A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles

– with Tim Christopher

Posts filed under Echoes of Eternity

The Call to the Quest

O Force-compelled, Fate-driven earth-born race, O petty adventurers in an infinite world And prisoners of a dwarf humanity, How long will you tread the circling tracks of mind Around your little self and petty things? But not for a changeless littleness were you meant, Not for vain repetition were you built; Out of the Immortal’s… (read more)

Purity of Heart

Now the unspeakable is like the murmuring of a brook. If you go buried in your own thoughts, if you are busy, then you do not notice it at all in passing. You are not aware that this murmuring exists. But if you stand still, then you discover it. And if you have discovered it,… (read more)

Understand Christ’s teachings

To understand Christ’s teachings is but ‘to understand that the world, not that which God gave for man’s delight, but the world men have devised for their own destruction is a dream.  A very wild and terrible dream – the raving of a maniac from which one need but awake in order never to return… (read more)

What is freedom anyway?

How can you be free? What is freedom anyway? Freedom to do what? Freedom to do whatever you want to do? Is that it? What do youwant to do? Definition: Total freedom is total absence of fear. Because total freedom is total love, or total extension of yourself in freedom, to include everything else. You… (read more)

One that shall know this vision

And one that shall know this vision– with what passion of love shall he not be seized, with what pang of desire, what longing to be molten into one with This!…… This, the Beauty supreme, the absolute, and the primal, fashions Its lovers to Beauty and makes them also worthy of love. Plotinus, Enneads

Arise by unknowing

In the exercise of mystical contemplation, leave behind the senses and the operations of the intellect, and all things sensible and intellectual,……. that you may arise by unknowing towards the union with Him who transcends all being and all knowledge. Dionysius the Areopagite, The Hidden Knowledge of God

The perfection of spirit

When the soul reaches the perfection of spirit, being completely purified of passion, and commingled with the Holy Spirit….then it becomes all light, all exultation, all heartfelt love, all goodness and lovingkindness. Macarius, 4th century Coptic Hermit

The Goal

When we have passed beyond knowings, then we shall have Knowledge. Reason was the helper; Reason is the bar. When we have passed beyond willings, then we shall have Power. Effort was the helper; Effort is the bar. When we have passed beyond enjoyings, then we shall have Bliss. Desire was the helper; Desire is… (read more)