recovering from the single problem of the addiction in the recognition of a spiritual awakening, can give you, if you continue to pursue it, a realization that the entirety of any problem in this world is within you and that the solution is turning your will over to God. That brings about an illuminate experience of the solution.
Wisconsin Dells, WI (Vocus) July 18, 2009
7:00 PM on Friday, July 17, 2009 marked the opening of "12 Steps to Enlightenment (How It Really Works)" at the Miracles Healing Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The event is a weekend convention in which participants expect to experience the "miraculous transformation and illumination of their individual minds and bodies", through the 12 steps and A Course In Miracles.
Presenter Clare Lamanna, opened the convention by reminding the participants of the purpose of the event, stressing that A Course In Miracles and the 12 Step Program are not merely comparatively similar but identical. Quoting the Master Teacher of A Course In Miracles, Ms Lamanna explained, "Our meeting together today is an attempt to get you to enter into the experience of the release of the necessity to continue with your addiction to pain, death and time. This release is under the auspices of the direction of your own mind through the 12 Step Program, which came from a miraculous intervention; and your life-saving Course in Miracles Program which is resurrected mind awakening you from your own nightmare."
Clare Lamanna assured each participant that, "you, individually, in your own dream of death and pain can undergo the experience of the miracle. The steps to awakening from your dream of death begin with the admission and recognition of your incapacity to deal with your condition, and the discovery that there is another way to live that is not constituted in your perception as you identify yourself. It is literally, an expansion of your own mind to a communion and a union with the power of the Universe which is what you are."
Lamanna introduced the "metaphor" for the evening's presentation -- an episode of Star Trek Voyager, entitled, "The Game", in which the Enterprise's captain and crew become addicted to a video game, thereby landing themselves on the brink of total subjugation to a hostile alien race.
In the discourse following the Star Trek episode, Ms. Lamanna and fellow presenter reminded participants that the entire human condition is, in fact, an addiction to a temporal state of separation, pain, sickness and death, adding that, "recovering from the single problem of the addiction in the recognition of a spiritual awakening, can give you, if you continue to pursue it, a realization that the entirety of any problem in this world is within you and that the solution is turning your will over to God. That brings about an illuminate experience of the solution."
The entire presentation was an act of communion, a joining in the "Holy Instant" as each participant engaged solely in the action of a continuing conscious contact with God.
The directors of the Miracles Healing Center, Reverend Darla and Alden Hughes beamed with joy as they described the evening as "absolutely wonderful."
For more information about 12 Steps to Enlightenment (How It Really Works), visit the event website at http://www.acourseinmiraclesonline.com/12stepacim/.
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