At the beginning of this year, I read a fellow blogger’s (Lisa from the blog BloomLisa) inquiry for a study-buddy for A Course in Miracles. As it so happened, I had “inherited” this very thick book from a former boyfriend, and though I had read bits and pieces of the text here and there, it mostly just sat on the shelf waiting…waiting for the right time for me to study it. Lisa’s call out into the blogosphere called to me, and since then we have been studying “the Course” together. We study four lessons each week and then meet via Skype once per week to discuss what we’ve learned, any insights, lesson parallels in personal life, as well as ways the lessons and messages of the Course could be more accessible to people of all backgrounds.
About a week ago, after Lisa mentioned how she hasn’t found many helpful resources for A Course in Miracles in the blogosphere and social media, I asked her if she was up to starting a new blog together for the Course, and we did! The new blog is Blazing Light of Glory, A Study in A Course in Miracles. Click on over and follow if you are interested, but here is the Introduction re-posted for your convenience:
Though it is non-denominational, A Course in Miracles is written from a Christian perspective. I (Julie) went to a Roman Catholic elementary school from ages five to thirteen, so the wording and semantics are very familiar to me. Interestingly, as I read and study the Course, I often “translate” the terminology into Buddhist or Yogic terms. Lisa, however, comes from a non-religious background, so for her the Christian terminology is sometimes challenging to see past. Together, however, we are able to give each other different perspectives and insights into the lessons of A Course in Miracles.
During our last Skype meeting last week in this month of May 2014, we decided to start up a new blog together to share what we’ve learned, our insights, and any messages we’d like to put out there to help others, both those who are studying the Course and those not studying it who are looking for some spiritual guidance. We hope this blog will be helpful to you and shed some light upon the miracles occurring all around.
Here is the Introduction from A Course in Miracles:
This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take 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 what 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, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.
This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.
I’d love to do this course and learn. Thank you 🙂
Lovely! Click over and follow the new blog for any insights we post that may help you. Namaste _/l\_
Thanks Julianne Victoria. Following the new blog with excitement! Looking forward to what I can learn.
Thanks Marty’s Mom! 🙂
The Course is near and dear to my heart. Worked with it VERY intensely for 7 years or so. Looking forward to your thoughts.
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists………………….very meaningful quotation
Indeed! Thank you for commenting! Namaste _/l\_
New things for you my sweet..opening new doors and reaching broader communities ..I applaud your dedication to enlightening yourself and others 🙂 loves Bev xxxx
Thanks Bev! 😀
So welcome my sweet 🙂 I sent you an email but it said it didn’t send..then it said it did..re Apollo and Dinnermintz 🙂 xx
My email to you did the same thing. I haven’t received yours yet…I’ll get back to you on that!
My end is the problem..it does this now and then so i will resend the reply as i got yours 🙂 hugs Bev xx
How exciting to see our intentions manifesting into reality! Let the games begin….Light & love sweet thing!!
I love the idea of doing the course together and look forward to reading more on the blog.
FYI, Michael Mark over at Embracing Forever writes extensively on the Course: http://embracingforever.com/
Hi Debra, thank you! And thanks for the link. I will let Lisa know about it. Have a lovely day!
Wow, now you have caught my attention.. I have attempted on several occasions to read this very thick book… 😉 So I will be following your insights and progress.. 🙂 xxx Love Sue xox
Love to have you along! 🙂 Namaste _/l\_
i have a copy of this book myself and would love to work with it more. is it too late to fall in?
Just follow along with the new blog and we can discuss through the comments! We are into the 70’s lessons, but the blog posts won’t necessarily be in a particular order, so anyone can discuss.
This is very cool! I studied the Course very intensely with a group for a few years and still keep the book close by. I am excited to read your blog and see how you both interpret the material.
BTW Facebook has at least 2 different ways to get the material sent to you via email. I had the lessons sent to me for awhile but was not able to keep up.
Thanks Linda! Looking forward to any input in the comments you will have. Yes, Lisa had found some FB courses but she was looking for more discussion, interpretations, and inquiry than just material, hence the new blog. How are you doing?
I agree that re-courses only provide the basics. I am very excited to see what you do and a joint blog is a great idea.
I am home sick from work and it is rainy here and I feel yucky 😦
I will share more off line. You have been on my mind as we have much to catch up on!
Love over fear 🙂