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85. 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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84. There are no private thoughts

Thursday, Dec 01, 2022 758 words 3 mins 22 secs

Everything is always shared. The separation from God is not "total", by which I mean we never FULLY separated. We tried to, we made illusions of it, and we pushed it to an extreme, but we were never able to...

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83. Projection will always hurt you

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 1283 words 5 mins 42 secs

"Projection will ALWAYS hurt you. It reinforces your belief in your own split mind, and its ONLY purpose is to KEEP THE SEPARATION GOING. It is solely a device of the ego to make you feel DIFFERENT from your...

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82. All the ego ever does is separate

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 556 words 2 mins 28 secs

"Projection will ALWAYS hurt you. It reinforces your belief in your own split mind, and its ONLY purpose is to KEEP THE SEPARATION GOING. It is solely a device of the ego to make you feel DIFFERENT from your...

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81. The ego sabotages your happiness

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 694 words 3 mins 5 secs

It's useful sometimes to ask yourself, what is the PURPOSE of this thought I'm having? You might find out that quite often, many of the thoughts that come to mind seem to be put there by the ego, as...

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80. Invulnerability to death

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 1068 words 4 mins 44 secs

Being vulnerable in itself isn't a bad thing. To be vulnerable is to be exposed and open to something. Able to be affected by it. If you expose yourself to God openly you would resurrect into eternal life and...

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79. 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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78. 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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77. The decision to be punished

Monday, Feb 21, 2022 1504 words 6 mins 41 secs

Being abused is not fun. Being punished or victimized or attacked is not fun. Being hurt by others, or by anything, is not fun. Being in pain and sickness is not fun. All forms of suffering suck bad.


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76. Intense hidden hatred

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 943 words 4 mins 11 secs

"You do not realize how much you hate each other. You will not get rid of this until you DO realize it, for UNTIL then, you will think you want to get rid of EACH OTHER and KEEP THE...

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75. You have attacked only yourself

Sunday, Dec 05, 2021 1813 words 8 mins 3 secs2 comments

When we are greatly distracted by, tempted by, and lost in the world, it is hard to recognize the secret of salvation.

"The secret of salvation is but this: That YOU are doing this UNTO YOURSELF."

But the real...

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74. Backwards perception in a world of punishment

Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 1489 words 6 mins 37 secs

In this world, it always seems as though we are at the effect of the world. As if the world is dreaming us, causing us, doing things to us, making us feel certain ways, triggering certain reactions.

When the world does...

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73. Why anger is never justified

Saturday, May 22, 2021 730 words 3 mins 14 secs

You are the cause of everything you experience. You cannot be victmized against your will. This is the secret of salvation. "You are doing it to yourself." You are responsible for choice because you have free will.

When you DISOWN this...

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72. The illusion of attack

Friday, May 07, 2021 1228 words 5 mins 27 secs

If someone tries to attack you, they have a problem. They are not sane. They are attacking themselves, but they're doing it in such a way that they think they are attacking someone else. Whatever they accuse you of, they...

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71. What is not love is murder

Monday, Mar 29, 2021 587 words 2 mins 36 secs

This can seem extreme, and perhaps guilt inducing. But Jesus is saying that anything short of TOTAL love, is in some way murderous. Even a slight grievance, even a little annoyance, even a vague judgement. Anything short of complete and...

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70. Your defenses don't save you, they attack you

Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 699 words 3 mins 6 secs

"If I defend myself I am attacked."

"My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability."

"Defense do what they would defend."

"In my defenselessness lies my safety."

It's interesting but, when we try to defend ourselves, under the belief that we are making ourselves more...

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69. No one attacks from their right mind

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 1063 words 4 mins 43 secs

Those who are sane do not attack, are not sick, cannot hurt or be hurt, are immortal and invulnerable, recognize their oneness with others, have no interest in murder, cannot suffer or be unhappy, can only will with God, and...

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68. A call for love - how do you forgive murderous people?

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 1062 words 4 mins 43 secs

"What is not love is murder.

"If to love oneself is to HEAL oneself, those who are sick do NOT love themselves. Therefore, they are asking for the love that would heal them, but which they are DENYING TO THEMSELVES. If...

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67. Are you a blessing or a curse?

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 1563 words 6 mins 56 secs

I'm learning recently that my mind and attitude may well affect other people. I think this is part of being more responsible for what my mind is doing "to itself", and extends to others, in that whatever I am doing...

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66. The world is a fake attack hole

Thursday, Nov 07, 2019 682 words 3 mins 1 secs

Nothing real can be threatened. It should not possible to threaten anything, anywhere. Yet here there is seemingly a world, which is filled with things which can seemingly be threatened. Somehow it has been arranged that there are objects which...

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