A Course in Miracles

The major influence on my ‘ spiritual ‘ journey has been ” A Course in Miracles ” . This book was channelled by an American Jewish psychologist called Helen Schucman and was assisted in this work by a colleague, William Thetford . Even though it is never made clear it is assumed the source is Jesus . Putting aside my doubts concerning channelling I took the Course as instructed and found it to be the most truthful and powerful spiritual book, including the Bible and the Koran .

The book can be summed by the phrase found on the first page :

Nothing real can be threatened .
Nothing unreal exists .
Herein lies the peace of God .

Its main theme is that our physical World is not real and is actually a defence to prolong our separation from God . It claims our World is an attack on God and our egotistical Mind has set up various strategies to continue this separation . Through my own experiences and insights, I have found this to be true . In the preface it explains :

The world we see merely reflects our own internal frame of reference – the dominant ideas and emotions in our minds . ” Projection makes perception ” . We look inside first, decide the kind of world we want to see and then project that world outside, making the truth as we see it . We make it true by our own interpretations of what it is we are seeing . If we are using perception to justify our own mistakes – our anger, our impulses to attack, our lack of love in whatever form it takes – we will see a world of evil, destruction, malice, envy and despair .

All this we must learn to forgive, not because we are being ” good ” and ” charitable ” but because what we are seeing is not true . We have distorted the world by our twisted defences, and are therefore seeing what is not there . As we learn to recognise our perceptual errors, we also learn to look past them or ” forgive “. At the same time we are forgiving ourselves, looking past our distorted self concepts to the Self that God created in us and as us .

As the Course says, it is only one path among many and is mainly aimed at the Christian world . Don’t put be put off by whether Jesus is the source as it is the teachings that are important . If you are able to take ” A Course in Miracles ” I would definitely recommend it but would add a rider to this advice – it won’t be easy .

PS : it is not an organised course like Scientology which will cost you a lot of money . The Course is actually within a book – the only cost is the price of the book . In Britain it cost me £30- and it is not for profit .


2 thoughts on “A Course in Miracles

  1. A Course in Miracles is a great book. If you enjoyed that you may also enjoy, Conversations with God, written by Neale Walsh. It is God writing through the author (if you’re not put off by A Course in Miracles you will probable enjoy this.) I wrote a recent post about having our own conversations with God. I enjyed reading your post; very clear and well-written. I’m glad you added your new blog, I enjoyed reading it. I’ve been sharing the spiritual tools I’ve learned on my blog Daily Spiritual Tools. My most recent post is called “Raising the Veil” and would love your feedback. Blessings, Sherry

    1. Sherry – thanks for your comments . I think we are on the same road . I started on Conversations with God and moved onto A Course in Miracles . I am very wary of channelled teachings but experience has shown me it to be true . Frank .

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