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47. Awakening from the entire dream

Friday, Dec 22, 2023 1082 words 4 mins 48 secs

"What difference does the content of a dream make in reality? One either sleeps or wakens. There is nothing in between."

I thought it was interesting in lesson 140 - only salvation can be said to cure - talking...

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46. Your attack against reality

Tuesday, Dec 05, 2023 824 words 3 mins 39 secs

"Your sleeping and waking dreams have different forms, and that is all. THEIR CONTENT IS THE SAME. They are your protest AGAINST reality, and your fixed and insane wish to CHANGE it."

We are in a state of denial...

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45. Accepting atonement for yourself alone?

Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 692 words 3 mins 4 secs

Jesus says in the course several times that we have a "sole responsibility". This responsibility is to accept the atonement. And this is usually attached to "for ourselves."

I think this has become one of the most selfishly misinterpreted teachings.

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44. What if God is included in this?

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2023 657 words 2 mins 55 secs

It's very useful as a tool to consider what something means if God were included. We think far too often "separately" and without including God.

Since God created you as a part of him, you are literally part of God....

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43. Recognizing the call for love requires oneness

Saturday, Aug 19, 2023 1534 words 6 mins 49 secs

We know the secret of salvation tells us that we are doing everything to ourselves, but we also need to realize how it applies to others. The only way to correctly grasp how it applies to others, is to...

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42. The one problem of separation

Friday, Aug 18, 2023 420 words 1 mins 52 secs

There is really only ONE problem. That seems easy to say, but think about how many problems you think there really are. Is there really only ONE? A single little problem? A single problem which if you solve it,...

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41. Identify yourself as the whole of creation

Saturday, Aug 12, 2023 1699 words 7 mins 33 secs3 comments

There really are only two states. Wholeness, which means sharing everything, and separateness, which means being excluded from the rest in selfishness.

"Selfishness is of the ego but self-fullness is of the Soul because that is how He created...

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40. We don't love or heal alone

Tuesday, Aug 08, 2023 627 words 2 mins 47 secs

In this world we've all heard the statement "I love you". This is usually from one person to another one person. Also this is not usually true unconditional love, and is most often special love.

This is an...

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39. My body disappeared

Monday, Aug 07, 2023 674 words 2 mins 59 secs2 comments

For a short time yesterday, my body vanished from my conscious awareness. I had my eyes closed at the time and was thinking about some stuff...

I had this sudden vision of a small scene, perhaps a trail or...

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38. Horizontal vs Vertical learning of ACIM

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2023 926 words 4 mins 6 secs1 comments

There are two approaches to ACIM. One is to learn the theory about what is true or false. The other is to actually change your mind and transform your awareness so that you wake up to experiencing it.


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37. Total commitment to the truth

Thursday, May 04, 2023 1449 words 6 mins 26 secs1 comments

The aim of our purification, of sorting out the true from the false, is to become fully committed only to the truth. This means purifying or filtering out anything which is not of God, and accepting everything that is of...

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36. You are not a victim, stop pretending to be

Monday, May 01, 2023 776 words 3 mins 26 secs

If you are immortal, nothing can victimize you.

In order to see yourself as victimized, you have to pretend to be mortal.

To be mortal, you have to attack your own immortality.

Having attacked your immortality you will perceive...

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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

Friday, Mar 03, 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

Monday, Feb 13, 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

Monday, Feb 13, 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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