How you read the Course depends on the readiness of the mind. A teenage “crystal child” went to a Course group in Cincinnati and read their minds. Such a one need not read the Course cover-to-cover. Most Course students, however, read the Course cover-to-cover, not just once, but many times. Some don’t read it front-to-back, but pick it up and open it to use as an oracle.
We teach what we believe through our attitudes. My life is an open book. I wanted to have heart-to-heart talks with people, and do that for a living. How surprising to find that this was possible! All answers are tucked away inside our hearts. At the Monastery, we are very attentive to our emotions; we learn to remove these obstructions to peace. “There are no small upsets,” (W-5.4:3) it says in A Course in Miracles. We literally crucify ourselves when we hold onto them.
David answers a question from the audience on feeling arrogant when starting to let the Holy Spirit speak through as a miracle worker. David shares his early experiences of letting the Holy Spirit pour through him, and how the ego would lash out on his drive home from Course groups. The ego is extremely threatened by the Spirit because consistent miracle working is the end of the ego.