Joining together with others in the study of A Course in Miracles can assist with more understanding of the material, learning from others’ personal miracle stories, and the encouragement to dive deeper into personal practice. We have three weekly ACIM Study Groups that meet via video and phone conferencing on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. On Sundays in Madison, Wisconsin, we have an in-person study group. Each group has a slightly different focus but all maintain practical application of A Course in Miracles in our lives. Our study group facilitators are Gayle Bartlett, Mari Dole, Ryan Westbrook-Vigue, Darike Vigue, Tracey Frick, Tom Wolff, Rev. Paul Phelps, and myself, Rev. Deb Phelps. My thank to all!

Below you will find the summaries from our groups this week.

To join in our Tuesday and Wednesday ACIM Study Groups via video or phone conferencing, see the information at this linkOur Monday morning study group has been discontinued.

For Madison, Wisconsin information, go to this link.

Sunday ACIM Study Group in Madison

Opened with Lesson 121-Forgiveness is the key to happiness. (We used teh imagery from the practice portion of the lesson as our meditation.)
Practical Application Topic: Forgiveness

After a lively discussion on forgiveness in our lives, we turned to The Song of Prayer. If you do not have a copy of The Song of Prayer in your book, as it is only included in the 3rd edition of the Foundation for Inner Peace version, then you can read it here.

In The Song of Prayer, we read together in chapter 2. Forgiveness, the sections, II. Forgiveness-to-Destroy and III. Forgiveness-for-Salvation. These are normally not sections that most people read but are extremely helpful in our understanding of the Course’s concept of forgiveness.

We closed with a silent meditation and announcements of what’s upcoming.

This week’s video teaching is “Walking with Jesus By the Sea: Experiencing Forgiveness” Meditation
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Tuesday ACIM Study Group by Video/Phone Conferencing

Tuesday’s ACIM Text Study Group was full of rich sharing and the joining of like minds who participate in living the course in their daily lives. We began the evening joining in meditation focusing our meditation time on our Daily Workbook Lesson, which was Lesson number: 184 “The Name of God is my inheritance”

We started our reading with page 72 of the Text, which is the beginning of chapter 5 starting with the “Introduction”. We discussed the prayer “Let me know this brother as myself” and how we are each intertwined with one another and that their happiness is our happiness and their sadness is ours sadness. It’s a resounding answer we all had because it shows us that healing benefits both parties equally. We also discussed “It is impossible for a child of God to love his neighbor except as himself”. As we discussed this we brought up our actions towards others or actions we felt how we felt direction towards us and how our love radiates back to those around us when we wish for peace and for happiness.

We went on to read Chapter 5 section I on page 73 and we read paragraphs 1-4. As we read these paragraphs there was a lot of beautiful sharing that truly showed each one of us how we apply the course. The paragraphs spoke about how giving increases through the reinforcement of someone making an idea his own. Everything is an idea and through being given away they only strengthen. Our actions and what we do are reinforced within us by what we do to others and how we treat those around us. The sharing this evening was very focused on our actions and our attitudes and what we can do to exemplify the course and the peace we’ve found.

The Tuesday evening ACIM Text Study Group meets every Tuesday at 6:30 CST. This is a group that has a beautiful mix of new and seasoned Course students allowing for extremely rich sharing for all. Please feel free to join us any Tuesday you are able we welcome you with total open hearts and look forward to what you will contribute to the group. We look forward to you joining us in the relaxed atmosphere of discussing our Practical Application to the Text of the Course. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wishing you the deepest peace,

Darike Vigue

Wednesday Study Group by Video/Phone Conferencing

Wednesday’s study group did not meet because of the holiday on July 4th.

To join in our Tuesday and Wednesday ACIM Study Groups via video or phone conferencing, see the information at this link.

For Madison, Wisconsin information, go to this link.


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