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

Tuesday, Nov 28, 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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93. Forgiveness is a lie - a happy fiction

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 618 words 2 mins 44 secs

"Forgiveness might be called a kind of happy fiction; a way in which the unknowing can bridge the gap between their perception and the truth. They cannot go directly from perception to knowledge because they do not think it...

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92. Why do ACIM teachers keep choosing death?

Sunday, Oct 22, 2023 3110 words 13 mins 49 secs

This will be a touchy and controversial subject. But we need to be more honest about death and what exactly is going on when spiritual people keep getting sick.

When someone's body dies, and when people have believed that the...

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91. Universal guilt accompanies separation

Friday, Oct 13, 2023 680 words 3 mins 1 secs

As I see it now, guilt isn't just some little emotion you have only some of the time, in certain situations. The way Jesus presents it, ANY amount of separation produces guilt.

As soon as you separate, you are...

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90. All that I give is given to myself

Thursday, Jul 27, 2023 1222 words 5 mins 25 secs

This is the title of ACIM lesson 125. The essence here is to realize that everything you give, you receive, because giving and receiving are one. Per the golden rule, whatever you "do to another", you literally and directly...

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89. Lay down your swords

Thursday, Jun 01, 2023 663 words 2 mins 56 secs

Recently I've been noticing a changed feeling inside. It feels like some kind of grievance has been forgiven, and now there is less desire to be at war. It feels like a backing down, dropping weapons, stepping attack and being...

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88. Are you ready to stop dying in war and live in peace?

Sunday, May 21, 2023 500 words 2 mins 13 secs

To experience peace, there must be no conflict. It's just not just some state where you can still be ego and expect to have peace happen to you. Peace is the absence of war and attack. Just as love...

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87. Anger and fear are attempts to separate

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 1466 words 6 mins 30 secs

When you are angry, you are using projection to try to make someone guilty. It's really an attempt to take some guilt or pain or upset from inside of you and push it out onto the world.

"ALL anger...

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

Sunday, Apr 30, 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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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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