Fifteen years ago, I turned the first page of a book that would quietly revolutionize my life. “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM) was not just another spiritual text to read—it was an invitation to embark on a profound journey of forgiveness, healing, and inner peace.
As a fledgling student of ACIM, I remember feeling overwhelmed by the depth and complexity of its teachings. The text seemed to be a maze of spiritual concepts that promised liberation from the ego’s grip, yet demanded unwavering dedication and practice. But there was a pull, an inexplicable draw to the promise of peace through the principles of love and forgiveness the Course espoused.
Over the years, my relationship with ACIM has shifted. I’ve loved the edginess of Pam Grout’s Version, the ACIM official app, even the hand drawn version by Alberto Agraso with an illustrated workbook on ACIM. And now the latest version by James Twyman that incorporates song and dance making this not a hard study but a joyful experience.
I’ve floated between in and out of the ACIM space for so long, it’s fun when I do come back!
With each iteration, I found that while the core message of ACIM remained unchanged, my comprehension and application of its lessons evolved. The Course taught me to view miracles not as supernatural events, but as shifts in perception—from fear to love, from judgment to acceptance. Forgiveness became not just an occasional act of will, but a constant state of being.
The beauty of ACIM is that it meets you where you are, offering its wisdom in a way that’s relevant to your life’s unique circumstances. It’s a living text that grows with you, offering deeper insights with each read. As my understanding deepened, so did my sense of peace and purpose. The principles I once found cryptic became clear, and I began to see the world through a lens of compassion and forgiveness.
Now, a over 15 years into my journey with “A Course in Miracles,” I find myself reflecting on the transformation that has taken place within me. The Course has taught me to navigate life’s challenges with grace and to see the divine in myself and others. It has been a beacon during times of darkness and a source of joy in moments of light.
For those just beginning their journey with ACIM, know that patience and perseverance are your allies. The text is rich and complex, but each lesson is a step towards a more peaceful and fulfilling life. And for those who, like me, have spent years with the Course, let’s continue to embrace its teachings, allowing them to unfold and enrich our lives in new and meaningful ways.
“A Course in Miracles” is more than a book; it’s a journey of the heart, a quest for truth, and a lifelong adventure in spiritual growth. Here’s to the miracles in your life
At the moment, I am loving James Twyman song and dance version. Sign up here for free. It’s awesome.