A Course in Miracles?
A Course in Miracles is a path of spiritual development and self realization.
It is a complete educational system, a mind training consisting of a Text, a Workbook for Students and a Manual for Teachers. It’s aim is to reeducate our basic perception of reality and teach us to extend this new perception to others, so that we find our self in a completely new frame of reference in our relationships and in our daily life. And thus, we share happiness and love.
The Course has no human author in the conventional sense, but was authored through a process of inner dictation. Helen Schucman (1909-1981) and William Thetford (1923-1988) were respected psychologists at the top of their field working at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. In the summer of 1965, after years of conflict with each other and within the department, Bill made an impassioned speech to Helen in which he said “There must be another way”– a way in which people could cooperate rather than compete. Helen surprised him by saying she would join him in this new approach.
“ The Course in Miracles finds you – you don’t find it” or “In the beginning you are doing the Course and then it does you” are some of the common quotes that you might listen to when you start doing the course.
Forgiveness is the tool and the miracle is the means in this healing and transformative process.
The foundation for everything in the Course is its concept of an unconditionally loving God.
Someone could say that it is the path to happiness and to freedom.
This holy instant would I give to You. Be you in charge. For I would follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace.