How to Learn via the Course Study Guide
The first step in learning something new is to give up everything you think you know and allow it to be replaced with the truth. If you are ready to do that, your experiences on this earth will never be the same!
Briefly, I suggest someone new to this website to begin at the left of the NavBar above and study each page, including the dropdown pages (of which this is one) under each category. Enjoy and learn from the Enlightenment page (first and foremost) and the Miracle Principles page, for a more complete understanding of both. Though it is the reader's choice, I found it more helpful to begin with the Workbook Review before studying the Miracle Principles. We here at Universal Church of Miracle Enlightenment mostly want everyone to be comfortable and inspired while learning from the site, and to know that you are important to us and to God, that any question you may have that we may be able to answer, is welcome on the Contact page. Your enlightenment will help us all to know the truth that will set us all free. So enjoy and learn and know you are welcome, understood, appreciated and loved!
I recently wrote a review of A Course in Miracles for Amazon.com. See below:
Long before A Course in Miracles was dictated to Helen Schucman, I was teaching the principles of miracles to my son. He said that I was obviously speaking the truth, but his eyes were showing him the opposite of what I was saying. He asked me if there was a book to support my teachings to him, and of course I said I had not read one. Then I discovered A Course in Miracles. I read it for four days and four nights without stopping to rest or to eat, drinking only water. At the end of the fourth day, I was not even tired; I was so inspired. I called my son to tell him I had finally found a book that supported what I had been teaching him all those years! This experience taught me that the Course is not something new. The knowledge of the Course is within the mind of each and every one of us, just waiting to be reawakened. (www.UCome.org)
This Course Study Guide is written simply, yet factually, to help each of you to awaken to the truth that will set YOU free.
Boring? I don't think so . . .
Once you no longer experience the need to learn by contrast on this planet, and you have now made a conscious choice to focus on lifting your thoughts higher in truth, then you may choose a higher path. (Use the words "extend," "amplify," and "beyond.") Yes, it is tiresome to suffer. And you are noticing -- you all are noticing -- how tired you get from it. It wastes your energy. So quit choosing to suffer. There is another path -- a higher, happier path -- and you just CHOOSE IT.
There is a saying on the planet that the teacher will appear when the student is ready. The teaching will also appear when you are ready. Suffering is an illusion. Choose to learn through joy and joy will be yours. You do not need "things" any longer to make you happy. You are created happy, you abound in happiness, you ARE happy, and no, you are not bored!
Many seem to think enlightenment is boring. Why do they think that? It may be that they are certain that suffering is needed, that it is all a part of "life." Perhaps it now wiser to let that idea go. Know that it is an illusion and that is all. Happiness will then begin to fill the gaps. The void that you may feel when suffering is no more, that also is an illusion. Remember, you are never alone. God is with you wherever you go, lifting you higher and higher into happiness and joy. Choose to be open to receive those who radiate (not vibrate, but radiate) at the same level as you and who are interested in radiating even higher. Continue to put your focus where you are happy, and you will naturally open your life and heart to others who are on the same path as you. Choose the path that encourages you to be happy and light. Choose the path where you experience freedom. Use that word "free" to guide you. Does this help me to experience freedom in light? If it does, then, say "YES."
If you are thinking about what to do on this earth, if you do not experience happiness and freedom with the ideas you have been pondering and savoring, then ask the Holy Spirit to help you to consider something different, something out of the ordinary than that with which you have been experiencing. You have grown, so let your ideas grow with you. Happiness is a state of being. Happiness does not come from anything -- from an object, an experience or even from a person. Happiness is WHO AND WHAT YOU ARE! Happiness is given to you in your creation. You can pretend or act like you are not happy. But you cannot but be happy in truth, because YOU ARE HAPPINESS!
Those who choose to separate into the darkness of fear, violence, sadness, anger, resentment, grudges, boredom, illness and lack -- are choosing the darkness. YOU and THEY ARE the light. Viruses are dark, and as they multiply, the madder, angrier, sadder, sicker and more tired people ACT. It is all fear based. Yet, when you are choosing love, choosing the light, you no longer need the viruses or other forms in which darkness appears. You envision a whole new way of life . . . a happy life beyond the viruses and discord and boredom, where you are no longer acting; you are BEING.
It is all a matter of readiness, and now that you are ready to take this light we share to higher levels, this website is here to help you. Now that you are awakening to the idea that there is Something more, you may enter a new Mind that has been waiting for you, a Mind of peace, of love, of genuine appreciation and enjoyment. Be encouraged to have more joy. There is no end to the joy and happiness that you can experience, even here on this earth! Know, too, that you are not experiencing the separation, you are witnessing it. And then choose again to experience and witness with light and joy.
So thank you for being here. You are a vital part of the opening of light and life that is moving throughout this world. You perhaps have no idea how important you are! Know it. Live it. Trust it. And thank you. Your Presence is appreciated in our hearts and in the Heart of God everywhere. Reverend Lori