Today I am going to discuss a revelation that I have had with regards to the spiritual path, the ways of the world, and Specialness. You know around about 11 years ago I discovered an important text, at the time I thought that it was the only Book that mattered in my life, funnily enough the more I read of it the more important the text became in my life. After several years I began to Idolise the book (A Course in Miracles) it just so happens that what I was doing was to exclude everything else, which goes completely contrary to what the text teaches. So for the last 10 or so years I have made the course an idol of specialness. Interestingly the more I idolised the book the less able I was able to read it. I had fallen into the Idol Trap.
I have come to the conclusion that the world makes idols. I realise now that for the past 10 years I was inadvertently idolising A Course in Miracles, not because the book changed my life but because in my mind I had set it apart from all the other spiritual books. It is because I gave this book great importance in my life that I found it so difficult to read. Although this book has changed my life forever it is still just a book of information after all. It is because we idolise certain things in life that we begin to lack peace of mind. Christ said it in no uncertain terms that the love of money is the root of all evil. In other words if we make money an idol we are engaging in an unsavoury form of evil, but why stop at money the love of anything in this world is the root of all evil precisely because it plays into our prejudice. I want to make a point here and that is that making God into an idol is just as destructive to your peace of mind.
Idols are a form of specialness, it is this specialness in our minds that causes a loss of peace. If there is any chance of salvation it is going to be through a peaceful mind. It is the quiet mind that remembers God. Specialness is a way our mind separates the world, feeding our ego and causing chaos to rule our minds. Making exceptions is the one way our mind begins to break down the unity of God into the madness of the world.