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What my Guidance is about the message of the Cours
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Nancy
Posted 2003-01-20 9:54 AM (#109 - in reply to #108)
Subject: Your guidance



Hi there, Star...

You wrote:

My study of the Course and its principles is one of a non-dualistic thought system. There is nothing to "fix" out there in the world, be it famine, war, disease, lack, corrupt governments, etc etc. Whenever there seems to be a problem "out there" it is my responsibility to look inward and ask HS or Jesus to help heal my mind, where the problem/cause really is. Non-duality means to me that there is no bad, good, healthy/sick, rich/poor, masculine/feminine traits, etc. If I keep allowing myself to get caught up in these things, I am not utilizing what the Course is trying to teach me but still in duality where there will always be war, conflict, lack, sickness etc etc. and there goes the Peace I desire. There is a song that states a fact, "Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me." I do realize that everyone is exactly where they are in the "waking up" process however and as I end this post I suddenly realize I have also become caught in the ego by even registering an opinion, lol.

In a sense, your guidance is correct. All is well.

And... when you go to a restaurant, you place your order -- because that is what is called for. You are hungry. When the order arrives, you facilitate the food's journey to your mouth with your fork.

If you have children, I would imagine that, periodically, you remind them that peace is preferable to war.

Is there a difference, then, in reminding the President; in reminding the world?

When it's time for a holiday, you may choose Hawaii rather than Bali. Why would you do this? Because of your preference (opinion), of course.

I have always been curious as to the rationale behind your interpretation of the course, because a basic course premise is that we are brothers and sisters, and we are one. There is NO difference between feeding a hungry child in Africa and feeding a hungry child in your home. There is NO difference between facilitating peace in your home and facilitating peace in the world.

Thank you, sister, for sharing on this beautiful day.

Love,

Nancy
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