A Course In Miracles, aka ACIM

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Course In Miracles, aka ACIM
1976

Written anonymously by Helen Schucman and William Thetford as a Self-Study Curriculum for Spiritual Development describing non-dualistic metaphysics with the concept of forgiveness given practical application in daily living

Author Quotes

Dreams show you that you have the power.

Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity

Love holds no grievances.

Teach only love for that is what you are.

To take offense is to give offense.

When the wish for peace is genuine, the means for finding it is giving in a form each mind that seeks for it in honesty can understand.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

Prayer is a way of asking for something. It is the medium of miracles. But the only meaningful prayer is for forgiveness, because those who have been forgiven have everything. Once forgiveness has been accepted, prayer in the usual sense becomes utterly meaningless. The prayer for forgiveness is nothing more than a request that you may be able to recognize what you already have.

If you attack error in another, you will hurt yourself. You cannot know your brother when you attack him. Attack is always made upon a stranger. You are making him a stranger by misperceiving him, and so you cannot know him. It is because you have made him a stranger that you are afraid of him. Perceive him correctly so that you can know him.

Everyone experiences fear. Yet it would take very little right thinking to realize why fear occurs. Few appreciate the real power of the mind, and no one remains fully aware of it all the time. However, if you hope to spare yourself from fear there are some things you must realize, and realize fully. The mind is very powerful, and never loses its creative force. It never sleeps. Every instant it is creating. It is hard to recognize that thought and belief combine into a power surge that can literally move mountains. It appears at first glance that to believe such power about yourself is arrogant, but that is not the real reason you do not believe it. You prefer to believe that your thoughts cannot exert real influence because you are actually afraid of them. This may allay awareness of the guilt, but at the cost of perceiving the mind as impotent. If you believe that what you think is ineffectual you may cease to be afraid of it, but you are hardly likely to respect it. There are no idle thoughts. All thinking produces form at some level.

Doubt is the result of conflicted wishes. Be sure of what you want, and doubt becomes impossible.

The world of time is an illusion.

Purpose is meaning.

Forgiveness is the healing of the perception of separation.

Whatever is true is eternal, and cannot change or be changed.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see.

Nothing outside yourself can save you. Nothing outside yourself can give you peace.

You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.

No belief is neutral.

All anger is nothing more than an attempt to make someone feel guilty.

Look lovingly upon the present, for it holds the only things that are forever true.

Anger comes from judgment.

It is impossible to be hurt except by your own thoughts.

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.

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Written anonymously by Helen Schucman and William Thetford as a Self-Study Curriculum for Spiritual Development describing non-dualistic metaphysics with the concept of forgiveness given practical application in daily living