A Course in Miracles is so pure, so wonderful, so powerful, and much more spiritually advanced than any piece of the world’s literature (past and present), that you’ve to really experience it to believe it. But those whose minds are too mounted on worldly thoughts, and lack the underlying thirst for true spiritual knowledge that is required for its understanding, will probably 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 instead because it is the nature of spiritual knowledge that those people who are not willing to understand it, just cannot understand it. As previously mentioned in the Bible, in the beginning of the book of John: “The light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not “.
From the time 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 near the greatness of a Course in Miracles. Reading it having an open mind and heart, your fears and troubles wash away. You feel alert to a splendid love deep within you – deeper than whatever you knew before. The future begins to seem 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 very powerful and at times throw you off balance a little, but it is worth every penny: A Course in Miracles introduces one 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 an identical experience, got so off track.
I would like to say here to any Christian who feels that his church’s teachings don’t truly satisfy his thirst to know a type, merciful and loving God, but is somewhat afraid to read the Course because of others’claims that it’s inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t worry! I have read the gospels often 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 sole carriers of Jesus’message, and the sole 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 the planet, 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. a course in miracles audio When 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 have found A Course in Miracles to be nothing less than the usual heavenly treasure, then congratulations – and may your heart often be abundantly filled with peaceful, loving joy.
Changing Lives Through A Course in Miracles
As the title implies, A Course in Miracles is a training device. It teaches us what’s real and what’s 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 an information for teachers. The Text presents the concepts underlying the Course.The workbook contains 365 daily lessons that give students the ability to apply and experience the concepts on a practical level. The teacher’s manual is presented in a question and answer format, addressing typical questions that a student may ask; in addition, it supplies a clarification of terms used through the entire Course.
On How it All Began
The Course was written 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 complete of seven years to complete 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’s been translated into 18 different languages and more translations come in the works. Around the world, people gather with other like-minded students to read the Course together in order to better understand the Course’s message. In this era of electronic and social media marketing, A Course in Miracles can be obtained in e-book format, on CD, and through iPhone Apps. You can talk with other Course students on Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Twitter, and numerous other websites.