a form with a form) distorts prayer and the Son forgets who He is. The ego becomes mcdougal of the Son’s existence and spiritual specialness takes root wherein the Son who’s choosing the ego, competes with God to create himself special to obtain noticed by God. As long as we don’t look at this, we remain a prisoner of the world.

A standard mistake to get noticed here by God is to trust that changing our mind will change our life (forms, bodies, behaviors, relationships, etc.). According to the ego, if we have a good life, we avoid punishment but you’ll find so many versions (forms) of a good life so that’s full of judgment. Again, changing forms make error real as it applies judgment any particular one form is much better while condemning another.

There’s no life outside of Heaven. Purpose is in the mind; and our life’s purpose is to learn and practice forgiveness if we can be miracle-minded. Peace, or inner peace, is all about content and not form. It is from choosing what is not of the world (the right-minded content of the Holy Sprit) which can be the actual miracle-mind within the illusory world. The miracle is really a shift in perception and not just a shift in form (illusion).

The Course’s Miracle:

In the Course, the term symbol definition for “miracle” is quite long as a result of what all magic accomplishes. We’ve referenced some aspects but to fully understand the miracle, spending some time and willingness to unlearn the ego version and learn the ACIM version by starting with Chapter 1: The Meaning of Miracles. Additionally, Kenneth Wapnick has written a book called, “The 50 Miracle Principles of A Course in Miracles.” For the purpose of this brief article, it is sufficient for us to include the following in to the discussion:

“The miracle forgives; the ego damns (C-2.10). Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only correction as it does not have any section of judgment at all (T-2.V.A). Wholeness is the perception content of miracles. Thus they correct, or atone for, the faulty perception of lack (T-1.I.41). Miracles arise from the miraculous state of mind, or state of miracle readiness (T-1.I.43). Miracles are an expression of inner awareness of Christ and acceptance of His Atonement (T-1.I.44).”

The Ego’s Mind:

In the dictionary, the term symbol definition for “mind” is: “The section of an individual that permits them to keep yourself updated of the world and their experiences, to believe and to feel, the intelligence and brains, reasoning and judgment.” Intelligence is really a key point which reveals the decision being made with the ego wrong mind.

Intelligence is defined as, “The capability to acquire knowledge and skills, intellect, judgment and reasoning.” Intelligence makes the entire world real (error real) by making use of judgment any particular one form is better than another. When we look back at the Course’s definition for the miracle, “Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only correction as it does not have any section of judgment at all (T-2.V.A).

How fast intelligence gets used as a weapon through spiritual specialness to contend with God is astounding. We believe we’re following the Holy Spirit’s guidance if it is really the ego god. As an example, everywhere we use intelligence to control other people’s issues which is really a blame projection. There are no “other people’s issues” unless we first rely on separation and differences and wish to see our repressed guilt in another. Everyone and everything is an integral part of our mind. Further, to claim it is our job to control or correct other’s issues take specialness to an even more arrogant level of being chosen by God. We’re literally saying with our ego that individuals can perform the Holy Spirit’s job better than Him which takes out a billboard sign announcing our direct competition with God. It uses, “I’m better than you” forgiveness-to-destroy, probably the most massive in separation between God and our brothers.

The intellect is also at fault behind our need to develop a curriculum of teaching the Course through retreats and workshops for money. In other words, we’re now saying the Course’s curriculum by Jesus is insufficient and we are able to do better. We try this because we don’t understand the Course’s point that individuals are unhealed healers attempting to complete what we cannot do for ourselves and thus why we want the Voice for God. This is another point to be discussed in a future article. Very, very few are right-minded enough to allow Holy Spirit lead just how because most believe they’re in competition with God and others.

Nowhere does any one of this show that we may not want boundaries with ego’s crossing the line with spiritual specialness. In reality, it is unkind not to have boundaries when spiritual specialness takes over since it contains such massive arrogance of someone believing they’re better than another. Competition makes egos act incredibly vengeful due to the total belief in lack.

The Course’s Mind:

In the Course, the term symbol definition for “mind” is, “The activating agent of spirit, supplying its creative energy (C-1.1).” This is broken down into, “Right-mindedness which identifies the Holy Spirit, forgives the entire world, and through Christ’s vision sees real life in its place (C-1.5); and wrong-mindedness which listens to the ego and makes illusions (C-1.6). These days, the only remaining freedom is the freedom of choice; always between two choices or two voices (C-1.7).”

As Kenneth Wapnick once said, “Love is quiet and do not need to make assertions.” The miracle-minded understand that prayer is always to ask to discover ways to forgive first in order that true prayer is released back into song. Our goal is usually to be miracle-minded with the actual miracle mind of the Holy Spirit right-mind and that is only through choice. The ability of decision is your one remaining freedom as a prisoner of the world You are able to opt to see right (T-12.VII.9).

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