September 2013 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for September 2013:

audio-Bill Thetford Talks About His Life

Audio – Bill Thetford Talks About His Life

Thanks to Jonathan Joshua for alerting me to this wonderful 3 part audio recording of William Thetford, talking about his history and how it relates to ACIM’s origins (Part 1Part 2Part 3). As you might expect, Thetford’s humor, clarity and insight is evident throughout.

Sep 2013 LightHouse

The Sep. 2013 edition of FACIM‘s quarterly bulletin, The Lighthouse, is now available here. Always loaded with superb insights and highly recommended! This edition’s feature article by Ken Wapnick is entitled: “THE TREACHERY OF IMAGES”—Part I: Confusing Symbols with Source, Form with Content” … Here is a short excerpt:

“Herein lies the treachery of images or symbols, for they seem to be what they are not, seducing us into believing that an illusion (really, an hallucination) is actually true and is out there to be perceived. And so the purpose of the world: “Thus were specifics made” (W-pI.161.3:1). This leaves us as the “face of innocence” that suffers at the hands of people and events beyond our control.”

Love Has Forgotten No One – Gary Renard’s new book

The long-awaited 3rd book by Gary Renard, Love Has Forgotten No One, will be available on Kindle via Amazon on October 8. Here’s a short review by fellow ACIM enthusiast of Gary’s work ‘Giddyup Mikey’ Mike Lemieux.

Doug Sparks presentation and workshop at Rocky Mountain Miracle Center

Doug Sparks will be coming to RMMC on October 13, 2013, giving talks for the morning Gathering and an afternoon Workshop. It’s always a joy to attend talks given by this long-time student of Ken Wapnick, as he shares the depth of the importance of being kindly mindful as we apply our forgiveness lessons.

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Upcoming Interviews / Webcasts / Videos / Meetings / Conferences / Presentations/ Classes / Resources

Online ACIM study groups and presentations

There are several ongoing ACIM Hangout study groups and meetings; here’s a link to the ACIMExplained YouTube Channel (which has LOTS of wonderful videos) including regular interviews, presentations and online study group meetings. Enjoy, and join in if you feel inspired to share in the fun. Check back regularly on the calendar of upcoming online ACIM Hangouts for new events to participate ‘live’ in, and/or watch later. Here’s a how-to page with best practices for participating in these Google+ Hangouts.

ACIM-related websites and blogs of interest

Inner Peace For You – new blog

Sally McKirgan, who has contributed several articles for ACIMblog, has a new blog about ACIM: Inner Peace For You. Check it out! 🙂

ACIM Resources, Events, Musings – your suggestions and contributions invited!

Please contact me to share what YOU would like to see here, any suggestions for improvements, etc. If you have anything ACIM-related that you’d like to share, please send (or send a link) for consideration. This site is (among other things) a venue for conversations, so I eagerly encourage and await more contributions from kindred students of our Shared Teacher of forgiveness and kindness.

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November 2012 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for November 2012:

Class: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws: Denver, CO Nov 5, 2012

Universal Geometries of Inclusion: How Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Become Reminders for Kindness - Denver class 5Nov2012
On Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, from 7-9PM (Mountain Standard Time) I’ll be giving an evening multimedia class/presentation: “Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation” at Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore, 2178 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 I will share LOTS of visual multimedia imagery, animation and more, along with plenty of theory on the mystical underpinnings of sacred geometry, the seven ancient Hermetic laws of truth, take-home lessons from modern physics, and how the non-dual metaphysics of inclusion, kindness and forgiving our self-judgments is key to sustainable happiness (a.k.a. non-dual metaphysics)! 🙂 There will be a book-signing after the class; both of my books, Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook and The Geometry Code, are available from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore. Space is limited to 20 participants, so please contact me ASAP if you’re interested and want to pre-register.

7 New Articles by Brent Haskell

Brent Haskell

Brent Haskell is the author of Journey Beyond Words and The Other Voice: A Companion to the Text of The Course Chapters 1-15 (Miracles Studies Book). During October, 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting Brent at the Miracles In The Mountains conference in Cañon City, Colorado and hearing him give a presentation there, during which offered to send several articles:
Jeshua: The Script Is Written
Yeshua: On Creation
Yeshua: On Fear
Yeshua: On Faith
Jeshua: On Why The World
Jeshua: On Marriage
Jeshua: On Death and Dying

Kindle edition of The Geometry Code now available!


The long-awaited (at least by me 🙂 Kindle version of the book The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation is now available. Many thanks to all who have encouraged me to complete it, and all your support … so very appreciated! 🙂 BTW, if you prefer a ‘treeware’ (paperback) version, you can order it here. Here are abundant details about the book – which really IS an ACIM-studies book, despite the prominent appearance of the word ‘geometry’ in the title.
Just an FYI, even if you don’t have a Kindle, there are lots of other platforms you can read the Kindle version (or any Kindle book) on, including smartphones such as iPhone and iTouch, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, Windows and Macintosh computers, and tablets like iPad and Android tablet. Enjoy! 🙂

Upcoming Interviews / Webcasts / Videos / Meetings / Conferences / Presentations

More online study groups via Google+ Hangouts

ACIM Hangout - Diederik Wolsak - screen snap from video presentation-meeting

Kenneth Bok, José Lorenzo Rodríguez, Michael Ordoña, Maureen Muldoon, several others (including a new group forming in Germany) and myself have been collaborating and expanding online (Google+) ACIM Hangout study groups and meetings; here’s a link to the ACIMExplained’s YouTube Channel (which has LOTS of wonderful videos) and the most recent weekly Saturday morning meeting (a ‘full house’ with 10 participants) including ACIM – Diederik Wolsak. Enjoy, and join in if you feel inspired to share in the fun. Here’s a calendar of upcoming online ACIM Hangouts.

Miracles In The Mountains Conference: Cañon City, CO Oct 12-14, 2012

A few weekends ago, I attended – and very much enjoyed! – the Miracles In The Mountains (MITM) Conference; where I had the pleasure of meeting many new fellow ACIM students (many of whom I only had ‘met’ on FaceBook), scribes, and teachers – we’re all teaching one thought system or the other 24/7/365 aren’t we! – such as Brent Haskell (see the 7 new articles above!), Scott Kalechstein Grace and Larry Seyer, (and re-connecting in ‘person’ with a handful of long-time ones, like Gary Renard, Cindy Lora Renard and Regina Dawn Akers); I posted a few photos on the MITM and my personal FaceBook pages. Giddyup Mikey & I even got to have lunch with Dave Van Dyke before the conference, which was attended by close to 200 enthusiastic students of ACIM.

Recent Radio/Webcast Interviews/Podcasts/Videos

I’ve been updating the GeometryCode Events page with upcoming, ongoing, and past radio and internet interviews, presentations, and more. (The majority of the content I share in these events is about non-dual metaphysics, and becoming ever more so.)
Among the recent past interviews I’ve participated in (with free audio archives online that you can listen to) are:

… and many more on the Events page.
I always enjoy talking about the non-dual Metaphysics, Psychology, Symbolism, Philosophy and more contained within the book “The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation” which is available here.

ACIM Resources, Events, Musings from you!

Please let me know what YOU would like to see here, any suggestions for improvements, etc. If you have anything ACIM-related that you’d like to share, please send (or send a link) for consideration. This site (among other things) is a venue for conversations, so I eagerly encourage and await more contributions from kindred students of the One Teacher of forgiveness and kindness.
It’s fun to share our universal interests online; visit ACIMblog pages on
FaceBook
FaceBook (my personal FB page, which is mostly ACIM-related),
Twitter and
YouTube.
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October 2012 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for October 2012:

Kindle edition of The Geometry Code now available!

The long-awaited (at least by me 🙂 Kindle version of the book The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation is now available. Many thanks to all who have encouraged me to complete it, and all your support … so very appreciated! 🙂 BTW, if you prefer a ‘treeware’ (paperback) version, you can order it here. Here are abundant details about the book – which really IS an ACIM-studies book, despite the prominent appearance of the word ‘geometry’ in the title.
Just an FYI, even if you don’t have a Kindle, there are lots of other platforms you can read the Kindle version (or any Kindle book) on, including smartphones such as iPhone and iTouch, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, Windows and Macintosh computers, and tablets like iPad and Android tablet. Enjoy! 🙂

Upcoming Interviews / Webcasts / Videos / Meetings / Conferences / Presentations

Miracles In The Mountains Conference: Cañon City, CO Oct 12-14, 2012

Next weekend (October 12-14), I’ll be attending – and very much looking forward it! – the Miracles In The Mountains (MITM) Conference; I hope to see you there! Here’s a bit of fun I had ‘PhotoShopping’ a few ‘bobbleheads’ of some of the featured contributors … on the ‘road to the abbey’ 🙂
Road To The Abbey
Dear friend and fellow ACIM enthusiast (and scholar of Gary Renard’s work), ‘Giddyup Mikey’ Mike Lemieux – author of “Dude, Where’s My Jesus Fish?: A Compilation Highlighting the Blunt and Uncompromising Teachings of Arten and Pursah on A Course in Miracles”, will be carpooling with me to the event, so that will add an extra dimension of fun.

Here’s a ‘hot off the virtual press’ ‘interview with Mike Lemieux by Kenneth Bok on his excellent ACIMexplained.com interview series.

Class: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws: Denver, CO Nov 5, 2012

Universal Geometries of Inclusion: How Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Become Reminders for Kindness - Denver class 5Nov2012

On Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, from 7-9PM (Mountain Time) I’ll be giving an evening multimedia class/presentation: “Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation” at Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore, 2178 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 I will share LOTS of visual multimedia imagery, animation and more, along with plenty of theory on the mystical underpinnings of sacred geometry, the seven ancient Hermetic laws of truth, take-home lessons from modern physics, and how the non-dual metaphysics of inclusion, kindness and forgiving our self-judgments is key to sustainable happiness (a.k.a. non-dual metaphysics)! 🙂 There will be a book-signing after the class; both of my books, Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook and The Geometry Code, are available from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore. Space is limited to 20 participants, so please contact me ASAP if you’re interested and want to pre-register.

Doug Sparks classes in Boulder, CO, and recent audio online

Doug Sparks is a long time student of Kenneth Wapnick and an excellent, kind-hearted teacher. There’s still room in his Tuesday morning classes in Boulder, Colorado which started last week. Here is a syllabus of new classes by Doug Sparks in Boulder, Colorado on Tuesday mornings with a link to the audio from “A Garden Ephipany”.

Wed. ACIM/DU online study group now a Google+ Hangout

For almost a year, I’ve been ‘skype-ing in’ to the Wed. evening ACIM/DU study group I started in southern Oregon (thanks to Dan & Terry Miller!) and now we have regular attendees from 3 states. It’s a joy to be able to continue the friendship and deepening of understanding and sharing about our revelations about our practice of forgiveness, kindness and non-dual amusement/amazement. 🙂 So, I’m further enthused about the prospects of extending that capability among different groups around the planet. We get to play ‘pioneers’ in rediscovering how to reflect the connection, wholeness and sameness we never left. 🙂 Since we also just switched to the google+ hangout format, let us know if you’d like to join in these always-fun conversations. These video connections are a great complement to the audio-only programs such as ACIM Gather, which Dov Fishman does a great job hosting. Details about my weekly Friday program (amid the enjoyable 24/7 line up) are below.

More online study groups via Google+ Hangouts

Kenneth Bok, José Lorenzo Rodríguez, Michael Ordoña, several others and myself have been collaborating around more online study groups; here’s an announcement by José about his new group (every Thursday, 8pm Danish time, since he’s currently in Copenhagen.)

Excellent ACIM documentary

If you haven’t already seen it (or even if you have and want to enjoy it again, here’s a superb ACIM documentary by Leap Ventures and Ike Allen. If you want a DVD, it’s available on Amazon.

A vintage video: Krishnamurti – Is Belief Necessary? (1970)

Thanks to our wonderful FaceBook community for alerting me to a a superb vintage video: Krishnamurti – Is Belief Necessary? (1970). I recall reading a book by Krishnamurti while backpacking in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains in the early 1970’s, being wowed by the profound depths of the insights… and now they seem deeper than ever. 🙂

Mental Telepathy – article by Dan Rosey

Here’s another new article titled Mental Telepathy by Dan Rosey on his ACIM+NLP+Chakras website. Here’s how the article starts: “The ability to communicate, without physical means, demonstrates the unseverable inter-connectedness between us all. This wholeness is a major theme in ACIM.” Dan usually joins us on Wed. evenings via skype (now google+ hangout) on our weekly multi-state study group from 7-9PM Pacific Time.

Recent Radio/Webcast Interviews/Podcasts/Videos

I’ve been updating the GeometryCode Events page with upcoming, ongoing, and past radio and internet interviews, presentations, and more. (The majority of the content I share in these events is about non-dual metaphysics, and becoming ever more so.)

Among the recent past interviews I’ve participated in (with free audio archives online that you can listen to) are:

… and many more on the Events page.
I always enjoy talking about the non-dual Metaphysics, Psychology, Symbolism, Philosophy and more contained within the book “The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation” which is available here.

ACIM Gather program continues on Friday afternoons

My ACIM Gather program (formerly on Tuesday evenings) is now on Friday afternoons. After reading Kenneth Wapnick’s brilliant Journey Through The Workbook of ACIM some months ago, I recently started reading his similarly outstanding Journey Through The Manual (JTTM) of ACIM. I have also recently started sharing some brief quotes (mostly from my daily reading of this book) on my frequent FaceBook status updates and recent tweets on Twitter. You can see a few of the most recent tweets in the right-hand sidebar on each page of this site. I’ve shared online on ACIM Gather for several weeks now (with super support from Dov Fishman)… It’s lots of fun. Please join in the conversation when you can on Fridays from 1:30-2 PM Mountain Time. To listen to ACIM Gather on Paltalk Express (and optionally participate interactively), create a free Paltalk Express account, then login, search for ACIM Gather, and listen to (and chat via your keyboard with if you’re interested) ACIM-related hosts 24/7. Here is the weekly ACIM Gather schedule. You can also listen to the ACIM Gather programming (LOTS of great ACIM programming 24/7!) here.

ACIM Resources, Events, Musings from you!

Please let me know what YOU would like to see here, any suggestions for improvements, etc. If you have anything ACIM-related that you’d like to share, please send (or send a link) for consideration. This site (among other things) is a venue for conversations, so I eagerly encourage and await more contributions from kindred students of the One Teacher of forgiveness and kindness.
It’s fun to share our universal interests online; visit ACIMblog pages on
FaceBook
FaceBook (my personal FB page, which is mostly ACIM-related),
Twitter and
YouTube.
If you aren’t already receiving this automatically in your email, you can subscribe here for free.
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A Course in Miracles and Forgiveness

ACIM T p 138
Knowledge is not the motivation for learning this course. Peace is. This is the prerequisite for knowledge only because those who are in conflict are not peaceful, and peace is the condition of knowledge because it is the condition of the Kingdom. Knowledge can be restored only when you meet its conditions.

DU p 109
The peace of God is the goal of the Course because it must be attained in order to regain the awareness of your reality in the Kingdom.

YIR p 139
It’s through your own choice for the Holy Spirit and His thought system instead of the ego’s that your mind is returned to peace. That has to happen first in order for you to go home. You can’t skip your forgiveness homework. Everybody wants to skip to the end and be enlightened now, but it doesn’t work that way. If peace is the condition of the Kingdom, then the mind must be at peace in order to fit in. And in order for the mind to be at peace, you have to forgive. It’s as simple as that.

DU p 147
Without its practical method of forgiveness, the Course would be nothing but a beautiful and useless book – fuel for debate and the games of the ego. Fortunately, as J says in the Introduction to the Clarification of Terms, p 77: This is not a course in philosophical speculation, nor is it concerned with precise terminology. It is concerned only with Atonement, or the correction of perception. The means of the Atonement is forgiveness.

What is Forgiveness? ACIM W p 401
Forgiveness recognizes what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred. It does not pardon sins and make them real. It sees there was no sin. And in that view are all your sins forgiven.

Forgiveness is the key to happiness. ACIM Lesson 121 W p 214
Here is the answer to your search for peace. Here is the key to meaning in a world that seems to make no sense. Here is the way to safety in apparent dangers that appear to threaten you at every turn, and bring uncertainty to all your hopes of ever finding quietness and peace. Here are all questions answered; here the end of all uncertainty ensured at last.

Forgiveness offers everything I want. ACIM Lesson 122 W p 217
What could you want forgiveness cannot give? Do you want peace? Forgiveness offers it. Do you want happiness, a quiet mind, a certainty of purpose, and a sense of worth and beauty that transcends the world? Do you want care and safety, and the warmth of sure protection always? Do you want a quietness that cannot be disturbed, a gentleness that never can be hurt, a deep abiding comfort, and a rest so perfect it can never be upset?

All this forgiveness offers and more. It sparkles on your eyes as you awake, and gives you joy with which to meet the day. It soothes your forehead while you sleep, and rest upon your eyelids so you see no dreams of fear and evil, malice and attack. And when you wake again, it offers you another day of happiness and peace. All this forgiveness offers you, and more.

DU p 343
We came here to give people a spiritual message, a message that not everyone is ready for yet, and this is it: When you are ready to accept that the only thing that really matters in your illusory lifetime is the successful completion of your lessons of true forgiveness, then you will be truly wise indeed.

DU p 221
True forgiveness is the real purpose of life, but you’ve got to choose it in order to make it yours. Remember, practicing real forgiveness can’t help but lead you home.

YIR p 128
You can’t wake up from a dream as long as you’re stuck in it. Awareness of dreaming breaks the hold. And the more you forgive, the more you become aware that you’re just dreaming.

Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world. ACIM Lesson 62 W p 104
It is your forgiveness that will bring the world of darkness to the light. It is your forgiveness that lets you recognize the light in which you see. Forgiveness is the demonstration that you are the light of the world. Through your forgiveness does the truth about yourself return to your memory. Therefore, in your forgiveness lies your salvation.

God is the Love in which I forgive. ACIM Lesson 46 W p 73
God does not forgive because He has never condemned. And there must be condemnation before forgiveness is necessary. Forgiveness is the great need of this world, but that is because it is a world of illusions. Those who forgive are thus releasing themselves from illusions, while those who withhold forgiveness are binding themselves to them. As you condemn only yourself, so do you forgive only yourself. Yet although God does not forgive, His Love is nevertheless the basis of forgiveness.

The words, Forgive(s), Forgiven, Forgiveness, Forgiving, and Forgivable show up in the Course a total of 842 times.

Forgive and let live.

Mike “Giddyup Mikey” Lemieux