Foundation for A Course in Miracles

JUNE THEME
Looking at Adversity through the Lens of A Course in Miracles
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Kenneth in his teaching has always made clear that the Course’s purpose is to help us find peace of mind regardless of circumstances and adversities in our lives and in the world. Other paths are available to those who seek to make the forms of their lives and relationships work better. Following the Course’s path of forgiveness sets our minds on the journey toward inner peace–regardless of the circumstances of our lives and the world. And this is only possible when we come to understand the contrast between the ego's and the Holy Spirit's ways of looking at life's trials and adversities.

Because of their value in helping students gain a deeper understanding of this contrast between the ego’s and the Holy Spirit’s thought systems as our guide in the face of all of life’s adversities, the following publications of Kenneth’s teachings have been selected for our June sale:

From Futility to Happiness: Sisyphus as Everyman

The Greek mythic figure of Sisyphus was condemned by the gods to a life of pushing a rock up a mountain only to have it fall back down to the bottom, there to begin his labors again. His life of futility mirrors our life in the body and the hopelessness inherent in pursuing any meaning in the world. The first part of this book addresses this view as presented in A Course in Miracles, summarized in the idea that we can never be truly happy in this world because it is not our home. The second part discusses the transition from futility to happiness in the context of the Course’s offering of another way of looking at our seeming fate, reflecting Albert Camus’ important essay on Sisyphus, which he ended by stating, “We must imagine Sisyphus happy.” Through a change of mind brought about by changing our inner teacher from the ego to Jesus, our lives of futility are transformed into opportunities of unlearning the ego’s thought system. A purposeless life of inherent meaninglessness thus metamorphoses into a meaningful classroom that leads us to the Heaven we never truly left.

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The Healing Power of Kindness-Vol. 2 Forgiving Our Limitations

This second book on kindness centers on two statements of caution Jesus offers in A Course in Miracles. Characteristic of his gentle guidance, he tells us not to be disturbed by the shadows surrounding our “little willingness” to learn from him, and not to despair because of our limitations. These cautions were the themes of two workshops presented at our center—"Shadows of Limitations" and "Sweet Are the Uses of Adversity"—that form the basis of this book. If we identify with the ego, our limitations become cause for comparison and judgment, and thereby impel us to seek ways to overcome the imperfections in our bodies and the world. This focus serves the ego's purpose of concealing the mind's decision for guilt, substituting a limited self for the unlimited Self of Christ. Identifying with the loving Presence of the Holy Spirit in our right minds, we recognize our self-defeating choice, thus allowing true correction to heal. We now look kindly on our imperfections, redefining them not as our reality but as mere detours on our journey home. These shadows of limitation become the contours of the classroom that Jesus uses to teach us his kind lessons of forgiveness. Thus do they ultimately fade in the light of the Atonement, in which we all are joined as the one perfect Son of God.

         "Kindness created me kind."

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Shadows of Limitation

This workshop develops the themes expressed in the following two sentences, the first from the text, the second from the manual: “Concentrate only on this [the little willingness], and be not disturbed that shadows surround it. That is why you came.” “Do not despair, then, because of limitations. It is your function to escape from them, but not to be without them.” The first statement relates to our learning that the world is a classroom in which we forgive our ego's shadows by seeing them as helpful detours that Jesus uses to bring us home. The second refers to not despairing over our limitations, for it is through them the Holy Spirit teaches. Though teaching and learning are the same, their emphasis differs, and this is reflected in our discussion of learning the Holy Spirit's lessons, and concludes with our role as instruments of His teaching.
(Partial edited transcript of this workshop included in Volume Two of The Healing Power of Kindness.)

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The Golden Thread of Hope

PLEASE NOTE: This program is also included as Part 1 of the larger set A Transition in Perspective (CD/3m172dl).

This workshop was given on October 9, 2010 at the Foundation in Temecula. A Course in Miracles asks us to trust that despite the ego’s moribund thread of hopelessness and death, there remains in our minds the golden thread of Atone­ment that weaves its way through our lives, patiently awaiting our decision to identify with it. This shift in “threads” is a change of mind about our inner teacher—from the ego to the Holy Spirit—that reflects the transition from despair to hope, unkindness to kindness. It lifts us from earth to Heaven in a rising melody of forgiveness that leads us home to the Thought that created us like Itself:

He has not left His Thoughts! He could no more depart from them than they could keep Him out. In unity with Him do they abide, and in Their Oneness Both are kept complete. There is no road that leads away from Him. A journey from yourself does not exist. How foolish and insane it is to think that there could be a road with such an aim! Where could it go? And how could you be made to travel on it, walking there without your own reality at one with you?

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The Problem of Evil

How to deal with the evil that seems to be an intrinsic part of the world is the theme of this workshop, which was held in January 2003. A Course in Miracles takes us to the source of the problem, the evil buried deeply in our minds in the secret agreement with the ego never to take responsibility for separating from God. Rather, we see this evil as always taking place outside our minds in the world. This dynamic, shown to be the ultimate cause of all war and hostility, is expressed in one line in the text: “Forget not that the witness to the world of evil cannot speak except for what has seen a need for evil in the world.” The discussion and commentary in this workshop center on exposing this unconscious need to see evil outside, and the consequences of its expression in our lives and in the world. The solution of this perennial problem is presented in the context of undoing our guilt through joining with Jesus in forgiveness. 

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"Sweet Are the Uses of Adversity" 

Based on a line from Shakespeare's As You Like It, the workshop focused on the contrast between the ego's and the Holy Spirit's ways of looking at life's trials. Where the ego sees justified punishments for sins, the Holy Spirit sees opportunities for learning that nothing in the world has power to take away the Love and the peace of God that are within us. An important corollary to this theme is accepting our own lack of acceptance of the Holy Spirit's vision—the essence of forgiveness: not taking the tiny, mad idea seriously, nor its many and varied expressions within the dream.
(Partial edited transcript of this workshop included in Volume Two of The Healing Power of Kindness.)

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The Ego's World: "The Thunder of the Meaningless"

PLEASE NOTE: This program also includes The Transformed World (CD/3m175dl).

This set includes the previously released seminar, “The Transformed World,” which preceded this Academy class held at the Foundation in 2011. The class contrasts the ego’s meaningless world of separation (mind and body) with the Holy Spirit’s meaningful world of forgiveness. As the ego’s seemingly ferocious thought system of illusion is as ludicrous as a tiny mouse roaring at the uni­verse (T-22.V), its world is indeed the thunder of the meaningless. Its dark clouds are easily dis­persed by the gentle smile of the Atonement that teaches nothing happened but an errant thought that had no effect upon reality.

Listen, and hear your Father speak to you through His appointed Voice, which silences the thunder of the meaningless, and shows the way to peace to those who cannot see.

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