Obstacles to Peace

(NOTE: VIRTUAL WALL) brick wallCA Brooks and Bruce Rawles talk about the obstacles to peace in this audio program, another segment of CA’s weekly ACIM internet radio program on 12Radio. We touch on Kenneth Wapnick’s book entitled The Journey Home, which presents a much more extensive treatment of the topic. We talk about the barriers – such as specialness – we have intentionally made to keep peace out of our awareness; these are symbolized in ACIM by trivial metaphors such as feathers, a tiny mouse or a wall of dust. These barriers in our minds are dissolved by our willingness to doubt the usefulness of these ultimately silly attractions to the excuses we’ve made up to keep peace away. The general categories of these obstacles include: the desire to get rid of it, the absurd attractions of guilt, pain and death, the belief that our bodies offer us some sort of value, and even the fear of Perfect Oneness.

C. A. Brooks