FAQ Tag Archives: God

What is the relationship between the Course and the Bible?

Q. How do you see the relationship between the Course and the Bible? A. This is a huge question, on which there can be a number of responsible and intelligent views. The main views I’m aware of are three: Total (or near-total) harmony Total (or near-total) disharmony The Course as the third testament, the third […]

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What are the laws of God?

Q. In a nutshell, what are the laws of God? I take them to be analogous to the laws of physics, statements of foundational truth, such as I am as God created me. The Course mentions the laws of God frequently, but as far as I can see, we have to ferret out just what […]

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Will transcending the ego mean losing my personal identity?

Q. I can’t help feeling a little apprehension about waking up or transcending the ego, because I feel like I will be losing my personal identity. I will probably gain more than I lose, but I’m not clear on what that will be. A. The fear of loss of identity, of course, is at the […]

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Can a chemical imbalance block my connection with God?

Q. I came down with a bad case of the flu recently and I thought I would feel better if I meditated and practiced my Workbook lesson. Yet instead of feeling more connected, I felt totally cut off, from God and from the Course. It all seemed completely meaningless, and no matter how hard I […]

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Does God send us lessons?

Q. Does God give us lessons? When I hear the idea that the Holy Spirit is giving us lessons, I get confused and a little scared. It sounds like the punishing God who gives us trials and takes things away from us so that we will get His message. A. The Course does consistently teach […]

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How is meditation a collaborative venture?

Q. I am a bit puzzled by that line in the Urtext, “Meditation is a collaborative venture with God.” How do we collaborate with God through our meditations? What’s the relationship between that and being in relationship with others? A. Meditation is a collaborate venture with God in the same way that kissing is a […]

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How can God be lonely if the separation never happened?

Q. How can God be lonely if the separation never happened? Doesn’t that idea make the separation totally real? It implies that God is out there somewhere lonely and I am here lonely and we need to be reunited. It doesn’t say that this is my experience, it says this is how it is. Wouldn’t […]

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After we return to God, what prevents us from separating again?

Q. After we return to God, what prevents our “fall” from happening again? A. The Course does address this very briefly in one place. “When the Atonement is complete and the whole Sonship is healed,” it says, “The Holy Spirit will remain with the Sons of God, to bless their creations and keep them in […]

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Do we actually do anything in Heaven

Q. I know that once God takes the final step for us we will enter Heaven and bask in His indescribable Love for us, and in our unshaken innocence and Selfhood, but do we actually do anything in Heaven? I guess what I’m almost equating Heaven with is this: If someone is basking in the […]

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Is God conscious?

Q. Is God conscious? I have heard that God is not aware of certain things, like time, which has made me wonder if He is aware at all, at least in a way that we would understand. Maybe it’s more accurate to think of God as unconscious. What do you think? A. Technically speaking, I […]

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