On the question of education, the deepest truest goal is consistent peace of mind. For decades, education has been seen as the answer to all the world’s problems. It hasn’t worked. Jesus says that you have over-learned an impossible lesson. You have taught yourself that you are separate from God and you perpetuate this. If you were a teacher and you gave a child an impossible learning goal, that would be cruel. A goal that could never be accomplished. It would ensure learning failure. The ego is an impossible learning goal. It is a goal of separation. If you continue with this you will never have peace of mind. And so we need to unlearn the thought systems of the world and anything that would perpetuate the separation. David gives an example of his grandmother who was diagnosed with dementia and seemingly remembered almost nothing but was very happy.
As A Course in Miracles teaches, the happy dream of non-judgment is the goal; not God. As we release our beliefs and see through forgiving eyes, the Holy Spirit will provide everything we think we need. As we let go of judgment, the Spirit will work through us in a very beautiful and joyful way! We will experience the happy dream!
You do not choose your own awakening classroom. The ego will have you look for more exciting classrooms. You do not find the goal, peace of mind, by shifting the scenes around. Your mind/consciousness is the classroom. Until you see that, it can seem more attractive and alluring to shift the scenes.
God did not create you to strive to be a better self. That is a defense against “Be still and know that I am God.” (T-4.in.2:2) Let go of the images and open to love and light. There is no sacrifice in this, only the discovery of Self. You may experience disorientation; don’t try to figure it out; surrender. Be held by a mighty companion. Spirit will guide you.