Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Nothing Real Can Be Threatened

The teachings and principles in A Course in Miracles are quite radical and they challenge everything we think we know about life, God and ourselves.

I remember my first encounter with the Course in a small study group in February of 2007.  The first thing that sparked my curiosity was hearing that I am not guilty.  For someone who had felt guilty all of my life, I was hooked.

Through the years I've felt resistance to the Course because it's not an easy read, it's a course to be studied and lived and I've put the book down a few times, only to return to it because there's nothing like it for me.  Practicing its principles has resulted in more self-awareness, mind healing, loving relationships, and inner peace like never before. It has and continues to answer my existential questions; I have a relationship with it's Author that grows deeper and deeper.  Finally, I am inspired to facilitate a study group myself starting with the Text in 2021.

"Nothing real can be threatened; nothing unreal exists.  Herein lies the peace of God."

This quote from the Course's introduction starts us off precisely by the inquiry of what is real in this life; if reality cannot be threatened then most of what we believe is real (bodies, furniture, jobs, etc.) really isn't because they can be threatened.  Think about it.

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