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ACIM Articles about Awakening
Sunday, Feb 12, 2023
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...
Monday, Jan 30, 2023
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....
Thursday, Oct 06, 2022
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...
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022
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...
Sunday, Dec 13, 2020
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...
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020
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...
Sunday, Aug 30, 2020
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...
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
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...
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019
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...
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019
2 mins 32 secs
AWAKE IN THE DREAM vs WAKING UP FROM DREAMING
There are two states.
"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...
Monday, Nov 05, 2018
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...
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
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...
Friday, Oct 06, 2017
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...
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
2 mins 47 secs
The world out there, or in which your body-self is located, is a dream. It does not exist. You are dreaming it. It is no different to dreams at night. It is entire symbolic and filled with symbols. To awaken...
Friday, Jul 21, 2017
2 mins 52 secs
It is just a device with a single, fixed function. It does what it was designed to do, like a machine. It can't be upgraded or changed or transformed into something more spiritual.
Like an old car, the fact is, at...
Saturday, May 13, 2017
1 mins 53 secs
When I had an awakening experience in the presence of God, it was so profound. I had no idea it was going to happen and had no idea that God would be so loving, gentle, soft and joyful. I especially...
Friday, Apr 21, 2017
2 mins 59 secs
Your body is just a piece of software running in the God Computer.
The brain is a central processing unity (CPU) and is one of many processors in the body. Or you could think of it as a sub-set of the...
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
4 mins 8 secs
Do you need to be fully awake in Christ in order to perform miracles? NO!!!!!!!!!
ACIM says of the miracle, "The miracle is taken first on faith, because to ask for it implies the mind has been made ready to conceive...
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
1 mins 20 secs
Jesus asks of us to completely forget A Course in Miracles, forget the entire world, forget the body, and come to God with empty hands.
In this, Jesus isn't asking us to stay in our body, thinking we are a body,...
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
3 mins 40 secs
In your whole mind, there is a split mind. It's kind of an artificial mind. It's made of illusions. It's a mental construct which blocks awareness by fooling you into thinking it is not all the same identity.
This split mind...
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