A Course In Miracles – Being A Teacher Of God Series ~ Growing Up – The Loss Of Judgment

“As the teacher of God advances in his training, he learns one lesson with increasing thoroughness. He does not make his own decisions; he asks his Teacher for His answer, and it is this he follows as his guide for action. This becomes easier and easier, as the teacher of God learns to give up his own judgment. The giving up of judgment, the obvious prerequisite for hearing God’s Voice, is usually a fairly slow process, not because it is difficult, but because it is apt to be perceived as personally insulting. The world’s training is directed toward achieving a goal in direct opposition to that of our curriculum. The world trains for reliance on one’s judgment as the criterion for maturity and strength. Our curriculum trains for the relinquishment of judgment as the necessary condition of salvation.”

If  it  is possible for you to be offended, and I don’t mean being pissed off at the asshole who just cut you off, I ‘m talking about a very strong need to defend a point of view. The truth does not need your defense. Somewhere you have judged, and with that judgment you have just thrown your Peace straight out the window.

Now we get to see just how much you want the Peace of God. As you begin to mature in your own transformative process, the temptation to wander off may become greater, but here’s where the training kicks in. I think Jesus says something like “He has not yet come as far as he thinks. ” Ha! Have I offended you, “teacher of God?” Now is the time for honesty. As a teacher of God, I am constantly “checking in” in order that some little “temptation” doesn’t run off with my sanity, LOL! And that’s the practice until it’s not a practice.

“Concepts are learned. They are not natural. Apart from learning they do not exist. They are not given, and they must be made. Not one of them is true, and many come from feverish imaginations, hot with hatred and distortions born of fear. What is a concept but a thought to which its maker gives a meaning of his own? Concepts maintain the world. But they can not be used to demonstrate the world is real. For all of them are made within the world, born in its shadow, growing in its ways, and finally “maturing” in its thought. They are ideas of idols painted with the brushes of the world, which cannot make a single picture representing truth.”

Suffice to say, we are looking for an experience. An experience that brings us Peace and shows us, through the Light of God’s Mind shining into ours, that while we may still make mistakes, the correction is always available. As you grow in the Light of this new experience, you will want for nothing more than to be of service to God, to Jesus and your brother all of whom are the Single Self you share in Reality.

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