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38. God does know you are sleeping and is helping you

Saturday, Feb 17, 2024 711 words 3 mins 9 secs

God is aware that we are sleeping because he is also aware that we are not properly communicating with him. That's why he created the Holy Spirit. He couldn't and wouldn't have created the Holy Spirit without KNOWING that...

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37. Souls don't care about keeping bodies from dying

Saturday, Feb 10, 2024 2057 words 9 mins 8 secs

Why do we try to keep bodies from dying? This is a very deep question. ACIM tells us we are immortal beings, incapable of sickness or death. That God has created us to live forever, because nothing real can...

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36. The journey of the soul

Saturday, Jan 20, 2024 1195 words 5 mins 18 secs3 comments

Very often, Jesus would say to me, "it's fine". And I would be like, "how is this fine?" I would be upset about something, there'd be some physical medical issue to deal with, some seeming tragic loss, something going wrong....

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35. 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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34. Emptying yourself

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023 516 words 2 mins 17 secs1 comments

We only have what God has given to us in our creation, and what we have created with him. We have nothing else. Nor do we have anything which belongs exclusively to ourselves alone, something unshared or something that...

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33. Unconditional sight

Thursday, Dec 07, 2023 557 words 2 mins 28 secs

False perception is exclusive vision. It sees only a small part of what there is to see, excluding the rest. It is blinded by form and appearance and cannot see past the surface of an illusory world. It has covered...

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32. The secrets of the saintly miracle workers

Wednesday, Nov 29, 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

Wednesday, Nov 29, 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

Monday, Sep 04, 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

Sunday, Jul 23, 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

Friday, Oct 07, 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

Thursday, Oct 01, 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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