TGGC #35: What the *bleep* is A Course in Miracles?! with Elloa Atkinson

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Elloa Atkinson is a certified life-changing coach, a spiritual teacher, and a student of A Course in Miracles. I'm fascinated by A Course in Miracles as so many of the teachers I admire share its lessons, including Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Gabby Bernstein, and Robert Holden. This year I decided I was going to become a student of the course and for the first 40 days I did, I studied the lessons and worked through the workbook but something just wasn't jiving. I struggled to relate to the tone of voice and for now I've set the text aside. However, the insights Elloa offers in this interview have really opened me back up to studying the course and have given me so many entry points for doing so in a way that works for me. We also dive deep into her personal journey recovering from shame, building a solid sense of self, the power of being vulnerable, and taking radical responsibility for our lives.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Elloa’s journey from struggling with fear, shame, addiction, and self-loathing to healing and developing a deep relationship with herself and her spirituality
  • The tools that facilitated her healing, spiritual development, and creation of a solid sense of self
  • An understanding of what A Course in Miracles is and what it offers
  • The resistance many of us experience due to the masculine and Christian terminology in the text, and how we can best access its lessons in spite of these things
  • Different entry points into studying the course and some troubleshooting ideas for when the going gets tough (because it is a heavy duty text!)
  • Where our sense of self comes from and how we can develop a more solid sense of self
  • What it takes to be true to yourself
  • How to explore and express your vulnerability without getting sucked into a victim mentality
  • The limitations of traditional therapy and 12-step programs
  • The process of taking radical responsibility for our lives and the empowerment that comes with it

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