Topics to be included are:

The Art of Inquiry

Embracing the Past and Future

Contact with the Holy Spirit

The Willingness to See

Making Space for the "New"

Fulfilling Our Destiny

Awakening to the
Light of the Mind

 

“I would like to express my deep appreciation for your commitment to my “awakening”. I am experiencing many interesting new things in my life….. I can see the necessity to find a place within myself that I can trust. Thank you for being another sign along the road that points me in the correct direction.” 
- L.G., Plantation, FL

 

"I arrived stressed, yearning to be still and with a "little willingness" to let go of the past. Almost immediately problems began to dissolve and sharing the joy of being with everyone there began. During the sessions as you spoke within the stillness, Charles, it became evident Divine Forces were present. Thank you for bringing us with you."
- N.M., Bradenton, FL
 

 

“I arrived (at the workshop) somewhat fearful on the first day since it was going to be held in English. However, you know that small Voice that speaks within told me that beyond the sounds and symbols, I would find what I was looking for, and indeed I found....rather...I felt it in the most profound depth of my heart. (Translated from Spanish)
- L.M., Miami, Florida

 

An Autumn Retreat on A Course in Miracles
with Charles Johnson

Stony Point, NY
September 29 - October 1, 2017

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Charles Johnson has been a student of A Course in Miracles since 1976. Drawing from the inspiration of a close 30-year association with Tara Singh, he shares his own voice and fresh insight, invoking an atmosphere in which we have the potential to discover that which is beyond words.

“The Course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love,
for that
is beyond what can be taught.
It does aim, however, at removing the blocks
to the awareness of love’s presence,
which is your natural inheritance."
A Course In Miracles, Introduction

Dear Friends,

Most of the problems we encounter are due to the attachment we have to our beliefs, our judgment of others and ourselves. And yet we find it difficult, almost impossible, to release ourselves from these beliefs, even for an instant. The beliefs are those we have been taught, from our earliest years with parents, through the teaching in our schools, from books we have read or from others’ voices we have heard.

 

We adhere to our beliefs, and most of us at some point feel threatened when another holds a belief that appears to contradict us. Wars are fought, fellow human beings are killed in the name of belief.

 

A Course in Miracles says that what we have learned projects a world that is not there. A world where we appear to be separate from our brothers, with a thought-system that ensures a fragmented view of our True Self.

 

This is the world of belief, where what we believe is raised to the level of Truth in our thinking. I believe what I believe to be true; you believe what you believe to be so. But belief is never the Truth.

 

For Truth to be True, it must remain independent of my point of view. It is not fashioned by my experience, my history, my exposure to one “ism” or another. It pays no heed to what culture, religion, politics or education befalls me. Somewhere deep inside, our need to promote our beliefs as True is seen as false. Inherent in our deception is the anxiety that comes with forming alliances as if agreeing to be false with others can somehow make the false true.

 

A Course in Miracles does not seek to impose another belief system upon us, but rather attempts to free us from our dependence on the beliefs we have borrowed from others. It says “There is another way of looking at the world,” that “the meaning of Love… is beyond what can be taught,” and “learned” or “believed.”

 

The Course gently challenges us to “remove the blocks to the awareness of Love’s Presence, which is your natural inheritance.” But to discover the truth of this, to discover what is evident when the eyes are willing to see, demands we suspend our judgment, if only for an instant.

 

In this retreat, we gather to support one another in the suspension of what we have learned before in order to discover the New.

 

We welcome you to join us in this Journey From Belief to Truth.

- Charles Johnson