A Course in Miracles
A Course in Miracles is a spiritual masterwork, an extraordinary mind-science of enlightenment designed to awaken the human mind; the sleeping Son of God. Its sole purpose is to restore to awareness the power and glory of the Self created in and by God in everlasting holiness and peace. It aims to save time in the inevitable Self-realization of the Eternal Truth. It trains the individual consciousness to accept the Guide who transforms perception and leads to direct knowledge of the Mind of Christ and reunion with the Creator.
The Course is founded upon the learning of the meaning of True Forgiveness as a means to restore to mind the perfect Love of God. True Forgiveness, in essence, constitutes the reversal of an individual’s cause and effect relationship with the world of perception. It teaches that the cause of all phenomena, our perceptions, our feelings and everything we experience in the world is not outside ourselves. In this realization lies the complete release from the illusion of the false self-image in separation from God and all things.
Through your forgiveness does the truth about yourself return to your memory. Therefore, in your forgiveness lies your salvation.
The way to God is through forgiveness here. There is no other way. …… Here we can but dream. But we can dream we have forgiven him in whom all sin remains impossible, and it is this we choose to dream today. God is our goal; forgiveness is the means by which our minds return to Him at last.
And as we look upon a world forgiven, it is He Who calls to us and comes to take us home, reminding us of our Identity which our forgiveness has restored to us.
An illuminate mind-training programme, A Course in Miracles presents an individual curriculum, a ‘required course’ for removing ‘the obstacles to the awareness of Love’s presence’ and the permanent attainment of the Peace of God as the fundamental condition of Mind.
The simple lessons of healing and forgiveness contained in the instructional directive of the Course resolve the inherent paradox between love and fear existent in the human experience, expressed here from the Introduction to the Course:
The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.
This Course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.