About the Lessons
Course says, "An untrained mind can accomplish nothing. It is the purpose of the exercises to train the mind to think along the lines which the course (teachings) sets forth. The exercises are very simple. They do not require more than a few minutes, and it does not matter where or when you do them."
The purpose of these exercises is to train the mind to a different perception of everything in the world. The workbook is divided into two sections, the first dealing with the undoing of what you see now, and the second with the restoration of sight.
The lessons need no preparation. They are numbered, running from 1 to 365. The training period is one year. Do not undertake more than one exercise a day.
It is recommended that each exercise be repeated several times a day, preferably in a different place each time, and if possible in every situation in which you spend any long period of time.
The purpose is to train the mind to generalize the lessons, so that you will understand that each of them is as applicable to one situation as it is to another."
You will begin with lessons that will introduce thinking exercises for a different way of perceiving our world. The following is a sampling.
Lesson 1 - "Nothing I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] means anything."
Lesson 2 - "I have given everything I see in this room[on this street, from this window, in this place] all the meaning that it has for me."
Lesson 3 - "I do not understand anything I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place]."
Lesson 4 - "These thoughts do not mean anything. They are like the things I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place]."
Lesson 5 - "I am never upset for the reason I think."
Remember lessons are based on the teachings. The teachings will give the lessons an easier understanding. Most of the teachings are provided online, featured on course teachings websites and others, and complete books, but the lessons are provided as independent self study. You can download a PDF copy of the workbook mind training lessons here. No email or anything else required for download. Click here for download.
Course Not Religious
Many claim NOT to be religious and I am one of them. Tried to be, but failed at it. However, I am religious about expounding the study of our minds to learn how to think a better world. On religion, the course teaches, "All religion is the recognition that the irreconcilable cannot BE reconciled. Click here to learn what course teaches about religion.
Prayer is the medium of miracles.
Prayer is the natural communication of the Created with the Creator.
Through prayer, love is received, and through miracles love is expressed.
Miracles are thought creations. Thought can create lower-order or higher-order realities.
One creates the physical, and the other the spiritual. We believe in what we create.
Every Mind Has to Join
Atonement, is a spiritual term, I've never thought about until studying the course. I've never considered its meaning. Now, I've learned that the atonement is our final lesson and we all will have to join it. Didn't know I needed this, did you? Learn about the atonement here... Listen to the audio.