The Lighthouse Group studies and meets quarterly at RMMC to talk about a selected newsletter written by Dr. Kenneth Wapnick. This quarter’s topic is “Strangers in a Strange World – The Search for Meaning and Hope” (Volume 8, Number 3, September 1997.) The article was written by both Gloria Wapnick and Ken Wapnick. Here is an excerpt, which also quotes from the poignant Workbook Lesson 182:
“This world is not our home, and therefore in some region of our minds that is obviously unknown to us, we do not quite feel as if we belong here. Deep down within us we indeed feel as if we are strangers in a strange world:
This world you seem to live in is not home to you. And somewhere in your mind you know that this is true. A memory of home keeps haunting you, as if there were a place that called you to return, although you do not recognize the voice, nor what it is the voice reminds you of. Yet still you feel an alien here, from somewhere all unknown. Nothing so definite that you could say with certainty you are an exile here. Just a persistent feeling, sometimes not more than a tiny throb, at other times hardly remembered, actively dismissed, but surely to return to mind again (W-pI.182.1).”
The article is also found on page 307 of From The Lighthouse: To Look Upon Darkness Through Light Must Dispel It, an anthology of Lighthouse articles by Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D. and Gloria Wapnick from the Foundation for A Course in Miracles.
Sunday, July 30, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM