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55. The war of the ACIM editions

Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 1161 words 5 mins 9 secs

Every now and then the same old debate of "which edition of ACIM is right" comes up. The trouble is, this question has a request for separation in it, and is looking to take sides. But it's the taking...

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54. The purpose of taking a course in miracles

Sunday, Sep 25, 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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53. 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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52. 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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51. 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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50. 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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49. Again, why A Course in Miracles is not non-duality

Sunday, Jan 09, 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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48. Why you must question all ACIM teachers

Friday, Dec 31, 2021 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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47. Some ACIM terms defined

Wednesday, Aug 18, 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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46. 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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45. Information loss in a course in miracles

Friday, Aug 06, 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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44. Paralogical reasoning in A Course in Miracles

Tuesday, Aug 03, 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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43. 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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42. Levels in A Course in Miracles

Saturday, Mar 06, 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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41. 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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40. 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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39. The course is more than words

Monday, Aug 03, 2020 1269 words 5 mins 38 secs

While ACIM, as a book, is a collection fo words, these words are twice removed from reality. They are symbols of symbols.

Jesus, who wrote the material, was not operating on a level of symbols upon symbols, or even a level...

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38. Levels and level confusion in understanding A Course in Miracles

Friday, Jun 07, 2019 1898 words 8 mins 26 secs

A Course in Miracles has some basic structure to it. The very simplest of these is the contrast between reality and illusions. e.g.

God, reality, awakening, light, creation, eternity, wholeness, permanence, heaven, truth, the Kingdom of God, etc... these all represent...

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37. The big mis-interpretation of ACIM

Sunday, Jun 02, 2019 2591 words 11 mins 30 secs

A Course in Miracles itself contains some structures. There are for example two basic "levels" or states that are contrasted. There's reality vs illusions, God vs ego, life vs death, awakening vs dreaming, light vs darkness, health vs sickness, heaven...

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36. The problem with non-duality in A Course in Miracles

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2354 words 10 mins 27 secs

The idea of non-duality is an attempt to describe reality or the nature of God. What is really real and really exists. At first we have the idea of duality or polar opposites. Then we reach the idea that the...

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