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Patricia Robinett has been leading A Course In Miracles study groups for over 20 years. December 27, 2008 she began a new project – to video tape the ACIM Workbook lessons, even though she had never made a video before. Between January 1 and December 31, 2009 she released 365 videos. In 2009 she also released her 35-year project, "Knowledge, The Essence of World Scriptures" which can be purchased at amazon.com.

ACIM Essentials starts here…

Welcome to *A Course In Miracles Essentials and ACIM 2011*. We invite you to join the study/healing program held at Unity of the Valley on Monday evenings at 6:30pm PST and/or Skype conference calls on Friday evenings at 6pm PST. Each evening will include the “topic of the week”, a brief review of the upcoming lessons for the week, and a mini-healing workshop. By the end of 2011, we should have a good grasp on healing – what works and what doesn’t.

Please poke around on this website. Get an RSS feed for free daily email reminders of the daily workbook lessons. Sign up for the forum. Meet kindred spirits. Ask questions. Make comments. Share miracles. Have fun. And so on and so forth. Lessons are also announced on FaceBook at the Auntie Patricia group – http://www.facebook.com/PatriciaRobinett – and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ auntiepatricia

If you are studying the workbook lessons on a different schedule, you can ask to have the settings changed – if you use the AWeber form on the ‘Subscribe” page at ACIM Essentials.

Forgiveness is “for giving ourselves peace of mind and healthy bodies”

Forgiveness, according to the dictionary, is to stop feeling anger and resentment. The word for hell in the Aramaic language, that Jesus spoke, is the same as the word for anger. Need there be a greater hell than anger and resentment? This video might help…

Resentment, according to some scientists, physicians and metaphysicians, is at the root of cancer. How very practical to let go of anger and resentment!

According to A Course In Miracles,

  1. Forgiveness is the key to happiness. (Lesson 121)
  2. Forgiveness might be called a kind of happy fiction. (Teacher’s Manual)

Forgiveness, then, is an illusion, but because of its purpose, which is the Holy Spirit’s, it has one difference. Unlike all other illusions it leads away from error and not towards it.

Forgiveness might be called a kind of happy fiction; a way in which the unknowing can bridge the gap between their perception and the Truth. They cannot go directly from perception to Knowledge because they do not think it is their will to do so. This makes God appear to be an enemy instead of what He really is. And it is just this insane perception that makes them unwilling merely to rise up and to return to Him in peace.

And so they need an illusion of help because they are helpless; a Thought of peace because they are in conflict.

Forgiveness is one form of releasing fear (anger and resentment) so that we can then return to the awareness of Love’s presence.