Here I am posting after a 3 1/2 week delay. What the hell happened? Well, my dog really did eat some of my lesson cards as punishment for leaving the house for lunch. She will do that when it has been determined, by some criteria that I have yet to figure out, that Daddy is not supposed to leave for any reason. But that can't be the reason for not posting and following the lessons, because the lessons are readily available online and I also have the Course In Miracles huge book with every lesson in the back.
I had mentioned during my first post about how long it takes to do the one year Course In Miracles lessons. They are not overly time-consuming, they don't ask you to change anything (although you will change dramatically), and they are fun to do and I look forward to them. However, it took me quite a long time to get through the lessons the first time.
I couldn't put my finger on the problem. Everyone gets busy. But the public posting of the Course should have kept me more honest. In hindsight it is much easier to post first thing after having done the lesson for the day rather than playing catchup with posting about lessons after the fact. I had reached lesson 16 and realized my blog was 10 behind! I am going to re-start with lesson 6 and not move ahead until I've posted something.
So what is the block that I and so many others face with lesson progress during the Course In Miracles lessons? I believe it is the same foe that the Course promises to defeat, the Ego. Having been through the Course before, it is more obvious how the Ego will trick, plan, sneak attack, overtly attack, confuse, distract, and do anything else to keep you from the lessons of A Course In Miracles. The reason is that the Course can defeat the Ego and it knows it.