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A Crash Course in Miracles

A Crash Course in Miracles
A Course in Miracles is a modern spiritual masterpiece, often quoted by Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, and Wayne Dyer. It's a big book, 1200 pages. But what does it say? Beginners might start with earlier posts and video posts. Philip also posts "Yoga Classes- Live Love Teach” on iTunes. He specializes in teaching Yoga teachers how to teach exhilarating, unscripted Vinyasa Yoga- www.liveloveteach.com.

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Discussion with the authors of "Take Me to Truth," an excellent new book on A Course in Miracles.  For more info see:  www.takemetotruth.com
Direct download: Take_Me_to_Truth.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

Helpful if you have listened to a Red Donut Episode first.  See the graphic.
Direct download: Episode_10___Your_Internal_Teacher.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

Hello I’m Philip Urso.  This is Episode 9, How to Perform Miracles, part 2   Today I am joined by Liz, Steve and Lisa. Is the course in miracles a course in Physical healing?   The answer is yes, but that’s not the point .  In fact, if you make it the point, it won’t work.  Today we’re working from the article, The 25 Principles of Healing by Robert Perry. This will be much easier to understand if you have heard one of the red donut sessions episode 1 and 5 both cover it.  We start were we left off, on number 9 of the  25 points. 

So here we go

Direct download: Episode_9_How_to_perform_miracles_-Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

Episode 8 How to Perform Miracles

This is Episode 8, How to Perform Miracles.   Today I am joined by Liz, Steve  Lisa and Linda .

 

Is the course in miracles a course in Physical healing?   The answer is yes, but that’s not the point .  In fact, if you make it the point, it won’t work. 

 

 

Today we’re working from the article, The 25 Principles of Healing by Robert Perry.
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This will be much easier to understand if you have heard one of the red donut sessions episode 1 and 5 both cover it. 

 

Here we could not wait and jumped right in on the topic.  At about 19 minutes in, we start on number 1 of the  25 points.  We make it through the first 8 and next week we will present the discussion on the last principles.

 

Some donut news- we are now writing in blue, the word, Holy Spirit, across the border of the donut and god.  Also when we discuss relationships and draw 2 donuts, in the center of both we write “I am experiencing.‿ 

Direct download: Episode_8__How_to_Perform_Miracles.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

Welcome to Episode 7 of A Crash Course in Miracles, A Cloud does not put out the sun. 

 

You will have an easier time understanding this if you have heard one of the earlier episodes describing the Barrier of fear or as we have come to describe it: the red donut.  Episode 5 goes with this one) and Episode 1 do the trick. 

 

Also, but alert to the fact that I am standing next to a drawing of this red donut, which represents the ego and the illusion of the world placed on top of all that is: God.   So I am constantly referring to “this‿ and “in there‿ which, by context you should be able to discern as either the donut, our made-up self, or an expansion of God, our true identity.. 

 

In this episode we begin inquiry into how to be a miracle worker.  Next week we will look list attributes of the healer or miracle worker.  Before the discussion begins, I would like to acknowledge my teachers of the course, Ken Wapnick, Gary Renard and Jon Mundy.  Often I find myself using their concepts in these pods and they deserve credit for their helpful ideas and metaphors.  I’m pretty sure the idea of the movie came from Gary.  

Direct download: Eposide_7_sickness_and_healing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

Welcome to Episode 6 of  A Crash Course in Miracles, A Cloud does not put out the sun. 

 

You will have an easier time understanding this if you have not heard one of the earlier episodes describing the Barrier of fear or as we have come to describe it: the red donut.  Episode 5 goes with this episode or Episode 1 would do the trick. 

 

Also, be alert to the fact that I am standing next to a drawing of this red donut, which represents the ego and the illusion of the world placed on top of God.   So I am constantly referring to “this‿ and “in there‿ which, by context you should be able to discern as either the donut or God. 

 

In this episode we dig deeper into spiritual techniques, time, the process of awakening, well-  let me play the preview quotes now and you can get an idea of what’s in this pod.  Directly after the preview quotes, this discussion begins.  Namaste. 

Direct download: Episode_6_Return_of_the_Red_Donut_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

And so we start another red donut â??Welcome to episode 5 from All That Matters, the largest yoga and holistic health services center in Southern New England.  We recorded 3 sessions here.  If you have listened to the 1st 4 episodes you probably have an idea already what the barrier of fear is, we also call it the red donut, the story of me, and sometimes just â??in here.â?? (Imagine me pointing to it.)  If this is your first episode, try enlarging the picture in the I tunes window or simply go to Cloud Sun dot com and see the graphics there. 

 

You probably have noticed that we always open these with some preview quotes, all patched together, so you can get a taste of what the discussion is like.  Weâ??ll play the previews now and jump right into the discussion.  Well this one leans more toward presentation.  I do travel and make this presentation to groups.  Let me know if you are interested.  Philip@Urso.com

 

Also, I just published a Pod called:  Quotes from A Course in Miracles, Jesus unedited.  You may enjoy hearing some of the most cogent quotes.  On iTunes and libsyn.com.  

 

Direct download: episode_5_ATM_ACIM_1_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

What this podcast is about

A cloud does not put out the sun. 

 

 "The Thought of God surrounds your little kingdom, waiting at the barrier you built to come inside and shine upon the barren ground." 

The aim of A Course in Miracles is to remove what blocks our awareness of our natural peace and power.

In this lively, discussion-based pod, we show you a shortcut to seeing the blockage and help you understand Course practices for removing it.  It turns out, the barrier blocking us from our happiness is stubborn but fragile as a cloud.

It is a fun introduction for beginners and helpful for students with dusty copies of the book who choose to start again. 


The Fear-preserver, or we sometimes call it the Barrier of Fear or simply The Red Donut is shown and discussed in these podcasts.  It has helped students grasp major Course principles quickly.    It has evolved and expanded with each presentation, often through the insights and discoveries of the students themselves. 

Other helpful material for beginners can be found by Dr. Kenneth Wapnick and other great teachers at www.acim.org.   We also recommend  the books "Take Me to Truth" by Nouk Sanchez and Tomas Vieira (www.takemetotruth.com),  "The Disappearance  of the Universe,"  by Gary Renard (www.garyrenard.com) which both offer an easy read of Course principles.

Philip Urso has been a student of The Course for over 10 years.   He studies The Course with other teachers who often join him on this podcast and who have helped in the teaching and development of these ideas.  Thanks to Lisa Urso, Liz Dufresne, Kristen Marx, Elena, Steve McKiernan and Linda Boback and all of the students who have contributed.  Philip also teaches Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga.  Podcasts of live classes are available at iTunes and Libsyn. 

Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am EDT

Episode 4  Nothing Real can be threatened

From the preview quotes you will hear first you may conclude that  you are insane.  Metaphysics is a big word- beyond physical. But it is all summed up by the title of this pod:  Nothing real can be threatened.   All spirituality is about understanding what is real and what is not.  The Course maintains that everything that is not God does not exist.  Luckily we are part of Gods mind BUT our bodies and this world are NOT.    In fact, God did not make this world, but we DREAMED IT.  It is called the dream of separation.  It is a familiar creation story in that we like Lucifer, thought we could be God.  But unlike many creation stories, the world, our body and everything that is not God is an illusion, just a dream. To the extent we believe in it, we suffer insanity.  To the extent we realize it is not real and this body is not really me, we gain a sense of peace  that is outside the limits of the dream of time and space.   To this degree we wake up from the dream. And this is the essence al all spiritual teaching.

Direct download: Episode_4__Nothing_Real_can_be_threatened.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

Episode 3  The Prison of Time -undefined-
Direct download: Episode_3___The_prison_of_time.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT