Social media marketing is like anything these days, i.e., projected thoughts with the content of the ego wrong mind. Online attacks in the community for A Course in Miracles (ACIM) are via the many comments, quotes and other postings wherein we answer our interpretation which in turn becomes the justification for our response (T-12.I.1) or our reason behind posting, etc. All students have a simple confusion between form and content as well as what it way to join so let’s not sugar coat it: Social media marketing is forms (projected content of the ego wrong mind) from joining with the wrong mind. Therefore, from the outset it’s some attacks until we forgive and start identifying (joining) with the proper mind.
Even yet in the Course, we all sit around online with some type of an electric device mindlessly doing our ego thing. Okay, some could be standing, leaning or lounging:
Sitting around and discussing the Course is different thing as doing the effort of studying the writing and putting the principles into practice to discover what the Course means (Kenneth Wapnick, Rules for Decision).
In the exact same Rules, Wapnick also says, “What provides the ego its power can be your having joined with it, your identification with it.” Forms are projected as a defense against the contrary and are just with the ego wrong mind and thus they cannot matter.
Since social media marketing is about forms which are fragmented projections of the ego, we’re then perceiving the Sonship as fragmented helping to make the error real. Specialness is valued being an idol placed before the Love of God and those perceived differences maintain the separation in the mind. Absolutely any fragmented attribute we judge in another online (or anywhere) must be observed in all of the Sonship since we’re really One in reality. That’s why attack isn’t discrete and must be relinquished (T-7.VI.1).
Discrete means, “Individually separate and distinct.” All attack in any form is the exact same and is meant to divide the entirety of the Sonship because it attacks (fragments) the Sonship via differences as opposed to sameness. Hence, we are able to see why Wapnick would say it is silly to utilize the Course as a weapon when it’s clearly a Course situated in unity.
Finally, let’s add two other word symbol definitions since they are both used through the entire Course:
Demonstrate: Clearly show the existence or truth of something giving proof or evidence.
Reminder: Something that creates you to definitely remember something.
In the Course, “To show is to demonstrate (M-in.2) and we’re always teaching, or demonstrating the ego or God every moment, i.e., the content mind with which we have chosen to join or identify. For contrast, the content of the ego is many projected and different forms acim audio mp3 and the content of the proper mind is unity, sameness, i.e., Love (no projections). You will find no exceptions. It’s one or the other.
Our brothers are a part of us. They are those who teach us who we’re for our learning is a results of what we have taught them (T-9.VI.3) – the ego or God – always. As the dreamer of the dream (T-27.VII.), our dream figures (those online with us and our brothers) are doing what we’re dreaming they are doing based on what we’ve taught (demonstrated). Therefore, they are innocent since it’s our dream. We taught separation or even a murderous attack thought against God and so we all demonstrate said attack in many fragmented forms. Yet if we forgive ourselves for what we have taught (chosen) as opposed to attacking, we find who we’re through our brothers that are the same.
When we are posting quotes, comments or use Course language “at” another we’re really attacking (unloving reminders). If we consider how “at” feels we realize we believe in separation and differences. The commands or demands of the ego must be answered “at” a separated fragment (brother) so we continue to demonstrate our original attack thought and repress our guilt. Course students then go and get online with your many ideas of specialness and their unloving reminders which fragments your brain and maintains the separation (the opposite of unity) which will be the problem.
From the social media marketing platform to personal pages, online friends and groups, forms would be the give attention to social media. Forms do not matter. When we say they do, we shall automatically demonstrate the ego and be unloving and unkind, i.e., we harm others.
Surely there are times when a reminder can be loving and helpful, but very often it’s not. Again, you ought to always use being normal as a criterion. Normal people in the presence of someone who’s sick (and any mind that believes it’s separate is sick), especially a friend or relative, are kind. You may not have to be a spiritual giant or understand stand the difference between non-duality and duality to learn that when someone is sick and in pain, kindness should really be offered compared to that person. As I have been stressing, when you don’t look at fear or guilt, they will automatically be pushed down in your unconscious, and just like automatically will be project out – always. Inevitably, then you wind up judging and attacking other folks (Kenneth Wapnick, The Healing Power of Kindness: Vol. 1, Kindle location 149, underline and parenthesis addition mine).
I wouldn’t have believed such people even existed within the so-called A Course in Miracles community. Having been initiated into this community, I quickly started to think of it as a family group that needed to rehearse ab muscles Course it claimed to believe in (Gary Renard, Your Immortal Reality, Kindle Location 466).
To say it in another way, social media marketing is part of the dream of devastation, a murderous thought against God. It’s the seeking without (in forms) in order to avoid looking within which will be ab muscles heart of social media marketing:
The search implies you’re not whole within and fear to check upon your devastation, but prefer to find outside yourself for everything you are (T-29.VII.4). Imagine if you looked within and saw no sin? This “fearful” question is one the ego never asks (T-23.IV.3).
A loving reminder has absolutely nothing regarding forms as it is exemplary kindness of mind which vision is of sameness and unity – One. If nothing is different, there’s nothing to attack for One is at home with God while these days and sees only Christ in brothers. One would demonstrate something quite unique:
(2:1) To them [those that are sick] God’s teachers come, to represent another choice which they had forgotten. Your only function is usually to be a reminder to others they can make the exact same choice you did – certainly not through words, but through the love and peace you demonstrate to them. (2:2-3) The simple presence of a teacher of God is a reminder. His thoughts look for the proper to question what the in-patient has accepted as true. The individual – really many of us – has accepted the ego’s thought system as true.
To continue this important caution, the majority of the time you would never say what, “The same choice I make you possibly can make, because our minds are one.” Love’s presence which will be beyond your ego’s thought system is what teaches, not by your words, but by the teacher you have chosen in your mind, the presence within you. You could be teaching ACIM and get every theological point correct, but if there is no love in your heart, you’re not teaching ACIM (Ibid Kindness, Vol.1, Kindle Locations 396-399, underline mine).
A teacher of God is anyone who has accepted their function, which will be to show and learn forgiveness… We teach what we’re learning and, once we teach it, we learn it (What It Means To Be A Teacher Of God, Part 1, FACIM, Kenneth Wapnick).
God’s peace is recognized in the beginning just by one thing: In every way it’s totally unlike all previous experiences. It calls in your thoughts nothing that went before. It brings with it no past associations. It is a new thing entirely (M-20.2).
The ego commands action (like posting comments, quotes and using language “at” others). The Holy Spirit doesn’t command. It merely reminds (T-5.II.7). Remember, it’s one or another, i.e., an unloving or loving reminder. – always.
Do Not Harm
In the Appendix of, “The Healing Power of Kindness: Vol. 1,” Wapnick reprinted, “Do No Injury to Anyone.” It is a short essay on implementing the Hippocratic oath into the practice of ACIM, i.e., an easy reminder for all students of A Course in Miracles who seek to use its principles to living on earth (Kindle location 678). He explores how we ought to undertake a detailed and honest examination of how we having been using others in our lives to fulfill our desires and needs, and how it’s harmful because we have no regard for the welfare of others. Using people for our needs can be an attack on them which engenders guilt in us (Kindle location 699). A “eureka” moment occurs – I finally realize I used the written word for attack (Kindle location 709, underlining mine).
Harm is the end result of judgment. It’s the dishonest act that follows a dishonest thought. It is a verdict of guilt upon a brother, and therefore on oneself. It’s the conclusion of peace and the denial of learning (M-4.IV.1)… (being an unloving reminder of the attack considered to others and thus ourselves)… Thus, Jesus is explaining to us how our judgments of others are preceded by our judgment of ourselves (M-4.IV.1, and Ibid, Kindle location 729). It states unequivocally – fairly early in his training – that a student of A Course in Miracles must learn that harmfulness must be totally undone or he would never learn the Holy Spirit’s lessons (M-4.IV.1:8-11, Ibid, Kindle location 739, parenthesis addition mine)
If we’re not being kind (no harming and no attacking) we cannot learn nor understand the kind principles of the Course because we’re not putting them into practice. We’re justing sitting around talking online with the ego via unloving reminders as attacks which are all kinds of the exact same murderous thought because we refuse to check within and actually do the forgiveness work.