The Bigger the Shadow the Bigger the Light by Joseph Argazzi.

The Bigger the Shadow the Bigger the Light.
From Agape’s Inner Visions publication, January 2, 2017

For 2017, I am going to give you a winning lottery ticket. And I am flat out serious. But it’s a hundred percent up to you how and when you will cash it in.  You can pretend it’s just a game or you can make a decision to treat it as the absolute truth and your life will never be the same. The winning numbers are in the form of a quote from A Course in Miracles. Ready?

I am under no Laws but God’s. That’s it. Short, mighty and devastatingly powerful.  These seven words supersede all known statistics, all cultural, familial and societal influences. To be under no laws but God’s is to immediately remove any impediment, restriction or obstruction that could be in the way of you experiencing your greatest joy, highest good and any form of prosperity and abundance you could imagine.  Please think upon this. Bob Dylan said, You’re gonna have to serve somebody. Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord. Where will you focus your attention?

I am offering you a key to the jail that’s being imposed politically right now. This law, which is not of this world, will set you free. It will open the passageway to a life in which you thrive. Mediocrity is miserable to live in because it’s not who you are. The world needs you to express the highest vibration of love, allowing inspired action to flow.

One person aligned with their Source is more powerful than a million who are not.  Treat those words with unwavering commitment and conviction, and you will rise above the effects of mere mortals.  And God Himself will reach down to take your hand and lead the way. This is about your consciousness.  You cannot serve two masters. Your power lies in who you choose to serve.  Love or fear?  Oneness or separation?


Today I will not fear the shadow. I will walk as the powerful light of the Divine and in my presence, the darkness will disappear.  The bigger the shadow, the bigger my light.

And so it is, Amen

Joseph Argazzi
Spiritual Counselor, Inspirational Speaker, Author


A Course in Miracles Weekly Study Group.










Dear Beloved ACIM Community.

Until further notice, please join our weekly study group on Zoom! Just click this link to join our group on Tuesdays at 6PM Pacific.

Meeting ID: 594 130 693

Looking forward to being together at 6PM!

Peace, Love and Blessings,

Team Soul Center OC

Each week, on Tuesday evenings at 6PM, we’ll gather to deepen into the truths and teachings of A Course in Miracles. Our group will be facilitated by Akili Beckwith of The Agape International Spiritual Center.
Akili has been a student and teacher of ACIM for over 20 years.
Love Offering Appreciated.

An introduction to ACIM is taken from The Foundation for Inner Peace website,

An Introduction

A Course in Miracles is a complete self-study spiritual thought system. As a three-volume curriculum consisting of a Text, Workbook for Students, and Manual for Teachers, it teaches that the way to universal love and peace—or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others. The Course thus focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. A Course in Miracles also emphasizes that it is but one version of the universal curriculum, of which there are “many thousands.” Consequently, even though the language of the Course is that of traditional Christianity, it expresses a non-sectarian, non-denominational spirituality. A Course in Miraclestherefore is a universal spiritual teaching, not a religion.

The Text presents the theory of the Course and has built into its study the development of the experience of forgiveness that is the Course’s goal for the student. In this regard, A Course in Miracles states that “its goal for you is happiness and peace.” (Text, p. 241) (T-13.II.7:1) The Text also explains the basis for fear and guilt, and how they can be overcome through miracles, which are defined as maximal “expressions of love.” The miracle is defined as the shift in perception from fear to love.

The Workbook for Students consists of 365 lessons, an exercise for each day of the year. This one-year training program begins the process of changing the student’s mind and perception, though it is not intended to bring one’s learning to completion. As stated in the Preface to the Course, “At the end, the reader is left in the hands of his or her own Internal Teacher, Who will direct all subsequent learning as He sees fit.” (Preface: ix)

The Manual for Teachers is written in question-and-answer form and provides answers to some of the more likely questions a student might ask. It also includes clarification of a number of terms the Course uses, explaining them within the theoretical framework of the Text and for their practical application through the Workbook.

A Course in Miracles was “scribed” by Dr. Helen Schucman through a process of inner dictation she identified as coming from Jesus. A clinical and research psychologist and tenured Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, she was assisted by Dr. William Thetford, her department head, who was also a tenured Professor of Medical Psychology at the Medical Center where they both worked.

A Course in Miracles was first published in 1975, the year Dr. Schucman assigned copyright of the Course to the Foundation for Inner Peace (FIP). In 1996 FIP assigned the copyright and trademark to the Foundation for A Course in Miracles (FACIM). There are currently about three million copies of the Course in circulation worldwide. Translations in Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Spanish, and Swedish are also available, with many other translations now in progress.

What exactly, then, is A Course in Miracles? The summary introduction, which appears in its Text, is quite succinct and brief. It reads:

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

This Course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.”
Books may also be purchased at the Miracle Distribution Center in Anaheim: