A Course in Miracles Weekly Study Group.
June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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A Course in Miracles weekly Study Group, facilitated by Akili Beckwith,
in Newport Beach.
Each week, on Tuesday evenings at 6PM, we’ll gather to deepen into the truths and teachings of A Course in Miracles. Our group will be facilitated by Akili Beckwith of The Agape International Spiritual Center. Akili has been a student and teacher of ACIM for over 20 years.
Love Offering Appreciated.
An introduction to ACIM is taken from The Foundation of Inner Peace website, https://www.acim.org/:
A Course in Miracles is a complete self-study spiritual thought system. As a three-volume curriculum consisting of a Text, Workbook for Students, and Manual for Teachers, it teaches that the way to universal love and peace—or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others. The Course thus focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. A Course in Miracles also emphasizes that it is but one version of the universal curriculum, of which there are “many thousands.” Consequently, even though the language of the Course is that of traditional Christianity, it expresses a non-sectarian, non-denominational spirituality. A Course in Miraclestherefore is a universal spiritual teaching, not a religion.
The Text presents the theory of the Course and has built into its study the development of the experience of forgiveness that is the Course’s goal for the student. In this regard, A Course in Miracles states that “its goal for you is happiness and peace.” (Text, p. 241) (T-13.II.7:1) The Text also explains the basis for fear and guilt, and how they can be overcome through miracles, which are defined as maximal “expressions of love.” The miracle is defined as the shift in perception from fear to love.
The Workbook for Students consists of 365 lessons, an exercise for each day of the year. This one-year training program begins the process of changing the student’s mind and perception, though it is not intended to bring one’s learning to completion. As stated in the Preface to the Course, “At the end, the reader is left in the hands of his or her own Internal Teacher, Who will direct all subsequent learning as He sees fit.” (Preface)
A Course in Miracles was “scribed” by Dr. Helen Schucman through a process of inner dictation she identified as coming from Jesus. A clinical and research psychologist and tenured Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, she was assisted by Dr. William Thetford.
A Course in Miracles was first published in 1975, the year Dr. Schucman assigned copyright of the Course to the Foundation for Inner Peace (FIP). In 1996 FIP assigned the copyright and trademark to the Foundation for A Course in Miracles (FACIM). There are currently about three million copies of the Course in circulation worldwide.
What exactly, then, is A Course in Miracles? The summary introduction, which appears in its Text, is quite succinct and brief. It reads:
“This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear."
We will meet in the upstairs conference room in Suite 280 at 23 Corporate Plaza, Newport Beach, CA[masked]PM – 7:30PM. Love Offering Appreciated.
Please text[masked] if building doors are locked upon arrival.
23 Corporate Plaza, Suite 280, Newport Beach, CA
23 Corporate Plaza, Suite 280
Newport Beach, CA 92660