Helen Schucman, born Helen Cohn

Schucman, born Helen Cohn

American Clinical and Research Psychologist, Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University, best known for writing "A Course in Miracles"

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God is the strength in which I trust.

Guilt is a sure sign your thinking is unnatural.

I was a?psychologist, educator, conservative in theory and atheistic in belief, I was working in a prestigious and highly academic setting. And then something happened that triggered a chain of events I could never have predicted?I was still very surprised when I wrote, ?This is a course in miracles.? That was my introduction to the Voice. It made no sound, but seemed to be giving me a kind of rapid, inner dictation which I took down in a shorthand notebook. The writing was never automatic. It could be interrupted at any time and later picked up again?It seemed to be a special assignment I had somehow, somewhere agreed to complete.

Let me not forget, myself is nothing, but my Self is all.

Teach only love for that is what you are.

What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present, and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good?

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.

You will remember everything the instant you desire it wholly. To desire wholly is to create.

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.

All forgiveness is a gift to yourself.

Change is inevitable. You can?t avoid it. The best thing to do is accept change, learn from it, and use it to your BEST advantage! Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity.

Do not ask Spirit to heal the body. Ask rather that Spirit teach you the right perception of the body.

Dreams show you that you have the power.

Forgiveness is truth’s reflection. Behold his sinlessness and be you healed.

Judgment and love are opposites. From one comes all the sorrows of the world. From the other comes the peace of God. Judgment will bind my eyes and make me blind.

Anger comes from judgment.

Fear binds the world. Forgiveness sets it free.

Perception follows judgment. Having judged, we therefore see what we would look upon.

This instant is the only time there is.

Perception is but a mirror, not a fact. What I look on is my state of mind reflected outward.

He who would not forgive must judge.

It is impossible to be hurt except by your own thoughts

Ideas leave not their source. Change your mind about yourself and healing will follow.

The power of decision is my own.

No one can suffer loss unless it be his own decision. No one can grieve, nor fear, nor think him sick unless these are the outcomes that he wants. And no one dies without his own consent. Nothing occurs but represents your wish, and nothing is omitted that you choose. Here is your world, complete in all details. Here is its whole reality for you. And it is only here salvation lies.

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American Clinical and Research Psychologist, Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University, best known for writing "A Course in Miracles"