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  • What It Says: An Expanded Summary of ACIM's Thought System The thought system of A Course in Miracles is sophisticated, multifaceted, and difficult to succinctly summarize. If you've ever wanted such a succinct summary, this article is for you. Robert presents a fifteen-point summary of the Course's thought system that traces the entire journey from Heaven to the depths of the separation and back again.
  • What We Do Not Know The Course is asking us to look from a vantage point so different that it can only be described as entirely outside the universe of space and time. The Course does not want simply to shift our perception a few degrees, it wants to turn it upside down and inside out. One way to begin to understand this is to examine what the Course says we do NOT know.
  • Is It Our Special Function to Save One or Many? Many students believe that our special function involves just forgiving one person, perhaps the person we find to be our biggest challenge. Yet how do we square this with passages that say our function is to save thousands? Robert tries to solve this crucial question in this article.
  • The Process of Changing Thoughts Course students often wonder how we can awaken to God just by repeating words from the Workbook. In this article, drawing from a passage in Lesson 284, Allen takes us through the Course's process of changing thoughts, a process in which dwelling on the Course's ideas enables them to penetrate deeper and deeper into our minds, until they become a part of us and our lives are completely transformed.
  • "The End of an Ancient Journey": The Meaning of "Ancient" in A Course in Miracles "The End of an Ancient Journey": The Meaning of "Ancient" in A Course in Miracles, In this article, Robert does a study of the word "ancient" in the Course. He finds that Jesus has retooled this word to carry a poignant and profound meaning, one that has the potential to transform our picture of our spiritual journey, as well as to illuminate the Course's use of words in general. The entire piece is quite long, but Robert summarizes his findings in the initial several pages, encapsulating what they mean for our lives.
  • Anchoring a Tradition How can the Course accomplish the purpose for which it came? If the Course really is Jesus' second appearance, how can we ensure that things don't go awry like they did the first time? In this article, Robert expresses his and the Circle's conviction that the Course needs to eventually be embedded in a tradition, a global support network of students and teachers seeking to walk the Course's path the way that Jesus intended.
  • The Joy of Realizing That This Place Is Hell We have a hard time admitting just what a nightmare life on earth really is, because we think such an admission would inevitably sink us into the depths of despair. Greg shows how realizing that this place is hell, while sobering, can actually be a gateway to great joy.
  • Realizing the Promises of the Course
    Why We Are Launching the Circle Course Community
    We are all on the spiritual path for the sake of the benefits promised, and the Course promises us the biggest benefits imaginable. Yet it also ties those benefits to doing what it asks, something we seem to find nearly impossible. How can we raise ourselves up to follow the Course's instructions and realize its promises?
  • The Practice of Being Present to God Many of the meditations in the Course are centered on the idea of becoming absent to the usual things that fill our minds and becoming totally present to God.
  • What Is God Like? We can see God as angry, indifferent, or loving. Course students tend to see God as remote, uninvolved—indifferent. But is that how the Course frames Him?

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