A Course In Miracles and the Need for Faith

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There is NO problem, in ANY situation, that faith will not solve.
There is no SHIFT, in any ASPECT of the problem, but will make SOLUTION IMPOSSIBLE. For if you shift PART of a problem elsewhere, the meaning of the problem MUST be lost, and the SOLUTION to the problem is INHERENT in its meaning. Is it not possible that ALL your problems HAVE BEEN solved, but you have removed YOURSELF from the solution? Yet faith MUST be where something has BEEN done, and where you SEE it done. A situation is a relationship, being the joining of thoughts. If problems are perceived, it is because the thoughts are judged to be IN CONFLICT. But if the goal is TRUTH, this is impossible. Some idea of bodies MUST have entered, for minds can NOT attack.”

I have recently been looking at the stories left out of the bible, and the one thing that the apostles had in common ( apart from that fact that they were all put to death because the wives of officials would no longer sleep with them, so as chasten themselves for God, which pissed off the officals and thus a Crucifixion ensued), was the desire to instill faith in those that they where preaching to. All the dead raising, all the miracles were simply to bring about faith in Jesus Christ and God.

Remembering God isn’t hard, but it would seem to take practice. Why? Because this world was made to tempt and distract you. Tempt you into believing that there is hope where there really isn’t any. The power of your Mind is always diminished, the power of the body is always exalted, but the body has no power. We are ALWAYS dealing with thoughts.

“The thought of bodies IS a sign of faithlessness, for bodies CANNOT solve anything. And it is their INTRUSION on the relationship, an error in YOUR thoughts ABOUT the situation, that then became the JUSTIFICATION for your lack of faith. You WILL make this error, but be not at all concerned with that…”

Wow, did you see that? You WILL make the error. I love it when Jesus does that because it shows me two things. 1. That Jesus knows me and 2. we are looking back on this, it’s already over, how else would he know. Isn’t that a relief?

“…The error does not matter. But do not USE the error to what SEEMS to be to your advantage, for that DOES matter. Faithlessness brought to faith, will never interfere with truth. But faithlessness used AGAINST truth will ALWAYS destroy faith. If you lack faith, ask that it be restored WHERE IT WAS LOST, and seek not to have it MADE UP TO YOU elsewhere, as if you had been unjustly DEPRIVED of it.”

“Only what YOU have not given CAN be lacking in ANY situation…”

That’s a very nice wake up call. This does get personal because, well it’s all just you.

“…But remember this; the goal of holiness was set for YOUR relationship, and NOT BYfaith+baptism+acourseinmiraclesYOU did not set it, because holiness can NOT BE SEEN except through faith, and your relationship was not holy BECAUSE your faith in one another was so limited and little. Your faith must grow, to meet the goal that has been set. The goal’s REALITY will call this forth. For you will see that peace and faith will not come separately. What situation can you be in WITHOUT FAITH, and remain faithful to each other? EVERY situation in which you find yourselves, is but a means to meet the purpose set for YOUR relationship. See it as something ELSE, and you ARE faithless.”

USE NOT YOUR FAITHLESSNESS. Let it enter, and look upon it calmly, but DO NOT USE IT.”

Once again Jesus is telling us that faithlessness ( body identification) will come to tempt us. The practise, as He says, look on it calmly, but DON’T RE-ACT IT. See it for what it is, TEMPTATION. It does take some presence of Mind and that’s why there’s a workbook. You will get the results of your mind and there is truth or there is illusion.Period!

“…Faithlessness is the servant of illusion, and wholly faithful to its master. USE it, and it will carry you straight to illusions. Be tempted not by what it offers you. It interferes, not with the goal, but with the VALUE of the goal TO YOU. Accept not the illusion of peace it offers, but look upon its offering, and recognize it IS illusion. The GOAL of illusion is as closely tied to faithlessness, as faith to truth. If you lack faith in ANYONE to fulfil, AND PERFECTLY, his part in ANY situation dedicated IN ADVANCE to truth, YOUR dedication is divided. And so you have been faithless TO EACH OTHER, and USED your faithlessness AGAINST each other.”

Because Self is singular! I know you think that there is someone else but there isn’t. God has one Son and it’s you. The experience of that WILL be revealed to you because it’s a singular one, be not concerned with time but look in your own mind and ask for help and guidance in restoring your faith, in God, who is your brother and is what you are.

“No relationship is holy, unless its holiness goes with it EVERYWHERE. As holiness and faith go hand in hand, so must its faith go everywhere WITH it. The goal’s reality will call forth, AND ACCOMPLISH, every miracle needed for its fulfilment. Nothing too small or too enormous, nothing too insignificant or too imposing, too weak or too compelling, but will be gently turned to its use and purpose. The universe will serve it gladly, as it serves the universe. BUT DO NOT INTERFERE. The power set in you, in whom the Holy Spirit’s goal has been established, is so far beyond your little conception of the infinite, that you have no idea how great the strength that goes with you…

…You CALL FOR faith, because of Him Who walks with you in every situation. You are no longer wholly insane, NOR NO LONGER ALONE. For loneliness in God MUST be a dream. You whose relationship SHARES the Holy Spirit’s goal, are SET APART from loneliness, because the truth has come. Its call for faith is strong. Use not your faithlessness against it, for it calls you to salvation and to peace.”

I hope I was able instill in you at least, even just a glimpse, of the power of your faith. The only question would be, are you willing to look at what it is you have put your faith in?

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