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This is another one of those 'spiritual' 'self help' books I devoured, 'A Course in Miracles'. It was channeled by Helen Schucman, a New York City Professor of Medical Psychology, in the late '70's. Just flipping through the book I am dismayed. The amount of content (600 pages, I read through 2-3 times) and the amount of deception in this book is massive. I do not suggest it was intentionally misleading. I now understand, through my association and particiaption with Desteni and the Desteni I Process, that it was her mind speaking to her.
Certain human beings in this world were pre-programmed to recite-have this information 'come through' from the other side, deliberately, to keep human beings infinitely screwed to believe in a 'higher power' and never become aware of their own 'power' and true unlimited nature as one and equal with the physical, as in the 'living word'.
A point I want to make in common sense first is, although reading this book in earnest for years, nothing changed in my life, nothing of value came as a result of reading/studying it. It did nothing, in fact to practically assist my life and world in any valuable way. It did provide some 'comfort' that I needed, as in 'oh well, my life sucks , I'm a total failure, but it doesn't matter, cause apparently this world is not important. I can hold my head high because it is not materially/physically what is important, but that 'god' loves me and I am growing in my consciousness and learning to ascend this plane and move on to another, better existence, out there somewhere.' Lol, it's all about me , don't ya know, all of these spiritual books feed our ego's and tell us not to concern ourselves with others/our fellow man or the physical, that which we actually are and that which is really here!
Now, between being an alcoholic (sober 8 years now) and delving too far into my mind, with these spiritual books, I experienced some pretty freaky shit. Saw/expereinced several unexplainable occurances/incidences. I realize many will say, oh that's 'cause you were intoxicated'. No, not while intoxicated, I am quite aware of the difference. Some of these unexplainable experiences were quite benevolent, so I did experience several 'miracles' however, point is ...nothing happened to improve my life in any practical way.
Ok, so I literally just opened this book once at random. On page 388:chapter title, 'I need do nothing'. It goes on to say:
Verse 1: "You still have too much faith in the body a source of strength. What plans do you make that do not involve its comfort or protection or enjoyment in some way? This makes the body an end and not a means in your interpretation, and this always means you still find sin attractive. No one accepts Atonement for himself who still accepts sin as his goal. You have thus not met your ONE responsibility. Atonement is not wecomed by those who prefer pain and destruction."
WHF, so we have this crappy experience here on earth for some future event, some meeting in an alternate reality 'heaven' with some being we have to bow down to? My knees are pretty soar now, here on earth! What about my life and my children's life right now, right here? My body is here, it is real, I am in it, I am it. This text is stating outright my physical body is a 'means' and not an end. How ridiculous, all one needs to do is the exact opposite of what the chapter title states; move! One step at a time, one breath at a time. That, my friend, will heal our planet for real.
"I need do nothing" Well , I did nothing but exist on faith and guess what, nothing happened! As Einstein said, 'Nothing happens until something moves', that is just a fact, no mumbo jumbo is going to ever change that. I needed to get my head out of the clouds and take practical steps to assist myself and my family but instead I trusted this source. It was, afterall, 'channeled' so this communication/being/intelligence that came through must know something that I don't, right?
This passage also suggests that taking care of my physical body is a 'sin'/wrong/not what 'god' wants me to do and lists: comfort, protection, enjoyment as examples of this wrongdoing. This makes me furious but I will stop and breathe. Ok, people it is perfectly acceptable to want comfort, protection and enjoyment in your life and for your physicality and to take proper care of yourself, why else would life be worth living for god's sake? Didn't someone once say: 'Your body is your temple'? That makes a little more sense to me.
This stating that the body is just a means to a supposed 'future', greater purpose-after death- only serves to justify complacent self interest in doing nothing while others suffer needlessly, being occupied in our minds and not standing up and moving to take steps to end starvation, war, capitalism, the rape of human beings and the planet, world wide poverty, animal abuse and the many other atrocities currently taking place on earth.
The word 'one' was highlight. So my 'one' responsibility is atonement?
According to dictionary.com March 10/12: Atonement: the doctrine concerning the reconciliation of God and humankind, especially as accomplished through the life, suffering, and death of Christ.
What a load! Let's see how much you're concerned with your 'reconciliation' with god and not the 'comfort..protection..enjoyment' of your body if we take away your food, your home, your safety, your money! You would do everything in your power to get your basic needs met first before you sat crossed legged and closed your eyes and meditated/knelt and prayed to some invisible force! So when your belly is full, you have warmth and a bed, the safety of a home, money to go to the odd movie or take a vacation, and on and on, then the so-called 'spiritualists' vainly claim they don't need the body. While we do not do this for another NOW, millions do not have their basic needs met in this very moment. Shame on us.
Miracles and spirituality are nothing but excuses for mankind to sit on it's ass, pretend to be blind to the needs of others and worse, pretend it doesn't matter. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil = Be Evil.
That was just opening the book one time, at random.
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