Here we go into a new way of perceiving the world. One year from Deceber 31st, some of us will have completed the “Course Workbook”; and depending on our individual efforts, our openness to the teachings, and our understanding of the teachings, our experience of this reality will have shifted. If you’re just starting your Course work today, that’s great. Take your time and go at your own pace. You’ll finish in perfect order.
You’ll find the first few days to be easy as you’re all geared up to do your Workbook lessons; but as the days roll by, we may need to prod one another along. This program is as challenging as it is rewarding. Reading the Text is often equated to reading poetry as it is written in a style similar to that of Shakespeare. The daily Workbook Lesson takes discipline.
That’s why we have each others e-mail addresses. If you get behind and find yourself needing some motivation or if you don’t understand what you’re reading, e-mail someone in the Group for help. Also be sure to read “Disappearance of the Universe” as soon as possible because it explains the point of view from which this teaching is coming, which is non-duality.
In these first months of our Training, we really don’t understand non-duality. We live in a dual world where everything has it’s opposite. What this Training is all about is moving our Mind away from dual thinking to non-dual thinking. In one year, you will know what non-duality means. This is the best gift you can give to yourself, your family and to the world for 2008. The fact that you’re in this group is testimony to your awareness. You are an evolved Spiritual being with a very high consciousness. That said, I must now remind you that in non-duality, there are no levels and we are all the same, no one being higher than another. Let me leave you with the following quote, the source of which I apologize for not remembering right now.
“Christ has risen from the sepulcher of my indifference, and I behold him in the Light of my devotion. I, a sleeping son of God, am coming out of my bodily prison into the vast freedom of Spirit.”
That’s what this work is ultimately all about–our freedom.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, COURSE WORKER