They are making fast progress. 175 lessons covered as of today. I’m uploading at a much slower pace, so I suggest visiting the Circle website (Circleofa.org) and watching for the link to them to appear.
If you have looked at this blog lately you will have noticed that no new entries have been made since the end of February. I've been in the hospital having open heart surgery. That on top of taking most of March working on our house, preparing it for sale in the process of downsizing.
I've been out of the hospital since 4/11, and am recuperating well, but my energy levels are still very low. I plan to begin again to write Text commentaries and to upload Workbook Lesson commentaries. I cannot promise to keep up to the calendar with the lessons, but I intend to try.
I've posted the latest commentary on T-26.V, "The Little Hindrance." We'll continue the study of this section tomorrow, Feb. 26. This will be the last session I can attend until early April, but the group will continue to meet with Deb Brandes facilitating. She will have material for the class to study that I have provided.
I've posted commentaries on two short sections, T-26.III, "The Borderland," and T-26.IV, "Where Sin Has Left." Please print your own copies if you can. Tomorrow, Tuesday 01/29/2019, we will begin study of T-26.II, "Release from Every Problem," and may dip into Section III.
I've posted the next commentary, on T-26.II, "Release from Every Problem." I'll bring print copies for those without a printer, but please print your own if you can. I expect to finish out 26.I tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22, and we may begin 26.II.
I've posted a commentary on T-26.I, "The Sacrifice of Oneness." We may get into this section tomorrow, Tuesday, 2019-01-15, or next week.
I've posted the commentary on T-25.X, "The Justice of Miracles," which we will begin to study tomorrow, Tuesday, January 8. Please print out a copy from the Text Commentaries page if you can prior to class. I'll bring copies for those who cannot print it.
Recently, I rediscovered some commentary files I created back in 2006 and 2007 while I was finishing up, for the first time, a pass through the Text with a study group. I'd forgotten that I had completed these commentaries. I've decided to make them available on the website, as time permits.
It's important to emphasize that these are based, not on the Complete Edition (CE) from the Circle of Atonement, but on a merged text I created from the FIP edition and the Urtext. The differences between it and the FIP edition are not major.
When I finally arrive at these chapters in my writing, I will revise these commentaries to be based on the CE Text. But that is probably two or three years off, so there may be some of you who will find these commentaries useful in the meantime.
Since the 1990s, my Workbook Commentaries have been available on the Circle of Atonement website, www.circleofa.org. A few days ago, they disappeared. It seems the Circle has decided to remove them in the process of renovating their website. I've asked if they can be put back, but I'm not counting on it.
I had always intended to have copies of the Workbook Commentaries on this site, but it was more convenient just to link to the Circle, where they were already up and indexed. I have begun the tedious process of moving them onto this site. You will see five lessons in the menu bar to the left, and I will be adding additional ones through the end of the year. Eventually I will create an index page where you can just click a link to each lesson, or type a lesson number into a box and go straight to it. But that takes some HTML coding, and I'm really rusty on doing that. Fortunately I have all the lesson commentaries in HTML format on my hard drive here at home! Those are the ones I am uploading.
CAVEAT: Any links contained in the lesson commentary pages will not work, until I have a chance to update them, which is a tedious task.
I've posted a commentary on T-25.IX, "A Witness to Sinlessness." This section has only four paragraphs, so we'll probably combine it with part of another section.
Please note: There will be no meeting November 27; I have another obligation that morning. In December, we will meet every Tuesday except the 25th, and there is also no meeting on January 1.
Author: allen watson
I lead a weekly study group in A Course in Miracles at Unity Church of Portland. I formerly worked with Robert Perry in The Circle of Atonement, a teaching and healing organization focused on A Course in Miracles and based in Sedona, Arizona. Prior to that I worked as a computer programmer, trainer, system manager, and consultant on VAX/VMS computers. I'm now retired, still writing, and living in Portland with my wife, Peggy Baldwin, enjoying genealogy and Bible study as hobbies.