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“Knowledge is not the motivation for learning this course. Peace is.”
- A Course in miracles, Text, 8.I
When Helen Schucman and William ('Bill') Thetford, two professors of Medical Psychology at Columbia University, were having a hard time in their professional relationships, Bill awakened to the realization that ‘there must be another way.’
And as Helen agreed to join with Bill to find that other way instead of holding on to their grievances, they have given Love their "little willingness," as A Course in Miracles (ACIM) calls it.
Soon after, a voice told Helen: "This is A Course in Miracles. Please take notes".
That voice is said to be the voice of Jesus, although whether that is true or not, I choose to focus on the message rather than the messenger (and it doesn't matter who that messenger is - I have nothing but love for Jesus, even though I'm not Christian).
A Course in Miracles uses Christian symbols as a metaphor, yet it is almost the opposite of Christianity the way Christianity is commonly practiced, and it also gives a different meaning to common Christian terms. The Son of God, for example, is all of us, not only Jesus. It is a spiritual and psychological path, not a religious one.
“the reason for the course is that you do not know who you are.”
“You were created by Love like Itself.”
7 years later, in 1972, the entire course was scribed and typed; and in 1976, A Course in Miracles - the result of those dictations from Jesus - was published, with the help of Dr. Kenneth Wapnick, Robert Skutch, and Judith Skutch Whitson.
Since then, it was translated into 27 languages (and counting) and practiced by millions of people worldwide: The printed version of the book sold well over 3 million copies.
By now, it is considered one of the most influential, transformational & practical Spiritual texts; Yet it goes far beyond that, as it is a psychological AND spiritual text. This is crucial, as in western cultures, combining psychology and spirituality is by far a more effective approach for personal and spiritual awakening.
Most westerners will never dive into complete and total surrender to a guru - even if they have a fantasy of doing so.
Westerners, by and large, seem to benefit more when their path includes not only devotion, love, and spirituality - but also mental understanding, changing of habitual patterns of behavior and thinking, and seeing proof - in their own lives - that the message is to be trusted. Thus, A combination of spiritual AND psychological teachings and practices - such as A Course in Miracles provides - is the perfect fit for many of those who are shaped by western culture.
"The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught.
It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s Presence, Which is your natural inheritance."
- A Course in miracles, Text, Introduction
As someone studying, practicing, and teaching the love, truth, and wisdom of A Course in Miracles since 2005, I'm delighted to offer this free, online, searchable version of A Course in Miracles for all to use, enjoy and work with.
As my goal is to support as many people as I can on their path to a happier, better, more awakened life, and to become the most loving being that I can (and help you do the same), I send you and everyone blessings of peace, love, and happiness. I hope you'll find love, guidance, wisdom - and your Self - either through A Course in Miracles or through any other path.
As A Course in Miracles says about itself:
"This is a special form of the universal course.
There are many thousands of other forms, all with the same outcome.
They merely save time."
With blessings of Peace, Love, and happiness,
Teacher, Founder & Coach
Better Life Awareness Center
“Nothing at all has happened but that you have put yourself to sleep, and dreamed a dream in which you were an alien to yourself...
The miracle does not awaken you, but merely shows you who the dreamer is. It teaches you there is a choice of dreams while you are still asleep, depending on the purpose of your dreaming. ”
- A Course in Miracles, Text, 28.II
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