The recently announced and rare public appearance of The Master Teacher of A Course in acim in San Jose, CA, at World Wellness Weekend, November 3-5, 2006, challenges us all to consider what constitutes wellness. Is it merely a condition that is the opposite of sickness or are we willing to entertain a larger perspective?
The seemingly impossible dilemma inherent to the human condition is that it appears always to perceive something outside itself. Whether that “something” is a deadly strain of virus, the cancer I am fighting, the spinach I am eating, the car I am driving, the randomness of terrorism, or the obnoxiousness of my next door neighbor—there is always something “out there” that can “get” me. The predicament is the defining characteristic of all human behavior. Trying to find a reference point within the chaos of apparently opposing forces — social, physical, emotional, intellectual, and sexual — I react blindly to whatever I think I perceive. I stand as if within a mirrored ball, bouncing off my own reflection, always in a reaction, projecting onto my body, my family, my community, and my world my own fearful defense against my own perceptions. The human race, the Master Teacher reminds us, is “suffering from the disease of projected self-identity.”
Within the dilemma that is the human condition, we have sought for worldly ‘solutions,’ both political and personal, that have led to either more problems or merely a change in the form of the problem. How quickly everything changes, however, when I take total responsibility for the reality I am experiencing. I am the perceiver of everything I see. I define it, interpret it, and react to it. If there is a problem, it must be mine. Now it is here where the Course is unique and clearly comes from outside the framework of reality as it is known to the human mind. The Course does not seek to change the form of the problem, but to change the mind that thought the problem real. True healing is, as the Course in Miracles asserts, “corrected perception.” It is inclusive of the emotional, spiritual and physical. It is the recognition that no healing was ever necessary! Mankind’s dilemma of being a victim to its own perceived objective condition is solved miraculously in an instantaneous recognition of the Singular nature of reality.
The metamorphosis of mankind to enlightened consciousness is not a process, but an experience within the individual. It occurs in a quantum leap of awareness. As a transmission of the frequency of resurrected mind demonstrated through A Course In Miracles, the Master Teacher collapses time in extraordinary condensed encounters that are designed help you remember the impossibility of sickness. “Could you but realize for a single instant the power of healing that the reflection of God, shining in you, can bring to all the world, you could not wait to make the mirror of your mind clean to receive the image of the holiness that heals the world.” (A Course in Miracles, Chapter 14- IV)
Join the Master Teacher and A Course In Miracles International in San Jose for Wellness Weekend this November. It promises to be “an intense encounter with Reality.” But be careful! What does this recognition cost? It costs the whole world you see!