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The Class on “A Course in Miracles” at Villa Larimar
“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.”
With these words from its own Introduction to itself, A Course in Miracles not only affirms that it is, indeed, the “Christian Advaita” many have realized it to be, but also foreshadows and hints at the absolute and totally uncompromising nature of it’s non-dualism. This absolute and uncompromising non-dualism, properly understood and fully appreciated, is a frightening prospect to the ego
and for this reason most students of the Course, and many teachers of it as well, unfortunately, run screaming in the opposite direction. Compromising on/with, and watering down, the Course’s non-dualism makes it self-contradictory and difficult to understand and, ultimately, is the real reason many people think the Course is “hard”. When viewed in the light of that non-dualism, however, the Course is seen to be “a very simple course” (Txt. Chap. 11), and “a
very practical course, and one that means exactly what it says” (Txt. Chap. 8).
These classes will approach the Course in that light.
These words from the Introduction also foreshadow and hint at the Course’s ultimate goal for it’s students: to live from, and in, the awareness of Love’s Presence—always. This will be the goal of these classes, as well.
Whether you’re just starting with A Course in Miracles or have been through it several times already, we welcome you to join us at Villa Larimar for this timely class taught by Ray Bratcher, a Course student for 30 years, who has taught the Course at many venues, including Rebirthing-Breathwork International, Unity and Science of Mind Churches in the states, Unity of St. Croix, and Beeston Hill.
“I’ve been through several classes/groups on the Course, but I learned more from yours (Ray’s) than all of them put together”
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