FAQ Topic Archives: Q & A

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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Where does the Holy Spirit go when we all wake up?

Q. I’m struggling with the question of the reality of the Holy Spirit. For instance, where does the Holy Spirit go when we all wake up? Is the Holy Spirit just part of the dream, or is He eternal, and so still around when the dream is over? A. The Course directly addresses the question […]

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Is it ever appropriate to forgive ourselves directly?

Q. You say that the Course’s main focus is on forgiving ourselves in the act of forgiving others. Does this still mean that it’s still sometimes appropriate to forgive ourselves directly? Such as if we are experiencing jealousy, or feelings of lack, or any other negative stuff that’s going on in our mind.

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Is there any Circle material available in Spanish?

Q. I can understand English reasonably well, but prefer to read in my native language, Spanish. Has any of the Circle’s material been translated and where can I find it? A. Here is our page listing all articles with Spanish translations. Circle bookstore has five items for sale in Spanish. There is also some Circle […]

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Can you help me understand Christ-control versus Christ-guidance?

Q. I’ve been reading in the Urtext about  Christ-control and Christ-guidance. They sound important, but I’m not quite sure what the difference is. Can you help me understand them?

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Who do I talk to: God, the Holy Spirit, or Jesus?

A. I must admit I’ve always been a bit confused on who to talk to: God, the Holy Spirit, or Jesus. Can you help me clear up some of the confusion? So, who do you address your questions to? Is it dependent on the type of question?

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Is it true that none of us go fully to God until all of us are released?

Q. From Review V in the Workbook I understand that Jesus cannot fully be released until we all are released. Does that mean none of us go fully to God until all of us are released? That Jesus is waiting for us?

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Isn’t it important to just “be with” our painful emotions and not treat them as problems to be solved?

Q. I am concerned about a “going to the light” approach which I see in spiritual people. Isn’t it important to learn to just “be with” our painful emotions in a nonjudgmental way, rather than labeling them as “negative” and treating them as problems to be solved?

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What does the Course mean by “the Word of God”?

Q. I was asked to explain the meaning of “the Word of God” in the Course. I could only answer days later, after thinking, that the Word of God is truth, ideas, creative manifestation, divine intelligence, infinite love. Can you explain to me what this term means?

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How can we be punishing ourselves for things we aren’t aware of?

Q. In a class, you said that we look at our past and think, “I was hard done-by.” But then, you said, somewhere inside we look at the same past and say, “I caused others to be hard done-by. That’s my special burden and that’s why I was hard done-by. I was being punished for […]

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