“It is often at the moment when ‘our way’ isn’t working anymore, that we open our minds to consider something new.”
A Course in Miracles is: “A self-study program of psychotherapy based on universal spiritual themes.” ” The crux of the course, which is not a religion and has no dogma or doctrine, is the relinquishment of fear and the acceptance of love into our hearts to replace it.”
“From a metaphysical perspective, every experience begins with a thought. And our experience changes when we change the thought.”
The main principle of A Course in Miracles, and key to the peace of God, is this: “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Love is the all-encompassing reality of God, and thus, can have no opposite. The absence of love, which is fear, is mere illusion. Love is the only eternal truth, while fear is a hallucination of the mortal mind.
Throughout this book, the fear mind will be referred to as the ego. Every thought is a cause that produces an effect. According to ACIM, every thought we think creates form on some level. If your mind is in a loving place, if your thoughts are of a high, divine vibration, your experience will reflect that. If your mind is in a fearful place, if your thoughts are of a lower, dense vibration, your experience will reflect that. The way to change the nature of your experience, is to change the nature of your thoughts. Seeking to solve a problem on the level of effect, is not a true solution but merely a temporary fix. Only when we address the level of cause (the thoughts that caused the original deviation from love) do we produce miraculous and fundamental results.”