A Course In Miracles is not a religion and not a church. There is no dogma, just simple lessons.
The Course teaches that we are all children of a loving God. We are all one. I learned a simple act of kindness toward another human being benefits all mankind. Any act of violence or cruelty harms all mankind. We all carry the Christ consciousness within us. The Course teaches us to make decisions by asking ourselves, "Am I doing this from fear or love"?
We are not here to be in judgement of others.
Here are a few of the thoughts about forgiveness from the Course:
Ask not to be forgiven, for this has already been
You who want peace can find it only by complete forgiveness
Forgiveness is the answer to attack of any kind. So is attack
Forgive the past and let it go, for it is gone.
could you want forgiveness cannot give? Do you want
peace? Forgiveness offers it. Do you want happiness, a
quiet mind, a certainty of purpose, and a sense of worth and
beauty that transcends the world? Do you want care and safety,
and the warmth of sure protection always? Do you
want a quietness that cannot be disturbed, a gentleness that never
The easiest way to get started studying A Course in Miracles is to read Dr. Gerald Jampolskys book, Love Is Letting Go of Fear. This wonderful little book is what I gave to a writer from Germany who simply could not understand the Healing Power of Forgiveness and didnt want to take the time to read A Course in Miracles.
Another book that I highly recommend is A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. Based on the teachings in A Course in Miracles, Marianne
Williamson describes her own journey, to love instead of fear, with humor and candor.
"Whenever I see someone else as guilty, I am reinforcing my own sense of guilt and unworthiness. I cannot forgive myself unless I am willing to forgive others. It does not matter what I think anyone has done to me in the past or what I think I may have done. Only through forgiveness can my release from hate and fear be complete"A Course in Miracles
The following are web sites that are devoted to teaching A Course in Miracles. I suggest that you browse through each one and find one that suits you best. They are all excellent and will provide you with a wealth of Spiritual nourishment.
Atonement Enterprises: http://www.atonement.com
The Circle of Atonement: http://nen.sedona.net/circleofa/
Foundation for Inner Peace: http://www.acim.org/
Miracle Distribution Center: http://www.miraclecenter.org/
Marianne Williamson: http://www.marianne.com/
The Community Miracles Center: http://www.miracles-course.org/
Catherine Blount Foundation