Social bookmarking not to mention A Course in Miracles
September 8, 2020 Business
Social media marketing is much like anything these days, i.e., projected thoughts with this content of the ego wrong mind. Online attacks in the neighborhood for A Course in Miracles (ACIM) are via the countless comments, quotes and other postings wherein we answer our interpretation which then becomes the justification for the response (T-12.I.1) or our reason for posting, etc. All students have a simple confusion between form and content in addition to what it way to join so let’s not sugar coat it: Social media marketing is forms (projected content of the ego wrong mind) from joining with the incorrect mind. Therefore, from the outset it is some attacks until we forgive and start identifying (joining) with the right mind.
Even in the Course, most of us sit around online with some type of an electronic device mindlessly doing our ego thing. Okay, some may be standing, leaning or lounging:
Sitting around and speaking about the Course is different thing as doing the effort of studying the text and putting the principles into practice to discover what the Course means (Kenneth Wapnick, Rules for Decision).
In exactly the same Rules, Wapnick also says, “What gives the ego its power is your having joined with it, your identification with it.” Forms are projected as a defense against the opposite and are just with the ego wrong mind and thus they cannot matter.
Since social media marketing is about forms which are fragmented projections of the ego, we’re then perceiving the Sonship as fragmented making the error real acim audio mp3. Specialness is valued being an idol placed prior to the Love of God and those perceived differences maintain the separation in the mind. Absolutely any fragmented attribute we judge in another online (or anywhere) should be observed in most of the Sonship since we’re really One in reality. That is why attack isn’t discrete and should be relinquished (T-7.VI.1).
Discrete means, “Individually separate and distinct.” All attack in just about any form is exactly the same and is intended to divide the entirety of the Sonship as it attacks (fragments) the Sonship via differences in place of sameness. Hence, we are able to see why Wapnick would say that it’s silly to utilize the Course as a weapon when it’s clearly a Course located in unity.
Finally, let’s add two other word symbol definitions since they are both used through the Course:
Demonstrate: Clearly show the existence or truth of something giving proof or evidence.
Reminder: Something that produces you to definitely remember something.
In the Course, “To instruct is to demonstrate (M-in.2) and we’re always teaching, or demonstrating the ego or God every moment, i.e., this content mind with which we’ve chosen to participate or identify. For contrast, this content of the ego is many projected and different forms; and this content of the right mind is unity, sameness, i.e., Love (no projections). You can find no exceptions. It’s one or the other.
Our brothers are a part of us. They’re those who teach us who we’re for the learning is a result of what we’ve taught them (T-9.VI.3) – the ego or God – always. As the dreamer of the dream (T-27.VII.), our dream figures (those online around and our brothers) are doing what we’re dreaming they’re doing based on what we’ve taught (demonstrated). Therefore, they’re innocent since it is our dream. We taught separation or even a murderous attack thought against God and so most of us demonstrate said attack in several fragmented forms. Yet if we forgive ourselves for what we’ve taught (chosen) in place of attacking, we find who we’re through our brothers that are the same.
Whenever we are posting quotes, comments or use Course language “at” another we’re really attacking (unloving reminders). If we consider how “at” feels we know we rely on separation and differences. The commands or demands of the ego should be answered “at” a separated fragment (brother) so we continue to demonstrate our original attack thought and repress our guilt. Course students then go and get online with these many ideas of specialness and their unloving reminders which fragments the mind and maintains the separation (the opposite of unity) that will be the problem.
From the social media marketing platform to personal pages, online friends and groups, forms would be the give attention to social media. Forms don’t matter. Whenever we say they do, we shall automatically demonstrate the ego and be unloving and unkind, i.e., we harm others.
Surely there are occasions when a reminder could be loving and helpful, but often it is not. Again, you need to always use being normal as a criterion. Normal people in the current presence of someone who’s sick (and any mind that believes it is separate is sick), especially a friend or relative, are kind. You do not have to be a spiritual giant or understand stand the difference between non-duality and duality to understand that when someone is sick and in pain, kindness must be offered compared to that person. As I have been stressing, when you may not look at fear or guilt, they will automatically be pushed down in your unconscious, and just as automatically is likely to be project out – always. Inevitably, then you wind up judging and attacking others (Kenneth Wapnick, The Healing Power of Kindness: Vol. 1, Kindle location 149, underline and parenthesis addition mine).
I wouldn’t have believed such people even existed within the so-called A Course in Miracles community. Having been initiated into this community, I quickly started to think about it as a household that needed to practice the Course it claimed to think in (Gary Renard, Your Immortal Reality, Kindle Location 466).
To state this in another way, social media marketing is part of the dream of devastation, a murderous thought against God. It’s the seeking without (in forms) in order to avoid looking within that will be the heart of social media marketing:
The search implies you’re not whole within and fear to appear upon your devastation, but prefer to seek outside yourself for everything you are (T-29.VII.4). What if you looked within and saw no sin? This “fearful” question is one the ego never asks (T-23.IV.3).
A loving reminder has absolutely nothing to do with forms as it is exemplary kindness of mind which vision is of sameness and unity – One. If nothing differs, there’s nothing to attack for One is acquainted with God while these days and sees only Christ in brothers. You might demonstrate something quite unique:
(2:1) For them [those that are sick] God’s teachers come, to represent another choice which they’d forgotten. Your only function is to be a reminder to others they can make exactly the same choice you did – not necessarily through words, but through the love and peace you demonstrate to them. (2:2-3) The straightforward presence of a teacher of God is a reminder. His thoughts look for the right to question what the in-patient has accepted as true. The individual – really all of us – has accepted the ego’s thought system as true.
To continue doing this important caution, all the time you would never say the words, “The same choice I make you may make, because our minds are one.” Love’s presence that will be away from ego’s thought system is what teaches, not by your words, but by the teacher you’ve chosen in your mind, the presence within you. You might be teaching ACIM and get every theological point correct, but if you have no love in your heart, you’re not teaching ACIM (Ibid Kindness, Vol.1, Kindle Locations 396-399, underline mine).
A teacher of God is whoever has accepted his / her function, that will be to teach and learn forgiveness… We teach what we’re learning and, as we teach it, we learn it (What It Means To Be A Teacher Of God, Part 1, FACIM, Kenneth Wapnick).
God’s peace is recognized in the beginning by just a very important factor: In every way it is totally unlike all previous experiences. It calls in your thoughts nothing that went before. It brings with it no past associations. It is a new thing entirely (M-20.2).
The ego commands action (like posting comments, quotes and using language “at” others). The Holy Spirit does not command. It merely reminds (T-5.II.7). Remember, it’s one or one other, i.e., an unloving or loving reminder. – always.
Do Not Harm
In the Appendix of, “The Healing Power of Kindness: Vol. 1,” Wapnick reprinted, “Do No Injury to Anyone.” It is a short essay on implementing the Hippocratic oath into the practice of ACIM, i.e., a simple reminder for several students of A Course in Miracles who seek to use its principles to living on the planet (Kindle location 678). He explores how we ought to undertake a close and honest examination of how exactly we having been using others in our lives to fulfill our desires and needs, and how it is harmful because we’ve no regard for the welfare of others. Using people for the needs can be an attack on them which engenders guilt in us (Kindle location 699). A “eureka” moment occurs – I finally realize I purchased the written word for attack (Kindle location 709, underlining mine).
Harm is the results of judgment. It’s the dishonest act that follows a dishonest thought. It is a verdict of guilt upon a brother, and therefore on oneself. It’s the conclusion of peace and the denial of learning (M-4.IV.1)… (being an unloving reminder of the attack considered to others and thus ourselves)… Thus, Jesus is trying to explain to us how our judgments of others are preceded by our judgment of ourselves (M-4.IV.1, and Ibid, Kindle location 729). It states unequivocally – fairly early in his training – a student of A Course in Miracles must learn that harmfulness should be totally undone or he would never learn the Holy Spirit’s lessons (M-4.IV.1:8-11, Ibid, Kindle location 739, parenthesis addition mine)
If we’re not being kind (no harming and no attacking) we cannot learn nor understand the type principles of the Course because we’re not putting them into practice. We’re justing sitting around talking online with the ego via unloving reminders as attacks which are types of exactly the same murderous thought because we refuse to appear within and do the forgiveness work.