A Course In Miracles has been my spiritual path for the past 20 years, and it totally changed my life. It’s a book that was scribed by 2 Psychologists at Columbia University during the 1970’s. Marianne Williamson helped spread the word about ACIM throughout the world, starting with her ACIM Lectures in Los Angeles in the 1980’s and her book, A Return to Love (I first started my journey of studying of A Course In Miracles in 1995 after reading that book).
A Course In Miracles is a book that you can’t easily just pick up and read on your own. It’s best studied in a group setting, and groups gather all over the world to study and embody its principles. Marianne Williamson is teaching the messages of ACIM online, and I highly recommend her programs.
When you embrace what the book teaches, you are able to turn your entire inner world and thought system from being based in FEAR to being based in LOVE. That one shift changes everything.
Another theme of A Course In Miracles is healing the “Separation” between God and Mankind. Once you realize we are all One, even with Source Energy (God, the Universe, or whatever term you prefer), everything shifts. There is no more “us versus them”, no more win/lose, no more war.
One of the most important messages I received from studying A Course In Miracles is the idea that all attacks are a call for love. This really could put an end to war, if we would truly come to understand this reality. If someone attacks you verbally, or cuts you off in traffic, instead of getting angry and attacking back, just send love. Know that the one perceived as attacking is calling for love.
Probably my favorite quote from ACIM is “Your worth is not established by teaching or learning. Your worth is established by God . . . Again, nothing you do or think or wish or make is necessary to establish your worth.” (Text, p.54) This is so helpful if you are having any thoughts whatsoever about not being “worthy”. The Course tells us that we are already “worthy” at birth. If we can truly embrace this, then we can let go of feelings of not being deserving, of not being lovable, of not being good enough. I hope you’ll try that one on, and if it fits, wear it.
OK, one more that I love: “If you knew Who walks beside you on the way that you have chosen, fear would be impossible.” (Text, p. 378) Wayne Dyer quotes this one quite often.
If all of this has you curious about A Course In Miracles, I recommend that you read Journey Without Distance: The Story Behind A Course In Miracles. Written by Robert Skutch, co-founder and Director of the Foundation for Inner Peace (the publishers of the Course), it recounts the inspirational story of how ACIM came to be. It answers so many questions, and is truly fascinating.
My Quick Tip: Use the “I AM” Wishes Fulfilled Meditation Audio CD by Dr. Wayne Dyer and James F Twyman Daily.
I use this amazing Meditation CD nearly every day. There are 3 tracks on the CD. On the first track, Dr. Wayne Dyer explains how it was made and how to use it. Tracks 2 and 3 are for quiet meditation. You will hear the sound of the name of God, following the ancient Kabbalistic form of numerology called Gematria, through gentle music and sounds by James Twyman and also original tuning forks. The combination is truly amazing, and you will be able to let go of your thoughts and be at Peace and Oneness.
I’d love to hear back from you with feedback regarding your use of this CD.