Lesson 6 – I am upset because I see something that is not there.

What I see is a deception. This idea that I am upset because I see something that is not there brings the realized master, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj to mind.

The yogi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, followed his teacher’s instructions on pure faith. He simply trusted.

Nisargadatta said, “My Guru ordered me to attend to the sense ‘I am’ and to give attention to nothing else. I just obeyed. I did not follow any particular course of breathing, or meditation, or study of scriptures. Whatever happened, I would turn away my attention from it and remain with the sense ‘I am’. It may look too simple, even crude. My only reason for doing it was that my Guru told me so. Yet it worked!”*

We can do the same with A Course in Miracles. Because it rings true to me, I am inclined to try everything it suggests. In the trying, comes an experience which reinforces the spark in me which recognizes what is True.

It once made no sense that, “There are no small upsets. They are all equally disturbing to my peace of mind.” But now it does. The first miracle principle in the Text tells us that “There is no order of difficulty in miracles.” From that we can extrapolate that there are no big or small upsets. When you find this comforting, rather than infuriating, you are on your way.