A Course In Miracles
What is A Course In Miracles (ACIM)?
A Course in Miracles is a self-study program that consists of three books: a Text, a Workbook for Students, and a Manual for Teachers that promotes living from love and not fear. It is about changing your mental perspective from fearful thinking to loving thinking – which the course defines as “a miracle”.
Although using Christian language, the Course deals with universal Spiritual themes. It emphasizes that it is just one version of the universal curriculum. There are many others, all leading to God. “Universal theory is impossible, but universal experience is not only possible but necessary.”
Who Wrote A Course In Miracles?
Helen Schucman is the scribe – she heard an inner voice and took it down in shorthand. She would read her notes to a work colleague Bill Thetford who would type them up. Both were Professors of Medical Psychology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Their lives were hardly in accord with anything the Course advocates – they were simply tired of the angry and aggressive feelings our attitudes reflected, and concluded that, “there must be a better way.”
The author of the course, or the “I” of the course, refers to himself as the “elder brother” Jesus: the one who first completed his part in the at-one-ment.
What is A Course In Miracles (ACIM)?
- The goal of the curriculum is to “know thyself”.
- Provides a way to find your own internal teacher.
- It is a course in mind training.
- It is about unlearning wrong-minded thinking.
- And moving into right-minded thinking or miracle-minded-thinking.
- Right-minded thinking or miracle-minded-thinking.
- It is a return to love.
- A short and direct path to God or love.
- It is a way home to your true reality.
- It emphasizes application rather than theory and experience rather than theology.
- The course is a beginning, not an end.
Here are the benefit's of becoming a member with Miracles & Wonders
2 Course in Miracles study groups with Diane each month – first and third Monday of the month.
FUN-damentals Part I and II – Spring / Fall
The C.R.E.A.T.O.R course – Spring / Fall
SUNDAY SOULutions MEETUP – last Sunday of the month
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Listen to Miracles and Wonders podcasts.
100+ inspirational cards to use as screen savers, printed posters or on social media posts.
Discounts on all books and card decks in our store.
Discounts on yearly courses (40 weeks)
What does it take to do the course?
A little willingness to question everything you know and believe.
“You need not believe the ideas, you need not accept them, and you need not even welcome them. Some of them you may actively resist. None of this will matter or decrease their efficacy. But do not allow yourself to make exceptions in applying the ideas.”
Introduction To A Course In Miracles
This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. The course does not air at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim however at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all encompassing can have no opposite. The course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:
- Nothing real can be threatened.
- Nothing unreal exists.
- Herein lies the peace of God.
“You Can Live Your Life Like Nothing Is a Miracle,
Or You Can Live Your Life Like Everything Is a Miracle.”
What Is A Miracle According To A Course In Miracles?
A miracle entails a shift in perception. Miracles occur within us and allow us to see the outside world as different from the way we perceived it before. We offer a little willingness to see a situation differently.
If we are in pain, if we are struggling, we ask the holy spirit to help us change our thinking: to go from seeing something from “fearful” perspective to a “loving” perspective. It can be about anything. For example, “You hate your job and you want to quit, but you don’t quit because you are afraid of having no money.” You are seeing the situation from a place of “fear”. Ask to see this situation differently – keep choosing different thoughts until you see it from a place or perception of love. For example, you could shift your thinking to; “I know I am always in the right place at the right time. This job (like all things physical) will change when the time is right. Until then, I can feel gratitude for the finances it provides and for the relationships I enjoy. The miracle is much like the body in that both are learning aids for facilitating a state in which they come unnecessary. When the spirit’s original state of direct communications is reached, neither the body nor the miracles serves any purpose.”