Awakening Mind Devotional Retreats and Stays - ACIM

I want to thank Jason, and everyone at the Monastery again for welcoming me with such openness. I’m still amazed that I was granted this opportunity to see shining examples of the teachings of A Course in Miracles, and for the first time in a long while, I do not feel alone.

Part of me wanted to stay longer, but beneath that desire was the thought that I would be doing so for the wrong reason; as a way to avoid my problems. The stronger feeling was, and is, that my travels will continue.

Before I left, Jason asked if I had had any insights acim. What I’m about to share was not yet clear at that time; only on the drive away did it coalesce.

That morning, several lines from a Vance Joy song kept running through my head, “I never should have told you, never should have let you see inside. Don’t want it troubling your mind, won’t you let it be?” This confused me as I could not think of anything that I had said that I felt regret for.

Eventually, the phrase, “don’t want it troubling your mind” stood out. This reminded me that the most prominent fear I had in coming to the Monastery was that I would somehow interfere with its residents’ peace of mind, simply by my presence alone. This belief that I could negatively affect other people’s state of mind has been with me for many years, and has colored many of my past experiences and relationships.

This fear left my awareness soon after I arrived. On the drive away it rose again, but I remembered David saying in one of his videos that minds cannot attack. I cried and laughed, and now feel as if the belief is being (has been?) released.

There are other things that happened that felt important, but I can’t think of them right now.

While most of us have already been brought up to believe that prayer involves pleading to Lord to help, save yourself, correct issues and carry us things these days, that’s not the case prayer nor their purpose. Prayer in A Class in Wonders (ACIM) is quite different and really beautiful. More than a music, it’s wondrous exchange of Enjoy and thanks between Lord and His Projects that employs the forgiveness method to improve the mind before Prayer Music is all that remains. It’s the ticket house so knowledge correct prayer, and forgiveness, is worth the amount of time in retraining the mind.

Prayer is trading (sharing) a Music of Enjoy and Creation or judgments of the confidence based on that which you ask for (agree with) in the mind. There is number different way. In the Class, your brain (content) is split between God and the ego; and you’re choosing all the time with a part as cause for effect.

Types (all points of this world) are miscreations reflecting the ego’s judgmental thought system. We’ve made it up (miscreated this world) and can provide it up anytime by improving your brain (forgiveness). Correct prayer requires that modification of your head as Lord has nothing regarding forms.

What Prayer is Maybe not:

Since you are usually deciding, everything you request once you pray is what counts. Once you plead in prayer to possess Lord correct an application trouble with another form problem, you are wondering the ego mind for help (not God). These types and needs are considered more important than God’s Love that may stay concealed to the degree you select the illusion.

All outside points (forms) are needs. Other brands are needs, wishes, status, problems, nausea, individual enjoy (special relationships), gifts and targets these days, etc. They are everything you select as replacements for God’s Enjoy and the confidence will pose the goal of prayer by with them to help expand the illusion. Therefore, prayer can not be about “forms” or “needs” in just about any way.