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Seryn has newly remembered how to be in the present by overcoming guilt and fear, and thanks poodeeo for sticking to his guns about making clear his (and The Course in Miracles) view. So, I, hopefully humorously, prepared our YesTalk members for more of the same. Poodeeo isn't sure from my response if I'm trying to be supportive humorous or sarcastic humorous. So he uses one of the many lessons taught in the Course to deal with either direction his view of my response may have taken.
I respect all lessons the universe teaches, if it works, and the Course does work for many. Our mild disagreements seem to me to be just about if the Course is absolute truth, which it is and it isn't. Like the lesson about getting past fear and guilt or any other feelings that hold one back from appreciating the now. Sometime you make it sound like we should always deny the existence of the "negative" feelings, in order to be loving in the moment. I think there is probably a majority times when it is good to do so, but often enough I think those feelings are symptoms of important body/mind warnings that shouldn't be swept under the carpet like they don't exist, (which is how I understand your view). Often enough, in written words as well as direct communication, confusion between the communicants happens, and there had been a lot of communication in these Spillover's. I don't remember every nuance about your view, sometimes I've thought we are in total agreement. In any case, I do look forward to hearing/seeing your and other's opinion about how we evolve and learn to be here lovingly now.
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Well, cyber-communication does have it's limitations and thus lends itself easily to miscommunication. But i think I understand your comments & concerns.
Let me just say that the course is also an illusion, like any form, but it's claim is that is does not breed further illusion if one practices it's lesson of forgiveness. It says right at the beginning that "a universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible, but necessary." Truth is truth, and all paths contain Truth on some level. The "seeming" problem is the ego.
I have never said to "deny" anything, although that may be ones interpretation. On the contrary, denial is why we're in this world, denial of unity, ultimatley. You definately don't want to deny anything. What the course teaches is that "there is another way" of looking at any situation, and our lesson, whether it's one or 1000 incarnations, is to learn to look with God's eyes, not our egos.
I'm no saint, just an ego like all of us. I will say though, that my experience is that real peace is only possible through foregiveness. And as I've said before, true foregiveness means changing YOUR perception, not a situation or another person. It's a shift in perception, from the ego to the Holy Spirit(if you will. Plug in any name for it you want; it doesn't matter). That's why it's a miracle, and that's all a miracle is; a psychological shift from separateness to unity. That's why the course is so simple and totally consistent. But easy? No way, the ego is suspicious at best, and vicious at worst.
I'm in no way saying any one path is better than another, as there is no hierarchy of illusions. "You cannot establish the curriculum, only the time you take".
IMO, the fuction of time(also an illusion), is learn the lessons of foregiveness.