Spiritual bypassing is when we use spiritual truths to avoid that which is uncomfortable.
We like being comfortable. It’s easy to go to the ultimate truths of A Course in Miracles like, “there are no bodies!” It is much harder and more painful to look at the ick that resides in the mind, which as we know, is what gets projected out onto the world.
Spiritual bypassing is something that prevented me from going as deep as I wanted to with A Course in Miracles and with healing anxiety in general. My turning point came when I stopped bypassing and started looking at the anxiety, deeply, with Spirit.
After all, as Course students, this is our job:
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. It is not necessary to seek for what is true, but it is necessary to seek for what is false.” (ACIM FIP, T-16.IV.6:1-2)
In this video, I join with my friend and fellow teacher of A Course in Miracles, kironJ Gardner.
We explore a very powerful diagram from The Love Lens about how we can use teachings from A Course in Miracles to spiritually bypass looking at our stuff, even though the Course is prompting us to look.
The feedback about this video has been beautiful. I hope you enjoy it. Leave a comment below to let me know what you think!