by Sheri Baker
As with any journey, we begin with the first step. Only this journey is different from any other. In one respect, it starts now. In another, it’s already over. In truth, it’s a “journey without distance,” and isn’t really happening at all.
The path to peace may be filled with other such mind-bending twists and turns, but it’s a road well worth traveling. If you’re game, I’d like to walk with you along the path and point out some of the interesting sights — or insights — along the way.
These insights come from A Course in Miracles (ACIM), a book that has been referred to as the most profound spiritual document known to humanity. Its philosophy is irrefutably sound and straightforward, yet it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
Before we delve into Course principles, I’d like to provide some background into what it is and how it came to be. ACIM is a channeled book with a poetic style unrivaled by the most eloquent authors in history. Its goal of inner peace aligns perfectly with the peace of mind toward which EFT is ultimately aimed. Not surprisingly, these two healing powerhouses complement each other magnificently. One might say that the Course is the “way” or the path, and EFT is the “means” or the technique to achieve this goal.
I enjoy talking about A Course in Miracles, but I don’t believe it’s the only avenue to enlightened thought by any means. It happens to be my primary path because it speaks to my heart, and I’ve successfully road-tested much of what it says into my own life and healing practice. In future writings, I will explore some of its most relevant themes in the hope you will find it helpful in your healing efforts, both for yourself and others.
The truth is we’re all on a path to peace. Some of us are consciously aware that we are; some of us are not. Fortunately, an individual plan has been mapped out for each one of us to help get us there. Our sole responsibility, according to ACIM, is merely to accept our part in the overall plan and acknowledge the inner peace which is our Divine inheritance.
By integrating EFT — in its most basic or optimal form — with the spiritual principles outlined in the Course, we have the ability to pursue our path out of fear more quickly and easily than ever before. We can bump along this highway in a fog or follow our own specific roadmap with headlights on high beam. As always, the choice is ours.