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Story Treasury

Click on a theme below to find miracle stories related to a particular aspect of daily life:

Welcome to our Story Treasury. Each of the miracle stories within The Treasure House collection is offered by a student of A Course in Miracles as a way of sharing a personal, authentic, and transforming experience.

We look to the words of the Course as a guide for cataloging The Treasure House collection, including the following passages:

In Workbook Lesson 35, “My mind is part of God’s. I am very holy,” students are instructed to consider the “situations, events, and personalities” of our daily lives as part of that day’s practice.

Workbook Lesson 315, “All gifts my brothers give belong to me,” speaks of “a thousand treasures” coming to us in every moment of every day in the form of kindnesses expressed by others: “A brother smiles upon another, and my heart is gladdened. Someone speaks a word of gratitude or mercy, and my mind receives this gift and takes it as its own.”

And in Chapter 4 of the Text, we find these words from Jesus: “I am not attacking your ego, but I am working with your higher mind whether you sleep or wake, just as your ego does with your lower mind.”

In keeping with these passages, we have organized The Treasure House collection into themes/aspects of life, focusing on key relationships with others, challenging life situations, as well as visions and sleeping dreams. In doing so, we hope to make it easy for visitors to browse through the collection, as well as to locate stories whose themes may be of particular interest at a given time. Stories that are reflective of two or more themes have been cataloged accordingly.


Relationships

Partner/Spouse

The Bridge – shared by Steve, United Kingdom, 2019. With unstinting honesty, a man recounts his choice for life in the face of deepest despair, hoping through sharing his story to reach others who might be feeling unloved, letting them know they are not alone.

Family Members

The Greatest Gift of All – shared by Brian, Virginia, USA, 2019. At a time when A Course in Miracles is available only in print, a mother is guided to spend countless hours reading aloud the Course onto audiotape for her blind son as a surprise birthday present for him, changing his life forever.

Friends

I Will Help You – shared by Stephen, Massachusetts, USA, 2018. Years before becoming a Course student, a doctor accepts a challenging position at an addiction rehabilitation center, where, with the help of an abiding friendship with one of his new colleagues, he learns to heal.

Coworkers

I Will Help You – shared by Stephen, Massachusetts, USA, 2018. Years before becoming a Course student, a doctor accepts a challenging position at an addiction rehabilitation center, where, with the help of an abiding friendship with one of his new colleagues, he learns to heal.

Learning to See – shared by Andrew, Georgia, USA, 2018. At a start-up urban design firm, an ambitious young professional projects his own self-doubts on to his inexperienced manager until he looks to the Holy Spirit for help, transforming his hostility into respect and gratitude.

A New Realization – shared by Laurie, California, USA, 2018. During her last weeks on the job, a social club’s bookkeeper allows her anger to be transformed into love by volunteering to train the woman who is to replace her and honoring the holiness of the moment.

Pupils/Teachers

[Pending]

Patients/Healers

I Will Help You – shared by Stephen, Massachusetts, USA, 2018. Years before becoming a Course student, a doctor accepts a challenging position at an addiction rehabilitation center, where, with the help of an abiding friendship with one of his new colleagues, he learns to heal.

A Place of Peace and Gratitude – shared by Lynn, New York, USA, 2018. Inspired by the Course’s “Truly Helpful” prayer, a hospice volunteer sets aside her fear and self-doubt about being of service and gains a new appreciation for the quiet power and gentle blessing of simply being there for others.

Sacred Space – shared by Stephen, Massachusetts, USA, 2019. Feeling engulfed by anger and fear after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, a man seeks help and solace from a trusted friend, never expecting their encounter to lead him to an experience of God that transports him from fear to peace.

“Strangers”

The Power of Truth – shared by Marcella, Texas, USA, 2019. At her 5th-grade son’s basketball game in a school gym, a mom turns to the Holy Spirit for help in correcting her resentment toward the parents of his best friend, and is lifted to an experience of truth, grace, and release.

A Simple Courtesy – shared by Ken, Arizona, USA, 2019. A driver’s split-second decision to offer thoughtfulness to a stranger on a bike transforms their encounter and enlightens his understanding about the miracle of love.

The Gifts of Kindness – shared by Christine, Arizona, USA, 2019. Setting aside her own concerns in order to help an elderly gentleman get to his medical appointment, a Course student learns about her own need for compassion from others, strengthening her relationship with Jesus.

Challenging Situations

The Bridge – shared by Steve, United Kingdom, 2019. With unstinting honesty, a man recounts his choice for life in the face of deepest despair, hoping through sharing his story to reach others who might be feeling unloved, letting them know they are not alone.

Encountering the Course

The Greatest Gift of All – shared by Brian, Virginia, USA, 2019. At a time when A Course in Miracles is available only in print, a mother is guided to spend countless hours reading aloud the Course onto audiotape for her blind son as a surprise birthday present for him, changing his life forever.

Visions

The Savior’s Vision – shared by Amy, New York, USA, 2019. Thanks to her renewed dedication to practicing the lessons in the Workbook, a Course student’s morning commute is brightened by two vivid “glimpses” of Jesus and his message of unconditional love.

Dream Experiences

The Cross and the Course – shared by Brian, Virginia, USA, 2019. At the end of his terrifying dream of self-crucifixion, a Course student is guided to seek for light in the midst of darkness, helping to heal his misperception that his employer is treating him unfairly.

Clothed in Innocence – shared by Brian, Virginia, USA, 2019. The night before delivering an office-wide presentation, a Course student receives a powerful dream that teaches him about his own God-given innocence and miraculously dispels his paralyzing fear prior to his appearance before his colleagues.