A Course in Miracles is indeed pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and much more spiritually advanced than any little bit of the world’s literature (past and present), that you have to truly experience it to trust it. But those whose minds are too mounted on worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that is necessary for its understanding, will likely not comprehend an individual whole page. That’s not because A Course in Miracles is confusing – on the contrary its principles are remarkably simple – but rather because it is the type of spiritual knowledge that those who are not willing to understand 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 “.
Ever since I first became aware of the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of God, I’ve enjoyed reading many wonderful spiritual works such as the Bible (my favorite parts will be the Sermon on the Mount and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. None 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 aware of a wonderful love deep within you – deeper than whatever you knew before. a course in miracles apple podcast The long run begins to appear so bright for you and your loved ones. You’re feeling love for everyone including those you previously have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are extremely powerful and occasionally 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’ll wonder how so most of the world’s religions, whose aim is supposedly the same experience, got so off track.
I want to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings do not truly satisfy his thirst to understand a kind, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to learn the Course as a result of others’claims that it is inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I’ve read the gospels many times and I assure you a Course in Miracles is completely 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 sole carriers of Jesus’message, and the sole ones worthy of his blessings, while all other will go to hell. A Course in Miracles reflects Jesus’true message: unconditional love for *all people*. While he was on the planet, Jesus thought to judge a tree by its fruit. So give it a try and see how the fruits that ripen in your lifetime taste. When they taste bad, you can abandon A Course in Miracles. But when they taste as sweet as mine do, and the countless other true seekers who have found A Course in Miracles to be nothing less than a heavenly treasure, then congratulations – and may your heart continually be abundantly full of peaceful, loving joy.
Changing Lives Through A Course in Miracles
Whilst 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 personal Inner Teacher.
The Course is arranged in three parts: a text, a workbook for students and a guide for teachers. The Text presents the concepts underlying the Course.The workbook contains 365 daily lessons that give students the ability to use and experience the concepts on a functional level. The teacher’s manual is presented in a question and answer format, addressing typical questions a student may ask; in addition it provides a clarification of terms used through 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 an overall total of seven years to perform A Course in Miracles, which was 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.
Over the past 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 in order 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 are able to connect to other Course students on Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Twitter, and numerous other websites.