Cheers Course Students,
This past week we worked on Lessons 234 through 240 in the Workbook for Students. One of the things that many students struggle with when going through the Lessons for the first time is the struggle to give up the thinking mind. Prior to working with A Course in Miracles, the ego mind became used to trying to figure things out with ourselves and our lives through analysis and contemplation. A key thing to realize is that this is only a delaying maneuver and will only waste time. Try to recognize when you are doing this and then stop and give yourself permission to set it aside. The Lessons we are working with now are teaching us how to go within and simply commune with God. Remember to give up your thoughts and to practice having no thoughts during your meditations, and then just wait for the Holy Spirit to bring forth waves of peace within you. These are gifts from God that will fill you with joy in the manner of minutes instead of hours or days of wasted contemplation.