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35. The state of conflict and the end of war

Friday, Mar 17, 2023 1052 words 4 mins 40 secs

In the oneness of God, there is no taking of sides. There is only one side, and everyone's on it. Because there is no split, there is no war.

This state of the "absence of conflict" is a state...

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34. Atonement accepts that it never even happened

Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 1410 words 6 mins 16 secs

"How simple is salvation! All it says is what was never true is not true now, and never will be. The impossible has NOT occurred, and CAN have no effects. And that is all."

I've found personally that I...

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33. Get to know the Holy Spirit

Thursday, Mar 02, 2023 2232 words 9 mins 55 secs

Once upon a time, in heaven, there was a rebellion against the will of God. The children of God believed they were separate, and threw themselves into a nightmare world of magic and hell and death.

God saw this...

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32. The world is absolutely nothing

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 1934 words 8 mins 35 secs

God and his Kingdom are unlimited. They are EVERYTHING. In the separation from God, we tried to be opposite to God. We made-up a world opposite to everything. The opposite of everything is NOTHING At the same time, we...

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31. The world has no hope to offer you

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 2092 words 9 mins 17 secs

The world in and of itself is completely hopeless. You think it isn't. You think there are ways it can work out. You think there is hope to be had. And most likely you have confused a more positive...

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30. Keep the world unreal to you

Sunday, Nov 06, 2022 857 words 3 mins 48 secs

"Forgiveness through the Holy Spirit lies simply in looking beyond error from the beginning, and thus KEEPING it unreal for you. Do not let any belief in its realness enter your minds AT ALL, or you will also believe...

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29. A vaccine is not a cure - atonement is

Thursday, Dec 09, 2021 3215 words 14 mins 17 secs

"Only salvation can be said to cure."

There is only one problem - the sense of separation from God. God is immortality and permanent health. If you deny God, you are denying life and inducing death. It is ONLY...

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28. Your sole responsibility of accepting the atonement

Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021 2088 words 9 mins 16 secs3 comments

Many here are familiar with a line that says your "sole responsibility" is to accept atonement for yourself. This has, however, been butchered and used as a separation device, and an excuse for not doing anything. When you look...

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27. You can only accept the atonement for everyone

Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 1809 words 8 mins 2 secs

"I heard one voice because I had learned that learning is attained BY teaching. I understood that I COULD NOT ATONE FOR MYSELF ALONE."On the one hand, we're asked to accept atonement for ourselves. This is because our own mind...

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26. The way out of hell

Thursday, Jun 10, 2021 2995 words 13 mins 18 secs

Before the separation, you were simply in heaven having a great time. Immortal, invulnerable, happy, loving, full of life.

Then the separation happened and we produced a state exactly opposite to heaven - heaven's logical opposite. A physical world in which...

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25. One problem one solution

Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 1085 words 4 mins 49 secs

When we typically experience the world from an ego viewpoint, we might encounter lessons and people and problems. And then we attempt to forgive these things. And we think we are then done with forgiveness. And then another one comes...

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24. Atonement must be given to others

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 1076 words 4 mins 46 secs

You may notice that when we apply forgiveness, a big part of this is taking the projected blame off of other people. Recognizing that it's really you that you're blaming and then undoing that condemnation. This all seems to imply...

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23. The physical atonement and resurrection of the body

Sunday, Apr 05, 2020 1067 words 4 mins 44 secs

"Only the mind AND body need atonement."

So long as the effects of sin remain, there is evidence which proves and teaches that your brother DID COMMIT A SIN, and therefore is NOT exonerated. Only by healing your body and removing...

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22. Complete forgiveness is accepting atonement

Saturday, Apr 04, 2020 1728 words 7 mins 40 secs

In ACIM, Jesus spells out that forgiveness and atonement are the same thing, and so is true perception. These are all a state in which there is recognition, accurate perception, and a forgiving attitude which sees that there is no...

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21. The fall of man and the atonement plan

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 1032 words 4 mins 35 secs

For many, ACIM is about self help and doing the lessons and trying to get back to a simplified idea of God/reality. But the scenario of what is happening in this world, why we're here, and what we're returning to,...

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20. The atonement truth - you cannot sin and you haven't

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 1319 words 5 mins 51 secs

"The miracle establishes you dream a dream, and that its content is not true. This is a crucial step in dealing with illusions."

"Nothing at all has happened but that you have put yourself to sleep, and dreamed a dream in...

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19. Guilt and shame and blame are not love or atonement

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 739 words 3 mins 17 secs

When you do something "wrong", if you go into guilt, you're trying to atone for your sin by demonstrating remorse and so on, but this is not love. Nor does it make up for it, nor does it undo it....

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18. Be part of the atonement plan as a disciple of Jesus and physician of the Lord

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 233 words 1 mins 2 secs

To accept the atonement for yourself isn't the end. You must help others to awaken also.

"29. The miracle restores the Soul to its fullness. By atoning for lack, it establishes perfect protection. The strength of the Soul leaves no room...

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17. The selfish atonement

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 1173 words 5 mins 12 secs

I'm somewhat tired of hearing people say that, given this world is an illusion and doesn't exist, all you need to do is recognize this and disappear off to heaven. This "seems" to make some logical sense, to the ego.


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16. Willingness to accept the atonement

Friday, Mar 16, 2018 1186 words 5 mins 16 secs

When there are ego beliefs which say, there is some truth to something opposite to God's truth, you will not be willing, ready, or able, to accept atonement.

You'll want to accept it but there will be something in you which...

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