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:
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…