About A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles is a complete self-study spiritual thought system.

As a three-volume curriculum consisting of a Text, Workbook for Students, and Manual for Teachers, it teaches that the way to universal love and peace—or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others.  The Course thus focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. A Course in Miracles also emphasizes that it is but one version of the universal curriculum, of which there are "many thousands." Consequently, even though the language of the Course is that of traditional Christianity, it expresses a non-sectarian, non-denominational spirituality. A Course in Miracles therefore is a universal spiritual teaching, not a religion. 

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A Course in Miracles in a nutshell

The summary introduction, which appears in its Text, is quite succinct and brief. It reads:

"This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. 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. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite."

This Course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

"Nothing real can be threatened. 

Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God." 

Apart from Religion

Consequently, even though the language of the Course is that of traditional Christianity, it expresses a non-sectarian, non-denominational spirituality. A Course in Miracles therefore is a universal spiritual teaching, not a religion." 

(From The Foundation for Inner Peace: www.acim.org)

A rare interview with Helen

 A Course in Miracles began with the sudden decision of two people to join in a common goal. Their names were Helen Schucman and William Thetford, Professors of Medical Psychology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. 

The Little Willingness

  • It does not matter who they were, except that the story shows that with God all things are possible. They were anything but spiritual. Their relationship with each other was difficult and often strained, and they were concerned with personal and professional acceptance and status. In general, they had considerable investment in the values of the world. Their lives were hardly in accord with anything that the Course advocates.  


  •  Although their intention was serious, they had great difficulty in starting out on their joint venture. But they had given the Holy Spirit the "little willingness" that, as the Course itself was to emphasize again and again, is sufficient to enable Him to use any situation for His purposes and provide it with His power. 

Video: ACIM; What it Says

 C-in.1. This is not a course in philosophical speculation, nor is it concerned with precise terminology. 2 It is concerned only with Atonement, or the correction of perception. 3 The means of the Atonement is forgiveness. 4 The structure of "individual consciousness" is essentially irrelevant because it is a concept representing the "original error" or the "original sin." 5 To study the error itself does not lead to correction, if you are indeed to succeed in overlooking the error. 

The Miracle Within Videos

Join Onefeather and his study friend Barret Hedeen for these weekly discussions about A Course in Miracles. Both Barret and Chris have been devoted students of the Course for a multitude of years, searching for deeper insight into it's simple yet profound meaning. This weekly video journey into what ACIM offers is a more peaceful way of approaching and expressing life is filled with insight and practical information. ​

Barrett Hedeen can be contacted at: BarretHedeen@gmail.com 

Finding Miracles at the Movies

Chris and Barret team up to review movies both from the past as well as new releases looking through the lens of A Course in Miracles. Join them as they reflect on how the messages from Spirit are ever-present in the world around us, all we need do is be willing to see them.

ACIM Discovery Videos

Join Chris in this ongoing series of interviews with people who have discovered A Course in Miracles. How they came across ACIM and the impact it has had in their lives! Many of the interviews offer insights that can be of value to the listener in their own personal evolution!

ACIM Fireside Chats Videos

Stretch the boundaries of your mind with this weekly ongoing conversation as Devan and Onefeather (a pair of shamans) discuss Life, Reality and the Truth of our existence and the existential nature of the universe. Their common philosophy is "A Course in Miracles" yet they have their unique experiences and interpretations of a variety of Spiritual topics. The Truth Remains to be the Truth. 

Find Devan on the web at:  
http://www.OpenandClear.com/ 

ACIM Hangouts Videos

This weekly series of discussions about A Course in Miracles spans multiple generations as Stephen Hubbell and Onefeather share insights from the age of the Baby Boomers to the era of the Mellenials

Find Stephen on the web at: www.stephen-hubbell.com

True Prayer

S-1.I.5. Prayer is a stepping aside; a letting go, a quiet time of listening and loving. 2 It should not be confused with supplication of any kind, because it is a way of remembering your holiness. 3 Why should holiness entreat, being fully entitled to everything Love has to offer? 4 And it is to Love you go in prayer. 5 Prayer is an offering; a giving up of yourself to be at one with Love. 6 There is nothing to ask because there is nothing left to want. 7 That nothingness becomes the altar of God. 8 It disappears in Him.


S-1.II.7. Prayer is a ladder reaching up to Heaven. 2 At the top there is a transformation much like your own, for prayer is part of you. 3 The things of earth are left behind, all unremembered. 4 There is no asking, for there is no lack. 5 Identity in Christ is fully recognized as set forever, beyond all change and incorruptible. 6 The light no longer flickers, and will never go out. 7 Now, without needs of any kind, and clad forever in the pure sinlessness that is the gift of God to you, His Son, prayer can again become what it was meant to be. 8 For now it rises as a song of thanks to your Creator, sung without words, or thoughts, or vain desires, unneedful now of anything at all. 9 So it extends, as it was meant to do.


S-1.V.1. Prayer is a way to true humility. 2 And here again it rises slowly up, and grows in strength and love and holiness. 3 Let it but leave the ground where it begins to rise to God, and true humility will come at last to grace the mind that thought it was alone and stood against the world. 4 Humility brings peace because it does not claim that you must rule the universe, nor judge all things as you would have them be. 5 All little gods it gladly lays aside, not in resentment, but in honesty and recognition that they do not serve.