Our topic is “‘Safety is the complete relinquishment of attack’: Thoughts on how to respond to Donald Trump’s election victory.” Since the election on November 8, many Course students have shared with us that they are having a difficult time coping emotionally with Donald Trump’s victory and what his presidency might bring. In this class, based on an article Greg has just written, we want to offer some thoughts on how to respond to this event from a Course perspective. (Note: Trump supporters are welcome; the counsel offered in this class is nonpolitical and can be applied to any life situation.)
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In this final class on the body, we will look at the Holy Spirit’s use of the body and joyous results of that, following the same three-part division of pride, pleasure, and attack.
In this class, we will continue looking at Bill’s journal and what it tells us about applying the Course in everyday life. Robert will attempt to wrap it all up in one simple picture.
In the last class, we looked at our use of the body for pride, pleasure, and attack. In this class, we will look at the emotional cost of using the body in this way. Then we’ll look at the Holy Spirit’s use of the body and the joyous results of that.
Bill Thetford kept a journal in August and September of 1966, less than a year from the time the Course began coming through. It turns out to be a great snapshot of what it looks like to try to live one’s life according to the Course.
As we continue to touring through the basics, our next class will be on the body—an absolutely massive topic in the Course. If we are to be effective teachers, we not need to not only have a basic grasp of the Course teachings about the body, but also to be endeavoring to mirror those teachings in relation to our own body.
As we continue to going through the basics, our next class will be on the Holy Spirit, one of the central characters in the Course, yet also a nexus of endless confusion, even among experienced students and teachers. We will look at what the Holy Spirit is and is not. And we will look at His role and how we should (and should not) relate to Him.
“Atonement” is one of the most significant terms in the Course, but what does it actually mean and how can it become personally meaningful to us?
In our continuing emphasis on covering the basics, our next class will be on Jesus. While we have had classes before that dealt with various subjects relating to Jesus, this one will focus on more of the big picture: his place in the Course, how the Course frames its relationship with the Jesus of history, and how we as Course students should see Jesus’ place in our own lives.