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MiracleMonday – TRUTH #1: ONLY GOD IS REAL. All separation is illusion.

A Course In Miracles – Made Easy

(Mastering the Journey from Fear to Love)

By Alan Cohen

TRUTH #1:  ONLY GOD IS REAL. All separation is illusion.

How I feel about that today:

Strangely, I have never doubted that God is real or that He exists for me. As a child, I loved Sunday School and was very upset when my family stopped attending church when I was 12. I have always felt I could go to God, and sit at His feet and love and be loved. When heartsick or feeling battered by life, I could picture myself at His feet in adoration. I could feel His hand stroking my head, and feel His love soothe me.

Although I moved away from man’s church at different times in my life, I never felt that God wasn’t there for me. I felt guilty from time to time, that I appeared to turn my back on Him. But I knew He was there, and still is – loving me as I am. Why – because I am a part of Him and He is a part of me.

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A Course In Miracles – Made Easy

Mastering the Journey from Fear to Love

By Alan Cohen

I have considered studying A Course in Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman and Dr. Bill Thetford, for years. I have friends who have not only read the material, but practice it every day. These friends I consider spiritual mentors and wonders in today’s world.

When visiting my local bookstore recently, I found this book:

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Now anything that is made easy sounds very appealing to me, since I am a “let’s get it done quick” kinda girl. So for $15.99 I bought it. What a great deal! Having gone through it from start to finish (another of my foibles), I have to state it was my favourite buy in a long time. Yes, it started out rather slow, and after the first 3 chapters, I wondered why I was reading it. Then my world opened up. I started to write quotes that touched me in the moment. Soon I was writing quotes and paragraphs of self discovery. I then went to title pages and journaling all day to discover what the writing said to ME that day.

Now in no way would I attempt to tell you what this books says. I truly believe that its message, similar to the original text, is to be read by your heart. Let your spirit soar in celebration of new and renewed ideas. Enjoy every day of reading, and be sure to take your time to let each day’s message swell within you. I believe you could read this book many times and get new messages every time. The sign of a true work of the spirit.

At the end of the book, Alan Cohen, lists 14 things as “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ACIM but Didn’t Want to Have to Read the Whole Course to Find Out”. Although I believe there were many different things to draw from the book (for me), I will be spending the next 14 Mondays sharing those truths with you. Let’s call them my Miracle Mondays! Please join me as I continue to grow from this amazing book.

(Disclaimer: All quoted text is from Alan Cohen. In his book A Course in Miracles – Made Easy, he references his material thoroughly for your additional clarification. I am not selling anything. I am no reaping any benefits from sharing this material. I do not propose Christianity, Paganism, Witchery, Buddhism or any other faith. I believe this material transcends the limits of human religion and falls clearly on The Universe!)

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My first child’s book review

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Xs AND Os FOR GABBY ANN

This was a cute read. I believe some of the words would be a challenge for new readers, and would recommend the book for parents and older siblings to read to the preschool child.

The book recognizes the reality in today’s world, where one of the parents works away from the home and is not available at bedtime for the traditional bedtime kisses. This is a harsh truth for many families today. I can only imagine the impact of this book in a family where one parent is serving in the military overseas.

Unfortunately, the book will be released only in the US, however, the book may be purchased by Canadians directly through the website.