Raveena Nash, author or A Tale of Truth speaks in depth about her children’s book A Course in Miracles.
Question-01 : Q) You tend to focus on spiritual topics in your books. Have you ever thought of writing other genres?
Answer : A) If you had asked me that question 20 years ago I would have said, “yes,” as I was, at one time, interested in writing crime stories. However, I now focus solely on spirituality because I think this is only thing that really makes sense in this world of ours. I have studied a number of different spiritual teachings and it was only when I discovered A Course in Miracles (ACIM) that I realised I had finally found what I had been looking for.
Question-02 : Why were you attracted to A Course in Miracles?
Answer : Because it makes sense to both my logical mind and to my intuition. It just seems to resonate with me. ACIM tells us that we are part of God and are one with Him and with all others. This is pure non-duality. Therefore, we could not have possibly split away from Heaven. So the fall or the separation did not really take place. What happened was that we had a dream of separation, in which the ego and the world of time and space were created to take the place of God and Heaven. But everything in this world and everything we experience is not outside ourselves. It only exists in our minds. The whole aim of ACIM, which is a modern day channelled teaching from Jesus, is to get us to change our minds about the world and remember our oneness with God. If we really understand that the world is unreal—a mere invention of the illusory ego—then we can change our minds about it, awaken from the illusion and return to our original Source. And the way to do that is through forgiveness and letting go of our attachment to everything in the earth plane.
Question-03 : Is A Course in Miracles a well-known spiritual path?
Answer : Well, it is gaining ground and it has now been translated into 25 languages. But it is a very radical teaching because it states categorically that God did not create this world or the human body. It stresses that thought cannot be made into flesh. Therefore, the majority of people would find it difficult to accept. However, over time I am sure it will become more widespread. But what is refreshing about ACIM is that Jesus tells us that there are many, many different spiritual paths back to God and ACIM is not suitable for everyone. Each of us should be free to choose the spiritual path that suits us best. However, ACIM has touched the lives of many people around the world and it is supposed to speed up the awakening or enlightenment process.
Question-04 : You referred earlier in this interview to non-duality. Could you elaborate on this?