Cool Things About ACIM


Mysterious Landscape by lxrowe

One of the first thing I noticed about the Course is that is doesn’t require me to “buy in” to what it says. Instead, it tells me that through using the ideas, I will be shown that they are true. This is exactly what happened to me. And it continues to happen to this day, and it’s what allows me to believe so strongly in miracles. I’ve been given proof.

Here’s a quote from the preface:

Some of the ideas the Workbook presents you will find hard to believe, and others may seem to be quite startling. This does not matter. You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are not asked to judge them at all. You are asked only to use them. It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will show you that they are true.

Preface, pg. ix

Notes from the Universe

silhouette photography of group of people jumping during golden time
Photo by Belle Co on

I’m a big Mike Dooley fan, and I receive his free “Notes from the Universe” emails. Just thought I’d share today’s note:

If speaking to a spiritual novice during the darker days of human evolution, Shawna, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if “He” were angry, testing, and judgmental.
To someone a bit more savvy, during easier times, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if “She” were always loving, nurturing, and forever conspiring on your behalf.
And to someone on the verge of a total breakthrough, during the latter days of human evolution, one might explain God by asking them to turn up the music, take off their shoes, walk in the grass, unleash the dogs, free the canary, catch a breeze, ride a wave, dance every day, get up early, take a nap, stay out late, eat chocolate, feel the love, give stuff away, earn it back, give some more, and laugh…. Really.
Really, really.
Catch a breeze, Shawna
   The Universe


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Welcome to my first post on my new blog! My name is Shawna Rae, and my long spiritual journey has led me to the teachings of A Course in Miracles. Through it, I’ve found a God of my understanding. This God doesn’t judge except to tell us we’re perfectly innocent. This God is pure love and would never be someone we had to fear. He seeks out the “unworthy” to let them know they’re wrong.

My study of the Course began with A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson in the early 90’s. Since then, I’ve had my own remarkable awakening (but not the kind where you’re in constant bliss. I’m still hoping for that one).

I look forward to connecting.

Shawna  💕