A Course in Miracles Lesson 26

My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability. What we are in truth is invulnerable and cannot be attacked. And yet, we fear attack. We can get sick, we can get injured, we can become depressed or manic, we can lose jobs and relationships, we are bound to die . . . Isn’t it natural thatContinue reading “A Course in Miracles Lesson 26”

Reading A Course in Miracles: Atonement Without Sacrifice

Sacrifice is so central to traditional Christian understandings of atonement that the possibility of atonement without sacrifice can seem incoherent or sacrilegious. Most of us – despite our apparent learning, cultural sophistication and good intentions – remain invested in the value of sacrifice. It’s the right way – indeed, the only way – to gainContinue reading “Reading A Course in Miracles: Atonement Without Sacrifice”

Reading A Course in Miracles: Cause and Effect

A Course in Miracles asserts that the law of cause-and-effect is “the most fundamental law there is” (T-2.VII.1:4). A is responsible for B, and B is dependent on A (and B may in turn become responsible for C, which will then be dependent on D, and so forth). Cause-and-effect is implicit in creativity; without it,Continue reading “Reading A Course in Miracles: Cause and Effect”

Reading A Course in Miracles: Special Principles of Miracle Workers

We might consider this section a sort of adjunct to the┬áPrinciples of Miracles. Yet the focus has shifted somewhat: from what miracles are to what miracle workers do. In a sense, this section is an early exposition about application. Miracles are shifts in thinking that facilitate love rather than fear; here is how we liveContinue reading “Reading A Course in Miracles: Special Principles of Miracle Workers”

Reading A Course in Miracles: Distortions of Miracle Impulses

One of the things that close readings of A Course in Miracles will do is gently reveal some of the material’s more radical ideas. We discover new ways that the course wants to teach us to serve our brothers and sisters in love, in order that we might all wake up to our unified presenceContinue reading “Reading A Course in Miracles: Distortions of Miracle Impulses”

Resistance and A Course in Miracles

What do we do when we find ourselves resisting A Course in Miracles? Maybe refusing to do the lessons or not paying attention when we read the text? Coming to situations that call for forgiveness and brushing them off. I’ll get to it next week . . . What is this resistance? All resistance isContinue reading “Resistance and A Course in Miracles”