Everything is really going great here with us in Venezuela.
Martha and I are back in Maracaibo celebrating in a 4 days event with morning and evening sessions
your resurrection, this time organized from all brothers together of the 4
Course groups here in Maracaibo. We are invited to teach in two other places
besides the Centro Milagros where we are staying, and it is for the first time
that they organize something together.
After Caracas we visited the nearby city of Maracay and opened up all these esoteric and magic ideas of salvation. It’s always the presence in the Light that works and lets each one recognize one Self and themselves. At the end of the two day visit there, hosted by Grace and supported by Zoila and about 15 – 20 other
interested Course “students” and teachers, it became very clear to everyone
that we can no longer pretend to be fine in a non-existing place, this world.
We moved on to Coro where it was for the first time that an
Advent was organized and Zelibeth, our host, gave the best she could to
communicate in a way that facilitates the miracle of an Advent. She had Yelitza
from Punto Fijo as her helper and her family, her husband with her two grown up
students who helped her throughout the weekend and the scheduled sessions
before and after this two days event. The first day on Saturday in Hotel
Cumberland was for many visitors new in their experience and we could feel that
most of them were a little timid, but on Sunday the ice broke and a huge
seemingly never ending Light celebration let everyone have a very nice
Experience. On Monday we were invited at one group in Punto Fijo (about 40 min
away) and on Tuesday in a school at Maria Estel’s group where there were out of
the 70 people about 20 new visitors. Using a microphone with regular electric
shocks just let me laugh more and it was a very nice round-up of all kind of
perspectives of what this Course in Miracles offers. Though this group is set
up as a study group there, my teaching of “there is nothing to understand…
anything offered with a result in time is not what this Course is offering…”
was accepted very well and applauded. At the end there were still a 15 guys staying
all through the Light session, and that is really everything! It was also
really great to have some brothers from the Center in Maracaibo there with us
as the Light Team. You can really tell the difference.
The following weekend we spent in Barquisimeto and our host,
Rosa, arranged for us a special accommodation in a huge villa right outside the
city in the tranquilo (calm) and green hills, a Finca of one of her friends. We
had the whole house with about 6 bathrooms, swimming pool and breakfast veranda
where we watched every day the Master’s videos. Evening session happened in a
rented place in down-town and the Advent in a (to a courtyard) half open room
in a community center. It was all perfect and great, and removing the gigantic Christ
hanging on the cross on the wall was not so difficult as it first looked like.
There was just little participation, about 30 people throughout the weekend,
but there was consistency and lots of willingness to join and experience the
Light. After the weekend we looked with our host how to refine the
communication so that she doesn’t need to solely rely on herself organizing
such an event, and the last session happened in a house of one of the brothers
who wanted to offer her place for on-going sessions. We were very happy to see
that a commitment to get together for sessions was initiated, and the brother s
will follow their commitments to this new offering. Until now they only came
together in Advents and sometimes for reading the Course. The form we offered
with one or two teaching a session, watching the videos and join in the Light
with music seemed to be a great attraction and didn’t need much promotion.
We thank Our Father for using us to extend this message of
Jesus’ Course in Miracles and will move on Monday to Santa Barbara in the mountains
for 2 days and then arrive in San Cristobal for another Advent in Venezuela and
many more sessions.
To be continued…