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Re: A Course In Miracles

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:59 pm
by dae
I love this class, and the more often I come, the more I love it.
It has made teachings I have studied from other places come together for me, and made them clear, easy to understand.
Thank you Homebound for bringing this class to us, and for your time, effort, and dedication.


Re: A Course In Miracles

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:21 am
by homebound
Dae, thank you for your feed back. It means a lot to me and it is my honor to bring this class to those who are interested.

I love you too.

Re: Clarification of terms ~ Forgiveness & the Face of Christ

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:23 am
by homebound
C-3.1. Forgiveness is for God and toward God but not of Him. 2 It is impossible to think of anything He created that could need forgiveness. 3 Forgiveness, then, is an illusion, but because of its purpose, which is the Holy Spirit's, it has one difference. 4 Unlike all other illusions it leads away from error and not towards it.

C-3.2. Forgiveness might be called a kind of happy fiction; a way in which the unknowing can bridge the gap between their perception and the truth. 2 They cannot go directly from perception to knowledge because they do not think it is their will to do so. 3 This makes God appear to be an enemy instead of what He really is. 4 And it is just this insane perception that makes them unwilling merely to rise up and to return to Him in peace.

C-3.3. And so they need an illusion of help because they are helpless; a Thought of peace because they are in conflict. 2 God knows what His Son needs before he asks. 3 He is not at all concerned with form, but having given the content it is His Will that it be understood. 4 And that suffices. 5 The form adapts itself to need; the content is unchanging, as eternal as its Creator.

C-3.4. The face of Christ has to be seen before the memory of God can return. 2 The reason is obvious. 3 Seeing the face of Christ involves perception. 4 No one can look on knowledge. 5 But the face of Christ is the great symbol of forgiveness. 6 It is salvation. 7 It is the symbol of the real world. 8 Whoever looks on this no longer sees the world. 9 He is as near to Heaven as is possible outside the gate. 10 Yet from this gate it is no more than just a step inside. 11 It is the final step. 12 And this we leave to God.

C-3.5. Forgiveness is a symbol, too, but as the symbol of His Will alone it cannot be divided. 2 And so the unity that it reflects becomes His Will. 3 It is the only thing still in the world in part, and yet the bridge to Heaven.

C-3.6. God's Will is all there is. 2 We can but go from nothingness to everything; from hell to Heaven. 3 Is this a journey? 4 No, not in truth, for truth goes nowhere. 5 But illusions shift from place to place; from time to time. 6 The final step is also but a shift. 7 As a perception it is part unreal. 8 And yet this part will vanish. 9 What remains is peace eternal and the Will of God.

C-3.7. There are no wishes now for wishes change. 2 Even the wished-for can become unwelcome. 3 That must be so because the ego cannot be at peace. 4 But Will is constant, as the gift of God. 5 And what He gives is always like Himself. 6 This is the purpose of the face of Christ. 7 It is the gift of God to save His Son. 8 But look on this and you have been forgiven.

C-3.8. How lovely does the world become in just that single instant when you see the truth about yourself reflected there. 2 Now you are sinless and behold your sinlessness. 3 Now you are holy and perceive it so. 4 And now the mind returns to its Creator; the joining of the Father and the Son, the Unity of unities that stands behind all joining but beyond them all. 5 God is not seen but only understood. 6 His Son is not attacked but recognized.

Re: A Course In Miracles

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:33 am
by homebound
Quiz from today's class.

What is the only thing still in the world in part, and yet the bridge to Heaven?
OR try this one.
Why is "Forgiveness for God and toward God but not of Him"?
OR, here is a simple quote from paragraph C-3-2.
"Forgiveness might be called a kind of ... "what?

Come on, play along. I don't bite.

Re: A Course In Miracles

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:05 pm
by Peanut
Miracle do happen all you need to do is do an act of kindness that's all it takes ty so much for the class homebound love xxxxx

Re: A Course In Miracles

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:06 pm
by Peanut
I am going to hand out soup to the homeless tonight bless all the homeless people we have to take care of them to love 😍 xxx

Re: A Course In Miracles

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:08 pm
by ladybug00000000000
:thinktank: enjoyed your class are a great teacher thought me their is more to miracles than I thought :hugs:

Re: A Course In Miracles

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:50 am
by Owlscrying

♥ Home ♥

Your presentations, bring out an inner awareness, that is most thought provoking.

Creating a fowards positive momentum.


Re: A Course In Miracles

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:16 am
by Samanthaj
Thank you Home for tonight's class.

I completely agree with Owlscrying

From tonight's class..
I agree that all acts of kindness are mighty, big or small.
We never know the difference we are making in others lives. A smile can be all it takes to change another's outlook,
I know for me there have been many times where a small act of kindness has just changed my day completely, given hope, comforted.

The ripple effect....the knowing that whilst it may not be visible, each act of kindness benefits more than one person. Always been a believer in that.

Self forgiveness ......... we deserve that peace for ourselves too.
To give is to receive......

Thank you :thinktank:

Re: Ego and Miracles

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:12 pm
by homebound
A Course in Miracles – Clarification of Terms – 2. The Ego – The Miracle

C-2.1. Illusions will not last. 2 Their death is sure and this alone is certain in their world. 3 It is the ego's world because of this. 4 What is the ego? 5 But a dream of what you really are. 6 A thought you are apart from your Creator and a wish to be what He created not. 7 It is a thing of madness, not reality at all. 8 A name for namelessness is all it is. 9 A symbol of impossibility; a choice for options that do not exist. 10 We name it but to help us understand that it is nothing but an ancient thought that what is made has immortality. 11 But what could come of this except a dream which, like all dreams, can only end in death?

C-2.2. What is the ego? 2 Nothingness, but in a form that seems like something. 3 In a world of form the ego cannot be denied for it alone seems real. 4 Yet could God's Son as He created him abide in form or in a world of form? 5 Who asks you to define the ego and explain how it arose can be but he who thinks it real, and seeks by definition to ensure that its illusive nature is concealed behind the words that seem to make it so.

C-2.3. There is no definition for a lie that serves to make it true. 2 Nor can there be a truth that lies conceal effectively. 3 The ego's unreality is not denied by words nor is its meaning clear because its nature seems to have a form. 4 Who can define the undefinable? 5 And yet there is an answer even here.

C-2.4. We cannot really make a definition for what the ego is, but we can say what it is not. 2 And this is shown to us with perfect clarity. 3 It is from this that we deduce all that the ego is. 4 Look at its opposite and you can see the only answer that is meaningful.

C-2.5. The ego's opposite in every way,—in origin, effect and consequence—we call a miracle. 2 And here we find all that is not the ego in this world. 3 Here is the ego's opposite and here alone we look on what the ego was, for here we see all that it seemed to do, and cause and its effects must still be one.

C-2.6. Where there was darkness now we see the light. 2 What is the ego? 3 What the darkness was. 4 Where is the ego? 5 Where the darkness was. 6 What is it now and where can it be found? 7 Nothing and nowhere. 8 Now the light has come: Its opposite has gone without a trace. 9 Where evil was there now is holiness. 10 What is the ego? 11 What the evil was. 12 Where is the ego? 13 In an evil dream that but seemed real while you were dreaming it. 14 Where there was crucifixion stands God's Son. 15 What is the ego? 16 Who has need to ask? 17 Where is the ego? 18 Who has need to seek for an illusion now that dreams are gone?

C-2.7. What is a miracle? 2 A dream as well. 3 But look at all the aspects of this dream and you will never question any more. 4 Look at the kindly world you see extend before you as you walk in gentleness. 5 Look at the helpers all along the way you travel, happy in the certainty of Heaven and the surety of peace. 6 And look an instant, too, on what you left behind at last and finally passed by.

C-2.8. This was the ego—all the cruel hate, the need for vengeance and the cries of pain, the fear of dying and the urge to kill, the brotherless illusion and the self that seemed alone in all the universe. 2 This terrible mistake about yourself the miracle corrects as gently as a loving mother sings her child to rest. 3 Is not a song like this what you would hear? 4 Would it not answer all you thought to ask, and even make the question meaningless?

C-2.9. Your questions have no answer, being made to still God's Voice, which asks of everyone one question only: "Are you ready yet to help Me save the world?" 2 Ask this instead of what the ego is, and you will see a sudden brightness cover up the world the ego made. 3 No miracle is now withheld from anyone. 4 The world is saved from what you thought it was. 5 And what it is, is wholly uncondemned and wholly pure.

C-2.10. The miracle forgives; the ego damns. 2 Neither need be defined except by this. 3 Yet could a definition be more sure, or more in line with what salvation is? 4 Problem and answer lie together here, and having met at last the choice is clear. 5 Who chooses hell when it is recognized? 6 And who would not go on a little while when it is given him to understand the way is short and Heaven is his goal?