A Course in What?! A Course in Miracles with Cynthia Morgan

In this episode, I begin reading and discussing paragraphs 1-2 in the section Beyond Percpeption, which contains some strong statements about how everything our ego makes is wasted effort. But we are assured that beyond our ego is our true creativity and real strength. 

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This episode concludes the reading and discussion of paragraphs 6-7 of the section Error and the Ego, in which the Course puts a new twist on the old Biblical saying, "Many are called but few are chosen."

 

 

 

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This episode begins with correcting something I said in the previous episode, which leads to addressing the idea that ACIM came into being in 1965 because of a "celestial speed-up." I then continue with the reading and discussion paragraphs 4-5 of the section Error and the Ego.

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In this episode, I read and discuss paragraphs 1-3of the section Error and the Ego, where the idea of "consciousness" (a term rarely used in ACIM) is mentioned as the realm of separation.

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This episode concludes the reading and discussion of the section Perception versus Knowledge (paragraphs 5-7). It is only through perceiving our brother correctly that we come to know God. 

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In this episode, I read and discuss paragraphs 1-4 of the section Perception versus Knowledge, which defines and contrasts these two terms. Perception comes from the realm of duality or the dream of separation, whereas Knowledge is synonymous with nonduality or oneness. 

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This episode concludes the reading and discussion of paragraphs 3-6 of the section Miracles as True Perception.

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Continuing with the theme of the body from the previous episode (029), this episode is a deviation from reading the Course and is an audio excerpt from my book. The chapter is called Body, and contains the Course's view of the body, as well as my hypnotherapeutic (and other) points of view. (The previous chapter in the book is Bad Habits and is excerpted in episode 016.)

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In the first half of this episode, I answer a listener's question about how to find balance between taking care of the body and knowing that the body is an illusion. The second half of this episode begins with the reading and discussion of paragraphs 1-2 of the section Miracles as True Perception .

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This episode concludes the section Atonement without Sacrifice. I also discuss why the Course is repetitive with its themes. 

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In this episode, I continue reading and discussing the section Atonement without Sacrifice, in which the Course gives a new interpretation to the old idea of religious sacrifice.

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I begin Chapter 3 by reading and discussing Jesus' correction of another Christian idea (Episode 025 was the correction of the Last Judgment). That idea being that God is punishing, therefore Atonement involves sacrifice, as with the traditional teaching of the Crucifixion. 

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This episode turns the traditional meaning of the Last Judgment on its head. I finish reading and discussing Chapter 2 with this final section The Meaning of the Last Judgment.  

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I begin this episode by emphasizing the importance of your own Internal Teacher as your guide through the Text, over anyone else's ideas and teachings. I then read and discuss paragraphs 4-7 of the section Cause and Effect. 

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In this episode, I answer a listener's question about why the separation occurred, and then read and discuss paragraphs 1-3of the section Cause and Effect. 

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In this episode, I had an interesting experience with "doing" this podcast episode that corresponded with finishing the reading and discussion of the section Fear and Conflict (paragraphs 6-9). 

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In this episode, I answer a listener's questions about death, and read and discuss the first five paragrahs of the section Fear and Conflict.

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This episode is different from the previous episodes in that it is a Q and A. I answer four questions that have been submitted to me over the last couple of weeks by different listeners.  

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In this episode, I read the final part of this section: A. Special Principles of Miracle Workers. I also talk about the origins of the prayer at the end of this section, which was  given as a personal prayer to Bill Thetford by Jesus in order to help Bill deal with a difficult situation.  

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I finish reading and discussing the first part of the section The Function of the Miracle Worker, paragraphs 6-10.

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In this episode, I read and discuss paragraphs 1-5 of the section The Function of the Miracle Worker. I will be breaking this section into 3 parts, this being part 1.  

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This episode is a reading from my book You're Already Hypnotized: A Guide to Waking Up. It is the professionally recorded audio chapter Bad Habits. The book combines A Course in Miracles principles with my work as a hypnotherapist. I am including it here because it is in alignment with the last few podcast episodes and where we are in our reading of the Course. There are tips included at the end for dealing with a bad habit. Listeners can expect to hear information specifically on guilt in the mind. 

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In this episode, I read the section Healing as Release From Fear, and discuss why it's important not to deny our body and our experiences in the world.

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In this episode, I answer a listener's question about healing her relationship with a substance that gives her "pleasure." I also read and discuss the section The Altar of God.

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One of the few episodes in which I jump right into the reading. In this episode, I read and discuss the section The Atonment as Defense.

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In this episode I address the topic of A Course in Miracles study groups, then I read and discuss the first section of Chapter 2: The Origins of Separation

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I finish Chapter 1 by reading and discussing the last two sections, The Illusion of Needs and Distortions of Miracle Impulses.

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I address the idea that the principles of ACIM can be "kind of scary," as an iTunes reviewer keenly observed, by reading a segment from my book You're Already Hypnotized, in which I reveal a very scary experience as a result of studying the Course. I also read and discuss the section Wholeness and Spirit.

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In this episode, I answer a two part question from a listener about our experiences being an illusion and the metaphysical concept of time. I also read and discuss the section The Escape from Darkness. 

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In this episode, I read and discuss the section Atonement and Miracles. I also read a section of Question 22: How are Healing and Atonement Related? 

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In the first part of this podcast, I answer a question that a listener submitted about why we should embrace and live the metaphysics of the Course if it's just a "story." The remaining podcast is reading and explaining the the section "Revelation, Time and Miracles."

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I answer the question that every student of the Course has while reading the Text, "Why is the Course so hard to read and understand? Why isn't it written more simply?" I also finish reading and discussing the remaining Principles of Miracles (36-50). 

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I begin this episode by defining the miracle, then continue reading and explaining the Principles of Miracles (21-35).

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In this episode, I discuss the Introduction, as well as the first 20 (of 50) Principles of Miracles that open Chapter 1. I also read Workbook Question 13: What Is the Miracle?

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In this episode, I answer the one question every serious student of ACIM asks at some point on their journey of studying the Course: How can Oneness separate? In other words, if God is all there is, how can there be something other than God? I also conclude the Preface by reading and explaining its last section "What it Says.

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This episode is about the underlying metaphysics of A Course in Miracles. I use a reading from my book You're Already Hypnotized: A Guide to Waking Up to explain our collective ontological story from the Course's perspective. This episode lays the foundation for reading and understanding the Text. I also address the Course's use of Christian language.

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In this episode, I introduce myself, giving listeners background information on who I am and what led me to start this podcast. I explain what I hope listeners will gain by tuning into this weekly podcast. I also read the first two sections of the Preface of A Course in Miracles, which I reveal its authorship and the key players--Helen Schucman, Bill Thetford, Kenneth Wapnick--in bringing this important spiritual path to fruition. I tell the story of the Course's origin. I also answer the most asked question about "doing" the Workbook.  

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