In a recent article in Luxury Las Vegas magazine, rock and roll hall of famer Carlos Santana discussed his discovery of A Course in Miracles: “I was suffering from a deep depresssion like Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye did, and I needed to crystallize my existence and go to the next level of consciousness. I needed to trust and surrender to my inner voice that said, ‘Let go of everything that you love. Release it to me now because I have something that is very heavy to give you and you’ll need both hands to hold it.’” “I was like, ‘Yeah but,’ and the voice said, ‘There is no yeah but. You are ten seconds from taking your own life. Isn’t it enough that I am sitting here next to you?’ I went from feeling like my heart had been opened and hot coals had been put inside, to crying my eyes out that the Supreme Holy Spirit was talking to me.” “I called Marianne Williamson who I hadn’t yet met, and told her I was going through the darkest night of my soul and could she direct me to someone who could help me in the Bay area. As soon as I talked with Diane and Jerry Jampolsky it was clear they were ‘assigned and designed,’ as Miles Davis would say, to assist me in my transformation. I made a gentle commitment to inner practices and I became a student of A Course in Miracles.” Carlos has now added A Course in Miracles to his website. On the page entitled, “What’s On Carlos’ Mind,” a photo of the Course is displayed which, when clicked, leads directly to our website. We’re happy to be welcoming many inquisitive friends of Carlos to our work on behalf of the Course.
We’re happy to announce that we will be bringing back our popular Holy Encounter Retreat on February 13–15, 2015. Spend this unique weekend reflecting on A Course in Miracles and the true meaning of love. Our new setting will be a breathtaking place of contemplation, with meditation sites, footpaths, fountains, hot tubs, a sauna, and secluded sitting areas. The weekend will include six abundant, organic, chef-prepared meals, with many of the ingredients coming from the onsite garden, and luxurious accommodations. Space will be very limited, so we suggest making your reservation soon. Find the details here.
We’re happy to announce a new book by Jacob Glass. You Were Born for Greatness contains 101 short essays to give some peace, comfort and inspiration to your busy day. The book is designed so that each lesson stands alone; you can open to any page and receive a direct message from Spirit.
“I really enjoyed this week’s meeting. I always struggle with the purpose and identity of the Holy Spirit, however Beverly introduced me to a new way of seeing that the HS purpose is to interpret our feelings and in particular, our reactions, to life events. HS is that little voice in our heads that tells us when we are on the right path, heading in the right direction. Always there to show us that there may be another way.” – L.H., Arizona
Our Weekly Study Group Meeting provides a wonderful support network for studying the Course. Watch sample video clips and then join our worldwide family of weekly subscribers.
Our 2014 Conference on A Course in Miracles on August 9th and 10th will feature a wonderful list of presenters including Beverly Hutchinson McNeff, Jerry and Diane Jampolsky, Jacob Glass, Karen Casey, Robert Rosenthal, Lee Jampolsky, Dick Gayton and Michele Molina, and Paul McNeff. Watch our video about the event, then plan to join us.
We are pleased to introduce A Course in Miracles on mp3 files. This mp3 audio album contains all three volumes of A Course in Miracles as well as the supplemental pamphlets, “Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice” and “The Song of Prayer.” Simply insert a CD into your computer to either play the audio files or transfer them to your tablet or smartphone. Many newer portable music players and car audio systems also play mp3 CD discs.