The purpose of this Blog is to assist you with deepening into A Course In Miracles (ACIM) by clarifying the concept of Oneness, often called non-duality.
“Complexity is not of God. How could it be, when all He knows is One? He knows of one creation, one reality, one truth and but one Son. Nothing conflicts with oneness.”
The Teachings of the Course are completely non-dual in nature. I find that the viewpoint of Oneness is absent in most ACIM learning aids. As a Life Coach that Coaches using the principles of ACIM and an ACIM Group Facilitator for a number of years, I have noticed that the idea of Oneness remains elusive, even to veterans of the Course. Oneness cannot be grasped, but reaching toward it is vital for noticing where we have declared that there is “something else”.
“What is everything leaves room for nothing else. Yet is this magnitude beyond the scope of this curriculum. Nor is it necessary we dwell on anything that cannot be immediately grasped.”
Although it is not necessary, we shall find it greatly rewarding to have the patience to accustom our minds to this abstraction. For this reason, my focus will of this blog will be on the concept of Oneness as expressed in the Workbook for Students. I chose the Workbook lessons because it provides Course students with an opportunity to apply the theoretical to daily life. It is the opportunity for Course students to transform information to Knowledge.
For each lesson in the Workbook, I will supply a commentary highlighting the Oneness aspect of its teaching. The way that I recommend that you use this blog is:
1) Read the workbook lesson on line or the printed version.
2) Read the corresponding commentary to integrate the idea of Oneness into that lesson.
3) Follow instructions in the workbook lessons
Some commentaries are short and some are not. Occasionally, there will be brief essays to assist you more broadly with the teachings of Pure Oneness in ACIM.