Questions & Answers
Answer: I’ve gotten that question many times over the years (especially from couples). And the short answer is YES!Remember that the Course is a customized curriculum. Each person that comes to it is learning different lessons and in a different order. So two (or more) people may each be told by the Holy Spirit to follow what seems like a conflicting path simply because they each have a different lesson to learn.
This is true even if their (or our) guidance isn’t really from the Holy Spirit but from the ego mind, instead.
So, two very sincere ACIM students may feel guided to vote for different candidates for president, for instance. One student needs to learn the lessons that come from taking responsibility for the outcomes from their choice of the winner and the other has lessons that may center on how they deal with supporting the loser wholeheartedly.
The more important question though is how we respond to situations in which our guidance isn’t the same as the guidance of those we are closely associated with. For if their choice has brought up a negative reaction in us, the lesson is ours, isn’t it?
I sincerely pray that this is of help to you and God bless you on your perfect journey, always.
* Carmen Cameron, who is a founding member of Course in Miracles Society, has been teaching classes in A Course in Miracles since 1994. She was a presenter at the 2009 Miracles Conference in San Francisco and is scheduled to present again at the 2011 Conference. Carmen’s website is: http://peaceful-path.blogspot.com/