This is a guest post from reader Ellinor Halle of Norway on “A Course in Miracles” – excellent advice to live by.
Have you heard of book called ”A Course in Miracles?” It’s a great book which can change your life.
I have been practicing “A Course in Miracles” for many years and it has really helped me to go past the fear that prevents us from being ourselves no matter who we are with.
The Course works with the God-given energy that is inside us all, called the Holy Spirit in the book.
When you follow the workbook each day, it helps you to connect to that energy inside us. Then the voice of fear that belongs to the nightmare of childhood (our thoughts that are babbling away, or our ”ego” according to the book) becomes more and more quiet.
We are then able to connect to all people with our heart no matter how they behave or treat us because the illusions from the childhood nightmares are not able to take hold of us any longer.
We start seeing beyond the ”negative” personality and our speech becomes guided by the Holy Spirit. This might result in an act of will, or an act of love, or a combination of the two, depending on your childhood story.
A Practical Step
What has helped me a great deal every time I have a negative thought towards another person, or myself, or my stomach gets filled with fear (from childhood) is this sentence:
”God is with me. I cannot be deceived.”
Say it silently and wait….
and then what happens for me is that I get connected to the Holy Spirit inside myself and the Holy Spirit inside the other person and the whole situation changes miraculously.
That’s why the book is called ”A Course in Miracles.” It undoes fear.
A Magical Question
Another sentence that is magical is to silently ask, ”What can I do for him, Your holy Son?”
When your are standing in front of a person and he asks you/tells you something that you have no idea how to answer, just ask within:
”What can I do for him, your holy Son?”
Wait…. and the answer will be given to you.
It will come either from yourself, the person who is standing in front of you or another person in the room.
To God all people on earth are holy Sons of God and we are all innocent.
This may be very difficult to grasp, but it is really true.
Angels All Around Us
According to ”A Course in Miracles” every person you meet in your life who touches you negatively is a hidden angel who was sent and asked for by you on a deeper unconscious level.
Those people make you aware of the wounds and anxieties from childhood that need to be healed.
These ”enemies” will continue to come in different disguises until you have understood their message. God said to love your enemies. It truly works!!
If you really try to look deep within when someone (an ”enemy”) irritates you or makes you feel sad or any kind of negative emotion, then you will always find the reason for your upset comes from childhood negative experience.
You will then have the possibility to understand why you react and become healed.
Sometimes the childhood experience is so harsh that we need support to heal the wound…due to the big amount of fear that is inside us.
The more you quiet down the ”babbling” of your brain, the more you are able to steer your thoughts and get help from the Holy Spirit in the moment of anxiety.
When you manage to be in the ”here and now” with a quiet mind, it is so easy to get help from the Holy Spirit. I wish the whole world could get to know this. It will save us from ourselves.
I hope you don’t mind me giving you the above thoughts. I just have the feeling that they might be very important for all of us.