ACFIP Newsletter 
September 2020
Issue 66
Quarterly Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Inner Peace



Announcements

Online Zoom workshops:
Healing Ourselves and Others - in English with German translation
- from the perspective of  A Course in Miracles    
A 3-part online workshop using Zoom

•My new website on the dangers of 5G and radio frequency radiation

•Dražen who is currently translating “Jesus: My Autobiography” channelled by Tina Spalding
has discovered an excellent translation website. You may want to copy and paste this newsletter into it.

Trance channel Tina spalding is giving short 7min talks by Jesus morning and evening for 40 days on YouTube
 


1. Individual healing sessions via Skype

I have been giving healing sessions for over 30 years, and have now decided to offer healing sessions via Skype. When I travel and give workshops I am often asked for a session but have virtually no time available. Recently I gave a healing session via Skype and I noticed it was effective. The client and I both felt we were in the same room together. As A Course in Miracles states, “all minds are joined”, so perhaps I should not be surprised. Time and space are ego illusions, not Spirit’s.

For more information and fees please go here.

2. 
Videos on my A Course in Miracles  
YouTube channel


I will be adding more videos on Course themes. If you want to be automatically informed of new additions please press Subscribe on the YouTube page where my video is showing and click on the bell so it appears as if it is ringing. This ensures you will get an email update when new videos are added.
An updated list of videos will be found on my website at: My Video Channel

3. ACIM Workbook lessons and commentaries.

Tina Spalding, a trance channel, is reading all the 365 Workbook lessons and then channels a commentary from Jesus.They are published daily and can be seen on her YouTube channel "Channeling Jesus & Ananda"

I have also collected the audio only versions which are available in my DropBox:


4. Complete audio version of A Course in Miracles and Supplements available free of charge on YouTube.
These audios are suppled by the publisher of A Course in Miracles, the Foundation for Inner Peace.


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If you are new to the Course you might find my summaries of help.


CONTENTS:


A Course in Miracles Material

CONTENTS:
•A Course in Miracles and Forgiveness by Michael Dawson 
•Forgiveness story

Non Dual and Other Teachings

 Message from the Arcturians - September, 2020
 Short audios - Channelled by Tina Spalding 
 
Other

* Workshops
* Books and Audio Materials for Sale
* Links
* Inspirational Quotations



A Course in Miracles Material

A Course In Miracles and Forgiveness
Reprinted from the The Findhorn Book of Forgiveness. Findhorn Press
by Michael Dawson www.acfip.org


Origin of the Course:
The Course came as an answer to a call for help from two people, Dr. Helen Schucman and Dr. William Thetford, professors of medical psychology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. They worked together in a prestigious and highly academic setting. Their relationship was difficult with each often blaming the other for their own lack of peace. One day, to Helen's surprise, Bill announced, "there must be another way" in which they could relate to each other. Helen agreed to join him to find out what this better way could be. This is an example of what the Course would call a ‘Holy Instant’ where, instead of seeking to separate from another, a decision is made to join in a common goal. Almost immediately Helen began to experience a heightened awareness, highly symbolic dreams and strange images which lasted three months and preceded the actual writing of the Course. She also started to hear an inner voice which she knew to be Jesus. This was a further shock to Helen who described herself as atheistic in belief. During October 1965 Jesus told Helen, "This is A Course In Miracles, please take notes". Helen described this voice in the following way:

It made no sound, but seemed to be giving me a kind of rapid, inner dictation which I took down in a shorthand notebook. The writing was never automatic. It could be interrupted at anytime and later picked up again. (Preface to A Course in Miracles)
Helen would take down what the voice said and the following day, before work started, Bill would type it up. This process lasted seven years with the Course being published in 1976.

What the Course consists of:
The Course consists of three books: Text, Workbook for Students and Manual for Teachers arranged in a self-study format. The text sets forth the thought system of the Course and is largely theoretical. The concepts in the text are practically applied through the 365 lessons of the Workbook, one for each day of the year. The Manual for Teachers provided answers to the more common questions a student might ask.

Two supplements to the Course were published later entitled Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice and The Song of Prayer.

What the Course says:
The Course makes it clear that it is not the only spiritual path we should follow - There are many thousands of other forms, all with the same outcome (M.1.4:2). Although anyone can derive benefit from the Course it will not appeal to everyone. It is written on a high intellectual level and for most of us it requires a life time of patient study and practice.

Many Christian terms are used and there are over 700 references to the Bible. However, the Course uses many of these terms with entirely different implications. We are not depicted as sinful, guilty creatures who have displeased God and are thus worthy of punishment unless we sacrifice and atone for our sins. Instead our sinless, formless spiritual nature is emphasised. Jesus seeks to awaken us to this truth about ourselves through his path of forgiveness.

The Course’s Christian context is often a problem for students. However, the Course emphasises we are never upset by what we perceive in the world but only the unforgiven content of our mind that the world is mirroring back to us. In this way we can even use the Course’s language to help us with forgiveness.

A similar problem often exists for students with regard to Jesus being the author of the Course. As he says of himself:

I am constantly being perceived as a teacher to be exalted or rejected, but I do not accept either perception of myself. .... Some bitter idols have been made of him who would be only brother to the world. Forgive him your illusions, and behold how dear a brother he would be to you. (T-4.I.6:7, C-5.5:7-8)
Here again we are being given an opportunity to see what the symbol of Jesus is reflecting back to us. For those wishing to explore this further please see my article Forgiving Jesus on my website (www.acfip.org).
The Course is written on two levels - metaphysical and practical. Metaphysics investigates what is truth and what is illusion. The following quotation is from the metaphysical level of the course.

You dwell not here, but in eternity.You travel but in dreams, while safe at home.(T-13.VII.17:6-7)

The practical teachings of the Course seek to awake us to the reality contained in that statement.

Jesus teaches us that this universe is not our real home. What is true is eternal which means it was never born. Anything that has a beginning must have an end and as such is not real. As God is eternal so must His creations be. His creations exist outside of time and space and therefore can not be threatened by change or death. What we mistakenly take as real changes all the time and death can strike at any moment. The Course sums this up on the first page of the Text:

Nothing real can be threatened.Nothing unreal exists.Herein lies the peace of God(T-introduction.2:2-4)

Our true reality is really eternal, changeless, perfect formless spirit in complete oneness with God. What God did not create does not exist, apart from in a dream. In contrast our world is one of form, bound by time, is always changing and is far from perfect. Thus God could not of made this physical universe or know of its existence. What we take as reality, this time-space world, is really a dream from which forgiveness will awaken us. Its only value is as a classroom of forgiveness.

Of course, the world does not seem like a dream to most of us. But then our dreams last night also seemed real when we were dreaming them. Why does the Course refer to the universe as a dream? The symbology of the Adam and Eve story in the Old Testament can help us here. Adam and Eve were happy in the garden (Heaven) until an idea came that perhaps things could be even better if they ate of the forbidden fruit. This fruit is described in the Course as the thought of separation and is referred to as the ego. To be separate from God and do our own thing is impossible. But to dream of it is not. In our desire for autonomy and individuality the Course says we fell asleep so our wishes could come true in our dreams.

Into this dream we bring fearful thoughts of what we have done to our creator. Believing we have knocked God off his throne and stolen his power has left us with a strong thought that we have sinned. This thought must leave us feeing very guilty and we expect there will be a just punishment forthcoming from God. This is depicted in Genesis as God storming into the garden of Eden looking for the two transgressors who are trying to hide from his retribution behind a bush. On being caught they turn to their ego’s for advice on how to handle this situation. The ego’s advice is, as always, to deny and project. “It’s not my fault,” protests Adam, “It was Eve who tempted me”. “But I was persuaded by the snake,” protests Eve. It’s love that makes Heaven “go around” but in our dream world it has become guilt.

Now “we travel but in dreams”, forgetting we are “safe at home”. We seem to have got what we wanted - separation in exchange for the oneness of God and His creation which the Course calls the Christ. Jesus describes himself in the Course as a man who remembered he was the Christ, as we all are. The Christ shares in the love and majesty of God for there is only a perfect oneness in Heaven. Heaven cannot be understood by us who only know time and space, it has to be experienced.

In this dream we strive to be happy believing that with enough time and opportunity the world will provide us with what we want. “If only I can find the right partner, earn enough money, maintain my health, live long, become successful in my job, etc. then I will be happy,” we say to ourselves. Even if all the conditions are met there will always be a lurking fear in the back of our minds that any of these conditions could so easily change. The stock market could crash, our partner may get sick, war could be declared and so forth. We seem to prefer all this uncertainty to honestly saying to ourselves, “I have been wrong. There can never be any lasting peace here. Perhaps there is another way.” (T-30.I.12) And like the prodigal son, in the end all living things will decide to return to their loving Father in Heaven.

The world we have appeared to make is based on murder. We believe, in our unconscious, we had to kill God and take His power to make our world. This thought now manifests here in our dream as every living thing needs to kill something else to continue living and spend much of its time protecting itself or its young from being killed in turn. In the last century over 100 million people died in wars and many more were maimed, raped and tortured. We might say that we are vegetarians but still another life form must always die for us to continue. In contrast to Heaven (where need does not exist) ours is a world of scarcity where we fight over the resources. We need to ask ourselves the question, “Could a loving God have created such a world?” (T-13.in.3) 

Forgiveness is the ‘other way’ which seeks to gently wake us from our nightmare of separation and murder and return us to the awareness of our true home in Heaven. This dream seems so real that without help we would never awaken. When the separation from God appeared to happen (it never did in reality) we took with us into the dream a memory of God (to borrow a phrase from Dr. Kenneth Wapnick) we could never quite forget. The Course calls this the Holy Spirit and without His help we cannot awaken. In this book I have referred to the Holy Spirit as our inner guide.

The Holy Spirit is described as the remaining communication link between God and His separated Sons. In order to fulfil this special function the Holy Spirit has assumed a dual function. He knows because He is part of God; He perceives because He was sent to save humanity. (C-6.3:1-3 ) 

The Holy Spirit knows the truth of our oneness with God but also recognises our illusions so that He can teach us how to overlook them. Jesus is the manifestation of the Holy Spirit and is ever present to help us with our lessons of forgiveness if we but invite him in. As Jesus has transcended his ego his patience is infinite and he will stay with us until the end of time to help us all wake up.

After the seeming separation from God our minds became split into three parts, the ego, the Holy Spirit and the sleeping Son of God who has to decide which of the two voices to listen to. Although the Holy Spirit is always present in our minds ready to teach us another way of looking at the world, we fear to turn to Him for help. We think we have successfully abandoned God, broken up Heaven in the process and escaped into our self-made world where He cannot find us. To have God’s representative in our mind, the Voice for God, is frightening and we prefer to turn to our ego for help. “After all, does not the Holy Spirit work for God,” we exclaim! “And if we turn to Him for help He will punish us for our sins”.

Without the Holy Spirit’s help we are really lost as we have only the advice of the ego left. The ego is a thought we have made and, like any creation, wants to live. Its advice to us is only to ensure its own survival. Its counsel is that to escape from our dreadful feelings of guilt over the separation we need to deny the problem and project it onto the world. Until we learn to try another way we are doomed to repeat our errors. This reinforces our guilt which in turn maintains the ego thought system. The ego’s ‘food’ is guilt and following its advice will always lead to creating more guilt.

Although we seemed to have achieved the goal of separation and individuality we are left feeling that there is something missing in our lives, we no longer feel complete. The Holy Spirit would tell us that what is missing is the oneness with all life and God. But fearing this Voice we have only the ego thought system to turn to. The ego tells us that there is something lacking in us and we can only find it by looking in the world for it. We try to fill the bottomless pit in ourselves by plunging into work, eating, drinking, sex, entertainment and above all by ‘falling in love’. Another person or object now becomes our substitute for God - what the Course describes as a ‘special love’ relationship. As long as each person fulfils the needs of the other the couple remains content for a time. But soon as one breaks this bargain the old feeling of emptiness arises. The door over the inner pain opens again and we try desperately to close it. Our ego will counsel us to attack the other in the hope that s/he will become guilty enough to change his or her behaviour. If this fails the relationship is likely to end and another sought instead.

At this difficult time we could also turn to forgiveness instead of attack. The strife we are experiencing will seem all too familiar. We can ask ourselves, “Perhaps there is another way of looking at this situation. What can I lose by trying?” (Lesson 33) This is an invitation to bring the power of the Holy Spirit into our minds. Our partner can be transformed from enemy to saviour becoming a mirror to our guilt. The relationship is now transformed into the goal of a holy relationship where truth and forgiveness and not ego needs take first place. Nor does it take the other to think this way for it is our change of perception that will bring us peace. The relationship may still end but the forgiveness learnt will take us one more step to peace.

We do not have to learn about love, truth and joy for that was eternally given us and but awaits our welcome.(T-13.VII.9) What we do need to do is to remove the blocks to that awareness and that is the role of forgiveness. Our world is a world where perception rules. (This is unknown in Heaven - in perfect oneness there is nothing to perceive.) Our need is to correct our perception with the aid of the Holy Spirit or Jesus.

What we think is what we perceive. Believing separation to be real that is exactly what we perceive around us. But when we awaken from the dream and realise all is one we can only perceive everything as part of ourselves. To attack another will then be impossible as it will seem as if we are stamping on our own feet. Everyone here perceives a different world because no two people think exactly the same. We can observe this in ourselves when we change moods. When we feel happy the world looks a far nicer place than when we are distressed.

Forgiveness teaches us that the world but reflects our thinking and therefore it is pointless to try to change the world to make ourselves happy. As I quoted earlier:

Projection makes perception. The world you see is what you gave it, nothing more than that. But though it is no more than that, it is not less. Therefore, to you it is important. It is the witness to your state of mind, the outside picture of an inward condition. As a man thinketh, so does he perceive. Therefore, seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. (T-21.in.1:1-7)

Of course, we all have our preferences with regard to clothes, climate, food, etc., which is normally linked to our conditioning. There is nothing wrong in this. However, understanding that what we perceive in the world is mirroring our state of mind is the road to lasting peace and joy. Now we have the power, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, to change our mind about the world. We realise its foolish to blame people and circumstances for our unhappiness. Nobody and nothing has that power over us. Until this is seen we are forced to defend the world we have made up by using defence and attack. It takes a lot of work to prop up our illusions about ourselves. If we are invested in being a victim we are forced to see a world populated by persecutors just waiting to have a go at us. Our perception of the world becomes highly selective, filtering out what does not support our beliefs and selecting that which reinforces them. Life now becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Forgiveness is a process where we start to learn our perceptual errors and decide we wish to see things differently. As we correct out perceptions we begin to undo the blocks we have created and true perception or spiritual vision starts to dawn on our minds. The world we once saw as a hostile place out to attack us was but merely mirroring our own belief that attack will get us what we want. When we think anger would get us something of value we also believe others will be thinking the same. This must result in us feeling insecure for now we are waiting to be attacked. This is why Jesus asks us to teach what we want to learn. (T-6.I.6.)

Forgiving this false perception immediately transforms the world we live in. Now, when others attack us we can see they think like we once did and do not realise they are actually reinforcing their own sense of vulnerability. Our new perception is that their attack is a call for our help. (T-12.I.5) Not that they are aware of this, which does not matter, it is that we are now aware of what they are doing as we have forgiven this behaviour in ourselves. Wishing to reinforce the love we feel growing within us we are happy to extend our love to those who attack us.

The form our behaviour will take we cannot know in advance, for what we have learned is under the direction of the Holy Spirit to which we are learning to turn more and more. If we are judged or attacked by another we may be guided to say something, to remain silent, to walk away - the appropriate loving response will be given if we are open to our inner guide.

To the ego the body is its home. How the body looks, what others think of it becomes of prime importance. When it is sick or in pain it is easy for us to focus on the seeming reality of the world. Now the Holy Spirit seems a liar as we say, “Don’t tell me this world is not real. I am in pain!”. But the body does not have a mind of its own. It must be told by the sleeping Son of God what it must feel, when it is to be born and die, whether to be sick or well. With the ego as our guide we play the game of making our body our reality. Once we change our allegiance to the Holy Spirit the body’s function will change. Now the body is perceived as a loving tool of communication instead of as a weapon of attack. This will also produce gains in vitality and health. The purpose of the body will change, no longer being seen as who we think we are. Instead it becomes a vehicle in which we can learn our lessons in our daily classrooms of forgiveness.

How long this journey home takes is entirely up to us. All the answers to all our problems are existing in this present moment, just waiting to be accepted. The Holy Spirit sees time as an illusion we have made as we could have no separate world without it. The ego relies on its past experience to try and solve present problems, and always fails. The Holy Spirit’s answers to our problems are like gifts just waiting to be unwrapped and received. We do not have to earn them or suffer or pray to receive them but simply want them with all our heart. The Holy Spirit will never go against our free will but will come instantly if He is made wholly welcome. (T-13.III.9) But while we think we know better and trust the counsel of our ego the gifts must wait for the day we are ready to accept them. These gifts are but various forms of forgiveness perfectly tailored to match the complexity of our problems. In time we learn His way works and will turn more and more to Him for help.

Step by step as we tread the path of forgiveness, we will be kindly and gently led from our nightmares to happy dreams of forgiveness. (T-13.VII.9) The world we once perceived as dark and threatening will start to be perceived differently. Former enemies are now perceived as our saviours as they offer us the chance to forgive what we have been projecting onto them. Our days become dedicated to finding peace through forgiveness. Our bodies gain vitality as they serves a holy purpose, no longer being perceived as our identity. When all our lessons are finally learnt we will perceive the Christ in all living things. We realise that there is nothing to forgive for what God created is perfect and needs no forgiveness. Further, having left our ego behind there is nothing unhealed to project and therefore nothing to forgive.

With forgiveness complete we enter what the Course calls ‘the real world’. It is still this world but seen differently. Now we walk quietly in peace. Finding the Christ within our own mind it is now impossible to see anything else in the world. People are perceived as either giving love or asking for it. (T-12.II.1) This is the judgement of the Holy Spirit and so becomes ours. Whether the body lives or dies is not important. It will be known when it is time to lay it aside, just as everything else is known. Choice has gone to be replaced by an inner certainty and the need for forgiveness is over.

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Forgiveness story


I built up a strong hate relationship with the man who owns the towns hardware store. I often had to go in there and found him the rudest, most overbearing rip-off merchant I'd ever met. After 8 months or so, I vowed never to go in there again, though it mean't a lot of trouble for me. I also decided to put anyone else off going there.

One day, I urgently needed photocopying done of some childrens sanctuary songs for a group the next day. Songs like "The more we are together", "You are beautiful , etc. Of course he has the only photocopier in town. I went in hoping to slip down to his photocopy room and do it myself but instead, he came with me and proceeded to do the photocopying. As he did it, he got interested in the songs and asked me how they went.

I began to sing very very reluctantly these very spiritual songs. He joined in in a gorgeous baritone, rich and full. I think we sang our way through every song!!! This transformed everything. I didn't intend to 'forgive', we just joined and it happened. His voice was so beautiful that I was transfixed and the ridiculousness of the situation appealed to my nature.

I adore the man now and see so many sides of him that were invisible before. Although I still end up buying three things I don't need when I go into his shop, I can admire the fact that he is the only thriving business in the village! I feel so much joy when I remember this incident. I think it should be on a film.

Importantly to me, he didn't change at all, he didn't have to. I wish I could do this as easily with all the other people who annoy me!
[reprinted from The Findhorn Book of Forgiveness. Michael Dawson - Findhorn Press. ]
See http://www.acfip.org/books_tapes.html
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Non Dual Teachings


This part of the newsletter offers input from non-dual teachers. What is non-duality? The word ‘non-dual’ means not two. On the first page of the ACIM text there is two line summary of a Course in Miracles. It begins with the line “Nothing real can be threatened.”
This refers to what God created – eternal, formless, spirit. Eternal means never born and therefore cannot change or die. The Course uses the expression ‘the Christ’ to denote this. Behind all the seeming multiplicity of the universe there is actually only one essential reality. Just as all the images on the cinema screen seem different, the light that creates them is one.

There is nothing outside you. That is what you must ultimately learn, for it is the realization that the Kingdom of Heaven is restored to you. For God created only this, and He did not depart from it nor leave it separate from Himself. The Kingdom of Heaven is the dwelling place of the Son of God, who left not his Father and dwells not apart from Him. Heaven is not a place nor a condition. It is merely an awareness of perfect Oneness, and the knowledge that there is nothing else; nothing outside this Oneness, and nothing else within.
A Course in Miracles T-18.VI.1.

The second line of the summary states ”Nothing unreal exists.” This refers to everything that is born and therefore dies - the ego’s world. Thus everything in the universe including ourselves is not real according to the Course. It is like a great dream. Only perfect oneness is real. 

There are two forms of non-duality – pure and impure. In the impure form God is aware that the universe is a dream and experiences itself through it - God's Leela or play as they say in the East. In the pure form of non-duality God is unaware of the universe. The Course is an example of pure non-dual teachings. A metaphor for this is a cinema projector where the lamp in the projector represents God. When the ego's film of separation is run past the light it is projected onto the screen of time and space. The light of God makes this possible, but the lamp is unaware of what is on the screen and would continue to shine when the film is taken away. To continue with this metaphor the light extending from the lamp is who we are, the Christ. ( See chart http://acfip.org/lightbulb.html)

You dwell not here, but in eternity.
You travel but in dreams, while safe at home. 
T-13.VII.17:6-7.

You are at home in God, dreaming of exile but perfectly capable of awaking to reality. 
T-10.I.2:1.


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Material from ETs

I introduce ET material from loving, wise and non-judgemental sources in most newsletters. I realise this is a controversial subject so I want to introduce below the science behind the possibility of other life forms in this universe, some of which are far in advance of us.

I recently learned that the US space agency NASA has been pointing an orbital telescope at one small part of our Milky Way galaxy and found about 3000 planets to date. This led to one of their department heads saying there must be more planets in the universe than stars. 
There are trillions of stars in the universe. A trillion is a thousand billion. A billion is a thousand million. A million days have not gone by since Jesus died. This is a very big number. 
There are also trillions of moons. Are they all empty of life and the only life is all crowded onto this one planet? A few hundred years ago we thought the Earth was at the centre of the universe and everything else revolved around us. If some of this ET life is just a few thousands years ahead of us technically, they would have learned how to travel beyond Einstein's light speed barrier and easily and quickly visit us here. 
I believe many of them have much to teach us especially as some have been through our current challenges a very long time ago.
Michael Dawson

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Message from the Arcturians - September 6, 2020


Dear readers, welcome to our message.
All is proceeding according to plan although it may not seem that way when observed with three dimensional eyes and through concepts about how a spiritually evolving universe should look.

Over eons of time, dark energies became deeply embedded allowing them to penetrate every aspect of life on earth. Generation after generation has been and still is being taught that duality and separation are the reality. These energies are gradually surfacing in order to be recognized for what they represent and eventually clear as people cease energetically feeding, maintaining, and sustaining them for this is all that holds them in place.
Most people are experiencing high levels of anxiety at this time. Do not resist these feelings in the false belief that as an awakened person you shouldn't have these types of emotions. Simply acknowledge them, remember that they are always impersonal, and then move on. Worry and anxiety are not qualities of Source and therefore have no law to support them.

As you evolve, your energy changes and begins to vibrate at a higher frequency causing you to automatically be more sensitive to the energy of people, places, and things. This can result in experiencing emotions like fear, anger, anxiety, etc. that are not yours. Be alert not claim them as yours, but simply allow them to pass through and out with out giving them power.

We are aware of what most of you are feeling during these times and we say to you that all is proceeding according to plan. Do not get involved in the energy of outer appearances but rather stand back as an observer, not denying or trying to change, heal, and correct appearances but rather as a watcher watching from a place of detached awareness, conscious of the reality underlying all things.

Earth is a spiritual universe peopled with children of God and governed by Love. However, the majority are still hypnotized by appearances to the contrary. Try to remember always that everything you see, hear, taste, touch, and smell are concepts of a spiritual reality that is being translated by the hypnotized collective mind as being good or bad according to current duality and separation belief.

When you find yourself reacting to some thing or some person in a negative way use the occasion to honestly examine your beliefs. Accumulated obsolete three dimensional beliefs often remain unknown and deeply hidden in consciousness until something occurs to activate and bring awareness to them. It is at this point that you simply and with no guilt or resistance, ask yourself; "What am I believing that is making me feel this way?"
There are no pairs of opposites in Reality, good appearances are just as illusory as the bad ones. Reality is spiritual but most have not yet attained a level of energetic resonance capable of aligning with higher resonating frequencies and so believes they do not exist. This is why a great deal of trust is necessary during these present times. Not a continuing trust in government, organized religion, friends, family, or the so called experts, but a trust in truth, that the reality is and always has been One omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent Divine Consciousness manifesting ITself as all that is.
Since God/Divine Consciousness is all that is, IT is and always has been the only cause and therefore the only effect. Ponder this.

Awakening to truth does not mean you suddenly stop living your life. You are on earth at this time to evolve into enlightenment while in physical form, not to deny, hate, or try and avoid humanhood as some religions teach. The days of convents and monasteries with rigid rules and regulations regarding spirituality are long past. Mankind is ready to learn how to be in the world, but not of it.

Enlightenment simply means living each day from your highest attained level of awareness which then allows more truth to unfold. Do what needs to be done--go to work, cook dinner, wash dishes, mow the lawn, perform surgery, teach, repair cars or do absolutely nothing...but do it conscious of the fact that all activity is spiritual, with none being more spiritual than another. Yes, we realize that many activities have become perverted by human minds, but the reality is that activity is how individuals express the innate qualities of Source that lie within them.

There will always be some people you dislike which frequently comes as the result of some past life interaction having nothing to do with the present. Other times it is because certain individuals seem totally out of sync with your belief system. Do not judge yourself or them as bad or un-spiritual but rather bring to mind that no one is good or evil in and of themselves since God is the reality of every individual. Know that they are hypnotized and acting out from impersonal false beliefs based in duality and separation regarding themselves and others.

This does not mean you try to be best friends, or ignore what may be troublesome or hurtful actions on their part but rather means that after you remember the truth about them, you then take whatever human footsteps may be required. Being a loving and spiritually empowered person never means being another's doormat, nor does it mean "walking on eggs" in order to keep a false sense of peace. Silently greet every person you meet as the Christ, and send Light to those far or near in the realization that they "know not what they do".
The need for laws and jails will exist for awhile yet, but the collective is becoming increasingly aware that actions and solutions based in unconditional love serve to rehabilitate and heal better than force and aggression.

It is a powerful time to be on earth because the ascension process now taking place is allowing souls to heal and complete issues that they may have been carrying though lifetimes. Many wanted to come but were not permitted for some reason or another. Much is yet to come that will awaken increasingly more individuals and give credence to what we are saying.

Many are and more will yet suffer and even die during this process, but know that most are volunteers who lovingly chose to assist in awakening the people of earth. For some, their experiences were karmic completions chosen to be done publicly for others to see and learn from. For others it is a personal choice as to how they can best serve the ascension process, but all are helping in their way to bring universal consciousness out of the dark ages and into the Light.

Those in the higher dimensions are observing and sending high fives to all even as appearances on earth would testify to total failure. Know that things are not as they appear to be. All is proceeding according to plan. Rejoice even in the midst of dark events for these things reflect earth's journey out of density and the processes bringing change.
Many continue to awaken out of the hypnotized sleep of erroneous belief in spite of continuing attempts by some to keep mankind locked in old energy. Remain alert and aligned with your intuition when you read channels, watch the news, or observe the actions of others for much of it is not what it seems to be.

Opening to higher levels of awareness is inevitable and cannot be avoided. Put off yes, but never avoided for every person is a Divine Being, an expression of God whether they like it or not. This is a fact that can never change regardless of how many lifetimes a person spends in denial.
Be at peace dear ones, rest in your heart, and meditate often. Meditation need not be the rigid structured process that most of you were taught when learning to meditate. These methods were and are necessary for those unable to relax or allow themselves to be silent without the help of structure. The purpose of meditation is nothing more than to reach a place of silent and secret alignment with the "still small voice" within. The process of getting there is what all the structured guidelines have been about.

Resting in "I and the father are one" can be done anyplace and at any time with eyes open or shut--a pause at your desk, a trip to the bathroom, stopping for a red light, sitting under a tree, walking down a busy street, or being at the bedside of someone who is ill. Every activity of daily living offers an opportunity to center, align with, and silently realize; "I am Divine Consciousness". Eventually and without conscious effort, you begin to live meditation 24/7 and it becomes no longer something you do, but something you are.

Be not afraid dear ones, for you are exactly where you planned to be before incarnating. The planet is becoming increasingly filled with awakened souls who have chosen to assist in earth's transition to a higher frequency. What you are witnessing is a world that is experiencing the strong and painful labor pains necessary for birthing a new world consciousness based in love and truth.
Allow the process dear ones. Allow the process and hold your Light in spite of any and all personal or global appearances for Light is the only reality.
We are the Arcturian Group 
9/6/20

You can sign up for the free fortnightly channellings from the Arcturian Group through Marilyn Raffaele here: https://www.onenessofall.com/newest.html


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 Short audios - Channelled by Tina Spalding  (about 5mins each)


ACIM-two levels of teaching-metaphysical and practical. NDEs. Dreams.


Transformation, love and ascension

These two talks by Jesus are from 40 days and nights on YouTube

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PLEASE NOTE: The Australian Centre for Inner Peace is not a counselling or psychotherapy centre; 
therefore we do not offer telephone or email service or counselling, therapy, or crisis intervention for personal problems. 
Please see the Contacts section at the end of this newsletter.
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Forthcoming Workshops on A Course in Miracles - 2020 (Zoom) and 2021 (Bonn and Freiburg)



  1. Online Zoom workshops
2. Workshops held in Bonn and Freiburg
Bonn 12-13 June 2021, Freiburg 18-21 June 2021


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      1. Online Zoom workshops

Zoom Workshop - Healing Ourselves and Others - in English with German translation
- from the perspective of  A Course in Miracles    
A 3-part online workshop using Zoom

- You can enrol for all or some of the parts - 

By Michael Dawson 
www.acfip.org
mdawson@acfip.org

Zoom allows for questions, sharings, meeting in virtual rooms for pair exercises and sharings. 
The workshop will be limited to 23 participants so we can all see each other on a computer screen. 



Workshop description:

Zoom - Healing Ourselves and Others - in English with German translation
from the perspective of A Course in Miracles


Health Is Inner Peace....Health is the result of relinquishing all attempts to use the body lovelessly. A Course in Miracles 

The Holy Spirit is the only Therapist. He makes healing clear in any situation in which He is the Guide. You can only let Him fulfil His function. He needs no help for this. He will tell you exactly what to do to help anyone He sends to you for help, and will speak to him through you if you do not interfere. 
A Course in Miracles T-9.V.8:1-8

Using the spiritual path of A Course in Miracles and its supplement - Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice - we will explore what true healing is: the return to our awareness of our spiritual identity. 

The cause of illness lies in the mind and not the body. By returning our awareness to the mind and forgiving the thought forms of judgement, attack and condemnation of ourselves and others we can return to a state of inner peace. The body will then return to a state of health.

To heal others, whether as a friend or as a psychotherapist, we need to learn to step aside and be guided in what to say and do. We need to remember “The Holy Spirit is the only Therapist.”

Practical exercises will be used to help understand the ego and its mechanisms of denial and projection. We will practise forgiveness and healing and turning within for guidance.

Topics also included:

Healing ourselves
• Reasons for Sickness
• Special Hate and Love Relationships
• The Process of Illness
• How is Healing Accomplished
• Forgiveness
• Resistance to Healing

Healing others (teachings for everyone who desires to relieve suffering in others)
• The A Course in Miracles approach to healing others
• The differences between the healed and unhealed healer 
• Purpose of Psychotherapy
• The Process of Psychotherapy
• Role of the Psychotherapist

An overview of the Course's metaphysical, psychological and spiritual teachings especially in regard to healing of the mind, body and relationships will be covered. 
(No previous knowledge of the book A Course in Miracles is required.)

Part 1 - The cause of physical and psychological disease
Part 2 - Healing ourselves
Part 3 - Healing others


Dates*: 
Part 1-Sun  August 23,   Part 2-Sun 18 Oct and Part 3-Sun Jan 10, 2021, 

Times: 
Sun 9.00am to 1pm - German time


Cost: 
Euro 50 per part. 
If you enrol for all three parts the cost is reduced to Euro 130
(Some partial bursaries available. If you wish to apply for a bursary please write stating what you can afford.)
After I receive payment I will email to you the Zoom login details which will depend on which workshop (s) you have paid for. Just clicking the link I provide will bring you into the workshop. 

Payment method:
Please use my PayPal “Donate” button on my home page on http://www.acfip.org 
In the PayPal message section please be sure to enter your name and which part(s) and date(s) you are enrolling for.
(Note: My PayPal only accepts Australian dollars.)
To know the cost of the workshop in a different currency go here:
https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
Please convert the Euros to Australian dollars and type this into the PayPal box.
If you prefer you can do a bank transfer.
Once I receive payment you are registered on the workshop and I will send you the link (s) needed to join it. There is no password. 

Refunds:
For cancellations more than 7 days before the workshop commences there will be a cancellation charge of Euro 15 per part.
If you cancel 7 days or less before the workshop starts there will be no refund.

Zoom:
Important - Zoom have addressed the security issues on their app and from June 1st Zoom will only work in version 5.
If you try and join any Zoom meeting with an earlier version they will force upgrade you - a simple procedure. The easiest way to upgrade (or get the app for the first time) is to click on the meeting link and Zoom will guide you through the process.
It would be good to upgrade at least a day before the workshop and test it on the workshop link. You will be greeted with a message that the meeting has not started yet.

If you do not have Zoom installed please click the link I send you after payment at least a day before the workshop and the Zoom app will download automatically and install itself. You will be greeted with a message saying the host has not started the meeting yet. This tells you everything is working o.k. On the day of the meeting if you arrive early you will be placed into a waiting room where I can see you. I can then let you into the workshop. Please mute (switch off) your audio, select Gallery view and switch on your video.

Zoom - Computers, smart phones and tablets
Zoom is a free app for Macs and PCs and will also work on tablets and smart phones. Tablets (e.g. iPad) only allow you to see 9 participants at a time while smart phones limit it to 4 participants at a time.You will need to swipe the smart phone screen from right to left to see the next group of four participants.The best experience is obtained by using a computer where you will see all workshop participants on one screen.To only see my face double click on my picture.

Zoom - no smart phones
It also possible to phone in from a non-smart phone but the experience will be limited to audio only. You can still take part in the main meeting room and the virtual room exercises and sharings. Dial in numbers are provided by Zoom and can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbSEOainPd You can try the number before the meeting and it will guide you through the procedure. It’s a simple procedure.


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Zoom - Workshop - Sich selbst und andere heilen - auf Englisch mit deutscher Übersetzung
- aus der Perspektive von A Course in Miracles   
Ein 3-teiliger Online-Workshop mit Zoom

- Sie können sich für alle oder einige der Teile einschreiben -

Von Michael Dawson
www.acfip.org
mdawson@acfip.org

Der Zoom ermöglicht Fragen, Mitteilen, Treffen in virtuellen Räumen für Paarübungen und Mitteilen.
Der Workshop ist auf 23 Teilnehmer beschränkt, so dass wir uns alle auf einem Computerbildschirm sehen können.



Beschreibung des Workshops:

Sich selbst und andere heilen - auf Englisch mit deutscher Übersetzung
aus der Perspektive von A Course in Miracles


Gesundheit ist innerer Frieden....Gesundheit ist das Ergebnis des Verzichts auf alle Versuche, den Körper lieblos zu gebrauchen. Ein Kurs in Wundern

Der Heilige Geist ist der einzige Therapeut. Er macht Heilung in jeder Situation deutlich, in der er der Führer ist. Sie können Ihn nur Seine Funktion erfüllen lassen. Dazu braucht er keine Hilfe. Er wird Ihnen genau sagen, was Sie tun sollen, um jedem zu helfen, den er zu Ihnen schickt, um Hilfe zu erhalten, und er wird durch Sie zu ihm sprechen, wenn Sie sich nicht einmischen.
Ein Kurs in Wundern T-9.V.8:1-8

Nutzung des spirituellen Weges von A Course in Miracles und seiner Ergänzung - Psychotherapie: Zweck, Prozess und Praxis - werden wir erforschen, was wahre Heilung ist: die Rückkehr zu unserem Bewusstsein unserer spirituellen Identität.

Die Ursache von Krankheit liegt im Geist und nicht im Körper. Indem wir unser Bewusstsein in den Geist zurückbringen und den Gedankenformen des Urteils, des Angriffs und der Verurteilung von uns selbst und anderen verzeihen, können wir zu einem Zustand inneren Friedens zurückkehren. Der Körper wird dann in einen Zustand der Gesundheit zurückkehren.

Um andere zu heilen, sei es als Freund oder als Psychotherapeut, müssen wir lernen, zur Seite zu treten und uns darin leiten zu lassen, was wir sagen und tun sollen. Wir müssen uns daran erinnern, dass "der Heilige Geist der einzige Therapeut ist".

Praktische Übungen sollen helfen, das Ego und seine Mechanismen der Verleugnung und Projektion zu verstehen. Wir werden uns in Vergebung und Heilung üben und uns nach innen wenden, um uns leiten zu lassen.

Es werden auch Themen behandelt:

Sich selbst heilen
- Gründe für Krankheit
- Besondere Hass- und Liebesbeziehungen
- Der Prozess der Krankheit
- Wie wird die Heilung vollzogen?
- Vergebung
- Widerstand gegen Heilung

Andere heilen (Lehren für alle, die das Leiden anderer lindern wollen)
- Der Ansatz des A Course in Miracles zur Heilung anderer
- Die Unterschiede zwischen dem geheilten und dem nicht geheilten Heiler
- Zweck der Psychotherapie
- Der Prozess der Psychotherapie
- Die Rolle des Psychotherapeuten

Es wird ein Überblick über die metaphysischen, psychologischen und spirituellen Lehren des Kurses gegeben, insbesondere im Hinblick auf die Heilung von Geist, Körper und Beziehungen.
(Es sind keine Vorkenntnisse des Buches A Course in Miracles erforderlich).

Teil 1 - Die Ursache von physischen und psychischen Krankheiten
Teil 2 - Sich selbst heilen
Teil 3 - Andere heilen


Termine*:
Teil 1-Sonntag 23. August, Teil 2-Sonntag 18. Oktober und Teil 3-Sonntag 10. Januar 2021,

Zeiten:
Sonntag 9.00 bis 13.00 Uhr - deutsche Zeit


Kosten:
Euro 50 pro Teil.
Wenn Sie sich für alle drei Teile einschreiben, reduzieren sich die Kosten auf Euro 130
(Einige Teilstipendien sind verfügbar. Wenn Sie sich um ein Stipendium bewerben möchten, schreiben Sie bitte, was Sie sich leisten können).
Nachdem ich die Zahlung erhalten habe, werde ich Ihnen die Zoom-Login-Details per E-Mail zusenden, die davon abhängen, für welche(n) Workshop(s) Sie bezahlt haben. Wenn Sie auf den von mir angegebenen Link klicken, gelangen Sie zum Workshop.

Zahlungsweise:
Bitte benutzen Sie meinen PayPal-Button "Spenden" auf meiner Homepage unter http://www.acfip.org
Bitte geben Sie im Abschnitt "PayPal-Nachrichten" unbedingt Ihren Namen ein und geben Sie an, für welche(n) Teil(e) und Datum(e) Sie sich anmelden.
(Hinweis: Mein PayPal akzeptiert nur australische Dollar).
Um die Kosten für den Workshop in australischen Dollar zu erfahren, gehen Sie hier und rechnen Sie Ihre Währung in australische Dollar um und geben Sie dies in das PayPal-Feld ein:
https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
Wenn Sie es vorziehen, können Sie eine Banküberweisung vornehmen.
Sobald ich die Zahlung erhalten habe, sind Sie für den Workshop angemeldet und ich werde Ihnen den/die Link(s) zur Teilnahme zusenden. Es gibt kein Passwort.

Rückerstattungen:
Bei Stornierungen mehr als 7 Tage vor Beginn des Workshops wird eine Stornierungsgebühr von Euro 15 pro Teil erhoben.
Wenn Sie 7 Tage oder weniger vor Beginn des Workshops stornieren, gibt es keine Rückerstattung.

Vergrößern:
Wichtig - Zoom hat die Sicherheitsprobleme in seiner App behoben und ab dem 1. Juni wird Zoom nur noch in Version 5 funktionieren.
Wenn Sie versuchen, einer Zoom-Sitzung mit einer früheren Version beizutreten, wird ein Upgrade erzwungen - ein einfaches Verfahren. Der einfachste Weg, ein Upgrade durchzuführen (oder die Anwendung zum ersten Mal zu erhalten), ist, auf den Meeting-Link zu klicken und Zoom führt Sie durch den Prozess.
Es wäre gut, das Upgrade mindestens einen Tag vor dem Workshop durchzuführen und es über den Workshop-Link zu testen. Sie werden mit der Nachricht begrüßt, dass das Treffen noch nicht begonnen hat.

Wenn Sie Zoom noch nicht installiert haben, klicken Sie bitte auf den Link, den ich Ihnen nach der Bezahlung mindestens einen Tag vor dem Workshop sende, und die Zoom-Anwendung wird automatisch heruntergeladen und installiert. Sie werden mit der Nachricht begrüßt, dass der Gastgeber das Treffen noch nicht begonnen hat. Dies teilt Ihnen mit, dass am Tag des Treffens alles o.k. funktioniert, wenn 

Übersetzt mit www.DeepL.com/Translator (kostenlose Version)


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2. Workshops held in Bonn and Freiburg - 2021


Bonn - Sat 12 and Sun 13 June - 2021
10am to 6pm

Bonn - Mind training to gain peace and happiness - the conditions for salvation
from the perspective of A Course in Miracles 

This is a course in mind training.
A Course in Miracles T-1.VII.4.

Using the lessons of A Course in Miracles and the Course’s teaching on manifestation, time and creating your own reality we will explore how by changing the way we think and perceive we will automatically draw to ourselves peace and happiness.

(To reach that light) is a particularly difficult form for the undisciplined mind, and represents a major goal of mind training. It requires precisely what the untrained mind lacks. Yet this training must be accomplished if you are to see. 
A Course in Miracles - Lesson 44

Workshop Topics will include:
•Mind retraining
•Some lessons from the workbook
•Changing perception
•Creating your reality 
•The illusion of time
•Salvation

No knowledge of A Course in Miracles is required.

Bonn Contact:
Albert-Schweitzer-Haus
Beethovenallee 16
Bonn 53173
tel: 0228 - 36 47 37
http://www.albert-schweitzer-haus-bonn.de


Bonn - An Evening Introductory Talk - Fri 11 June 7.30pm to 9.30pm


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Freiburg 18-20 June 2021 
Fri 18,[6pm tp 9pm] Sat 19 [10am to 6pm] and Sun 20 [10am to 5pm]

Freiburg - Mind training to gain peace and happiness - the conditions for salvation
from the perspective of A Course in Miracles 

This is a course in mind training.
A Course in Miracles T-1.VII.4.

Using the lessons of A Course in Miracles and the Course’s teaching on manifestation, time and creating your own reality we will explore how by changing the way we think and perceive we will automatically draw to ourselves peace and happiness.

(To reach that light) is a particularly difficult form for the undisciplined mind, and represents a major goal of mind training. It requires precisely what the untrained mind lacks. Yet this training must be accomplished if you are to see. 
A Course in Miracles - Lesson 44

Workshop Topics will include:
•Mind retraining
•Some lessons from the workbook
•Changing perception
•Creating your reality 
•The illusion of time
•Salvation

No knowledge of A Course in Miracles is required.


Freiberg Contact:
Margarete Sennekamp
Winterhaldenweg 4,
79856 Hinterzarten,
Tel./Fax: 07652-917530
email: M.Sennekamp@t-online.de
www.Sophia-Institut.de
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CONTACTS and COURSE INFORMATION 


Complete audio version of A Course in Miracles and Supplements available free of charge on YouTube.
These audios are suppled by the publisher of A Course in Miracles, the Foundation for Inner Peace.



A Web search engine dedicated to finding discussion and definitions of terms and concepts found in 
A Course in Miracles as well as Web sites, articles and other writings related to the Course.

Question and Answer Service from the Foundation for A Course in Miracles. 
Their electronic outreach section has a question and answer service on the theory and practice of the Course. Their database of 1,400 questions and answers is searchable. They no longer take new questions as they feel all possible questions have now been put.

Foundation for Inner Peace..........................Publishers of A Course in Miracles and responsible for the translation programme. On-line mail order.

Foundation For A Course In Miracles................FACIM is the official teaching organisation of the Foundation for Inner Peace and the copyright-holder of_A Course in Miracles and all related materials. Publishes the quarterly Lighthouse newsletter. They have extensive on-line mail order for their books, CDs and DVDs.
The Foundation was started by Kenneth and Gloria Wapnick and has moved to Temecula in California. Kenneth is my teacher of A Course in Miracles. His body died in December 2013.
Their publications can also be ordered in Australia at:
Adyar Bookshop
230 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Kenneth Wapnick ......……… Biographical information and excerpts from his writings
by Kenneth and Gloria Wapnick
Index of Links to Miracle Studies Resources ...……....... A rich resource of materials on A Course in Miracles by an ex-staff member of the Foundation For A Course In Miracle. Joe also has a blog and has recently published  A Primer of Psychology According to A Course in Miracles.
miraclestudies.net  ………… A Course in Miracles Resource Web Site for ACIM Students
A Course in Miracles Study groups
Search for A Course in Miracles Study Groups Around the World. 
The Foundation for Inner peace also has a study group search engine.
Miracles Studies Australia  http://www.miracle-studies.net.au  lists study groups for Australia and new Zealand


A Course In Miracles Pen Pals:
The Miracle Network http://www.miracles.org.uk hosts a A Course in Miracles pen pals group:
To  join this e-mail discussion group,  send your e-mail address to e.pals@miracles.org.uk.  
They will send you  updated lists of other e.pals and  inform them of your e-mail address.

Belief.net ACIM discussion:
This Belief.net web-based discussion is hosted by Joe Jesseph.

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTATIONS

About three times a week I send a short quotation from some spiritual teacher or poet to people who have requested some uplifting thoughts. I have included some below. If you wish I can add your name to the email list.


How long, O Son of God, will you maintain the game of sin? Shall we not put away these sharp-edged children's toys? How soon will you be ready to come home? Perhaps today? There is no sin. Creation is unchanged. Would you still hold return to Heaven back? How long, O holy Son of God, how long?

A Course in Miracles  Lesson 250


The true act of forgiveness requires you to see your own judgments as the crime, the one thing that keeps you from connecting with Source.

Making Love to God: The Path to Divine Sex
Tina Louise Spalding

Do understand that you are destined for enlightenment.
Co-operate with your destiny, don't go against it, don't thwart it.
Allow it to fulfil itself.
All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind.

Nisargadatta Maharaj
I Am That

If you hate something and you focus all your energy on it, you will get more of it! 
So watch who you hate, how you hate, and when you hate, and make a different choice.
If you invest energetically in something, then you will get more of it. Have no doubt about it.
So know that the ripples of hatred and judgment that you send out will come back to you in the form of a magnified energy of that very same frequency, and that is something to contemplate, is it not?

You Can Free Yourself from the Karma of Chaos 
Channelled bTina Spalding

One is more likely to awaken through surrender than through seeking to waken. The effort to awaken is the effort of ego, whereas to surrender is to give up all efforts and to place oneself in the hands of a vast force that is more powerful than any realization of non duality.
When one finally gives up one's futile attempts to make reality conform to one's own wishes, and allows it to unfold on its own terms, all the energy that was tied up in foolish attempts to manipulate the universe is freed up.

Mariana Caplan
Halfway Up the Mountain - The Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment



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Michael Dawson
PO Box 125
Point Lookout
Queensland 4183
Australia

EMAIL:       mdawson@acfip.org
WEBSITES:   http://www.acfip.org
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My YouTube ACIM Healing Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mdawson12345
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