A Course in Miracles

by Anne Malatt, Australia

Some years ago I met a man, Serge Benhayon, who inspired me. I had a healing session with him and began attending Universal Medicine courses. These courses have been a course in miracles.


I am now my true weight, having carried over 20 kg in excess weight for years.

I do not diet, in the usual sense. I eat what I feel my body needs, in the quantity it needs, at the time it needs, to nourish and sustain it.

I have changed my diet, which was full of carbohydrates and sugar and loaded with gluten and dairy, to one which is now rich in quality, nourishing food.

I used to need to eat these foods to keep my exhausted body going and to help me to not feel the pain and sadness I was in. I now no longer need them, as I no longer feel this way.

I no longer drink coffee, having been addicted to it and needing it to get through the day.

I was exhausted, and needed coffee and sugar to fuel me, to keep me going, to do the things I thought I needed to do each day. I now have all the energy I need. It is only a breath away.

I no longer drink alcohol, having previously been addicted to it.

Alcohol was my ‘friend’. It was a treat at the end of a long hard day in a long hard life. It picked me up, it sweetened me, it was a substitute for caring for myself. It was my only way of giving myself permission to stop and sit. Now, if I want a moment with myself, I stop and take a moment. Just for me, just with me – wherever I am, without the need for anything from the outside. I love my days now and enjoy the way I feel at the end of my day, most days, and now I don’t need a reward to feel good.

I now sleep like a baby, having been an insomniac.

I used to stay up late, fuelling myself with alcohol, coffee and sugar. I never felt the day was enough, and would stay up looking for more. Now, I wind down after work and go to bed when my body is tired, by  9pm. I sleep soundly and wake feeling rested and refreshed in the morning, looking forward to the day.

I don’t often feel stressed now, having lived under constant (self-induced) stress in the past.

I still feel anxious and stressed at times, but when I do, I take a moment to stop and bring myself back, by focussing on my breath and what I am feeling in my body. I don’t go looking for stress or excitement to make me feel alive or to distract me from my other feelings, because I feel great and have no need for anything outside me.

I am now in the tenth year of my relationship, having been a serial runner-away from relationships.

This relationship has not exactly been easy. But we have, by loving perseverance and commitment to ourselves and each other, developed a quality of love that I would not have dreamed was possible for me when I was young.

I am in a loving relationship, having been in abusive ones before.

I now care for myself enough to have a relationship in which anything less than love is not tolerated. If either one of us brings less than love, in our words, behaviour or being, we say so, as lovingly as we can, to bring awareness to them and to help each other return to love. We are as honest as we can be with each other at all times, and whatever is happening between us, we deal with problems by remembering first and foremost that we love each other.

I like myself.

I did not used to feel this way. I now appreciate who I am and what I offer.

I care for myself.

I have come to understand that I cannot care for another until I learn to truly care for myself. And, I am putting this into practice, for myself, my family and for everyone.

On a good day, and most days are, I even love myself.

Every one of these is a miracle. Together, they are amazing. And today, I am amazing, and I feel it and I know it. I am a living miracle.


  • I have never been told what to do (no-one has ever been able to do that!).
  • I have been shown a loving way of life, by someone who lives it himself. Serge shares this way with his family, who also live it, and they share it with others.
  • I have been inspired by example: a simple, loving way of life, that is natural, that is the way my body truly wants to live.
  • I have been reminded that this way is found inside me, by listening to my innermost voice, the living wisdom of my body.
  • I have re-connected to myself, and made this connection my way of life.
  • This way is the Way of the Livingness.

508 thoughts on “A Course in Miracles

  1. Building on the little things that support us and honour us can feel difficult to begin with, but with an understanding of how energy works and how life and ourselves can be configured, we get to have a deeper appreciation of the science of making changes, especially the science of making choices that support oursleves more and more. This is Gold and is the foundation for a true life lived with meaning.

    1. It really is just one small step at at time, nothing major, nothing huge, no trying, no striving and no drive. Just simply choosing to love ourselves more in whatever way we can, even if it is to do one thing differently in our day every day, this alone can move mountains.

      1. One step at a time, keeping it simple, like maybe letting go of being stressed, ‘I don’t go looking for stress or excitement to make me feel alive or to distract me from my other feelings, because I feel great and have no need for anything outside me.’

  2. Anne, absolutely love your sharing and in particular the fact that you recognise how every little thing is actually not that little for “Every one of these is a miracle. Together, they are amazing. And today, I am amazing, and I feel it and I know it. I am a living miracle.”.

  3. Universal Medicine has presented how to live with love and deeply surrendered care thus has incredible results in those who choose to live the principles. It is as simple as that.

    1. As simply as loving yourself, and saying ‘no’ to anything less than love is powerful, ‘I now care for myself enough to have a relationship in which anything less than love is not tolerated.’

  4. Anne, your list of miracles is miraculous and undeniable. And all from simply being inspired to choose another way to live.

  5. What stands out to me is that we can live with so many things like being overweight, being addicted, not liking ourselves, disregarding ourselves and so on and we still can go through life and achieve things and be seen as ‘normal’ even though this seems to me an illness of the body and being. Yet we do not recognise these as such. What if we would begin to nominate these things as illnesses? Then we could also start to heal them properly.

    1. Beautifully expressed Lieke, they are not only normalised many of them are celebrated drinking and coffee being two that have whole swathes of ‘refined tastes’ making poisons look desirable.

  6. Just that one point of your many above Anne is enough to prick up the ears of a large proportion of humanity that have sleep issues and/or exhaustion ‘I now sleep like a baby, having been an insomniac.’

    1. Absolutely Rosanna, 85% of adults sleep poorly! Isn’t that awful because we really need sleep to rejuvenate our bodies… I have been blessed with always being able to sleep through the night and really struggled when I had a baby. So to know there is a way to live that means sleeping like a baby is the majority is pretty incredible.

      1. Having a baby certainly challenges our sleep, and I got to the point where I was fearful if I thought I would not get enough sleep, even years after. The sleep that I was getting was hard to come by and broken. Yet introducing into my day the studies, sutras and teachings that Universal Medicine offers I have turned around the ill and exhausted state into one where I drop off to sleep easily and sleep soundly. This aspect alone made a huge difference – and with very significant knock-on effects in my day.

  7. We can fixate on little niggles and personal bugbears – and totally miss the magnificence of what’s truly going on. If we live more with appreciation for the bigger universal picture we’re less likely to get stuck on the finer details of life.

  8. A healthcare organisation with a religious element where those who use its services have well above average physical and mental health. It makes perfect, though sad, sense that such an organisation is attacked at all costs.

    1. Yeah It’s rather ironic but when big pharmacy is at the heart of medicine something that costs nothing is decidedly unattractive to those who own the companies selling drugs. I guess the majority of people are not interested just yet.

  9. ‘I like myself. I did not used to feel this way. I now appreciate who I am and what I offer.’ What a beautiful place to be at, and how inspiring to hear another living this, for it shows us all everyone of us can live it too.

    1. Universal Medicine courses have helped me get to know myself, and the following may be an unusual thing to say, or at least one that’s not often discussed publicly, but I agree with Anne: the more I know myself the more I appreciate myself and the qualities I bring.

      1. Rosanna what you have highlighted for me is how sad it is that appreciation is such a rare commodity in our world. It is not natural at all for us to appreciate ourselves or for that matter other people but appreciation has an almost magical effect, not only does it confirm whatever quality is being appreciated but it expands it too. I have recently started a new job and very naturally began appreciating my team and they literally came alive, they were more vibrant, more motivated and more expressive. I absolutely adore appreciation and think that it should be mandatory.

    2. Liking and caring for ourselves helps us to share this with other people, ‘I care for myself.
      I have come to understand that I cannot care for another until I learn to truly care for myself.’

  10. It is truly miraculous the changes you have made, incredibly inspiring and as you share it has been through inspiration that this has occurred.

  11. What a turn around, Anne. If Universal Medicine supports a way of living that does support such huge change then I would agree, this is a course in miracles. The miracle is also that it is not just one that can claim such a bountiful change, but many hundreds alike.

  12. The Way of The Livingness is down to each and every individual, however living in a way that makes it about the all. No rules simply connecting to our divine origin and letting this be our movements and way.

    1. Each one of us is an intrinsic part of the All and so when we are living under the illusion that we are an individual that starts and stops at themselves it is very jarring on our bodies and discordant with life itself. Life breathes a sigh of relief when we start to behave like the piece of the All that we are.

  13. A miracle is simply a truth restored so that all that was not of this truth is seen for the harm that it is and subsequently renounced.

    1. The Way of The Livingness has simple ways of living, ‘I have re-connected to myself, and made this connection my way of life.’

  14. What I love about the miracles people experience with Universal Medicine is that they are not just happening or caused by an outer source but the result of choices we decide to make, a self-empowerment inspired and supported by Universal Medicine but exercised in self-responsibility by the one who chooses to do so. Basically the miracles are the natural result of re-connecting to and claiming who we are.

  15. When we feel our essences, the games we have been playing in life are shown up for the distracting addictions that have never served us, and once the wool has been removed from our eyes we get a taste of how life really is, so we can start our return to live the Love we all are.

  16. Everything changes when we meet the real deal and recognise the offering for what it is – a calling back to our true nature, the untainted innateness of our innermost. Miracles then become everyday experiences.

  17. “i have been reminded that this way is found inside me, by listening to my innermost voice, the living wisdom of my body.” A beautiful sharing Anne, with so much to appreciate, in all the miracles that were possible by you connecting to your innermost love and making it your way of daily living.

  18. True fact. We are miracles by our own nature — our loving essence. Understandable that we have forgotten this is the case, as we have created a way of life that is so disconnected to ourselves in so many ways, that even the most beautiful dear thing in this world we have forgotten, that we are made of – love. In its truest form possible on this plane of life.

  19. Thank you, it is simply revealed that by taking truly deeply care of yourself from your deepest commitment to your love – you will naturally be caring in your way with others – effortless.

    1. And there are always more – miracles that is. Living in connection to Soul cannot but transform everyday life in the myriad ways it does.

      1. It is a willful alignment to the higher vibration (love) over and above the crippling we succumb to when we accept anything less than this to be our source of expressing light.

  20. I am also my true weight since changing my diet ( not because I went on a diet), but simply choosing to listen to my body as it communicated what foods truly nourished and what didn’t. It was not rocket science, all the sugary offenders had to go. I was already diary free and gluten free, and at 54, I feel the most comfortable in my body than I have ever been. Food and food addiction plays a huge part in how we feel about yourselves.

  21. Each one of us has the power of choice to be our very own miracle. The most significant choice I made was to realign with my Soul and live in a way that allows more love to flow through my physical vehicle.

  22. ‘I have been reminded that this way is found inside me, by listening to my innermost voice, the living wisdom of my body’ Most of us grow up either doing what we are told or rebelling against it and we find our own way, we think it is our own way, but as Anne shares here it is not really our own way at all. With the presentations of Serge Benhayon and the teachings of the ancient wisdom we begin to reacquaint ourselves with our essence, that which lies underneath all the layers that have been accumulating over the years, one could say, lifetimes. It’s refreshing and revitalising to get to know ourselves in this way, The Way of The Livingness.

  23. ‘I like myself’ – just this statement alone is a huge testament to the value of deeply taking care of oneself, in a world where self loathing and low self worth is rampant.

    1. Yes I agree Bryony, just to say, I like myself, is a big shift in a world where most of humanity resist returning to their true and natural essence which is our own created suffering.

  24. Your progression is indeed a course in miracles, having changed all aspects of your life and touching everyone you meet.

  25. Miracles are changes one wouldn’t expect to happen or be possible, often by something from the outside we cannot explain. The miracles experienced through the inspiration of Universal Medicine are of a different nature, they are possible through alignment to truth, love, one´s innermost essence in the most practical ways, they are the result of reconnecting to what is the most natural to us and thus creating space for the ‘miracle’ to take place, not necessarily as something sudden but often as a process or unfoldment as can be seen in the fundamental life changes in many of those who chose the esoteric way of living.

    1. And as a part of the process, when one accepts a miracle then we deepen and it is a progression that brings the realisation of even more amazing miracles that then makes deeper miracles available, so one could say it is an expanding procedure or a natural cycle.

    2. So true Alex, it is a simple miracle to wake each day and feel the Joy that it is to be in connection with our essence and this can then be moved and celebrated as our natural way of being, or as Richard has shared our Livingness.

  26. We, students that are choosing to live The Way of the Livingness consistently, are all living miracles, and it is good to deeply realize this as it can also feel so normal just feeling great, light and loving most of the time. Without perfection but always deepening.

    1. Exactly what I have been feeling lately Willem. It is now so normal to feel this great and vital, and to move in a body that feels light – no more justification to others of my choices which was making myself less having to explain and still trying to fit in! That no longer feels acceptable or doable.

  27. No longer feeling sad is a huge change to have in one’s life, and I can really appreciate the massive impact that this can have on all ares of life such as work and family living where we are constantly with people and to not feel sad with them is like opening the flood gates for love to come pouring in.

  28. Miracles are usually associated with some sort of divine intervention, though you could say it was the divine intervention that inspired you to reconnect to the miracle you always were and rediscovered…. it is in truth our nature.

  29. “I have come to understand that I cannot care for another until I learn to truly care for myself. And, I am putting this into practice, for myself, my family and for everyone.” I completely relate to this, we have to start with self before we start with others, this is my experience too.

  30. Our patterns of movements tend to be very solidly ingrained. When we can change a very self-destructive to a very self-loving one, we have to call it with its true name: a miracle that we have allowed through.

  31. I so love the simplicity and beauty of what you share here as the miracles. It’s like, why ever not? Really exposes the complication and self-sabotage we choose to indulge in and package as ‘that’s life’.

  32. These really are significant changes, miracles no less, and beautiful how you describe them unfolding from re-connecting with yourself, from inside of you and how this developed in your way of living, not some randomly bestowed event.

    1. Its a great reminder that it is all within us, and it starts from us, not something outside of us where we give our power away.

  33. Could it be that life is full of un-utilised miracles and simple but profound life choices could unleash a whole plethora of miracles that are just waiting to happen?

  34. Wow – this is a miracle. A true blessing that you have absolutely changed how you are living and do so in a way where you have no investment in going back. This is very rare. Many times in the past I tried to give something up, and either i would go back or I would replace it with something else. So it shows how it can be difficult for us to let go of a hurt – but when we do – when we break the energetic connection – that is a miracle.

  35. Anne, this statement struck me as not only one that used to be very familiar to me in the sense of wanting to have fun doing exciting, adventurous things, but also for the way that we have been hood-winked by a belief that life is about experiencing new and exciting things. To me, now this feels like the folly of the human spirit who is constantly looking for the next ‘hit’ of excitement that confirms its separation from the soul (stillness/connected to God) and its ability to make choices that are only in the benefit of itself and not the whole of humanity.

  36. Yes all of these incredible turnarounds are absolute miracles. Most of the world’s population spends billions of dollars trying to achieve these miracles without going back to basics, taking responsibility and making life about love. You show how simple and powerful a true miracle can be.

    1. The Ageless Wisdom is simple and powerful and has been so for eons, always available should one be touched and inspired by it.

  37. Yes The Way of The Livingness is something that works with all parts of our lives at the same time and not just a single part, which I find so super awesome about it.

  38. What you so beautifully describe Anne is a deepening relationship within ourselves, a reconnection to our innermost.

  39. And what an inspiration are you to all of us who have only recently come across the works of Serge Benhayon. People like yourself and others who have been practicing The Way of The Livingness to me are shining stars showing me the possibilities for me in life.

  40. Absolutely Beautiful Anne! I can feel the love you now have for yourself inspiring me to value, deepen and connect more to the love in myself and this is how the miracles get passed on.

  41. Sometimes the route of our life can seem inexorable and that we were forever destined to be as we are. Yet this is absolutely not true. Our everyday choices define what comes next and creates a momentum. It’s this build up of force that can seem predictable – it is, and takes some commitment to break. Thank you Anne for this powerful blog.

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