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58. Why you have ego rebounds - you do not want the truth

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 1203 words 5 mins 20 secs1 comments

In the separation from God and yourself, all that's happened is a part of your mind has believed in being separate. This "split mind" believes things which are not true, and not of God.

We call it the ego,...

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57. Parallels between opposite approaches to ACIM

Sunday, Nov 12, 2023 849 words 3 mins 46 secs

In the two opposing views of ACIM - one that God created this world, and one that he didn't, there are some parallels.

Both views recognize that the ego is a problem and seeks to undo it. Both views recognize...

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56. The faulty belief that God created this world

Saturday, Nov 11, 2023 1941 words 8 mins 37 secs1 comments

There is a view of what ACIM says, based around the idea that this universe is all there is.

It's a view that God created this universe, and thus created all the galaxies and planets, all bodies and objects...

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55. A Course in Miracels shouldn't be that hard to grasp

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2023 2370 words 10 mins 31 secs

For me I want a course that can be learned, is accessible, easy enough to understand, and can be applied without too much hassle. I think A Course in Miracles does this, and that Jesus is an excellent teacher. I...

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54. Why doing ACIM seems so difficult

Friday, Sep 08, 2023 1596 words 7 mins 5 secs2 comments

Sometimes doing ACIM seems very difficult. It boils down to a simple fact. Everything in the world is opposite to the truth. And that means you're going to have to become opposite to everything in the world!

"This IS...

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53. The purpose of taking a course in miracles

Monday, Sep 26, 2022 606 words 2 mins 41 secs

The PURPOSE of a "course", is that you TAKE the course, so that you can learn how to do something, and then AFTER you have taken the course, you are now ABLE to do that thing WITHOUT needing the...

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52. Thinking outside the box with ACIM

Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 2972 words 13 mins 12 secs

There are many subjects in ACIM which can be difficult to understand. When we try to understand anything, we try to "make sense of it". If it makes sense, we're willing to accept it as true, because we can't...

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51. A Course in Miracles is beyond quantum physics

Saturday, Aug 06, 2022 1708 words 7 mins 35 secs

In the physical world we often think of quantum physics as the pinnacle of scientific success in describing "reality". The more you dig into it the more subtle it becomes. Quantum flux, string theory, unified theories of gravity, multi-dimensional...

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50. Redefining christian elements in ACIM

Saturday, Apr 16, 2022 4546 words 20 mins 12 secs1 comments

A glossary of christianity terms reinterpreted and clarified by Jesus in A Course in Miracles.

Here are some elements of ACIM which may sound christianity-oriented, but of course Jesus redefines and clarifies their meaning.

1. Heaven - is the kingdom...

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49. Radically re-thinking A Course in Miracles

Thursday, Jan 13, 2022 2217 words 9 mins 51 secs

You may not realize it, but almost everyone in the world has adopted a very unnatural way of thinking. It is based entirely on separation. And this thinking massively distorts A Course in Miracles.

It starts with very simple...

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48. Again, why A Course in Miracles is not non-duality

Monday, Jan 10, 2022 2074 words 9 mins 13 secs

Most people have an idea of what duality means. Usually a world of many separate things. Separate objects, separate bodies. A count beyond one.

This however isn't a full enough definition. Duality is also a matter of NOT SHARING....

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47. Why you must question all ACIM teachers

Saturday, Jan 01, 2022 1180 words 5 mins 14 secs

Each of us has free will. Each of us has everything within us, given by God. No-one can add to what you are or to what is true of you. However, when you are denying your own perfection, a...

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46. Some ACIM terms defined

Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 1079 words 4 mins 47 secs

REALITY: The entire unlimited expanse of God, and the interior contents of God which he hosts within his being. Everything within it is eternal, permanent, changeless, deathless and unlimited. It can only be KNOWN directly. This does NOT include ANYTHING...

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45. Finding the ultimate metaphysics of the course

Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 2657 words 11 mins 48 secs

A Course in Miracles itself is over 550,000 words of deep and dense material. It appears filled with meaning dripping from every word, and seems to talk on many topics. But really the entire thing has very simple origins and...

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44. Information loss in a course in miracles

Saturday, Aug 07, 2021 2064 words 9 mins 10 secs

We often talk about the versions of the course, the editing, whether all the facts are included etc. And then on top of that we try to understand its metaphysical model, its concepts and ideas, and argue over which model...

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43. Paralogical reasoning in A Course in Miracles

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2021 2245 words 9 mins 58 secs

When we try to make sense of things, we use logical reasoning. You do this all the time even if you don't realize it. You take what you "know is true" and build a conclusion from it.

Everyone tries to make...

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42. Understanding the course from the top down

Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 2258 words 10 mins 2 secs

I think that for years I have been mistaken about the course. Mainly in terms of the orientation of my mind and the direction in which it was heading.

We start out in false perception, in ego, in body identification. As...

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41. Levels in A Course in Miracles

Sunday, Mar 07, 2021 603 words 2 mins 40 secs

In ACIM's teaching, there was originally just one "level" or realm in which to exist - The Kingdom of God, Heaven. This is true because the Kingdom is one logical state or nature.

In the separation, we invented a second level...

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40. Understanding contradictions in ACIM

Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 3436 words 15 mins 16 secs

In ACIM Jesus sometimes says things which SOUND contradictory, but they are not. He will claim one thing, then claim another, sometimes in the same sentence. And it will sound like the two things are totally opposite. So then you'll...

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39. Signs of progress with the course

Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 823 words 3 mins 39 secs

I've recently been noticing that my work with the course has shifted to the undoing of guilt. And that this was not the case in previous years. Overall it seemed I was working on undoing fear much more often.

Just theorizing...

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