I shared the day yesterday with a group at the Interfaith Center, with Jon Mundy, who wrote books on the Course in Miracles. He is a dedicate to this body of work. This is the Wiki page for information about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Course_in_Miracles. or go to http://www.thecourseinmiracles.com/ and here is Jon’s website… http://www.miraclesmagazine.org/. Now you have allll kinds of things you can explore around this book/topic.
I was handed the Course in Miracles in 1979, by Lindsey Skutch, niece to Judy Skutch (maybe her mother, not sure). I was intrigued and read some of it which I really agreed with only, I was in a place in my life where the terminology was difficult to embrace. So, I sorta poked at it, opened it up for inspiration, and put it down when I had to ‘work too hard’ at changing the words to fit my paradigm at the time.
For me, I have had to shift some of the terminology, as it come across, for me, very Christian, tho’ I know that it is completely inclusive to everyone, regardless of its choice of words; and when it was written these are the words that came through. NOt because I think Christianity is, unto itself wrong, there is great beauty to some of it. Only that I do not embrace some very specific tenets to the religion of it. i.e. Jesus is not my savior, there is no sin, no satan, the bible is not the only word of ‘God’, and a few more things that don’t resonate within me. Not that I do not believe people do ‘sinnful’ things, or rather make stupid, unbelievable mistakes, or that there is not an evilness in certain people. I could go on about that just like the next person. And… I believe that those people are not yet ‘awakened’ to there own goodness, their own inner light, their connectedness to ‘Everything and Everyone’. IMO…
And… I believe the Course in Miracles holds some true magic and personal ‘truths’ for me. These are quotes from it that resonate for me. There are many quotes that resonate for me in this body of Spiritual work. When the word God is mentioned, I also imagine and replace ‘God’ with Love, or Spirit, or Oneness. They are all the same for me.
“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”
“The world is only in the mind of its maker. Do not believe it is outside of yourself.”
“You have so little faith in yourself because you are unwilling to accept the fact that perfect love is in you, and so you seek without for what you cannot find within.”
“Heaven is not a place or a condition. It is merely an awareness of perfect oneness.”
“Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.”
“The miracle comes quietly into the mind that stops an instant and is still.”
“Without your smile, the world cannot be saved.”
Leaf is One with tree
Tree reaches for the heaven’s Light
Rooting Light to Earth
You are miracles
Each awakening moment
Makes the world ‘wholy’