What is A Course in Miracles?
At first glance A Course in Miracles* is a big blue book. Its history is unusual. The fact that it is written in Shakespearian blank verse over several hundred pages is simply intriguing.
Many readers of the Course claim that if they had to choose one book amongst all the books in the world they would choose the Course. Since the scribing of the Course began 50 years ago, more than 3 million people world wide have come in contact with its teachings.
But all of this is laid aside when it really dawns on someone what this teaching actually is: a self-study course to remember Who he or she really is, the Holy Son of God. How is this accomplished? By laying everything aside that veils this memory: belief systems and thought patterns based on guilt, fear, grievances, hate, judgments and attack thoughts.
Our true home and our whole Identity in God, Source, is not found in another place nor at a different time, but everywhere and always. It is here and now.
“God goes with me wherever I go.” Lesson 41.
Yet, are we aware of our true Identity? Most of the time the answer is “no”. We have placed blocks before the awareness of our Unity in Love. These blocks appear real, even though they are not. Miracles undo these blocks and remind us of our union in Spirit and that everything is already given freely. That is an experience, a new perception of everyone and everything.
“Miracles restore the mind to its fullness. By atoning for lack they establish perfect protection. The spirit’s strength leaves no room for intrusions.” Miracle Principle #34
Since we are given free will it is up to each one of us whether we are aligned with miracles or their seeming absence.
So this Course is about opening our eyes to the truth and to wake up from our sleep. The Course calls this path “forgiveness” others call it “becoming alive”. The festival days in Bad Meinberg 2020 are dedicated to this purpose.
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* The presented thoughts and elaborations about A Course in Miracles® in the context of this event represent the personal opinions and interpretations as well as the personal understanding of the organizers and speakers and not those of the copyright holders of A Course in Miracles®.