ACFIP Newsletter 
Issue 68 - March  2021

Quarterly Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Inner Peace

Announcements

I have recently launched an online A Course in Miracles community  
to enable people to come together and share their journey and take part in my 
monthly group healing session and 90 min workshops.

Here is a video introduction to the community:
https://youtu.be/oMeE6X2qQLc

For more information and free trial please click here

Online Zoom workshop:
Awakening to Our Spiritual Reality - in English with German translation
- from the perspective of  A Course in Miracles    
A 3-part online workshop using Zoom - Part Sunday 28 March 2021

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

•Dražen who has translated “Jesus: My Autobiography” channelled by Tina Spalding
has discovered an excellent translation website. You may want to copy and paste this newsletter into it.
Go to:  https://www.deepl.com/translator


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. This has been endorsed by Foundation for Inner Peace (ACIM publisher). They can be seen on her YouTube channel "Channeling Jesus & Ananda"

I have also collected the audio only versions which are available in my DropBox:
A Course in Miracles Workbook Lessons and Commentaries


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.

Text up to chapter 8
Text chapters 9 to 15
Text chapters 16 to 24
Text chapters 25 to 31
Workbook up to lesson 150
Workbook lessons 151 to Epilogue
Manual for Teachers
Supplements

CONTENTS:

A Course in Miracles Material
*  When working on yourself no longer works - Michael Dawson 
*  Forgiveness, I need do nothing and the witness (I Am) - Michael Dawson 

Non Dual and Other Teachings
*  Relationships and Sex - an Arcturian perspective.

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When working on yourself no longer works - Michael Dawson  

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15 years ago I asked my first question of many to a wise spirit guide I call the MG.
My question: What are the blocks I need to become aware of? What traps have I got myself into of which I am unaware.
Answer (part): You do not see, that for you, the whole process of attempting to eradicate blocks has become a large distraction from the truth.

Hmmmmmmm………

Later I was told:
Surrender, not further purification of my light will get me through the door. 
Give up your path, throw your arms in the air and surrender. There is nothing to win and everything to gain.  Nothing to fight for, compete for, battle for, and everything to gain, through this giving up. No direction now. MG.

This was reinforced strongly when I read:
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 nonduality.
Halfway up the Mountain - the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenmentby Mariana Caplan. Hohm Press 1999.

Today I read this from the Arcturian group (12/20/20) which puts it very well:

Know that as you evolve more deeply into the realization of your true self as Devine Consciousness, the high resonating energy of your consciousness expands further into your energy field where it then automatically dissipates many areas of shadow (pockets of old denser energy). This is why it is so important at this time to align with your true identity as a God being rather than continuing to put effort into fixing, clearing, and removing three dimensional appearances. Not everyone is spiritual ready for this step, but you reading these messages are or they would make no sense to you.

As you grow into ever deepening awareness, the Light of your own consciousness begins to automatically dissolve many of the issues still troubling you because the higher frequencies always dissolve those of a lower resonance. The clearing of old energy is usually a process that begins with the awareness that three dimensional issues reflect and are formed of three dimensional beliefs in them. This is followed by a willingness to surrender these beliefs and replace them with truth which then unlocks the door to new and higher solutions and resolutions.

Some things need to be addressed on a conscious level but many do not, often simply dropping away without you even noticing until at some later point you realize that they are no longer and issue. Life becomes much easier when the struggle to fix, heal, correct, or change the things you don't like about yourself ceases. Allow the Light of your divinity to shine into every aspect of your life.
Arcturian Group Dec 20, 2020

The key line for me from the Arcturians is:
“Not everyone is spiritual ready for this step, but you reading these messages are or they would make no sense to you.”

Is it time to stop working on ourselves and let go and let God? To claim our Christhood and let that dissolve the blocks and pains? While aware of 3D issues that can affect us (vaccines, poor diet, to much wifi) we keep our main focus on raising our frequency - by extending kindness, forgiveness, gentleness, gratitude, appreciation, being creative, eating a good diet, being in nature etc.

I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. 
A Course in Miracles  - Lesson 201 

Jesus asks us in 22 places to say this. It’s an example of using the laws of manifestation. If you say and mean “I am free” now you draw the state to you as the universe is reflective. What you focus on increases. (See L241 in “A Year of forgiveness” channeled by Tina Spalding.)

Other similar lines in ACIM Workbook are:


In order to live from a level of spiritual trust, a person must first fully embrace and accept that Divine Consciousness is the reality of their being. In spite of what you have been taught, the reality is that you are not and never have been a fragile human being in need of constant protection from every good and bad belief floating around in three dimensional collective consciousness. It is time to actually and without conditions, excuses, doubts, fears, false humility, or appearances, accept your Christhood.
In order to do this you must be willing to let go of the beliefs and practices that helped you at an earlier time but which you have since outgrown. NOTHING CAN MAKE YOU MORE SPIRITUAL THAN YOU ALREADY ARE AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN. Can you accept this and trust that your Divine SELF knows how to live ITself as you without your help or is the prospect of moving on without familiar metaphysical and religious tools and practices just too scary?
Arcturian Group Dec 6, 2020
You can sign up for the free fortnightly channellings from the Arcturian Group through Marilyn Raffaele here: https://www.onenessofall.com/newest.html

Is it time to stop working on ourselves, claim our Christhood and let that power dissolve the unforgiveness in us?

The light has come. I have forgiven the world. L75

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Forgiveness, I need do nothing and the witness (I Am)

Recently it struck me how similar are different spiritual paths that I am drawn to, and I felt like sharing that with you all. 

I find myself drawn to the simplicity of the witness or “I Am” path in my daily life. This path does not involve process but the simplicity of being the witness to the happenings in life and in my mind. The aim is to move more and more into a state of “I Am” as opposed to “I am this” or “I am that”. As one is pulled into thoughts or identifying with something (“I am a teacher”, “I am a father”) one remembers to pull back into the witness state.

The idea - “I Am the witness only” will purify the body and the mind and open the eye of wisdom. Be aware of that state which is only, simply being, without being this or that or the other.

Refuse all thoughts except one: the thought “I Am”. The mind will rebel in the beginning but with patience and perseverance it will yield and keep quiet. Once you are quiet, things will begin to happen spontaneously and quite naturally, without any interference on your part.

When I say: 'remember "I am" all the time', I mean: 'come back to it repeatedly'. 
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from “I Am That” by Nisargadatta Maharaj) 

I am not saying this is easy - we all know how seductive ego thinking is. But it does get easier with time. 

What I am describing is also contained in one of the descriptions of forgiveness in the ACIM Workbook:

Forgiveness  ... is still, and quietly does nothing. .... It merely looks, and waits, and judges not. 
(W-pII.1.4:1,3) 

I made a diagram for my second book The Findhorn Book of Forgiveness to illustrate this  witness attitude:


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A major ACIM teaching is “I need do nothing”. 

T-18.VII.7.   ........  To do nothing is to rest, and make a place within you where the activity of the body ceases to demand attention. 8 Into this place the Holy Spirit comes, and there abides. 9 He will remain when you forget, and the body's activities return to occupy your conscious mind.
T-18.VII.5.  ........  7 When peace comes at last to those who wrestle with temptation and fight against the giving in to sin; when the light comes at last into the mind given to contemplation; or when the goal is finally achieved by anyone, it always comes with just one happy realization; " I need do nothing."

Of course, remembering to bring one’s attention back to the witness does require doing something. But after that there is nothing else to do.

Hold onto the sense of 'I am' to the exclusion of everything else. When thus the mind becomes completely silent, it shines with a new light and vibrates with new knowledge. It all comes spontaneously, you need only hold on to the 'I am’.
Nisargadatta Maharaj 

Learning to remain as the non-judgemental witness lets the mind become quiet which is the essential condition for the Holy Spirit to enter our mind and guide it.

When the witness is seduced from its “I am” space and identifies with something “I am that thought/concept/function etc” it can help when you become aware of what’s happened to come back and breathe in and say “I” and breathe out and say “Am”. I find it uplifting to add an affirmation from ACIM such as:


Another aid I use when I have found I have been lost in thought is to say “these thoughts are meaningless as they are not God’s thoughts” - more on this in the early ACIM Workbook lessons.

I hope this is of help to some of you.
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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 related to the Course. Please see the Contacts section at the end of this newsletter.

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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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Relationships and Sex - an Arcturian perspective.

Dear readers, welcome to our message that is intended to bring hope and encouragement as well as information into everyone's increasingly deepening soul journey. 

All is proceeding according to plan. Never fear that the Divine plan can be manipulated or stopped by those who wish to do so for there is only One Power and that power is not effected by three dimensional conditioned activities. 

These are times of tremendous change in which much that the world is accustomed to will not return in its previous form. Those waiting for everything to once again be exactly as it was will be disappointed. As the collective spiritually evolves through the presence of increasingly more high frequency Light on earth, material expressions in all facets of life will begin to reflect this.  

The true essence of everything you see as material is in fact spiritual, but the spiritual reality is seen in the dense energy of the third dimension as material. How it is interpreted depends upon the personal and collective consciousness doing the interpreting which at this time is quickly changing. 

Ideas, inventions, and practices in law, medicine, and religion etc. as you have come to know them are based in beliefs of duality and separation. The foundation of many of these things will begin to crumble as people see them from new and higher levels. However, since the underlying idea of them is spiritual, their true essence remains intact, only their old form changes. New and higher forms that reflect earth's evolving spiritual awareness will soon begin to manifest. 

Higher forms of many ideas were given to earth long ago, but have been held back and kept secret from the majority by those who would keep mankind in bondage to control. As ideas like free energy become universally known, life for all will be easier. 

We wish to once again speak about love for even though we have often spoken about the absolute truth of love being the interconnecting energy between individuals within the ONE, we have not spoken of love as it is most commonly interpreted in the third dimension. Many struggle with how to translate the reality of love into daily life especially with regard to relationships.  

There are three hurtles that all meet on their journey out of three dimensional state of consciousness. They are; 1. Relationships, 2. Money, 3. Power
These three facets of life on earth are solidly ingrained in the consciousness of the majority through having lived many lifetimes in which they represented the power that ruled over everyone's life and their ability to make personal choices.  

Romantic love is an area that continues to confuse many. Sexual attraction to a stranger or to someone who rejects you, the inability to let go of old relationships, and the need to continually seek for a partner all serve to create confusion and psychological pain. The bottom line of which is the belief that one cannot be happy without a partner.  

Romance in its three dimensional sense is an concept that arose out of the belief in separation. It has been colored and promoted by society as being a goal necessary for happiness. You have been taught that you are half of a couple and that until you find your other half, your soul mate, the perfect partner, you will be unhappy and incomplete.

Books, film, TV shows, retail, and media in general continue to promote the idea that once a person finds "Mr or Mrs. Right" they will finally feel whole and complete. The world in general continues to buy into these concepts, spending a great deal of time searching, seeking, and game playing unaware that what they seek is already present within them 

Needing to find one's "other half" in reality is a spiritual truth but not in the three dimensional sense. Everyone has a perfect "other half" but it lies within. Women already possess the masculine they seek just as men already possess the feminine that they seek but both seek it outside of themselves. 

Everyone is already whole and compete by virtue of their oneness with Source. If a person chooses to share their wholeness with another that is their free will choice, but it is never a need. 

Believing that one is half of a couple creates a sense of loneliness that prompts many to spend time and effort searching on the computer or phone, frequenting social places, joining groups, and doing activities in the hope of finding the one special person who will make them feel whole and complete according to their personal concepts of happiness.

Even when Mr. or Mrs. Right is found, there remains that sense of loneliness because the empty spot within is the Soul's yearning to be recognized and integrated into a state of consciousness that knows it is Source.

Many of you have already released these old concepts and have come into your personal power. Those who have not must release false ideas about relationship if they are to evolve into a consciousness of spiritual wholeness and completeness that will then manifest outwardly as that which represents wholeness and completeness to them. 

Completeness and wholeness for one may mean remaining single but for another wholeness and completeness may mean partnership. If so their consciousness will draw to them (alignment) the right partner without a lot of manipulation, thought, and concern. Consciousness is always expressing itself. What do I hold in my consciousness?

Those unaware of who and what they really are will continue seeking completeness from outside of themselves through three dimensional tools but will never find it even when their goals are attained because three dimensional concepts are temporary having nothing but belief to support them. Divine wholeness and completeness is infinite, forever, and never changes or ceases.

The belief and promotion of sexual attraction as being love has created more heartbreak among the majority than can be counted. It also sells tickets, promotes films, and keeps a lot of businesses going but the world is ready to move beyond these narrow concepts. 

When sex becomes simply a route for self pleasure without regard for the other person it becomes a three dimensional activity devoid of love and can cause a person to become stuck and addicted to old energy patterns. It also results in energetic cords being created between those involved.  

Sex, attraction, and the desire to be with another are facets of love but can simply be energetic alignment. There could be a past life connection, or perhaps one person aligns with another's concept of the perfect partner. Perhaps the other (stranger or friend) holds similar beliefs (alignment) as you. Energetic alignment is not love although it can lead to love and is necessary for a solid partnership.  

Sexual encounters are often considered to be simply a pleasant release for those involved. However as with all things, it has a deeper reality. Its true spiritual essence is the joining of the masculine and feminine energies into a powerful ONEness from which a new and evolved consciousness is born. 

Those who know the spiritual truth about themselves and their partner bring love and respect to their sexual relationship allowing it to become a spiritual experience rather than just a physical release. Relationships both homosexual and heterosexual entered into at this level of awareness have the potential to lift both into higher awareness. This truth was studied and taught in many of the ancient sacred schools of learning.  

Religions have taught that sex is bad and should avoided under pain of sin and damnation until a commitment is made and then it is only for the purpose of creating children. These false and limiting concepts have permeated collective thinking and made natural, healthy, and pleasurable human sexuality into a source of shame, guilt, and fear.  

As individuals spiritually evolve, their concepts of romance also evolve. Many relationships that came about through three dimensional concepts of romance and love are either beginning to dissolve or are having problems, leaving both partners wondering what happened to a once happy relationship.  

The choice to stay or leave a relationship must be a personal choice, one made from a level of love that and considers the good of all involved. However this never means sacrificing individuality or surrendering personal power to another simply to maintain something that no longer exists or to satisfy the desires and wants of some other person, group, family, or friend. Always trust your intuition in these matters. 

Relationships of all kinds are and will continue to change because the collective consciousness is shifting into new and higher levels. The inner is always reflected in the outer which means that when one partner spiritually shifts to a new level and the other does not, the energetic alignment they started with no longer exists in its previous form. 

This does not always mean that a relationship must end. If harmony and love are present even when beliefs differ it often means that the alignment has remained intact. Often one of the partners has done the work in a previous lifetime and there is no need to be actively engaged in it now. 

True relationships are two individuals both aware of their innate completeness, standing together by choice not need, looking in the same direction.  

Partnership with a certain person is often part of a person's pre-birth plan as being necessary for the completion of some unfinished business from another lifetime. This is why it frequently happens that one or both partners question why they came together in the first place. 

Once a person attains a consciousness of their Divine Completeness, partnerships become less desirable and sought after because the person no longer feels the intense desire or need for partnership. They feel complete.

Send light to the world, to those suffering, and to all so called "enemies". Visualize light within everyone you see or think about. For some you may see just a pin point of light and for others a large brightness but always remember that all hold Divine Light even if it is hidden behind shadows of false concepts and beliefs. This is why you came to earth at this time

Light always extinguishes shadows because shadows have no substance. Shadows are simply the absence of light, appearances formed of duality and separation having no Divine energy of their own to sustain and maintain them.  

The secret of personal and global ascension is to stop feeding illusions and allow Reality manifest.


We are the Arcturian Group 2/28/21
https://www.onenessofall.com/newest.html

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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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Online Zoom workshops

Awakening to Our Spiritual Reality - 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:
Forget not once this journey is begun the end is certain. Doubt along the way will come and go and go to come again. Yet is the ending sure. No one can fail to do what God appointed him to do. When you forget, remember that you walk with Him and with His Word upon your heart. Who could despair when hope like this is his?
A Course in Miracles-Clarification of Terms-Epilogue

The deepest but forgotten truth about ourselves is that we are one with the love and mind of God. Identification with our bodies and personalities blinds us to our spiritual reality. The Course teaches us how to awaken from this dream of separation from God and to experience joy and peace. If our intention to awake is sincere and we have the humility to realise we know nothing and are willing to be taught by spirit we will meet the conditions of awakening.

Everyone's path is unique. Some take the steps in different order and sometimes simultaneously, and some appear to miss out some steps all together. Some experience visions, ecstasy, physical phenomena, and other mystical and psychic experiences, whilst others travel a less dramatic path but still reach the same destination - an inner peace, quiet joy and a oneness with all things, and even beyond that oneness.
 
Many of the challenges on the path return again and again in cyclic fashion until the journey is completed. What is required of us is to start out on an unknown journey with a faith that increases with experience, moving from an initial awakening to a full embodiment in daily life.This workshop will include the following topics
  • Motivation for starting the spiritual path
  • What is and what is not awakening?
  • Stages/Spectrum of awakening
  • Sudden, gradual and uninvited awakening
  • Awakening to liberation
  • Three top requirements for awakening  
  • Dark night and limbo land 
  • Effort or grace?
  • Blocks to awakening
  • Kundalini
(No previous knowledge of the book A Course in Miracles is required.)

Dates*: 
Part 1-Sun  March 28,   Part 2-Sun 13 June and Part 3-Sun - date to be announced

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:
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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  Das Erwachen zu unserer spirituellen Realität - in Englisch mit deutscher Übersetzung
- aus der Perspektive von Ein Kurs in Wundern   
Ein 3-teiliger Online-Workshop mit Zoom

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

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

Zoom ermöglicht es, Fragen zu stellen, sich auszutauschen und sich in virtuellen Räumen für Paarübungen und Austausch zu treffen.
Der Workshop ist auf 23 Teilnehmer begrenzt, so dass wir uns alle gegenseitig auf einem Computerbildschirm sehen können.


Workshop-Beschreibung:
Vergessen Sie nicht, wenn diese Reise einmal begonnen hat, ist das Ende sicher. Zweifel auf dem Weg werden kommen und gehen und wieder kommen. Doch das Ende ist sicher. Niemand kann versagen, wenn er das tut, wozu Gott ihn bestimmt hat. Wenn Sie es vergessen, denken Sie daran, dass Sie mit Ihm und mit Seinem Wort auf dem Herzen gehen. Wer könnte verzweifeln, wenn er eine solche Hoffnung hat?
Ein Kurs in Wundern - Klärung von Begriffen - Epilog

Die tiefste, aber vergessene Wahrheit über uns selbst ist, dass wir eins sind mit der Liebe und dem Geist Gottes. Die Identifikation mit unseren Körpern und Persönlichkeiten macht uns blind für unsere spirituelle Realität. Der Kurs lehrt uns, wie wir aus diesem Traum der Trennung von Gott erwachen und Freude und Frieden erfahren können. Wenn unsere Absicht zu erwachen aufrichtig ist und wir die Demut haben zu erkennen, dass wir nichts wissen und bereit sind, uns vom Geist lehren zu lassen, werden wir die Bedingungen des Erwachens erfüllen.

Der Weg eines jeden ist einzigartig. Manche gehen die Schritte in unterschiedlicher Reihenfolge und manchmal gleichzeitig, und manche scheinen einige Schritte ganz auszulassen. Einige erleben Visionen, Ekstase, physische Phänomene und andere mystische und übersinnliche Erfahrungen, während andere einen weniger dramatischen Weg gehen, aber dennoch das gleiche Ziel erreichen - einen inneren Frieden, stille Freude und ein Einssein mit allen Dingen und sogar darüber hinaus.
 
Viele der Herausforderungen auf dem Weg kehren in zyklischer Weise immer wieder zurück, bis die Reise abgeschlossen ist. Was von uns verlangt wird, ist, eine unbekannte Reise mit einem Glauben zu beginnen, der mit der Erfahrung zunimmt und sich von einem anfänglichen Erwachen bis zu einer vollständigen Verkörperung im täglichen Leben bewegt.Dieser Workshop wird folgende Themen beinhalten

  •     Motivation, den spirituellen Weg zu beginnen
  •     Was ist und was ist nicht Erwachen?
  •     Stadien/Spektrum des Erwachens
  •     Plötzliches, allmähliches und uneingeladenes Erwachen
  •     Erwachen zur Befreiung
  •     Die drei wichtigsten Voraussetzungen für Erwachen 
  •     Dunkle Nacht und Limbusland
  •     Anstrengung oder Gnade?
  •     Blockaden des Erwachens
  •     Kundalini

(Es sind keine Vorkenntnisse des Buches Ein Kurs in Wundern erforderlich.)

Termine*:
Teil 1-Sonntag 28. März, Teil 2-Sonntag 13. Juni und Teil 3-Sonntag - Datum wird noch bekannt gegeben

Zeiten:
So 9.00 Uhr bis 13.00 Uhr - deutsche Zeit

Kosten:
Euro 50 pro Teil.
Wenn Sie sich für alle drei Teile anmelden, reduzieren sich die Kosten auf Euro 130
(Einige Teilstipendien sind verfügbar. Wenn Sie ein Stipendium beantragen möchten, geben Sie bitte an, was Sie sich leisten können).
Nachdem ich die Zahlung erhalten habe, werde ich Ihnen die Zoom-Zugangsdaten per E-Mail zusenden, die davon abhängen, für welche(n) Workshop(s) Sie bezahlt haben. Ein Klick auf den Link, den ich Ihnen zur Verfügung stelle, bringt Sie zum Workshop.

Zahlungsmethode:
Bitte benutzen Sie meinen PayPal "Donate" Button auf meiner Homepage http://www.acfip.org.
Bitte geben Sie im PayPal-Nachrichtenfeld unbedingt Ihren Namen und den/die Teil(e) und das/die Datum(e) an, für die Sie sich anmelden.
(Hinweis: Mein PayPal akzeptiert nur australische Dollar).
Um die Kosten für den Workshop in einer anderen Währung zu erfahren, gehen Sie hier:
https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
Bitte rechnen Sie die Euros in australische Dollar um und geben Sie dies in das PayPal-Feld ein.
Wenn Sie es vorziehen, können Sie auch eine Banküberweisung tätigen.
Sobald ich die Zahlung erhalten habe, sind Sie für den Workshop registriert und ich sende Ihnen den/die Link(s), die Sie für die Teilnahme benötigen. Es gibt kein Passwort.

Rückerstattung:
Bei Stornierungen mehr als 7 Tage vor Beginn des Workshops wird eine Stornogebühr von 15 Euro pro Teil erhoben.
Bei einer Stornierung 7 Tage oder weniger vor Beginn des Workshops gibt es keine Rückerstattung.

Zoom:

Wenn Sie Zoom nicht installiert haben, klicken Sie bitte auf den Link, den ich Ihnen nach der Zahlung mindestens einen Tag vor dem Workshop schicke und die Zoom-App wird automatisch heruntergeladen und installiert. Sie werden mit einer Meldung begrüßt, die besagt, dass der Gastgeber das Meeting noch nicht gestartet hat. Dies zeigt Ihnen, dass alles in Ordnung ist. Am Tag des Meetings, wenn Sie früh ankommen, werden Sie in einen Warteraum gesetzt, wo ich Sie sehen kann. Ich kann Sie dann in den Workshop lassen. Bitte schalten Sie Ihren Ton stumm (aus), wählen Sie die Galerieansicht und schalten Sie Ihr Video ein.

Zoom - Computer, Smartphones und Tablets
Zoom ist eine kostenlose App für Macs und PCs und funktioniert auch auf Tablets und Smartphones. Bei Tablets (z.B. iPad) können Sie nur 9 Teilnehmer gleichzeitig sehen, bei Smartphones sind es nur 4. Sie müssen auf dem Smartphone-Bildschirm von rechts nach links wischen, um die nächste Gruppe von vier Teilnehmern zu sehen.Das beste Erlebnis erhalten Sie, wenn Sie einen Computer verwenden, wo Sie alle Workshop-Teilnehmer auf einem Bildschirm sehen.Um nur mein Gesicht zu sehen, doppelklicken Sie auf mein Bild.




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
Note: I will not know until nearer the date whether I can fly due to COVID restrictions. 
It seems very unlikely as at present I cannot leave the country and on return places at quarantine hotels are in short supply and will cost me AU$3000.


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]

Note: I will not know until nearer the date whether I can fly due to COVID restrictions. 
It seems very unlikely as at present I cannot leave the country and on return places at quarantine hotels are in short supply and will cost me AU$3000.


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
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Many guided healing exercises, workshops and explanations of ACIM principles.

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1hour group healing session and one 90 min ACIM workshop a month included.