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This is a talk on ACIM Gather Radio in which I discuss quotations by Freud and compare them to A Course in Miracles.
Proof of Heaven—do not let the title fool you that this is a Christian tome about streets of gold and pearly gates. Eben Alexander, M.D., a well-respected neurosurgeon, saw many medical cases in which patients claimed to have seen deceased loved ones or heaven. He dismissed them all as chemical processes in the brain—until he had his own near-death experience while in a seven-day coma. Alexander states that while in his coma his neo-cortex was non-functional. The only thing keeping…Continue
My heart clutched with horror and grief when I heard about the Connecticut school shooting. I ached for the parents who lost their children, but, unable to tolerate that level of pain, I immediately surged forth with rage at political and societal factors I believed caused this tragic incident. I had plans to attend a Christmas gathering the next day and many of the attendees were of a different political persuasion than me. I found myself attacking them in my head. I hope one…Continue
Trick or Treat!
Lorri’s Miracle Musings, Vol. XII, #10
Halloween is here and many houses sport spooky decorations. Ghosts and skeletons hang from trees, ghastly corpses crawl up from the ground, and witches fly into doors, smashing their noses.
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays because I adore candy. Contemplating a chocolate bar just before I pop it in my…Continue
Added by Lorri Coburn on October 26, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments
Here is a question that came from the “Ask Lorri” page of my website, www.lorricoburn.com
Hi Lorri - My question is about the world around me. Is it a group illusion or is it completely something that I have made up? What I am most concerned about is other people. I am fairly new to the Course, but not all the concepts it teaches. Is the Course saying that everything is in my head, including other people? For example did…Continue
Added by Lorri Coburn on September 12, 2012 at 8:49pm — No Comments
Here is a question a reader sent:
Question about ACIM: Hi Lorri, In Acim it is said that God did not create this world and God does not even know about this world and that Holy Spirit does not operate within this dream to help us improve it. How then can those miracles be explained which occur when \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"normal\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" religious people (not students of acim) pray for something and really unbelievable things occur as a result when God…Continue
Does A Course in Miracles support physical healing of the body? Some students say "yes," others "no." Call in with questions/comments: 917-932-8881, 9pm, EDT, Wed., July 25, 2012, or listen to archive.
Added by Lorri Coburn on July 25, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments
This is a question one of my readers asked.
Hi again. Acim and people like Gary Renard keep saying we chose our script before we dreamed all of this and I was wondering why any dream figure would choose a hard, pain and suffering filled life instead of all of us dreaming this as perfect people with perfect situations. Thank you.
Good question. Since we are perfectly whole as Spirit, why, indeed would we dream up an illusion filled with pain and…Continue
Let Freedom Ring
Lorri’s Miracle Musings: Vol., XII, #7
Dear Miracle Musings Readers, The United States’ Declaration of Independence teaches us freedom is the “pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.” Is that true? Yes, if you define “life, liberty and happiness” outside the box of form. A Course in Miracles teaches freedom is of the mind, and has nothing to do with form.
Added by Lorri Coburn on July 3, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments
Lorri’s Miracle Musings, Vol. XII, #6
Many of you know that my dad recently made his transition. Yesterday we had his memorial service and I fell headlong into the ego illusion of loss and separation. I felt like I was Lorri who had lost her dad, and I despaired, unable to find my way back to Truth. It was the first family gathering we’d had since my dad passed, and the absence of his body hurt…Continue
My dad’s body had the yellow-gray pallor of death. His mouth hung ajar and one eye was slightly open, glazed. He had taken his last breath a half hour before and he was dead.
Or was he?
His Spirit hung in the room palpably. I could feel him. I embraced his head and wept, yet oddly felt calm. It was if he was whispering to me, “It’s ok. I love you. I’m here.”
It was my job to call the undertaker, but I couldn’t. He was still there. It would be like burying…Continue
This article first appeared in Jon Mundy's Miracles Magazine, Jan/Feb., 2010
Quantum physics is confusing, confounding, and convoluted. It indicates that our universe is upside down, and what we think we see is not reality. In fact, physicists are having a hard time determining what reality really is. At the subatomic level, particles can be in two places at one time, can pop in and out of existence, can be created out of nothing, and can communicate faster than the speed of…Continue
Added by Lorri Coburn on April 20, 2012 at 10:38pm — No Comments
Boy meets girl. It’s love at first sight. They’re wrenched apart. They reunite.
What is it about this dramatic motif that pulls us in? Why is the theme of love and loss a perennial favorite in Hollywood? We know how the movies are going to end, yet we watch them with first-time wonder.
Dear John was a 2010 box office hit that critics panned but viewers loved. It is a touching love story based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel, illustrating the heart-wrenching decisions…
Jim Raleigh lay strapped to a metal table, convinced he was Jesus Christ. As Jesus, he knew his mental powers could break the straps, but when the straps stayed put, he concluded he must be just one of Jesus’ helpers. Jim has manic depression, also called bipolar disorder. He was institutionalized 14 times before he starting gaining control of his erratic moods, which swung between excited mania and desperate depression. On a trip to the mall with the mental ward group, Jim noticed a book…Continue
“You are a slime bag! You’ve sunk as low as you can go! What the hell has happened to you?” I raged inside, fuming over the legal charges my former lover, Kent, had brought against me. I obsessed, “Why? Why? Why? Why couldn’t you just talk to me instead of going to an f-ing court?”
For the next four years I alternated between feeling furious and forgiving Kent. Why did he have to end our relationship with hatred? Who had he become? I swore in anger and wept in grief. …