A Course in Miracles is so pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and much more spiritually advanced than any other little bit of the world’s literature (past and present), that you have to really experience it to believe it. But those whose minds are too attached to worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that is necessary for its understanding, will probably not comprehend just one whole page. That is not because A Course in Miracles is confusing – on the contrary its principles are remarkably simple – but rather because it is the nature of spiritual knowledge that those who are not ready to realize it, just cannot understand it. As mentioned in the Bible, at the start of the book of John: “The light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not “.
Since I first became alert to the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of God, I have enjoyed reading many wonderful spiritual works like the Bible (my favorite parts are the Sermon on the Mount and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. Not one of them come close to the greatness of a Course in Miracles. Reading it by having an open mind and heart, your fears and troubles wash away. You feel alert to a wonderful love deep within you – deeper than what you knew before. The future begins to look so bright for you and your loved ones. You are feeling passion for everyone including those you previously have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are extremely powerful and sometimes throw you off balance a little, but it is worth every penny: A Course in Miracles introduces you to a love so peaceful, so strong and so universal – you will wonder how so lots of the world’s religions, whose aim is supposedly an identical experience, got so off track.
I want to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings don’t truly satisfy his thirst to know a kind, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to learn the Course due to others’claims that it is inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! acim apple podcast I have see the gospels often and I assure you that the Course in Miracles is totally in keeping with Jesus’teachings while he was on earth. Don’t fear the fanatical defenders of exclusionist dogma – these poor people think themselves to be the only carriers of Jesus’message, and the only ones worthy of his blessings, while all the should go to hell. A Course in Miracles reflects Jesus’true message: unconditional passion for *all people*. While he was on earth, Jesus thought to judge a tree by its fruit. So give it a try and see how a fruits that ripen in your life taste. If they taste bad, you are able to abandon A Course in Miracles. But if they taste as sweet as mine do, and the an incredible number of other true seekers who are finding A Course in Miracles to be nothing less than a heavenly treasure, then congratulations – and may your heart always be abundantly filled with peaceful, loving joy.
Changing Lives Through A Course in Miracles
While the title implies, A Course in Miracles is a teaching device. It teaches us what is real and what is unreal, and leads us to the direct connection with our own Inner Teacher.
The Course is arranged in three parts: a text, a workbook for students and a manual for teachers. The Text presents the concepts underlying the Course.The workbook contains 365 daily lessons that provide students the ability to utilize and go through the concepts on a functional level. The teacher’s manual is presented in a concern and answer format, addressing typical questions that the student may ask; additionally it supplies a clarification of terms used throughout the Course.
On How it All Began
The Course was compiled by Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford, two highly trained and successful Professors of Psychology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Helen was the scribe for the Course, writing down in shorthand the inner messages she received. Bill typed what Helen wrote. It took a total of seven years to perform A Course in Miracles, which was initially published in 1976 in the United States. Helen wrote additional pamphlets. Her Song of Prayer was published in 1977 and The Gift of God in 1978.
In the last 34 years, the popularity of A Course in Miracles has grown and spread worldwide. It has been translated into 18 different languages and more translations are in the works. Across the world, people gather with other like-minded students to learn the Course together to be able to better understand the Course’s message. In this era of electronic and social media, A Course in Miracles may be obtained in e-book format, on CD, and through iPhone Apps. You can interact with other Course students on Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Twitter, and numerous other websites.