Thursday, February 4, 2010

Drag Me To Hell

Okay, I've been dying to use this blog title! The thought of this title on an ACIM blog just sort of tickled my funny bone. It's actually the name of a movie the kids talked me into watching with them the other night. We watched the PG-13 version, and I tell you we laughed our heads off.

It was the first time a horror movie didn't horrify me. Usually, I have to look away at the scary parts...this time I watched every second, we all did, and we really laughed so hard.

In fact, all of it reminded me of page 586 in the text. J says, "He would have seen at once that these ideas are one illusion, too ridiculous for anything but to be laughed away!" And later on page 587, "He bids you bring each terrible effect to Him that you may look together on its foolish cause and laugh with him a while. You judge effects, but He has judged their cause. And by His judgment are effects removed. Perhaps you come in tears. But hear Him say, 'My brother, holy Son of God, behold your idle dream, in which this could occur.' And you will leave the holy instant with your laughter and your brother's joined with His."

Okay, one more line, He goes on to say, "The secret of Salvation is but this: that you are doing this unto yourself."

So, I dragged myself to hell, metaphorically speaking of course! And now, I'm leaving!


  1. Great to hear all this laughing. I have been totally afraid of horror movies all my life. This Course study is making me a bit more courageous to see that kind of stuff, now, if I remember to laugh! Thanks for the reminder and for leaving hell behind, too.
    Yay for all of Us! :-) Gotta love the title of your blogpost, too. Very hilarious! :-)

  2. "The Secret of Salvation is but this: that you are doing this unto yourself." One of my faves from the Course. A&P use it in Your Immortal Reality on p101, along with the idea that anger is never justified. 'If you made the whole thing, then who is there to be angry at? The two ideas fit together like a hand in a glove, and once you really GET them then there's o getting away FROM them.'

    And of course, since you brought up laughter too, got to throw this one in here from the Course: Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea, at which the son of God remembered not to laugh.

    Giddy up Dawn, you too Trisk! : )

  3. Just love this blog! Glad to see all this light hearted laughter over nothing!