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—body or mind identification—but 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!

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June 2012 ACIMblog bulletin

New ACIM studies book available TODAY!!!

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) became available on 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!!!

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.

Resources, Articles and more expanded next month

(This section will be back expanded and updated next month due to the MAJOR BOOK announcement above. 🙂

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,
Twitter and
YouTube.

Eternal smilezenhugs to all! 🙂

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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

Kindle and paperback editions now available!

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.

This is a project I’ve been working on since the late 1990’s; it’s fun to finally be able to share it with everyone! 🙂 This page is also on my GeometryCode.com website here.

The Geometry Code bookavailable now!

Enjoy both book and companion screensaver for just the price of the book!
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 ONLY!

Buy The Geometry Code Book ($14.95 plus shipping and taxes, if any) on June 5th, 2012 and get a FREE (normally $19.95) download of the companion Geometry Code Screensaver (PC or Mac) by Mika Feinberg (LightSOURCE) and Bruce Rawles! ONE DAY ONLY! Mark your calendars!

“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)

An Inclusive Identity transforms our experience from separate to whole. Our inner teacher of kindness reinterprets every day events in ways that lead us to freedom. Observing our minds with this guidance, we apply universal laws to our individual lives, using geometric metaphors as memory aids, releasing the identification with unconscious victim scripts that sabotage our happiness. This book integrates practical insights from modern physics, ancient Hermetic Laws, non-dual metaphysics, transpersonal psychology – and humor – as tools for undoing conflicting beliefs we’ve dreamed ourselves into. Symbols remind us to forgive the dreamer.

We explore seven laws in-depth and demonstrate how a mindfulness that embraces ‘other’ as ‘self’ can reverse the typical misapplication of these inescapable laws of Mentalism, Correspondence, Vibration, Polarity, Rhythm, Cause & Effect and Generation. Ubiquitous geometric symbols, paired to each of these laws – the circle, vesica piscis, sine wave, line, spiral, fractal and yin-yang – and their countless commonplace variations, seen from the vantage point of shared interests, reflect these ideas. The inspired use of natural law restores attributes of life, love, strength, purity, beauty, perfection and gratitude to our awareness. Our intentions of loving kindness make use of these memory aids for returning our minds to wholeness as we forgive ourselves, using dreams to heal instead of harm.

The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation by Bruce Rawles (author of Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook) will be available here on Tuesday June 5, 2012!

Click here and we will email details about ordering The Geometry Code book.

UPDATE 28Sep2012: You can order the paperback version of The Geometry Code book here. The new (today!) Kindle version of The Geometry Code is now available here. Enjoy! 🙂

“The Geometry Code elegantly approaches the underlying assumptions of the belief in separation – the treasured wounds we won’t forgive which prevent healing – from the context of Oneness. Using ancient and modern mirrors, such as universal laws and sacred geometry, it reveals our true shared selves. I’m impressed with the depth and breadth of this book; it’s really profound. Thank you for bringing it into being.”
Leonard Laskow, MD; author of Healing With Love

Read more kudos for The Geometry Code book here.


The Geometry Code screensaver – available now!

The Geometry Code book becomes available June 5, 2012. The first draft is complete and out for review, with recent inspiration from kindred souls
Meanwhile, The Geometry Code Meditation Tool, Screen Saver (by Mika Feinberg) and eBooklet (by Bruce Rawles) (a perfect companion for the book) IS available now!

Here’s an example of a similar exquisite screensaver by Mika of LightSOURCE that gives an idea of the beauty of the animation and how skillfully he uses color, gradient blending and smooth transitions to make wonderful meditative visual experiences:

For more, here’s the LightSOURCE YouTube channel.


Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook – also available now!

Bruce’s first book, Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook – Universal Dimensional Patterns, is still available and is a great introduction to his more recent work, as well as a timeless reference for readers of all ages with a variety of interests.