Week of 1/24/16
Sunday – Sunday Session (Message and Meditation)
- Manual for Teachers, Pt. 10 with Rev. Paul covering sections 15. Is Each One to Be Judged in the End? – 16. How Should the Teacher of God Spend His Day?
- Rev. Paul shares stories about Bill Thetford and how earnestly and dedicated Bill practiced A Course in Miracles. He was devoted to listening to guidance. It is a reminder that we can do it too.
- As always, short opening meditation with closing longer meditation after the teaching. Those at Madison Center have time to share and discuss, have coffee and fellowship after the session has ended. Video on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBveUUWUXVc
- 1/31 – Monthly Healing Circle Meditation, 2/7 – Mini-Workshop on “Improve Your Meditation Practice” (available via video, phone and Madison)
- Join us on Sundays via livestreaming on our website or at our Madison Center at 11:00 am EST/10 am CST. Anyone welcome.
- See our website for video and audio from Sunday livestreaming sessions.
- Link for more information: https://miraclesone.org/events/event/sunday-message-and-meditation/
Monday – Learning ACIM with Rev. Paul
- January Theme: “This is A Course in Miracles”
- Text, Ch. 21, VII. The Unanswered Question
- Do you not see that all your misery comes from the strange belief that you are powerless?
- Lesson 65 – My only function is the one God gave me.
- Ask your questions and share your experiences in this group as it is a great group for beginners or if you have been reading for years.
- February’s Theme: “Holy Spirit: Our Friend and Guide”
- Join in on Mondays via phone, video or at our Madison Center at 7:30 pm EST/6:30 pm CST. Anyone welcome.
- Link for more information: https://miraclesone.org/events/event/monday-acim-study-group/
Tuesday – ACIM Phone Study Group with Tom
- This week the group read Chapter 9, III. The Correction of Error
- To the ego it is kind and right and good to point out errors and “correct” them.
- Next week: Chapter 9, IV. The Holy Spirit’s Plan of Forgiveness
- This group does a thoughtful and slow reading of the Text with about one section per week.
- Join in on Tuesdays by phone at 7:30 pm EST/6:30 pm CST. Anyone welcome.
- Link for more information: https://miraclesone.org/events/event/tuesday-acim-study-group-by-phone/
Wednesday – Year with the Text Study Group with Rev. Deb and Rev. Gayle
- Our readings this week, Ch. 2, V – VIII
- Rev. Deb was absent and Rev. Gayle gives us the summary for this week:What was so helpful was as we read most of the section on Fear and Conflict, I realized I was focusing, unconsciously, on alleviation of the symptoms with a lot of fear, so much fear, and in this section, Jesus talks about the correction of fear is our responsibility. We talked about how this section, really, the entire blue book, speaks to specialness, that is, any form of fear is specialness-based. I identity with my body or I wouldn’t be obsessing about the “right” holistic modality to alleviate the eczema’s symptoms.
After we read six paragraphs in that section, I realized I wasn’t focused on mind-healing, but on the body. Also, I also mind-wandering, all too often, to define my life. I read the 7th paragraph to close.”Know first that this is fear. Fear arises from lack of love. The only remedy for lack of love is perfect love. Perfect love is the Atonement.” Fear equals specialness, don’t you think?, and when we’re ready to put it on the altar and offer the HS our trust, well then, our decision is undivided or unified and strain goes bye-bye!
- Join in on Wednesdays via phone or video conferencing at 2 pm EST/1 pm CST. Anyone welcome.
- Link for more information: https://miraclesone.org/events/event/a-year-with-the-text/
Thursday – The Walk of Trust Living ACIM 6 Week Class with Rev. Deb
- These Thursday classes are for students ready to make a daily commitment to consistent practice of mind-watching. The classes are in-depth with daily assignments.
- Theme for Week 4 class session – “Luminous Beings Are We.” Each week’s theme has been tied to the scene in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with Yoda and Luke discussing the Force.
- See Lisa Atkins inspiring piece she shared with the group after one of our practices during class. You can find it on our blog entitled “Love and Beauty.”
- Unfortunately, this class is closed to new students. Our next class is “Resistance and our Spiritual Path” starting on February 25th.
- Link for more information: https://miraclesone.org/events/event/resistance-spiritual-path/
Daily – Workbook Lesson Practice with Rev. Gayle and Mari
- Each day at 9 am EST/8 am CST for 15 minutes by phone, our facilitators read from the lesson of the day and invoke a 10-minute practice.
- We have been offering this service for four years and has been beneficial to many as they start their day with God and others.
- Link for more information: https://miraclesone.org/events/event/daily-phone-workbook-lesson-meditation/
Be sure to see all of our website for our resources for ACIM Students: audios, videos, blog posts, one-on-one sessions, and more!