Regina Dawn Akers was first introduced to A Course in Miracles in the mid-nineties. She read a portion of the book at that time, but had great difficulty understanding it, so she put it in a drawer next to her bed. Several years later, in April of 2004, Regina spontaneously remembered the book in the drawer by her bed. She took it out and began reading The Manual for Teachers. She chose that section of the course, because she wasn’t ready to make a “big commitment” to the course, and it is the shortest of three sections in A Course in Miracles.
After reading The Manual for Teachers, Regina decided to commit herself to the course. She planned to take it on her family’s upcoming Disney Cruise vacation. She promised herself she would begin studying the text and the workbook on that vacation.
Regina began to receive guidance, visions and dreamsOn the first morning of the cruise, Regina decided to say a prayer before beginning the course. She describes what happened next in this way, “As I was praying, I felt overcome by a desire to be useful. I wanted nothing more than to be completely useful to God for the rest of my life. So, I told Him that I would learn anything he wanted me to learn and do anything He wanted me to do. I just asked him to please make me useful.”
It was about two months later when Regina began to receive guidance, visions and dreams that seemed to come to help educate her about the course. Regina began to learn quickly and with clarity, and she willingly practiced everything that she learned.
In November of 2004, Regina experienced a vision during meditation. “But this vision was different,” she explains. “It didn’t seem to come to educate me, like the others did. This one seemed to have a message for me.
“I saw myself in a dark cavern. There were several dark passageways leading out of the cavern, and there were people in the cavern who wanted to find their way out. I stood at the bottom of the cavern near the entrances to the passageways. I held an armful of lit candles. As people passed by me, I handed them a candle. They used the candle to guide them as they selected a passageway and started their journey out of the cavern.”
Regina didn’t want to guess the meaning of her vision, so she went to the keyboard and said a prayer. She asked the Holy Spirit to be very clear with her, so that she wouldn’t misunderstand His message, and then she began to type without thinking. This is the message that she typed:
You are the teacher. Don’t be afraid. I am with you always “Teacher of God. That is my Name. I have other names, but they are all the same. They mean Teacher of God. That is what is needed now, and that is what I need you for. You can write for me. You are doing it now. Write, teacher of God, and help me share the Light. There are many who need us. Teach, teacher. That is what you are for. That is why you are here. That is how you will learn. You are the teacher. Don’t be afraid. I am with you always.”
At first, Regina was frightened by her experience. “I don’t know why,” she explains. “I guess it felt like the first time that I had come face-to-face with the reality of God. Until then, God was a nice idea. But with this, God was either very real or I was going crazy!”
R egina let go of her fear and began to write with the Holy Spirit. At first, several days would pass between writings. In March of 2005, short writings began to come daily, usually related to her daily workbook lesson. Then in June 2005, right after she finished The Workbook for Students, Regina received this message from the Holy Spirit:
“The New Testament is a symbol, just as you are a symbol and the words I share through you are a symbol. What they point to is Truth.
“In order to understand the symbol, one must accept the Love of Christ. One prepares himself to accept that Love by recognizing he does not understand the symbol, and then he asks for understanding. By opening up to receive understanding without judgment, he opens up to accept the Love of Christ. With that Love comes Christ’s knowledge, for they are the same and inseparable. Then the meaning that is beyond the words is understood as a Light that shines for all who look to see.
“Those who have ears now will listen. For others, salvation will wait. There is no loss in God. Ask and you will receive because it will be given you. It is a gift of Love given to one who recognizes he has forgotten Love, and so he asks that its remembrance be given him in Grace and Love. Love cannot say no to a request for Love.
“Go now and ask. It will be given you.”
Regina left her career and home in Massachusetts and moved with her young daughter to New London, North Carolina. There, she began the work of listening to the Holy Spirit’s interpretation of the symbolism in the New Testament.
Also during this time, Regina began to write down lengthy conversations that she had with the Holy Spirit on a variety of topics. And she began to teach others about everything she was learning and receiving from the Holy Spirit. In March of 2006, she received guidance to start The Foundation for the Holy Spirit with David Fishman and Phil Frisk.
Regina perceives herself as a student and a teacher. She is a student who learns from the Holy Spirit and a teacher who shares everything that she learns.
We are grateful to the Holy Spirit for the clarity He shares with us through Regina Dawn Akers. May we practice all that He teaches us in willingness and trust.
For all who know the story of the Peace Pilgrim, The American Sage who walked her talk, and let go and Let God, Regina Dawn Akers walks in her footprints.
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