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152. The body must be recognized as nothing

Monday, Feb 13, 2023 787 words 3 mins 29 secs

"The body is the symbol of WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE. It is clearly a separation device, and therefore does not exist."

The body is nothing. It's not something. It's not this or that or these states or conditions....

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151. Living in a private world

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 1175 words 5 mins 13 secs

While we have an ego, we are not seeing reality directly. Instead, we lose track of the context or perspective of the whole, and enter into a kind of fictional private world. It becomes a private "version" of a...

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150. How does the body make the world seem real?

Friday, Nov 04, 2022 571 words 2 mins 32 secs

If the body is unreal, and assigning reality to the unreality is something only the MIND does, how does the BODY make the world seem real?

"Only the body makes the world seem real."

Since the body is itself...

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149. Sex is for procreation only

Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 1518 words 6 mins 44 secs3 comments

"The only VALID use of sex is procreation. It is NOT truly pleasurable in itself. "Lead us not into Temptation" means "Do not let us deceive ourselves into believing that we can relate in peace to God or our...

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148. To forgive, you must overlook your brother's body

Friday, Oct 21, 2022 1810 words 8 mins 2 secs

If a person - ie a body - does something wrong, and you focus on their body and what it did, you are being unforgiving. It isn't possible to keep focusing on the body and forgive the person. You can't...

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147. What are you identifying with?

Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022 1657 words 7 mins 21 secs

"The goal of the curriculum, regardless of the teacher you choose, is KNOW THYSELF. There is nothing else to learn. Everyone is looking for himself and the power and glory he thinks he has lost. Whenever you are with...

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146. The body will never forgive anything

Sunday, Oct 02, 2022 1128 words 5 mins 0 secs

Recognize this. The body was made to have permanently false perception. To be permanently unforgiving. It is absolutely incapable of ever forgiving anything. All it can do is sense what it detects seemingly in the world, and report it...

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145. Only the body makes the world seem real

Sunday, Oct 02, 2022 2168 words 9 mins 38 secs

"Only the body makes the world seem real, for being separate it could not remain where separation is impossible.

Forgiveness proves it is impossible because it sees it not."

In the separation from God, we attempted to make a...

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144. Don't ask the body to tell you about the body

Saturday, Aug 06, 2022 941 words 4 mins 10 secs

The body is entirely designed to look upon an illusory world and make it seem real. It is designed to take something unreal and give it seeming reality. To turn fantasy into fact and to experience its own unreality...

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143. Bodies are not equal

Saturday, Aug 06, 2022 1223 words 5 mins 26 secs

"Salvation must reverse the mad belief in separate thoughts and separate bodies which lead separate lives and go their separate ways."

"And if God created bodies, death would indeed be real."

On the one hand, it seems that people...

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142. The body is a prison cell

Thursday, May 19, 2022 891 words 3 mins 57 secs

We can think of the body as a prison cell, and the ego as a prison guard and prisoner.

"The body is the ego's idol; the belief in sin made flesh, and then projected outward. This produces what SEEMS...

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141. The mind and body are incompatible opposites

Thursday, May 12, 2022 1545 words 6 mins 51 secs

To put it simply, the nature of the mind is completely opposite to the nature of the body. Mind is of God, bodies are illusions. Mind functions naturally in a state of sharing, union, extension and oneness, driven by...

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140. The body is a separation device

Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 1745 words 7 mins 45 secs

In God's Kingdom, each individual being is also all of the other beings. There is a shared oneness. Everyone is everyone.

"One brother is all brothers. Every mind contains all minds. Such is the truth." "The Sonship is your soul."

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139. The temptation of a sick body

Thursday, Apr 14, 2022 772 words 3 mins 25 secs

A person's body is held up as a picture. It covers up who they are. It says, "this is true of me." Or "this is what I am."

"You made the body in attempting to deceive yourself."

"What you...

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138. How projecting sin makes your body sick <3

Thursday, Mar 24, 2022 3864 words 17 mins 10 secs

There is a lot of resistance to this very radical part of ACIM, so let's look at it even more closely.

When you project sin onto others, you are accusing them of your own sins. You do this to...

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137. Using the body for communication

Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 850 words 3 mins 46 secs

The body is supposed to be used as a communication device. This is much misundestood. What it means is that the body is to be used in a way that reflects our function of extension in heaven. We (mind/soul)...

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136. Body comparisons - you are not a body

Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 2473 words 10 mins 59 secs

"I am not a body I am free, for I am still as God created me."

All bodies are different. Even the bodies of identical twins. No two are alike. No two share the same molecules. They can be...

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135. Bodies are not really people

Monday, Jan 10, 2022 742 words 3 mins 17 secs

What if you lived in a world, where everyone was permanently dressed in costume. So much so that you had never actually looked at a person, but had only ever seen their disguise. You hadn't EVER seen a real...

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134. The illusion of living and dead bodies

Monday, Jan 03, 2022 1548 words 6 mins 52 secs

I used to have the view, like most people, that the death of the body means death, and when the body is moving around, it means life. That death is something we all want to avoid, and we want...

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133. The body is a decoy for the mind that makes it

Saturday, Jan 01, 2022 1037 words 4 mins 36 secs

Suffering is really in the mind. It is not really in the physical universe, in the world, or in the body. What is physical does not really suffer. The experience of suffering is psychological only.

The world and the...

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