A COURSE IN MIRACLES

T-in Introduction

1. This is a course in miracles. ²It is a required course. ³Only the time you take it is voluntary. ⁴Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. ⁵It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. ⁶The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. ⁷It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance. ⁸The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.

Expanded

This is a course in miracles. ²It [the course] is a required course. ³Only the time you take it [the course] is voluntary. ⁴Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. ⁵It [free will] means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. ⁶The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that [the meaning of love] is beyond what can be taught. ⁷It [the course] does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which [love] is your natural inheritance. ⁸The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.

Substitued

This is a course in miracles. ²The course is a required course. ³Only the time you take the course is voluntary. ⁴Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. ⁵Free will means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. ⁶The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for the meaning of love is beyond what can be taught. ⁷The course does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence; love is your natural inheritance. ⁸The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.

Simplified

This is a course in miracles. The lessons are required. You choose when to take the lessons. The course does not teach the meaning of love. The course teaches how to remove the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence. The opposite of love is fear. But love is all-encompassing. Love has no opposite.

2. This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

²Nothing real can be threatened.
³Nothing unreal exists.

⁴Herein lies the peace of God.

Expanded

This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way: ²Nothing real can be threatened. ³Nothing unreal exists. ⁴Herein [this course] lies the peace of God.

Substituted

This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way: ²Nothing real can be threatened. ³Nothing unreal exists. ⁴In this course lies the peace of God.

Simplified

What can’t change can’t be threatened. The real is that which can’t be threatened because it cannot change. Anything that can change doesn’t actually exist. True peace is knowing this.


T-1.I Principles of Miracles