Is storytelling good or bad? The ego made up all the stories, and will use storytelling to justify emotions and to reinforce the personality identity. Yet storytelling can also be used by the Spirit to heal and bless. The real question to ask is, “What is the point, the purpose, of the story?” Just as Jesus only told stories that had a clear point and purpose to them, so too should we be equally mindful as to why we are telling a story.
Anger 5–10 mins, Accepting Correction, Beliefs and Concepts, Choice and Free Will, Ego, Expression Sessions, Metaphysics, Practical Steps, Self-Honesty, Separation, Theory vs Experience, Undoing the Ego
There is no true answer to the question, “How did the separation happen?” A short while into the scribing of A Course in Miracles, Helen and Bill asked Jesus, “Wait a minute! How could the separation have happened in the first place!?” Jesus’ answer was, “You can tell by your emotions that you believe it happened!” In this humorous and insightful video, David expounds on this answer from Jesus by explaining how the Course was written for the mind that believes in the separation and therefore must meet the mind where it believes it is. All the things of this world which hold no value are magnified by the ego as a distraction. It is an upside-down and backwards world we live in.
There are many helpful stepping-stone concepts on the way towards Enlightenment, including concepts such as reincarnation and psychic abilities. Though they still imply separate minds and separate bodies, they can help open the mind beyond older, more traditional and limiting human perspectives. It is always important to remember the “A Course in Miracles” teaching that all concepts are neutral and it is only the purpose to which they are put that matters. Psychic abilities that are misused for the purpose of glorifying the personality-self will only hurt the mind and reinforce the ego. But they can also be used to bless and inspire when given over to the Spirit for the purpose of teaching forgiveness.