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32. The secrets of the saintly miracle workers

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 931 words 4 mins 8 secs

I'm trying at the moment to get a better handle on how various MIRACLE WORKERS have been able to achieve their states of mind, and gain access to true miracle working power.

Most of these miracle workers are Christians...

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31. You have to own up to being the evil ego

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 1748 words 7 mins 46 secs

"The ego is nothing more than a PART of your belief about yourselves. Your other life has continued without interruption, and has been and always will be totally unaffected by your attempts to dissociate (separate)."

"Ego" is just a...

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30. Letting go of the bad and the good

Sunday, Sep 03, 2023 504 words 2 mins 14 secs

Sometimes Jesus will say that both your positive and your negative feelings about the body or the world are detrimental. This can seem confusing because you might think only the negative stuff is a problem. And most people focus on...

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29. The repurposing of the body and the world

Saturday, Jul 22, 2023 852 words 3 mins 47 secs

The repurposing of the body and the world that we made, is ONLY for the sole purpose of UNDOING it. The Holy Spirit's sole function is to take us OUT OF IT and return us to heaven. God simply...

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28. Becoming invulnerable to the world

Thursday, Jul 13, 2023 1129 words 5 mins 1 secs

In our default ego react-to-the-world mode, it seems that how we feel is dictated by what happens. The "hierarchy of illusions" tells us that something has a given amount of importance or seriousness and that we should have an...

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27. The separation from reality has made us insane

Saturday, May 13, 2023 2250 words 10 mins 0 secs2 comments

What A Course in Miracles calls "the separation", was a rejection of reality. We denied what was real and blocked our awareness of it. We lost touch with reality and forgot what it was like.

"The separation is merely a...

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26. The importance of comparing and contrasting

Friday, Apr 14, 2023 2106 words 9 mins 21 secs

"You, then, have two conflicting evaluations of yourself in your minds, and they CANNOT BOTH BE TRUE. You do not yet realize how COMPLETELY different these evaluations are, because you do not understand how lofty the Holy Spirit's perception...

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25. Spiraling full-circle with the course

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 1697 words 7 mins 32 secs

I recently seemed to come full circle with the course. And I mean, right back to the very beginning.

I found myself in states of false perception, looking at the world and its hellish ways. There was "tolerance for...

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24. The truth seems like insanity

Monday, Jan 30, 2023 531 words 2 mins 21 secs

The ego is a state of insanity, in which what is true and false are completely confused with each other. In ego we have conditional love. We believe that some things are just downright evil, guilty, bad and wrong....

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23. Awakening from being an ego

Thursday, Oct 06, 2022 3398 words 15 mins 6 secs

One thing has been a constant throughout your whole life. You have always been you alone. You have always been a separate person, autonomous within the confines of a body, and not once has there been anyone in there...

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22. Resurrect out of the sinful past into the sinless present

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022 1827 words 8 mins 7 secs

A major theme in ACIM is that you are supposed to come out of the PAST into the PRESENT. Basically it's saying that in the separation from God, we made time, by inventing a sense of the past being...

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21. Admitting you don't want to wake up

Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 714 words 3 mins 10 secs

Let's take a moment to recognize where we are AT, rather than where we think we should be. Although it may be increasingly obvious, in theory, what the truth is, it can be tougher to actually want to experience the...

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20. Ego rebounds and not wanting to wake up

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 921 words 4 mins 5 secs

When I write or read ACIM stuff, after a while I'll start to feel upset. I may feel overwhelmed, or agitated, even hurt, and might feel like I want to cry. It's almost like someone just said a whole string...

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19. Life sucks and then you wake up

Sunday, Aug 30, 2020 1372 words 6 mins 5 secs

The world was made to die. It is hell. Bad shit happens, sooner or later. Everything breaks down, suffers, dies in the end. It's an insane world.


When a whole shit ton of bad shite happens, and it keeps coming, at...

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18. Awake in the dream vs the end of dreaming

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 438 words 1 mins 56 secs

"Awake in the dream" is where a person has near-total christ vision and is still in a body, still seeing the world through physical senses while simultaneously overlooking it with direct mind-vision. The world appears as a thin veil, it...

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17. Mind seems to sleep, dream of a world, then wakes up

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 1053 words 4 mins 40 secs

This is a pretty deep and abstract passage from lesson 167, "There is one life and that I share with God." It speaks of how immortal mind is permanently awake, it thinks of being asleep in which it dreams of...

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16. Awake in the dream vs Waking up from dreaming

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 572 words 2 mins 32 secs


There are two states.

1. Waking

2. Sleeping.

"The mind can think it sleeps, but that is all. It cannot change what is its waking state. It cannot make a body, nor abide within a...

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15. Visibility vs Invisibility

Monday, Nov 05, 2018 577 words 2 mins 33 secs

There is a reason why the Holy Spirit is invisible to the body's eyes. There is a reason why Heaven is invisible to the body's eyes. There is a reason why Christ is invisible to the body's eyes. The body's...

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14. Not being fully aware of everything will lead to false conclusions

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 761 words 3 mins 22 secs

Not being fully aware of everything will lead to false conclusions. This is the state of insanity. Meanings will be read into, there will be hallucinations, there will be a twisting or purposes, relationships will be interrupted, and reality will...

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13. Not being aware of everything will lead to false conclusions

Friday, Oct 06, 2017 431 words 1 mins 54 secs

Whatever the extent of your conscious awareness is right now, if it is not technically an awareness of God or the whole of your True Self, then somewhere in you there is unconsciousness.

In spite of that fact, you will still...

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