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49. The world is a lie. Do you believe what it claims to be true?

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 2584 words 11 mins 29 secs

God and his Kingdom of Heaven are the truth. God's laws are the only laws. Anything which is true is true of God and his creation. There is no other truth because God's truth is absolute and all-encompassing.

In the...

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48. The ego believes it has triumphed over God as his enemy and opposite

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 1282 words 5 mins 41 secs

"To the ego, THE EGO IS GOD."

"The ego's goal is quite explicitly EGO AUTONOMY. From the beginning, then, its PURPOSE is to be separate, sufficient unto itself, and independent of any power EXCEPT ITS OWN. This is WHY...

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47. Beliefs are blinding

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 1118 words 4 mins 58 secs

Belief is an artificial tool that we use in place of knowledge. Belief attempts to establish something as true. Belief is a concentration or focus, a separated off state, in which that which has been "accepted as true" is allowed...

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46. What you believe is true will show you a world

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 2778 words 12 mins 20 secs

"You HAVE been wrong about the world, because you have misjudged YOURSELF. From such a twisted reference point, what COULD you see? All vision starts WITH THE PERCEIVER, who judges what is true and what is false. And what he...

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45. Beliefs are constant decisions, not brief moments

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 1870 words 8 mins 18 secs

A very common-place belief is that you choose something at one moment in time, the "change" is implemented at that time, and then you stop making any changes. It then seems that the effects that you choose are on a...

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44. The space-time belief - spacetime does not exist

Friday, Dec 07, 2018 379 words 1 mins 41 secs

"The Atonement was built into the space-time belief in order to set a limit on the need for the belief, and ultimately to make learning complete."

God exists everywhere. God fully exists in all locations simultaneously. All of God is in...

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43. Earth cannot exist without the spacetime belief, which is a false belief

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 242 words 1 mins 4 secs

This world only exists within the space-time belief. Space time IS a belief, and it is a false belief. All beliefs will end. Earth cannot exist without space or time. Spacetime is what holds it apart from itself and animates...

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42. Miracles are spectacles to induce belief? No, it is only a warning not a mandate

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 1206 words 5 mins 21 secs

I keep hearing various people say things like "using miracles as spectacles is wrong" and various other statements which make it sound like we should not be performing miracles.

These are all based in fear!

Jesus's statement (from an earlier version) is:...

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41. Murder, death, suicide, the death wish, and the belief in real sin which must be healed

Sunday, Oct 08, 2017 1105 words 4 mins 54 secs

Murder, death and suicide are not particularly pleasant topics. But they are an important part of the teachings of ACIM.

The ego's thought system of separation claims that you can do something to another without experiencing any effects. This is due...

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40. Belief in separation comes between you and others, it's not a private problem

Friday, Oct 06, 2017 536 words 2 mins 22 secs

The belief in separation, which you are working to undo through forgiveness, does not just heal your own mind.

What is it that you have been separated from? It is yourself, it is God, and it is your brother.

When you undo...

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39. Did you fall for the ego's trap of making you believe in separation?

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 787 words 3 mins 29 secs

There is only one trap. The ego has only one tool. Do you know what it is?

Separation. The ego wants to come between you and God, between you and yourself, between you and others.

It has one devious way of doing...

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38. The body is the idea of sin, the belief in sin made flesh and projected outward

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 561 words 2 mins 29 secs

The body is the idea of sin. It is an extension of the idea of being separate. The body cannot become sinless in and of itself, although it can be used for a holy purpose.

"The body is the ego's idol;...

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37. Trying to be right means you believe you are wrong and are guilty

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 326 words 1 mins 26 secs

Trying to be right is actually an attempt to cover up a belief you have that you are wrong/guilty.

It shouldn't matter in any discussion what other people say or claim or accuse you of. They are only doing that to...

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36. It is a deadly trap to believe that you are unloved because someone else doesn't love you

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 1321 words 5 mins 52 secs

It's a deadly trap to believe that you need to get that person to love you in order to prove you are lovable.

You can feel very sorry for yourself because of how other people seem to mistreat you or how...

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35. The only reason you are afraid is because you believe you are guilty and should be punished

Friday, Sep 01, 2017 415 words 1 mins 50 secs

If you are not guilty, you have nothing to be afraid of, because you do not believe you deserve punishment.

The innocent have no basis on which to be afraid. They know they are innocent. They cannot take any accusations seriously....

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34. You can't believe in one thing in your mind and simultaneously believe something contradictory

Wednesday, Aug 02, 2017 241 words 1 mins 4 secs

You can't believe that other people are guilty or bad or wrong or sinful without believing that it applies to you somehow.

You can't be someone who is separate from the effects of your own attack.

You can't judge someone, believing that...

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33. Why you believe you deserve punishment and are scaring yourself

Saturday, May 13, 2017 761 words 3 mins 22 secs

If you're afraid, it's because you yourself believe that you deserve punishment.

It doesn't even matter if anyone else is going to come along and do something to you, or if events are going to transpire against you, or if something...

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32. What you believe you will receive

Saturday, May 13, 2017 179 words 0 mins 47 secs

Believing is receiving.

Believe in God, you will receive eternal life.

Believe in ego, you will receive suffering and death.

You receive because you believe in it. You believe it is your truth. Your reality. And what you deserve. You receive it because...

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31. You deserve what you believe in

Monday, May 08, 2017 122 words 0 mins 32 secs

Whatever you believe in, that is what you believe you deserve or are worthy of experiencing.

If you believe you sinned, you will believe you deserve an experience of guilt.

If you believe you're guilty, you will believe you deserve an experience...

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30. You are always demonstrating what you believe is true

Monday, May 08, 2017 214 words 0 mins 57 secs

Whatever you believe is true, you are constantly teaching. Teaching is demonstration.

If you believe sickness and sin are real, you will demonstrate them by showing them in your body.

If you do not believe sickness and sin are real, the body...

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