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  • 00:28

    Advance to Love with A Course in Miracles

    in Spirituality

    When we realize that nothing outside of our own thoughts can seem to hurt us, we can be gripped with terror. It was easier to project our worries onto the world and believe that something outside of us was attacking us. But this moment is also one of great release, for in it we can let go of our fear of God --what the COurse calls the final obstacle to overcome--and  call on God's love to save us from the illusions. We can step into peace--our birthright as children of a loving Creator. This is what we learn in lesson 196. Join me tonight as we explore some of the comforting lessons of release and awakening from the Course. You are and always will remain jsut as God created you; free, creative, happy and whole. Let's clear away together any obstacles that may reamain in us that block our awareness of the LOVE that we truly are.

  • 00:35

    Self-Forgiveness in A Course in Miracles

    in Spirituality

    "I will forgive and this will disappear." Such is the lesson God would have us learn to free ourselves from every form of suffering and in all our tribulations. (Lesson 193) Tonight we explore the way to peace through self forgiveness. Our forgivenss is the "key that opens Heaven's gate."  In the text of the Course, we learned that sometimes as we learn to stop blaming and judging others and the world outside of us, if we are not careful and aware, there can be a tendancy to then blame and condemn ourselves, to turn those false projections on ourselves. THIS IS EQUALLY FALSE. We are as innocent as the  brothers and sisters we forgive. Tonight we will read from Lessons 193 and 198 and remind oursleves that "Only my condemnation injures me. Only my own forgiveness sets us free." (198)  Let's commit ourselves to forgiving not only the world outside of us, but ourselves as well. We have all erred and made mistakes. But God does not condemn mistakes --of any kind--nor need we. 

  • 00:35

    Choosing Joy with The Course in Miracles

    in Spirituality

    This week, we read from and discuss Lessons 189 and 190. Noone wants to suffer pain, but we have forgotten how much power we have over the experience of it. As stated in lesson 190 (I choose the joy of God instead of Pain), "Pain is a sign illusions reign in place of truth." How can we let those illusions go and welcome truth? By changing our thoughts-""It is your thoughts alone that cause you pain."  As we change our thoughts, we change our world, both inner and outer. The very world we perceive is a "representation of our thoughts." These metaphysical principles are basic to the teachings of the Course. And we can truly benefit from them as far more than just pretty intellectual exercises as we share them and practice them.So call in tonight and experience the healing and peace that comes from actually sharing them --experience your  Self--radiant in this holy joy...forever."

  • 00:27

    Goodbye to Guilt! A Course in Miracles

    in Spirituality

    In our culture, we may think that guilt is a "worthy" emotion showing that we are contrite or apologetic. However, the Course explains that guilt "serves no useful function at all"and in fact, makes us unhappy and conflict ridden. So how can we let go of guilt most easily, especially when it has become a habit or seems entrenched? BY SEEING THE GUILTLESSNESS IN OTHERS!  So, we can learn to "make our invulnerability manifest to everyone" thereby showing them that they have not  and can not hurt you! You experience your own guiltlessness as you refrain from laying guilt trips on anyone else. You have no enemies except guilt! And we are easily freed from guilt by the inner guidance of your Internal Teacher, or the Holy Spirit, which is the protector of the your eternal innocence. Let's explore our guiltlessness--or innocence--together in tonight's episode.


     

  • 00:51

    Your Identity is Love--A Course in Miracles

    in Spirituality

    The Course tells us we will identify with what we thin mmakes us  safe--that may be the body, or money or whatever else we think provids our security. In truth, "Love is your safety." When we idntify with love, our true nature, we are home and we are safe. Let's practice this together! In so doing, we can together transcend all the the problems--be they illness, lack, disharmony or anxiety-that we seem to confront.


    Join me tonight to explore the question of our true identity.


     

  • 00:44

    "By Grace I Live;" A Course in Miracles

    in Spirituality

    In tonight's episode,we will explore the text in Chapter 30 about the "the only purpose" of the world. It will come as no surprize to Course students that it is forgiveness. And we will learn that it is in joining with our brothers and sisters in shared purpose that we become aware of "the real world' and the will we share with God.


    We will also read and discuss Lessons 168 and 169 in the Workbook on that mysterious subject of grace. Please join us and call in with your thoughts on these topics or anything else going on  in your world.

  • 00:28

    Faith and Truth; Your Allies in A Course in Miracles

    in Spirituality

    In tonight's episode, we will look at today's lesson (240) and find the great comfort that it offers us; "Fear is not justified in any form." Whatever form your particular fear may take, it is "but witness to your own illusions of yourself." It is not true or real! We can train ourselves to look past these illusions to the truth and be freed from the effects of illusion/fear--which in truth can have no real effects , since they do not come for the level of Cause. We can choose to remember that "There is no fear in us, for we are part of Love Itself." ANd we can choose to focus on that truth in each other as well.  We will also read from chapter 17, section 8 (in the original editionof the Course published by the Course in Miracles Society) "The Need for Faith." 


     

  • 00:57

    Christ's vision; "the Bridge Between the Worlds," in A Course in Miracles

    in Spirituality

    The Course in Miracles is a powerful transformational tool to assist us in changing our perceptions of this world so that we might experience greater  peace  in every experience and every encounter.  The daily lessons gently undo our habitual, conflict-laden  ways of thinking and of seeing the world and help us to acquire a new kind of perception based on love and foregiveness.


    Together we will explore how we can apply the wisdom of the Course in our daily lives, and become more availalbe to help, heal and uplift others and ourselves. I have been a student and teacher  of the Course for over 20 years and  love more than anything exploring these these teachings with others. I look forward to sharing the journey to joy through the Course  with you whether you are brand new to it or a seasoned student.

  • 00:58

    Defenselessness: Your True Strength--A Course In Miracles

    in Spirituality

    Join us tonight as we review and discuss two startling and provocative lessons in the Course in Miracles; Lessons 135 and 136. How might we actually be making ourselves sick when we set up defenses and make plans to protect and defend ourselves against percieved threats? And what is it that we feel is threatened and needs defense? How can we learn invite perfect, effortless health and happiness into our lives? The answers are linked to what we believe our "self" really is; do we accept a bodily identification, and therefore see ourselves as fragile, limited and easily threatened, or do we identify ourselves as Mind--unlimited, one eternally with Source and with every Mind in creation? And what could possibly be meant by "The healed mind does not plan"?  (Lesson 135) Explore with me how it is that our true safety and freedom lie in our defenselessness. I hope you will call in and say hello and share your thoughts.

  • 01:10

    “There is no world!" A Course in Miracles with Robert Rosenthal, M.D.

    in Spirituality

    Lesson 132: I loose the world from all I thought it was.


    In this segment we will explore Lesson 132, which states, in part:


    “This is the central thought the course attempts to teach. Not everyone us ready to accept it, and each one must go as far as he can let himself be led along the road to truth. He will return and go still farther, or perhaps step back a while and then return again.”


    This is one of the core concepts of ACIM, and yet one that students find the most difficult to accept. How can there not be a world? I see it, feel it, live and move within it—so does everyone else. To say otherwise is crazy. Or denial.


    However, ACIM tells us this is one of our greatest obstacles in remembering our true nature and knowing God. Come join Char and Dr. Bob as they help to untangle this challenging topic and make sense of it.


    Dr. Bob joins Charlotte on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm Eastern. Additional commentary is frequently offered from his book, From Plagues to Miracles.


    A student of A Course in Miracles since before it was published, Dr. Bob was a close personal friend of Bill Thetford, Ph.D. (Co-Scribe of ACIM) and has served on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Inner Peace, publisher of the Course, since 1992. He is the author of From Plagues to Miracles: The Transformational Journey of Exodus, From the Slavery of Ego to the Promised Land of Spirit. The book interprets the Biblical story of Exodus as it pertains to the workings of the ego.


    Visit www.FromPlaguesToMiracles.com to read excerpts and purchase FPTM. 

  • 00:47

    Embracing Our Holiness; A Course in Miracles

    in Spirituality

    How incredible that we are all the HOLYCHILDREN OF GOD HIMSELF! This is our natural inheritance and our true identity. Join me as we explore several lessons on this topic. Together, and with God's help, we can gently and firmly claim this truth and see the world and ourselves throught loving eyes of peace. 


     

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