Over 40 years ago, a psychiatrist from Columbia University started initially to channel revelations from a spiritual entity that she was convinced was Jesus himself. She and her assistants produced teachings that filled countless empty pages over a period of seven years which later became “A Course In Miracles.”
The psychologist was a Jewish lady named Helen Schucman, and she told people who Jesus Christ himself was her very own spirit guide for these lessons and teachings. These lessons were supposed to supply credence for individuals to find out that they certainly were the only ones in control of their particular feelings, attitudes, actions and destinies. The teachings took many penalties of actions out from the equation. Indeed, a hallmark of the ACIM course is that evil itself does not exist. The ACIM teachings insist that by training your brain properly, you can learn that there’s no such thing as evil, and so it is just a perception or something which other folks have set as much as frighten and control what and thoughts of those who are not effective at thinking for themselves. ACIM insists that the thing that does exist is pure love and that innocent minds and spiritually right thinking will not allow anything like evil to exist.
These ideas and beliefs angered many people who belonged to a number of the major faiths because, while they espoused many of the same principles, this course also sought to have people believe that evil is not real and therefore sin can also be not real. ACIM itself tries to have people rely on the sanctity of right and wise beliefs and behavior and in the truth that nothing can harm you if you believe so it can a course in miracles. New Age gurus were quick to grasp onto these concepts because many of the New Age religions are based not on sin and redemption but the ability of one’s own mind and spirit.
ACIM does offer some teachings about how exactly to rid yourself of angry and negative emotions that are flooding your lifetime with problems and creating illness and unhappiness day by day. A Course In Miracles teaches you that you will be in charge of these feelings and they are only hurting you. Therefore, it is your decision to rid them from your lifetime for your own happiness and prosperity.