For those students and visitors who find it electronically convenient and helpful to study and practice the Daily Lessons of A Course in Miracles, we're pleased to offer full Multimedia Lessons for you here on this site. Students can read each lesson online and/or listen to the lesson being read.
The Workbook Lessons of A Course in Miracles (Text and Audio) can be accessed in two ways:
1. You can get the Calendar Daily Lesson by clicking on the "Calendar Daily Lesson" menu on the left. This will give you the lesson for that calendar date (i.e, on January 1, you will get Lesson 1, on January 2, you will get Lesson 2, etc.), or...
2. You can also customize your study by using the "Lesson Selector" menu and type in the number of the lesson you would like to listen to and/or read, or by using the "previous" and "next" links at the top of each lesson. The website is designed to provide the student with the freedom to start Course studies any time during the year, review any lesson or take a break. The technology built into the website will keep track of where you left off in your studies so that you can easily resume your studies at any time it is convenient for you. In this way students can study and practice the lessons using their own personal style of learning and study at their own pace.
3. Leap year correction: there are 365 lessons altogether, so on leap years we repeat lesson 365 on the last day of the year. If you prefer to repeat February 28th's lesson on February 29th (for example to stay in sync with a desk calendar that does it that way), click here. This browser will remember your choice as long as you don't clear your cookies.
The introduction to the Workbook assures us that: "The exercises are very simple. They do not require a great deal of time, and it does not matter where you do them. They need no preparation."
As for the lessons themselves and this invitation to practice them, the introduction goes on to explain:
"The purpose of the workbook is to train your mind in a systematic way to a different perception of everyone and everything in the world. The exercises are planned to help you generalize the lessons, so that you will understand that each of them is equally applicable to everyone and everything you see.
"The overall aim of the exercises is to increase your ability to extend the ideas you will be practicing to include everything. This will require no effort on your part. The exercises themselves meet the conditions necessary for this kind of transfer."
In addition, a little faith in the process and in your inherent ability to understand and succeed will be helpful, but even that is not required if you are willing to seek the truth about yourself and the world, and the happiness that awaits you for your efforts. The introduction goes on to encourage us to trust in ourselves and in Who It is that is always with us to direct us along the way:
"Some of the ideas the workbook presents you will find hard to believe, and others may seem to be quite startling. This does not matter. You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are not asked to judge them at all. You are asked only to use them. It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will show you that they are true.
"Remember only this; you need not believe the ideas, you need not accept them, and you need not even welcome them. Some of them you may actively resist. None of this will matter, or decrease their efficacy. But do not allow yourself to make exceptions in applying the ideas the workbook contains, and whatever your reactions to the ideas may be, use them. Nothing more than that is required,"
There are a variety of things you could do that might serve as companion to your visit to the day's Lesson, such as relaxing and listening with eyes open or closed to what is read, using the spoken word to follow the printed word from the Workbook itself, or even joining friends in support of one another's efforts along the way. Whatever your method, the important thing is that you proceed in a way that is comfortable for you and that fits your personal study habits and lifestyle.
And always remember that when you study and practice each Lesson you'll
be in good company, no matter the time or place. The last sentence
of the Epilogue of the Workbook for Students makes this clear enough:
"You do not walk alone. God's angels hover near and all about. His Love surrounds you, and of this be sure; that I will never leave you comfortless."
Read aloud by Jim Stewart, a former Chicago radio personality and a long term student of the Course, these daily Lessons are excerpted from the complete A Course in Miracles on CDs, which are available through our Catalog Store.