Drake University in Des Moines hosts a program called The Comparison Project, which I think is one of the best things about this very fine university. The purpose is to introduce people to different faith and religious teachings so we can all learn from one another.
Each year they offer a lecture series and special events around a particular theme, and this year’s theme is Miracles.
As part of the series, we’re presenting a free half-day conference about A Course in Miracles at Drake December 2, and I really encourage you to attend. It’s free and open to the public, and it’ll give you several key teachings from the Course that you can put to use in your own life.
Here’s the info from The Comparison Project website, which gives all the details. It’ll be a great way to bring some Miracles into your holiday season, with opportunities to learn about creating peace and harmony in every part of your life. Hope to see you there!
Debra Landwehr Engle
Author of The Only Little Prayer You Need
With Randy Adams, Annabelle Nesbit and Dr. JoAnn Tully
Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m. to noon (registration at 8:30)
Meredith Hall, Drake University
A Course in Miracles (ACIM) includes a text, workbook and manual that have been described as “spiritual psychotherapy.” Designed as a self-study course, the Course was first published in 1975, has been translated into more than two dozen languages and is studied worldwide.
While the Course uses Christian language, it is metaphysical and ecumenical in nature. It teaches that we have two minds: one based in fear and the other based in love. By consciously choosing love, we undo guilt and heal our relationships with ourselves and others.
This half-day conference will explore key teachings of the Course, including healing the mind and body, dealing with anger and attack, choosing love over fear and gaining a new perspective on life events by making small changes in your thinking.
The event will include an introduction to the Course, breakout sessions and a plenary Q&A with the conference leaders and ACIM students.
Debra Landwehr Engle has studied A Course in Miracles for more than 30 years. She is the author of The Only Little Prayer You Need, which is based on Course principles and has been translated into four languages. Deb leads A Course in Miracles classes, workshops and study groups in person and online, and she offers one-on-one mentoring based on ACIM.
Randy Adams has studied A Course in Miracles since 1995. He owns his own accounting and tax preparation business and teaches classes to other tax preparers. Randy believes that sharing kindness and joy is a simple and effective way to extend the ACIM message.
Annabelle Nesbit is an ordained interfaith minister and student/teacher of A Course in Miracles. Twenty-five years ago, she began a committed meditation practice, which inspired a life of learning about and practicing spiritual philosophies. She shares the gifts of the Course through a weekly ACIM group.
Dr. JoAnn Tully, D.C., uses principles from A Course in Miracles to help her clients release negative thoughts, emotions and beliefs that are sabotaging their energy, health and life. She works with clients who have been struggling with chronic illness, unexplained or unresolved health issues, or who are dealing with everyday fatigue and overwhelm.