Reflections on a course in miracles

From Ozodi Osuji’s Daily Journal

A COURSE IN MIRACLES JESUS SEEM POWERLESS

Today, I reflect on A course in miracles’ idea of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. A course in miracles’ Jesus keeps urging people to become saved (to be saved is to join other people and think and behave as one shared self; to join other people you must forgive the evils they did to you) and said that one saved person (one unified person) could save the entire world.
Jesus is presumably saved, so, how come he has not saved the world; he leaves it to each person to save his self, right? So, how is it now for a saved person to save the world?

THE EGO ALWAYS SPEAK FIRST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT SPEAKS SECOND, TO CORRECT THE EGO

A course in miracles says that the ego always speaks first; we always think first in ego and then the Holy Spirit corrects our ego-based thinking.
It is only in unified state, heaven that the son of God who is here unified with all sons of God and with God speaks from the unified mind of God and his sons.
On earth the ego must make its mistakes for the Holy Spirit to correct them. Put differently, when we think and act from separated, individuated states of minds we are making mistakes and the Holy Spirit, unified mind then correct what the ego thought by looking at it from the group perspective.
An example is Americans always thinking from ego separated minds, make mistakes, gin up social conflict, as they are currently ginning up conflicts with their voter suppression laws; thereafter, their unified mind, dubbed the Holy Spirit will correct their idiocy and enact laws from the perspective of what is good for all Americans, not just for white Americans. Ultimately, the USA will become a country where the idea of race disappears, and all people are seen the sons of God and loved and respected.

ACOURSE IN MIRACLES IS AN ESCAPIST PHILOSOPHY

The idea of salvation in a course in miracles is for one to reject the world of the ego (separation and individualism) and body and not desire it, not defend it, and escape from the world and first get to the world of light forms (minor joining) and then to the formless world of God (total joining).
The book did not say anything about heaven, God, unified state, joined state; just as it did not say anything about love, for love and God are beyond words.

WE MUST STAY HERE AND UNDERSTAND AND MAKE MOST OF THIS WORLD

Here is my own theology. We need to be in this world even as it is pointless and meaningless and study and understand it if we desire to live in ego and body and in space and time; we must do science and understand nothingness and make the most of it.

THE ATTRACTION OF SIN
THE ATTRACTION OF THE EGO
THE ATTRACTION OF MADNESS

A course in miracles calls separation and the desire for the ego separated state the attraction of sin.
To separate from God is to sin. But since we have not and cannot separated from God we have not sinned.
Therefore, we should not feel sinful and guilty for a sin we have not committed, separate from God. We remain innocent, sinless, guiltless, and Holy, as God created us.
The pursuit of the big ego gives one psychological pain, yet folks seek it. Why? It is what seems to give the son of God individuated power apart from the power of God, power given by the whole self, called God. So, we desire ego and its false power, power in the world of dreams (dreams are done by separated minds; unified minds do not dream). Unified, that is, joined minds create.
In heaven, our unified mind created the physical universe; we collectively projected out the physical universe; we collectively wrote the mathematical equations underpinning this universe and projected them into galaxies, stars, planets, plants, and animals; we did it all.
This universe is a matrix of sorts; we are right now in formless unified spirit and wrote laws and project them out and see them as our physical universe; each of us taking on the image of a person in that dream of separation.
Even in dreams only people who see themselves as joined to each other have some power for power must be derived from joined efforts, not from individuated action.
As individuals we have no power; on earth, as members of groups we have relative power; in spirit where we are totally joined as oneself, we have total power.
The ego and its world do not exist, yet we seek it, so, we are seeking what does not exist and see it in dreams; thus, we are hallucinating and, as such, are mad.

OUR INSANITY IS TO BE HEALED
HEALING IT IS RETURNING TO JOINED STATE IN GOD
MINOR HEALING LIES IN IMPROVED INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS AT THE EGO LEVEL AND THE WORLD OF LIGHT FORMS
TOTAL HEALING LIES IN LETTING THE EGO GO AND RETURNING TO UNIFIED SPIRIT SELF

Insanity lies in separated self, ego; sanity lies in union. On earth partial sanity, that is, normal persons, lie in joining the human group and feeling a member of the human group.
To see oneself as completely separated from other people, caused by desire for personal power, not unified ego power, is to be insane. The mad man sees his self as separated from other people on earth and in spirit.
On earth one is somewhat healed if one joins other egos to do things in groups, for in groups folks have some relative power; power is always shared.
That is why A course in miracles devotes much of its writing to healing interpersonal relationships; it wants to help us heal our relationships; how do we do so? It is by loving each other, and forgiving those who wronged us.
In heaven people are totally joined hence have total power and are sane.

THERE ARE LEVELS OF UNDERSTANDING

I really do not expect most people to understand my metaphysical cogitations; this is because only a handful of people can think about God. So, do not worry if what I wrote above does not make sense to you. We are each at different stages in our journey through planet earth.
Some people are far from God whereas a few persons are on their return journey to God. I am on the homewards journey back to God, unified state; whereas you may be like the prodigal son and is on the outwards bound journey away from God (you emphasize your separation, ego individuality and self-centered behaviors).
Please do not make the mistake fools make. Fools see folks like me who talk about God and assume that we do not understand this world and its ways. If you think that you understand physics, for example, come to my world and be taught physics. If you think that you understand social realism, that is, each of us acting as alone, selfish person, well, I understand that behavior more than you can ever do in one million lifetimes.
Mystics understand this world but choose to let it go and return to unified state, to love, via overlooking the world, forgiveness.
Those who pursue metaphysics studied physics or intuitively grasp it and see its limitations and seek answers that physics does not have; for example, where did the big bang come from? From nothingness and nowhere, right? Nothingness means everything; therefore, it came from everything. What is everything but God? God is the union of God and his sons as oneself, and one mind.
Professor William Thetford who typed a course in miracles was a brilliant mathematician; he worked on the Manhattan Project that exploded the first Atomic weapon. Professor Helen Schucman, who wrote A course in miracles, had IQ of 160 and was a brilliant mathematician and psychologist. The point is that those into metaphysics are generally brilliant souls who do not find our world enough.

Ozodi Osuji
March 27, 2021



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