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Patricia Robinett has been leading A Course In Miracles study groups for over 20 years. December 27, 2008 she began a new project – to video tape the ACIM Workbook lessons, even though she had never made a video before. Between January 1 and December 31, 2009 she released 365 videos. In 2009 she also released her 35-year project, "Knowledge, The Essence of World Scriptures" which can be purchased at amazon.com.

Lesson 033 – There is another way of looking at the world

Today’s idea is an attempt to recognise that you can shift your perception of the world in both its outer and inner aspects. A full five minutes should be devoted to the morning and evening applications. In these practise periods, the idea should be repeated as often as you find comfortable, though unhurried applications are essential. Alternate between surveying your outer and inner perceptions, but without an abrupt sense of shifting.

Merely glance casually around the world you perceive as outside yourself, then close your eyes and survey your inner thoughts with equal casualness. Try to remain equally uninvolved in both, and to maintain this detachment as you repeat the idea throughout the day.

The shorter exercise periods should be as frequent as possible. Specific applications of today’s idea should also be made immediately, when any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed. For these applications, say:

There is another way of looking at this.

Remember to apply today’s idea the instant you are aware of distress. It may be necessary to take a minute or so to sit quietly and repeat the idea to yourself several times. Closing your eyes will probably help in this form of application.

911, 9-11, Isaiah 11:9 & Knowledge

Have you ever wondered what A Course In Miracles means when it says:

What could God give but Knowledge of Himself? (Text 18.VI)

Or:

Yet even forgiveness is not the end. Forgiveness does make lovely, but it does not create. It is the source of healing, but it is the messenger of Love and not its Source. Here you are led, that God Himself can take the final step unhindered, for here does nothing interfere with Love, letting It be Itself. A step beyond this holy place of forgiveness, a step still further inward but the one you cannot take, transports you to something completely different. Here is the Source of Light; nothing perceived, forgiven nor transformed. But merely known.

This course will lead to Knowledge, but Knowledge Itself is still beyond the scope of our curriculum. Nor is there any need for us to try to speak of what must forever lie beyond words. We need remember only that whoever attains the real world, beyond which learning cannot go, will go beyond it, but in a different way. Where learning ends there God begins, for learning ends before Him Who is complete where He begins, and where there is no end. It is not for us to dwell on what cannot be attained. There is too much to learn. The readiness for Knowledge still must be attained. (Text 18.IX)

The Course speaks of the Knowledge that you can’t get in college. Get updates to this blog and you will hear more readings from Knowledge, the book, the only collection of scriptures that point purposefully at the experience referred to in the Introduction to the Clarification of Terms in the Teacher’s Manual:

A universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible but necessary. It is this experience toward which the course is directed. Here alone consistency becomes possible because here alone uncertainty ends… The ego will demand many answers that this course does not give… and may ask this in many forms. Yet there is no answer; only an experience. Seek only this, and do not let theology delay you.

What Is Knowledge?

What could God give but Knowledge of Himself?

As you read a variety of scriptures, you begin to become aware that they all sound very much alike. This is because they are all speaking about a holy inner experience that completes us, makes us aware that we are whole. Whatever word or name we use for it – God or Allah, Truth, Love, Life Everlasting, the Tao, or a myriad of others – the Eternal Word, the Eternal Name, remains the same in the realm of that inner experience. For instance:

The kingdom of God is within you. 

In you is all of Heaven;
every leaf that falls is given life in you.
Each bird that ever sang will sing again in you.
And every flower that ever bloomed
has saved its perfume and its loveliness for you.

You will also notice that the word “Knowledge” is used quite frequently in every scripture – and ultimately you will realize that it refers to a very special kind of Knowledge, not merely intellectual information or understanding. If, when you read the word “Knowledge”, you give it a capital “K” and use the phrase “Knowledge of God”, then the scripture will often make more sense.

For instance, from Isaiah 11:9…

They will neither harm nor destroy
in all my holy mountain,
for the earth shall be full
of the Knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.

From Chapter 18 in A Course In Miracles – remember to read, “Knowledge of God”…

What could God give but Knowledge of Himself?…

This course will lead to Knowledge, but Knowledge itself is still beyond the scope of our curriculum… The readiness for Knowledge still must be attained.

Love is not learned. Its meaning lies within itself. And learning ends when you have recognised all it is not. That is the interference; that is what needs to be undone. Love is not learned, because there never was a time in which you knew it not. Learning is useless in the Presence of your Creator, Whose acknowledgement of you and yours of Him so far transcend all learning that everything you learned is meaningless, replaced forever by the Knowledge of Love and its one meaning.

To inspire us all (myself included) toward the speedy realization of Knowledge, I put together a book that compares the course’s use of the word “Knowledge” with quotes from many other world scriptures throughout the ages.

If you are interested in learning more about Knowledge, please see my book by that name – Knowledge, The Essence of World Scriptures. You can get it either as an elegant paperback or as a Kindle.  You don’t need to own a Kindle machine to read a Kindle document; you can download the free Kindle program to your computer and read Kindle books on it.

The book Knowledge will provide you with tantalizing new insights into world scriptures and religions. This book makes it very clear that Knowledge of God is your birthright. Knowledge of God is the promise of every scripture.

You will know the Truth
and the Truth will make you free.