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Flashback three months ago, I made the decision to turn my life upside down. I resigned my comfy, secure, stable job and I committed to working the twelve steps to recovering from a bad addiction to money and shopping.
The fear of having made a serious mistake quickly came in, but I clung tight to a line in the Course, which says, “Some of your greatest advances you have judged as failures, and some of your deepest retreats you have evaluated as success.” I chose to trust…Continue
I had written and received the most wonderful response from you in regard to feeling deep love and joy when interacting with my family which consists of my husband of almost 20 years and our two pugs. We are at our happiest when we are all together. I felt guilty because I felt I was "loving" myself deeper into the dream and your advice was that my family is a manifestation of the love I feel within and that I should gratefully continue appreciating and loving them. I felt complete…Continue
You are responsible for the world you see and not a victim of it. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe
A Course in Miracles Workbook Lessons:
Lesson 31 I am not the victim of the world I see.
Lesson 32 I have invented the world I see.
Lesson 33 There is another way of looking at the world.
Lesson 34 I could see peace instead of this.
A Course in Miracles: The secret of salvation is but this: that you…Continue
Greetings on Christmas Eve.
Are you at peace? That is the stated goal of the Course. But to reach it you have to accept the understated purpose that the Course holds out.
1) We begin to realize the limits of the world, and that no matter what we obtain it does not satisfy. We think there must be another way. This awakens our spiritual sight.
2) When we let go of a problem, and turn to our spiritual awareness, something different comes forth. What is of God comes to…Continue
I can’t do this anymore. I need help. I’ll listen. Come again, I will listen! You tell me none of it is real. You say that only love is, so why does all of this hurt so much?
It’s your belief in it that brings you pain. That’s where it begins and that is where it…Continue
You have perhaps heard the story of Jesus. Jesus was a clear, bright
demonstration of unconditional love. He saw only the Christ in
everyone and everything. No one is separate from the Love of God. Yet
many if not most people of his day seemed upset with Him, upset to
the point that they seemed to crucify Him. Yet what is the lesson we
would learn from Him: That Christ is Spirit and cannot be crucified.
Innocence is incapable of seeing attack,…
At Christmas we are reminded of the Spirit of the Christ, of unconditional Love
and complete and total acceptance. The miracle is a Gift that can be safely and
surely Given, for it bares no taint or speck of the ego's "getting mechanism."…
My 3 year-old son is crazy about cars. He pretends to be a race car wherever he goes…the supermarket, the library…”Vroom! Vroom!” is all I hear all day long. I love him for it. I love that he displays his passion so openly and just wants all of us to go on a ride with him.
While at the park this morning…Continue
The man came up behind me and stood there. “Uncomfortably close,” was the thought that entered my mind. With hurry, I finished scanning the last of my grocery purchases in the…Continue
My morning ACIM reading today was all about how we are NOT our bodies. This may seem like a fearful idea at first, but rest assured that it is only the ego that is feeling that fear. This is joyous news to the Spirit!!
Our ego will feel fear at the thought “I am not my body” because the ego is sided with the…Continue
Over and over again I see…who could there be but me? Who else could change my life, my way of being, of seeing? How could I look to someone else to do that for me? No, no…it is me and that is both daunting and empowering. I feel unprepared and deliciously excited all at the same time! There is much for me to do and yet there is nothing. There are many possibilities and yet there is only one.
Because even though I stand at the wheel, there is a divine & loving force that…Continue
Added by Danielle Boonstra on December 15, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments
I consider myself to be a pretty excellent chef, especially when it comes to baked goods. However in the last few weeks I've had to throw away a failed attempt at baklava, rocky road fudge, and just last night two different types of cookies. Fortunately the third type turned out okay. Friday, I made strawberry muffins and I could already tell I've got another epic fail on my hands. So I did what I do best; I got creative. I had a vision for a loaf, I grabbed four bananas, smashed them a bit…Continue
How light I feel when I forgive a judgement! It’s as if my heart has taken over my head and I have shed 50 pounds of grievances. The attacks and the labels seem to float away and disappear. I become who I always suspected I was. I am at ease with love.
It is a choice. In any given moment I can choose to love and have compassion or I can choose to judge and be afraid. This is a training of the mind….a Love Brainwashing. Peace and Light are always there within me, but the more I choose…Continue
"Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have…
On Oct 20, I attended Gabby's Spirit Junkie lecture in Toronto. As soon as I stepped in the my parent's house that night, my mom informed me that the doctor's office had called her and requested she had a follow up appointment to her mammogram. I could sense that my mom was scared. I knew this would be the perfect opportunity for her ego to send her into future tripping. So I asked, "What are you afraid of?"
She said, "That I have Stage 4 cancer and no one will be able to help me." I…Continue
The pained look on John’s face began to soften; his eyes were no longer seeing my face — they were looking at a memory in his mind. He was recalling his favorite travel experience. It was the same story, told many times before and my first reaction was to brace myself, thinking, “Here it comes again.” He continued talking, but inwardly, I turned to the Holy Spirit. “Help me to see with vision instead of judging,” was my plea. This repetitive story jarred my nerves, and had, in the past,…Continue
Added by Susan Dec Koelbl on December 8, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments
The course emphasizes that we only need a tiny bit of willingness for that miracle – that shift in perception – to occur. And this is true! We’re asked to do so little.
So we hand our situation over to the Holy Spirit, again and again. But we still feel stuck with it. What is going on? Why does it feel like this is all such a struggle?
Because there is part of us (are you ready for this?) that WANTS the struggle, the difficulty, the conflict.
We’ve built blocks to love…Continue
My husband and I had a fabulous time at our college’s homecoming day. We drove out to our alma mater in my fuel-efficient car, leaving his car parked in front of our house, on our off-the-beaten-path, quiet little street.
We return. But what’s this? We notice some pieces of broken white plastic in the street by my husband’s car. And there in the street is also the black plastic cover that sealed the passenger side of his car’s windshield. High up on the hood of his car is a 6 inch…Continue
Added by Corinne Zupko on December 6, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
It’s amazing how quickly I forget. Things go well, there’s a flow and I start to think I can go it alone. I start to think that I know everything and am ready to catch the fast train to enlightenment. Off I go!! Zooooooom!
But I forgive myself. I chose wrongly. Because when I think I’m going it alone, I’m actually just siding with my ego. I’m thinking with the part of my mind that would make me special and keep me separate from you. It feels good for a…Continue