A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Welcome to the ongoing Course of Miracles Study Group!
This book sat on my shelf for years. I was always drawn to it. I’ve heard about it from many beings I respect. Whenever I picked it up, though, it seemed daunting. It seemed like a very large commitment. I kept thinking, “I’ll get to that someday.”
The book sat and sat. The Course has seemed to follow me. I’ve heard about it again and again for years and I know many beings who say the same thing. I realize now how deeply inspired almost all of my teachers have been from it after reading the text, specifically Marianne Williamson, who wrote Nelson Mandela’s most famous speech. I remember finding the speech she wrote for him in a cabana deep in the jungle of Costa Rica and thinking to myself, how did this woman think of such a moving speech, one that gives us all such permission to fully be who we are fully, without apology?
If you have not read Marianne Williamsonn’s book A Return To Love, I highly recommend it. It is a very accessible introduction to the concepts within the Course of Miracles, and she travels the world teaching the Course.
Another accessible introduction from and for a younger audience and perspective is Gabrielle Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie. She quotes the Course on just about every page and gives a sort of hip approach to it that might resonate with you.
One of my favorite spiritual and energy medicine teachers, Dr. Hawkins, also recommends it and mentions The Course in his book Power vs Force.
I have spontaneously decided to create an ongoing book club. It was a downloaded instant piece of advice from the Divine, much to my surprise and now current delight.
- ✓ The Course will take you 1 year
✓ It has 365 lessons in it
✓ Truly, the lessons will take you 5-20 minutes per day depending on the instruction. I am certain you can make that time and commitment. Each lesson builds on the next. Each lesson can be a part of your day. Each lesson is never meant to be rushed. Each lesson encourages you to do slightly more if you can handle it. If it is disturbing you, you are asked only to do the minimum advised in the text and to know that that is perfect and more than enough.
Here is the insert from Marianne's book:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
In June of 2019, we will gather in a live feed online through my website and in person to go over The Course together as a way to create a free, global Satsang together.
The challenge is for you to do the WORKBOOK FOR STUDENTS. When you purchase the book, note The Course comes in 3 parts.
- 1. Textbook
- 2. Workbook for Students****
- 3. Manual for Teachers.
I have created a group on Facebook called Course of Miracles Swan Study Group. You do not have to be in this group to join our Course book club. Simply begin now. If in the group, it is a free resource to influence us to speak about what we are learning and what begins to arise as we do each lesson.
Please be careful not to give too much information away if you are ahead of others as to not influence their personal downloads from their Soul. This group is to get us to check in with one another so that we help one another remain accountable for this process together!
Anyone is welcome. The group is private on purpose so that we can ask deep and personal questions without the issues, reactivity and dramas that social media often creates in public settings. If you are not on Facebook, even better and good for you for not falling into that trap. You may continue to make comments here or to write me. You will still have access to the live feed in 2019.
Let’s ignite our Higher Selves together. I am in and very honored to do this with you! Stick with it. The Course is a very high calibration. The small amount of time you will give it each day will indeed change your life.
As of right now, there are about 50 of us reading this book together thus far and some beings from all over the world. Enjoy your practices! Check in anytime. Let us know how it affects you.
To begin with, may you fear less. May you then choose Love over Fear.