Nouk has been on a spiritual path throughout her life. From a very young age, she now recognizes she had mystical experiences and a great love for Jesus. Watching biblical movies on television when she was as young as five, she recognized deep peace and an immense love for Jesus. She wasn’t supported by her family; rather, like many children born to unenlightened parents, she was raised in a dysfunctional family. As a child, she developed appropriate defense mechanisms and a solid ego, as we all do. She went on to explore a relatively normal life, but always with a subtle and sometimes hidden pull to learn more about Jesus and His true teachings through the mysticism of various saints and teachings.
Nouk met Tomas Vieira in the early 1980’s and had a profound connection with him. She describes it here: “Tomas and I took a sacred vow together in 1984 to find a Love that could never be threatened. We vowed that no matter what and no matter who might seem to come between us, we would never abandon each other. And this, we did. Little did we know initially that this particular pathway – A Course in Miracles – would undo every block we had to knowing and living in God’s all-encompassing Love and Joy.”
They would go on to marry in 1987 and have their daughter, Rikki, the following year.
A few years later in 1990, A Course in Miracles arrived in Nouk’s life and appeared as a life-preserver. She shared it with Tomas, but he was initially very resistant. Eventually they would study together in an attempt to save the Holy relationship and vow they began in 1984. This led to a deeper Love after their divorce, which you can read more about here in an article titled, “If You Ever Cheat on Me.”
Inspired by the healing they experienced through A Course in Miracles, Nouk co-authored the bestselling book, Take Me to Truth, with Tomas. They taught together internationally for four years before Tomas passed away in December 2010. Tomas’ passing was a catalyst to propel Nouk into a deeper embodied experience of Jesus’ path through the teachings of A Course in Miracles. This led to Nouk writing the trilogy of books, The End of Death, and co-founding Take Me to Truth, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit with friend and colleague, Sparo Vigil. The non-profit is a platform that allows Nouk to offer retreats and extend her insights on the deeper teachings of A Course in Miracles through her blog and social media. Please join our Take Me to Truth Facebook Discussion Group here.
Since the creation of Take Me to Truth, Inc., Nouk has traveled extensively and worked alongside many wonderful teachers and students of A Course in Miracles. Her spiritual path continues to call her to go deeper within and extend the teachings further.
Nouk’s teaching is powerful, clear and transformative because (as she often says) she has made almost every mistake possible on this path and learned how to move through them to receive the miracle instead. Her devotion to living the deeper teachings of A Course in Miracles is palpable and unmistakable in her presence, but it is her great compassion, sense of equality and unconditional love that will inspire you to walk beside her.
Tomas and I spent from 2007 to 2010 teaching around the world. Then in 2009 Tomas developed cancer. And in December 2010, he left the body. He realized that he ‘chose’ this and that the illness did NOT choose him. His decision was to use the seeming illness as an opportunity to Awaken – unflinchingly. Tomas taught us about *JOY*, about trust and about Love without limits.
Although Tomas left physical form in December 2010, he remains very much with us. Sometime before he left the body, Tomas awakened. He was still his unique self, with much laughter and joy; however he shifted gears and seemed to run purely on ‘light’ itself. And what a beacon he was!
Tomas’ teaching will continue, it will be refined and transmitted, although we’re not sure of the form it might take. He said, “There is no death and through the Christ in me, I pledge to demonstrate that this is true.” And I feel this is the core of the deeper teachings that are currently coming through for me. They are the undoing of suffering and death in all its forms.