I Read a Course In Miracles

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    ACIM: Just Starting, But Is It For Me?

    I was recently introduced to ACIM by someone I met on another forum.  Both of us are seekers of spirtual growth, and organized religions don't do it for me.  The friend has practiced for many, many years.  I bought the book.  I am doing the lessons, though I...
    alisarosenbaum alisarosenbaum
    46-50, F
    11 Responses Sep 26, 2008

    Light And Joy And Peace Are Ours

    Light and joy and peace are ours, given us in our creation. We can only experience this in the present moment by letting go of all thoughts from the past. This is why forgiveness is the key to happiness. Today is a day of vigilance for Light and joy and peace. We will bring any...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 27, 2013

    Can You Suspend The Judgement???

    In 1989 I had an experience in Alcoholics Anonymous that left me with more questions than answers. I asked around the fellowship for feedback and suggestions and I would only get hurried or terse answers. After that experience that stemmed from a nervous breakdown and forgiveness...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2011

    How I Found The Course And My Wife.

    I was studying Buddhism on my own in 1988 after reading all sorts of spiritual and psychological books over the years. I had also done meditation on and off but had never found a path or even thought I was looking for one. So when I was reading 'Tebetan Buddhism for Western...
    cappo22 cappo22
    51-55, M
    Mar 31, 2013
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Jul 17, 2013

    Walking The Way Of Forgiveness; "Lightworker" Message Pt II

    Any unforgiveness is hanging on to guilt. One of the ego’s principal defenses against guilt is to project it on another. One way I have observed doing this is in attempting to correct a brother. I tell myself that I’m just being helpful in trying to teach my brother a better...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Aug 4, 2013


    Once a person has experienced a miracle or two or more. There is no need to ponder or take a course about them. They are a reality but cannot be ordered or controlled ..in my experience.
    tomorrow7 tomorrow7
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2012

    Dear Holy Spirit

    We are all the same Love. This is the truth. Today we practice opening to this truth and allowing ourselves to acknowledge Love’s oneness… We relax into Love’s peace… We remember to step back and let Love lead the way… Being aware of Love’s Presence, we are patient...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jun 15, 2013

    Perfect Fit.

    I was never interested in religion as a child it didn't resonate with me. I believed in god but not in fear based religions. I thought hell was earth and heaven was somewhere perfect loving and peaceful. I was obsessed with growing and learning and read lots of self help books. I...
    voxshall voxshall
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

    Peace Is Ours To Have And Give

    Father, Your peace is mine. What need have I to fear that anything can rob me of what You would have me keep? I cannot lose Your gifts to me. And so the peace You gave Your Son is with me still, in quietness and in my own eternal love for You. (A Course in Miracles, W-pII.273.2...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 20, 2013
    Lateloungelover Lateloungelover
    26-30, M
    Dec 11, 2015


    I began to look into the ACIM after an experience in A.A. caused me to change my views about religion, spirituality, and Jesus. While there's some awesome and usable things in there,  I learned that the belief system that teachers of the ACIM teach is that "God does not know...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2012

    Feeling Guilt Or Not?

    If you identify with the ego, you must perceive yourself as guilty. (T-5.V.3) There is another advantage,–and a very important one,–in referring decisions to the Holy Spirit with increasing frequency. Perhaps you have not thought of this aspect, but its centrality is obvious...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    1 Response Nov 6, 2013

    :Let The Veil Of Illusion Be Lifted

    We let the veil of illusion be lifted today. Our true Self knows the difference between illusion and Reality. We choose to open our minds to the healing perspective of the Holy Spirit to see the truth beyond illusions. We step back consistently today to become aware of Love’s...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 12, 2013

    Oh Bullshit!!! Let Yourself Off The Hook!!!

    I wish I didn’t do that Why did I do this? I can’t imagine I did it If I just did this instead of that I would have been somewhere else now Do you find these phrases familiar? Probably yes, its how we act when we believe that we could have done better than what we did. This...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2013

    Seeing Through Forgiving Eyes

    The mind that sees only innocence has forgiven the world for what it thought it was. On the other hand, the mind that looks for guilt is bound to the world of pain, fear and suffering. Every moment we have the choice of whether to see through the eyes of forgiveness or to see the...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 4, 2013

    I Want To Start A Acim Center In Costa Rica

    Hello everyone. My name is Warren. I am switching professions and becoming a professional coach. I am 43 years old and I have had many other professions before with relative success, but with little to no passion. Life coaching is where I found more passion and now that I am...
    wablaster wablaster
    1 Response Nov 20, 2012

    Release Of Mental Attachments

    Here is an excerpt from The Naked Truth; Seven Keys for Experiencing Who You Are. A Practical Guide that touches on experiences related to mental attachments: "The release of mental attachments is an important concept in A Course in Miracles. And let me point out here that...
    karsteinb karsteinb
    1 Response Sep 10, 2013

    Forgiveness is a term

    that describes a process. Before we can live together in an eternal community, we must be assured that there is nothing within us or others that might escalate or evolve into problems in the future. After all it would not be paradise if we continue to bring up all of our old...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Apr 30, 2014

    Accepting Serenity And Peace From Our True Self

    Serenity and perfect peace are mine, because I am one Self, completely whole, at one with all creation and with God. (A Course in Miracles, W-pI.113.1:2) Today our practice is to focus on accepting God’s serenity and perfect peace all through the day. It is our highest priority...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 5, 2013

    Today We Let Our Minds Be Quiet

    Our focus for today is to practice letting our minds sink into our natural state of deep peace and quiet… We let go of the busyness of the outer world… and open to our inner Teacher… We ask for truth and are willing to receive the healing of all our false beliefs… We let...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Aug 7, 2013

    Return To Eternity

    As a student of the course, I heard the voice for God speaking to me and thought I would share it.  This is what came through:Return to Eternity  From within the voidI held steadfast as truth,Came an instant upon whichTrue vision shined through. All I had believedTo hold...
    JTFriesen JTFriesen
    1 Response May 27, 2012

    Keeping In The Now

    What time but now can truth be recognized? The present is the only time there is. And so today, this instant, now, we come to look upon what is forever there; not in our sight, but in the eyes of Christ. He looks past time, and sees eternity as represented there. He hears the...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 16, 2013

    Special Message For The "Lightworkers"; Thinking Of "You". Wish "You" Would Change.

    The ego's plan for salvation centers around holding grievances. It maintains that, if someone else spoke or acted differently, if some external circumstance or event were changed, you would be saved. Thus, the source of salvation is constantly perceived as outside yourself. - A...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Aug 3, 2013

    Joy Comes From Remembering The Love That We Are

    We want to be happy. We want to remember Who we are. These are two ways of saying the same thing. The key to remembering who we are is to let go of trying to be something else, a separate identity, apart from our Source and from all of Creation. To forgive is to let go of belief...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 22, 2013

    Continued From Last Post Everyone makes an ego

    or a self for himself, which is subject to enormous variation because of its instability. He also makes an ego for everyone else he perceives, which is equally variable. ~ A Course In Miracles (T-4.II.2) The realization that you make an ego not just for yourself but for others...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Apr 20, 2014

    Frustration And Messages

    I'm pissed at ACIM. I've been studying it for over eight years. I've been going to Course groups. I've been practicing both forgiveness and seeing the face of Christ in my brothers and sisters. I have more than "a little willingness" to be guided by the Holy Spirit to see my...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Jul 15, 2013

    Accepting Christ's Vision

    Behold the store of miracles set out for you to give. Are you not worth the gift, when God appointed it be given you? Judge not God’s Son, but follow in the way He has established. Christ has dreamed the dream of a forgiven world. It is His gift, whereby a sweet transition can...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 8, 2013

    Like Learning A Foreign Language At First

    I started studying ACIM during the late 80's, but I realize now that I was only scratching the surface for many years. Only recently have I really began to 'grok' what the Course is teaching. One really needs to be dedicated to changing one's perception and thus see the world in...
    borntofly767 borntofly767
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Mar 20, 2011

    A Day Of Extra Vigilance For Peace

    The Course acknowledges that while we perceive ourselves as in the world, there will be things for us to do. It gives us an approach that will let this doing be done with Love. We are to start by going to the center of peace within us and joining with that peace. This peace is...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 28, 2013

    Justice i.e. "Karma"; Justice is the divine

    correction for injustice. Injustice is the basis for all the judgments of the world. Justice corrects the interpretations to which injustice gives rise, and cancels them out. Neither justice nor injustice exists in Heaven, for error is impossible and correction meaningless. In...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    1 Response May 4, 2014

    i am reading it...just started.

    has anyone gotten through it? if so, has it positively affected your life? in what way(s)?
    itspirit itspirit
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Nov 4, 2014

    We Are One In The Love That Created Us

    Today will be a happy day as we let the Light of our one Self shine through. This Light shines through the shadows of false images and shows us the changeless Love that is the reality in all things. The certainty of Love brings peace, for we know that we remain invulnerable in...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 2, 2013

    Hi, I am a student of a course in miracles

    and this is my first time writing about it online. I feel a need to write what comes to me sometimes when I choose to step back and let the Holy Spirit decide for me throughout the day. Presently, I am at a point where first thing in the morning I sit up in bed and become...
    dwaynealvin dwaynealvin
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2014

    I need to talk about fallacies.

    The fallacies of some "God" concepts, the fallacy of "bad/evil karma". Free will exists. It's how we make choices that many don't know how to make in the first place. Some are even "spurred" by "well meaning spiritual mentors" only to find competition and judgement even from the...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Apr 17, 2014

    Letting Peace Extend To Every Aspect Of Our Life

    As peace extends from deep inside yourself to embrace all the Sonship and give it rest, it will encounter many obstacles. Some of them you will try to impose. Others will seem to arise from elsewhere; from your brothers, and from various aspects of the world outside. Yet peace...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 11, 2013

    Be Willing To Choose Love

    When we look upon a brother, what do we see? Do we see an adversary, a competitor, a threat to our safety, someone we hope will complete us? Or do we see a mighty Companion, joined with us in Love, reflecting our wholeness, our innocence, our invulnerability, back to us? In both...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 17, 2013

    The Truth!

    I beleive that this is the actual truth that Jesus, Buddha and Mohamed all were speaking of. This is a guide book to understanding the nature of reality. I love it! Although I was raised Baptist I never could understand the Bible or what it was trying to teach beyond the Ten...
    hharperson hharperson
    31-35, M
    9 Responses May 11, 2009

    Chosing The Light Of Love

    Your mind is constantly active, constantly thinking, constantly choosing, and is ruled by its past habits, tendencies and experiences. Unless corrected it will simply repeat the past and reinforce the hold the past has on the present. You must continually correct your mind in the...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 26, 2013

    Accepting God's Gift Of Happiness

    Happiness and fulfillment walk hand in hand. Happiness comes when we fulfill our life purpose, given us by God. God’s Will for us is perfect happiness. Our life will be filled with joy when we accept God’s Will as ours. To this the ego clamors nervously, “Don’t go there...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Aug 20, 2013

    Staying Open For Inspiration.

    The Holy Spirit needs a quiet open mind in order to have Its messages be received by us. Our opportunity today is to practice opening up to Divine Inspiration. God’s Will for us is perfect happiness. God’s Will for us that we remember What we are and Where we are eternally...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 6, 2013

    Acim Is Like Being In Love. I Want It But It Brings Nothing But Pain.

    My book is staring at me. But I refuse to look at it. To open it right now. Everytime I make my way through the lessons, after about 4 or 5 days, something happens that makes me break down. I fall harder than I would have if it wasn't around. I am halfway through the lessons. It...
    aliyah1981 aliyah1981
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2012

    Seeing Oneness Instead Of Separation

    Oneness and sickness cannot coexist. God’s teachers choose to look on dreams a while. It is a conscious choice. For they have learned that all choices are made consciously, with full awareness of their consequences. The dream says otherwise, but who would put his faith in...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 29, 2013

    A Touch Of Heaven

    This is a day of silence and of trust. It is a special time of promise in your calendar of days. It is a time Heaven has set apart to shine upon, and cast a timeless light upon this day, when echoes of eternity are heard. This day is holy, for it ushers in a new experience; a...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 13, 2013

    The Cosmic Joke.

    Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea, at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh. In his forgetting did the thought become a serious idea, possible of both accomplishment and real effects. [T-27.VIII.6:2-3] God's laws do not obtain directly to a...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jun 13, 2013

    The Joy Of Love

    Think of how it feels when you fall in love. It’s a joy to be with that person. You may even feel you want to spend the rest of your life with that person. You want to be with that person all the time. Think about what it would be like to feel that way about everyone, without...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 10, 2013

    I Became A Spiritual Finder

    My story spans my lifetime, but I've recently been honing my ability to share only the necessary and relevant details. I'll put this into immediate effect and give it a shot, here and now. I'll begin with my earliest memory. I was about four years young and I had a dream of...
    CommunityMemberDrew CommunityMemberDrew
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Aug 21, 2013

    A Good Grounding

    Your experience of any practice you choose to pursue is largely depending on how well your grounding is in what underpins what you practice. Here is a piece I have written on the topic of grounding as it relates to a non dualistic spiritual text like A Course in Miracles (http...
    karsteinb karsteinb
    Sep 15, 2013

    Who Am I Where Am I

    Whenever we feel disturbed, it is because we do not remember Who we are and Where we are. We are believing in a false image of ourselves that is vulnerable and capable of loss. We need a reality check. The first step toward a reality check is to pause when we notice any...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Sep 7, 2013
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