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Choose Life over Fear

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Are golden and eternal words by Martin Luther King Jr.
How true is that! In today’s world, we see that there is little or no space and tolerance for words like love, forgive, unconditional and faith. While it is common knowledge and something that everyone realizes, that love and forgiveness are the channels to a free life, practicing it is not only a challenge, but almost an impossibility for many. The reasons could be many and varied. A lot of times, people do not practice this to gain acceptance among their immediate peer group, so that they are not sidelined as being weird or strange. This can and does play heavily on the minds of people.Though this might be true in some cases, it is also true that once one experiences the freedom and the significance that comes out of love and forgiving over and over again, they would not choose to live any other way.
In other words, just like Martin Luther King Jr said, it is not in the hands of darkness to drive out darkness. An opposite and stronger factor has to come in, and that is light. Light drives out darkness.Similarly, hate cannot drive out hate. Only love, coupled along with forgiveness cab do that. True love for someone who does not deserve it stems from a realization of God’s love for us, and our forgiveness towards others.
A Course In Miracles takes these ideas to a much higher level. In its 1200 pages it seeks to drive home three lines at the beginning of The Course.
"This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God"

So only love and light exist. There is no duality and no darkness as they are only illusion. That which we might seek to forgive, then, never actually occurred and all that needs to be corrected is our idea, based on illusory perception, that it did happen.

ACIM says that The Course is not necessary if one can simply come to full understanding of the three lines above as Jesus did. But if one is going to study The Course it can only be accomplished by oneself in communion with the author and the individual's Holy Spirit.

Realizing that this is not easy to do alone, ACIM has numerous groups on Face Book, Meetup groups in many areas, often meeting in people's homes or at Unity Churches are also available for people to meet and share their experiences and also many authors that have written books based on A Course In Miracles, as well as, groups of teachers to help everyone. For more information, visit http://course-miracles.com/

A course in Miracles or ACIM is a study tool or a way of life, a thought pattern that aims at freeing individuals from unforgiveness.  In their own words, “Course in Miracles is "a unique, universal, self-study spiritual thought system that teaches that the way to Love and Inner Peace is through Forgiveness."