Part One: You and The Universe (12 Modules)

The twelve Modules of Part One of Wisdom, The Course are;

1. The Universe and The Wisdom of The Self

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In this first Module of Wisdom, The Course, we explore and define the very perimeters of ourselves and the main elements of being that any one person has. Imagine yourself as a plot of land that you have just bought. You might well want to walk around the edges of your land to find out exactly what it is that you have got. You might then also be curious to find out what the potentials are for you to live and build upon it, cultivate and develop it. And so it is as we explore and define the person and their reationship to both their own personhood, and to the Universe itself. Further details in full…

2. The Person: Liberation and Ego, Heaven and Hell

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With our new-found understanding and insights into our true nature, wisdom and The Authentic Self, we see the two sides of the coin; wisdom and The Ego. We can begin to see how identifying with The Ego, in the spiritual sense, causes us to give our power away to other people or other things as we put both our happiness and our sense of self in their hands.

This, it turns out, has many, indeed total practical implications for the way we can live our lives, and so this Module gets straight to the heart of the task of identifying and releasing The Ego, and the temptation to identfy with various things rather than identifying as the experiencer of them, but from a position of mind that is essentially free of binding, limiting constrictions or self-constraints which are the expression and experience of egoic self-sense fear; the difference between Heaven and Hell – if we understand Hell as an Egoic consciousness rather than a physical location. Further details in full…

3. What is Love?

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In the same way that enlightenment is most effectively explained by two dimensions, love, one of the most fundamental and important resources that we have, is also best explained by at least two, three, or perhaps even more different types or definitions. Indeed, the two main different concepts of love that we shall discuss here correlate very closely to Horizontal and Vertical Enlightenment respectively, because love, like enlightenment, is also about consciousness. They’re not quite identical but they’re very close.

By discussing them additionally as concepts of love, though, we’ll also have the opportunity to strengthen and sharpen those areas of our current thinking which might not otherwise occur by thinking of the attributes of our consciousness and positive thinking only in terms of enlightenment, or wisdom. When we can think in terms of love consciousness power – and in each and every moment – with that understanding we can really begin to take control of our consciousness, and of each aspect of our lives. Further details in full…

4. Adulteration: The Loss of Inner Sense and The Shadow

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In the first Module we began the exercise of identifying and defining all of the areas and dimensions of ourselves that we have, and in this fourth Module we largely finish that particular process, but not so much by defining what we are or where we’re going, but by looking at where we started and where we’ve been; what has caused us to be where and how we are at this stage in our lives, both as an individual, and even within the human race and history. How did self-sense fear take hold? What is it that caused us to forget our Authentic Self, or stopped us living entirely as our best, fearless, loving selves, knowing exactly what we want and how we want to be?

This investigation really allows us to consciously make sense of everything, perhaps for the first time, and to put it all into some kind of overall context, and this Module will expand and explain all of this as we address the notion of adulteration, and introduce the hugely important concept of The Shadow. Further details in full…

5. True Education: The Eternal Truths

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What is any one human being capable of? And are we engaging our own potential passionately, or sitting on the internal gifts that we have? This Module explains two very important concepts to full self-expression, fulfillment and achievement; the essentially unlimited nature of our own human potential, and the life-giving value of re-kindling our real relationship to True Education.

True Education is a self-affirming gem to consider because it expands and perhaps even breaks down the psychological barriers to growth, becoming and discovery that may have been embedded and deep-seated by our conventional understanding of education as simply being about academic study, qualifications and school. Indeed, many people do not even like to think about their school days, learning and such like, and this itself is testament to the falsely conditioned relationship to our own inner potential and naturally curious nature that our current culture has. So if we are to embrace our potential then we need a better, truer, fuller and more user-friendly definition of ‘education’ – one that doesn’t turn most people off before they’ve begun. Further details in full…

6. The Person: A Tale of Two Worlds

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The sixth Module is all about knowing and getting to know our ‘Inner World’. We are all very familiar with our Outer World – what we usually simply refer to as ‘the world’, but we are perhaps not so conscious of the inner. This Module is all about getting an awareness of the Inner World that is as strong and clear as the Outer World awareness is, and getting a good, even balance with that between the two.

In acquiring this considerable interior awareness we will consider a full range of internal activities. The first of these is an examination of Behaviour, Perception and Interpretation, as we look at behaviour in relation to designing our lives, perception in terms of some of the functions that determine what we actually notice, and interpretation in terms of how we interpret life and events according to the ‘lens’ of our beliefs systems. Further details in full…

7. Psychology: The Power of Love Consciousness

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Most people, and society itself, generally seem to accept that positive thinking is the key to success, and that negative thinking is generally what keeps people down, yet this is neither approached with any great clear conviction of focus and understanding, nor given the supreme importance that its phenomenon warrants. Beliefs, and psychology as their collective, are the first starting point for success in any field.

Continuing on the theme of mastering the ‘Inner World’, this classical Module is all about defining the various areas of beliefs that we can have about ourselves, about the world, about other people, about our bodies, and so on, and making sure that they are in alignment with what is natural and positive, real and true. Further details in full…

8. Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom

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The body hasn’t always been respected in some traditional circles, with many thinking that it is second best to enlightenment – with the result, as pointed out in this Module on Body Wisdom, that many previous supposed ‘masters’ suffered crippling diseases and painful deaths. However, that view is now dying out in the modern age, and, if you look at any well-known modern spiritual teacher, for example, you will see a physical health programme or practice that sits alongside respect for the mind. According to this Course, good health is indeed ’spiritual’, so as part of a fully comprehensive course of wisdom we’re going to see how we can harness it. Further details in full…

“I have to say, master of what? Master of your thoughts? If you’re master of your thoughts you’re master of your body!” – Peter Ragnar

9. Emotional Mastery: Wisdom Opens The Door

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The ninth is another classical subject Module of Wisdom, this time on emotions.

At the centre of everything in our lives is the emotional context that goes with everything we do – or don’t do. Our ability to tame and control our emotions is therefore pivotal to achieving and fulfillment, and this Module addresses that with a whole overview approach, to make sure that we understand a) that we can control and indeed are the maker of all of our own emotions, and b) that we realise that every perceived negative emotion is actually a diamond in the rough – it contains a positive gift for us – always.

In order for a person to have this ability or skills for facing emotions, there also needs to be the basis of inner strength from which to approach the activity of looking at uncomfortable emotions – and this is why the first few earlier Modules of Wisdom The Course are placed before this Module on emotions, because they lay the foundations for the wisdom and strength of self which is necessary and required to make sense of otherwise threatening emotions. Further details in full…

10. The Power of Self-Honesty: Confidence, Faith and Conscience

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As well as being honest with others, being honest with oneself is also an incredibly important attribute for success. Confidence, also, is often confused with skill – competence, so this phenomenon can also be understood much better. Throw in the ability for Faith, which becomes relevant when one wishes to go beyond The Ego, and you have a whole raft of areas in which we can benefit from developing and sustaining our powers of self-knowledge and self-honesty, all ultimately leading to an integrally enlightened experience in which, with practice, we are in total accord with ourselves – and it is this which leads to deep and genuine fulfillment.

We also call it ‘integrally enlightened’ because we wish to be healed and true to ourselves in relative terms, as well as having that authentic relationship or understanding of the absolute. There are many enlightened people who’s lives ‘on the ground’, as it were, are a mess with regard to such things as money, sex, relationships and health, and really this serves no-one. So an integrated approach is to manage all of these areas of truth. Further details in full…

11. True Success: The Mastery of Desire

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The syllabus for Modules Eleven and Twelve comprehensively address a definition of success, what True Success is, and the mastery of one’s desires moment to moment. Modules Eleven and Twelve are effectively one double-sized Module, and they build on the content of the previous Modules to make full sense of this area of life. As the central crux and thrust of most people’s lives, to achieve their desires and goals, this is often the subject that most people want to get the best possible handle on. It’s important to note then that these Modules work effectively as powerful understandings because of the build-up work that has gone on before them, and, indeed, also thanks to the next lessons in the upcoming Modules. Emotions, body, career, interactions with others, forgiveness, harnessing genius, mastery of one’s use of time – it’s ALL part of the same picture.

The first task is to define what desire actually is and explain the nature of it, which is actually very basic and very simple. We call this discovery a ‘Eureka!’ moment, when one begins to understand the order of things and the automatic and natural way that self-fulfillment comes about when one’s pre-conceived obstructions are out of the way. There is nothing magical about this though. It’s not magical thinking. It is simply all about getting one’s consciousness aligned with being true to self in the relevant ways that one can; with regard to Ego and with regard to one’s Shadow. Further details in full…

12. True Success: The Mastery of Desire (Continued)

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Continuing on from the previous one, this Module develops the ideas of True Success and The Mastery of Desire further with deeper detailed explorations of such concepts as The example of a ‘Desire-Fear Alloy’, Good compromise and bad compromise, ‘Purifying’ one’s thinking, one’s Consciousness, What’s the Reflection?: Clear mind, clear pool and Weeding out Self-Seeking Desires.

The main essence or thrust of this is to do with a deeper understanding of The Feedback System, and enabling ourselves to work with it in the most effective of ways. We’ll look at this in detail, noting a couple of ways of approaching it, and also noting some of the pitfalls that people’s thinking can fall into in the act of such things as ‘Conscious Creation’ and The Law of Attraction. This Module explains what The Law of Attraction is, and, equally as importantly, what it isn’t.

We finish this considerable piece of work on True Success: The Mastery of Desire by listing twelve of the main principles of good creative action towards achieving desires. Further details in full…

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“The Inner World is no ‘better’ or ‘worse’ than the outer, and each influences the other. The point is, though, that we know our way around our Outer Worlds so well, and yet the concept of even having an Inner World is very much a rare or vague occurrence. When this Inner World is brought into as sharp a focus as the Outer World, the whole Life of the individual, and, for that matter, of any collective or group, has a much better chance of being understood, and of becoming truly harmonious and effective.”

- James Blacker, Wisdom The Course

Taken from Module Six

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