Jeanette (Prysiaznuik) Shewchuk
Jeanette (Prysiaznuik) Shewchuk

Book Blog - Grief

    I am a dedicated student and teacher of  A COURSE IN MIRACLE.  The question is: "How did we get here?" We are in this world but not of this world. The mind is dreaming a dream of a world, within which it is imagining multiplicities of itself experiencing a life.  To quote A Course in Miracles: "Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea, at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh. In his forgetting (to laugh) did the thought become a serious idea, and possible of both  accomplishment and real effects." (text, p.544,T-27.VIII.6:2-3)

     We are given this myth to help us grasp the concept of the original event. Our minds are not capable of integrating a complete comprehension of the absolute Truth. The Christ Mind, of which we are all a part, is an extension of the Mind of God. The Son of God had a thought, a what if thought. A mad idea! An idea of separating from the Essence to experience specialness, much like the story of the prodigal son in the Bible. This thought lasted only a split second and disappeared just as quickly. It was only a thought, fleeting like the many thoughts we believe we have in our heads. In and out, gone from mind, or maybe not?

    Rather than laughing at such a preposterous idea, the Son of God took it seriously and believed that the thought of being separated from God had actually happened. This caused intense guilt, immediately followed by fear of God's anger. So, a thought of something happening, that didn't actually happen, transformed into a fear and guilt-based reality. This thought literally took on a life of its own.