In this second article in the collection on the "miracle" and the "mind," we're planning to continue our discussion of spiritual specialness as some one being plumped for by Lord to accomplish His perform without realizing it is truly the ego. In A Course in Miracles (ACIM), several link being fully a Course teacher of God with being miracle-minded just once we see in many religions with chosen spiritual leaders such as a pastors, ministers and priests, etc.
In the very first report on religious specialness, we incorporated a offer by Kenneth Wapnick that, "Love is quiet and need not make assertions." Being some one opted for by Lord to accomplish "god's work" is definitely an a course in miracles of the confidence; and it generates the error real. It is just a safety against God's Love whereby we don't observe that we're really competitive with God (and hence everyone).
Mr. Wapnick even offers some great articles that get straight to the point on this matter. They are taken from his two-book collection on, "The Message Of A Course In Miracles" which is filled with what the Course does and doesn't say. These estimates speak for themselves and do not need reinterpretation: Spiritual specialness describes people acting out their egos' specialness, but disguising it as religious dress.
That usually comes in the proper execution of thinking they have received "special" instructions, "special" favors, or "special" commissions from "special" heavenly people such as for example Jesus or the Holy Soul, which serves to produce these folks spiritually different from others and thus more "special" (Few Pick To Listen, p. 141). What we are contacting "spiritual specialness" appears in the members of almost all religious or spiritual movements.
This frequently is available in the proper execution of thinking that the party or members have been singled out by God or the Sacred Heart to execute some holy function which will benefit humanity and lead towards the keeping of the world. But, such intrinsic specialness is clearly not the case with the teachings of A Course in Miracles (Few Pick To Hear, p. 144).