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How to wake up to the Real You using A Course in Miracles

Do you want to change your life but you don’t know where to start?

DO you find you cannot make sense of your life and no matter what you do, you still are afraid?

You just might  want  to try A Course in Miracles.

Who does it and will it help me?
People come to the Course from all religions and no religion. It doesn’t matter what your past beliefs or convictions are, because it is always giving you an alternative to your past experience. You will most likely love it, hate it, deny it and run from it. Doing these simple lessons will lead show you your fear and then relieve you of it.

Relinquish your fear now.
Transformation is a fundamental relinquishment of your ideas of God, yourself, time, space, bodies, good, evil, sickness, pain, birth and death. The entire dream of duality is made up by you and it isn’t true, none of it. Reality is ONE, beyond the ideas of good and evil. The dualistic dream of good versus evil is a made up story that has been going on for a very long time and when you don’t want it any more, the alternative shows up.
Because you have all power, the power of choice, you can decide to see this differently.

If you can begin by forgiving yourself for dreaming the dream, you will make great progress.
You don’t have to believe what the Course says, because as a separate identity, you don’t. So you will probably not come into the “range of teachability” that you need until something drastic or painful happens. You cannot get out of hell or a state of separation from God until you recognize that you are in hell to begin with.
You won’t let your beliefs go until you know what they are and that they are impeding your progress toward total happiness. Ask yourself: are you willing to let your beliefs be challenged and your thought system changed?

On a very fundamental level your beliefs in this separate existence are confronted by love.

Love is all there is, yet is it what you experience moment to moment, each day? No? Of course not, because you do not know who you are. You are asleep.

What is Ego?

A self-constructed human condition of limited consciousness which constitutes you as a closed thought system. It is totally unreal, and has no power over the Real You whatsoever.
What is enlightenment?
Enlightenment is an experience, not a doctrine. Light and clarity comes into your mind when you open up to a new experience of yourself and surrender the conflict of your self-constructed false identity. The more you do this, the more release becomes natural to you. The experience of true eternal peace is beyond your idea of peace. It isn’t dull or boring, it is full of passionate love and joy. There is absolutely nothing you can bring to this except your willingness to be undone.
Enlightenment is a fierce undoing.

It requires courage, persistence, dedication, fearlessness, and the willingness to look at all aspects of your dark ideas. You made them up and you maintain them. If you don’t like your dark dream, admit it. You cannot awaken if you don’t ask for help and if you aren’t experiencing peace, it is because you have not invited into your experience.
You are using your power to be at the effect of your dark dream, the separate you a state of darkness.

This dark dream gives you the experience of separation because it is a result of the incessant fear thoughts that you entertain.
The fact that you are not aware of your real thoughts, God’s thoughts, namely the lessons of the Course, is because you assume a false position. You assume that you are a victim of the world you see. This is evidenced in this crucial lesson which corrects the victim role you falsely maintain. It states, I am not a victim of the world I see.
How to get out of the dream of death?
The mind training and miracles or corrections of the thought patterns does everything for you. Your inner guidance will take over and bring you into this new realm of truth and love. Just be open, have faith and be willing to have a new experience. Allow for something greater to occur within your mind, something you haven’t conceived of and cannot fathom.

God is greater than your idea of Him.
The Course offers a daily lesson that reminds you that your present state of total happiness is beyond your concepts. It is found within you because that is where God placed it. Your denial of this fact, of this perfect YOU, has put you in fear. Fear of death, fear of life, fear of yourself and of your brothers and sisters.

Yet, the final fear is of the love of God.

It is the height of insanity to fear your Creator, wouldn’t you agree? This fear has no effect. God still loves you no matter what your fears tell you. He knows not of your dream. He already gave you the Answer.

Forgive and you will see this differently.
What will it take to finally accept the fact that love is what you are? I don’t know. It all depends on you, your nightmare, your particular stories you tell yourself and whether you are sick and tired of them.
Anyone can awaken if they decide they want to above all else. It is completely natural to awaken from a dream, especially a nightmare of separation and loss and death.
The introduction states that “free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”
I love you and know you as myself.

Monica

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A Course of Love – A Surprise

“The world as a state of being, as a whole, has entered a time, brought on largely by A Course in Miracles, in which readiness for miracle-mindedness is upon it. A Course in Miracles opened a door by threatening the ego.  All those who, with egos weakened, walked this world with the hope of leaving ego behind, with miracle-minded intent, have awakened human beings to a new identity.  They have ushered in a time of ending our identity crisis. Not since Jesus walked the earth has such a time been upon humankind.”  –A Course of Love.

I was given this new volume called “A Course of Love” just the other day.  Apparently, it’s a sequel to A Course in Miracles.  I am very happy to have opened it up and allowed its words to comfort me in the knowledge that there is truly only the experience of love.  All learning ceases when revelation has come to take its place.  I am finding myself lifted out of conflict and any striving for a future state.  It has simply stopped.

The goal of A Course in Miracles is peace. It is perhaps time to accept that peace is your natural state and when you have gotten to the end of learning where it is not found, then, well…there it is.

The last obstacle to peace has gone, it was the fear of the love of God, which is quite insane.  Words mean little now, because knowledge has come to take their place.  Knowledge of what?  Of who you are.  The only problem you ever had has been solved. It’s not a dramatic climax, it’s a simple melting into the truth of who you are.  It didn’t take time, it took willingness to look for it even in the midst of conflict and pain.

Do you ever wonder what all the striving is for?  Do you ever wonder if your life ultimately leads to a moment of total freedom from fear, and if you accept that time is not passing, then, you could be totally free right now…this moment?

Love never dies, it is the one eternal state that is unchanged by time…unchanged by the mind of man, unchanged by belief systems, religions, and warfare.

This is a game changer, when you cease to allow a conflict thought to have any effect on you.  You stop listening to it.  You have surrendered to love and refused to hear another voice. Love is quietly present, love is everything you are and there was never a chance of ever losing it. That was impossible.

In spite of all the seeming losses, the failures, the successes, the trials, the pitfalls, the dreams of war, dreams of death and of meaninglessness, of hopelessness, of doubt, you could not change what is unchangeable.

You are still you.

All learning comes to this end…you are what love is and always have been.Listen with your heart. You give meaning to everything you see.  Stop a moment, get quiet and listen.  Perhaps there is another way to be, to simply be with all that is.


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How To Release Self-Doubt In An Instant

I see that now, 25 years after my discovery of spiritual reality, I am making  big moves and growing from them. I find that my ability to trust God and follow my heart is easier now, but not without challenges.  There are some doubts that come to the surface and appear so convincing. Especially when the stakes seem high, like right now,  I am in a transition from one part of the country to another, making new friends, and finding my path and redefining my work.

The past few months has been a period of intense growth, so along with it comes the doubting voice.

What is doubt?  Lack of faith or trust.  All that I found security in before, my partnership, my clients, my healing practice, my circle of friends are now gone.  I have to start over in a new place.  Is it an adventure?  Yes, but the change has been enormous. Uncertainty of what to do, where to live, what church to go to, who to hang out with, how to find work, all this has had a deep effect on my sense of security.

So, the doubting voice arises quite often.  Here’s what I do with that doubting voice:

  1. Remember that it is only a small voice inside
  2. Realize and declare that I am bigger than that small doubt
  3. Look at what I lack faith in…write it down.
  4. Acknowledge the fear underneath it.
  5. Pray for the release of doubt and an increase in faith and trust in God
  6. Extend love to this tiny part  that is doubting God, and tell her its ok, I’ve got her
  7. See pink light all around this inner child knowing that my very presence is all that is needed
  8. Remind myself of all the miracles, all the help I have received, the fact that its all working perfectly.

This process allows me to acknowledge the part of me that doubts, and uncover the fear underneath the doubt.  Then I can stay wide open to the lessons I need to learn from this doubting voice.  The question is : who am I?

I am a being of love and I do trust in my Creator to guide me in all circumstances.  My trust in God is always put to the test.  What do I have faith in?  Do I believe that God has a plan for me that will work?

I feel like I am 23 again, starting out again, open to the world and not knowing what’s next, how I will fulfill my purpose.  I am now if my 50s, finding that I am the same person with fears, doubts and an innocent desire to be in the world and not of it. I am learning the same lesson over and over again.  How to go within, find my real guide there and trust that guidance.

The inner guidance rules all. I cannot manage a day without it. My contact with my inner guide pushes me into more challenges. To open up, to stay free in the midst of fear and doubt –of not knowing what’s next.  This is where real growth and self-empowerment happens.

I hear that nagging, doubtful voice and I realize, it only feels dangerous to become freer than I ever imagined I could be.

That doubting voice is getting less and less…because its days are numbered.  Faith in God overcomes all doubt.  A Course in Miracles says, “doubt will come and go, and go to come again”.  “You teach to remove self-doubt.”

Lesson 139 states: ” Who is the doubter, what is it he doubts? “Your denial made no change in what you are.  You are yourself, and yet you doubt it.  But you do not ask what part of you can really doubt yourself.  It cannot really be a part of you that asks this question.  For it asks of one who knows the answer…  Atonement remedies the strange idea that it is possible to doubt yourself and be unsure of what you really are. This is the depth of madness.  Yet it is the universal question of the world.”

I am wiser, more certain than I know because I am not who I think I am.  This small doubting voice is meaningless, because I am as God created me. Each day I awaken to ask for help and be led along this path, this path of light means I go through turmoil, doubt, fear and darkness. It does feel scary at times, yet what can I lose?  Myself?  Not possible.  I am what I am.

God established my Reality when He created me as His Son.

I remember who I am, and I feel connected again, totally in the recognition that in spite of my doubts, I am free.

If I have learned anything on this spiritual path, it is that I am never, ever alone. Jesus, Yogananda, Amma, and all the angels are watching me, encouraging me, guiding me and showing me what to do, and how to be healed of my own insanity. It can feel difficult, but that’s when I know I’m blocking the plan from unfolding.

The script is written and  I don’t have to know anything ahead of time.

Besides, who am I to doubt God?

So simple.  Accept yourself as the love of God that you are created to be.

I hope this helps you today,

Monica


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How to Begin the Course in Miracles Lessons

What if you don’t know how to meditate or to still your mind?  I know how this is, when I first started doing A Course in Miracles, back in 1989, I had no idea how to meditate.  I only knew that I needed help, I was anxious, depressed and the Course lessons told me what to do, so I followed the instructions.

  • You need motivation:  I wanted peace, I wanted to be free of fear, so the motivation was already in place.  I was seriously in need of peace because I had been depressed for six months and nothing was helping.
  • How much time was required?  Five minutes in the morning, and five minutes at night.  No big time investment here…and yet, within a few months, I was feeling much happier and much less depressed and very confident that I could do this Course.

How to begin to practice A Course In Miracles Lessons:

  1. So, first, just read the lesson, it’s okay if you don’t understand it.  Really.  It’s not important at this stage.
  2. Follow the instructions, do the mind searching for 5 minutes.
  3. Write down the title of the lesson and take it with you on a sticky note or card to repeat throughout the day. Your subconscious mind will hear it every time you repeat the thought to yourself.   This is how you change your mind, one day at a time, one thought at a time.

 

The Course itself is undoing your thought patterns that create fear, anxiety and depression.  It will work if you spend the five to ten minutes per day. Also, as with learning an instrument, the more you practice, the better the results.  So, within a few months I spent probably more than the 10 minutes per day.  I had a lot of motivation, since depression and anxiety were so prevalent in my experience.

As a musician I knew that a few minutes of practice each day became exponential over time and that a scale I couldn’t play yesterday, after working on it for a little while, the next day I could master it without a problem. How?  It is how your brain learns.

Within a few months, I experience changes within myself, I was calmer, I had more hope, more lightness in my mind.  This gave me more confidence and ignited my personal desire to do the Course, I liked how I felt and I liked knowing that my life had a purpose and a structure to it.

Key:  Repetition makes reinforcement.  Results encourage more practice. 

The key to happiness is simply repeating these thoughts that retrain your mind to think differently.  When you begin to feel better, you will have more motivation.  Yes, keep it up and don’t get discouraged if you aren’t completely fearless right away.

Key: This is a universal course in the awakening of your mind that is designed to save you time. 

It’s all laid out for you, you just have to repeat the lesson to yourself…each one can be your personal mantra for the day.  Just try it and see how you feel.

To find out more on how to get additional support with this process, check out the Healing Sessions page as well as the ACIM Classes page.

More to come on this subject.

 

 


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Why do you need a mind training?

Quantum Physics states that cause and effect are not apart. The Law of Attraction states that you get the result of your thoughts instantly. So, you need to free your mind from the fear and negative energy that has bound you to the Earth in a separate state of existence.  Does this make sense to you?  If so, you probably want to get some help, and luckily, you have come to the right place.

First you need to accept a few premises:

  • The Earth is a hologram. You are a body, identified as one, and you believe this whole world of separation is real and you have to survive, suffer and die. This is the dimension of earthly bondage.
  • The good news is: You have all power and you can decide to have a different experience.  You can change from a separate existence from the Creator to one of healing, oneness and peace.
  • So for a moment, suspend your judgment and just assume it is true, you have a choice.  How would you know how to awaken on your own?  You need a miracle.
  • To awaken and to become free from the dream, means you need a mind training, a path or a sure direction that will lead you out of the dark.
  • The first step is to admit that you have a problem, and you don’t seem to have the solution.  Only then you are open enough to be teachable.
  • The miracle is the correction of the original error, it is the universal teaching of spiritual reality and eternal life.  Love and forgiveness is the way out of fear, as these two states cannot coexist.  Perfect love casts out fear.
  • This thought system based upon love is also going on at the same place where you have placed the belief in separation, in your mind.

What to do?  You need a new thought system and a way to correct the error going on in your mind.  

How to do it?   If you read the 365 lessons of the Course, for 10 minutes each day you will open yourself to experience a change of mind so vastly unlike the state of separation, it brings swift healing and awakening that affects you at all levels of mind and body. This then, becomes the correction, or the miracle that brings about illumination.  Being in the NOW means you stop the memories of fear from affecting you.

What will happen? When you apply each of the lessons to your mind you feel and see differently.  If you succeed, and you will each time you truly ask with desire, you will find yourself in a very peaceful state of mind, it will begin to allow you to live in a new reality.

Why do it? There is every reason to do this, because the world needs you to be fearless and to learn the mechanism of release. It is imperative that those on the spiritual path join to free the human mind from bondage.  It is up to you to free yourself and then you can be of service to those who still suffer.

Does this make sense to you?  Have you been looking for a spiritual guide?

Who I am:  

I am a teacher of A Course in Miracles who is also an energy healer. I was healed of anxiety and depression by doing the lessons of A Course in Miracles and by energy healers.

After a very short time of doing the lessons, I felt more at peace and fearless than ever before in my life. The guidance I experienced inside me led me to become a teacher of the Course. It was inevitable that I found an awakened Master who showed me that I had awakened, was able to confront the parts of me that were in denial, and confirmed that the truth was within me. I stayed with him for 10 years until his passing.

Why work with me?

I only want you to know yourself as you truly are:  Perfect as God created you. This is a real experience, not just intellectual theorizing. The Course aims at the experience of perfect peace, knowing who you are and becoming totally free of fear, guilt, judgment, and yes, even death.

I am here to shine a light on the darkness, you help you become released from fear and come into the reality of yourself as a loving being of light.  So you can become fearless, full of clarity about your life’s purpose and in tune with Divine Reality.

I am now offering the opportunity to work with me privately.   Simply click on the Healing Sessions tab in the top menu and follow the directions.

Monica


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Get Rid of Fear Once and for All…

The secret to living without fear lies in one thing only:  your desire to get rid of it. All creative and healing endeavors require you to move through fear.  All desires of the heart to grow, to give and to love in all conditions require courage and faith. Remember, love and fear cannot coexist, as Jesus states this very early on in the Urtext in the section called Fear as Lack of Love:

Fear cannot be Christ-controlled, but it CAN be self-controlled. Fear is always associated with what does not matter. It prevents Me from controlling it. The correction is therefore a matter of YOUR will, because its presence shows that you have raised the UNIMPORTANT to a higher level than it warrants. You have thus brought it under your will, where it DOES NOT belong. This means YOU feel responsible for it. The level confusion here is perfectly obvious. http://courseinmiracles.com/urtext/chapters-1-thru-10/chapter-2/section-3

Here’s a proven way to free yourself from fear within a few minutes when it arises:

  1. First of all, know you made it up.  Its unimportant, but you think its real, and you will have fear because you forgot you are a mind, not a body.  It is up to you to release it. Resistance is fear, but Jesus states in the New Testament, resist not evil.  It’s unimportant.   Don’t resist what is silly. Yes, you do experience fear and it will arise when you feel the threat to your survival…yet if you want total freedom and happiness, just recognize it and see it as growth toward freedom. When you accept that it is fear that causes you to grow, you will not listen to it.
  2. Deep breathe for 10 minutes. Fear has no real source because all fear is based upon a lie.  There is nothing to fear.  You have made a state of separation, you think its true, but, you are not the thing that fears, you are the spirit beyond all the emotions. You can breathe deeply for 10 minutes deep into your belly.  Alllow it to release and if your mind wanders, just breathe.  If thoughts appear, just say “oh well” and breathe some more. Try it.
  3. See yourself moving through the veil of fear, or lifting it off you.  Can you imagine what it would be like to easily remove this fear from your mind?  It is work to free yourself from fear, but its better than listening to fearful thoughts. They only make you crazy.
  4. Listen to your heart, not your head.  Get quiet and go within for a moment.  Really let go and ask for help to see the situation differently.  God wills you perfect happiness, this means you can trust Him.  Listen to His voice within you. Ask and listen, and you will receive the answer from deep within you. It takes a little willingness and great persistence to set yourself free.
  5. Have courage to face your fear and go within.  Listening to God’s guidance or the small voice inside, the one that speaks to you softly, encouraging you. Listening to this voice is the only way out of fear forever.  As you get comfortable with the practice, when fear arises, you will know what to do.  Growth is accomplished by releasing fear and learning to trust.
  6. The 25 minute healing meditation  here can facilitate a shift away from fear, disease, unforgiveness and clears the chakras to allow more love and light into your awareness.  Take just 25 minutes to free your mind from fear.  Do it now. The world needs you to be fearless.

 https://resurrectedmind.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/meditationloveandlight.mp3

 

Thanks for opening up to a new way to live, letting go of fear by knowing that it is completely unimportant. If you’re interested in receiving guidance through your process, check out the Healing Sessions page and the ACIM Classes page.

Monica


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10 Myths About A Course in Miracles

Do you want to know more about A Course in Miracles, but are afraid to ask?  Don’t know where to begin? Find it daunting?  Think its too New Age?  Read on.  I dispel some common misconceptions about it and provide a bit of a primer for beginning to do the lessons:

  1. You have to read that whole big book in order to understand what it’s all aboutThis is false and you will be delighted to find out that to actually do the Course, you only have to read and practice one lesson per day.  This takes about 10 minutes.  Remember, your understanding is not necessary.  Your willingness is. You need a miracle when you are unhappy.
  2. You have to be quiet and not react to everyone around you.  Well, are you always going to be non-judgmental?  It is almost impossible, so don’t try to purify your thoughts, that’s the job of the Holy Spirit.  The Course is on the level of the mind.  You are responsible for your thoughts and this is what it means when it states that the entire world is going on in your own mind, because you have projected it from an idea of you being separate.  In an objective world, where separateness rules, there can be no peace.
  3. How can I not react in this crazy world? You will not be able to.  You don’t have to not react, but if you practice the lessons, you begin to realize that judgment is a toy, and you are playing a game with yourself.  You can just as easily decide to see you have a choice to either stay in reaction or use the lessons to help you stop, ask for help and allow a miracle to occur.
  4. Becoming enlightened is boring because you would be in la-la land unaffected by anything.  It is far from boring to be in a state of ecstatic love all the time, and laughing at all the craziness, knowing full well that you are dreaming.  You will love everyone a lot more knowing you don’t have to be offended by them.  If you are offended, you might want to laugh at yourself a lot more.
  5. The Course says that you just have to forgive all the time, and not care if people are attacking or not respectful of you. Not true, if you knew you were not separate from anyone or anything, you would do everything in your power to love and extend that love from within you.  Love doesn’t get offended, but if you are offended, you have the choice to change your thought about it.  A major idea of the Course is that God wills for you perfect happiness.  Can you be happy if you are being mistreated?  No, a healthy boundary is what love is.
  6. The Course is new age thinking.  Actually the Course is harder than most teachings, because it is about taking full responsibility for your thoughts, releasing resentment and forgiving.  Just like the core teachings Jesus taught in the New Testament, his Course is about learning to love God with all your heart, mind and soul and your neighbor as yourself. It is not easy.
  7. Reading the Course will help me have a more successful life.  This is true only if you define success as being in a state of happiness and freedom.  Because you learn to forgive, it will enhance your ability to love more and become as a little child and pray without ceasing. You will become happy when you realize happiness is your natural state no matter who you are with, what you are doing and how much worldly success you have.
  8. I have give up the world if I do the Course.  What is the world? The world is your projection and if you do surrender your thoughts about it, you will experience more and more peace. The goal is peace.  You can become happy even if you only spend 10 minutes a day reading it.  Most people feel it brings them peace, without realizing how that happens and are grateful for the miraculous healing the Course brings about in them.
  9. A miracle is a physical healing. Not always, it can be a shift in your consciousness that causes you to become happier and less resentful and fearful.  This is a miracle of the mind and this shift is a correction of the fear that may result in a physical healing.  Everything starts in the mind.  The thought of illness comes before the illness.  The idea of healing comes before the healing occurs.   This is because cause and effect are not apart.
  10. If I wake up and become enlightened, I won’t be in a body anymore.  Not true, you would just be aware that it’s a dream and you are awake within this dream.  You will usually feel the need to help others awaken and your life becomes one of service to help humanity in whatever capacity will bring you the most joy.

 

Maybe you just needed a little encouragement to begin to see yourself and your world differently. For one-on-one help with your process, check out the Healing Sessions page.

Monica