Updated: Feb 4
When I first met the woman who is now my wife, I told her all about what I was doing trying to get the message sent by Nostradamus known by all. One of the first things she asked me was, “Have you read A Course in Miracles?” I told her no. She tried to fill me in as much as she could verbally, but later she actually put her copy of the book in my hands.
I must admit, I am very peculiar and extremely selective of what I read. If I want to read a book, I go out and buy it and read it cover-to-cover. As far as book reading goes, when the number of books I have read is compared to the number read by a typical book reader, I can be deemed “illiterate.” The knowledge I have about most classics of literature comes from having seen an old movie with the same title. Because of that aversion to reading things that entertain others, when I was handed a copy of A Course in Miracles, I felt obliged to thumb through it, but no more.
It seemed interesting, what little I read as I flipped through the pages; but … it was like the joke I once heard a comedian tell: “When two old Jewish men meet, the conversation goes like this: Man 1: ‘Oy my back hurts.’ Man 2: ‘Your back? My knees!” In other words, because I was so deep into writing about Nostradamus, and trying to get others to read what I was writing, I had no time to read something someone else was trying to get me to read.
I will say this: As I thumbed through the book my wife handed me, I made a wish. I wished to one day have the time to read more. No guarantees that I would read it all, but I wanted to read more … some day.
That day came not long ago. Just from reading the first 20+ pages, I could see truth pouring out. The words published in 1976 (Second Edition in 1992) were explaining what I had been doing since late 2001. It was a confirmation of my work. The book was explaining how I could be understanding Nostradamus AND it was explaining how everyone else can also understand Nostradamus, with or without my help. In its own way, it said Nostradamus wrote a Revelation, with his understanding coming directly from God.
The book says that miracles are for uniting “brothers.” As such, that is the relationship between Nostradamus and myself, and I extend that relationship with Nostradamus as a relationship between myself and you. We all must receive the Holy Spirit in order to understand. The Holy Spirit is the channel Christ uses to pass Revelation from God to each of us … Nostradamus, myself, and you.
Now, I have spent years writing many pages of words, all trying to sum up a topic that A Course in Miracles explains is impossible for me to explain. Because Revelation is so personal, it cannot be translated by me, for you, in a meaningful way. For all I write, so much more is left unwritten. For me to go into great depth explaining Nostradamus is futile.
All I offer by translating Revelation is experience. I have experienced the miracle passed on by Nostradamus. I have been moved to act because of that and the book explains that God, through Nostradamus, intended the miracle of action. I cannot induce you to act, because action requires a deep emotional, personal connection. As the book states, “A miracle is a sign of love among equals.” I felt the love of Nostradamus, and so can you; but you have to feel the love to act and create another miracle.
I recommend everyone read A Course in Miracles. However, I want to pass along a little of information that comes from the preface to the book. It was quite meaningful to me.
The preface was written in 1977, and came about in order to answer repeated questions about the source for the book (originally published as a three-volume set). Two psychologists had teamed up to write it, but the names of neither appear on the cover. Both simply sensed a need to find something meaningful to life. One author, a woman, described herself as having, “atheistic belief,” with both caught up in the unfeeling world of academia.
After stating a desire to know the meaning of life (to the Universal Mind, I presume), the woman began to have dreams, which she wrote down in a journal. The title of the book came when she read her notes and made the declaration, “This is a course in miracles.”
The woman explained in the preface that she heard a “voice,” which made no sound. She said, “It seemed to be giving me a kind of rapid, inner dictation which I took down in a shorthand notebook. The writing was never automatic [meaning her hands were not moved to write without her willing them to write]. It could be interrupted at any time and later picked up again. It seemed to be a special assignment I had somehow, somewhere agreed to complete.” (written by Helen Schucman published on page viii of the “Preface,” under the heading, “How It Came.” Published by the Foundation For Inner Peace)
That explains how I have imagined Nostradamus writing The Prophecies. It explains precisely how I have written what I have written over the past decade-plus. It is how everyone can be likewise inspired to understanding, when one asks for guidance and is willing to listen to the quiet voice.
Such a guide was explained by Paul in his letters, found in the New Testament. He wrote how there are gifts the Holy Spirit brings to believers. In A Course in Miracles, it tells of the demands placed upon believers. It says, “You are free to believe what you choose, and what you do attests to what you believe.” (Page 7, Chapter 1, Part II, Section 1).
I believe in God, and I believe God spoke through Nostradamus, producing a Revelation that all should be aware of. I write this as an act of love for a brother to read, and for a miracle to bond our relationship. It does not matter if I know if I have passed this miracle along. I have acted from my belief.