“A Course in Miracles” Insight

Jackie Lora Jones PortraitOften when we have “problems” in our lives, we hope or pray for “specific” solutions.  No doubt this is how we’ve been taught, listening to the ego all these years.  The Course teaches that the world and body being unreal (part of the illusion of separation from our creator) means that our problems and answers cannot be found there.  Rather, the one problem is our BELIEF in the world and body.  Since beliefs are in the mind, that is the only place they can be undone.   We can use our power to choose the Holy Spirit’s  thought system that reminds us the problems we “seem” to experience in the world are part of the dream of separation.

Seeking no answer in the world can be a relief.  Choosing peace instead of a complicated agenda helps undo error by addressing the REAL problem and correcting error in the mind by choosing the Right-Minded teacher – the Holy Spirit.  Then when taking action it will be inspired action having chosen the Right-Minded teacher.

Understanding the metaphysics of the Course’s thought system is necessary, but practice is what will produce the EXPERIENCE of peace.

Each day we can remember there are two teachers in the mind and only one of them is real.  Those who seek controversy (listening to the ego’s voice) will find it.  Those that seek peace (the Holy Spirit’s voice) will find it.  Sometimes we have to choose in every moment! We can keep practicing and be gentle with ourselves!

Be well everyone,

Jackie

Choosing Spirit Leads to Inner Peace

Jackie Lora Jones PortraitI hope today finds you well!

One of my specialties is retraining the mind to attain inner peace.   What does that mean and how do we do it?

We live in an overstressed society and people are looking for relief.  Relief from a troubled relationship, a job,  an ailment,  taking care of someone, depression and so forth.

The problem is we’re looking for help in the wrong place.  We look for answers “in the world” (outside of us) right away instead of first going within and asking Spirit for guidance before taking action.   Most of us  have found that looking for relief outside ourselves, for example with medication, a new job, a new relationship, more money, etc., provides a temporary fix at best.  Why is that? Surely there’s nothing wrong with improving our lives by those means. That’s true. However, permanent relief and inner peace is never achieved.  Once we “fix” one problem in our world, another problem arises to take it’s place.

While we are are choosing our temporary fixes which can be necessary and helpful, we can also be aware that there is another choice in the Mind which provides “inspiration” to keep choosing spirit – leading to a consistent experience of peace and a permanent solution to our “problems”.

How does choosing Spirit help us? When we surrender to our Higher Self  we are inviting guidance from a higher thought system , which is our Right Mind where the Holy Spirit resides.  The Holy Spirit can see your whole life’s timeline in the world’s “classroom”.  The body is your communication tool moving through your life curriculum.  The body is an extension of the ego fear-based thought system.

Guidance can come from a place attuned to love or Spirit instead of fear. This is the other choice in the Mind (opposite of the ego) – the Holy Spirit’s classroom where He will interpret your life events differently.

Seeing your life situation from this perspective helps  attain permanent inner peace.  You can move through life and navigate  challenges from a peaceful place, letting love flow through you and your responses rather than acting and reacting out of fear.

Wake-up each day and place the Holy Spirit in charge of your day! Your external circumstances may or may not change, however, your EXPERIENCE can be peaceful no matter what is happening around you.

Say to yourself ” My body is my communication tool.  Spirit ( my true identity) is in charge of my day today.”

Be well everyone!

Jackie 🙂