And so, having gotten some hint from reading The Disappearance of the Universe, I began reading A Course In Miracles itself—again. I had studied it for a year or two in the late 1990s, but I will admit that while I sensed that it was important, I found it to be somewhat negative at the time. Now, with the help of DU, I understood why ACIM was written the way it was, and it became a positive message for me.
In an early lesson in the Workbook, J tells us the following:
“As we go along, you may have many ‘light episodes.’ They may take many different forms, some of them quite unexpected. Do not be afraid of them. They are signs that you are opening your eyes at last.” Lesson 15
Indeed, by this point, I had been noticing instances of a pinprick flash of light here and there. Gary Renard reporting having light episodes even before Pursah and Arten showed up to tell him about ACIM. He would notice little flashes of light out of the corner of his eye, or occurring around certain objects. In a more dramatic case, Suzanne Segal reported in her book, Collision with the Infinite, that as she began to practice meditation, solid matter transformed into the luminous transparency of silence. The effect went away after some months.
But right now, for me, it’s just little pinpricks of light here and there from time to time. This has actually happened for me before, back when I was studying ACIM the first time around. Back then, sometimes the sky would sparkle in pinks and blues. I suppose that will happen again soon.