Preparing for Advent

The four weeks before Christmas are typically known as Advent. It is considered a time of preparation for the birth of Christ. Therefore, let us prepare for the birth of Christ by preparing our own inner garden. Today let us begin by noticing the weeds of fear that are choking the seeds of healing in our lives and make a conscious choice to bring them to the light of true healing, to the Holy Spirit, and allow Him to simply look on them. We don’t have to worry about how or when He will heal them. We have faith that if we bring them to Him…

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Send an Ecard for Thanksgiving

See our free ACIM-themed Thanksgiving e-cards. Select from our beautiful assortment, enter your loved one’s email address, add an inscription, and send it! Feel the connection when you reach out to another. Send as many as you like and spread the love and gratitude to the world!

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Looking at the Holidays

As we approach the holidays, we may be yearning for a deeper experience in our celebrations. It’s not that we have to celebrate any differently or change family traditions, but we can hold a new purpose in our hearts. The following thoughts from A Course in Miracles are offered for the upcoming observances to provide a deepening guide…

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The Holiest of All the Spots on Earth

“The holiest of all the spots on earth is where
an ancient hatred has become a present love.”

This is one of the most beautiful phrases in A Course in Miracles. We can all agree that our hatreds are such a burden to carry, and they also seem nearly impossible to release. That is why, though, we study A Course in Miracles; we need a miracle to help us heal.

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2023 and Beyond: A Miracle Odyssey

The question we are frequently asked at Miracle Distribution Center (MDC) is: “Where is the Center going? Where do you see it in the future?” My first reaction to this type of question is the thought from the Course that says, “A healed mind does not plan.” And yet, since we do not realize that our minds are healed, we do tend to plan…

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There is no will but God’s

Workbook lesson 74 from A Course in Miracles tells us, “The idea for today can be regarded as the central thought toward which all our exercises are directed. God’s is the only Will.” This is quite a bold statement, but when we realize what it really means, we see it can only bring us great comfort and peace.

This is not a statement of arrogance about God, and God is not usurping our will. This is merely a statement of truth. When all is said and done…

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Take the Challenge

There are many issues facing us in this world right now, and whether we call them illusions or not, they do affect us. We need to ask ourselves: Do we choose to join with our weakness or the strength of Christ in us? “For He has come, and He is asking this.”

As A Course in Miracles challenges us, “Choose once again if you would take your place among the saviors of the world, or would remain in hell, and hold your brothers there…

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I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt

When my mother passed in 1997, it was a shock. I knew she had not been well, but she had seemed to rebound. She had worked at the Center on the very day of her passing and had been her usual cheery self. As she left for the day with my dad, she lovingly hugged and kissed everyone goodbye. Only later could I reflect on that day and see that it was her way of leaving this world of illusions in love and not sorrow. None of us knew at the time that later that evening at home, she would…

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2024 Retreat Dates Set

We are delighted to announce that the 2024 Holy Encounter Retreat will take place September 27-29 in Lucerne Valley, California. This amazing weekend includes groups sessions, time for quiet walks, six gourmet meals, and upscale accommodations. Register now to reserve your spot.

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Hummingbird or Bumbling Bug

I watched as the hummingbird, with decisive precision, grace, and speed, retrieved the nectar from one flower and then the next. He was an amazing example of accuracy. Not one movement was extraneous; each had a purpose, and that purpose was clear to see. My attention was then turned to a big, black, bumbling bug that appeared to be a bee of some sort. It looked as if his radar was a little off-kilter as he approached flower after flower in off-angled attempts to withdraw his morning breakfast. Bumping into a fence here and a leaf there, not quite landing on the flower in the perfect position and having to try it again, it seemed like he was the exact opposite of the magnificent hummingbird. But was he…

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