A Miracle As well as Imagination: Spiritual Specialness
September 10, 2020 Business
This short article begins a series on 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 knowledge of dualism takes some time to master and apply. It’s only with the gentle guidance of the Holy Spirit that we can achieve this unlearning-learning process. Correction is only 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 actually 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’s in competition with God. Since we’re all the same, we’re actually competing with everyone all the time until we learn this lesson. All conflict arises from the idea of competition. Spiritual specialness makes some relationships holy and others not because the ego’s agenda is that we don’t understand that the point given anything is in the mind from choosing with God or the ego. To restore our decision making ability is the idea of the Course.
The ego’s voice, which we mistakenly believe could be the Holy Spirit, contains no humility nor dependence on God. Rather, it’s the voice for being self-created, i.e., the authority problem. Many of us have confusion regarding the writer of our existence (ego or God) and the difference between form (illusion) and content (mind where correction take place). To be miracle-minded, we can’t be in conflict on any level for the right-mind itself is conflict-free. There is a distinction between right-miracle-minded and the miracle mind of the ego.
We’ve no honesty when we use spiritual specialness as we assert we’re more holy, more chosen by God than another. This is a defense against the opposite and i will be discussing this subject in greater depth in subsequent article. Being more chosen could be the antithesis of the Course’s message.
To continue this discussion, let’s begin with some word symbol definitions. We shall look at both ego definition and the Course’s definition. Only the ego is fully definable because it’s limitation itself. Perceived lack through projected forms (illusions) leads right to spiritual specialness.
The Ego’s Miracle:
In the dictionary, the word symbol definition for “miracle” is: “A surprising or welcome event that’s not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore regarded as being the task of a divine agency.” The meaning for “agency” is, “An organization with several parties.”
This is a perfect example wherein two separate parties, the ego god and its version of the vengeful God, compete for forms within the dualistic illusion because the “divine agency.” For this reason forms don’t need correction but rather the mind that perceives this silliness is in need of correction. Asking the ego god for magic event (to replace an application with a form) distorts prayer and the Son forgets who He is. The ego becomes the writer of the Son’s existence and spiritual specialness takes root wherein the Son who’s choosing the ego, competes with God to make himself special to obtain noticed by God. So long as we don’t look at this, we remain a prisoner with this world.
A common mistake for getting noticed here by God is to trust that changing our mind will change our life (forms, bodies, behaviors, relationships, etc.). message of a course in miracles Based on the ego, if we have a great life, we avoid punishment but there are numerous versions (forms) of a great life so that’s saturated in judgment. Again, changing forms make error real because it applies judgment this one form is better while condemning another.
There is no life outside of Heaven. Purpose is in the mind; and our life’s purpose is to master and practice forgiveness when we are to be miracle-minded. Peace, or inner peace, is about content and not form. It’s from choosing what is not with this world (the right-minded content of the Holy Sprit) which will be the real miracle-mind within the illusory world. The miracle is a shift in perception and not really a shift in form (illusion).
The Course’s Miracle:
In the Course, the word symbol definition for “miracle” is fairly long as a result of what all magic accomplishes. We’ve referenced some aspects but to completely understand the miracle, spending some time and willingness to unlearn the ego version and learn the ACIM version by beginning 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 goal of this brief article, it’s sufficient for people to include the following into the discussion:
“The miracle forgives; the ego damns (C-2.10). Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only real correction because it doesn’t have component of judgment at all (T-2.V.A). Wholeness could be the perception content of miracles. Thus they correct, or atone for, the faulty perception of lack (T-1.I.41). Miracles arise from a 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 word symbol definition for “mind” is: “The component of an individual that allows them to keep yourself informed of the world and their experiences, to think and to feel, the intelligence and brains, reasoning and judgment.” Intelligence is a key point which reveals the choice being created using the ego wrong mind.
Intelligence is defined as, “The ability to acquire knowledge and skills, intellect, judgment and reasoning.” Intelligence makes the entire world real (error real) by applying judgment this one form surpasses another. When we look back at the Course’s definition for the miracle, “Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only real correction because it doesn’t have component 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 when it’s actually the ego god. Like, everywhere we use intelligence to control other people’s issues which really is a blame projection. You will find no “other people’s issues” unless we first believe in separation and differences and want to see our repressed guilt in another. Everyone and everything is a part of our mind. Further, to claim it’s our job to control or correct other’s issues take specialness to a much more arrogant level of being chosen by God. We’re literally saying with our ego that we may do 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 produce a curriculum of teaching the Course through retreats and workshops for money. Put simply, we’re now saying the Course’s curriculum by Jesus is insufficient and we could do better. We do this because we do not understand the Course’s point that we are unhealed healers attempting to complete what we cannot do for ourselves and thus why we want the Voice for God. This really is another indicate be discussed in another article. Very, hardly any are right-minded enough to allow the Holy Spirit lead the way in which because most believe they are in competition with God and others.
Nowhere does any of this mean that we would not need boundaries with ego’s crossing the line with spiritual specialness. In reality, it’s unkind not to possess boundaries when spiritual specialness takes over since it contains such massive arrogance of someone believing they are better than another. Competition makes egos act incredibly vengeful due to the total belief in lack.