What we're about
A Course in Miracles is not about saying yes to Love, but about not saying no to Love. Pure and perfect Love is who We really are – there is no need to proclaim this any further. It is far more important to work on the reasons that prevent us from experiencing this state in every moment.
This work and this healing takes place through the practice of forgiveness. Indeed, forgiveness is the center of the practice of A Course in Miracles – we will accomplish nothing even if we fully understand the theory of A Course in Miracles without applying forgiveness to our everyday lives.
The forgiveness that A Course in Miracles teaches is slightly different to that of the commonly understood sense of the word.
Note that Perfect Happiness is always present in us, full and complete. Our suffering and misery can be likened to clouds that obscure the sunlight – even though we sometimes cannot see the sun directly, the sun is always present. Depending on the weather conditions, we may experience the full strength of the sun, a diffuse glow in the sky or the inky darkness of a storm. The goal of A Course in Miracles is to remove these blocks to our awareness of God, Happiness and Love through healing our minds.
A Course in Miracles makes no claims to being the only form of truth, or that it is the only spiritual path. Everyone has their own path, and A Course in Miracles is not for everybody. Spiritually speaking, it is a challenging but direct path. It is challenging because it involves a radical paradigm shift – not in how we live in the world, but in how we see the world. A Course in Miracles is not concerned with dealing with the symptoms of suffering, it deals with the root cause of suffering – the illusory sense of separation from God. These roots are largely unconscious. It is this recognition and effectiveness in dealing with the unconscious that sets A Course in Miracles apart from other spiritual and religious disciplines.
A miracle is a decision to choose the path of the Holy Spirit and to follow his guidance, against the ego’s plan of reinforcing separation.
~ ACIM explained
From the text:
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.
This is a study group is for anyone interested in discussing and integrating the spiritual teachings from A Course in Miracles. This group got started because of various progressions that has transpired in the lives of the founding members of this group with the work of the Course.
We are looking forward to meeting all of you who feel called and inspired to get together and explore these universal spiritual themes and profound healing work.
Meet ups takes place in SW Calgary.
We recommend you have a copy of the 3rd edition of the book:
A Course in Miracles.
3rd Edition, combined volume.
Preface, Text, Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers, Clarification of Terms & Supplements.
Also recommended as an easier first read is:
Marianne Williamson's A Return to Love and Gary Renard's The Disappearance of the Universe.