Irwin Friedman provides insightful comments on A Course In Miracles (ACIM) and Optimal EFT

Hi Everyone,

Gratitude to Irwin for succinctly stating some primary principles of ACIM.  He points out that healing, in the spiritual sense, is much deeper than the healing of the body.  This is echoed throughout his well written article.  He says, "When I do the Optimal EFT for myself, I am inviting what I call unconditional Love to uproot the cause of my emotional blocks and to heal them. I think this is more important that trying to heal my body. The body will heal when the mind is healed."

e-hugs, Gary


Hi Gary,

   I really enjoy the webinars. A lot of practice and feedback. You never rush anyone and the whole sense is relaxed. I am also starting to recognize some of the participants and I enjoy hearing how there are doing.

   As I read ACIM I am constantly amazed at how I keep seeing new insights that I missed before. The texts on healing are very simple yet hard to do. I see clearly that my main issue is my mind putting up blocks to healing because healing means I am now responsible for my life and all the people that hurt me are off the hook! Basically, I don't want to heal otherwise I would be well instantly. I have bought into this illusion of separateness. I read in a ACIM that our thoughts have created a human body to prove that we are separate and illness is more proof.

  I do have to say tongue in cheek that when someone says that they are in the state of oneness and you ask if they felt they could go into a hospital and heal people, I want to say, please come and start with me!

   I see that for the past six years I have been trying to heal a body. Yet I miss that the body is temporary and will die anyway, it is the mind that needs healing. Actually it is the realization of the truth that we are all one, eternal and perfect as we are, that is needed. When I do the Optimal EFT for myself, I am inviting what I call unconditional Love to uproot the cause of my emotional blocks and to heal them. I think this is more important that trying to heal my body. The body will heal when the mind is healed. In that state, I probably won't care anyway! Yet I still fall under the illusion that is it the body that is sick, not the mind. Hard to grasp on a feeling level. 

  I am grateful that I found ACIM years ago through you telling us that it was your spiritual practice. It took years to understand that it was a very profound teaching that I still am trying to get at a deep level. 

   I like how you end correspondence with e-hugs. So here is e-love!       Irwin