A Course in Miracles Blog

by Paul West

1880. The body is a prison cell

Thursday, May 19, 2022 891 words 3 mins 57 secs

We can think of the body as a prison cell, and the ego as a prison guard and prisoner.

"The body is the ego's idol; the belief in sin made flesh, and then projected outward. This produces what SEEMS...

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1879. The collective consciousness of the sonship

Thursday, May 19, 2022 683 words 3 mins 2 secs

Effectively the "sonship" or Kingdom God created, is really a kind of "collective consciousness". Yes it's not what ACIM would officially refer to as consciousness, having nothing to do with perception etc, but we do SHARE mind. There is...

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1878. The holy spirit can heal anything through you

Thursday, May 19, 2022 2929 words 13 mins 1 secs

"The Holy Spirit is the IDEA of healing. Being thought, the idea GAINS AS IT IS SHARED."

As we allow ourselves to be healed, we become healed, and in turn become healers. We are able to give the miracles...

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1877. The ego wants to be king of the world

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 570 words 2 mins 31 secs

"The simple and the obvious are NOT apparent to those who would make palaces and royal robes of nothing, believing they are kings with golden crowns BECAUSE of them."

Last night what came to awareness is the nature of the...

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1876. Do you remember who you really are?

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 510 words 2 mins 15 secs

"The goal of the curriculum, regardless of the teacher you choose, is KNOW THYSELF. ***There is nothing else to learn. Everyone is looking for himself*** and the power and glory he thinks he has lost."

"For everyone is seeking...

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1875. Generalizing the learning to one single lesson

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1286 words 5 mins 42 secs1 comments

"If you can accept the ONE GENERALIZATION NOW, there will be no need to learn from many smaller lessons."

Effectively what the Holy Spirit is trying to teach you is ONE LESSON. This one lesson is to learn how...

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1874. The selfishness of the ego

Saturday, May 14, 2022 2218 words 9 mins 51 secs

Your true self in God is a beautiful soul, who is whole and holy. Your wholeness is shared with the wholeness of all other souls, forming the sonship, and sharing everything with God. The rejection of sharing began the...

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1873. The whole world is mad

Friday, May 13, 2022 786 words 3 mins 29 secs

Lately for me what has become starkly evident and true of everyone, is the rather dark and twisted truth that everyone is self-destructive. Everyone is trying to die. Everyone is condemning themselves for a sin that never really happened,...

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1872. Responsibility for sight

Thursday, May 12, 2022 2373 words 10 mins 32 secs

Let's think about projection as more like an energy thing. You are a light, and you shine outward. You broadcast and radiate energy.

It depends what's in you, at the root of the light, as to what will shine out...

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1871. The projection of fear as attack

Thursday, May 12, 2022 885 words 3 mins 55 secs

If there is fear in you, and if you are projecting it outward, you will project it onto specific things. This is because fear is divisive and not whole, so it attaches to PARTS OF the environment. And in...

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1870. The mind and body are incompatible opposites

Thursday, May 12, 2022 1545 words 6 mins 51 secs

To put it simply, the nature of the mind is completely opposite to the nature of the body. Mind is of God, bodies are illusions. Mind functions naturally in a state of sharing, union, extension and oneness, driven by...

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1869. Giving is receiving - heal to be healed

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2873 words 12 mins 46 secs

"To perceive the healing of your brother as the healing of yourself, is thus the way to remember God."

"To HAVE, GIVE all TO all."

This is hard for an ego-identified person to understand. It sounds backwards. It's saying...

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1868. The sick are merciless to everyone - but miracles can undo it

Monday, May 09, 2022 1799 words 7 mins 59 secs1 comments

Ok so, this is possibly a touchy subject, and I'm not trying to make anyone feel guilty. If you have some kind of a sickness, pain, upset, disability, whatever, this is going to be talking about that and I...

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1867. Miracle mindedness vs miracle working

Friday, May 06, 2022 861 words 3 mins 49 secs

"The distinction has also been made here between "miracle-mindedness" as a STATE, and "miracle-doing" as its expression."

Note that there are TWO aspects to miracles. Most people seem to refer to miracles as getting into a certain state of mind,...

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1866. God's creations come with a guarantee

Thursday, May 05, 2022 795 words 3 mins 31 secs

God is permanence. What God creates is also permanent. How can it be, that if God has created you as permanent, that you can malfunction? The whole idea that you can even have anything wrong with you is completely...

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1865. I have nothing, but I share everything with everyone

Thursday, May 05, 2022 3179 words 14 mins 7 secs

"There is nothing about me that you cannot attain. I have nothing that does not come from God. The main difference between us as yet is that I have NOTHING ELSE. This leaves me in a state of true...

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1864. Behind all grievances there is love

Thursday, May 05, 2022 671 words 2 mins 58 secs

The interesting thing about all blocks to awareness, is that there is always love behind them. The block is there to hide the love. The block also makes it seem like the love is not there. But if you...

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1863. Forgiving your self condemnation

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 1283 words 5 mins 42 secs

"Although you have attacked yourself, and very brutally"

In the separation from God, each of us has condemned ourselves. We've accused ourselves of sin, and condemned ourselves to suffer. We want ourselves to be punished, murdered, and destroyed. Ultimately...

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1862. The ego believes it has triumphed over God as his enemy and opposite

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 1282 words 5 mins 41 secs

"To the ego, THE EGO IS GOD."

"The ego's goal is quite explicitly EGO AUTONOMY. From the beginning, then, its PURPOSE is to be separate, sufficient unto itself, and independent of any power EXCEPT ITS OWN. This is WHY...

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1861. The ego's attack on God

Monday, May 02, 2022 1211 words 5 mins 22 secs

"Listening to the ego's voice MEANS that you believe it is possible to attack God. You believe that a part of Him has been torn away by YOU."

"We have repeatedly emphasized that the ego DOES believe it...

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