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  • The Modern Equivalent of the Inquisition There is a priceless line that has been restored in the Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles. When I first saw it in Helen's Notes it really hit me, as I think it hits everyone. The line is this: "The analysis of the ego's 'real' motivation is the modern equivalent of the Inquisition." Actually, this potent line is the beginning of an equally potent paragraph that we have restored, which I'd like to comment on.
  • "The Loneliness Is Gone"
    Thoughts on Inviting a Closer Relationship with Jesus
    While the Course does not require us to have a relationship with Jesus, throughout its pages it encourages us to invite him into our lives. In this article, Robert shares a crucial insight into why a relationship with Jesus can be such a precious gift for us as we walk the path of the Course.
  • Unloosening the Chains of Time: The Practice of Letting Go of the Previous Hour and Blessing the Hour to Come Daily life can feel like such a burden sometimes. It's as if we're oxen chained to a cart piled high with a heavy load of rocks that gets heavier and heavier over time as more rocks are thrown in. Wouldn't it be great if there were a way to unchain ourselves from that cartload of rocks and free ourselves from the heavy cumulative burdens of life? In this article, Greg offers a practice that can help us do that: the hourly practice of letting go of the previous hour and blessing the hour to come.
  • The Glory of Who We Really Are We Course students spend a lot of time looking at our egos and getting in touch with the darkness of the ego's world. This is vital work; as the Course says, "No one can escape from illusions unless he looks at them, for not looking is the way they are protected" (T-11.V.1:1). Yet it is equally vital to look at the other side: the glory of who we really are. Without frequent reminders of our radiant true Self, looking at the mess we think we made of ourselves can be awfully depressing.
  • Is this a Self-Study Course? Evidence for the Role of Teachers of Pupils in A Course in Miracles We at the Circle have long maintained that the Manual for Teachers describes a teacher-pupil relationship in which a more experienced Course student acts as a mentor to the less-experienced student. In this article, Robert lays out the evidence for this relationship in the Manual.
  • How to Work Miracles
    A Course in Changing Your Mind, Changing the World, and Finding Your Ultimate Release
    This article consists of the speaking notes for Greg's presentation at the Community Miracles Center Conference held in Las Vegas on April 8-10, 2016. Greg's presentation is rooted in the conviction that the Course is exactly what it says it is: a course in how to work miracles, quite literally. Greg draws from the Course—especially from the early dictation, where miracles are a major theme—to offer practical instruction on how to become the living, breathing miracle workers the Course wants us to be.
  • Individual Responsibility or Communal Responsibility: What Would the Course Have Us Emphasize? The relationship between individual responsibility and communal responsibility is something we wrestle with every day. Should we focus more on our individual responsibility for the condition of our lives, or on our communal responsibility to help others improve the condition of their lives? What would the Course have us emphasize? Greg offers an answer that, in his view, has the potential to transform the world.
  • Breaching the Wall of Pain This article is a response to a recent book about how pain isolates us and erects a wall between ourselves and others. The book focuses on overcoming this isolation by learning how to communicate pain more effectively. How would A Course in Miracles have us breach the wall of pain?
  • "Do Not See Error": How Not Making Error Real Makes Forgiveness Easy We Course students are always struggling with forgiveness. But lately Robert has found help in the idea of not making error real — more specifically, not making real the errors of others. In this article, Robert pulls together all of the Course's material on this concept to get a clearer picture of how we make others' errors real, and how letting go of this persistent habit can make forgiveness easy.
  • "God Is Still Love, and This Is Not His Will": The Light That Shines Away the Darkness of Suffering How can we reconcile the suffering of the world with a purely loving God? In this article, Greg describes his current line of thinking on this topic, inspired by his daily-life experience.

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