ACFIP Newsletter 
 Issue 74 - Sept  2022
Quarterly Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Inner Peace

Announcements

Online Zoom workshop: see below - starts this Sunday
Relationships - Our Path Home.
- finding peace and growth in the mirror of relationships 
A 3-part online workshop using Zoom
 - in English with German translation
- from the perspective of  A Course in Miracles 
 - Part 1 Sunday, 18 September 2022



•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
   

•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.


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:



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

The AAA Approach to Forgiveness Michael Dawson
•Grow as the Flower Grows Michael Dawson


Non Dual and Other Teachings

And there was Light
The darkness and turmoil on Earth is awakening people from their sleep of centuries - wisdom from the Arcturians.



THE AAA APPROACH TO FORGIVENESS Michael Dawson

Awareness - Acceptance - Asking for help.

Awareness - The Undoing of Denial

Conflict must be resolved. It cannot be evaded, set aside, denied, disguised, seen somewhere else, called by another name, or hidden by deceit of any kind, if it would be escaped. 
A Course in Miracles W-pII.333.1:4

For the process of forgiveness to begin we need to realise the problem is in our mind and not in the world where our ego asserts it is. If we get upset at dictators like Hitler it is because we have a Hitler in our own mind. It is uncomfortable and painful to realise what we have kept covered in our minds and we resist this process. However, until we realise what needs to be forgiven we are destined to keep our problems. Further, if we allow our ego defences to be undone, the Holy Spirit would enter our minds and shine away the ego, and this is our greatest fear - the end of our uniqueness and specialness.

It is not necessary to seek for what is true, but it is necessary to seek for what is false. T-16.IV.6:2

The main thrust of the Course is not in affirming the light and love within us but discovering and forgiving the ego blocks we have built to love's presence. When they are removed in the process of forgiveness the light and love of God will automatically dawn upon our minds. Jesus asks us to use our relationships as mirrors to discover all that is unhealed in us. For this we need awareness and this is our responsibility. As Jesus reminded Helen Schucman: 

You are much too tolerant of mind wandering, and are passively condoning your mind's miscreations. T-2.VI.4:6

Acceptance - Not Taking Our Ego Seriously

It is sin's unreality that makes forgiveness natural and wholly sane, a deep relief to those who offer it; a quiet blessing where it is received. It does not countenance illusions, but collects them lightly, with a little laugh, and gently lays them at the feet of truth. And there they disappear entirely. 
W-pI.134.6:1-3

When we discover, through awareness, that the problem is in us, the ego tries to regain its lost ground by using our newfound insights to accuse us of our sin. There is a great temptation to believe this and our accusing finger now points at our own head. Our response makes the ego's world real again. However, this drama of ours is still occurring in the dream of separation from God and nothing is really happening. Just as you awake from a nightmare to realise nothing actually occurred, so Jesus asks us to learn to laugh gently at our ego dreams. Nothing we do can harm our Christ nature - otherwise sin would be possible.

To look at our guilt with acceptance is the shift of perception the Course calls a miracle. Anything we resist persists, but that which we accept will be healed. The Course is asking us to look into the darkness of our minds and accept without judgement what we find there. We are not asked to suppress our anger or transform it but to simply to watch it with gentle acceptance, waiting patiently for the time when it will no longer be there.
The cause of all our pain comes from our desire to maintain the seeming separation from God and thus keep our individuality preserved.

He bids you bring each terrible effect to Him that you may look together on its foolish cause and laugh with Him a while. You judge effects, but He has judged their cause. T-27.VIII.9:3-4

Asking for Help - Offering Our problems to the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit asks of you but this; bring to Him every secret you have locked away from Him. Open every door to Him, and bid Him enter the darkness and lighten it away. At your request He enters gladly. He brings the light to darkness if you make the darkness open to Him. But what you hide He cannot look upon. T-14.VII.6:1-5

When we decide to be happy and not right we are inviting the Holy Spirit into our minds to shine away the guilt we have been grasping onto.

It is important to realise that it is not ourselves that heal our mind - we simply allow the blocks to God to be removed by the Holy Spirit. We don't need to understand how this happens. Our work is in the first two stages of this process - Awareness and Acceptance. To be healed we need help from outside our ego thought system. This help must wait until it is called for as it would never force itself upon us against our free will. 

Next time you feel you have lost your peace it can help if you stop a moment and become aware of where in your body you feel uncomfortable. This area is a reflection in your body of an unforgiveness in your mind. Place your hand on this area in a gesture of simple acceptance and tell yourself it all right to feel this way. When you feel ready, ask the Holy Spirit to help you see the problem in your life a different way.

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GROW AS THE FLOWER GROWS Michael Dawson

Those who seek the light are merely covering their eyes.
The light is in them now. Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all.
A Course in Miracles. Lesson 188



The Futility of Seeking
If there is something wrong with our body we attend to it. For example, if a finger is cut we would cover it with a plaster. We normally would not try to pretend it was not bleeding. But if there is something wrong in our minds we often seek to escape from the problem. For example, we might turn to alcohol to try to escape from sorrow. To heal the mind we must stay with the problem so it can be healed through forgiveness.

One escape from the pain of living in the ego's judgmental mind is to seek the light or God. It is not easy to see that the pain in our mind and the object of our search are both created by the ego. Now the solution to the suffering in our mind may appear to lie somewhere in the future instead of in the present moment, the only place where the Holy Spirit can help us with the aid of the holy instant or miracle.

We think by searching we can find truth/God which also implies we will recognise it when we find it. We can't search for something we cannot recognise - otherwise how will we know when we find it? It must be similar to something we already know. But what if God is totally beyond what we are familiar with, as the mystics have assured us it is? We are then doomed never to find the goal of our search. "Seek and do not find" (T-12.IV.1:4) is the ego's dictum.

So don't seek to become free of desire or "achieve" enlightenment. Become present. Be there as the observer of the mind. 'The Power of Now: A guide to spiritual enlightenment' by Eckhart Tolle.

You can do nothing to bring (the awareness of God) about, but you can avoid creating obstacles.  'I Am That' by Nisargadatta Maharaj

When the mind is no longer seeking, no longer breeding conflict through its wants and cravings, when it is silent with understanding, only then can the immeasurable come into being.'Commentaries on Living. Third Series' by J Krishnamurti


The Trap of Dependence
During this hopeless search for God we may be tempted to depend on a guru or teacher to lead us to truth. This reminds me of a story from Anthony de Mello's book 'One Minute Wisdom':

To a visitor who asked to become his disciple the Master said, "You may live with me, but don't become my follower."

"Whom, then, shall I follow?"

"No one. The day you follow someone you cease to follow Truth."

Jesus asks us to follow his guidance which becomes clearer as we practice our daily forgiveness lessons. We can, of course, learn from other teachers and spiritual disciplines but should not forget we carry our teacher with us in our right minds. Our task is to remember that we can always turn to this teacher instead of the ego.


God Knows The Way To Us
It is the arrogance of the ego that thinks it knows the way to God. Jesus reminds us gently that we are but confused children lost in our dream of separation and driven mad by guilt. Put that way it perhaps make sense not to trust our own good intentions!

Is it not He Who knows the way to you? You need not know the way to Him. Your part is simply to allow all obstacles that you have interposed between the Son and God the Father to be quietly removed forever. God will do His part in joyful and immediate response.
A Course in Miracles. Lesson 189

Thus Jesus is telling us to relax and stop striving after God. Let us just do our part and then God will do His - but in His own time, not ours.

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.
'Halfway up the Mountain - the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment' by Mariana Caplan. Hohm Press 


Realistic Goals
In reading the lives of saints we can discover people who seem to have reached exalted states and we can be tempted to desire the same for ourselves. After all, who would not want to be one with God? However, can the unenlightened judge who is truly enlightened or are they forced to always be dealing with their own ideas and projections of what the enlightened state is? Is a permanent union with God a realistic goal and is it actually possible whilst we still desire to exist as bodies?

Sometimes a teacher of God may have a brief experience of direct union with God. In this world, it is almost impossible that this endure. It can, perhaps, be won after much devotion and dedication, and then be maintained for much of the time on earth. But this is so rare that it cannot be considered a realistic goal. If it happens, so be it. If it does not happen, so be it as well. All worldly states must be illusory. If God were reached directly in sustained awareness, the body would not be long maintained. M-26.3.1:8

The body, which was created so we could hide from God, could not last long in the presence of what it was originally designed to hide from.

The goal of A Course in Miracles is peace, brought about by forgiveness. With peace the memory of God returns and who we really are - the formless, eternal Christ. This is a realistic goal and one that is promised to all of us.


Daily Practice
Once we begin to realise that seeking the light is but an escape from facing our pain and that we cannot know the path to God, we can really begin our journey home. When we realise the movement away from what is actually happening in our minds to the pursuit of some far-off solution is a false and useless journey, we can start the real work which will lead to peace of mind and the return of the awareness of God's love for us. Every day we are presented with fresh opportunities to look at our self-created pain, accept it and let it go with Jesus's help. The ego's advice to deny our guilt and project it onto others can now be chosen against. A constant vigilance or awareness of our ego thoughts is required so we can give them to the Holy Spirit for healing. This is not easy, as indicated in this remark to Helen Schucman by Jesus, "You are much too tolerant of mind wandering, and are passively condoning your mind's miscreations." (T-2.VI.4:6 ) When we fulfil our part in the plan for salvation we will experience peace.
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Deepen and broaden your awareness of yourself and all the blessings will flow. You need not seek anything, all will come to you most naturally and effortlessly.
'I Am That' by Nisargadatta Maharaj

Our yearning for permanent peace and happiness can now be set aside and this energy directed into the daily classroom of our relationships. And we can smile gently at our desire to be enlightened in this life and leave the timing of that in God's hands. 

Grow as the flower grows, unconsciously, but eagerly anxious to open its soul to the air. So must you press forward to open your soul to the Eternal. But it must be the Eternal that draws forth your strength and beauty, not desire of growth. For in the one case you develop in the luxuriance of purity: in the other you harden by the forcible passion for personal stature. 
'Light on the Path' by Mabel Collins



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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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AND THERE WAS LIGHT

From:  'And There Was Light – The autobiography of a blind hero in the French Resistance' by Jacques Lusseyran. Floris Books, 1963

Lack of forgiveness is like a wall erected against the ever-present light that is shining on us. Forgiveness removes bricks from this wall, letting the light in to do its work of dissolving our unforgiveness and restoring us to peace. We do not understand the ways of spirit, our inner guide, nor do we need to know. What is required of us is a willingness to be helped to see the situation we are in differently. With this invitation, our inner guide can step in and heal our mind. 

The idea of surrendering the last part of the process of forgiveness to an invisible power within us will not be welcomed by our egos. After all, by its very nature the ego believes it alone can solve all problems. After living on this planet for a few years the ego feels it has the experience it needs to handle any situation. What it doesn’t accept, is ego got us into trouble in the first place. Without the guidance of a higher part of us we are spiritually blind, trying to live on the advice of our ego. Being blind, we continually ‘bump’ into situations that cause us pain. 

The following book extract describes how Jacques Lusseyran, who was accidentally blinded in both eyes when he was eight years old, came to rely on inner help to navigate his world. Jacques discovered to his surprise that an inner light was available to help him. When walking down a tree-lined road he could sense where the trees were. If he was sufficiently at peace within himself he could even sense where the branches were positioned. When his childhood playmate ran away from him he could still follow her as she left a ‘red trail’ behind her. The book also illustrates how he could lose touch with this guidance. His story mirrors our own lives and our spiritual blindness when we try to do everything by ourselves. 

Still, there were times when the light faded, almost to the point of disap- pearing. It happened every time I was afraid. If, instead of letting myself be carried along by confidence and throwing myself into things, I hesitated, calculated, thought about the wall, the half- open door, the key in the lock; if I said to myself that all these things were hostile and about to strike or scratch, then without exception I hit or wounded myself. The only easy way to move around the house, the garden or the beach was by not thinking about it at all, or thinking as little as possible. Then I moved between obstacles the way they say bats do. What the loss of my eyes had not accomplished was brought about by fear. It made me blind. Anger and impatience had the same effect, throwing everything into confusion. The minute before I knew just where everything in the room was, but if I got angry, things got angrier than I. They went and hid in the most unlikely corners, mixed themselves up, turned turtle, muttered like crazy men and looked wild. As for me, I no longer knew where to put hand or foot. Everything hurt me. This mechanism worked so well that I became cautious. When I was playing with my small companions, if I suddenly grew anxious to win, to be first at all costs, then all at once I could see nothing. Literally, I went into fog or smoke. I could no longer afford to be jealous or unfriendly, because, as soon as I was, a bandage came down over my eyes, and I was bound hand and foot and cast aside. All at once a black hole opened, and I was helpless inside it. But when I was happy and serene, approached people with confidence and thought well of them, I was rewarded with light. So is it surprising that I loved friendship and harmony when I was very young? Armed with such a tool, why should I need a moral code? For me this tool took the place of red and green lights. I always knew where the road was open and where it was closed. I had only to look at the bright signal which taught me how to live. 

The inner light that guided Jaques also helped him discern whom he could trust and whom he could not. This talent helped him become the leader of a large group of French resistance fighters in the Second World War. The one time he went against this inner knowing resulted in him being arrested and imprisoned in a concentration camp. His reliance on his inner guide allowed him to survive the harsh conditions of the camp and to go on to become a university professor after the war.

Reprinted from 'The Findhorn Book of Forgiveness' by Michael Dawson.  Findhorn Press

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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 darkness and turmoil on Earth is awakening people from their sleep of centuries - wisdom from the Arcturians.

Extract from; AUGUST 21, 2022 Arcturian Group
Channeled by Marilyn Raffaelel

Trust that the Divine Plan is alive and well in spite of what seems to be a regression of world consciousness. The chaos is serving to "jump start" the awakening process for many who continue to live un-empowered lives, never questioning or thinking for themselves and believing everything they are told if the person doing the telling holds a position of authority in government, religion, education, or medical fields.

Their exposure to actions reflective of dense and long hidden negative energies is causing them for the first time to actually acknowledge issues they have always chosen to ignore or deny in favor of continuing to live comfortably in their chosen belief system while never questioning the status quo they have long accepted as being normal and correct.

Everyone, not just the select few called saints, sages, or gurus, are empowered beings of Light in different phases of awakening to the realization of this. Some will need more lifetimes lived in third dimensional energy and some have already achieved this state of consciousness but all are on a journey of continuing spiritual awareness regardless of how they may be living their lives at this time. It can be no other way, because ONEness is the only reality and is infinite.

When the first spark of real truth touches and opens in consciousness it causes a period of time in which the person feels emotionally and mentally traumatized. This cannot be avoided because there has been a shift in their state of consciousness and the experience of suddenly realizing that everything they were taught and put their faith into is false, shatters the foundation they have built and depended upon leaving them floundering in confusion which quickly dissipates as awareness continues to unfold.

Many things are waiting in the wings, soon to manifest and help increasingly more to awaken out of the eons long slumber they have endured believing that they were just physical bodies, human beings living only one life and subject to anything and everything "bad". Never forget that all are Divine Beings, expressions of one omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient God. We have frequently said this, but present times call for it to be reiterated.

Resist nothing. It is not your job as Light workers to save the world with three dimensional solutions. Your job and what you came to do as evolved individuals is to hold the Light by being the Light. Because there is only ONE Consciousness, the Light you hold in your consciousness automatically assists and lifts those near or far able to align with that same energy.

Extract from:

Aug 21, 2022 -Arcturian Group.pdf


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Forthcoming Workshops on A Course in Miracles - 2022 (Zoom)  - starts this Sunday

and 2023 in Bonn, Freiburg [same workshop] and Kempton


Germany Workshop dates for 2023:
Bonn 17 and 18 June (ACIM introduction Friday 16 evening 7.30)
Freiburg 23 to 25 June

Requirements For Awakening 
- from the perspective of A Course in Miracles  

Why wait for Heaven? Those who seek the light are merely covering their eyes. 
The light is in them now. Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all. 
ACIM Lesson 188

To awaken to our spiritual reality - an eternal, formless  spirit - ACIM emphasises  the following:

  • Desire awakening above all - manifestation
  •  Realise you know nothing of importance - humility 
  •  Seek and find the blocks to love - denial and projection
  • I need do nothing - being guided
  • Being not doing - actions flow from beingness
  • Develop trust - the ladder home
  • Forgiveness  - the fast path
  • End seeking - the trap of searching

Exercises will be used to apply forgiveness and will call on guidance for the problems in our minds, the only place true healing can occur.

No knowledge of A Course in Miracles is required.
The workshop will be in English with German translation. 


Bonn
An Evening introduction to ACIM - Fri June 16
7.30pm to 9.30pm

Workshop:
Sat June 17 and Sun June 18, 
10am to 6pm

Contact:

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


Freiburg
Fri 22, [6pm tp 9pm], Sat 23 [10am to 6pm], and Sun 24 [10am to 5pm]

Contact:
Gabriela Naff
Tel: 0049 761 29088503
or 0049 15779030857 (mobile)

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Kempten, Germany (to be confirmed)
Sat 1 July [10-6] and Sunday  July 2 [10-5], 2023

Cost: E200


Healing Ourselves and Others (to be confirmed)

from the perspective of A Course in Miracles
- Michael Dawson -

Health Is Inner Peace....Health is the result of relinquishing all attempts to use the body lovelessly. ACIM

I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent him who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say or do, 
because he who sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever he wishes 
knowing he goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let him teach me to heal.
T-2.V.18:2-6   A Course in Miracles

  

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

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

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

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

Topics also included:

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

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

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

Contact:
Volkmar Zahor
Freudental 14
87435 Kempten
Tel: +49 (0)831 96 06 1953
Fax: +49 (0)831 96 06 1955



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Online Zoom workshops


Relationships - Our Path Home.  - starts this Sunday
- finding peace and growth in the mirror of relationships 
A Course in Miracles Zoom workshop
In English with German translation

You can enrol for all or some of the 3 parts
Zoom allows for questions, sharings, 
meeting in virtual rooms for pair exercises and sharings.

By Michael Dawson

"When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter.
As you see him you will see yourself. As you treat him you will treat yourself. 
As you think of him you will think of yourself. 
Never forget this, for in him  you will find yourself or lose yourself." 
from A Course in Miracles T-8.III.4.

Our relationships can become our daily classroom of forgiveness. "Relationships" does not just refer to our partners but everyone we meet. How we react to our family, colleagues, strangers, animals, people in the media mirrors what is contained in our minds. Daily we walk around in a hall of mirrors and when we lose our peace we are being shown something unhealed, unforgiven in our minds. 

The Course seeks to take our difficult relationships and change their direction towards the goal of holy relationships in which we practice honesty and forgiveness.

As we learn to look at ourselves and others without judgement (forgiveness) we gradually remove the obstacles to the love and peace within us. Judgement is gradually replaced by compassion, and instead of separation, true acceptance, friendship and genuine intimacy become possible.

The workshop will contain exercises to help understand and heal painful dynamics found in ego-based relationships, allowing our natural state of peace and joy to be uncovered. 

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

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Beziehungen - Unser Weg nach Hause. 

- Frieden finden und Wachstum erleben im Spiegel von Beziehungen - Ein Seminar basierend auf „Ein Kurs in Wundern“ 

"Wenn du jemandem begegnest, so erinnere dich daran, dass es eine heilige Begegnung ist.
Wie du ihn siehst, wirst du dich selber sehen. Wie du ihn behandelst, wirst du dich selbst behandeln. Wie du über ihn denkst, wirst du über dich selbst denken. Vergiss dies nie, denn in ihm wirst du dich selbst finden oder verlieren."
Ein Kurs in Wundern T-8.III.4. 

Unsere Beziehungen können zu unserem täglichen Klassenzimmer der Vergebung werden. "Beziehungen" bezieht sich nicht nur auf unsere Partner, sondern auf jeden, dem wir begegnen. Wie wir auf unsere Familie, Kollegen, Fremde, Tiere, Menschen in den Medien reagieren, spiegelt das wider, was in unserem Verstand enthalten ist. Täglich laufen wir in einem Spiegelkabinett herum, und wenn wir unseren Frieden verlieren, wird uns etwas gezeigt, das in unserem Geist noch nicht geheilt, noch nicht vergeben ist. 

Der Kurs zielt darauf ab, unsere schwierigen Beziehungen in eine Richtung zu lenken, die zu heiligen Beziehungen führt, in denen wir Ehrlichkeit und Vergebung praktizieren. 

Wenn wir lernen, uns selbst und andere ohne Verurteilung (Vergebung) zu betrachten, beseitigen wir allmählich die Hindernisse, die der Liebe und dem Frieden in uns im Wege stehen. An die Stelle des Urteils tritt allmählich Mitgefühl, und anstelle von Trennung werden wahre Akzeptanz, Freundschaft und echte Intimität möglich. 

Der Workshop enthält Übungen, die helfen, schmerzhafte Dynamiken in Ego-Beziehungen zu verstehen und zu heilen, so dass unser natürlicher Zustand von Frieden und Freude sichtbar werden kann. 


Dates: 
18 Sept, 2022
4 Dec, 2022
12 March, 2023

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. If that fails please copy the link into a web browser.

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:
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 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 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 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 - non 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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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.

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

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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
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Kenneth Wapnick ......……… Biographical information and excerpts from his writings
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miraclestudies.net  ………… A Course in Miracles Resource Web Site for ACIM Students
A Course in Miracles Study groups
Search for A Course in Miracles Study Groups Around the World. 
The Foundation for Inner peace also has a study group search engine.
Miracles Studies Australia  http://www.miracle-studies.net.au  lists study groups for Australia and new Zealand


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

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

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTATIONS

About three times a week I send a 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. Email me at:  mdawson@acfip.org


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

A Course in Miracles  Lesson 250


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

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

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

Nisargadatta Maharaj
I Am That

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

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

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

Mariana Caplan
Halfway Up the Mountain - The Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment
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Michael Dawson
PO Box 125
Point Lookout
Queensland 4183
Australia

EMAIL:       mdawson@acfip.org
WEBSITES:   http://www.acfip.org
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My YouTube ACIM Healing Channel: 
Many guided healing exercises, workshops and explanations of ACIM principles.

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

••My A Course in Miracles Online Community
1hour group healing session and one 90 min ACIM workshop a month included. Free trial. US$10 per month.