My name is Tina Hunt. I have been an ACIM student for about 12 years. I first heard about the Course in a book by David R. Hawkins called Power vs. Force. He spoke of people being healed of their illnesses by reading and practicing the Course. I had dealt with a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis which started at age 14 that became quite severe and disabling when I was 33 years old. I tried
every medication offered in the mainstream medical community, tried alternative modalities such as antibiotic therapies, many radical diet therapies, supplements, pain management, just about everything I could find on the internet. I was desperate. Nothing helped.
From the very beginning, I always had a deep knowing that this “disease” was something I had control over. My first question to my pediatrician was “What am I doing wrong?”. Of course, he answered in a manner you’d expect; that I was not responsible for it and that people “just catch diseases” and no one knows why and that I should never think I brought this on myself. But I always knew it was completely within my control and that I was somehow causing it on some level.
I was inspired to read Law of Attraction books like the Secret, Abraham-Hicks, Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsh, Louise Hay and many other “new age” authors. I wanted to attract good health so that my body would heal on its own using my mind. I will say that this way helped me recover much more than anything else and allowed me to return to a more normal life, but the damage done to the body was hard to ignore. This is when I was led to the Course.
At first, I tried my best to read it but I didn’t understand it very well. The prose was difficult for me and the concepts were literally out of this world. I had a hard time comprehending the ideas because they were suggesting things that seemed impossible and totally opposite to my experience. It was using terminology that repelled me, like Father, Holy Son of God, Holy Spirit, sin, Atonement, etc. It reminded me of the fire and brimstone of the Southern Baptist Church and guilt-centered Catholicism (yes, I was exposed to both). It felt very different, though. It felt loving and kind, gentle and reassuring, and most of all…. TRUE. There was an undeniable Truth to it that resonated at a very deep level. I remember
thinking “I am not exactly sure what this is saying, but I just know it’s absolutely true.” I continued to live a normal, worldly life while semi-practicing Course principles on a part-time basis for several years. I watched videos by Ken Wapnick, read books by Gary Renard, attended events with Regina Dawn Akers, and after reading Nouk’s End of Death I felt I had a much better grasp of the concepts which allowed them to more fully settle into my mind and being.
Now I practice the Course every single day and have made a solid, unwavering commitment to repurpose my life for forgiveness knowing that is the only way we can remember Who we really are and go Home. Each day I learn a little more about listening to guidance, staying in the present moment, watching the judgmental and terrified ego thoughts, and trying to remember that I have a choice. I am learning to leap out in faith and transfer my trust from the little, small ego self that knows nothing to Spirit that knows everything. I very much look forward to joining with my miracle buddy, Gerdien, and you to practice stepping back and letting Spirit lead the way. I cannot wait to see what miracles will take place.
It is inevitable. It is already done. Let’s do it!
Hi, I’m Gerdien from The Netherlands.
I’m very exited to be facilitating this TTC with my miracle buddy Tina. I’m so grateful to have finally found the Truth in ACIM. And these beautiful TTC’s to help us put it to practice. I love to share this with all of you so that we can remember together. To have Holy Spirit guide us trough this journey and offer us these teachings in a way that is most suited for us. All we need is a little willingness and miracles are present.
Truth and purpose, I’d been searching for for a long time. And a way to get rid of my debilitating fears. Along the course of my life I had revelations and knowing. Often when I heard something about people not needing to eat or not needing to die or other things that where against this worlds laws, I could feel truth and I would know it beyond a shadow of a doubt. Or not very often I’d get an experience, anchoring something beautiful that would guide me to more truth. And other times I could only see the selfish hell-side of life.
I had a reasonable good picture of my minds infrastructure; fear patters, destructive core believes, incapacitating feelings and selfish goals. I saw that these believes where running my life for me. And I could only do so little about it, because I simply believed most of it. I knew I had to change my core believes, but I had no idea how to do that while I still believed they had truth. I’ve tried every spiritual and non spiritual thing I could find, but there was not one that offered a way to really undo believes consistently. Sometimes at random of by accident. So when I was finally ready to receive, I did. A course in miracles came to me and with it, Nouks books. Everything fell into place, a bomb dropped into my understanding. This was where my life has lead me, I could see how everything had it’s place and meaning. I would not have had this understanding if the course had been in my life at an earlier point. This makes me very grateful and trusting. Since than miracles began to flow.
For me the TTC, my miracle buddies and the whole platform of Take me to Truth, has brought so much needed change. I feel carried, grateful and connected. I can truly say that big chunks of guilt and unworthiness have been let go. As a result I experience a peace and confidence that is not of me. I am the calm within the storm now. And this is just the beginning!
Hope to see you in class!
12:30pm MST (8:30pm CET)
(Start December, 8th)