ACFIP Newsletter 
 Issue 72 - March  2022

(Previous issues should have read Issue 71 and not 70)


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:
Having a Quiet Mind and a Open Heart
A 3-part online workshop using Zoom
 - in English with German translation
- from the perspective of  A Course in Miracles    


•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 Zoom

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

•The audios on my YouTube channel are in the process of being copied to the popular and free app “Insight Timer”.


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
* How do I forgive? - Michael Dawson
* Not making the error real - Michael Dawson

Non Dual and Other Teachings

Way of the Heart
Arcturian message



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HOW DO I FORGIVE? - Michael Dawson

It is impossible to forgive another, for it is only your sins you see in him. You want to see them there, and not in you. That is why forgiveness of another is an illusion.
from_The Song of Prayer. S-2.I.4:2-5 

What is forgiveness?
We can only begin the process of forgiveness when we start to realise how much alike we are to the person we wish to forgive. When we cannot forgive someone it is because we cannot forgive ourselves for the same problem, albeit in another form. For example, a woman may hate her husband for his loud aggressive outbursts of anger whilst she may never have made him suffer in this way. However, her anger is just as strong as his but is given a different expression by her. When she feels angry she may withdraw herself and cut off from him emotionally. Her husband's anger but mirrors her own which she has not forgiven in herself.
The Course teaches that forgiveness recognises that what we thought was done to us we truly did to ourselves, for we can only deprive ourselves of the peace of God; therefore we forgive others for what they have not done to us, not for what they did. True forgiveness recognises an attack as a call for love and correction (T-12.I.8). Forgiveness is letting go of the past, is letting go of whatever we think people, the world, or God has done to us as well as whatever we think we have done to them. Forgiveness is a shift in perception. Everyone is our brother or sister coming from love or fear. Their attack, which comes from fear, is a plea for our love. Our only problem is the belief in separation from God, our only healing is by joining with each other through forgiveness.
The three stages of forgiveness
Kenneth Wapnick has identified in the Course three stages or steps on the path of forgiveness which I find helpful in understanding what true forgiveness is.

1 - Firstly we must take back our projections onto the world and take responsibility for our own pain. We must stop pointing our fingers at people and situations and accusing them of hurting us and see that they are mirroring to us the areas we have not healed/ forgiven in ourselves. In fact these people and situations merit our thanks for showing us what is in our unconscious for without them we would not see the forces that drive us.
The secret of salvation is but this: that you are doing this unto yourself.
T-27.VIII.10:1
2 - After realising that there is nothing to blame "out there" we normally fall into the trap of feeling guilty on finding that the problem is in us. Our ego believes it has separated from God and wants to stay that way. It tells us we should feel guilty for our sins for in this way we come to take this world of separation seriously. Guilt always demands punishment and this prevents us from releasing our pain. During this second stage of forgiveness we come to see how deeply attached we are to our guilt. Guilt is the sum total of the negative thoughts we have about ourselves. It appears as a sacrifice not to feel justified in being a victim and the desire is to hang onto our anger, jealousy, greed etc. Although guilt is painful it is what we are familiar with and we prefer it to the increase in self-responsibility we know will come to us when we lose our attachment to being a victim. We can now choose to decide that guilt no longer serves us and that we would like it to be undone. This shift needs help from outside the ego thought system for we cannot do it by ourselves. Our little willingness to change, to shift our perception, opens the way for the third stage of forgiveness.
3 - In this final stage our guilt is undone by the Holy Spirit, Who was always there behind the barrier of our guilt, and peace returns to our mind. However, until we perform the first two steps He cannot take the third. Our steps can be likened to making a hole in our protective barrier we have erected to God's love allowing His love to pour in and dissolve our guilt.
The following prayer from _A Course In Miracles contains within it the three stages of forgiveness. The Course urges us to use it whenever we are not joyous.
I must have decided wrongly, because I am not at peace.
I made the decision myself, but I can also decide otherwise.
I want to decide otherwise, because I want to be at peace.
I do not feel guilty, because the Holy Spirit will undo all the 
consequences of my wrong decision if I will let Him.
I choose to let Him, by allowing Him to decide for God for me.
T-5.VII.6:7-11
At the deepest level of experience we will come to realise that we are not our ego but still "at home in God dreaming of exile" (T-10.I.2:1.) We will discover that we are still as God created us, the one Christ, perfect and eternal and that nothing can harm us. What then will there be to forgive?
..... in complete forgiveness, in which you recognise that there is nothing to forgive, you are absolved completely. T-15.VIII.1:7

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NOT MAKING THE ERROR REAL - Michael Dawson

In our day-to-day lives we are surrounded by challenges that need resolving. The ego is quick to jump in and take everything very seriously and declare any errors we have made as real and then tries to 'solve' them. By making errors real the ego ensures that we keep our focus firmly on the time/space illusion he has created and away from the source of real help - the Holy Spirit.

You do not understand how to overlook errors, or you would not make them. It would be merely further error to believe either that you do not make them, or that you can correct them without a Guide to correction. And if you do not follow this Guide, your errors will not be corrected...the way to undo them, therefore, is not of you but for you. T-9.IV.2:2-7

To help us understand the nature of the problem, and how it is resolved, we can turn for help to the analogy found in dreams. Imagine you are asleep and having a nightmare. In the dream you are caught in a situation where you appear to be in danger from other people. It all seems very real and the ego is busy 'helping' you deal with the situation. This help will, of course, be some form of denial and projection resulting in defence or attack. The nightmare seems so real that you start to shout aloud and wake your partner who turns on the bedside light. In your dream you become aware of the light, realise you are having a nightmare, and wake up. You look around the familiar room and breathe a sigh of relief. "Thank God none of that was real!", you say to you partner. "I thought I was such a sinner in that dream and that I had no other recourse but to attack to save myself".

Did the light come into your dream and protect you? Did the light attack your enemies? Did it do anything except remind you that it was a dream and nothing was really happening - that you made it all up? You feel no guilt about what you did in the dream as no sin was committed. The errors were not real and the light coming on reminded you of that. 

Now you appear to be back in 'reality'. But are you?
All your time is spent in dreaming. Your sleeping and your waking dreams have different forms, and that is all. Their content is the same. T-18.II.5:12-14

The Course informs us that there is no difference between sleeping dreams and 'waking dreams' where we think we are a body in need of protection by our ego. Even the slightest tinge of irritation tells us we believe something real has happened to disturb our peace and our anger will now restore the situation to what we want by attempting to make others feel guilty (T-15.VII.10). We have made the error real again. However, the same solution awaits us as it did in the nightmare. We cannot heal ourselves but we can invite healing from the One who can give it. There is a light in our mind, the Holy Spirit, who is the memory of who we really are. 

A memory of home keeps haunting you, as if there were a place that called you to return, although you do not recognize the voice, nor what it is the voice reminds you of. (Lesson 182)

If we can put aside the urge to fix ourselves up and realise we only know how to create problems and not heal them, we can create the gap in our defences for the light of the Holy Spirit to shine away our pain. The external situation that was thought to be responsible for our pain may be unaltered, but our perception of it will now be different and we will be at peace. A miracle has occurred. Did the light of the Holy Spirit do anything? Did it act in the world and affect form? No, it simply reminded us that there was another way of seeing the situation. Light does not attack darkness. Darkness is simply the absence of light. When you switch on a lamp in a darkened room the dark does not hide under the carpet. The Holy Spirit reminded us that the error we perceived is not real. It is of the same nature as the nightmare.

The Voice of the Holy Spirit does not command, because it is incapable of arrogance. It does not demand, because it does not seek control. It does not overcome, because it does not attack. It merely reminds . It is compelling only because of what it reminds you of. It brings to your mind the other way, remaining quiet even in the midst of the turmoil you may make. T-5.II.7:1-6

Sometimes in a dream you realise you are dreaming but still continue to dream. This is called lucid dreaming. At the moment you realise you are dreaming any problems you might have been having immediately disappear in the happy realisation that you are making up all the content in the dream and your reaction to it. And now you can change your response. 

The journey we take with A Course in Miracles shows us that with the Holy Spirit's help we can change our response to any circumstance, now matter how seemingly dire, and accept the miracle the Holy Spirit is always extending to us.


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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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The Way of the Heart - guided in all. 

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 (next) lesson, we will address the stages of that pathway, in a general sense. 

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The Way of Mastery is published in a hardbound format that contains all 35 lessons. 
In the Kindle format, The Way of Mastery is published in a three-part format:

   Book One–The Way of the Heart–contains Lessons 1 through 12. (This extract is from here)
   Book Two–The Way of Transformation–contains Lessons 13 through 24.
   Book Three–The Way of Knowing–contains Lessons 25 through 35.

These books are from Jesus and channeled by Jayem (Jon Marc Hammer) 


Save time for me by only this one preparation, and practice nothing else. “I need do nothing” is a statement of allegiance, a truly undivided loyalty. Believe it for just one instant, and you will accomplish more than is given to a century of contemplation, or of struggle against temptation.

To do anything involves a body. And if you recognise you need do nothing, you have withdrawn the body’s value from your mind....To do nothing is to rest, and make a place within you where the activity of the body ceases to demand attention. Into this place the Holy Spirit comes, and there abides.... For from this centre will you be directed how to use the body sinlessly.     
 A Course in Miracles T-18.VII.   

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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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Becoming mystical consciousness-wisdom from the Arcturians


"Your job is not the same as those working to make things better through the three dimensional belief system. Your job as Light workers is to be the Light through your realization that God alone is power, not a power over but simply the only power. Allow the words; "I and the Father are one." to become your state of consciousness, your identity. This is mysticism."

Welcome dear readers.
Know that these messages are brought to you with love and the intention of bringing encouragement, information, and truth to you, the brave ones who chose to be on earth at this time in order to assist mankind's spiritual evolution through the presence of your light and awareness.

We honor each and every one of you and are fully aware of your frustration with the seeming slowness of change and disturbing situations continually happening the world over. However, know that all this was clear to you before you decided to incarnate and yet you eagerly wanted to be a part of earth's ascension process. You knew that your light and awareness would be needed and that higher incoming energies would make it the perfect opportunity to clear remaining old energy for yourselves.

Know that all is proceeding according to plan in spite of how it may appear when judging by appearances. It is a process and cannot happen overnight. A great deal of old energy is presently clearing from earth herself throughout the world especially in lands that have been inhabited for a very long time. Energies formed from centuries of war, domination, struggle, poverty, and all manner of violence are now rising to the surface in areas desperately in need of cleansing.

Dictators and others in positions of power are beginning to sense that the "power over" they have always enjoyed is weakening leaving them feeling threatened without knowing why. Fear is causing some of them to lash out in ways that represent their state of consciousness. However, these old ways are quickly becoming obsolete because the energies that have maintained and sustained them (belief) is beginning to dissolve and will continue to do so as increasingly more light penetrates collective consciousness.

It is a time of mourning for many. A time in which the majority, both the awakened and the un-awakened, are experiencing an unidentified sense of sadness. As the familiar begins to fade away it causes fear of the unknown to those unaware that there are new and better ways coming and so they continue to believe that in spite of how disruptive and painful some of the old ways may of been, they were and are the right ways. Many of you are simply feeling this energy, it is not yours.

You will find yourselves increasingly called upon to help those drawn to you with questions and concerns. They recognize your stability in the face of outer appearances and want this for themselves. You will become and many of you already are teachers to those ready for and seeking truth. However, even more important than the outer work is the inner work, your ability to continuously and silently BE the Light that you are for without the inner there can be no outer.

You are spiritually ready to resist the temptation to quickly jump in to heal, change, or fix appearances. Those days ended once you understood and accepted that the only reality is that of one omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient God/Source/Creator/Consciousness--period. Once this is understood and accepted, what is there to fix unless the belief in two powers continues?

When you live life from a consciousness no longer cluttered with beliefs of duality and separation, the energy of your enlightened awareness automatically flows wherever you are because it is who you are. Allow your Light to flow to the earth, people and countries, and to all situations without attaching intentions as to how you think they should be. When you acknowledge the Light and perfection already present in and as them, you are working from a higher level, the level of Oneness.

God alone is reality and the forms of good and evil that you witness are false mind translations of the spiritual reality that underlies everything. You cannot make something out of nothing. The mind draws upon and presents personal and collective states of consciousness (consciousness being the substance form) which in the third dimension are usually conditioned by beliefs of duality, separation, and two powers.

This is why the very evolved over time have said that the world is an illusion. The world is not an illusion, it is a real, perfect, and spiritual expression of God. Rather, it is mankind's hypnotism and false beliefs about the world that constitute the illusion.

You may say that this is impossible and very impractical in the ordinary world where events of violence and discord take place regularly but this is why you who are awake chose to be on earth at this time. You came in order to seed collective consciousness with truth just as Jesus seeded the collective long ago. Increasingly more truth in the collective, will allow those seeking higher and better ways to access it. This is the only way a sleeping world can rise out of its present density and into the realities of the Universe of God's creation.

We are not saying it is ok to walk down dark alleys in questionable areas. We are not telling you stop locking your door. Living the spiritual life is the practice of walking the "razor's edge". Allow your intuition to guide you as you go about your day. Take whatever human footsteps may be necessary and practical but do it with an awareness of truth rather than fear.

Living from within may seem difficult if not impossible as you observe personal and global conflict but this is why only those spiritually strong and sufficiently evolved were chosen for the job of bringing Light to an ascending planet. Allow appearances to be what they are without immersing yourself in (aligning with) them. Your job is not the same as those working to make things better through the three dimensional belief system. Your job as Light workers is to be the Light through your realization that God alone is power, not a power over but simply the only power. Allow the words; "I and the Father are one." to become your state of consciousness, your identity. This is mysticism.


Over the course of hundreds of lifetimes, everyone's consciousness evolves in stages. First atheism, then into some sort of organized group or belief system, then to metaphysics, and lastly to mysticism or the consciousness of Oneness. Many hesitate to move beyond metaphysics because it offers new, different, and exciting tools that seem to work. However, metaphysics which is based in new ways of changing a bad picture into a good one as well as being able to bring someone closer to God often simply perpetuates the belief in duality and separation.

Every person learns and spiritually grows through each stage which is why it is important to simply allow others to be where they are in their belief system. When they are ready for their next stage, their Higher Self will guide them to it and you may be a part of it. Proselytizing is a very ego based activity.

Mysticism is an attained consciousness of Oneness which is lived automatically even when ordinary human footsteps must be taken. The world in general does not recognize modern day mystics because they live, work, have families and appear to be like everyone else. In general, the world continues to think of mystics as they have been pictured on holy cards, art work, statues etc.--eyes closed, hands folded, and with a bright light around their head.

You who are awake, living in the world but not of it, are today's mystics. The mystical life is a life of detachment from much that occupies three dimensional thinking and thus those living it are often thought of as being uncaring and cold by those living fully in the three dimensional belief system. Being a modern day mystic never interferes with being loving and warm, but rather embodies the very essence of these things. Mysticism is what you have been preparing for throughout your many lifetimes of spiritual seeking, questioning, study, and practice.

As you move deeply into conscious awareness of your Divine Selfhood, many previous ways of solving problems and living life in general, will continue to present themselves to your awareness because you are used to and familiar with them. However, you may quickly discover that ways (actions, words, ideas etc.) that worked well in the past for you no longer work as they once did. This is because you have evolved and are no longer in alignment with them.

Never resist anything because resistance only makes that which is resisted into a "something" giving it power and reality. Rather, simply evaluate every situation in the light of your higher awareness--stop, go within, and remind yourself that nothing is power but God and that God is governing ITself as you. THEN take whatever steps you are intuitively guided to take which may appear to be very three dimensional to others.

Becoming mystical consciousness is a huge step , one that will take many more years, or even lifetimes for some but you who read and understand these messages are ready. At some point every soul finally realizes that all the "stuff" designed to bring one closer to God, is just "stuff" that will keep you believing that you are separate from God and all God's expressions.

Nothing--no ritual, practice, prayer, class, crystal, oil, mantra, group, guru, or teacher can give you what you already have or make you what you already are. Spiritual tools can assist because they carry their own energy, many being of a high resonance. When you align with the energy of certain crystals or oils etc., you can be temporarily lifted to their level but it will always be temporary because your own state of consciousness is what governs you.

Use these things, love them, but never forget that spiritual tools are meant to be helps never meant to become one's God. To continue depending upon spiritual tools or some person in the belief that you need them is a form of idolatry that will block further evolutionary progress.

It is time and you are ready.

We are the Arcturian Group 2/27/22
Channeled through Marilyn Raffaele
February 27, 2022

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Forthcoming Workshops on A Course in Miracles - 2022 (Zoom) and 2023 (Bonn and Freiburg)



Workshops held in Bonn and Freiburg in 2022 Cancelled
Flight restrictions and quarantines ( I am unvaxxed ) means I can't travel this year 2022 to Germany.
Hopefully I can make it for 2023

Workshop dates for 2023:
Bonn 17 and 18 June
Freiburg 23 to 25 June


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Online Zoom workshops
Having a Quiet Mind and a Open Heart
A 3-part online workshop using Zoom
- in English with German translation

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

By Michael Dawson

Zoom allows for questions, sharings, meeting in virtual rooms for pair exercises and sharings. 

Workshop description:
Let me not think that I can find the way to God, if I have hatred in my heart. Let me not try to hurt God's Son, and think that I can know his Father or my Self. 
A Course in Miracles Lesson 246

There is no path to truth, it must come to you. Truth can come to you only when your mind and heart are simple, clear, and there is love in your heart; not if your heart is filled with the things of the mind. 
J Krishnamurti

To let this memory of God and our spiritual reality return to our awareness we need to question everything we think is true, to realise we know nothing about how to awaken to peace and joy so that we may be guided, and learn to extend kindness and goodwill to others. Insight of the mind must be balanced with compassion of the heart.

This workshop will explore how we can awaken to peace and joy through the healing power of insight, a quiet mind, kindness, gentleness, awareness and forgiveness.


(No previous knowledge of the book A Course in Miracles is required.)

Dates: 
Part 1-Sun 16th Jan 2022  
Part 2-Sun 10 April 2022
Part 3-Sun  19 June 2022 (if I am not giving the German workshops due to Covid restrictions on my travel) 

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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   1. Online-Zoom-Workshops
Einen ruhigen Geist und ein offenes Herz haben
Ein 3-teiliger Online-Workshop mit Zoom
- in Englisch mit deutscher Übersetzung

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

Von Michael Dawson

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 auf einem Computerbildschirm sehen können.

Beschreibung des Workshops:
Lass mich nicht denken, dass ich den Weg zu Gott finden kann, wenn ich Hass in meinem Herzen habe. Lasst mich nicht versuchen, Gottes Sohn zu verletzen, und denken, dass ich seinen Vater oder mein Selbst kennen kann. 
Ein Kurs in Wundern Lektion 246

Es gibt keinen Weg zur Wahrheit, sie muss zu dir kommen. Die Wahrheit kann nur zu dir kommen, wenn dein Verstand und dein Herz einfach und klar sind und Liebe in deinem Herzen ist; nicht wenn dein Herz mit den Dingen des Verstandes gefüllt ist. 
J. Krishnamurti

Um diese Erinnerung an Gott und unsere spirituelle Realität in unser Bewusstsein zurückkehren zu lassen, müssen wir alles in Frage stellen, was wir für wahr halten, und erkennen, dass wir nichts darüber wissen, wie wir zu Frieden und Freude erwachen können, damit wir uns leiten lassen und lernen, anderen gegenüber Freundlichkeit und Wohlwollen zu zeigen. Die Einsicht des Verstandes muss durch das Mitgefühl des Herzens ausgeglichen werden.

In diesem Workshop wird erforscht, wie wir durch die heilende Kraft der Einsicht, einen ruhigen Geist, Freundlichkeit, Sanftmut, Achtsamkeit und Vergebung zu Frieden und Freude erwachen können.


(Vorkenntnisse über das Buch Ein Kurs in Wundern sind nicht erforderlich).

Termine: 
Teil 1-So 16. Januar 2022  
Teil 2-So 10. April 2022
Teil 3-So 19. Juni 2022 (wenn ich nicht die deutschen Workshops gebe) 

Zeiten: 
So 9.00 bis 13.00 Uhr - deutsche Zeit

Kosten: 
50 Euro pro Teil. 
Wenn Sie sich für alle drei Teile anmelden, reduzieren sich die Kosten auf 130 Euro.
(Einige Teilstipendien sind verfügbar. Wenn Sie ein Stipendium beantragen möchten, geben Sie bitte an, was Sie sich leisten können).
Nach Zahlungseingang sende ich Ihnen per E-Mail die Zoom-Zugangsdaten zu, 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 "Spenden"-Button auf meiner Homepage http://www.acfip.org 
Bitte geben Sie in der PayPal-Nachricht Ihren Namen sowie den/die Teil(e) und das/die Datum(e) an, für die Sie sich anmelden möchten.
(Hinweis: Mein PayPal akzeptiert nur australische Dollar).
Um die Kosten des Workshops in einer anderen Währung zu erfahren, gehen Sie hier:
Bitte rechnen Sie den Euro in australische Dollar um und geben Sie diesen Betrag in das PayPal-Feld ein.
Wenn Sie möchten, können Sie auch eine Banküberweisung tätigen.
Sobald ich die Zahlung erhalten habe, sind Sie für den Workshop angemeldet und ich sende Ihnen den/die Link(s), die Sie für die Teilnahme benötigen. Es gibt kein Passwort. 

Rückerstattung:
Bei Stornierungen, die mehr als 7 Tage vor Beginn des Workshops erfolgen, wird eine Stornogebühr von 15 Euro pro Teil erhoben.
Wenn Sie 7 Tage oder weniger vor Beginn des Workshops stornieren, ist keine Rückerstattung möglich.

Zoom:
Wenn Sie versuchen, mit einer früheren Version an einem Zoom-Meeting teilzunehmen, werden Sie zu einem Upgrade gezwungen - ein einfaches Verfahren. Der einfachste Weg, ein Upgrade durchzuführen (oder die App zum ersten Mal zu nutzen), ist, auf den Link des Meetings zu klicken und Zoom wird Sie durch den Prozess führen.
Es wäre gut, wenn Sie das Upgrade mindestens einen Tag vor dem Workshop durchführen und es über den Workshop-Link testen. Sie werden mit der Meldung begrüßt, dass das Meeting noch nicht begonnen hat.

Wenn Sie Zoom noch nicht installiert haben, klicken Sie bitte auf den Link, den ich Ihnen nach der Zahlung mindestens einen Tag vor dem Workshop schicke. Die Zoom-App wird dann 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 Treffens, wenn Sie früh ankommen, werden Sie in einen Warteraum gebracht, 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. Auf Tablets (z.B. iPad) können Sie nur 9 Teilnehmer gleichzeitig sehen, auf Smartphones 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, auf dem Sie alle Workshop-Teilnehmer auf einem Bildschirm sehen.

Zoom - keine Smartphones
Es ist auch möglich, von einem Nicht-Smartphone aus anzurufen, aber das Erlebnis ist dann nur auf den Ton beschränkt. Sie können trotzdem am Hauptkonferenzraum und an den Übungen und dem Austausch im virtuellen Raum teilnehmen. Die Einwahlnummern werden von Zoom zur Verfügung gestellt und sind hier zu finden: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbSEOainPd. Sie können die Nummer vor dem Treffen ausprobieren und werden dann durch das Verfahren geführt. Es ist ein einfaches Verfahren.

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

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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
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