How can I help you? When I think about my long-time friend Jerry Jampolsky, this is the phrase that most often comes to mind. I met Jerry in 1978 when my brother and I founded Miracle Distribution Center. Jerry’s dedication to service and helping was on full display with the work he did with terminally ill children and their parents and siblings. Through the first Center for Attitudinal Healing in Tiburon, California, he gave those who thought they had nothing left to give, the realization of the healing power they could experience by being truly helpful to others going through the same experience. He was not there to sympathize with them, but to remind them that they had a great gift to give. They grew stronger by being truly helpful.
Jerry’s work with attitudinal healing was sparked after he found A Course in Miracles in 1975…
During the pandemic, many people turned to baking. In an article that explored this blast of baking, the common explanation for the trend was: “If I am capable of baking something, I am not powerless!”
What a wonderful awareness! In the midst of a global pandemic, people were using the tools before them to take back their power. So let’s take that impetus one step further.
When you think about the basics of baking, you have to have the necessary ingredients or you can’t bake anything. Let’s say you want to bake a yummy chocolate cake…
Lesson 323 in A Course in Miracles says, “I gladly make the ‘sacrifice’ of fear.” If the idea of releasing fear and sacrifice appeal to you, then perhaps we can use the traditional time of Lent as a way to do just that. The Course invites us to look with a new 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 unites us in healing. Therefore, during this time that leads up to Easter…
In 1983, Steven Halpern and Beverly Hutchinson teamed up to create a healing series of seven recordings blending the words of A Course in Miracles, read by Beverly, with Steven’s sound-health music. Nearly 40 years later, these recordings continue to stand the test of time, providing a way for the transformative power of the Course to slip into our minds through the vehicle of music. Countless listeners have shared how the recordings have brought peace, comfort, and healing during their most challenging times.
We are honored to have provided these miracles in the lives of so many. There is no doubt we are all in need of a focus on the truth for our healing, and that is why we are making our mp3 recordings available free of charge. Each recording deals with a unique focus. Browse the recordings, make your choice, and let the healing begin.
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“What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of”
These words from Jackie DeShannon’s 1965 hit song seem to be a needed message today. We definitely need an answer to a world in conflict, and A Course in Miracles responds with love — not a love to be given to us but a love to be fostered within us.
This Workbook Lesson 189, “I feel the Love of God within me now,” from A Course in Miracles, which is our thought in the Prayer Ministry for February, offers us much understanding and insight as to how we can feel and experience God’s Love.
It tells us there is a way to see this world…
For the month of January, the Prayer Ministry of Miracle Distribution Center is featuring the powerful lesson from A Course in Miracle’s Workbook, “I rest in God.” (W-109) To all the challenges this new year has already brought, this lesson boldly tells us to rest in God…
“We ask for rest today, and quietness unshaken by the world’s appearances. We ask for peace and stillness, in the midst of all the turmoil born of clashing dreams. We ask for safety and for happiness, although we seem to look on danger and on sorrow. And we have the thought that will answer our asking with what we request.
I rest in God.”
“Have faith in only this one thing, and it will be sufficient: God wills you be in Heaven, and nothing can keep you from it, or it from you. Your wildest misperceptions, your weird imaginings, your blackest nightmares all mean nothing. They will not prevail against the peace God wills for you.” (T-13.XI.7)
In this day and age of concern over the pandemic, weather disasters attributed to global warming, and conspiracy theories running rampant on social media sites, it certainly seems as if our faith is being tested. These things are, as the above passage says, some of our “wildest misperceptions, weird imaginings and blackest nightmares.” And yet, we are reminded that…
On Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 7:07 pm, our dear friend Dr. Gerald Jampolsky gently laid his body down to “rest a while from labor gladly done and gladly ended.” During his final days in this worldly experience, Jerry was on hospice at his home in Sausalito, California, surrounded by his loving wife Diane, his son Lee, and granddaughter Lexi. His passing into eternal life was “a gentle welcome to release.” Jerry is no longer limited by a body that could not serve his mighty spirit. Now Jerry’s powerful light and truth are free to be everywhere at any time without limits. And so “we bless his body for helping this Son of God along the way he goes to God, but we are thankful, too, the need is done to walk the world of limits. Jerry can now behold Christ without blinders, in the light that he has learned to look upon again.”*
Jerry’s passage into eternal life gives us a chance to once again remember our essence…
Our new mask features the quote “Teach only love, for that is what you are.” Get one for yourself and maybe a few extras for friends, and let’s use this experience that has devastated so many as a way to affirm the transformative power of love to triumph over fear. Join us for the next 100 days (and beyond) by wearing this mask and remembering the truth.
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The four weeks before Christmas are typically known as Advent. It is considered a time of preparation for the birth of Christ. We have probably all lived through several advent seasons, but perhaps not one during a raging pandemic. Our present circumstances don’t change the fact that we need to focus on the truth, but they might give us more of an urgency to do so…