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ACIM Trending on Google

Google searches for A Course in Miracles surged after the first Democratic Presidential debate appearance by Marianne Williamson in June. The queries hit a peak on June 28th and then again on July 6th after an article in the New York Times entitled, “The Curious Mystical Text Behind Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Bid” was published.

With the current rise in interest in the Course, we thought our readers would enjoy a fascinating article we ran by Roger Walsh back in 2014. Dr. Walsh is professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. In the article he asks, “So what, then, is A Course in Miracles?”…

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What You Truly Deserve

Many years back, comedy legend Jack Benny was being honored with a distinguished humanitarian award. Upon receiving the award he said, “I don’t really deserve this award, but then I have arthritis, and I don’t deserve that either. Thank you very much.”

When tough things happen in our lives, we often silently ask, “Why me?” Ironically, when good things happen, we often ask the same thing. It is not a question of whether we “deserve” the things we experience in life, but rather, “How will we handle them, now?”

A Course in Miracles’ counsel would be…

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Bill’s Advice

“Change is the only constant in life,” so said Heraclitus, a pre-Socractic Greek philosopher who lived around 500 BC. He was right way back then, and he is right today. One thing that doesn’t seem to change, however, is conflict. A Course in Miracles says. “Conflict is the root of all evil, for being blind it does not see whom it attacks. Yet it always attacks the Son of God, and the Son of God is you.” As you can see, conflict is the antithesis of a holy encounter. A holy encounter shows us the commonality in a situation and ourselves, whereas conflict shows only the separation . . .

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An Opinion That Heals

Over forty years ago, the Center was founded for the purpose of sharing the transformative message of A Course in Miracles.

The Course is not another religion or dogma, it is a path to healing our lives right now. It is a tool to teach us how to be in the world but not of it.

It tells us that peace is not just a nice idea but our right. To experience the peace that we all are truly seeking, however, we have to want it more than our problems more than our need to be right, and more than our precious opinions and judgments…

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May the Past Be Transformed

As I was flipping through Hugh Prather’s beautiful book Morning Notes…365 Meditations to Wake You Up, and I was struck by the above thought. It was just what I needed to hear and so I know it will bless you, as well. It gave me such peace to be reminded once again that God is with me always – loving me, not judging me.

Every day we are probably faced with issues that we wished we had done or handled differently…

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Meditation for Health

If you thought a good night’s sleep and proper diet and exercise were all you needed to be healthy, a new study from Harvard Medical School shows that meditation (prayer) can also change us for the better on a cellular level. It has long been agreed by scientists that meditation reduces stress and illness, but they were never sure why. This study finds the reason for the benefits…

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A Fly-By Miracle

The other night, I was downstairs in my kitchen getting a drink of water when I noticed a little fly in the corner of the window over the sink. I normally don’t like flies in my house; my “deal” with them has always been “If you remain outside you live, but inside….well, that’s another story.” Frankly, I was too tired to bother and figured this little fella’s life usually isn’t that long, so I’d give him a reprieve, and I went to bed.

The next morning I was surprised to see that same fly in the same corner of the window still attempting his fruitless effort to get out. He was never going to penetrate through the window, and my heart went out to him. I decided I would…

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War…What Is It Good For?

In 1969, the pop song “War” was recorded by Edwin Starr and quickly rose to #1 on the Billboard charts. Most of you probably don’t remember Starr because “War” was his only big hit, but you have probably heard the song as it has been used in numerous movies and television shows. This song is considered the most popular protest song ever recorded and the lyrics say it all. Here’s the part of the song you might have heard…

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I will be still and listen to the truth

After studying A Course in Miracles for nearly forty-two years, many of the workbook lessons feel like a comfortable, old shoe to me. When I hear or read them, I feel like I have slipped into a state of peace, tranquility, and knowing. I often feel my heart affirming a silent “yes,” even though the appearances of the world may not support this inner feeling. My trust is not because I am in denial about the world and all its activities, but because I know on a very deep level that this is the truth and the doorway to real and lasting transformation. Such is the case with the lesson, “Let me be still and listen to the truth. . .”

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