As Defined and Discussed in A Course In Miracles
“Understanding the Meaning of Attack” will be presented in the morning of January 20th, 2018 from nine to noon at Unity Church. As the sub title indicates, it is basically “A Course in Miracles” workshop, though anyone whose goal is achieving peacefulness can embrace it.
The workshop will be presented by Rev. Jerry Cusimano, a Course student for 21 years and a teacher for 10. Having moved from Las Vegas, he served at “A Place For Miracles,” a church dedicated to teaching only the Course.
Anger is defined as a strong feeling of displeasure and usually antagonism; rage. Rage is violent and uncontrolled anger, insanity. Are you aware that anger cannot occur unless you believe that you have been attacked, that your attack was justified, and that you are in no way responsible, or, that someone has not lived up to your expectations? Would you believe that we spend much of our time being angry without realizing that we are so? How often are you unappreciated, underpaid, under loved, resentful, disgusted, bitter, embarrassed, provoked, and on, and on?
When we are angry we project that anger onto others; this is what the Course calls attack. So, if we spend much of our time being angry, it follows that much of the time we are attacking. And, all too often, the attacker and the one being attacked are not consciously aware of the attack because attack is so often quite subtle, yet attack is stressful to both.
An analogy would be hypertension. So many people are not aware they have (dangerously) high blood pressure because often there are no symptoms.
People argue that the best thing is to “get something off my chest,” venting. Doesn’t that often, if not always, become ranting, if not quietly? And while we may feel better in the moment, the stress remains for a time without our knowing it. Isn’t venting often getting even, criticizing, admonishing, to name a few? These are what the Course call attack.
The purpose of the workshop is to identify some forms of attack, show us that we are in an attack mode much of the time, help us recognize when we are attacking, learn to identify when a brother perceives attack and most importantly, begin the process of removing “attack” from our thinking.
By monitoring our thinking and being willing to change how we think, we become more peaceful. So, if you are interested in more peacefulness in your life, you are interested in this workshop. And if you are not interested in being more peaceful, oh, my, do you ever need this workshop!
See you there! Contact us if you have questions about this workshop.