May 2015 ACIMblog bulletin

Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness – video conversation and excerpts

Here is a video conversation with author Susan Dugan about her new book Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness. It continues (as her equally excellent prior two books did) with the ‘recurring theme of resistance to taking Jesus’ hand’ and ‘recognizing that I have a choice that will lead me out of suffering but not always feeling able to choose.’ Here’s a link to Susan’s new book. Here’s a prior announcement about the book with a link to her blog, and a prior post with just a small handful of insightful excerpts from the first few pages of this new book.

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The Obstacles to Peace – a conversation with CA Brooks

(NOTE: VIRTUAL WALL) brick wallCA Brooks and Bruce Rawles talk about the obstacles to peace in this audio program, another segment of CA’s weekly ACIM internet radio program on 12Radio. We touch on Kenneth Wapnick’s book entitled The Journey Home, which presents a much more extensive treatment of the topic. We talk about the barriers – such as specialness – we have intentionally made to keep peace out of our awareness; these are symbolized in ACIM by trivial metaphors such as feathers, a tiny mouse or a wall of dust. These barriers in our minds are dissolved by our willingness to doubt the usefulness of these ultimately silly attractions to the excuses we’ve made up to keep peace away. The general categories of these obstacles include: the desire to get rid of it, the absurd attractions of guilt, pain and death, the belief that our bodies offer us some sort of value, and even the fear of Perfect Oneness.

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