385. Mari Perron

Mari PeronMari Perron tells us she’s delighted that A Course of Love has granted her a voice in the new dialogue that has opened about who we are as human and divine beings. She feels that the wisdom of the heart—a major focus of A Course of Love—has at times been missing from the conversation, and loves being able to speak for both the heart and the “human.” A question asked within A Course of Love is this: Doesn’t it make sense that the only error possible is that of not being who you are?

Mari is called the “first receiver” of this Course that was given as an extension of what was begun in A Course in Miracles. A Course in Miracles was recorded by Helen Schucman in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Helen was called a scribe of the words of Jesus which, since that time, have gone out to millions of people all over the world. A Course in Miracles was stated to be a course in thought reversal and mind training.

Within A Course of Love, which Mari received between 1998 and 2001, Jesus calls Mari its “first” receiver and says that each person who lets it enter their heart is a receiver as well. Its stated purpose is a return to a true identity that existed prior to the time of learning, and it calls for learning to end.

Mari feels that in a world that has told us everything we need to know can be known with our minds and/or learned from teachers, experts and gurus, we’ve often felt discouraged from listening to our hearts or trusting our inner knowing. A Course of Love offers a new way of knowing and invites us to enter dialogue and become creators of the new.

Originally published as three separate books, A Course of Love has now been combined into one volume, which includes The Course, The Treatises, and The Dialogues. Since this new publication a few years ago, it has found acceptance with many in the ACIM community, and, like A Course in Miracles, begun to inspire people around the world.

Mari lives in St. Paul, Minnesota where she is a writer and contemplative as well as an engaged mother and grandmother.



Transcript of this interview

Interview conducted 2/4/2017

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  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview
  • 00:04:02 – A Feeling of Being Known
  • 00:08:22 – Jesus and the Cosmic Context
  • 00:12:27 – The Potential for God Consciousness in All
  • 00:16:43 – Embodying our Divinity on Earth
  • 00:20:58 – Love, Joy, and Creation
  • 00:24:42 – Union within and relationship with the world
  • 00:28:14 – The End of Learning and Inner Knowing
  • 00:32:04 – Awakening and Living in the Gap
  • 00:36:12 – The Ego and Self-Identity
  • 00:40:02 – Connecting with the Angelic Realm
  • 00:44:11 – Searching for Purpose in Work
  • 00:48:04 – Trusting in God
  • 00:51:50 – A Powerful Experience
  • 00:55:02 – Mysticism and Writing
  • 00:58:15 – Wholeheartedness and Being True to Love and Yourself
  • 01:01:38 – The Beginning of Creating a New World
  • 01:05:01 – Embracing Human Feelings and Personhood
  • 01:08:00 – The Incarnational Side of Things
  • 01:11:02 – Creating a New State of Being
  • 01:14:05 – The Effects of Financial Decline and Unaffordable Healthcare
  • 01:17:11 – The Suffering of Others and the Need for Remedy
  • 01:20:21 – The Authenticity of Channeling
  • 01:23:29 – The Effects of Spiritual Transformation
  • 01:26:49 – A Love for Dialogue and Sharing
  • 01:29:45 – Combining “A Course in Miracles” and “A Course of Love”
  • 01:33:03 – Mysticism and the Natural Mystic
  • 01:36:12 – A Spiritual Orientation
  • 01:38:59 – Translations and Final Thoughts
  • 01:42:11 – Staying in Touch and Finding the Book
  • 01:45:15 – Interviews and Index of Guests