December 2013 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for December 2013:

Kenneth Wapnick - smile

Remembering Kenneth Wapnick

All too soon, our quintessential exemplary teacher of ACIM, Ken Wapnick, has appeared to leave our space-time classroom; he will be missed! However, his teaching lives on in our hearts and minds, every time we practice kindness, forgiveness, mindfulness and inclusion. It would be impossible to put into words the profound impact that Ken’s teaching has had on my life and so many others, just as it would be equally daunting to attempt to convey the ineffable nature of ACIM itself; it seems so appropriate that the last LightHouse newsletter article about the Treachery of Images conveys a reminder to always seek the higher truth beyond the form, whether it be a physical teacher, a book, or any other specific that we might attempt to forge a special relationship with. Even though words can never fully convey our experience, they can reflect that awareness; Gary Renard shared his sentiments about Ken’s impact on his life beautifully today. The last paragraph of section IV of Chapter 5 of the text speaks also to that grace of our shared eternal truth that has never left Spirit despite our dreamt imaginings to the contrary – how appropriate for Ken’s legacy of gifts:

“How can you who are so holy suffer? All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left but a blessing. I have saved all your kindnesses and every loving thought you ever had. I have purified them of the errors that hid their light, and kept them for you in their own perfect radiance. They are beyond destruction and beyond guilt. They came from the Holy Spirit within you, and we know what God creates is eternal. You can indeed depart in peace because I have loved you as I loved myself. You go with my blessing and for my blessing. Hold it and share it, that it may always be ours. I place the peace of God in your heart and in your hands, to hold and share. The heart is pure to hold it, and the hands are strong to give it. We cannot lose. My judgment is as strong as the wisdom of God, in Whose Heart and Hands we have our being. His quiet children are His blessed Sons. The Thoughts of God are with you.”

Like so many, I could fill volumes with examples of Ken’s wonderful teachings. Here’s a minuscule sampling of his prolific and profound wisdom that I review daily¬†(from: The Pathway of “A Course in Miracles”: From Spirituality to Mysticism; 03.08 “Do Not Fight Yourself”):

“…before I can accept that (God’s) love, I have to forgive myself for rejecting it. The workbook is perfect for that.”

lesson 95; middle part of lesson is all about resistance (what you do when you forget the lesson) …
“don’t sweat the small stuff, and anything in this world is small stuff… It IS important that you forgive yourself…”

“We’re not saying it’s sinful; We’re not saying it’s serious. You’re remembering finally to laugh …
Isn’t this silly of me, to prefer the busyness of my illusory life to a love that is my Self.
… It’s not sinful, it’s not criminal, it just becomes silly.”

“…what upholds the world is the belief that guilt is real…”

“You don’t want to work hard at this. The only real training as you work with this course is not to take it seriously. … It doesn’t mean you don’t read it, it doesn’t mean you don’t study it, it doesn’t mean you don’t put it into practice; but you do it easily, and kindly, and softly. The Italians say ‘dolcissimo’ (very, very sweetly). That will mean that you’ll not only be sweet with your self and easy, but that you’ll be kind and soft with everyone else. And people will like you, not because you’re a nice person necessarily, but because you don’t make them feel guilty.”

That last phrase seems like a great feedback indicator, when we begin to notice that (with HS help) we’re starting to undo the unconscious guilt by forgiving it, which means we’re not as desperate as we used to be to pass the buck and dump it on someone (or something) ‘else’ ūüôā

“Let what’s in this course help you live your life more kindly, more gently, more lovingly, more patiently. That’s what you want. You don’t want to leave your family, your job, your body or any of the things that people do.
You want to leave your guilt. You want to leave your anger. You want to leave your seriousness. How could what doesn’t exist be serious?* What this course helps us to do is look at the Tiny Mad Idea in all its forms and laugh at it.”

*(What doesn’t exist is just silly.)

… and to wrap up this all-to-brief mini-memorial for Ken, here’s a wonderful interview sharing that same spirit of being kind and gentle, by Susan Dugan.

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

I’ve completed two readings of the superb 3rd book by Gary Renard, Love Has Forgotten No One, which is available on Kindle and in paperback… and looking forward to more readings! Definitely worth the wait if you’ve waited a while, like many of us did! If you haven’t already read Gary’s first two books, I recommend reading (or re-reading) them first, since the third book builds on the foundation of pure non-dualistic thought that was established in the first two books. I’ve been reading from this book on ACIMGather on Saturday mornings (7:30-8AM Mountain Time) lately, so if you want to tune in, please join us; there are links to ACIMGather toward the middle of the Resources page. Gary and Gene Bogart also have some related commentary – always fun and interesting – on the most recent Gary Renard podcast #48.

Love Has Forgotten No One - The Answer To Life - by Gary R. Renard

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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 2013 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for November 2013:

Doug Sparks presentation and workshop at Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (RMMC)

Doug Sparks

Doug Sparks gave a morning presentation and workshop at RMMC¬†on October 13, 2013; I’ll have the audio from both of these (and others in my recording backlog) uploaded here soon; both excellent. It’s always a joy to attend talks given by this long-time student of Ken Wapnick, as he shares – with warmth and insight – the depth of the importance of being kindly mindful as we apply our forgiveness lessons. Doug give an outstanding workshop in Boulder, Colorado, entitled “Hope Springs External – The Ego’s Favorite Ploy” on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. If you’re interested in upcoming talks and workshops by Doug, contact Nieca Sparks at 303-570-7737 for details.

Meanwhile, here’s a new audio from a talk earlier this year (17Feb2013) by Doug at RMMC entitled: Getting Past The Mythology of A Course In Miracles.

Click here to listen to this 50 minute mp3 audio file of Doug Sparks speaking at RMMC on Feb. 17, 2013: Getting Past The Mythology of A Course In Miracles.

Here’s a prior talk by Doug at RMMC from 2012 entitled “A Garden Ephiphany”.

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

I’m already re-reading the superb 3rd book by Gary Renard, Love Has Forgotten No One, which is available on Kindle and in paperback. Definitely worth the wait if you’ve waited a while, like many of us did! If you haven’t already read Gary’s first two books, I recommend reading (or re-reading) them first, since the third book builds on the foundation of pure non-dualistic thought that was established in the first two books. I’ve been reading from this book on ACIMGather on Saturday mornings (7:30-8AM Mountain Time) lately, so if you want to tune in, please join us; there are links to ACIMGather toward the middle of the Resources page. Gary and Gene Bogart also have some related commentary – always fun and interesting – on the most recent Gary Renard podcast #48.

Love Has Forgotten No One - The Answer To Life - by Gary R. Renard

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Online ACIM study groups and presentations

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

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October 2013 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for October 2013:

Love Has Forgotten No One - The Answer To Life - by Gary R. Renard

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

The long-awaited 3rd book by Gary Renard,¬†Love Has Forgotten No One, is available on Kindle and in paperback. It was well worth the wait!¬†If you haven’t already read Gary’s first two books, I recommend reading (or re-reading) them first, since the third book builds on the foundation of pure non-dualistic thought that was established in the first two books. If you’re looking for something ‘new and different’ (from the other 2 books), you (we’re talking ‘individual’ you, here) might be disappointed, but for the Self we really are, it’s a glorious presentation of the ideas take us home from the dream we never really entered. Hooray for inspired repetition – the content is the same brilliance, although the form is now in the context of Gary’s more recent experience and numerous fascinating connections – from our friends Gary, Arten and Pursah! ūüôā
Here’s a short review by fellow ACIM enthusiast of Gary’s work ‘Giddyup Mikey’ Mike Lemieux.

Sep 2013 LightHouse

The Sep. 2013 edition of FACIM‘s quarterly bulletin, The Lighthouse, if you haven’t already read it, is now available here. Always loaded with superb insights and highly recommended! This edition’s feature article by Ken Wapnick is entitled: ‚ÄúTHE TREACHERY OF IMAGES‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒPart 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: ‚ÄúThus were specifics made‚ÄĚ (W-pI.161.3:1).¬†This leaves us as the ‚Äúface of innocence‚ÄĚ that suffers at the¬†hands of people and events beyond our control.”

Doug Sparks presentation and workshop at Rocky Mountain Miracle Center

Doug Sparks¬†gave a morning presentation and workshop at RMMC on¬†October 13, 2013; I’ll have the audio from both of these (and others in my recording backlog) uploaded here soon; both excellent. It’s always a joy to attend talks given by this long-time student of Ken Wapnick, as he shares – with warm and insight – the depth of the importance of being kindly mindful as we apply our forgiveness lessons. Doug is giving a workshop in Boulder, Colorado, entitled “Hope Springs External – The Ego’s Favorite Ploy”¬†on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 from 10AM-4PM; contact Nieca Sparks at¬†303-570-7737 for details and registration.

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ACIM-related articles, websites and blogs of interest

Here’s a new in-depth¬†article entitled “Moving from fear into Real Peace”¬†by Dave Van Dyke¬†about going beyond the ‘dark night of the soul’ (ego’s forte) to the enduring comfort we all know awaits us, despite our resistance. Dave shares¬†a genuine, heart-felt and ‘right on’ essay with us. It fits perfectly with one of my favorite sections about going past the “dark night of the soul” in Chap. 31, section IV (The Real Alternative) to seeing ALL of Spirit in everyone and everything… I’m paraphrasing, but that’s what I get from it … Looking past ego’s desolate fa√ßade – with help from our Inner Kindness Teacher – to the unchanging beauty and Love within All!

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 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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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: ‚ÄúTHE TREACHERY OF IMAGES‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒPart 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: ‚ÄúThus were specifics made‚ÄĚ (W-pI.161.3:1).¬†This leaves us as the ‚Äúface of innocence‚ÄĚ 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! ūüôā

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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August 2013 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for August 2013:

Pleiades Magnifying Glass Earth from space

Circumstantial Evidence

This morning, I awoke (from my nocturnal dream into the usual diurnal dream), and noticed, just for a second or two, awareness unburdened by the ephemeral demands of the day ahead, or the surreal residual of what had preceded it the day before. The phrase that appeared for my consideration was “circumstantial evidence” and I’ve been mulling that over a bit today. Wikipedia defines circumstantial evidence as “evidence that relies on an inference to connect it to a conclusion of fact”, and inference as “the act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true.” Isn’t that exactly what we do every time we take our interpretations of our space-time dramas we call life as fact and base not only our current state of well-being but our entire identity on this fraudulent evidence … really nothing but a massive collection of unchallenged assumptions?

Just after the introduction to Chapter 21 of ACIM, Reason and Perception, where we’re given the instruction that “Projection makes perception,” we find my favorite inspiring passage, The Forgotten Song. The first paragraph, upon which the later inspirational paragraphs rest, lays the foundation with these gently forgiving insights:

“Never forget the world the sightless see must be imagined,¬†for what it really looks like is unknown to them. They must infer what¬†could be seen from evidence forever indirect and reconstruct their¬†inferences as they stumble and fall because of what they did not recognize,¬†or walk unharmed through open doorways which they thought were closed. And¬†so it is with you. You do not see. Your cues for inference are wrong, and¬†so you stumble and fall down upon the stones you did not recognize, but¬†fail to be aware you can go through the doors you thought were closed but¬†which stand open before unseeing eyes, waiting to welcome you.”

Aren’t we all a bit – or more likely a lot! – like Mr. Magoo, unaware of our real circumstances, making up stuff in our minds as we go along, using our myopic glimpses of partial, very limited contexts, madly trying to guess what reality is like, and through grace beyond our comprehension, miraculously guided to true safety by Kindness and a charitable heart. When we look at our lives this way, and see how silly it is to assume we understand anything about ‘the big picture’, we can afford to laugh at our attempts to second-guess what’s Really True as we trust the guidance we all share, inexorably leading us from the dark and fearful dreams of our faulty inferences, interpretations and … circumstantial evidence.

We can afford to throw the case of unconscious guilt – that ego persistently and vehemently demands punishment for – out of court by forgiving ourselves each time we indulge in the folly of believing our own stories and equating our identity with them. That pure awareness, undistorted by personal predispositions, prejudices, and partialities, is our truly honest judge, seeing our dreams for what they are, of no consequence in truth. We can laugh gently at our blind escapades and see how hilarious our attempts are – as seeming individuals – to find solace in the fantasy land hallucinations we hang on to. By resigning as our own teacher, our Inner Kindness Teacher – there all along – suddenly appears (from our perspective) to pick up where we left off in our ‘choosing once again’ process of undoing what never was.

Sacred Geometry Webcast Event

Next Thursday (5Sep2013) starting at 7PM (Eastern), I’ll be sharing a conversation with colleague Rob G. Sacco and moderator Chris Russo. Although we’ll be talking initially about another interest of mine, sacred geometry, I inevitably end up talking about how we can use all symbols in our dreamscape – when handed over to Holy Spirit – as reminders to forgive the dreamer of separation. Why not use the ubiquitous shapes and metaphors in form as well as every other event, circumstance and actor on the stage of our mind as an emissary for inclusion, shared interests and undoing ego. Here is a link to the live event; join us if you can, and I’ll post the link if you want to watch/listen later.

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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

Karstein Bjastad Talk ACIM with Dan Rosey¬†– Two friends who I have yet to meet ‘in person’, but spent many enjoyable video conversations with online – isn’t everyone a friend in the virtual mindscape of non-duality? – talk about Karstein’s new book: The Naked Truth: Seven Keys for Experiencing Who You Are. A Practical Guide. I’ve enjoyed the first few chapters of Karstein’s book, and look forward to reading the remainder.

Healing the Real Cause of any Problem – a FB post by Nouk Sanchez

I recently savored these words by Nouk in her FaceBook post:

Lately, I’m learning that if I believe the CAUSE of my suffering is outside me, in the body, in another, in the world or in the past…then I’ve separated CAUSE (my mind) from EFFECT (out there).¬†While ego claims my problem is ‘out there’, and my solution is to problem-solve independently from Spirit, then I reject the miracle. When I feel threat I ask myself this, “Where I have I mistakenly placed the cause?” And then I bring this fear back to Spirit within, exchanging my ego perception for the miracle…the Atonement.¬†

MY FORGIVENESS PRAYER: “Spirit, please help me to forgive myself for using____(pain, sickness, financial scarcity, anxiety, another, the world, the past, etc.,)____to attack myself and to separate from your Love as my Holy Self.” ~ Nouk Sanchez

My response was:

A perfect reminder; thanks, Nouk! If this whole surreal world is nothing more than a projection of my unconscious belief in separate interests – and the guilt attending that silly unfounded crime against perfect Oneness, then the only place¬†to undo my identification with that dysfunctional belief is back in my mind, the CAUSE I always have complete access to, if I’m willing to examine it with my Inner Kindness Teacher and release my personal investments in specific outcomes in this amusing dreamscape parody of life. ūüôā

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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July 2013 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for July 2013:

New website, Awakening-Together.org features non-dual metaphysics

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There’s a new website featuring a variety of teachings emphasizing non-dual metaphysics, Awakening-Together.org. In addition to offering the audio programming of ACIM Gather (which will officially migrate to this new site in 2014), it provides a forum for a wide variety of related sharing, a weekly program on Sunday mornings and much more. Here’s their purpose statement:¬†Awakening Together is an assembly of equals joined in common purpose: awakening to one true Self. Within an appearance of many faiths, many cultures and many symbols, we seek to discern one truth and to rest in its embrace.

Interview with Dr. Lorraine Hurley

What? My mind is primary? The space-time dream secondary at best? … Here’s an audio archive of another fun interview of me by Dr. Lorraine Hurley we did last week where we covered these topics and more. Click on the first hour link from the 25July2013 archive. Enjoy! ūüôā

Forgiving Ourselves – A conversation with Lyn Corona, Susan Dugan and Bruce Rawles

A video conversation with Lyn Corona and Susan Dugan about looking at the resistance to forgiving ourselves without judgment, and a variety of metaphors and ideas that might be helpful, inspired by studies in A Course In Miracles. More at ACIMblog.com, ForaysInForgiveness.com, BecomingLearnersTogether.com and SchoolOfReason.org.Forgiving Ourselves-Lyn Corona-Susan Dugan-Bruce Rawles-video conversation-google Hangout

Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want: New ACIM studies book

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Today I finished reading Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want, a superb new ACIM-studies book by Susan Dugan, available in both paperback and Kindle versions. We also had a recent video conversation about the book (which continues in the same humorous and lucid writing style as her prior Рequally engaging Рbook, Extraordinary Ordinary Forgiveness). The book uses examples from her personal mindful forgiveness training as the springboard to look at how we can be happily wrong about our narrow, victim-centric and grievance-based interpretations and judgments and learn to generalize these life lessons we all share.

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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

Undoing Joey – To find my way home, I must disappear, a new ACIM-inspired website.

Five new ACIM Gather recordings from Lyn Corona, of the School of Reason, are now on her audio page.

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.

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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June 2013 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for June 2013:

High Above The Thorny Roads of Fear – Ken Wapnick article in the latest Lighthouse

Kenneth Wapnick consistently shares superb, concentrated insights at the heart of ACIM’s pure non-dual metaphysics, always with kindness, humor and insight. This most recent edition of the Foundation for A Course In Miracles (FACIM)‘s quarterly newsletter publication, The Lighthouse, with an article entitled “High Above The Thorny Roads of Fear”¬†is no exception. Here’s a short excerpt from the excellent article (highly recommended):

“The miracle does not ask us to choose between the two‚ÄĒbody or mind identification‚ÄĒbut only to recognize that¬†this is our choice: the well-traveled road of bodies that are¬†doomed to suffer pain and loss, and then die (T-31.VI.2:3),¬†or the less-traveled, mind-centered road Jesus leads us on¬†that will carry us¬†home on peaceful wings of love. We cannot take both paths.”

Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want: New ACIM studies book

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Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want is the title of a video conversation with Susan Dugan and Bruce Rawles … and also the title of Susan’s outstanding new book¬†(Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want; which is available in both paperback and Kindle versions). The book (which continues in the same humorous and lucid writing style as her prior – equally engaging – book, Extraordinary Ordinary Forgiveness) uses examples from her personal mindful forgiveness training as the springboard to look at how we can be happily wrong about our narrow, victim-centric and grievance-based interpretations and judgments and learn to generalize these life lessons we all share.

The Essential Metaphysics of A Course in Miracles – Denver, CO class series by Lyn Corona

I will soon upload the remaining three audios of Lyn Corona’s recent class at the¬†Rocky Mountain Miracle Center¬†in Denver entitled “The Essential Metaphysics of A Course in Miracles¬†which concludes June 30, 2013.¬†Here’s the¬†audio recording from the first session, along with several other related¬†audio recordings of Lyn.¬†Lyn talked about an early mystical experience which led to a lifetime of spiritual inquiry, finding ACIM¬†in the mid 1970’s and much more. These include¬†several newer¬†audio recordings by Lyn Corona from ACIM Gather on¬†Paltalk Express. To listen and/or participate live on these audio sessions, visit the ACIMblog Resources page for more details. Lyn has a weekly program on ACIM Gather Tuesdays from 7-8PM Eastern Time. Here’s the programming schedule.¬†Lyn’s websites – both recommended! – are ¬†Becoming Learners Together¬†and¬†School of Reason.¬†Here’s another recent video¬†interview/conversation with Lyn Corona¬†(via¬†Google+ Hangouts).

Grateful for another year of your Support – ‘one year anniversary’ of¬†The Geometry Code book

A year ago (on June 5, 2013), I launched the paperback¬†version of The Geometry Code:¬†Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation. The Kindle version¬†of the paperback book followed a few months later last fall. While certainly not exclusively an “ACIM studies” book, ACIM was definitely a primary inspiration, and the addition of the backdrop of the seven ancient Hermetic Laws, a smattering of mystical geometry and even some dabbling in modern physics and it’s inexorable transformation in our mind to metaphysics. Thanks to one and all for your generous and continued support of the two versions from multiple countries, and to Gary Renard for the Foreward, and countless others for inspiration! I’ve had a number of kind reviews and endorsements. If you’d like to add yours, please send my way, and/or post on the Amazon review page here. You can find a free first chapter of the book (entitled “The Question of Identity: Two Thought Systems”) here.

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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.

Recent additions to ACIMblog Favorites

The ACIMblog Favorites (Amazon “aStore”)¬†has new additions of¬†ACIM-related books, videos, audios, Kindle and other media. I’ve recently added several new ACIM titles on the Amazon ACIMblog Favorites page and will keep adding more.
If there are books, videos, audios or Kindle selections you recommend, but don’t see here, please let me know what you find truly helpful so I can add them to the lists.

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.

It’s fun to share our universal interests online; visit ACIMblog pages on
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May 2013 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for May 2013:

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ACIM and Our Resistance to Forgiveness – a conversation with Susan Dugan

I recently spoke with Susan Dugan about recent ACIM-related inspirations¬†via Google+ hangouts; here is the video recording of that session. She spoke¬†about one of¬†Kenneth Wapnick‚Äôs recent audio CDs, titled¬†‚ÄúFORGIVENESS NOW‚ÄĚ, subtitled ‚ÄúThose you do not forgive you fear.‚ÄĚ The focus of the seminar is on ‚ÄúThe Lifting of the Veil‚ÄĚ, the final subsection of the final obstacle to peace‚ÄĒThe fear of God‚Äďin Chapter 19.¬†Susan is releasing her third book, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want in a few days. I’ll provide details in the next bulletin and also as soon as it’s officially available. I’ve been reading an advance copy, and, as expected, it’s excellent, like her prior book Extraordinary Ordinary Forgiveness. It’s in keeping with the same enjoyable format of introspective offerings of every day life experience, handed over with a generous amount of humor and to the Teacher of Kindness we all share; the specific issues are consistently dismantled, dissolved and disappeared by the author of our favorite book. ūüôā Susan’s blog, Forays In Forgiveness – highly recommended – will give you a flavor of what is in her books. If you’ve read all her current blog posts, here are some additional archives from her prior blog.

The Essential Metaphysics of A Course in Miracles – Denver, CO class series by Lyn Corona

In case you missed last month’s bulletin, here’s a recorded interview/conversation with Lyn Corona (via Google+ Hangouts). Lyn talked about an early mystical experience which led to a lifetime of spiritual inquiry, finding ACIM¬†in the mid 1970’s and much more. Lyn just started a class at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center in Denver entitled “The Essential Metaphysics of A Course in Miracles“. If you missed the first session and can make the remaining three sessions (or even if you can’t), here’s the audio recording from the first session, along with several other related audio recordings of Lyn. These include¬†several newer¬†audio recordings by Lyn Corona from ACIM Gather on¬†Paltalk Express. To listen and/or participate live on these audio sessions, visit the ACIMblog Resources page for more details. Lyn has a weekly program on ACIM Gather Tuesdays from 7-8PM Eastern Time. Here’s the programming schedule.¬†Lyn’s websites – both recommended! – are ¬†Becoming Learners Together¬†and¬†School of Reason.

Some Ken Wapnick (and other) Videos of Interest

Here are some recent videos featuring Kenneth Wapnick: Some unique commentary (partially in Spanish, translated to English) with El grano de mostaza publishers,¬†Understanding the mind – Excerpt from “A Course in Miracles” Workshop. Other recent videos include “The ‘Hero’ of the Dream. Teachings from A Course in Miracles” by grysler, and¬†Serenity Through A Course In Miracles by O-Shen Christ.

ACIM Video Series by Ike Allen (Avaiya)

Ike Allen, who brought us the documentary “A Course In Miracles, The Movie” (featuring¬†A Course in Miracles The Movie: Dr. Kenneth Wapnick, Gary Renard, Nouk Sanchez, Tomas Vieira, Ike Allen and others) and Leap!, has provided an ACIM video series/ TV network (with companion articles) on the Avaiya website. Here are videos of Ken Wapnick (and a related article by Ken), Gary Renard, Jon Mundy,¬†David Hoffmeister,¬†Tama Kieves, and others.

Complete video archives of the 2013 Dublin Ireland ACIM conference

Thanks to the generous support and efforts of emcee Kenneth Bok, conference organizer Michael Murray, all the speakers and undoubtedly countless others, the entire video recording of the ACIM 2013 Conference in Dublin, Ireland is available here for your viewing enjoyment. Here’s Ken’s commentary about the event on FaceBook. Ken also is venturing into internet radio (Spreaker) again with a new show; a conversation about mindfulness with Tim Rowe.

If anyone has shareable ‘trip reports’ from the recent ACIM¬†conference Chicago, Illinois, (that happened on the same weekend as the Dublin conference) please send my way and I’ll add them to the blog here.

Non-dual Repurposing of Politics

In last month’s bulletin, I mentioned a¬†helpful article¬†by D. Patrick Miller:¬†Why I Don’t Like My Spiritual Discipline.¬†Here’s another in his series on Elephant Journal: Notes Toward a Politics of Forgiveness. After all, as long as we believe in duality, there’s the ego’s political battlefield of we and they, regardless of the form; fortunately our Inner Teacher of Kindness can use that same war zone as a classroom for releasing our projections. Thanks to¬†D. Patrick Miller¬†of¬†Fearless Books¬†also for publishing the book (Disappearance of the Universe) that catalyzed a headlong plunge back into ACIM’s non-dual metaphysics for me in 2007 after too long a hiatus. ūüôā

Peace of Mind by Ed Karlovich

Ed Karlovich recently wrote an article about being willing to let go of our identification with (ego) thoughts; check it out! Ed was instrumental, along with numerous other volunteers in the Ashland-Medford area of southern Oregon, in facilitating several workshops and lectures with Gary Renard and Cindy Lora-Renard, Tom and Linda Carpenter, Nouk Sanchez and Tomas Vieira, Linda McNabb (with special guest Neale Donald Walsch) and Stuart Mooney.

Another year of Gratitude for your Support – The Geometry Code ‘1 year anniversary’ on June 5

A year ago (next Wednesday), I launched the ‘treeware’ version of The Geometry Code:¬†Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation. The Kindle version¬†of the paperback book followed a few months later last fall. While certainly not exclusively an “ACIM studies” book, ACIM was definitely a primary inspiration, and the addition of the backdrop of the seven ancient Hermetic Laws, a smattering of mystical geometry and even some dabbling in modern physics and it’s inexorable transformation in our mind to metaphysics. Thanks to one and all for your generous and continued support of the two versions from multiple countries, and to Gary Renard for the Foreward, and countless others for inspiration! I’ve had a number of kind reviews and endorsements. If you’d like to add yours, please send my way, and/or post on the Amazon review page here. You can find a free first chapter of the book (entitled “The Question of Identity: Two Thought Systems”) here.

Daily post updates

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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.

Recent additions to ACIMblog Favorites

The ACIMblog Favorites (Amazon “aStore”)¬†has new additions of¬†ACIM-related books, videos, audios, Kindle and other media. I’ve recently added several new ACIM titles on the Amazon ACIMblog Favorites page and will keep adding more.
If there are books, videos, audios or Kindle selections you recommend, but don’t see here, please let me know what you find truly helpful so I can add them to the lists.

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.

It’s fun to share our universal interests online; visit ACIMblog pages on
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FaceBook (my personal FB page, which is mostly ACIM-related),
Twitter and
YouTube.

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April 2013 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for April 2013:

An interview/conversation with Lyn Corona about her history with ACIM

I recently recorded an interview/conversation with Lyn Corona (via Google+ Hangouts). Lyn talked about an early mystical experience which led to a lifetime of spiritual inquiry, finding ACIM in the mid 1970’s and much more. Lyn’s websites – both recommended! – are ¬†Becoming Learners Together and School of Reason.

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Here are some recent audio recordings by Lyn Corona from ACIM Gather on¬†Paltalk Express. To listen and/or participate live on these audio sessions, visit the ACIMblog Resources page for more details. Lyn recently started a weekly program on ACIM Gather Tuesdays from 7-8PM Eastern Time. Here’s the programming schedule.

All or nothing? (A neat photo found on FaceBook recently)

galactic perspective image from FaceBook

The who we think we are – nuthin’ – doesn’t even register on the zoomed in photo; we’re radar blip wannabes … yet WHAT we really are – Everything – dwarfs this surreal cosmos. ūüôā

Another example of superb blog posts about ACIM by Susan Dugan

This one¬†(Seeing Purple) really hit home; when I notice my investment in a ‘special identity’ as a concealed weapon against wholeness, it helps to bring down the walls in my mind; recognizing that both offense and defense are still just fences in the dreamscape battlefield, I catch myself more and more before reinvesting the farm in divisiveness… I had a glimpse of the folly of ‘we/they’ thinking in high school¬†when – in rebellion to what I perceived as a mad world – I took a contrarian ‘inner hippy’ attitude and quickly discovered that I was conforming to non-conformity! Oops! ūüôā Perhaps my favorite example of how we can practice undoing the original authority problem (the belief in separate interests) is the story of Bill Thetford who, upon hearing fellow students of our favorite blue book arguing about the meaning of a specific passage, ripped out the offending page, crumpled it up and suggested that it’s form and specifics weren’t as important as the meaning behind the words, infinitely beyond any surreal fantasy of differences. Thanks,¬†Susan Dugan! ūüôā

Why I Don’t Like My Spiritual Discipline – an article by D. Patrick Miller

Here’s a¬†fun and astute article¬†about my chosen forgiveness mentoring system (and I imagine it’s likely to be yours, too if you’re reading this) … As Ken Wapnick points out, if most students realized what ACIM ultimately leads to, they’d never pick it up. If we don’t notice the resistance to dropping our attachment to a grief-sustaining surreal self we’ve invested in on a cosmic scale – and thrown away the key to the projection room that sustains it – we’re probably either heavily sedated or in major ‘bliss-ninny’ denial. The ‘inconvenient truth’ aspect of this introspective teaching is simultaneously our greatest challenge (when we attempt to use ego to undo itself) or our greatest opportunity (when we let go of our inner book-pitching tendencies and see the humor in our pathetic attempts at happiness.) Thanks to¬†D. Patrick Miller¬†of¬†Fearless Books¬†also for publishing the book (Disappearance of the Universe) that catalyzed a headlong plunge back into ACIM’s non-dual metaphysics for me in 2007 after too long a hiatus. ūüôā

Trip reports requested from Chicago and/or Dublin ACIM conferences

If you plan to attend either of the ACIM¬†conferences happening next weekend in Chicago, Illinois (USA) or Dublin, Ireland, please send your notes, links, etc. that might be of interest to ACIMblog readers for next month’s bulletin. Thanks! ūüôā

Daily post updates

You can now quickly and easily subscribe to automated post updates to the ACIMblog.com website. Just enter your email below where it says the “ACIMblog.com post updates by email” on the upper right hand corner of any page, and click the “Subscribe” button. You’ll automatically get an email containing any new posts to ACIMblog.com made the previous day. Of course, if you prefer just getting one email a month, the bulletin you’re reading now (if you’re reading this in your email program) will still continue to provide that service.

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.

Recent additions to ACIMblog Favorites

The ACIMblog Favorites (Amazon “aStore”)¬†has new additions of¬†ACIM-related books, videos, audios, Kindle and other media. I’ve recently added several new ACIM titles on the Amazon ACIMblog Favorites page and will keep adding more.
If there are books, videos, audios or Kindle selections you recommend, but don’t see here, please let me know what you find truly helpful so I can add them to the lists.

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.

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 and get daily updates (of any posts made the prior day) via the “post updates by email” Subscribe button on every page.

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March 2013 ACIMblog bulletin

ACIMblog bulletin for March 2013:

A conversation with Lyn Corona and Susan Dugan about our shared interest in, and application of, the teachings of Kenneth Wapnick
thusiasts of Kenneth Wapnick and FACIM

I recently recorded a video conversation with¬†Susan Dugan and Lyn Corona¬†about our shared interest in, and enthusiasm for the work of Dr.¬†Kenneth Wapnick¬†and the Foundation for A Course In Miracles (FACIM). We shared several examples of the teachings that we’ve found helpful over the years of studying this prolific and insightful treasure trove of work and the purity of the translations.¬†Susan’s Forays In Forgiveness blog¬†has a generous – and growing – archive of interviews (with Kenneth Wapnick and Gary Renard), audio and excellent weekly posts, each sharing her easy-to-relate-to – and often amusing – personal forgiveness lessons with corresponding generalized insights from the Inner Teacher of Kindness we all share. Lyn Corona, also deeply inspired by Kenneth Wapnick’s insight’s about ACIM, established the School of Reason, and also shares eloquent insights on her personal blog, Becoming Learners Together. All highly recommended – and it was great fun renovating these websites with such excellent content!¬†(If you would like an assistance with an ACIM (or related) website, please contact me, since I very much enjoy making, updating and maintaining sites like these. ūüôā

New daily post updates option

I recently added a way to quickly and easily subscribe to automated post updates to the ACIMblog.com website. Just enter your email below where it says the “ACIMblog.com post updates by email” on the upper right hand corner of any page, and click the “Subscribe” button. You’ll automatically get an email containing any new posts to ACIMblog.com made the previous day. Of course, if you prefer just getting one email a month, the bulletin you’re reading now (if you’re reading this in your email program) will still continue to provide that service.

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

Doug Sparks “Rules For Decision” Workshop – Boulder, CO – 20Apr2013

Doug Sparks will present a “Rules For Decision” workshop in Boulder Colorado on April 20, 2013.¬†In this one day workshop, participants will look searchingly at the very practical instructions from the first section of Chapter 30 in ACIM. This will be a ‚Äúhow to‚ÄĚ class‚Ķ ‚Äúhow to get your day off on the right foot (mind) and keep it there.‚ÄĚ Details here…

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.

Recent additions to ACIMblog Favorites

The ACIMblog Favorites (Amazon “aStore”)¬†has new additions of¬†ACIM-related books, videos, audios, Kindle and other media. I’ve recently added several new ACIM titles on the Amazon ACIMblog Favorites page and will keep adding more.
If there are books, videos, audios or Kindle selections you recommend, but don’t see here, please let me know what you find truly helpful so I can add them to the lists.

Recent reviews of The Geometry Code

Thanks to Susan Dugan, Mike Lemieux, and Marianne O’Sheeran for their recent, complimentary reviews of The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation. Another fellow author, Jonathan Joshua, wrote the first review – Thanks, Jonathan! – in 2012. Huge thanks also to Gary Renard, Cindy-Lora Renard and Roberta Grace for adding The Geometry Code book (with a Foreward by Gary) to the “Gary recommends” book list on Gary’s website.

The Kindle version of the book became available September 2012. Many thanks to all who encouraged me to complete it, have purchased it and all your support … so very appreciated! ūüôā 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.

BTW, 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! ūüôā

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.

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 and get daily updates (of any posts made the prior day) via the “post updates by email” Subscribe button on every page.

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