There is a way of knowing that can take you beyond where all your learning has taken you. It is the way of direct experience of Truth. It is the way of the heart.
It may be astonishing to hear that there is a continuation of A Course in Miracles, but it is true. Forty years ago Jesus dictated ACIM to the scribe Helen Schucman. More recently, over three years, he similarly dictated A Course of Love to Mari Perron. Students of ACIM will recognize the Voice. Students of truth, whatever their background, will find that ACOL resonates with the heart.
We have given our minds far too much credence. Doing so blocks our natural connection with guidance and truth. Allowing the “heart” – the psychic and spiritual center of our being – to guide the mind will heal the rift that now separates us from our true divine nature. In A Course of Love Jesus says:
This is a call to move now into my embrace and let yourself be comforted. Realize that this is the whole world, the universe, the all of all in whose embrace you literally exist. Your identity no longer stands in form but flows from life itself. Our heart is the light of the world… Where you learned to hate, you will learn to love. Where you learned to fear, you will learn safety. Where you learned to distrust, you will learn trust. And each learning experience will touch your heart…
This time we take a direct approach, an approach that seems at first to leave behind abstract learning and the complex mechanisms of the mind that so betray you. We take a step away from intellect, the pride of the ego, and approach this final learning through the realm of the heart. This is why, to end confusion, we call this course A Course of Love.
Those yearning to access the heart’s knowing will find help here. A Course of Love draws the mind into communion with the heart. It facilitates the dawning of the consciousness of unity – a consciousness that cannot be learned, but only revealed through union and relationship.
In this Combined Volume, The Course (Book One) establishes wholeheartedness, an integration of mind and heart. The Treatises (Book Two) reveal the art of thought, move the reader through the personal self to the true Self, and on to co-creation of a new world. The Dialogues (Book Three) offer the transformational experience of The Forty Days and Forty Nights, and a direct relationship with the God within.
A Course of Love is an intimate companion on your journey home. It is complementary to A Course in Miracles – the same Voice, more accessible. The same thought system, expanded. It gently guides our awakening, step by loving step.
An Introduction to A Course of Love and Mari Perron
Presenting at Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, Mari Perron, introduces herself and A Course of Love with humor, shares on the messiness of spiritual life, and speaks of emergent heart wisdom.
A Course of Love at the 2016 Course in Miracles Conference, with Mari Perron
Published on Nov 22, 2016
“When we know who we are, we know who we are not. That’s the end of the ego.”
Mari Perron, First Receiver of A Course of Love, shares her experience with A Course in Miracles, the theme of the conference (Change your mind/Change the world), and says, “As we become new the world becomes new.” She speaks of how Jesus sets in motion our movement from fear to love, talks of Christ and Christ-consciousness, of why the heart is the focus of this new course, and of its radical call to elevate the self of form. (30.14)