“Truly Helpful Prayer” Session 5 | Being Truly Helpful 2024 Series: A Course in Miracles

“Truly Helpful Prayer”

Teaching Session 5

Here’s a recap of our fifth and final teaching session, led by Rev. Deb, which focused on the final line in the Truly Helpful Prayer, “I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.”

Session Highlights:

  • Meditation: The session opened with a grounding meditation, focusing on contentment and presence. Participants were guided through mindfulness techniques and the affirmation “I am here, I am healed” is a powerful connector to the Holy Spirit.
  • Discussion on the “Truly Helpful” Prayer: We recapped the previous week’s readings and then the exploration centered around the fourth sentence of the Truly Helpful Prayer from “A Course in Miracles”: “I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.” This discussion highlighted the transformation involved in releasing the ego and embracing our shared identity, fostering a deep connection with the Divine. This path of healing encourages forgiveness, the relinquishment of judgment, and the recognition of our collective journey toward oneness.
  • Exploring the Prayer’s Fifth/Final Sentence: In allowing the Divine to teach us to heal, we open ourselves to our own healing. This line encapsulates the essence of the prayer – that in our willingness to be instruments of healing, we too are healed. 
  • Reflection and Journaling Exercise: Participants were encouraged to reflect and journal about their experiences and feelings towards healing and being healed.
  • Reading Assignment: To prepare for our next session, we encourage you to read Chapter 28, VII. The Ark of Safety, Lesson 137 – When I am healed I am not healed alone. and Chapter 9, V. The Unhealed Healer.

Homework Assignments:

  • Reflection on the Final Sentence: Continue to ponder the fourth sentence of the prayer. Allow its meaning to resonate with you throughout the week.
  • Practice the “I am here” Meditation: Regularly engage in the meditation shared by Rev. Deb to enhance your presence and awareness.
  • The Optional Assignment: If you chose to work with the previous optional assignment, focusing on being helpful to someone in your life, consider what comes to you now as to what to say and what to do in this situation? Trust the direction from Holy Spirit.
  • Read: Gain further insights with the assigned readings, which will be the basis for our next week’s discussion with our facilitators.

This fourth teaching session helped us to deepen our understanding and experience of divine contentment and guidance. You are always welcome to join us.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • March 17/20 – Study Session: Readings led by Rev. Paul and facilitators.

o  Chapter 28, VII. The Ark of Safety  

o   Lesson 137 – When I am healed I am not healed alone.

o   Chapter 9, V. The Unhealed Healer

  • Supplemental Readings for Personal Study
    • Manual for Teachers, 5. How is Healing Accomplished, 6. Is Healing Certain? and 7. Should Healing Be Repeated? 
    • The Song of Prayer, 3. Healing, IV. The Holiness of Healing 

The following week on March 24th, the facilitators will be sharing with you the readings for Easter from Chapter 20, I. Holy Week and II. The Gift of Lilies. Note that there will be no meeting on Easter Sunday 3/31.

Miss Previous Sessions?

  • If you missed the previous teachings, you can find the videos and recaps here.

Reminder:

  • Our Sunday session is the live teaching with Rev. Deb on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Rev. Paul facilitates the in between sessions. Rev. Deb won’t be with us again until the late summer/fall. See below for our reading and study schedule for April – August.
  • During the Wednesday session, the video of Rev. Deb’s teaching is shown with discussion afterward. Now that her teaching is complete for this series, The groups will be running with study on specific readings, see below.
  • 1st and 3rd sessions of the month are led by our facilitators for the purpose of discussing the assigned readings. The groups will be running as previous to Rev. Deb’s teaching with study on specific readings, see below.
  • Attend the session day/time that works for you and attend as your schedule allows.
  • Learn how to attend live sessions. See bottom of email for days/times.

Please feel free to share any insights or questions you may have in our next session or via our Facebook Group or Email Group. Your contributions enrich our collective learning experience.

Looking forward to our continued journey into the heart of “Being Truly Helpful.”

Our next series will start April 7th, the week after Easter, and we will be doing a book discussion with the book by Ken Wapnick, “The Healing Power of Kindness: Volume 1: Releasing Judgment.” We will only be studying Volume 1. It is available in print and on Kindle. It is also available as an audiobook on FACIM.org.

Our summer series will be on the Characteristics of God’s Teachers.

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With Love and Light,

Revs. Paul and Deb Phelps and the MiraclesOne Team

Interested to “Meditate with Deb”?

Rev. Deb Phelps meets people where they are with a variety of meditations, inner wisdom prompts, and various modalities all on the journey to Peaceful Wellness. Join in here.

Enroll in her new course, “Intuitive Pathways: Cultivating Your Inner Guidance.”

Join Deb’s classes, this month’s focus is Intuitive Awakening. All of her classes this month are on this focus.

My Experience with “Awakening to Joy”


I had the privilege of attending the MiraclesOne “Awakening to Joy” retreat in March. I would like to share my personal experience and the Joy that Awoke within me. The retreat was based on the book “Awaking to Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness,” written by James Baraz and A Course in Miracles. The topic of each group session came from this book. Each session encouraged attendees to reflect deep within themselves to truly awaken their True inherent identity.

As I took the time we each were given to process each topic The Holy Spirit reminded me of the personal intention I set about a year and a half ago to live the most authentic and transparent life I can. I set this intention during one of my morning “Prayer, Meditation, and Centering” times and for years I would try to keep the appearance that all was well in every area of my life. The Holy Spirit knew when I was ready for the shift of my perception that not only sharing, but also showing that I did not live perfectly in an imperfect world. My fellow Course students helped me immensely.

I have experienced so much more joy and light-heartedness in my life and have made great strides on my journey towards inner peace. The retreat’s focus helped me in more ways than words can express. As a focal point on remembering each topic, we were given different colored stones, which started with a cloudier colored stone and advancing towards a clear stone. These stones are wonderful reminders of not only the beautiful and transformational retreat that was created for the participants but to also represent the outcomes of our life transformations and of the deep reflection that we practiced at this retreat.

My husband also attended the retreat and we found areas that connected us as a couple, but also areas that showed us parts of our lives where the light of joy was shed or needed to be shed. After the retreat, while my husband and I were on our way home The Holy Spirit showed me a joyous truth. We ended the retreat on the Judeo-Christian celebration of Palm Sunday that begins “Holy Week” leading to the following Sunday, which is Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the crucifixion. The resurrection of “New Life” or the starting of a new chapter in my life that is occurring is such a joyous and peaceful reason to celebrate my “Awakening to Joy!”

Ryan Westbrook-Vigue


If you missed the retreat, we have a 10-week class that starts this Thursday, May 3rd.

The class is held online in our video and phone conferencing room. If you cannot make the day and time for the class, there is a self-study option where you will receive the videos, assignments and any extra resources. As Ryan described, this is powerful and enriching material that will be presented in this class.

We awaken to joy by awakening to the good within ourselves. We don’t try hard to be joyful or happy, we allow our experience to be what it is while opening to the possibility of joy.

As you learn to be present in your life, to love yourself and others, to be kind to yourself in difficult times, to let go of what is not needed, to knowing blamelessness, and to allow compassion and gratefulness, all these will naturally lead to the Light of Joy dawning within.

I will be incorporating A Course in Miracles along with some material from an insightful book on mindfulness called: Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness. 

Please note: The book is not necessary to attend the class as I will be sharing excerpts from the book that are in alignment with ACIM.

Together in this class, we will use ACIM readings, material from the book, visualizations, meditation, homework assignments, journaling, and weekly class sharing.

Register here

I hope you will join us.

Rev. Deb

40 Days of Light – Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday: The Peace of Easter

Happy Easter My Friends!

As you arise Easter morning, take time in meditation to celebrate your renewal. You may wish to wake up just before sunrise and allow the dawn to symbolize the light eradicating the darkness in your mind. I know I will be doing so. Set your alarm if you must. You desired peace, you wanted salvation, you practiced forgiveness and now accept Who you are.

Let me remember I am one with God, at one with all my brothers and my Self, in everlasting holiness and peace.

Today is our last Sunday in this “Lent” series.

Reference: Text, Ch. 20, II. The Gift of Lilies and Workbook Lesson 124 – Let me remember I am one with God.

If you have been spiritually fed by this series, donate today to keep these resources freely available for every ACIM student. Thank you for your support!


Namaste,
Rev. Deb

Please know we offer many free ACIM Resources on our website: www.miraclesone.org Our sole focus is on ACIM and its practice in our lives.


OUR EASTER MESSAGE

The Peace of Easter – 4/16/17

with Revs. Deb and Paul Phelps

Look on him with the new vision that looks upon the lilies and brings you joy. T-20.II.9:3

In this session, Revs. Deb and Paul Phelps share their Easter Message

Short Meditation follows.

References:
Text, Ch. 20, II. The Gift of Lilies and Lesson 124 – Let me remember I am one with God.

Recorded April 16th, 2017

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