Wed. (11/22): Last Day to Register for
in Colorado Springs on Dec.8-9-10, 2017…
Online or In-person, from Jan.- June 2018
Suggested donation: $20 to help cover RMMC Rental fee and FACIM donation
Early in A Course in Miracles, Jesus tells us, “My trust in you is greater than yours in me at the moment, but it will not always be that way” (T-4.VI.6:1). Trust is a central theme throughout the Course, its importance underscored in the manual where Jesus asserts that all other traits of a teacher of God, such as gentleness, defenselessness, and patience, rest on it and follow from it (M-4.II.1:1-2). This program will consider what the Course means by trust, what it means to trust Jesus, and the role of developing trust in Jesus in our healing process. Issues to be explored include the gradual transition from dependency on external forms and symbols to increasing reliance on our inner teacher, and from seeking specific guidance and intervention about situations and events in our lives to asking for help with releasing our belief in sin and guilt in our minds. In the very end, we come to realize that we and Jesus are the same—”And thus you joined with me, so what I am are you as well” (W-pII.14.2:3)—and with him know that “God is my life and yours” (T-11.IV.6:7).
The Foundation is discontinuing the weekly Thursday Morning Study Group as of December 15, 2017; the final meeting will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017. In addition, the monthly Seminars (Physical Attendance and Live Streamed) will also be discontinued following the final full-day Seminar entitled “Our Foundation is Love, the Way We Walk in Gratitude” to be held on January 24, 2018. All other activities of the Foundation will continue as usual.
The Foundation is discontinuing production of audio titles in MP3 CD format. The twelfth and FINAL grouping of MP3 CD titles, which is available through October 31, 2017 only, can be viewed here. These titles are also available at a 40% discount. Please note that all orders containing MP3-CDS will be shipped the first week of November.
We are continuing to clear out the warehouse of all printed books. Make sure you have all the titles you want before the sale ends.
You may view all of the English and Spanish books currently on sale here. Please note that some orders may take up to two weeks to ship after the order is received.
Beginners are welcome in all of the listed classes, but First Wed of the Month Free Intro (next one 12/6) and the Six Week Sunday Gathering Series on Clarification of Terms are highly recommended for those who are just becoming acquainted with the Course.
In all of the School’s classes, workshops, and retreats, we only use (and recommend getting) the “A Course in Miracles” printing from 1992 or newer… specifically published by the Foundation for Inner Peace. It contains numbered paragraphs and sentences throughout the entire book for easy reference.
There will be three presenters from the School for A Course in Miracles in Denver, including Lyn Corona and Tim Wise. Lyn has been studying and teaching the Course since the late 1970’s, and Tim since 1985. Both love the Course, continue to practice it daily, and collectively have taught hundreds of classes and done dozens of retreats and seminars on the Course over the years. You can see their bios at: http://www.schoolforacourseinmiracles.org/about/
Also we are pleased to announce that Susan Wiggins, a recent SFACIM Immersion One graduate, will be our third presenter. Susan’s excitement and love for the Course is highly contagious, and permeates all her presentations. You can see her bio at the above link…
We love the Franciscan Center (off Woodmen Rd. in northwest Colorado Springs, Co.) for retreats. It is nestled in a lovely location in the foothills of the Rockies. The staff has been consistently great, accommodations wonderful, and the meals more than satisfactory. This will be our third Christmas Retreat there.
Meals are generally served Buffet style, with usually enough items on the menu to accommodate vegetarian and gluten free diets. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available however if you specifically ask for them when you register (text or call Tim 720 391 9294.) If you are on another special diet, it is suggested that you bring some extra food yourself to supplement your own dietary needs.
Single room… $358
Double room (with two twin beds)… each person in double: $298
Each room has its own bathroom.
(Special $50 discount is given to those registered for the upcoming 2018 Course Immersion I program, and those attending the current 2017 Immersion II, Call for details…)
An ultimate in Course education and practice!
Come, study, and experience A Course in Miracles with our School for ACIM facilitators (who have collectively learned, practiced, and taught the Course for over a 100 years ). This is a six month program from January 1st, 2018, thru the end of June. We cover and explore in-depth all of the fundamental ideas on forgiveness and healing in the Course, and the how-to’s for application in our everyday lives.
The program includes two hour classes twice a month on a developing series of carefully chosen Course topics. These take place on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month at Montview Manor Penthouse in Denver @ 17th Ave & Steele. We provide online access to hours of listening from our Dr. Kenneth Wapnick Memorial Library to specific Ken CD sets that explore each of the Immersion topics. We believe Ken is the world-renowned authority on the Course, and he is also the beloved Course teacher for all our SFACIM facilitators. (Ken made his transition a few years ago.)
Since our relationships provide the classrooms in which we learn forgiveness, we dedicate a special full day seminar on “Relationships ” on Saturday, April 7, 2018, as part of the Immersion.
One of the most valued aspects of the Course Immersion is the one-on-one mentoring sessions by our skilled facilitators. These take place twice a month during the six months.
Registration for the entire program, which includes all of the above, is $748. Cost is same for in-person or online attendance.
For more details about the Immersion and how to register, click here…
Jan.14 This first meeting starts @ 3:30pm (Mt. Time) with Intros, then Setting the Goal (Lyn), & The Chart (Tim)
Jan.28 Projection/Perception (Angela Bartlett) & Three Steps of Forgiveness (Whitney)
Feb.11 The What, Why, and Where of Guilt (Lyn) & The Four Lessons of the Holy Spirit (Kris)
Feb.25 “Course Terminology”: What does the Course mean by Form vs Content and Magic vs a Miracle? (Linda Scamperino)
What is the difference between the world and the Real World, and forgiveness and Creation? ( Whitney)
Mar.11 The Many “Jesus-es” (Tim), Jesus of the Course ( Susan Wiggins)
Mar.25 Healing: 1) Manual References (Kris), 2) Psychotherapy Pamphlet (Lyn)
Sat., April 7th Special Relationships Seminar, 9:30am- 4:00pm (Tim, Whitney, Lyn, Kris)
April 8 Seven Rules for Decision (Lyn & Whitney )
April 22 Six Stages of Development of Trust ( Kris & Tim)
May 13 On Dreams, selections from Chap. 18 & 27 (Whitney); One Problem, One Solution (Lyn)
May 27 Four Obstacles to Peace (Kris & Sue)
June 10 Five Laws of Chaos (Whitney & Tim)
June 24 Chapter 31, Sec. I & Sec. VIII , and Immersion Graduation Ceremony (Lyn and Tim, with All Previous Immersion Graduates Invited)
The good news: there’s only one internal kind of guilt that all external behavioral guilt is a reflection of… and it’s not real.
The bad news (from the ego’s point of view): there’s only one internal kind of guilt that all external behavioral guilt is a reflection of… and it’s not real.
What does that mean? All seeming guilt in the world, whether it’s your guilt for what you did, or it (maybe sometimes) is my guilt for what I did… has nothing to do with what and where the “real” guilt is lurking. The “real” guilt is always in the mind, and we feel it because we have chosen the internal teacher of separation (ego) rather than the Voice for forgiveness (the Holy Spirit). And instead of admitting that, we project that guilt (we call it blame, resentment, anger, whatever) onto other bodies, or our own. It is always simply a distraction from the actual source of guilt in our own mind. So believing now we are bodies, we wind up thinking we don’t feel guilty, but the other guy sure should, because look at what he did. I may not see my own guilt, but I certainly see yours.
It is the Holy Spirit’s job (and His only) to help us look at it and realize what we are doing. Then He helps us let that internal guilt go by seeing we made it up and it’s not even real… Don’t try to do this by yourself… cause you can’t.
What is guilt?….
T p.84 par.2-3 (belief in attack on God);
WB p.161 par.1, p.166 par. 2 (descriptions of horror of ego’s guilt)
Where is it?…
T p.86 par. 8 (in the mind);
T p.236 par.1-2 (acceptance of guilt into the mind);
T p. 261 par.6 (always in your mind)
Why look at it?…
T p.202 par.1-2 (escape guilt by looking at it);
T p.219 par.4-5 (Little child remove the covers);
T p.220 par.9 (looking at fear);
T p. 242 par. 1-2 (crucial to look);
T p. 243 par.4-6 (you must look);
T p.262 par.7-8 (guilt makes you blind);
T p.262 par.1-3 (projecting guilt on others);
T p.317 par.3(guilt attractive only because you have not looked);
T p. 660 par.1-4 (cost of guilt)
How to look at it?…
T p.85 par.6 (2 choices in teachers);
T p. 168 par.2, 3,4 (seeing brothers as guiltless)
T p.169 par 2, 3, 6 (it’s the HS job, not yours);
T p.280 par. 5-6(HS does it, not you);
T p.288 par.6-7(Bring your dark secrets to HS);
T p.289 par.1 (bring Him your dark denial of innocence);
For further in-depth discussion on the how’s and why’s of guilt, see these Ken Wapnick CD sets or MP3 downloads…
Even the most earnest student of A Course in Miracles can fall into the trap of specialness and have difficulty finding his way out. These situations, if seen from the right perspective, can be put to good use and not wasted. They are the motivations to move into deeper understanding that nothing can change what you truly are.
At these times you may benefit from interactions with someone who can see beyond the limitations you have placed upon yourself and help you to do the same. This is called vision.
Studying the problem only makes the problem more real. Vision heals. Which do you prefer?
“I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Him Who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do,
because He Who sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever He wishes,
knowing He goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.”
– T. 2. V. A.8: 2-6.
Each day should be devoted to healing our minds. Sometimes we forget that is our purpose. Sometimes we think our circumstance is beyond the hope of healing. And sometimes we refuse to reach out for the help that is always available. These are some of the many forms our resistance to love takes. Helpers, of which Lyn is one, can remind us of what we truly want and how to get there.
What you think is the cause of your misery is not the real problem. Lyn will help you to understand this so you can let it go and get to the real problem. From there it is a simple step to the real solution and the return to peace. All that is required on your part is the willingness to learn another way.
If you think you would benefit from a one-on-one session that has healing as its only purpose, you can choose an option below (30min. or an hour), click yellow “buy now” link, then call Lyn to schedule the appointment.. 303 880 7713.
We can do the session by phone, or by live stream video online using the free Zoom app…