Dr. Jeffrey Seibert and Dr. Rosemarie LoSasso
One of the more challenging teachings of the Course for students to accept is that there is nothing that we need to do to attain salvation – “I need do nothing” (T-18.VII). The title of this workshop was inspired by a number of statements Kenneth makes in A Vast Illusion, among them: “Salvation does not need to be accomplished or achieved, but merely accepted. … We do not work out our salvation through events within the [world]. We work it out by choosing, beyond time, to let go of all that appears to be in time” (pp. 71,167). While still identified as bodies, it is difficult for us to believe that what we do as bodies is truly irrelevant to the change of mind through forgiveness that Jesus is leading us towards. But in fact our efforts to do anything interfere with that process. This class will explore, through readings and discussion, all the ways in which we make time real through our effortful actions, thereby reinforcing our unconscious guilt, and how salvation can be found only in the present moment, outside of time and space.
Original Workshop Date: 06/2015