My purpose is not to fix anyone. That requires judgment and separation. A separation from others and the beauty the moment would reveal to us. My purpose is to appreciate them. Not just a quaint appreciation about a separate individual being imagined from my past memories arising. Rather, a deep soul penetrating appreciation that my openness with what is allows us to expand into an all encompassing timeless connection with existence. An appreciation that expands effortlessly into a timeless embrace with creation just as it is. In this appreciation individuals with problems dissappear and are replaced with the truth of who they are. Now I am coming from true understanding. From this place I am capable of loving everyone all at once. And from this place anything is possible. This is our true identity. I appreciate you now as the gift of grace that you are to the world. Can you see that anything telling you otherwise is a lie?
Aww, yes, and fo remember, ever so kindly to offer such "no need to fix" grace to the one we reside with at every moment...offering this love inside first makes it more present and available to offer it for everyone else. 🧡🌞🎉🥰
Hi everyone. I am really battling to get the balance between spirituality and Christianity. I have no doubt about God but I am very confused about the Jesus issue. Many of you talk about Christ consciousness as if Jesus was not actually the son of God but rather someone who understood what it meant to be one with God and he taught us very valuable lessons. I am trying to understand if what you are saying is that He was not actually the son of God any more than we are children/reflections of God. If that is what you believe, did He not rise again from the dead to save the world? If you do still believe in Jesus as the church teaches us to believe in Him, does this come back to the fact that only if someone accepts Jesus as their saviour can they share in spiritual awakening? I am getting the impression from this group and the teachings that spiritual awakening is for everyone no matter your religion. The law of one, in my opinion, makes this open to anyone who grasps the concept and lives according to that truth. This however leaves me very confused about the Jesus issue. Is He more symbolic, or was He real? If not actually the son of God, then the basis of Christianity falls flat on its face. What about all the proof. I am so ready for spiritual awakening as I have always known there is more, but I am finding it difficult to know how to move on from so much of the conditioning. If I can have the answers on how to deal with this, it would really help. I guess what I am finding confusing is that most of the teachings still refer to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and scripture is so often used so clearly you are not fighting the idea of Christianity totally but what about other religions? Any help or clarity on this would be great. Thanks to All in this community.
Antoinette Spence, thank you so much for asking for support around the questions in your heart and mind. I have so many similar thoughts and concerns inside of me. This truly shows the nature of this group. Very interesting and opening to read and receive each response. Thank you all. 💗🌸
Hi ☺️💗 I was just thinking about you all and being thankful, once again, to have discovered you all. You all have been here without me knowing and it just wasn't time for me to encounter you til recently. I wasn't missing you, or missing out...we are just together in a different way now. I have so much love for you especially as I'm starting to have so much more love and worthiness for my own being. So interesting for sure. Here's my hand and my heart 💗 let's walk along together.
Ooo, I catch myself "off roading" from my path when I think a lot about another's life choices and just wondering how that's going to work out...I think I'm not really judging but there is a haze of that around me just thinking about their life. I love when I can truly see myself doing it and can course correct back to myself.
Hi there, wondering what edition of the ACIM book I should start with, the original text, the one that includes workbook and teachers guide, or is there an updated version I should be looking for. PS: I'm in Canada if anyone has a seller recommendation. Thank you.
1 Father, You are the One Who gave the plan for my salvation to me. You have set the way I am to go, the role to take, and every step in my appointed path. I cannot lose the way. I can but choose to wander off a while and then return. Your loving Voice will always call me back and guide my feet aright. My brothers all can follow in the way I lead them. Yet I merely follow in the way to You as You direct me and would have me go. 2 So let us follow One Who knows the way. We need not tarry, and we cannot stray except an instant from His loving hand. We walk together, for we follow Him. And it is He Who makes the ending sure and guarantees a safe returning home. ‐‐-------------- The ego, the misidentified self, always wants to lead simply because it does not know who it is. Being misidentified, it sees only a void to fill, a self in need, surrounded only by lack, loss and limitation. If this were your ultimate Reality, who wouldn't wish to find solace in another way? However, this thought IS mistaken. You are as God Created and nothing does not exist. Love Leads the way Home outside of the misidentified self's thoughts of desperation. Today's lesson is one of Peace. Take a deep breath and realize the Love that has never left You. Acknowledge the Self that can never be nothing, for Love is Everything. Ask not for security in the little voice of desperate wanting, but be still in the Knowledge of Eternity. Love Is.
I am truly delighted that I’ve come to encounter and interact with you all in this amazing group. I enjoy how whatever I need next on my spiritual journey reveals itself and unfolds, like a mention from Aaron when he is on a call with Kyle Cease that I’m attending. Then, I attend a three day outstanding event with you all and cannot believe that it’s been less than a week to become part of this community and feel like it’s been forever. The energy I feel just popping on and seeing notifications makes me 🥰. Im sending all the gobs of love I can to each of you right now. May your great expanding and unfolding be in perfect peace and harmony, finely tuned just for you!!! Yippee. Love, Anita
I've been a student / teacher of ACiM for over 25 years and, while seeing ACiM mainly as a self-study, I know the value of connecting with seemingly like minds connected on a journey. The following resources have been very helpful to me: 1. The Foundation of Inner Peace www.acim.org is pretty much where it all began. This is the official website of ACiM. They have a YouTube channel with 290 videos of webinars, lessons, audio sharings, plus sooo much more. 2. Ken Wapnick videos on YouTube. So many of them from a variety of different playlists and resources. Search for Ken Wapnick and see what videos pop up. 3. www.jcim.net Another FREE amazing resource for study, an online search version, videos, webinars, study groups, etc. They have free online study groups every week. 4. Miracle Voices podcast www.miraclevoices.org Over 120 episodes of 'testimony' on practicing forgiveness and the practical aspects of living the Course. Included are some of the FACIM teachings as well. 5. ACiM Gather - online 24/7 discussions, teachings, socialization, student/teacher led and ran by volunteers. Home - ACIM Gather 6. Circle of Atonement. Robert Perry is another in-depth Course teacher (very analytical if that is your thing). This organization also has a podcast, study groups, online resources, etc. There is lots more out there and each can be a fabulous resource for the personal journey of living the Course. This Course is a journey. Be gentle with yourself and know that God is your Source and destination.
Safety in terms of how the Course describes is a lack of disturbance from the beLIEfs of not-truth. In this experience, a busy mind adheres to beLIEfs that exclaim we are empty - in a state of lack, loss and limitation - because it does not remember Who Truth Is. Temporary amnesia. Thereby needing all elseness to fill the mistaken identity. We "seek but do not find" because what is to be seen by the eyes of mistaken identity is more not-truth. A disciplined (disciple-mind) is one the does not seek outside but allows for All the Within as God Created to speak first and solely. Therefore it is not the world, others opinions, politics, circumstances, our thoughts or anything else that defines us but alternatively we acKNOWledge the endless Brilliance of our Being which is purely infinite or indefinable. To define is to limit, thereby being limitless we are expansive. Safe in God is opening to Allness as Beingness. Embracing instead I Am as God Created Me. Here the is no void to fill. I cannot be distracted or disturbed by words, circumstances, opinions, thoughts or the like which seeks merely to distract. Distract from WHAT? Safety has a foundation built on the solid Core of Endless Being and simply rests here. If the temporary thinking mind attempts to distract, merely laughter or a gentle smile occurs recognizing not-truth for the silliness it is. This IS Safety.