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God is the Love in Which I Forgive

“God does not forgive because He has never condemned. And there must be condemnation before forgiveness is necessary.” This powerful thought begins Lesson 46 in the Workbook for Students in A Course in Miracles. We will use this for the 3rd week of our Lessons in Light series because it tells us something about the Course’s view of God…

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A Blanket’s Statement

When our son Jeffrey was a baby, he was given a lovely handmade blanket. For years, it was his favorite blanket. No matter how old or tattered it became, it remained his favorite even when it eventually disintegrated. At that point, what the blanket represented was not its form but…

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Lessons in Light Begin

As lesson 323 in A Course in Miracles says, “I gladly make the ‘sacrifice’ of fear.” If you are ready to release the sacrificing thoughts that yoke you to fear, we can use the traditional time of Lent as a way to do just that. The Course invites us to look with a healed vision, guided by the Holy Spirit, to view the ideas of Christianity in a new light. Not one that separates us from each other, but one that…

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God’s Got You

An atmospheric river has hit Southern California. These are plumes of moisture that collect warm, moist air from the tropics and then, when they come over land, can unleash a downpour of rain like a firehose or flurries of hail and snow. As a matter of fact, UCLA just recorded nearly 12 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, a 1 in 1000-year rainfall event for Westwood, California.

Growing up, I had never heard of terms like atmospheric rivers or winter bomb cyclones, but…

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Calling All Miracle Workers

After 22 years in the same location, our Center moved its offices last July. While the physical transition went relatively smoothly, we cannot say the same for our mail service. Over the past few months, there have been numerous instances of letters lost, letters returned to senders, and delivery delays of several weeks, even for mail properly addressed to our new location! This situation has perplexed our local postal service, and our local Congressional representative has stepped in to help solve it.

If you contacted us by postal mail in the last six months and didn’t get a timely response, please call us at 714-632-9005 or contact us online.

We are working diligently with the postal service to find a solution. If you prefer to use postal mail, which we entirely understand, make sure you’re using our current mailing address shown at the bottom of this email. And please be sure to include your return address on the outside of the envelope just in case there is a problem. We do want to hear from you!

Even with the unique complexities of this situation, we know a miracle is possible and inevitable. We are asking you to join us in expecting a miracle regarding this issue. After all, together, with miracles we will soar in 2024!

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From Survivor to Thriver!

At the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, a tree near the fountains is named the Survivor Tree. This tree is aptly named as it survived the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. In October of that year, a pear tree was found severely damaged. Its branches were burned and broken, and its roots were snapped; it was removed from the rubble and nurtured back to health by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. In 2010, after its recovery, the tree was returned to its original home at Ground Zero. If you look closely at the tree, you can see that the new limbs are smooth and strong as they extend from the gnarled stumps of the tree’s past – a new, vital life growing out of the scars of devastation. It has become a living reminder of resilience, survival, and rebirth. It is no longer only surviving; it is thriving, and we can…

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With Miracles We Will Soar in 2024!

I have been sharing the idea that with miracles we will soar in 2024 in our livestream meetings of this new year, and it seems to be taking hold. We must stop feeling defeated or limited by the world and our experience in this world; it is time we soar in 2024! And we have the tool to achieve this awareness with A Course in Miracles.

For many of you who have been traveling with the Course and the Center for a while, you might wonder what makes this new year any different. This year is different because…

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What’s Occupying Your Mind?

Many years ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City and other “Occupies” around the country popped up to protest the financial challenges and wealth inequities and to call for help, now. I think we can still relate, as the financial wealth gap remains quite significant. Many problems in our world occupy our minds, from mass shootings to domestic and global terrorism. Calls for attack and war have become commonplace instead of the last possible alternative to societal conflict. As Mother Teresa said…

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A New Year’s Resolution

Philosophers, poets, and, yes, even actor Morgan Freeman (who has played God many times in the movies) have pondered the question, “Where is Heaven?” But this thought from Hugh Prather’s book, Morning Notes, seems to give us the best answer as well as a perfect decision with which to begin the New Year…

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