The attacker is the one in need

An essential theme that is taught in the Course is that, when under attack, we are not the one who is in need; the attacker is. Robert will explore this key theme from the standpoint of several different sections in which it is set forth.

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Announcing a major change and expansion in our online community

After 9 years, a major change is coming for the CCC, beginning in September. In the wake of the release of the Complete and Annotated Edition of the Course, we are creating a space for a larger community devoted to studying the Course and walking this path together. Please join me for a discussion of this new community. There will be ample time for both questions and answers.

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The real world—is it part of our understanding?

The real world is a key concept in the Course, but have we incorporated it into our understanding of the Course and into our teaching of the Course?

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“The Fear of Redemption”

This section in Chapter 13 is one of the more powerful, stand-out sections in the Text. What we will focus on in this class is the practical application in the section, in which we uncover “the loving mind that thought it made [delusions] in anger.”

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A Special Curriculum

“A Special Curriculum” (T-12.VII) stresses that we are not in a good position to be our own teacher and design our own curriculum. What implications does this have for how we learn the Course and for how we teach the Course?

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Looking at the cause of fear

The Text section “Looking at the Cause of Fear” (T-12.III) tells us that we are like little children hiding under the covers, refusing to look at what frightens us. If we did, this sections says, we would see that our fear is groundless. But what does it mean to take off the covers and look? What are we looking at and what does it mean to look at it?

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Acknowledging God

“The Denial of God” (T-10.V) says that the core of the separation is the denial of God, which we need to replace with the acknowledgment of God. But what exactly does it mean to acknowledge God?

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The Correction of Error

This powerful and provocative section (T-9.III) challenges our need to correct our brother’s errors, saying that even if he is wrong, we should still tell him that he is right. How can we take this section’s message on board without going overboard?

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Projection vs. extension

“The Ego’s Use of Projection” (T-7.VII) describes the contrast between projection and extension. We need to understand these two dynamics, but we also need to be able to identify which one we are in at a given time and to consciously set aside projection and invoke extension.

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Why doesn’t God just wake us up?

This question, which occurs to most Course students at some point, is beautifully answered in a section in the CE called “The Call to Awake” (T-6.VI). This answer could potentially reframe your whole picture of the Course and of life on earth.

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