In January 2010, I decided to look into A Course in Miracles, a book referenced extensively by Marianne Williamson in her books. The story behind A Course in Miracles--how and by whom it was written and published--fascinated me as much as the book itself did. It struck chords in me that had never been struck and simultaneously validated a knowingness I had felt for virtually my entire life, but could never fully understand. Something deep within me was shifting.
A Course in Miracles is, shall we say, heady reading. It isn't the type of book one takes to the beach to relax with while sipping exotic drinks. It is dense, and many say, a challenging read, but it can be music to the ears of anyone who is ready--truly ready--for profound change. Apparently, I was.
Enter: A Course in Miracles & Invitation to Grow Spiritually
I became an avid student of A Course in Miracles. The book came with me wherever I went, including to work. Interestingly, the "series of work-related events" that frustrated me resulted in me becoming marginalized at work, giving me plenty of time to read at my corporate job desk. My ego was seething over what was happening to me professionally, but I had a strong sense that it was happening for a good reason. It felt like I was being invited to focus on my spiritual growth and adjustments were being made to make it possible for me to do just that.
I decided to suck it up at work and follow my intuition.
During the next several years, I spent lots of time at work (believe it or not) and on my own time delving into spirituality inclulding:
- I read, re-read, and re-re-read A Course in Miracles, as well as other books, such as the Conversations with God series of books, authored by Neale Donald Walsh, books about the life of Edgar Cayce (the "sleeping prophet"), and Dolores Cannon's books describing her discoveries from doing past life regressions over a span of 40+ years. This list is illustrative and, by no means, exhaustive. Suffice it to say, I went nowhere without a spiritual book in tow and I often became annoyed by anything that interrupted my reading time;