Course in Miracles – It Is What It Is
May 23, 2020 Business
Maybe you have heard the expression “it is what it is”? What does that expression mean exactly?
Before I understood the deeper meaning of the expression, I envisioned an emaciated yogi guru in the lotus position floating above the bottom imperiously imparting wisdom that would take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Seeing that how this really is my last life on earth and the lotus position would put me in traction, I knew that consulting the Course In Miracles would help me clarify its meaning.
What is the IT that individuals are writing about here? According to the Course in Miracles, IT is truth, specifically God’s truth. Exactly why is it very important to emphasize that it’s God’s truth? Because God’s truth is not ready to accept interpretations whereas a human’s truth is. Multiple versions of human truth have result in an array of religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that is shared with a group and that offers the members a thing of devotion.”
Who devised the machine of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? According to the Course In Miracles, God just is and our ultimate goal is to return to a perfect state of being. There’s no thought or action in their state of being, you just are. What must not be forgotten may be the underlying thread of all religions: God is creator, God is love and we are all perfect and infinite children of God.
A Course in Miracles and the Message of The Secret
Over the past year, many individuals have approached me asking me about my perspective, and the perspective of A Course in Miracles, on the favorite book and film The Secret. a course in miracles I was also recently asked to take part in a professional panel discussion on The Secret and the law of attraction at the Body Soul Spirit Expo in Calgary.
As I view it, The Secret offers a few powerful and necessary global messages worth appreciating.
The very first message is that our thoughts have a strong influence on our life. The following insight is that individuals are entitled to a wealthy life, although true wealth is a lot more than cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in every areas of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we need to do is look within to find if, actually, we feel worthy of authentic wealth.
Another message that is subtly conveyed in The Secret, and one which I think to be true, is that whenever we’ve a heartfelt desire and we say yes to doing our part to manifest the desire, synchronicities arise, and dormant forces come alive.
On the flip side, I feel the idea that more “toys” in the proper execution of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats can make us happy and would be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for most people who are already “bankrupt” in the areas of self-love and self-appreciation. The situation with this particular picture is that the desire to possess often originates from a feeling of lack rather than a feeling of completeness. And due to this, whatever we gain in hopes of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel a void internally.
The truth is that individuals aren’t empty, but already full, and once we understand and feel this to be our new reality, then a outer world begins to “echo” our inner awareness.
A Course in Miracles reminds us that to the amount that individuals can accept and be truly grateful for our inheritance as being an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, we will attract to ourselves an ideal outward expressions of our claimed inner worth. This reclaiming of our authentic Self will then miraculously bring into manifestation any material items that will serve the greater good of both our life and of those around us, and yet we will feel no dependency upon them for our happiness.