The Course Workbook in this website is a week-by-week lesson that aligns with the Course to help you understand its meaning.
Doing the exercises in the Workbook of A Course in Miracles will render the goal of the course possible. Goal: To remember GOD.
"Forgiveness is the means by which we will remember. Through forgiveness the thinking of the world is reversed. The forgiven world becomes the gate of heaven, because by its mercy, we can at last forgive ourselves. Holding no one prisoner to guilt, we become free. Acknowledging Christ in all our brothers, we recognize His Presence in ourselves. Forgetting all our misperceptions, and with nothing from the past to hold us back, we can remember God. Beyond this, learning cannot go. When we are ready, God Himself will take the final step in our return to Him." (Course Preface)
1. An untrained mind can accomplish nothing. It is the purpose of this Workbook to train your mind to think along the lines the text sets forth.
2. The exercises are simple and it does not matter where you do them. Do only one per day.
3. The first section of the Workbook deals with the "undoing of the way you see now" -- which is called false perception. The second section of the Workbook deals with the "acquisition of true perception." Therefore we want to continue to the end of the Workbook so our goal of remembering God will be reached.
4. The purpose of the Workbook is to train your mind in a systematic way to a different perception of everyone and everything in the world.
5. There are no "exceptions" in this mind training program. When true perception has been achieved in connection with any person, situation or event, total transfer to all persons, situations and events is CERTAIN. Withholding true perception from anyone or anything, makes its accomplishment anywhere impossible.
6. The exercises are to be practiced with great specificity, as will be indicated. This will help you to generalize the ideas involved to every situation in which you find yourself, and to everyone and everything in it. Deciding for yourself to whom these ideas are applicable, and to whom they are not, will only serve to interfere with the inclusiveness of the training. These ideas have no limits; they are all-inclusive.
7. The overall aim of the exercises is to increase your ability to extend the ideas you will be practicing to include everything. Then no matter what comes before you, nothing can come against you. This will require no effort on your part. The exercises themselves meet this kind of transfer.
8. Apply the ideas as the lessons direct you to do. No more, and no less, than this. They may appear to be hard to believe, all the way to "downright unacceptable," but lay aside your judgment, and just do them. All will come clear as you go along.
9. Remember only this: you need not believe the ideas, you need not accept them, nor welcome them. Some of them you may actively resist. None of this will matter, or decrease their efficacy. Do not make exceptions to any of the lessons, exclude no one when applying the ideas, and regardless of your reactions to any of the lessons or the persons, situation, or events to which you are applying them, lay aside your judgments, however briefly, and . . .
JUST USE THEM!
Nothing more will be required than that.