The Immediacy of Direct Contact With God Right Here And Now
Wisconsin Dells, WI (Vocus) September 29, 2009
Sunday was the last day of the 3-day miracle healing event , "The Immediacy of Direct Contact With God Right Here And Now", which took place at the weekend, in the Sanctuary of the Miracles Healing Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
Participants declined to comment on the event as one could not properly speak of an experience of such profound sacredness, and one that was really only just beginning. Presenter, Kathleen "Cybil" Yorke, felt that if any description or explanation could be given, it belonged in the domain of Jesus Christ in A Course In Miracles to give such an explanation. Cybil Yorke indicated that Lesson 164 of A Course In Miracles Workbook gave as close a verbal rendition as possible to an occurrence that was infinitely transcendent of all words.
In Lesson 165, entitled, "Now Are We One With Him Who Is Our Source, Jesus Christ continues to remind the Course student that the experience of Truth is available only in the present moment. He says, " What time but now can truth be recognized? The present is the only time there is. And so today, this instant, now, we come to look upon what is forever there; not in our sight, but in the eyes of Christ. He looks past time, and sees eternity as represented there. He hears the sounds the senseless, busy world engenders, yet He hears them faintly. For beyond them all He hears the song of Heaven, and the Voice for God more clear, more meaningful, more near.
"The world fades easily away before His sight. Its sounds grow dim. A melody from far beyond the world increasingly is more and more distinct; an ancient Call to Which He gives an ancient answer. You will recognize them both, for they are but your answer to your Father's Call to you. Christ answers for you, echoing your Self, using your voice to give His glad consent; accepting your deliverance for you.
"How holy is your practicing today, as Christ gives you His sight and hears for you, and answers in your name the Call He hears! How quiet is the time you give to spend with Him, beyond the world. How easily are all your seeming sins forgot, and all your sorrows unremembered. On this day is grief laid by, for sights and sounds that come from nearer than the world are clear to you who will today accept the gifts He gives.
"There is a silence into which the world can not intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost. There is a sense of holiness in you the thought of sin has never touched. All this today you will remember. Faithfulness in practicing today will bring rewards so great and so completely different from all things you sought before, that you will know that here your treasure is, and here your rest."
Yorke pointed out that the experience engendered by lesson 164 and indeed the entire Course In Miracles should be sought and found every moment, and this is what makes speaking of the "end" of the weekend event so laughable.
Lesson 164 continues as follows: "This is the day when vain imaginings part like a curtain, to reveal what lies beyond them. Now is what is really there made visible, while all the shadows which appeared to hide it merely sink away. Now is the balance righted, and the scale of judgment left to Him Who judges true. And in His judgment will a world unfold in perfect innocence before your eyes. Now will you see it with the eyes of Christ. Now is its transformation clear to you."
The Lesson presents a personal appeal from Jesus Christ, "Brother, this day is sacred to the world. Your vision, given you from far beyond all things within the world, looks back on them in a new light. And what you see becomes the healing and salvation of the world. The valuable and valueless are both perceived and recognized for what they are. And what is worthy of your love receives your love, while nothing to be feared remains.
"We will not judge today. We will receive but what is given us from judgment made beyond the world. Our practicing today becomes our gift of thankfulness for our release from blindness and from misery. All that we see will but increase our joy, because its holiness reflects our own. We stand forgiven in the sight of Christ, with all the world forgiven in our own. We bless the world, as we behold it in the light in which our Savior looks on us, and offer it the freedom given us through His forgiving vision, not our own."
Spiritual Healing, and Retreat events such as "The Immediacy of Direct Contact With God Right Here And Now", which began on Friday, September 25, 2009 and "ended" on Sunday September 29, 2009, regularly take place at the Miracles Healing Center.
The center is open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily and all are welcome. Come for an hour or a day, or attend any of our ongoing workshops to experience a profound change in your life. Anyone of any age or of any walk of life is welcome. The center is non-denominational.
For more information, call 608-253-HEAL(4325) or visit http://www.miracleshealingcenter.com.