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  • Forgiveness: The Recognition of Inestimable Worth Is Course-based forgiveness rooted in the idea that "there's nobody out there"? If so, it would seem that forgiveness depends on regarding other people as unreal and therefore without real worth. In this article, Robert shows how Course-based forgiveness wants us to go in the exact opposite direction: Forgiveness depends on regarding other people as real Sons of God who are of inestimable worth.
  • Unconditional—What a Wonderful Word In this article, Robert shows that at the heart of A Course in Miracles is a call to respond in an unconditional way to other people, to ourselves, and to every aspect of our lives. This sounds simple and almost trite, but if we really adopt this unconditional stance, it has the potential to completely transform our lives.
  • What Is Vision?Getting a Handle on This Key Concept through Actual Examples The Course tells us that its goal is true perception, which it also calls Christ's vision, or usually just vision. But what is vision? In this article, rather than discussing vision from a theoretical standpoint, Robert presents real-life examples of people seeing with vision.
  • The Creative Impulse: What Place Does It Have in the Spiritual Life? There is a deep-seated urge in our nature that we tend to associate more with art than spirituality: the impulse to create. This urge tends to get short shrift in spiritual circles, yet in various forms it is a major component in the Course's path. The Course sets forth a theory of the mind in which the creative impulse is portrayed as fundamental to the mind's nature, both on earth and in Heaven. In this article, Robert explores what the Course says about the impulse to create.
  • Happy Fiction: A Course Perspective on the Stories We Tell In this article, Greg looks at fiction through the lens of the Course, both human fiction and the fiction we call life in this world. Why do we create fiction? What do we aim to accomplish with it? Is fiction exclusively the domain of the ego, or is it something the Holy Spirit can use too? If this world is indeed fiction, as the Course says it is, how should we regard the story we are living in, and what if anything should we do to change it?
  • "I Will There Be Light"
    Reflections on Approaches to Mental Healing, Based on a Transformative Healing Experience
    Greg shares a dramatic personal healing he experienced through working with the Course, and uses that as a springboard to explore different approaches to mental healing. He concludes with a few tips to help you in your own journey from darkness to light.
  • What Is the Meaning of Love? One of the most well known lines in A Course in Miracles is from the introduction: "The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught" (T-In.1:6). Most of us take that line to mean that the Course does not offer a verbal definition of love, for its real meaning is beyond words. Yet to really understand that line, we need to interpret it in light of related discussions in the Course. In this article, Robert draws on those related discussions to answer the question: What is the meaning of love?
  • How Ridiculous to Think That Love Could Be Compromised!
    How I Learned to Laugh at Misfortune
    Laugh at misfortune? This may sound strange and perhaps even inappropriate. But in this article, Greg shares a healthy way of laughing at misfortune based on that famous Course passage about the tiny, mad idea at which we forgot to laugh. He describes a new practice he has developed, based on the idea that anything that appears to be contrary to God is utterly laughable — a practice that has brought great practical benefits.
  • How Exactly Is Attack a Call for Love? Virtually every Course student is familiar with the idea that attack is really a call for love. Most take this idea to mean that even when a person's actions look like an attack, the person is really just looking for love. But is that what the Course actually means?
  • What Is the Soul? Talk about the soul is rampant in our culture and in spiritual circles. But is it a concept in A Course in Miracles? Is there room in the Course for an individual spiritual entity that is journeying through time back to its Creator? In this article, Robert explores the usage of "soul" in the Course's early dictation, and then finds the same concept scattered elsewhere in the Course, as well as graphically depicted in one of Helen's inner visions. The result is a new concept of the soul, one uniquely Course-like. You may never look at your soul the same way again.

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