ACIM: Once in a while a book comes along that changes the way we look at the world. That’s what happened to me when I read Gary Renard’s first book, “The Disappearance of the Universe (DU).” The book promised to reveal the truth about why we are here. The meaning or purpose of life has always been my favorite topic. In Catholic school they tried to explain, but too many questions were answered by calling them “mysteries” that only God could know. I tried reading a book called ‘A Course in Miracles”, but was unable to understand it. Then along came DU.
You have to love a book that offers to explain the meaning of existence. I know the Christian Bible serves this purpose for many people, but after studying the Bible, I found many things still remained “mysteries.” I loved the idea of having the meaning of life explained in modern language once and for all.
So, did the book deliver? For me, it did. The book immediately struck a chord with me. I had the feeling I was learning things I have always known, things I had always known, but forgotten. The book is actually a kind of introduction to another book called, “A Course in Miracles (ACIM).” As I mentioned, I had tried to read ACIM some years ago, and could make no sense of it. After reading DU, I attended a seminar given by Gary Renard. It was there I bought my first copy of ACIM. It makes more sense to me now, and I have been studying the Course ever since.
Gary likes to tell jokes and he told a couple good jokes that day. I told him one of mine, but he didn’t seem too amused. Maybe he had heard it before and was too polite to say. The other thing I took away from the seminar was that Gary Renard is modest and polite and true to the things he teaches. I can also say that I observed some colored lights surrounding his head as he spoke. I have never seen anything like that before or since.
Gary wrote a second book called, “Your Immortal Reality.” The second book was good – some reviewing of concepts covered in the first book, and some new material, including some fascinating predictions about the future. I may write about those predictions someday, but today I want to share the teachings about health and healing.