May 2012 ACIMblog bulletin

New ACIM studies book available June 5th!

The new book: The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation by Bruce Rawles (with a Foreward by Gary Renard) becomes available Tuesday June 5th.

Don’t let the word “Geometry” in the title scare you off! While there is a backdrop of geometric symbols in this book, they are used merely to provide outside pictorial reminders of the inward condition of choosing our shared Teacher of Kindness… or, as is often the case, gently nudge us to let go of our own hopeless yet silly dualistic notions, fantasies, special attachments and aversions. The book also draws on the ancient Hermetic Laws, which again, are used solely for the purpose of memory aids to bring to the Inclusive Spirit within to show us how our personal interpretations are never going to work, but those brought to the eternal Truth of the Being we all have in common will always restore our minds to wholeness and peace.

“Bruce has done a remarkable job of sharing how – by developing trust in the Inner Guide we all have in common – we can include the symbolic contents of our unconscious mind in very familiar forms, such as geometric ones. … This work is a fun and useful addition to the list of ACIM studies books. Enjoy, and awaken.”
Gary R. Renard, best-selling author of The Disappearance of the Universe

The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation by Bruce Rawles (front cover)

Learn more about the book here…

Buy The Geometry Code book for $14.95 (plus applicable shipping, etc.) on June 5, 2012 and get the companion screensaver (a $19.95 value) FREE for just the price of the book! … plus 20% off all the other superb digital downloads from LightSOURCE!
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 ONLY! Mark your calendars!

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 Explained YouTube series with Kenneth Bok

Check out Kenneth Bok’s engaging online show (ACIM Explained) where he interviews ACIM luminaries, authors and does a wonderful job of sharing both the content and supporting info… There are even more interviews to enjoy since I mentioned his series about ACIM last month. 🙂

Jennifer Hadley ACIM interviews for 2012

… speaking of online interviews, you might also enjoy Jennifer Hadley‘s new 8 week series of interviews (following a great lineup last year as well). Here’s a link to her replays (available for 48 hours after each session.) The most recent (31 May) was an interview with Gary Renard.

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.

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The listings above are a sampling of our favorite ACIM books and media. If you want a larger list, click here for a more extensive selection of books, audios, DVDs and other items related to A Course In Miracles. Purchasing from these links help support this labor of love website and we appreciate it! 🙂

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A New Years Resolution that really COULD make a difference :-)

One of many great videos by Kenneth Wapnick:

New Year’s Resolution_Themes from “A Course in Miracles”

Here is the complete list of YouTube videos from Foundation for A Course in Miracles (FACIM)

Dr. Kenneth Wapnick photo

Gary Renard – videos and interviews

Here’s a collection of some excellent videos online that give an introduction to the non-dual thought system of A Course In Miracles that Gary Renard eloquently shares. If you know of other videos online I could add to this collection, please let me know!

Bill Gladstone interviews Gary Renard:

“Twelve” author and Planet Change TV Advisor Bill Gladstone interviews Teacher, Best-Selling Author, Inspirational Seminar Leader, Gary Renard

Alan Steinfeld interviews Gary Renard:

(Editor’s note:

In February 2004, while giving multimedia presentations at the Global Sacred Geometry Conference in Sedona, Arizona, I too had the enjoyable opportunity to do an interview with Alan Steinfeld. Since the summer of 2007, when I discovered the Disappearance of the Universe, most of my thinking about what I shared there was transformed by revisiting ACIM, but it was still a fun interview. Since reading DU and re-reading ACIM (and many other related books), I have been shifting my emphasis from form to content, as Ken Wapnick would say. I’m SOOO grateful that my friend Claire loaned me her copy of DU! My life was transformed by the understanding that pure non-dual awareness is not in any way connected with any sort of duality, a.k.a. God doesn’t know about space, time, bodies, personalities, individuality, and certainly has nothing to do with sin, guilt and fear! Hallelujah to that! 🙂 Just for fun, here’s that video interview about The Seven Hermetic Laws, Sacred Geometry and more with Alan Steinfeld of New Realities … More about sacred geometry and the Hermetic Laws, which, like everything else can be used as a mnemonic when turned over to our real teacher a.k.a. Holy Spirit, is on my website for those that might be interested.)

Gary Renard, part 1 – Intro to: The Disappearance of the Universe

Gary Renard part 2 – On the Nature of Forgiveness

Gary Renard, part 3 – on Death and the Ego

Gary Renard, part 4 – The Ego versus The Holy Spirit

Gary Renard, part 5 – Process of Forgiveness

Gary Renard, part 6 – We are at Cause

Gary Renard, part 7 – Upcoming book and the Future

Interviews with Gary Renard, for The Leap! movie:

Interview 1 with Gary Renard, for The Leap! movie

Interview 2 with Gary Renard, for The Leap! movie

Interview 3 with Gary Renard, for The Leap! movie

Gary Renard – Beyond The Ego

Gary Renard at Boca TV (Gene Bogart studio)

Contact With Ascended Masters – Gary Renard’s Experience

Gary Renard in the movie ‘Living Luminaries’

Gary Renard on Coast to Coast AM – April 11, 2005

Gary Renard on Coast to Coast AM – April 11, 2005 (Part 1 of 9)

Gary Renard on Coast to Coast AM – April 11, 2005 (Part 2 of 9)

Gary Renard on Coast to Coast AM – April 11, 2005 (Part 3 of 9)

Gary Renard on Coast to Coast AM – April 11, 2005 (Part 4 of 9)

Gary Renard on Coast to Coast AM – April 11, 2005 (Part 5 of 9)

Gary Renard on Coast to Coast AM – April 11, 2005 (Part 6 of 9)

Gary Renard on Coast to Coast AM – April 11, 2005 (Part 7 of 9)

Gary Renard on Coast to Coast AM – April 11, 2005 (Part 8 of 9)

Gary Renard on Coast to Coast AM – April 11, 2005 (Part 9 of 9)

Gary Renard photo (Alan Steinfeld interview)

“Awakening to Conscious Co-Creation” interview archive

Here is an audio archive of my very fun conversation on “Awakening to Conscious Co-Creation” on Peter Tongue’s show. I meander a bit with geometric metaphors and Hermetic Laws (which will be familiar to those who know of some of my other interests), but it’s primarily about the pure non-dual metaphysics of ACIM. I have a link with more details on my personal blog here.

Bruce Rawles photo

Nouk Sanchez & Tomas Vieira – videos and interviews

Here are some superb videos from two different presentations given by Nouk Sanchez and Tomas Vieira. The first set of video excerpts were made during the audio recording of “The Miracle of Trust“, a 6 audio CD set, produced by Sounds True. Here is a companion article/interview: The Peace That Comes Through Trust.

The second set of videos are excerpts from an 8-DVD set of a workshop entitled “Undoing the Ego II – Taking It to a Deeper Level“, presented at Pathways of Light in Kiel, Wisconsin. Here is a companion article: Healing Through Service by Robert & Mary Stoelting, founders of Pathways of Light.

Editors note:
After the profound and heart-inspiring workshop that Nouk & Tomas gave in Ashland, Oregon in November 2009, most of the local participants (drawing from about 8 nearby ACIM study groups) wanted to continue the revelatory process that this experience triggered. We enthusiastically agreed to meet every Monday for 8 weeks to watch the 8 DVD set and share how these insights have applied to transforming our own lives. This building appreciation for the truly sustainable trust that develops as a result of listening to our inner teacher or Universal Inspiration, as Nouk and Tomas refer to ACIM’s Holy Spirit, has resulting in the scheduling of a follow-on 4-day workshop in 2010, to which we’re all looking forward eagerly. Meanwhile we continue to apply the practical lessons now of relinquishing our attachments and identifications to egoic dead-end agendas more and more.

If you know of other videos online I could add to this collection, please let me know!

The Miracle of Trust (video excerpts from 6 CD set)

Discovering the Miracle of Trust Part 1

Discovering the Miracle of Trust Part 2

Discovering the Miracle of Trust Part 3

The Ego: A case of Mistaken Identity Part 1

The Ego: A case of Mistaken Identity Part 2

The Ego: A case of Mistaken Identity Part 3

Finding your Inner Teacher in the Present Moment

Undoing the Ego II – Taking It to a Deeper Level – (excerpts from 8-DVD Set)

In the law of attraction, who is doing the attracting?

Walking the Walk

This Is Not Our Home

An Intro to the Six Stages of the Development of Trust

Nouk Sanchez and Tomas Vieira photo

Gary Renard “Endless Now” seminar in Ashland, Oregon – Saturday July 17, 2010

Best-selling author of The Disappearance of the Universe and Your Immortal Reality, Gary Renard will be giving an all day seminar in Ashland, Oregon on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 10AM-4PM (book-signing from 4-5PM) at the Best Western Windsor Inn. For more information, contact us via email, or phone 541-973-3512. To register, please mail a check for $75* to Elysian Publishing, POB 431, Ashland, Oregon 97520 and include your full name, email (very important since that’s how we’ll contact you primarily), phone number, address, and any other pertinent contact info or details. Gary’s seminars (his books, audios, videos, and work in general) get my highest recommendation! A required curriculum!

In order to encourage early registration, we’re offering the following discounts for those who send in payment before these 2010 dates:

register by Feb. 1: $45
register by Mar. 1: $50
register by Apr. 1: $55
register by May 1: $60
register by June 1: $65
register by July 1: $70
at the door: $75

Discounted lodging information for this event (first come, first serve) is here.

Here are more details about “The Endless Now”

Timeless, ageless beingness. Perfect unity with source. An experience of your true nature. This is how wisdom teacher and best-selling author Gary Renard describes what he calls -The Endless Now – and it’s an experience readily available to us all through the simple act of connecting with source.

Gary relates his personal story and we join him in remembering what it’s like to be pure spirit or love itself. You will learn how to break through all appearances including the false idea that we are separate from source – and consistently recognize what we truly are.

• True Meditation – rest in the perfect space of silence where you are one with your source and all is perfect exactly as it is.

• Place Holy Spirit in charge of your day and live each moment guided and directed from this pure space of wisdom, love, and compassion.

• Use forgiveness to release yourself from the false idea of separation from source and move into a consistent experience of truth and the endless now, out of which a high level of peace and skillfulness arises.

Jesus, Buddha and other Wisdom Masters walked and lived in the pure space of continuous connection with source – and reminded us that this is our natural state of being. Gary invites you to courageously unlearn the habits of the ego and experience life like the great spiritual masters – in eternal harmony and natural benefit of humanity. Gary offers a way of looking at the world that leads to the endless now and the full flowering of the human spirit.

An acclaimed teacher of A Course In Miracles, Gary underwent a powerful spiritual awakening in the early 1990s. As instructed by two ascended masters who appeared to him in the flesh, he wrote his first best-selling book, The Disappearance of the Universe, over a period of nine years. He was later guided to speak in public and has recently been described as one of the most interesting and courageous spiritual speakers in the world.

Gary has spoken in 41 states, 16 countries, and was the keynote speaker at the International A Course in Miracles Conferences in Salt Lake City and San Francisco. He is also the most recent recipient of the Infinity Foundation Spirit Award. The award is given to a person who has made a meaningful contribution to personal and spiritual growth. Past recipients include Dan Millman, Ram Dass, Gary Zukav, James Redfield and Neale Donald Walsch.

Here’s a Press Release (MSWord format) and a pdf version and a printable jpg flyer about the seminar and a pdf flyer about the seminar and a version of the flyer as 4 mini-posters.

I’m enthused to report that again, by popular request, Gary is offering a third seminar in Ashland. Please spread the word to anyone you know who enjoys Gary’s work and/or A Course In Miracles; thanks! 🙂

If you are traveling from out of the area and need lodging info please contact Ed Karlovich at 541-646-8332. Some rooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Ashland (adjacent to the Windsor Inn) are reserved and available at discounted rates for attendees of Gary’s seminar. Group rates are available for direct booking through July 17 by following this link. Additional information with links is here.


Following Gary’s seminar, we have a potluck scheduled the same day at 6PM; the venue will also be the Best Western Windsor Inn (same room as the seminar, contrary to earlier messages which mentioned the Peace House.) All are invited, even if you can’t make it for the seminar.

Cindy Lora-Renard

Also, I am happy to report that we have a high probability that Gary’s wife Cindy Lora-Renard will also be present for this event. Cindy and Gary, in addition to roles that readers of Gary’s books are quite familiar with, are also both musicians and there are rumors that the seminar just might include a bit of music from them… We’ll see! 🙂

I had the pleasure of meeting Cindy (and her mother, both very wonderful folks!) in SF earlier this year when “Giddyup Mikey” (who posts the DU quote of the day on the DU Yahoo group) and I attended the ACIM conference there and saw Gary, Nouk & Tomas, Tom & Linda Carpenter, and so many more wonderful ACIM presenters and fellow students. Having BOTH Gary and Cindy with us in Ashland will be a real treat!

Arten & Pursah in training :-)

One more thing, don’t forget to check out Gary’s website, and his oh-so-fun podcasts with Gene Bogart. They’re free, fun and always full of forgiveness … no matter what the question!

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The Youngbloods – Get Together – lyrics

This category is envisioned as a place to take familiar song lyrics and have some fun reinterpreting with guidance from our Real, Universal Self. To start us off, here are some favorite lyrics that are almost cliché, but you know, they
really stand the test of time (or eternity in this case 🙂

The Youngbloods – Get Together – lyrics

Love is but the song we sing,
And fear’s the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Know the dove is on the wing
And you need not know why
C’mon people now,
Smile on your brother
Ev’rybody get together
Try and love one another right now
Some will come and some will go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here*
Returns for us at last
We are but a moments sunlight
Fading in the grass
C’mon people now,
Smile on your brother
Ev’rybody get together
Try and love one another right now
If you hear the song I sing,
You must understand
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It’s there at your command
C’mon people now,
Smile on your brother
Ev’rybody get together
Try and love one another right now
Right now
Right now!

* of course, WE left ourselves here, but it IS our Christ/HS Self that returns for us at last 🙂 Aside from that footnote, I wouldn’t change much from this classic gem! 🙂

Bob Newhart “Stop It” Therapy

Thanks to LaUna, Jonathan and several other friends who alerted me to this all-important and SIMPLE technique for undoing the ego! 🙂

Bob Newhart (photo from "Stop It" skit with Mo Collins)

How important it is to gently lay down my defenses

Hi All,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and revelations, it’s so nice to get an idea where we are at on this journey, what comes up and to have a forum to put it out there in the space of like minds and forgiving friends!  Interesting about the body symptoms as I have been confounded with a persistent wave of feeling incredibly fatigued and energy-less.  I’ve been questioning “What does this mean?” as if it were a problem and then wondered how would Holy Spirit view this?  I’ve given up trying to “figure it out” and just accepted I don’t know what this means but I can hand it over to HS with as much grace as I can muster and accept it as part of the path without my usual need to know.  It is a chance to be gentle with myself  (something relatively new, I’m starting to like it) and surrender my health and energy to HS which feels like a relief, something I wasn’t expecting to feel.  And realizing I am projecting a bit of unconscious guilt onto my body so forgiving, handing it over to be seen differently, will put light where my darkness is trying to hide in defense.  I’m beginning to see how important it is to gently lay down my defenses and be willing to be vulnerable despite the fear that what will be seen will be less than lovable.  By hiding I just confirm to myself that there is something there to hide so best to bite the bullet and put it out there in the Light of forgiveness, acceptance and a family of beautiful friends.
This is not an easy path(!) so I keep reminding myself of the times where I get a palpable sense that I am not alone and of a presence patiently waiting (wait, are you sure?) for a complete relinquishment and surrender to God, Love, Faith.  How hard can that be?  I guess my ego will let me know and (now…) I am saying gladly, show me what I am holding onto so I can let go of more illusion, hmm, I am so asking for it now, hold on for the inevitable backlash, it’s on the way and I’m ready for the wild ride!  The delusion of unworthiness feels so real at times.
After reading about Helen I feel so grateful for having our group, a haven of comfort when the comfort zone is being pushed, I know things are easier for me with our space of love and amazing acceptance when I forget to hold that space for myself, so grateful for all of you!
Okay, last thing, I heard this amazing song on the top 40 station, here it is in all it’s pop glory:
Wait, I’m wrong,
I should have done better than this,
Please, I’ll be strong,
I’m finding it hard to resist,
So show me what I’m looking for,
Save me, I’m lost,
Oh, Lord I’ve been waiting for You,
I’ll pay any cost,
Save me from being confused,
Show me what I’m looking for

Love and Light,