It always happens that as I near the end of some grand unlearning venture, I receive what I have determined to be the next step in sealing the door shut on the separation experience. My taking of A Course of Love has come to an end. Undoubtedly, there will be occasions when I pick it up to reflect on how to respond to some experience that I might be involved in, just as I do with A Course in Miracles. But I have digested ACOL and I apply those lessons, which mainly comprise unlearning a false identity, in my daily experience. I do the best I can. While some days are better than others, overall the way is becoming easier and clearer.
That clarity extends to my calling to transform how we work and play on this planet. Close to three-fourths of America’s 100 million employees are disengaged at work. According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, January, 2015, 31.5% of American employees are engaged. That percentage is the highest since 2000! Young workers are the least engaged. Business leaders are amiss at what to do, and how to stave off billions in lost productivity every year. They’re desperate for a solution. They busy themselves formulating methods that will direct employees back into the depths of the old paradigm: working mindlessly and unquestionably for the bottom line. They’re trapped in the “reaction” mode, when what’s needed is a “response” of alignment with the shift that is occurring.
Some of what I have come to know from doing ACIM and taking ACOL is that the very appearance of the knowledge systems contained in these courses is a sign that it’s not going to be business as usual on this planet; these courses are a call to return to “unity” consciousness. The human consciousness experiment in the separation has failed miserably. Or it could be said that it has been a success at demonstrating that the belief in separation and duality is insane (an oft repeated word from ACIM).
It is not, by any means, only the students of these knowledge systems who are aware of the shift that we are experiencing. Indigenous, primal cultures have spoken of this impending disintegration of the old way for hundreds of years. These courses are a “response” to and for those who no longer have access to these traditional wisdom cultures.
ACOL highlights the core beliefs of the separation. It explores their effects on planetary life. It makes clear how these core beliefs have created the structures and systems that now enslave us. It suggests that there is another way out of the malaise.
The way begins with the acceptance that there is, beyond a shadow of doubt, a relationship between what we believe and think and what we experience; that there is zero hope in unraveling the structures of the old earth without first accepting that we are the creators of it. With the initial acceptance, the acceptance of power to create physical reality and the steadfast desire to express power in a new way, the falling away of the old earth is inevitable.
Our acceptance is the inspiration for the creation of a new narrative and a new declaration of independence from dysfunctional and degenerative beliefs that have created our experience, in and out of the American workplace.
There is a confusion here that you would do well to look at clearly. You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. A Course in Miracles Ch. 2. VI. 2