Thursday, May 10, 2012
What is the Body? 7
The following series of posts, begun on May first, are taken from Ken Wapnick’s, Journey Through the Workbook of a Course in Miracles, Vol. Seven, pages 69-72. They represent a radical alternative to our ‘normal’, everyday view of the human body and our traditional views of spirituality. This view is both horrifying and exhilarating. See what you think. It’s best not to swallow these ideas whole, nor reject them out of hand. What’s best is to chew them over, mull them and reflect upon the rare occasions when the ideas seem to explain your experience. The Course itself is believed to be channeled by Jesus as a correction to what’s been done with his ideas.
“Having caused a veil to fall across the Son’s mind, blotting out all memory of how and why the body was made, the ego ensures he will forget the body’s specific purpose, with no memory of its source. Even if we are regressed to the moment of birth, the birth canal, the womb, or even the egg and sperm, we still have no memory of the mind from which we came.
“No matter how many past lives we may access, no recollection remains of the mind the ego has obliterated from our remembrance. Thus is the ego allowed to lie and lie and lie yet again, for we have forgotten that the current lie was a defense against the previous one, which defended against the lie that came before that. By the ego’s making us forget what preceded our existence, we have no way of questioning its strategy.”