In lesson six of A Course in Miracles Workbook it says, “I am upset because I see something that is not there.” What does this mean, especially when we’re seeing something devastating and terror rushes in?
It takes diligent mind training to begin to make a positive separation between the ego’s perception of devastation and what lies hidden by it as the truth of God’s Love.
First up, when triggered I ask just who in my mind “believes” this devastation and is therefore seeing and reacting to it. Is it the false self – or – is it the Holy Self? In other words, I ask myself, “Is my reaction coming from fear and lack? Clearly if I am triggered it is. Or is it coming from Love, peace and conviction in God’s Will? If my body’s five senses reveal the appearance of pain or devastation it must be the ego filter that is triggered.
Recall that only the ego can be triggered, the Holy Self cannot. The ego formed the body along with its five physical senses, exclusively as a separation device. It sends its senses to ..."
Why We Need Holy Relationship to Awaken From the Dream
By Coreen Walson
A Course in Miracles provides us with the Workbook—365 daily lessons with which to train our minds to forgive the idea of separation and fear in its infinite variety of forms. We are shown how to return our mind to wholeness by accepting the Atonement which Jesus completed perfectly on our behalf. The Workbook is geared to transfer our thinking from the ego thought system to the Voice of the Holy Spirit, our Right Mind.
Jesus says after the Workbook that the Course is only a beginning and not an end. He specifically shares with us that, as we conclude the workbook lessons, he (Jesus) places us into the Holy Spirit's hands, "to be His faithful followers, with Him as Guide through every difficulty and all pain that you may think is real....Now you walk with Him, as certain as is He of where you go; as sure as He of how you should proceed, as confident as He is of the goal and of your safe arrival at the end." Epilogue, par. 4
The Workbook is only the beginning as it is the path of Truth. The Workbook teaches us about the separation, what the ego is, and how it seems to operate, and how to extricate our minds from its seeming grasp through forgiveness. We are taught that only as we allow Him to guide us is anything Real ever occurring, and to identify and surrender all obstacles that we become aware of through His Teaching.
Students of A Course in Miracles are universally attracted to the idea of holy relationships. It sounds like such an exciting prospect—who wouldn’t want to have such a relationship? The Course itself speaks of holy relationships in the most glowing terms, again and again extolling them with lines like “In this world, God’s Son comes closest to himself in a holy relationship” (T-20.V.1:1). Clearly, the Course regards holy relationships as crucial to its path.
Yet as desirable as holy relationships may be in both our eyes and the eyes of the Course, they are at the same time almost universally misunderstood by Course students. In this article, then, I’d like to clear up some of the confusion. Just what is a holy relationship? How does it develop? Why are holy relationships such a vital aspect of the Course’s path to salvation? And if they are so vital, how exactly can I find one for myself? I hope my answers to these questions will help us all experience the joy and power of the relationships that the Course regards as “the source of your salvation” (T-20.VIII.6:9)."
Another article on the COA site was written on the heels of Greg Mackie's powerful article (above) titled The Holy Relationship: The Source of Your Salvation. This article by Robert Perry is titled Facing the Topic of Holy Relationships. We encourage everyone to read both of these articles for an overview of just why the Holy Relationship is crucial in our awakening from the dream and not just in it as many masters have before.
Join us as we make our way through the text of A Course in Miracles (Circle of Atonement Edition). This is not your average "Course study group," as we will be unpacking the deeper, holographic teachings of miracles, including literal healings of the body and overcoming death. The highly significant value of Holy Relationships will also be given the emphasis that it is due… yet is hugely resisted by the ego. In fact, all of the areas that the ego is most resistant to will be explored with laser-like focus through the light of Christ to heal once and for all. We have experienced the power of joining with like-minded family members and are always in awe and reverence as to how the Holy Spirit comes through to reveal the Truth in a powerful and loving way.
If you are serious about awakening from the dream and not just carving out a more comfortable life for the ego, then this group is for you. Whether you have read the Course many times or it’s your first venture – all are welcome. If it feels right to you, trust it, and please know it is our great pleasure and blessing to be with you.
We look forward to joining you on July 1! All sessions will be recorded, and registration is necessary to attend live sessions and/or access recordings. This program is offered by donation.
Inspired offerings are presented in the Course's 365 workbook lessons, uploaded to our YouTube channel daily. This video series of ACIM lessons is something completely different! Together, Nouk Sanchez and Coreen Walson tap into the holographic messages of the lessons and the obvious significance beneath the words.
The Total Transformation Course is an awesome year-long journey with mighty companions! We dive into the deeper teachings of ACIM and The End of Death, Volume One. We'll be using videos, audios, blogs, illuminating homework, and the key ingredient: sharing/joining in Holy Relationship with each other. Life-transforming!
Although perfect attendance in the live, weekly zoom sessions is not required, regular attendance is. A vital component of learning to be one with God is to engage and communicate directly with one or more Miracle Buddies. You cannot do it without this element. This is not a self-study course.
Nouk, you dear beautiful Spirit. Each day I listen to the Lesson’s with yourself and Coreen, on Thursdays I am part of the TTC class with Amber. So many ways you touch my life. I am so grateful! Just yesterday I listened again to Yourself and Daniel discuss the six steps of Trust, so informative. So why am I writing? I committed last November that I would establish a Holy Relationship with my Wife, the sweetest, most Innocent Lady that I’ve been married to for 49 years. I want to accomplish this prior to our 50th. This morning, while reading the A Manual for Holy Relationship, I was introduced to the “ INVINCIBILITY PRINCIPAL”! In that moment ALL became TRUTH! Everyone I cherish became an Innocent Spirit in my Mind. It over powered me, the TRUTH went from trying to obtain to clear Reality. My Will joined with God’s Will, and tremendous Love engulfed me. I feel awakened! Please accept my Love and Gratitude for your endless efforts in God’s ministry, and let your community know that each are appreciated by Myself and my entire Family as we Awaken!
Oh this metaphysics is frying my noodle; how the choice is made before we see it; how to withdraw belief in the veracity of my five senses; my ego wants to shout “ Slow down you two!!”, and another bit of me says this is totally inspiring and radically beautiful stuff. Thanks you two (I think)for this steep learning curve and yes Nouk: ‘these are really uncompromising teachings”!!
Comment on YouTube from Andrew D. I would like to share my download this week with this beautiful thought: My mind holds only what I think with God. For years and years I thought that I was sharing thoughts of love and light and peace and joy. Which is still right but it was not yet complete. This past week the Holy Spirit kind of tapped me on the shoulder and said: What you think with GOD are GODS thoughts!!!! Don’t forget Gods most loving Thought: YOU! The whole Sonship. There is no Nouk. Only the loving thought of God. There is no Coreen. Only the loving thought of God. There is no Myra. Only the loving thought of God. I sunk down into this thought in quietness and felt my mind holding every single fragment of the Son of God. WOW!!!! Then I experienced tears of joy and gratefulness.
Comment on YouTube from Myra A.
Holy Relationship Journey (HRJ)
We warmly invite all of you to view one of our ongoing sessions from the Holy Relationship Journey (HRJ), where we read and unpack the Manual for Holy Relationship by Nouk Sanchez. If you feel moved to, please know that it is not too late to register for these sessions through our website - registration links provided below. (Registration is required to view a session.) These are freely offered; however, donations are always appreciated as they cover our operating costs. We hope to see you in one of our live offerings soon!
Although it is not required, it is highly recommended to experience the Total Transformation Course (TTC) in order to get a better understanding of the Holy Relationship Journey (HRJ). The TTC provides the necessary tools and practical experience which we don't really receive in "self-study" alone. The benefits of joining with mighty companions increase our trust to truly “live” A Course in Miracles.
Also please find all self-study sessions which are not listed on the Master Calendar here: Take Me to Truth Academy. Samples of the self-study courses are below.
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Sermon on the Mount
Of all Jesus' teachings, the Sermon on the Mount is one of the most studied and discussed. It has been said that Jesus' entire teaching ministry is contained within this one sermon. It's amazing to see how the teachings he presented 2000 years ago are still being taught today through A Course in Miracles!
Wow, we did it!!! We're now halfway through the Workbook Lessons. Can you believe it?. Questions and inspirations were shared with our miraculous ACIM YouTube Family. If you missed the LIVE joining with Nouk and Coreen, You can register for the replay below.
Jesus is clear that miracles are not only literal but an expected function of the miracle worker. He asks us to be the means by which literal physical miracles are performed through our hands and words. Having been raised in Christian Science, healing of all sorts of physical issues, including broken bones and so-called incurable diseases, have been healed. I can attest that physical healing is not only possible but inevitable as we awaken to our true identity as the Holy Son of God.
These sessions provided insight into the concise yet in-depth teaching on what it means to be a Teacher of God and extend the works that Jesus performed 2000 years ago. Participants discuss the words given to us in the Manual for Teachers, an accompaniment to A Course in Miracles.
This course will help to heal our relationship with ourselves and others, including our children because it reveals the cause of all suffering. Here we read Jesus’ Psychotherapy, Purpose, Process & Practice, which was dictated to Helen Schucman by Jesus, following her scribing of A Course in Miracles.
Have you ever wondered what Jesus was trying to share in the ACIM Urtext about sex? After all, He did say, “Sex is an area the miracle worker MUST understand.” We completed a hugely revealing, mega-powerful video series on this subject as a group of us unpacked the 90+ page chapter on sex (from A Manual for Holy Relationship).
The End of Death guides us in a practical and profound journey through the deeper teachings of Jesus in A Course In Miracles. Exercises are given to exhume the deeply hidden and unconscious storehouse of guilt and fear that is held in the split mind and used by the ego thought system to attack the body and perpetuate the idea of separation. We are answering the call of the heart to awaken in Christ, we are now choosing to use the body for Spirit's purpose, to extend His Perfect Love.
Most of us have experienced the frustration of praying for help or healing and being disappointed and disheartened because our prayer appeared to be unanswered. Here we unpack Jesus' teaching, The Song of Prayer, a valuable supplement to A Course in Miracles. Together we discover the difference between fruitless prayer and true prayer.
"9 The body’s eyes are closed, and as you think of him who grieved you, let your mind be shown the light in him beyond your grievances. What you have asked for cannot be denied. Your savior has been waiting long for this. He would be free, and make his freedom yours. The Holy Spirit leans from him to you, seeing no separation in God’s Son. And what you see through Him will free you both.
10 Be very quiet now, and look upon your shining savior. No dark grievances obscure the sight of him. You have allowed the Holy Spirit to express through him the role God gave Him that you might be saved. God thanks you for these quiet times today in which you laid your images aside and looked upon the miracle of love the Holy Spirit showed to you instead. The world and Heaven join in thanking you, for not one thought of God but must rejoice as you are saved, and all the world with you."
Schucman, Helen. A Course in Miracles: Complete and Annotated Edition (pp. 1087-1088). Circle of Atonement. Kindle Edition.
ACIM FIP Lesson 78, 7.4-9.2
ACIM COA lesson 78, 9-10
in trust and love do I rise above
to see clearly
to look past
to look through
to live by
shining with joy
in my Father’s Love
I Am Home
it was only ever
my mind that needed healing
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