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When GOD Spoke to Me
Treasure of the Mind
Good Questions Column
You Are Loved and Safe
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Of Course - Notes and News
 by DavidPaul Doyle

In our lead article for this newsletter we are introducing DavidPaul Doyle's upcoming book, "When God Spoke to Me: The Inspiring Stories Of Ordinary People Who Have Received Divine Guidance and Wisdom." As DavidPaul mentions on his website: "Do you ever question whether your inspiration, insight or sudden shift in experience is the result of receiving divine guidance and communication? With the help of When God Spoke to Me, you'll never have to question again..."
We also have a book review by Karen Bentley, [America's Spiritual Reviewer], of J. Michaels' novella: "Treasure of the Mind: A Tale of Redemption". Karen describes this novella as a "fictionalized story of author J. Michael's recovery from grief and guilt after the death of his teen-aged son, Chris". 

One of CIMS' founding members,Carmen Cameron, continues her ongoing Good Questions section this month with the question:

"Am I crazy or are there messages in today's movies that are very much like those in the Course?"
And finally, we are continuing to present Guidance from our Elder Brother as received and scribed by Sun~Rose. This article continues with commentary on the 53 Miracle Principles, as these principles appear in the original edition [oe]. The entire Guidance will be available in the forthcoming book by Sun~Rose entitld: "You Are Loved and Safe:Prep Notes for Awakening". 
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When God Spoke to Me
By DavidPaul Doyle*
When God Spoke to Me 
Listening to the Holy Spirit, the Voice for God within you, is central to the teachings of A Course in Miracles (ACIM). In the Preface of A Course in Miracles, Helen Schucman, the scribe of the Course, makes the following statement about the book: 
"It is not intended to become the basis for another cult. Its only purpose is to provide a way in which some people will be able to find their own Internal Teacher." p. viii
In the Epilogue of the A Course in Miracles Workbook, Jesus states: 
"This Course is a beginning, not an end...No more specific lessons are assigned, for there is no more need of them. Henceforth, hear but the Voice for God...He will direct your efforts, telling you exactly what to do, how to direct your mind, and when to come to Him in silence, asking for His sure direction and His certain Word." Workbook, p. 487
As a result, it is with much excitement and anticipation that we tell you about DavidPaul Doyle's upcoming new book, When God Spoke to Me: The Inspiring Stories Of Ordinary People Who Have Received Divine Guidance and Wisdom. 
*DavidPaul Doyle's other products include "A Voice for Love: Accessing Your Inner Voice to Fulfill Your Life's Purpose" as well as "How to Hear God's Voice :30 day Course. For more information  please visit his website: Pre-Order "When God Spoke to Me" here
Treasure of the Mind:
A Tale of Redemption
By J. Michaels*
Treasure of the Mind 
Treasure of the Mind is a short, fictionalized story of author J. Michaels' recovery from grief and guilt after the death of his teen-aged son, Chris.  
It's told from the perspective of a bereft father who interacts with a friend named Wayne and a wise man named Solomon. 
At the start of the book, the Wayne character says "Tell me about your hell and we'll see if there's a way out."  We follow along with the father as he learns how to exit from suffering. 
Michaels has an unusually beautiful way with words. He artfully combines equal doses of prose and poetry to deliver an uncompromising ACIM-based spiritual message about the meaning of love and life. The essence of the Course is captured and distilled in a clear, concise and minimalist way. As the Solomon character says, " know my position on the use of words; as few as possible to make the point..." 
The best part is that Michaels doesn't actually talk directly about the Course. He doesn't rely on extensive quotes. And he doesn't offer up the re-hashed interpretations of others. It's refreshing to hear from a translator who can think for himself. 
That said, the story is a predictable one, and you know from the start how it's going to end up. This doesn't take away from the emotional impact that reaches out and grabs you as you change your perspective about the death of a loved one.

I very much liked Michaels' lyrical poetry, which reads like a song on paper. Somehow Michaels is able to make an elegant point with the precision of a surgeon. "Forgive me Father for I have sinned; falser words were never spoken. Children of God could be but perfect; even if thoughts are broken."

"Treasure of the Mind" would be particularly helpful to any parent dealing with the loss of a child, and it's really too bad the subtitle doesn't specifically target or appeal to this audience. 
Karen Bentley
America's Spiritual Reviewer
*J. Michaels additional books include: "The Poet's Quill", a spiritual poetry collection; plus poetry collections  "Common Ground""EmeraldMandala", and "Mystic Twine".  His web site is ; To order "Treasure of the Mind" please click here
Good Questions 
Questions & Answers

By Carmen Cameron*
carmenThere is nothing I like more than a good question about the Course.  And by "good question", I mean a thought provoking one - a question that makes me reassess what I currently believe and perhaps come to see it in a new light. As a result, we have a very interactive study group of Course students here in Louisville where everyone is encouraged to share their insights and questions. It is also a very diverse group with people from widely varying religious backgrounds so we get a lot of very insightful questions and I've been making a note of them for the last 15 years.  Here is another of my favorite ones:

QUESTION: Am I crazy or are there messages in today's movies that are very much those in the Course?
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*Carmen Cameron, who is a founding member of Course in Miracles Society, has been teaching classes in A Course in Miracles since 1994.  She was a presenter at the 2009 Miracles Conference in San Francisco and is scheduled to present again at the 2011 Conference. Carmen's website is:
Jesus Expanding The Miracle Principles
Given In His Course In Miracles

as received and transcribed by Sun~Rose*

Angel Glitter 

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE: The text is taken from the JCIM edition <now referred to as the original edition>of A Course In Miracles.  The Course is a Miracle in itself, and I have so much appreciation for Helen Schucman's ability to hear and express His Voice with such supreme beauty.
I have not changed the Course text at all, except as it is interspersed with Jesus' current Guidance on it.
The Course text is in bold face and slightly larger font.  The Guidance is in normal type, slightly smaller.
In His Guidance here, 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.   When You see the word 'You'  capitalized in the Guidance, know that He is not just speaking to You, He is honoring You.  

 Jesus' Course In Miracles 

May 3, 2006  

3. Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense, everything that comes from love is a miracle.  From this You may begin to understand that Reality is Love, and anything less than Love is unreal.  Reality is also Life.  And anything less than Life is unreal.
4. All miracles mean life, and God is the Giver of life. His Voice will direct you very specifically. You will be told all you need to know.  You need only listen, else the Voice for Love will fall on deaf ears.  This is why I said: "You have eyes and You do not see, and ears and You do not hear."6   It is also what Jeremiah the prophet meant when he said that You "have forsaken the fountain of living waters" - of Life - "and hewn out cisterns" - limited concepts: the ego, and limited containers: a 'brain' - a 'body' - for life - "broken cisterns that hold no water."7       
Life cannot be contained by body, nor can It be limited or curtailed or controlled by the body.  Life is ever-available for It is What You Are.  It is a synonym for Love.

*Sun~Rose is the scribe of this soon to be released book, "You Are Loved and Safe." She is also author of, "A Radiant Life: Raw Food and the Presence of Love", available on
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