Our Holy Encounter Weekends are designed to give people an opportunity to go deeper into the life-changing principles of A Course in Miracles. Lectures, discussions, group activities, meditations and music all combine to bring not just an understanding of the Course, but also an experience of it. We have been presenting these popular weekends across the country in answer to students’ desires for a more everyday understanding of the Course, and no one is better at simplifying the complex with humor and practicality than Beverly! A Friday evening joining will set the tone for the all-day Saturday holy encounter. We hope you will join us on April 4-5, 2014 in Dallas.
We are happy to welcome Serbia as the 71st country in our database of A Course in Miracles Study Groups around the world.
A message from Beverly Hutchinson McNeff
The Dalai Lama was once asked why he didn’t fight back against the Chinese when he was exiled from Tibet. He replied with his usual humor, “because war is obsolete, you know.” Then he paused and in a more serious tone said that the mind can always rationalize fighting back…but the heart will never understand it. We would then be divided in ourselves (the heart and the mind,) and the war would be inside us.
No matter which side you find yourself on regarding the issues that face us in Syria, Israel and Palestine, or in your own personal “wars,” it is now time for us to rise to the level of the answer and not stay in the conflict. A Course in Miracles wisely suggests that we rise above the battleground for a little while each day as we do our daily lessons or simply remember the presence of God (love). From that perspective a miracle can be born and that miracle can heal what seems insurmountable, for nothing is impossible in the face of love.
I am excited to present to you this video that is the brainchild of my dear friend and sound healing pioneer, Steven Halpern. Our thirty year friendship and collaboration has produced a series of seven recordings blending the timeless message of A Course in Miracles with his healing music. Now we have joined together to create this video as a gift of healing for our planet. With Steven’s inspired music for healing in the Middle East and the peace-filled words of the Course spoken in English, Hebrew, and Arabic, we hope to allow peace to rise foremost in our consciousness for all on our planet. I encourage you to freely share this video and let us know your comments.
Have you ever wanted to send a friend an e-card from A Course in Miracles? Well, now there are full-color, beautifully designed e-cards with inspirational quotes from the Course ready to be sent to that special someone.
You choose the card, fill in the email address, your personal message, and hit send! Your e-card will automatically arrive with the link for your friend to view the card. It’s that easy and it’s FREE! Try it yourself on our E-cards Page.
The recordings from our 2013 Conference are now available. You may select individual sessions featuring Beverly Hutchinson McNeff, Carol Howe, Jon Mundy, Steven Halpern, John Viscount, Jacob Glass, and Marianne Williamson. Or purchase the entire set in an album. See them all on our Recordings page.
Our 2013 Conference was a wonderful gathering of Course students from around the world. View our Photo Gallery to see some of the moments we captured.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of our recording You Are Entitled to Miracles we are offering it to you as a gift!
Download it and experience the powerful message of A Course in Miracles, as read by Beverly Hutchinson and surrounded by healing music composed and performed by Steven Halpern.
July 4th of this year marks the 25th anniversary of the passing, or as the Course would say, “liberation” of Bill Thetford, co-scribe of A Course in Miracles. I am reminded that days before this event Bill was dancing around and commenting to friends that he was now flexible – that all his relationships were so perfectly at peace. The practice of the Course had allowed him to move past the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence and embrace the peace of God that is within us all now. May this 4th of July be your liberation from the chains of the ego. May you embrace the freedom of God’s love and live a flexible life of joy! Thanks for the reminder, Bill. We are grateful for you!
Earlier this year, Steven Halpern was nominated for a Grammy Award for his album, “Deep Alpha.” We are thrilled for Steven, who has created with Beverly (Center founder) a series of recordings with readings from the Course surrounded by his healing music. Steven will be joining us at our Conference in August. You may watch a brief interview in which he explains his musical approach at: http://tinyurl.com/k34jcfn
The thoughts below were shared at the Center’s study group meeting this week. You might enjoy watching this clip . . . and then reading on. Those who are subscribers to the weekly meetings will have a deeper understanding of what the clip was representing, but we think everyone will find it enlightening!
Here is just a little background of what we discussed to set up the video…
Review: Lesson 54 (part 5)
(Lesson 20) I am determined to see.
“Recognizing the shared nature of my thoughts, I am determined to see. I would look upon the witnesses that show me the thinking of the world has been changed. I would behold the proof that what has been done through me has enabled love to replace fear, laughter to replace tears, and abundance to replace loss. I would look upon the real world, and let it teach me that my will and the Will of God are one.”
The Course reminds us that the world we see is not our reality, but even within this world we can find the peace and healing of God. If our focus in on the reality of God/love, then we will begin to see those witnesses. If our focus is on the insanity of the world, we will have no trouble finding those witnesses — because we have become so used to them and they have become a habit. But, a habit cannot change the reality of God –- we just need to refocus our attention on Him and His gifts of healing: “love to replace fear, laughter to replace tears, and abundance to replace loss.” As the Course tells us, “What you desire you will see. Such is the real law of cause and effect as it operates in the world.”