As Relevant Today as 50 years ago
I have another book I’d like to talk with you about. And I’m sure it’s a book that many, many of you have read.
It was personally one of the most significant books for me. And that is “A Course in Miracles” written, or I should say, channelled, in the late 60s and early 70s. By Dr. Helen Shucman, and scribed by Jim Stewart.
It was originally published way back in 1975. That’s nearly 50 years ago. And I believe it’s just as relevant today as it was, at that time, there have been many different iterations of the book that have come out and many different processes on how people assimilate that knowledge.
I personally have come back to liking a lot, Pam Grout’s “Experiment in the Course in Miracles”, where she turns a lot of the words into more modern day words that we would be more apt to use.
There’s a bit of swearing, and some other fun things stories mixed in there. I’ve given that book away so many times, I don’t have a copy of it anymore, which is why the other day, I bought an audible version of that, thinking that it just felt right to go back through that again.
And I just picked this up as well. This is called 365 illustrations. I don’t know if you can see that. There you go 365 illustrations of A Course in Miracles, written by a fan of obviously, the book, Alberto Grasso.
It’s again, a way of just simplifying how do we absorb these amazingly powerful texts that have been scribed so long ago, and he has just a lot of really kind of cute pictures, one picture per day, plus the summaries, I just happen to open it up to the summary for review lessons 11 to 15. And here’s a quick, version: what’s popping up here,
Summary Days 11-15
“Number 11 My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.
Number 12. I’m upset because I see a meaningless world.
Number 13. A meaningless world engenders fear.
Number 14, God did not create a meaningless world.
Number 15 My thoughts are images that I have made.”
Again, this is one of the reasons I keep coming back to this book.
And this short version with just pictures, I find this really an interesting way of coming back to it.
So my questions for you:
1. Is A Course in Miracles on your shelf?
2. is it something that you open recently, or when was the last time you went through it in its entirety?
3. Are you now going page by page and staying in sequence? Or are you flipping into whatever pops up and use that as your daily theme for the day your daily meditation?
So just curious how that works for you. There are literally dozens and dozens of versions of a course in miracle to make it easier plus a number of workbooks, a whole series of other ways of assimilating the knowledge.
I’ve moved to Pam grouts audible version of it. And I just playing with this looks almost like a cartoon illustrated version of it.
You can get any of these books on amazon – Link Here or your favourite bookseller.