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 don't do one evey day.  I'm reasonably intelligent, I can grasp the abstract, but sometimes this just eludes me.  Every now & then I get a glimpse.  Occasionally I understand that it is all illusion.  But then I have to go to work, feed the cat, pay the bills.  Nothing illusory about that.

I also live in the "Bible Belt".  Somehow I don't think this would translate to the bleeding deacons around here.  It's like having a secret.

 

alisarosenbaum alisarosenbaum
46-50, F
11 Responses Sep 26, 2008

"But then I have to go to work, feed the cat, pay the bills. Nothing illusory about that." Ha, ha, ha...so true! I feel you on that one.<br />
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And I'm in the exact same boat as you with regard to this. It's like, really and truly if this is all just an Illusion, I really DO want it to end NOW, because it's getting a bit uncomfortable in this illusion... and I'm not even talking about my own personal life. I'm talking about the state of the world...it's such a mess. If this is just a nightmare, I WANT TO WAKE UP!!!!!! (More than anything else, I WANT TO SEE!)

I stronly beleive in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and , The Son of God and He is not honored as such in the CIM..He's just another profit according to this Book. I draw the line there ..and what does it have to do with the price of eggs? I agree with Max99 on this one.

I stronly beleive in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and , The Son of God and He is not honored as such in the CIM..He's just another profit according to this Book. I draw the line there ..and what does it have to do with the price of eggs? I agree with Max99 on this one.

Hi Irene <br />
I am in the UK and there are lots of groups here but if there are no groups presently in your area perhaps you could advertise to begin one or join a mailing group <br />
We have a nice one in the UK which you can access online if you search for "Miracles network uk" you will find the link.<br />
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Trust if your meant to be in a group it will come and if not thats fine as well<br />
After all your never alone and the thought that comes to my mind is perhaps your listening so well that a group isnt the right place..................?<br />
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With Love <br />
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Tony

I have the course and I could join a study group but darn it it's too far away. Is anyone still studying the book? I found out about it about 1 year ago. I started seeing people at work with the book. So strange.<br />
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Irene

Well i think its wonderfull that it has come to you and you may well find by now that other writings mean something very different to what they may have before............<br />
What Jesus says in the Bible isnt what much of Religion teaches He spoke of............<br />
Other Scripture also becomes more clear and then you realise its all speaking the same thing :)<br />
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Bahai, ACIM, Jesus, Bhudda, Hindi and on and on :)<br />
And in forms that are non Religious to <br />
Teaching goes on all of the time regardless <br />
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Seems we have been given the same message over and over...............until we "get it" hehe<br />
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See you at Home

By now I have "studied" ACIM for more than one year. I agree with tonyamendola that it is best to simply receive it, to allow it to wash over me, to absorb it without over-thinking. It certainly has allowed me to reconsider my relationship with the world.

In order to understand ACIM you have to ask "what does this mean" and expect the answer <br />
Dont search your mind for it, simply allow it to come :)<br />
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It is written in this way so that we ask and recieve :)<br />
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The whole point of the writing is to restore direct communication

hi my name is shining an im form new zealand. an i have been doing the coures of miracles too. it good to see that other people have read the book to.

Hi there - <br />
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if you are just starting out with A Course in Miracles, you might be interested in this blog: <br />
http://www.gorgeousforgod.com <br />
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it's based on the workbook lessons.

How can you read that crap? It's like someone started vomiting up a bunch of words that seem to grammatically go together, but which mean nothing. Should be called "A Course in Unintelligible Blather".