A New Year – a cracker…

In Australia it’s New Year’s Eve.

Soon I will break a three day fast with a glass of champagne.

Hell of a way to break a fast – (only Chinese green tea since Sunday night) – but hey, it is New Year’s Eve after all.

Tomorrow I start A Course in Miracles.

Daily lessons, 365 in all.

Life changing, so they say. And reading through it as I have already, I can believe it.

Jennifer did the full course a couple of years ago – all 365 days – and it forged a major change within her. She still carries with her what she learnt doing the course, and it informs the way she looks at everything.

I’ve tried getting into it in the past, but I found it to be dense and difficult to navigate.
I feel now that I’m ready for it.

Here is the Wikipedia link to it:

A Course in Miracles

The book is large, complex, and a real head-bender.

It was written by two Professors of Medical Psychology from Columbia University – Helen Schucman and William Thetford. They began in 1965, and it took them ten years to write. Professor Schucman said she was transcribing from messages she received from Jesus Christ – although The Course diverges fundamentally from Christianity.

Interestingly, before receiving messages (through symbolic dreams and a “Voice,”) that would later constitute The Course, Professor Schucman described herself as “conservative in theory and atheistic in belief.”

The Course has been described as “Satanic” by some, and others have referred to it as a “New Age Bible.” It is intensely metaphysical.

Here is a link to the book on Amazon, if you’re interested in buying it. You can also pick it up on Kindle for $8.50 –


I begin the course with a level of trepidation, because I know it’s going to be hard going at times. But I feel it’s something I have to do. And I’m now ready for it – whereas before I wasn’t.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

In the meantime, to those of you in our time zone, Happy New Year! And to those of you in the US or elsewhere, same tomorrow!

I know this year is going to be a cracker.

How do I know?

Because it’s written in my stars…




12 thoughts on “A New Year – a cracker…

  1. Happy New Year, what an amazing year 2015 will be. So I’ve been told today by a mutual friend in CA!!! I’ve never taken the Course in Miracles but they offer it at our Unity Church. I’m sure there must be a Unity Churches in Australia, they do the book study which is easier to comprehend than trying to tackle the book alone (only if you want). I rather join a group to see others views and it helps me along the way. Many Blessings sent your way! Silvia

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  2. Happy New Year Bill, Jennifer and PGS friends. Oh yes, it is going to be a cracker of a year, I can feel it in me bones! I love what I read in my stars. Blessings and as always Light and Love!



    • Hey Ingrid – you’ve got a big year coming up, don’t you – with your long walk. Yes doesn’t it feel like 2015 is going to be a good ‘un? Joni gave me an astrological reason for it being a good year – I wish I knew more about her craft – but as you say, you can feel it in your bones! bb

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  3. Its now 3 am in Mudgee so happy belated new year to you and Jennifer. We’ll be catching up in 15 hours or so. 2014 was amazing and 2015 will be awesome.

    Love to the entire PGS tribe worldwide.


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  4. I have that book on my shelf. I bought it for a friend with Leukemia and Lymphoma and tried to read it with her then because I thought it would help her outlook, we gave it a weak attempt but didn’t get far.( It is a bit controversial. )
    Maybe I will give it another go along with you! Cheers! for the New Year.


    • Hi Kathryn – the book is broken down into three sections – Text, Workbook for Students, and Manual for Teachers. It’s the Workbook section that has the lessons. The lessons themselves are quite simple. The First part of the book – the Text – is very complex and yes, quite controversial. Hope we meet up again this year. All the best for 2015. I’m sure it will be wonderful for you and Michael. Bill


  5. Best wishes for 2015, Bill, Jen and PGS Family – may this year bring you all everything wonderful.
    Thank you, Bill, for sharing everything you are learning on this amazing journey that we are privileged to be a part of.
    Take joy in every step – Jenny x x x

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