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When faced with fear, I want to run. I want to hide. I want to pull the blankets over my head and hold my breath until it passes. I try to numb the sensation of fear; drown out its overwhelming voice.
But I can’t.
I turn and face the fear, greet it, look at it full in the face and say, “I know you are there.” This action alone affords tremendous relief. It quells that…Continue
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I recently sat down again to interview Ken Wapnick while attending a weeklong Academy class at the Foundation for a Course in Miracles (FACIM) in Temecula, California, in which Ken emphasized more clearly than ever the importance of looking at the ego’s guilty story of separation realized through the eyes of the part of our mind that knows nothing really happened. He also urged us to make asking that inner teacher of forgiveness to show us…Continue
As a college student one summer, for reasons I still can’t quite fathom given my colossal lack of experience, I somehow landed a job working as a case aide in a social rehabilitation center in upstate New York, part of an on-going effort to release long institutionalized patients into alternative settings such as halfway houses, and eventually into independent-living venues. …Continue
“We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to afflict the world, so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully.” – Martin Buber
From the first it was Helen Schucman who warned me away from A Course in Miracles. I picked up a copy in the Bodhi Tree book store, previously owned and now abandoned to the bargain bin. I browsed through How It Came and put it back. There were so many channeling books at that time, and I…
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On a recent ACIM study group call, we were discussing the idea…Continue
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Standing in line with my family outside the Musee d’Orsay restaurant waiting to be seated for lunch during our recent vacation in Paris, I found myself privy like everyone else in the general vicinity to a colossal meltdown on the part of an American man standing just behind us with his adolescent daughter.
“Give me that phone,” he demanded, in a loud voice.
His daughter shook her head, dropped the phone into her purse, and hugged it to her chest.
“I want the phone. I…Continue
Let me preface this review by saying I knew VERY little about the story of the Exodus before I read this book. I knew very little about the Old Testament, period. I had seen the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoatwhen I was a teenager and had some vague recollection of brothers…Continue
I sat at my desk, cross-legged in my chair, eyes closed; calling to mind the face of someone I’ve been struggling to forgive for a long time. Offering a silent apology with as much sincerity as I could find in my slowly unfurling heart for the many ways in which I had used him to embellish my story of seeking and never finding. The tale of ill-fated suffering I was learning I had woven in an effort to keep the fiction of a separate me alive all these years, while denying responsibility for…Continue
A Course In Miracles says “When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in Summer.”
If we accept that there is a God (Universal Energy, Source or whatever label you choose) then by definition we acknowledge that there is something much bigger than us at work. Because of Its inclusive nature (all knowing) and Its greater…
This morning I cried for you,
Grieved the loss of the one I have known as myself for so long.
Warm tears of release,
A bittersweet farewell to you, my tiny mad…Continue
I am a fan of Lady Gaga. I love her for her messages of choosing love, acceptance, and non-judgment, over hate, exclusion, and judgment. And I believe she often listens to her Inner Guidance System, which is what “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM) is teaching us to do.
Being that my operating system is A Course in Miracles “one-point-0,” I tend to look at everything through the lens of ACIM. When I first watched Lady Gaga’s video, “Judas,” I didn’t get it. But as…Continue
I loved ABC's show "LOST" and with a Netflix subscription for a Christmas present, I can't wait to watch it again!
There were some great themes that stood out to me in the final episode of LOST which parallel the teachings of “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM). Under each theme, I note how it relates to LOST and how it relates to ACIM. Here are some goodies!
This past November I faced some fears. It wasn’t my intention to face these specific situations, but it is my intention every morning to surrender and remember what my purpose is, that being to choose love over fear.
It started on the Thursday as I packed my 2 children (Noelle 6 and Ivan 3) into my car to head up to the family cottage for the weekend. My husband would be meeting us there the following day. When we left the weather was fairly mild and sunny. Two…Continue
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
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
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
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
My life is a teeter-totter of perfection and unworthiness. It’s actually pretty funny to witness. I’m amazing, I suck. I’m the best, I’m the freakin’ worst. I’m hot as hell, I’m oh God who is *that*?! And so on. You get it. It’s endless and it’s ridiculous. I’m making all of this much too real.
The real me has nothing to do with these half-hearted extremes. The real me could care less about all this judgement and projection. The real me is perfect, unending love. All I have…Continue