Since its first publication in 1976, A Course in Miracles has come to be regarded as a spiritual classic, transforming the lives of countless people around the world. Those new to this teaching, as well as long-time students, will find that The Door Held Open provides an engaging and instructive glimpse into the heart of A Course in Miracles.
Part I presents fifty quotations from the Course, each one accompanied by a brief commentary by John Cornell, highlighting the essential principles put forth in the quote. Part II offers a sweeping anthology of over 130 beautiful, and powerfully instructive passages from A Course in Miracles, appearing without additional commentary.
Topics illuminated in The Door Held Open include:
• God’s Love
• Heaven (Our Eternal Home)
• The Holy Instant
• Our True Identity
• The Stillness Within
Reality does not change. Truth is always true. The Door Held Open is a book that speaks directly to the part of you that already knows.
In the holy instant nothing happens that has not always been. Only the veil that has been drawn across reality is lifted. Nothing has changed. Yet the awareness of changelessness comes swiftly as the veil of time is pushed aside. A Course In Miracles Chapter 15 VI: 6 (1-4) There has never been a time in which we were not one with God. Yet in our lack of vision, reality has remained unseen. We have constructed a veil of forgetfulness, tightly woven with threads we've gathered from the past, allowing this veil to completely hide the truth from our eyes. The moment we become willing to let the veil drop, the holy instant is revealed to us, and in that instant eternity is reclaimed as the glorious treasure that was never truly lost.
John Cornell has been a student of sacred texts and a practitioner of meditation for over thirty-five years. This study and practice ultimately led him to regard the teachings of Non-duality, or absolute oneness, as representing the very deepest expression of wisdom. To his great joy and amazement, this same uncompromising Non-dualism was found to be at the core of A Course in Miracles. This discovery began a journey that led to the writing of The Door Held Open, and that continues to this day.