A Very Short History of a Program in Miracles
In that 2nd article in the line on the "miracle" and the "brain," we're planning to continue our conversation of spiritual specialness as somebody being chosen by Lord to do His work without realizing it's truly the ego. In A Class in Wonders (ACIM), several url being fully a Class instructor of God with being miracle-minded only once we see in many religions with selected religious leaders such as a pastors, ministers and priests, etc.
In the very first article on spiritual specialness, we integrated a quote by Kenneth Wapnick that, "Love is calm and do not need to produce assertions." Being someone chosen by God to do "god's work" is definitely an assertion of the ego; and it creates the mistake real. It is just a safety against God's Love where we don't notice that we're actually competitive with God (and therefore everyone).
Mr. Wapnick also offers some amazing passages that get right to the stage on this matter. They are obtained from his two-book collection on, "The Concept Of A Course In Miracles" that is stuffed in what the Class does and doesn't say. These quotes speak for themselves and do not want reinterpretation:
Spiritual specialness identifies persons working out their egos' specialness, but disguising it as religious dress. This frequently is available in the shape of thinking they've acquired "special" instructions, "special" favors, or "special" commissions from "special" heavenly individuals such as for instance Jesus um curso em milagres or the Holy Heart, that provides to produce these people spiritually distinctive from the others and therefore more "special" (Few Choose To Listen, p. 141).
What we're calling "religious specialness" appears in the people of almost all spiritual or religious movements. This generally is available in the proper execution of believing that the class or people have been singled out by Lord or the Holy Nature to do some holy function that'll benefit mankind and lead towards the keeping of the world. Nevertheless, such intrinsic specialness is actually incorrect with the teachings of A Class in Wonders (Few Choose To Hear, p. 144).
Specialness can also be observed in a variety of other kinds beyond labels just mentioned. For instance, declaring who we "share the stage" with, i.e., other Class teachers is the same limelight error. We do all of this due to our enormous repressed anxiety and guilt; and we get it done instead of learning and training the Course. This can be a program on sameness and the one that reflects kindness:
This inability to truly exercise A Class in Miracles' sort principles of forgiveness that they study, and often actually train, has possibly been probably the most significant failing among their students. That book's sequel, "Several Decide to Listen," examines how students often disguise their believed process of specialness under the guise of religious counseling or friendship. The absence of simple kindness is, unfortuitously, distinguished to all except the Course student making the religious pronouncements (All Are Called, p. 306).