ACFIP Newsletter 
Issue 70 - September  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:



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 multi-part online workshop using Zoom

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

•Dražen who has translated and published “Jesus: My Autobiography” ("Jesus - Meine Autobiografie”) 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 Zoom/Skype/Facetime

I have been giving healing sessions for over 30 years, and have now decided to offer healing sessions. 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.


3. ACIM Workbook lessons and commentaries.

Tina Spalding, a trance channel, has read 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:


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.


CONTENTS:

A Course in Miracles Material
*Who Am I? - Michael Dawson
*What is Our Task? - Michael Dawson


Non Dual and Other Teachings
Story: The Rabbi's Gift M. Scott Peck
Extract from: The Way of the Heart - Jesus through through Jayem.
Energy changes - channeled through Iris
Advice for our times - channeled through Laurent Philippe


WHO AM I? - Michael Dawson

I do not know the thing I am, and therefore do not know what I am doing, where I am, or how to look upon the world or on myself.
Yet in this learning is salvation born. And What you are will tell you of Itself.

A Course in Miracles T-31.V.17.

When we close our eyes and meditate we are immediately confronted with the thoughts of our ego mind. They declare themselves important and ask for our attention. A procession of desires and fears appear before our awareness and there is a strong attraction to identify with them. It's easy to become the desires and fears and get lost in them. These thoughts seem important, the contents of our consciousness - the very fabric of our life. What does the Course say of these thoughts we seem to cherish so much?

These thoughts do not mean anything...None of them ("good" and "bad" thoughts) represents your real thoughts, which are covered up by them. The "good" ones are but shadows of what lies beyond, and shadows make sight difficult. The "bad" ones are blocks to sight, and make seeing impossible. You do not want either. Lesson 4

It's easy to forget the ego mind is just another sense organ having thoughts as its object and identify with its contents. When we smell a rose we don't say we are that smell. The sound of a bird does not make us believe we are one. But the thoughts about ourselves we do believe. We say "I am a body", "I am old", "I am alive", "I am a parent" and hardly stop to question these "I am" thoughts. The Course reminds us that the thoughts we think we think are not real and obscure the real thoughts we think with God. Our real thoughts are located in our right mind, the mind of the Holy Spirit. These are the thoughts of love, peace, joy etc. Ego thoughts are based around the concept of a separate "I" which thinks good and bad thoughts. However, the Course informs us that both good and bad thoughts obscure spiritual vision. These incessant thoughts of our ego mind are a very effective block to the awareness of the Holy Spirit in our right mind, which requires us to be quiet to hear Him.

The Holy Spirit will, of Himself, fill every mind that so makes room for him.
A Course in Miracles T-14.XI.13:6

We are not who we think we are. Our constant belief in a separate "I" with all its special attributes is the source of all our pain. To escape this pain we pursue pleasure which only leads to further pain. Until we start to question and investigate who we really are we are trapped in the vicious circle of avoiding pain and pursuing pleasure. The ego thoughts of "I am this or that" keep us routed in our false sense of individuality. All our thinking is based on the past (see lesson 7 in the Workbook) and our sense of self depends on nothing else. We are literally a collection of memories, habits, patterns and conditionings. Without the illusion of time our personalities would dissolve. Memory keeps the illusion of personal identity alive. Whilst our mind is preoccupied with the past, or its projection into the future the Course tells us that our mind is actually blank!

My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts....The one wholly true thought one can hold about the past is that it is not here. To think about it at all is therefore to think about illusions. Very few have realised what is actually entailed in picturing the past or in anticipating the future. The mind is actually blank when it does this, because it is not really thinking about anything. Lesson 8

Nothing is actually happening although it does not seem that way to us. The ego mind has made up the thought of "I" but it is just another thought amongst its collection of mind objects. In Heaven there are no "Is". Our self concepts cannot exist "there" and this is what frightens us. The ultimate goal of the Course is to show us we are not bodies, parents, children, teachers, students etc. but the formless, limitless, eternal, perfect thought of God. Preferring to be "right than happy" we cling to the concept of a separate self, or "I", which identifies with the body as its home. In the Workbook we are encouraged in many places to try and go beyond, or beneath, these obscuring ego thoughts of "I am this or that" to the thoughts we think with God. To touch these thoughts is to open up to a new world utterly unlike the one we are familiar with. We will discover there a love and wisdom that will guide us on our journey to the real world. When this is reached our only identification will be "I am the Holy Son of God Himself" (Lesson 191) for every other identification will now be meaningless.

I am not a body. I am free.

For I am still as God created me.
A Course in Miracles Lesson 191

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WHAT IS OUR TASK? - Michael Dawson
To give love or remove the blocks to its presence?

It is an easy and popular thing to say we must love those around us. That the solution to the problems of the world is to love more and therefore we should make more effort to love. Can we make an effort to love? Is love to be forced out or does it simply shine on its own with no effort? If we were created in the image of God, who is all love, why are we not radiating it all the time? We must have a good reason not to. A Course In Miracles states that the presence of love in our mind will shine away our ego, our sense of separation, which we dearly love to maintain. Love is deadly to our egos and must be guarded against at all costs.

We can pretend to love but this will always be dualistic. We will choose a particular object or person to "love" and exclude all others. A Course In Miracles refers to this as special love and this is simply a mask for special hate for we must always hate what we depend on. Our ego teaches us to use others as substitutes for our true relationship with God. If love is exclusive it is not love and as the Course teaches, what is not love is hate. This does not mean we abandon relationships for they can be made to serve the important function of mirrors to our denied ego's thought system. We can start to learn that what annoys us in others is always in ourselves.

If we are not loving its because we choose to be that way. Special love seems preferable to unconditional love which has no object. To encourage others to give out love will only increase their level of guilt for they must consistently fail. Rather we should honestly look at how much we judge, compare, criticise and hate others for here we will find the blocks to love.

Be not afraid to look upon the special hate relationship, for freedom lies in looking at it.
It would be impossible not to know the meaning of love, except for this. T-16.IV.1-2

While we cover this awareness with false ideas of love we can never discover the blocks we have erected to loves presence. Until we learn to look without judgement at the full extent of the ego's murderous thought system we will fool ourselves that we can offer love to others. This is not an easy task. Here effort, vigilance and a sense of humour are needed. To see how we really think, to view the extent of our guilt and hatred is painful and embarrassing. We need to invite the non-judgmental presence of the Holy Spirit or Jesus to be with us as we uncover the many layers of the ego.

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Jesus encourages us to smile at our egos, and not take them seriously. This is not to foster denial of the ego, for denial is a major defense mechanism of the ego. We need to learn not to feel guilty that we do not love, otherwise we will try and compensate by false displays of love. Instead we can try to be aware in our day to day life how many times we want to attack others and gradually learn to smile at these thoughts. Kenneth Wapnick has often made this point stating that we need to see these ego thoughts as "no big deal" and that we should not try and change the ego - ours or others. To try and improve the ego is an example of "making the error real". In this way we can slowly undo the grip of the ego's thought system of attack and listen more to the Voice of love in our mind. As the sun's rays must be experienced when the clouds have gone so will we, without effort, extend the love of God into this world when we have learnt to forgive ourselves.

The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught.
It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is your natural inheritance.
Intro, Text. A Course In Miracles


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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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The Rabbi's Gift - M. Scott Peck


The story concerns a monastery that had fallen upon hard times. Once a great order, as a result of waves of anti monastic persecution in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the rise of secularism in the nineteenth, all its branch houses were lost and it had become decimated to the extent that there were only five monks left in the decaying mother house: the abbot and four others, all over seventy in age. Clearly it was a dying order.

In the deep woods surrounding the monastery there was a little hut that a rabbi from a nearby town occasionally used for a hermitage. Through their many years of prayer and contemplation the old monks had become a bit psychic, so they could always sense when the rabbi was in his hermitage. "The rabbi is in the woods, the rabbi is in the woods again," they would whisper to each other. As he agonized over the imminent death of his order, it occurred to the abbot at one such time to visit the hermitage and ask the rabbi if by some possible chance he could offer any advice that might save the monastery.

The rabbi welcomed the abbot at his hut. But when the abbot explained the purpose of his visit, the rabbi could only commiserate with him. "I know how it is," he exclaimed. "The spirit has gone out of the people. It is the same in my town. Almost no one comes to the synagogue anymore." So the old abbot and the old rabbi wept together. Then they read parts of the Torah and quietly spoke of deep things. The time came when the abbot had to leave. They embraced each other. "It has been a wonderful thing that we should meet after all these years," the abbot said, "but I have still failed in my purpose for coming here. Is there nothing you can tell me, no piece of advice you can give me that would help me save my dying order?"

"No, I am sorry," the rabbi responded. "I have no advice to give. The only thing I can tell you is that the Messiah is one of you."

When the abbot returned to the monastery his fellow monks gathered around him to ask, "Well, what did the rabbi say?" "He couldn't help," the abbot answered. "We just wept and read the Torah together. The only thing he did say, just as I was leaving --- it was something cryptic --- was that the Messiah is one of us. I don't know what he meant."

In the days and weeks and months that followed, the old monks pondered this and wondered whether there was any possible significance to the rabbi's words. The Messiah is one of us? Could he possibly have meant one of us monks here at the monastery? If that's the case, which one? Do you suppose he meant the abbot? Yes, if he meant anyone, he probably meant Father Abbot. He has been our leader for more than a generation. On the other hand, he might have meant Brother Thomas. Certainly Brother Thomas is a holy man. Everyone knows that Thomas is a man of light. Certainly he could not have meant Brother Elred! Elred gets crotchety at times. But come to think of it, even though he is a thorn in people's sides, when you look back on it, Elred is virtually always right. Often very right. Maybe the rabbi did mean Brother Elred. But surely not Brother Phillip. Phillip is so passive, a real nobody. But then, almost mysteriously, he has a gift for somehow always being there when you need him. He just magically appears by your side. Maybe Phillip is the Messiah. Of course the rabbi didn't mean me. He couldn't possibly have meant me. I'm just an ordinary person. Yet supposing he did? Suppose I am the Messiah? O God, not me. I couldn't be that much for You, could I?

As they contemplated in this manner, the old monks began to treat each other with extraordinary respect on the off chance that one among them might be the Messiah. And on the off, off chance that each monk himself might be the Messiah, they began to treat themselves with extraordinary respect.

Because the forest in which it was situated was beautiful, it so happened that people still occasionally came to visit the monastery to picnic on its tiny lawn, to wander along some of its paths, even now and then to go into the dilapidated chapel to meditate. As they did so, without even being conscious of it, they sensed this aura of extraordinary respect that now began to surround the five old monks and seemed to radiate out from them and permeate the atmosphere of the place. There was something strangely attractive, even compelling, about it. Hardly knowing why, they began to come back to the monastery more frequently to picnic, to play, to pray. They began to bring their friends to show them this special place. And their friends brought their friends.

Then it happened that some of the younger men who came to visit the monastery started to talk more and more with the old monks. After a while one asked if he could join them. Then another. And another. So within a few years the monastery had once again become a thriving order and, thanks to the rabbi's gift, a vibrant center of light and spirituality in the realm.
                                                                                                                                      
from:
'The Different Drum'
by M. Scott Peck

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Extract rom: The Way of the Heart: Jesus through through Jayem.
Volume 1 of the Way of Mastery.

The Way of the Heart, then, does indeed require the decision of commitment. I say unto you that when you wholly commit to discovering The Way of the Heart, you will discover a way of being in the world that is not here. You will discover a way of walking through life in which you experience being uplifted by something that seems to be forever beyond you, yet is within you as the core and the essence of your very being.

      Your way will not be understandable by the world. Your way will not even be comprehensible within yourself. You will be living from mystery—moving from mystery to mystery to mystery—uplifted and carried by something that brings a satisfaction and a fulfillment to the depth of your soul, far beyond anything you can now imagine.

      Is it worth it to commit to The Way of the Heart? Yes! It culminates with the recognition that you do not live Life at all, but rather that Life is living you. One of its characteristics is the development of the witness—a quality of consciousness, a way of being—in which you seem to be witnessing everything that arises and flows through you and around you from a place of utter stillness.

      Stillness does not mean non-activity. It does mean non-attachment to activity—whether it be the arising and falling away of cancer in the body, the arising and falling away of relationship, or the rising and falling away of a solar system.

      You will discover that there is a place within you that can look upon all things with perfect equanimity, perfect acceptance, and perfect Love. For in mastery of The Way of the Heart, you will discover that nothing is unacceptable to you. Only what is accepted can be transcended.

      You will discover a way of being in which nothing any longer compels you—not even the desire to know God compels you any longer, for the need of it has been completed.

      Then there arises a way of being in the world that is indeed not here, for you will feel no restlessness, no need to direct your journey. No questions will arise. You will be at peace. In that peace, the breath of God will move through you. And you will become as the wind, knowing not where you came from or where you are going, but you will abide in perfect trust and perfect rest. The world may not know you, but your Father will know you—and you will know your God.

      In The Way of the Heart, the most primary and fundamental perception that seems to fuel ordinary human consciousness has been finally transcended. The perception of a separate “maker and doer” has been dissolved, and once again you will understand the depth and the profundity of the simple terms in this sentence:

      Of myself, I do nothing. But through me, the Father does all things.

      To rest in such a perception means that you have come to realize that the self that you are is merely a conduit, through which mystery lives itself, through which Love pours forth. You will realize that there is nothing to be gained or lost in this world. You will know what it means to recognize that you literally have nowhere to go and nothing to achieve. You will become empty and spacious.

      And yet paradoxically, while the body lasts, you will appear to be as everyone else. You will arise in the morning and brush your teeth. When the body is hungry, you will feed it. You will laugh with your friends. You will yawn when the body is a bit tired. Yet through it all, there will be a quality of awareness—called the witness—that is simply watching it all, waiting to be moved by the wind of Spirit. Though others may not see it, virtually everything you utter will carry the sound of truth.

      You will not know how Spirit will work through you, nor will you care. Because, you see, when there is no maker or doer or director, it will not matter to you. That is what it means to live as the wind, for the wind does not concern itself with where it has been or where it is going. It is moved by some mysterious source that cannot be located at all. Yet it blows, and as it blows, its effect is experienced.

      Imagine then, a life in which all that you do is not for yourself. Imagine a way of life in which what you do is not for anyone else. Imagine a way of life in which creativity flows forth from a Source so deep within you and around you that no language or dogma can contain it—a force and a Source that knows how to express itself through you in such a way that it is constantly and only serving the atonement, the awakening of all of creation to the truth of God’s presence.

      The Way of the Heart does, indeed, unfold along a certain pathway. In this lesson, we will address the stages of that pathway, in a general sense. Then we will speak of the most important characteristic to be cultivated along this path.

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Energy changes - channeled through Iris

We are the Arcturians beloved ones, and we're happy to be with you again.

These are times of elevated frequencies and it's not easy for the human body. The awakened ones feel the body, and feel the pain that comes up in order to be released into the light that surrounds the earth right now. The sleeping ones just do not understand what happens to them when feelings of anger and frustrations arise in them. We understand it's not an easy time to live in the world at this moment but this is the real deal, this is what you came here for.

You can’t go Home now because the show is about to begin and you are the stars of the show, and like your Shakespeare used to say the show must go on, the light will keep on coming, and higher and higher frequencies will come to earth because Gaia needs it and you need it too.

The best advice we can give you is to be neutral, observe, don’t engage, hold your light, this is the best way to go through the storm. Let the energies take you to the next stage in your evolution. Imagine yourself floating like a white feather in the storm, riding the flow of energies until you land in the new place, and we can assure you this will be for the highest and best of everyone. Resisting will only make things more difficult on the individual level, so there is no point in resisting.

Neutrality will help you to go through these energies that will increase until the end of the year, the peak will be December 21st and after that, a new consciousness will be felt on earth. Those who are sensitive enough will be able to feel it.

This is our message for today.

Thank you for letting us into your consciousness, we are very grateful because it helps us raise our consciousness as well. We always come to help but in this way you are also helping us, so we are very grateful.

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Advice for our times - Channeled through Laurent Philippe

As more information is revealed in the next weeks, more forgiveness will be needed as well on your part and in the heart of your siblings. The Course in Miracles has been brought to you at this time so that you would learn to forgive. And this is salvation. 
If you attached too much to the stories that are told about what manifests today in this world, you will be lost in the battle field. Stay above it all. Whatever the information you seem to get. Stay above it and forgive this illusion, walk away and create your own reality in which you can include all what makes you happy. Happiness is your will and your Father’s will for you. Would you choose otherwise?  …. 

Forgiveness is not looking at your enemies and judging them. It is looking at your brothers and sisters and understanding that they didn’t know what they were doing, they were lost in their egoic mind, their beliefs system, not able to manifest love and peace. And as you forgive them because you understand who they are and what happened to them, you forgive yourself for having judged them and forgive the world for having shown you what was in your collective mind. This world is a reflection of your collective consciousness, a mirror to the natural man that is maintaining the separation in which you seem to live. Don’t judge it, just forgive it and walk your way to the light that is shining above the battle ground.


You are a Son of God, not a disempowered puppet. You are always free to choose Love over fear and to create a Future that reflects your True Nature. So stand up and light the way. Stop procrastinating. Start living to the full extent of your Divine Self. 
I am that One you know as Jesus and Love is my name.

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Forthcoming Workshops on A Course in Miracles - 2021 (Zoom) and 2022 (Bonn and Freiburg)



  1. Online Zoom workshops
2. Workshops held in Bonn and Freiburg


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    1. 
Online Zoom workshops

Awakening to Our Spiritual Reality - in English with German translation
- from the perspective of  A Course in Miracles    
A multi-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*: 
Last part Sun 31 oct, 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:
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 - 2022
- Due to Covid restrictions I won't know to nearer the time if I can travel abroad  - 


Bonn: 18 - 19 June 2022

  

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


Bonn - An Evening Introductory Talk - Fri 17 June 7.30pm to 9.30pm


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Freiburg: 24 - 26 June 2022
Fri 24,[6pm tp 9pm] Sat 25 [10am to 6pm] and Sun 26 [10am to 5pm]
- Due to Covid restrictions I won't know to nearer the time if I can travel abroad  - 

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:
Gabriela Naff
0049 761 29088503
0049 15779030857 (mobile)



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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.

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
miraclestudies.net  ………… A Course in Miracles Resource Web Site for ACIM Students
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.

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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
                       http://www.5gdangers.net

My YouTube ACIM Healing Channel: 
Many guided healing exercises, workshops and explanations of ACIM principles.

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



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Michael Dawson
PO Box 125
Point Lookout
Queensland 4183
Australia

EMAIL:       mdawson@acfip.org
WEBSITES:   http://www.acfip.org
                       http://www.5gdangers.net

My YouTube ACIM Healing Channel: 
Many guided healing exercises, workshops and explanations of ACIM principles.

My A Course in Miracles Online Community
1hour group healing session and one 90 min ACIM workshop a month included.