Health is Inner Peace - ACIM
This course is inspired by the spiritual text, A Course in Miracles.
Health is inner peace and healing is a process of letting go of fear. It asserts that we can learn to love ourselves and others by forgiving rather than judging. It further states that it is not people or circumstances outside ourselves that cause us conflict or distress, but rather our own thoughts, feelings, and attitudes about people and events. By exploring these thoughts, feelings and attitudes we can eventually heal them.
In A Course in Miracles, it says, “Peace is an attribute in you. You cannot find it outside. Illness is some form of external searching. Health is inner peace” It’s inner peace that we need, not freedom from symptoms. Sure it’s nice to get rid of symptoms, but if we’re not healing the disturbance in our minds, that’s a temporary fix at best. I’m not saying that symptoms never disappear but kicking symptoms to the curb isn’t the focus of true healing. Healing our physical symptoms is not some kind of “test” by which we prove ourselves “spiritual” enough.
This course is based on the spiritual text, A Course in Miracles. You will need to have the book by the Foundation for Inner Peace to complete the reading and homework assignments.
We use ACIM readings, visualizations, meditation, homework assignments, and journaling. This class is experiential, so be prepared to practice! (and share if you are doing so with a mentor)
This class can be taken as self-study or if you choose, you can work one on one with Rev. Deb Phelps each week and we will journey through this together as mighty companions.
Rev. Deb’s spiritual awakening began in 1980, at age 16, when she began to study and practice meditation. She has been studying and teaching A Course in Miracles since early 1990s and has been an accomplished meditation practitioner and instructor since 1980. Rev. Deb is the author of several ACIM-based books and is the host of several podcasts on ACIM and on meditation. She has produced countless videos and audio recordings to help ACIM students better apply the principles of A Course in Miracles in their daily lives. She has worked in social service, ministry, church and non-profit organization for more than two and a half decades. She is currently the senior minister at MiraclesOne and director of its Miracle Studies program. She is the author of I am Entitled to Miracles! Simple Ways to Apply the Principles in A Course in Miracles and other books with a new book arriving in 2019. Rev. Deb owns Peaceful Wellness, a business for mind-body-spirit coaching. She is an accomplished web designer with many years of experience with her own web design and consulting company.
Rev. Deb Phelps
Senior Minister and Co-Founder of MiraclesOne Center for A Course in Miracles