A Course in Miracles is so pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and a lot more spiritually advanced than every other little bit of the world’s literature (past and present), that you’ve to actually experience it to trust it. But those whose minds are too attached to worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that is required for its understanding, will probably not comprehend just one whole page. That’s not because A Course in Miracles is confusing – on the contrary its principles are remarkably simple – but instead because it is the nature of spiritual knowledge that those people who are not ready to realize it, just cannot understand it. As previously 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. Do not require come near 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 great love deep within you – deeper than whatever you knew before. The long run begins to look so bright for you personally and your loved ones. You are feeling passion for everyone including those you previously have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are very powerful and sometimes throw you off balance a little, but it is worth it: A Course in Miracles introduces you to a love so peaceful, so strong and so universal – you will wonder how so many of the world’s religions, whose aim is supposedly a similar experience, got so off track.
I wish to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings do not truly satisfy his thirst to learn a kind, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to see the Course because of others’claims that it is inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I’ve browse the gospels many times and I assure you that a Course in Miracles is completely in line 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, a course in miracles podcast and the only ones worthy of his blessings, while other should go to hell. A Course in Miracles reflects Jesus’true message: unconditional passion for *all people*. While he was on earth, Jesus believed to judge a tree by its fruit. So give it a take to and see how the fruits that ripen in your lifetime taste. Should they taste bad, you are able to abandon A Course in Miracles. But when they taste as sweet as mine do, and the millions of 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 filled up with peaceful, loving joy.
Changing Lives Through A Course in Miracles
Because the title implies, A Course in Miracles is a teaching device. It teaches us what’s real and what’s unreal, and leads us to the direct experience of our personal 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 giving students the opportunity to apply and feel the concepts on a functional level. The teacher’s manual is presented in a question and answer format, addressing typical questions that a student may ask; additionally it supplies a clarification of terms used through the entire Course.
On How it All Began
The Course was published 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 accomplish A Course in Miracles, which was first 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.
Within 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 come in the works. Across the world, people gather with other like-minded students to see 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 communicate with other Course students on Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Twitter, and numerous other websites.