Not a course in miracles

Spirit tells me that the lessons He

Will teach me will not result in

Miracles, and that my progress,

And that of everyone else is

Guaranteed. Its only a matter

Of enough experience to

Persuade us to adapt to

The realities of Life.


This is not a course in miracles,

He assures me, but a struggle

Toward enlightenment. First

Comes pain.


Stop. What kind of assurance

Is that? Who wants pain?


Not pain, alone, He tells me.

There are other stresses, too.

I protest. This is not the way

I remember learning in school.


Spirit questions my memory of

How I learned what I did, and

Suggests that everything

I have ever learned, is as

Taught in OUR primary school.


You (meaning me) and some others

Seem to forget that experience was

Always your best teacher. But,

That alone, was never enough.

We need to reflect on experience

Or suffer the pain of needing to

Repeat the lesson. It’s as

Simple as that.


What about compassion?


My compassion for you is

Genuine and deep, but

It does not replace experience.

Lessons need to be learned.


Whatever made me think that

Study with Spirit was a blessing.

It is, He tells me, and,

You know it.


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