This innocuous book came to my attention in 2005 and it has passed through my hands several times since. I had no inclination to peruse its contents for I had ceased to believe 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 person as un-Godly as anyone could be.
In 2007, while packing some books as donations for a guide fair, my hand once again fell on “A Course in Miracles “.By this time, I had secured a divorce from my husband but was still dealing with the fallout. As I grasped the book, I became very thoughtful and calm. What was it about this book that invoked feelings I hadn’t experienced in a very number of years? My hand clung to the book refusing to put it down. Realizing that this is a sign that I had better take a closer look, I made a cup of tea and sat in my favorite reading chair. With great curiosity, I centered on the blue hardcover and read “A Course in Miracles, a base for inner peace.” Wow. That was a pretty bold statement but okay, I decided to bite. Going for a deep breath, I pondered the absolute most obvious question: What IS the inspiration for inner peace? This book instantly opened a vintage wound and it’d better have the solution to healing.
“A Course in Miracles” is truly that, a course. Written in three parts, this book is not to be taken lightly and cannot be read in weekly or even a month. There is text, a workbook for students and a guide for teachers. I had the sudden urge to fling the book across the area because I was deeply and profoundly afraid. I instinctively understood that when I started reading this book, free online a course in miracles I would have to alter and was I ready for the journey ahead?
My favorite movie is “The Matrix “.The main character Neo is looking for the solution to the matrix. He understands the matrix exists but he doesn’t know what it is. The man with the solution, Morpheus, contacts Neo and offers the opportunity for truth giving Neo an option between having a blue pill or even a red pill. Take the blue pill and remain ignorant or take the red pill and find the solution to the matrix. Before he reaches for his pill of choice, Morpheus cautions Neo which should he choose the red pill, he is able to never get back to the life he have been living.
“A Course in Miracles” may be the red pill. Do I read it and change everything I learn about the entire 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. Can it be too late to take the blue pill?
Sharon Joseph’s love of words is only surpassed by her love of people. Sharon guides people to connect with their higher selves to spot their life purpose, their passion for living, and grow their personal power.