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God is the light in which I see.


To perceive truly is to be aware of all reality through the awareness of your own....If you remember the past as you look upon your brother, you will be unable to perceive the reality that is now (T-13.VI.1:1,7).

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April 2016 Workshop: How to Live A Course in Miracles: Lessons from the Personal Guidance to Helen and Bill

We are pleased to announce this one-day workshop led by Robert Perry, Course scholar and author and founder of the Circle of Atonement. Robert returns to Sedona from his home in England for this teaching engagement and for other Circle Course Community (CCC) events.

In the early part of the dictation of A Course in Miracles, the author spoke to Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford about the living of it in their own lives. This material was not included in the published Course, yet it clarifies immensely how we can actually apply the Course's teachings in a very practical way. In this one-day workshop, Robert will explore this personal guidance, and draw from it a series of lessons that we can all take into our own lives.

When: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Where: Sedona Creative Life Center
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $110.00

Click here to register. Remember, people with CCC Student and Teacher memberships will receive a 20% discount on this workshop. Log in as a CCC member, and this discount will be applied automatically during the checkout process.

Greg Mackie to speak at the Community Miracles Center’s Conference in April 2016 (register by March 1, 2016 to get the best price currently available)

We are pleased to announce that Circle of Atonement teacher Greg Mackie will be speaking at the Community Miracles Center’s 2016 Conference in Las Vegas.

Greg will join a line-up of 26 prominent ACIM teachers at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on April 8-10, 2016. The theme of the conference is “Change Your Mind/Change the World.” It is sure to be a fun event for everyone!

Here is a summary of Greg’s planned presentation:

How to Work Miracles: A Course in Changing Your Mind, Changing the World, and Finding Your Ultimate Release

A Course in Miracles is exactly what it says it is: a course in how to work miracles. Miracles enter our minds “like drops of healing rain from Heaven,” extend from our hands to our brothers, and reflect back to us the vision of Christ that sets us free. In this presentation, Greg draws especially from the Course’s early sections on miracles to offer practical instruction on how to become living, breathing miracle workers. Learn how to work miracles, and in so doing change your mind, change the world, and find your ultimate release.

IMPORTANT: When you enroll (after clicking the link below and going to the enrollment form), you will be asked on the enrollment form, “Which presenter’s publicity is inspiring you to enroll?” In the drop-down menu, please choose “Greg Mackie – Circle of Atonement.” Rev. Tony Ponticello is keeping track of this, and we’d like to help him out.

Register by March 1, 2016 to get the best price currently available.

For more information about the conference, please click here. To go directly to the enrollment form, click here.

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There is a tremendous stress in A Course in Miracles on receiving guidance from the Holy Spirit and Jesus. This class is the first part of a series on this crucial subject. In it we will look at the very first question: Why do we need guidance? Why should we make decisions with the Holy Spirit rather than just making them on our own?

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This week in the CCC

Welcome to the Circle Course Community, and thank you for being here! Please consider joining us in Sedona for our CCC Gathering, April 1-3, including Robert's daylong workshop on Saturday, April 2: How to Live A Course in Miracles: Lessons from the Personal Guidance to Helen and Bill. Click here to register. The weekend's festivities will also feature a Friday evening reception for CCC members and a Sunday morning CCC meeting and lunch. Hope you can be there! For more highlights of all that is happening among our dedicated students and teachers, check out "This Week in the CCC" at

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November/December Issue of A Better Way #136 In this issue, Robert explores the meaning of the well-known statement in the Course "The sole responsibility of the miracle worker is to accept the Atonement for himself," a statement that is often used to affirm that our only responsibility is to attend to our own minds. After a careful examination of the statement's immediate context, Robert finds a very different meaning in it, one that suggests a different vision of the Course itself. Click here to read this month's A Better Way.

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Featured Articles

NewGod's Verdict  by Robert Perry
We tend to go through life feeling accused from many corners, from bosses, children, former (and current) spouses. Defending ourselves against these accusations can seem like a full-time job. We seem to
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NewGod Still Speaks  by Greg Mackie
A Course in Miracles tells us that "God's Voice speaks to me all through the day" (W-pI.49.Heading). An essential teaching of the Course is that we should listen to that Voice and let it
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NewCommentary on Lesson 43: God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him.  by Robert Perry
Perception was made to keep us in unreality, in what amounts to a state of fantasy. Yet the Holy Spirit has given perception a new purpose: to restore our holiness to our awareness.
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Featured Q&As

Does the Holy Spirit do things? 
Does the Holy Spirit actually DO things in the world? Ken Wapnick says He does not, and I would like to know your view.  Read more or post a reply»

Unlimited communication 
The Course tells us that communication must be unlimited. Does this mean that we have to tell everyone all of our private thoughts? Is Jesus speaking here of something akin to the Christian idea of confession?  Read more or post a reply»

Sin versus error 
According to the Course, what is the difference between a sin and an error?  Read more or post a reply»

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