An English translation of Ontwaken in liefde is available now with as title Awakening In Love, The Spiritual Path Of A Course In Miracles, which is based on the spiritual path of A Course In Miracles.
The translation was in good hands with Rogier Fentener van Vlissingen as the translator, with editing and proofreading by Lenore Dittmar. They are doing a great job in respecting the original words of the author, Margot Krikhaar.
We are very thankful that the translation of this beautiful, helpful book has now been made possible. In one of her diary entries on her website, Margot recently wrote that it suddenly dawned on her that the book is being translated in New York City, where Rogier lives ? the same city in which the Course was given to Helen and Bill. She found beautiful symbolism in the idea that Awakening in Love has now landed on that same spot, the birthplace of the Course.
You also can read some of Rogier’s reflections on the book and the translation process on his ACIM & Abraham blog page:
From the back cover:
Awakening in Love
Only too often our lives are an endless and exhausting struggle, full of unachieved goals and unsatisfactory relationships. We seem to live in a hostile world that engenders fear. We may have the feeling of being trapped, without knowing where the exit is. And the harder we run, the more we run aground.
For those who are looking for another way, the spiritual self-study book A Course in Miracles has come along. It is a spiritual path that leads us step by step towards awakening, or enlightenment. The Course shows us how we can raise our ego to awareness, and how we can subsequently make a radical change in our perception. This change from fear to love?the miracle?eventually helps us go past the ego entirely. We are not the fearful and separated “ego” we thought we were. This is how we rediscover our true Self. That is an experience of complete love and oneness.
In Awakening in Love, Margot Krikhaar describes with great clarity and honesty her own process of awakening with A Course in Miracles, with Jesus as her inner teacher. From the moment the Course came into her life, for eight years she recorded everything that she encountered in her process: the forgiveness lessons, the letting go, the fight with herself, and eventually the total surrender to the Love of God. Her personal story can support and encourage others.
The second part of the book shows in twelve concrete and accessible steps what exactly makes up the Course’s path of forgiveness and how this can be applied in our daily lives.
This book is a guide to enlightenment for anyone who is interested in the spiritual path of A Course in Miracles.
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Two short fragments from the book Awakening In Love, the Foreword and the Introduction (in their entirety), follow:
When I was nine years old, I was given a diary. I thought it a great present and started to write in it immediately. After that first diary, many others would follow: books with and without locks, notebooks with colorful covers, gray and green ones. In these diaries, I described what happened in my life, but primarily I wrote about what occupied my mind and what I felt. I wrote about my anger and my pain, my hopes and my failures, my questions and the answers that came. And when A Course in Miracles crossed my path?some nine years ago today1?I began writing about my process and hat I encountered along the way. Forgiveness lessons great and small, fears and resistance, the inner guidance that I received again and again: all of that I entrusted to paper.
I saved all those diaries, even though they were never meant for any other eyes
except my own. Things took a different turn. This book could never have been written without all those notes. They were a valuable source of information for me to gain an overview of the journey I had made and which I describe here in this book.
This journey led me back to love, to God. After experiencing a burnout in 2006, my
process of spiritual awakening accelerated. My inner teacher, Jesus, took me along with him and eventually led me to the “real world,” the term the Course uses for awakening, or enlightenment.
This book is a signpost to go the path of the Course. It is meant to make the path
easier to follow. By reading this book, you will more readily recognize the things
you encounter and, because of that, have an easier time handling them.
This book is meant to support you, shore you up, and bolster you. It can help you
recognize in what direction to look for the solutions to your problems. There is but one solution, and it is always to be found in God.
Therefore, the book is about God. You could also say it is about love, the love that is
within you and the love that you are. We have forgotten that, and that is not God’s Will. God’s Will is that we remember Him.
The essence of the Course is that it leads us back to our memory of God and of who we really are. Love! It is about love, and love is the way we walk. We walk this path
together. Jesus goes with us. We do not need to do it alone. Jesus is our friend and
guide. He asks you to establish a very personal relationship with him so that he can help you and guide you along.
I lay this book and the journey we take together in his hands, trusting that he will safely lead each and every one of us home. Home to our Father, with God. There where we long to be and where we are in reality, and from where we have never been away.