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Discovering God Within
Instructor:
Guy Perron and Agnes Lazar
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Discovering God Within

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Course Description

The greatest possible discovery for my human soul is to be sincerely involved in my personal supernal experience of finding God for myself, in myself, and of myself, and of doing all this as a fact in my own personal experience.


Listen to this profound spiritual call for action from Jesus!    


Said Jesus: 155:6.3 (1731.1) I have called upon you to be born again, to be born of the spirit. I have called you out of the darkness of authority and the lethargy of tradition into the transcendent light of the realization of the possibility of making for yourselves the greatest discovery possible for the human soul to make—the supernal experience of finding God for yourself, in yourself, and of yourself, and of doing all this as a fact in your own personal experience.  

  

And so may you pass from death to life, from the authority of tradition to the experience of knowing God; thus will you pass from darkness to light, from a racial faith inherited to a personal faith achieved by actual experience; and thereby will you progress from a theology of mind handed down by your ancestors to a true religion of spirit which shall be built up in your souls as an eternal endowment.


Am I seeking at the right place?  


159:3.8 (1766.4) The world is filled with hungry souls who famish in the very presence of the bread of life; men die searching for the very God who lives within them. Men seek for the treasures of the kingdom with yearning hearts and weary feet when they are all within the immediate grasp of living faith.  

  

Faith is to religion what sails are to a ship; it is an addition of power, not an added burden of life. There is but one struggle for those who enter the kingdom, and that is to fight the good fight of faith. The believer has only one battle, and that is against doubt—unbelief. 


What are my feelings when facing challenges? What is my attitude to new adventures? How do I feel about stepping in the new and the unknown?  

  

196:3.34 (2097.2) The great challenge to modern man is to achieve better communication with the divine Monitor that dwells within the human mind. Man’s greatest adventure in the flesh consists in the well-balanced and sane effort to advance the borders of self-consciousness out through the dim realms of embryonic soul-consciousness in a wholehearted effort to reach the borderland of spirit-consciousness—contact with the divine presence. Such an experience constitutes God-consciousness, an experience mightily confirmative of the pre-existent truth of the religious experience of knowing God. Such spirit consciousness is the equivalent of the knowledge of the actuality of sonship with  God. Otherwise, the assurance of sonship is the experience of faith. 


196:3.35 (2097.3) And God-consciousness is equivalent to the integration of the self with the universe and on its highest levels of spiritual reality. 

 


The orientation session will introduce the class, subject matter, processes, and format.

Format:

Each week, participants engage in daily personal meditation and reflect on the seed passages from The Urantia Book and Insight Questions, then come together in the live class for large and small breakout group discussions, plus instruction by the leaders.


▪ Experiential class formed in a Circle of Trust for maximum growth ▪ Instructional videos 

▪ Assigned reading from The Urantia Book  

▪ Questions for reflection and insight 

▪ Chat board discussions (on the “Telegram” app) 

▪ Daily meditation/worship practice 

▪ Supplementary educational materials 

▪ Live weekly Zoom class (2 hours long; 8 total, with the first Zoom class serving  as an introduction or orientation to the class) 




Weekly Outline

Week 1: Who is God?    


Week 2: Who is God within?  


Week 3: Who am I?    


Week 4: How does God relate to me?    


Week 5: How can I relate to God?  


Week 6: The Inner Life    


Week 7: The Work


Learning Outcomes
Instructors
Discovering God Within

Guy and Agnes have been dedicated students of The Urantia Book since 2000 and work vigilantly and diligently to live and share its incomparable teachings in their daily lives. Their goal is to serve selflessly in all spheres and places of activity: education, individual, family, and community. They have given workshops in English and in French, including “Is God’s Love Unconditional,” “Discourse of the Master on the Soul,” “Teaching and Leadership According to The Urantia Book,” and “Are We in the Way of God,” among many others. They work and live in Belgium.

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