As this is the first blog for my new website, I thought I’d introduce myself and share a little about Who I Am, and What I’m about!
I’m a student, practitioner and teacher of A Course in Miracles. No, I’m not Marianne Willaimson or David Hoffmeister or Gary Renard – three successful and amazing Course Teachers (who all happen to be Americans), but I have a few students and after setting up a Home Study Group in Guildford in 2008 with just a couple, my son and myself, something I’d wanted to do ever since I started studying the Course in 2007, I’m pleased to say that our Group is still going strong and has 11 members!
We meet in each other’s homes and after reading some of the Text (or during) we discuss how we are putting the Course’s teachings into our everyday lives – or more importantly, HOW we can use them to help us grow and become enlightened. Not that the Course uses that term, it talks about Salvation and Atonement, but Nirvana and enlightenment are more commonly used by spiritual seekers – like you and me!
Language and jargon can be very misleading, or very helpful. But I’ll tell you one thing, it is very hard indeed to describe an enlightened moment, or a spiritual experience!
One thing many people get muddled up about is the “ego”.
It is not your personality or characteristics. It is a thought belief system in your mind. Not in your brain or “in your head” … in your mind! It sends you thoughts all the time (thousands all day long) about this and that, judgement calls usually, whether you like her or dislike him, and most usually about ourselves – and very often negative, self-defeating thoughts like “I’m not good enough”, etc.
Another thing that is commonly misunderstood is the mind. The mind is not in our heads, or in our brains. In fact, we are IN our minds! Well, that’s obviously something for the physicists to ponder, but Science is beginning to understand what metaphysics and esoteric teachings have known for aeons.
To learn more – do contact me, Jacquie, using the contact form on the website. I look forward to hearing from you – not for an esoteric discussion because we’d be here all day! But to assist you on your spiritual path. I look forward to hearing from you.
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