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The Guest Article this month is actually a reference to an article in a British Newspaper "Experience: I Forgave the Man Who Killed My Daughter" written by a mother whose 20 year old daughter died in a car accident involving a drunk driver. We share this article, at this very special time, since it is such an amazing example of the Gifts forgiveness brings to everyone.

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        Our POEM in this new Bi-Monthly issue is "Stillness" by Helen Schucman. It is one of the poems in Helen's book, "The Gifts of God" and is located in the "Early Poems" section.  


         The  New Daily Lesson Conference Call, is a wonderful success. Two Community Miracles Center ministerial candidates [Pamela Whitman and myself, Reja Janaki Joy Green], receiving their ordination in the beginning of 2013, are hosting the DAILY LESSON CONFERENCE CALL which is open to everyone. An average of 20 people are joining us daily. Some of those who are on the call choose to just listen; Some choose to participate in the reading out-loud of the Lesson and some share their experiences and any questions they may have. The call is FREE and available to all. Come join us!  


          Robert [Bob] Sears brings forth a truly Guided answer to the question "What is 'Perfect Happiness' and how can I attain it?" as he reflects, WHO is the person asking the question? 

         Daniel Tipton is back with his DARE TO BE HAPPY series and has an excellent article addressing the question: "Is Marriage a Special Relationship?


          GUIDANCE from ELDER BROTHER is scribed by Sun~Rose. In this issue, Elder Brother speaks to us on FREEDOM. Sun~Rose will also be one of the Guest Speakers on the New Daily Lesson Conference Call.  


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         Recently I came across a commentary called, "I See Him as a Friend" on the Circle of Atonement website written by Greg Mackie. Greg was commenting on an article which had appeared in the British Newspaper THE GUARDIAN in September 2012.   


         The article in the Guardian was written by Renee Napier and was titled: "Experience: I forgave the man who killed my daughter" The sub-note was: 'I wasn't letting him off easily, or betraying Meagan. I was doing it for myself: I didn't want to go through the rest of my life consumed by bitterness'


         Renee writes a truly heartfelt article about her experience of losing her 20 year old daughter in a car accident with Eric, a drunk driver. We share this article as an exquisite example of the gifts that forgiveness bestows on everyone.  It actually falls in line beautifully with the musical currently in our local theaters. [Here is a link to a beautiful audio clip: "Les Miserables"]. Over and over we see the gifts that come from seeing another with the eyes of Christ.   


          Renee wrote: "At the sentencing, all the family members had a chance to read their own statements. Eric's mother said he'd been suicidal after the crash, and I realized he had been deeply affected by the deaths, too. He wasn't a heartless sociopath. He was an intelligent young man from a loving family. He hadn't planned to hurt anyone that night; he'd simply made a stupid, devastating decision. In a way, he'd lost his life, too. So, at the end of my statement, I turned to the man who'd killed my daughter. 'Eric,' I said, 'I forgive you.'  I could see the shock and confusion on his face, and I felt the knot in my stomach unravel and my anger ebb away." 

         At that time, Renee wrote that she still wanted to see him punished for what he did. Even though the judge had handed him a sentence of 11 years for each count, a total of 22 years and Eric was being sent to a maximum security prison, Renee did not have peace, just sadness.  

        After the sentencing, Eric, who was responsible for the death of this woman's 20 year old daughter told her, if he could, he would give his life in exchange. He vowed to spend his life making amends and he continued to write to her.    

        Four years later Renee met Eric face to face and Eric got to thank her for forgiving him. On that same day Renee stood with Eric's mother and was successful in reducing Eric's sentence.

         This heartbroken mother writes how she went from initially wanting revenge, to wanting to see a show of remorse, to finally seeing the situation with Vision which allowed her to see her daughter's killer as her friend.  


           Eventually Eric would join with Renee, as she gave talks about the consequences of drunk driving; his testimony and his shackles would speak volumes.    


         At the time of Renee's article in September 2012, Eric was due to be released the next month. Renee ends her article by saying:  


        "I genuinely hope he rebuilds his life and finds happiness. I no longer see him as my daughter's killer. I see him as my friend." 


           We are also sharing at this time, the work of Joe Wolfe, and his organization Spirit Light Outreach. Joe works tirelessly towards bringing A Course in Miracles as well as other books to prisoners who request them. He is a former inmate himself and is author of Letter to A Prisoner.    


         The following is a short article by Joe Wolfe, founder of SPIRIT LIGHT OUTREACH as it appeared on  




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Spirit Light Outreach
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Spirit Light Outreach was founded by an ex-prisoner specifically with the intention to deliver spiritual inspiration (free books, etc.,) to prisoners.


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Other books we offer are the works of Dr. David R. Hawkins, Gary Renard, Marianne Williamson, Jon Mundy, Byron Katie and others as well as my own.


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If you are requesting a book, please be sure to indicate your prison's mail policies and guidelines. Prisoners may also request a subscription to The Miracles Magazine, which is based on A Course In Miracles.


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By Helen Schucman*

My soul is still. It does not know the thoughts
My mind imagines. It does not perceive
My meaningless endeavors, nor the goals
Of sin and madness in which I believe.
Immovable my soul remains, and sure
Of immortality, in peace so deep
That all the shocks I feel can not come near
Its limitless tranquility. I sleep,
and dream of evil and decay and death,
Of which my soul knows nothing. Perfectly
It rests in its Creator and in me.



*Helen Schucman, scribe of A Course in Miracles, was also a poet wrote several poems even while she was scribing A Course The Gifts of God in Miracles. This poem, "LOVE SONG", was dated January 8, 1977 and is located in the section called: "Personal Poems" in a book of Helen's poems titled, "The Gifts of God" published by the Foundation for Inner Peace [FIP]. The book is available through FIP, through the Community Miracles Center CMC and through Course in Miracles Society CIMS






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Reja Joy Green*Reja Janaki Joy Green [Reja_CIMS] is one of the founding members of the Course in Miracles Society [CIMS]; She is the CIMS webmaster, newsletter editor and producer of the Daily Lesson Mailings. Reja facilitates the Course in Miracles study group in Omaha. 

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Dare To Be Happy  

Is Marriage a Special Relationship?

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         Relationships have been the most difficult part of ACIM for me to grasp. Especially since we, in America, have so many traditional ideas about how relationships are supposed to be. The eventual goal is to find that one person and be married. Right? However, to be painfully honest, the more I see those close to me in marriages, the more afraid I am of such a prospect. It looks like such a fear-laden struggle sometimes and it is no wonder to me that the divorce rate in the U.S. is right about half. I'm not against the idea of marriage. I'm for the idea of taking a closer look at the purpose of partnering up with one person for life.


         I'm on a quest to understand ACIM's concept of relationships and to practice in it my life. When I was in San Diego over the summer for a conference, I had the chance to ask Dr. Gerald Jampolsky a question. I was not sure what I wanted to ask but it came out as something along the lines of "What the heck is a special relationship versus a holy relationship and how do I avoid specialness"? Even Dr. Jampolsky took a minute to either think or maybe appreciate my struggle. Smiling, he answered that all relationships contain specialness and that it also helps to try and keep neediness at bay. An interesting thing that happened after that is that at least a dozen people from the conference pulled me aside to either thank me for my question or offer their advice. I felt like my question was unorganized and not expressed all that well, yet I was being thanked by random people. This gave me the impression that I'm not alone in my struggle to understand relationships in the light of ACIM.

         Dr. Jon Mundy came to Omaha so I took another opportunity to ask a respected ACIM teacher how I can avoid the special relationship. He responded that all relationships are special, but present an opportunity to heal. This was not new to me but still eye-opening because I had the idea that I was on a quest to find a holy relationship, and that any sort of specialness would be unacceptable. Dr. Mundy helped me see that I won't get around this specialness, or in other words the struggles will be unavoidable but not insurmountable.


         I understand now that...   




  Daniel Tipton **Daniel Tipton, a member of Course in Miracles Society, resides in Omaha, NE and is currently working on a masters degree in Counseling at UNO. Daniel is also one of the founding members of the new Miracle Cell Men's Team. He is in his second year of the 2 year ACIM Ministerial Program offered by the Community Miracles Center and will be assisting at the 2013 ACIM Conference which will be held in Chicago. 


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QUESTION:  "What is 'Perfect Happiness' and how do I attain it"? 

In a recent pass through the workbook in A Course in Miracles I was amazed to re-read in Lesson 101, "God's will for me is perfect happiness".   Not just happiness, but perfect happiness.   As a result I decided to find out exactly what that meant.

According to the dictionary...

per�fect  (adjective )
1.         conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type
2.         excellent or complete beyond practical or theoretical improvement
3.         exactly fitting the need in a certain situation or for a certain purpose
4.         entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings
5.         accurate, exact, or correct in every detail
Those are pretty amazing descriptions of the level of happiness God wants for me (and you).  I suppose I could summarize that with the idea of "nothing lacking".  Does that come as a surprise to anyone that already knows there is no lack in God?

So now let's look at happiness.

hap�pi�ness  (noun )
1.         the quality or state of being happy.
2.         good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.

Also, quite cool.  But it begged the question, "What makes me happy? What brings me good fortune, pleasure, contentment and joy?"

When being asked to prepare an article for an international publication on these questions, I decided to revisit this earlier article originally written in 2011, but adding a new and very related question, "Who is the "me" that is asking what makes me happy?" 

The answer to that question, "What makes me happy?",  is going to be different for every person based on their own idea of happiness.  So let's take a look at what makes YOU happy.  Jot down a list of everything, and I mean EVERY, thing, situation, location or whatever, you think will make, keep, or bring you YOU happiness.  Even if it comes out sounding like the "Favorite Things" song from "The Sound of Music", make your list.  Don't take forever, but be sure to include at least 10 things that randomly come to mind.  Do not assign priority or value to your choices.   We will be examining your list later in the article.

The experiences of our Life, including our level of happiness is solely dependent on what we think and believe.  During our lifetime, too many of us have taken on some form of the "poor me" mentality.  To put into easily understood context, it matters not if you are broke, you can never be poor.  Poor is not an attribute of what you ARE or What created you.  It is simply a reflection of your own thinking, or put another way, your belief system.  If you have been taught that being poor is a good thing...then so shall you be.  It thus became a part of your belief system, and as an absolute result, will be the experience of your life.

And as a further encouragement toward the acceptance of Perfect Happiness, I am reminded of ...

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Once led to engage in full time ministry  Robert (Bob) Sears
as a Course teacher, Bob opted to become an   independent non-denominational minister so that he could teach a pure version of ACIM without the need to satisfy any particular denominational tenets.  Bob, originally from NY, now reside s in Southern California where he teaches in churches and home settings.   ~ Short BIO 


Guidance from Elder Brother
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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE:  In His Guidance, He has asked Me to capitalize the pronouns You and We as an acknowledgement of the Divinity of All of Us, an acknowledgement of Equality, an expression of His Love and respect for You.  



You will remember I have said to You to pay close attention to Me and likened My words to walking along a precipice in complete darkness (yes, the ego dream). You need Guidance every instant!
And so You listen!


And what do You get but freedom from all fear, that false evidence appearing real. And, thus, giving You a sense of the most Loving protection.


And what could protect You but Our Father and the Voice that speaks for Him:
Myself and the Holy Spirit, for Truth is
- is Divinity All One.


It is quite necessary that I speak to You of Freedom as Your world gets more and more oppressive.
And if You are not healed,
how can You then give any healing?


What does Freedom mean to You but the opportunity to do as You please.
And yet that is not true Freedom unless
what You please is what pleases God as well.
And this is difficult as the ego and God
have far different senses of pleasure.

And most Every One is run by ego.


Pleasure for God is His natural Be-ing Good and doing Good for all Creation:
for Every One of His wonderful Ideas;
while the ego concentrates on getting what it considers to be good for it. And for it, alone.
Thus has fear become intertwined with good;
for once it is gotten, it must be protected.


Freedom means You do not sit in front of an electronic box, guided by what comes from the television, the 'greatest' invention for mind control since slicing bread was invented.1


So, what is Freedom? You just heard James Earl Jones quote2 Me saying: "I am not come to bring peace, but a sword!" What is that all about?
Am I here 2000 years trying to bring
"peace on earth, goodwill to man"? I am not!


Ego likes nothing better than to make earth pleasing so You won't have incentive to wake up to Heaven. (Notice that I said "wake up" not die!)
This is really extremely important,
as You All think Heaven comes with dying!


Clever must the ego be, for its survival depends on its control of You. And when ego is running You, then where is Your Freedom?


You can see how cruel is human slavery, one Brother to Another, yet blind are You to the fact that earth is far, far, crueler bondage still, for You've lost Heaven's Freedom, Your real Home.


And so I stay with You, teaching,
(as well as preaching!) until You have Your Freedom.

Reach out. Take My hand. I'm closer to You than Your thinking, if You but allow Me.
... Allow Me to Be.




1 He is referring to the morphine-like substance in bread: gluteomorphs which raise endorphins, 'feel-good' hormones.  They also block the immune-system.


2 James Earl Jones reading the Bible on CD's.  Gospel of Matthew.





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