My recovery began with the Course in Miracles. It was the stepping-stone to the Twelve Steps and it let me both radically and gracefully into the rooms. In that first year I was so unconscious and so sick. A small group of people, meeting once a week to discuss a strange, somewhat esoteric text, was my intervention. Books, always books.
There have been many writers over the years that have tried to lead others to The Course in Miracles. Early on Jerry Jampolsky wrote several small books using the “Course” principles. Wayne Dyer used ideas from the Course in most of his books. Then Maryanne Williamson took a huge leap forward with her teaching, writing and well, by becoming a media star all the while talking Course in Miracles talk.
Now a new, younger, and very hip teacher has emerged. Gabrielle Bernstein, author of “Spirit Junkie” and “May Cause Miracles” is leading another generation to “the Course”. And I’m grateful. Gabby’s is a recovery story and a story of a young woman who had lots of spirituality combined with lots of addiction but who had the energy and boldness to grab it all and Go!
Gabby’s new book is a 40-day plan to learn the basics of the Course in Miracles: forgiveness, changed perspectives and changing your thinking. And I love that she does it without sackcloth and ashes.
In many ways there is nothing new under the sun but sometimes we need a new teacher to let the light in.