I mentioned yesterday that I’m going to do the course. With you if you want. During 2018, you’ll get a lesson a day. Below you find excerpts of the introduction of A Course in Miracles about the purpose of all this. It’s important to get an understanding of it before we start.
If you want to read it all, I recommend you to get the book.
“The exercises are very simple. They do not require a great deal of time, and it does not matter where you do them. They need no preparation.”
“The purpose of the workbook is to train your mind in a systematic way to a different perception of everyone and everything in the world. The exercises are planned to help you generalize the lessons, so that you will understand that each of them is equally applicable to everyone and everything you see.
“The overall aim of the exercises is to increase your ability to extend the ideas you will be practicing to include everything. This will require no effort on your part. The exercises themselves meet the conditions necessary for this kind of transfer.”
Do not undertake to do more than one set of exercises a day.
“Some of the ideas the workbook presents you will find hard to believe, and others may seem to be quite startling. This does not matter. You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are not asked to judge them at all. You are asked only to use them. It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will show you that they are true.”
“Remember only this; you need not believe the ideas, you need not accept them, and you need not even welcome them. Some of them you may actively resist. None of this will matter, or decrease their efficacy. But do not allow yourself to make exceptions in applying the ideas the workbook contains, and whatever your reactions to the ideas may be, use them. Nothing more than that is required,”