I had to write this post because I needed to tell the world how amazing the course is…
but, there were no words impactful enough to describe the course.
I started to type… then deleted what I typed… then typed again… and deleted again… This went on for a long time. Finally I stopped completely.
A few days later I started again with this: I cannot describe the course for you. It’s something you have to experience for yourself.
The course popped into my life a long time ago but I didn’t know what to do with it. “A Course in Miracles” is not a religion. It is a universal spiritual teaching that has changed my life.
I found the course while searching for an audiobook. I downloaded it, started listening to it… then stopped. It was dry, boring, and didn’t really make any sense to me.
A Course in Miracles states that “its goal for you is happiness and peace.” (Text, p. 241) (T-13.II.7:1) The Text also explains the basis for fear and guilt, and how they can be overcome through miracles, which are defined as maximal “expressions of love.” The miracle is defined as the shift in perception from fear to love. (source: http://www.acim.org/AboutACIM/index.html)
About a year later, the course started popping into my life in different ways. Whether a quote I read, or somebody mentioning the course, it would creep up on me when I least expected it, which was intriguing. Checking out at a bookstore, a cashier had “A Course in Miracles” in her hand. Someone ordered it and decided not to buy it… So I did.
The book was no better than the audiobook <initially>. I read a few pages and put it down.
It wasn’t until I listened to “Being In Light, Lectures based on A Course In Miracles” by Marianne Williamson that it started to make sense. The audiobook became the only thing I could think of for days. I’d listen to it every chance I got.
When I finished it After The first time I finished it, I picked up “A Course In Miracles” and began…
… for as the course says in the Preface:ix,
“At the end, the reader is left in the hands of his or her own Internal Teacher, Who will direct all subsequent learning as He sees fit.”
Whether you decide the course is for you or not (yet), I urge you to take a peek!
The Book: Course in Miracles: Combined Volume
The E-Book (you can even get a sample for free): A Course in Miracles: Combined Volume E-Book
If you already do the course, I want to hear from you!!!