Because the title suggests, A Program in Wonders is a teaching device. It shows people what is true and what is unreal, and leads people to the direct connection with our personal Internal Teacher.
The Program is arranged in three parts: a text, a book for students and a guide for teachers. The Text gifts the ideas main the Course. The book includes 365 daily classes that provide students the chance to utilize and feel the ideas on a functional level a course in miracles free online resources. The teacher's information is shown in a question and solution structure, approaching common issues that the student might ask; in addition, it supplies a clarification of terms applied throughout the Course.
On How it All Started
The Program was published by Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford, two very trained and effective Professors of Psychology at Columbia University's School of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Helen was the scribe for the Program, publishing down in shorthand the inner messages she received. Bill entered what Helen wrote. It took a total of seven years to perform A Program in Wonders, which was initially published in 1976 in the United States. Helen wrote additional pamphlets. Her Music of Prayer was published in 1977 and The Gift of Lord in 1978.
Over the past 34 years, the acceptance of A Program in Wonders has grown and spread worldwide. It has been translated in to 18 different languages and more translations are in the works. Across the world, people get with other like-minded students to see the Program together in order to greater understand the Course's message. In this period of electronic and social networking, A Program in Wonders could be obtained in e-book structure, on CD, and through iPhone Apps. You are able to communicate with other Program students on Facebook, Google Organizations, Facebook, and numerous other websites.
Experiencing the Program
The Program is designed to be described as a self-study tool. However, many students discover that their first interaction with the material is difficult and frustrating - the change in perspective so it presents is contrary to conventional thinking. Getting an introductory class with an experienced facilitator or instructor enables a gentler starting to these new some ideas and an even more fulfilling experience.
There are numerous classes and courses of examine based upon the philosophy of A Program in Wonders, and even specific classes on key Program ideas, such as Correct Forgiveness or Trigger and Effect. Such classes provide students the chance to experience the theory and software of specific material more deeply. Through such strong experience, many students get the confidence of internal peace and the joy of knowing the Internal Teacher.
"This Program is a beginning, not an end... Forget about specific classes are assigned, for there's no more need of them. Henceforth, hear nevertheless the Style for God... He will direct your attempts, letting you know precisely what direction to go, how exactly to direct your mind, and when to come to Him alone, seeking His certain direction and His specific Term (Workbook, p. 487).
Nancy Miiller O.M.C. is an inner peace spiritual instructor, & course facilitator, writer, Bloom Fact practitioner, energy healer, report author, ceremonial author, and co-founder of Reconcile from Within®, a company specialized in Empowering One to Awaken to Wonders in Your Day-to-day Life. Resources based upon A Program in Wonders can be found to inspire and inspire you to reconnect with Soul, your own personal Internal Teacher.