My Thoughts on a Course in Miracles

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Ryan Westbrook-Vigue
1/21/2013
ACIM Text Study Course with MiraclesOne
Paper 1
Week 1- Week4
Preface-Ch 2

Preface:
“God Himself will take the final step in our return to Him”. This begins my study of the Text of A Course In Miracles. The preface gives an extreme overview of what the course contains. It is as the name suggests, a course that is broken down into three parts; text, Workbook for Students, and a Manual for Teachers. The order in which to study the books of the course is dependent on the students’ needs and preference. However, the curriculum is systematic, stresses the importance of application of the teaching, not just a theory of them, and encourages the use of experience versus the use of theology. “This Course is the beginning, not an end...hear the voice of God, He will direct your efforts, telling you what to do.

Introduction:
“Herein lies the peace of God” Love cannot be taught. What the course teaches is the removal of what is blocking your awareness of the presence of Love, your natural inheritance.

Chapter1: The Meaning Of Miracles
Section1: Principles of Miracles

The chapter starts by giving the “Principles of Miracles” of which there are 50. This shows us that miracles occur in numerous ways, and forms. All miracles require Love.

Section2: Revelation, Time, and Miracles

Revelations are extremely personal. They are a form of communication from the Creator to His Creation. Miracles on the other hand are profoundly interpersonal offering a greater level of closeness with others. The miracle makes time insignificant, for there in not a relationship between Miracles and Time.

Section3: Atonement and Miracles

Two things stand out to me in this section in particular “You cannot behave appropriately unless you perceive correctly”. The Golden Rule is the rule for appropriate behavior. The second is “This is how a man must think of himself in his heart, because this is what he is”. Understanding this, we allow...
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