|"As a Student of A Course In Miracles (after starting this course), I was very resistant to separating form from non-form or the flesh from spirit. I had much experience with Catholicism, Paganism, Druidism, Taoism, Shamanism, Hinduism, Kriya Yoga, Kabbalah, Judaism, Sufism and several forms of Buddhism but none of them came close to understanding reality as ACIM did. I started researching the Vedanta because ACIM has been known to be the Christian Vedanta and I wanted to understand the roots of that connection.|
I tried applying my beliefs to convince others that their beliefs weren't correct and that they should start looking at the world as unreal and having no effect on anyone who is living or experiencing it.
Alas, I learned that you can not change anyone's beliefs unless they are ready to and even then, they will change them regardless of you or anything else that happens – it will happen when that person or that event is supposed to happen or when the time is right.
Love is the only thing that's real. Everything in this reality is made of Love even when it's manifesting as something else (which doesn't make it real at all). Once you see past the non-love or illusion, then you can see that you don't have to react to the non-loving or illusion and you can just forgive it and take away any belief, feelings, thoughts or emotions connected to that illusion or unreal manifestation of our collective mind.
Even the notion of individuality is an illusion since God and I and everyone else are One and feeling separate is an illusion. The identity self of Ego or Fear wants each of us to stand our ground and reinforce our individual rights to exist when the very existence of this Unreal Universe isn't real at all but a manifestation within the Decision Maker's Mind.
Forgiveness helps undo Judgment. Judgment reinforces the illusion. Forgiveness undoes the Ego and everything associated with it. Once you undo the Ego, all that's left is Love and Reality of being One with God. One Mind, One Will, One Love, One Spirit, One Being is the reality of ACIM.
I will continue to believe in love, emanating this belief from my heart center and help heal the world by undoing the belief that it needs any healing at all.
Thank you for helping me see the light, the truth and accepting Love as the Only Reality."
Rev. Michael Allan Navarro
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This is a collection of essays regarding several courses on metaphysics offered through the Universal Life Church. Our metaphysics courses cover a wide variety of topics in metaphysics and each carry with it its own degree.