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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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12. The world is just a dream, a dream of death, and it will disappear when you wake up

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 629 words 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...

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11. The ego cannot stop you from waking up - you are free to choose

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 648 words 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...

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10. Waking up to find everyone else sleeping

Saturday, May 13, 2017 424 words 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...

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9. Computers and software as an analogy for metaphysical awakening

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 672 words 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...

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8. Do you need to be fully awake in Christ to perform miracles?

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 933 words 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...

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7. Staying in the body is not awakening

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 301 words 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,...

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6. Awakening is a shift in identity

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 827 words 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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