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165. Letting go of the bad and the good

Sunday, Sep 03, 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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164. Recognizing the body's nothingness makes it disappear

Saturday, Sep 02, 2023 1299 words 5 mins 46 secs

"God did not make the body, because it is destructible, and therefore not of the Kingdom. The body is the symbol of WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE. It is clearly a separation device, and therefore does not exist."


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163. My body disappeared

Monday, Aug 07, 2023 674 words 2 mins 59 secs2 comments

For a short time yesterday, my body vanished from my conscious awareness. I had my eyes closed at the time and was thinking about some stuff...

I had this sudden vision of a small scene, perhaps a trail or...

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162. The cost of being separate

Saturday, Jul 29, 2023 982 words 4 mins 21 secs

Our egos counsel us to separate ourselves off from others. That means identifying solely with your own body, and not with or beyond the bodies of others. It also means seeing yourself as completely cut off from others. No-one...

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161. The repurposing of the body and the world

Saturday, Jul 22, 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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160. The body is the idea of sin

Thursday, Jul 20, 2023 1111 words 4 mins 56 secs1 comments

You can think of it like this. The body itself is the idea of sin. Without sin, there is no body. It is not possible to remove the sin from the body and keep the body. The body IS...

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159. How can you be a body

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023 711 words 3 mins 9 secs1 comments

"But I am not a body. What am I?" W91

There are bacterias in your gut which process food and produce waste. Some of those bacterias leave the body within the waste. Every time you poop in the toilet...

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158. Human ego body emotions are not real

Friday, Jul 07, 2023 2421 words 10 mins 45 secs1 comments

I recently had to struggle through a period of intense emotional release, coupled with a lot of crying. It was triggered seemingly by father's day, inducing a grieving period and sense of loss, but it seemed to also move...

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157. If you see it, you're projecting your stuff? Not necessarily!

Thursday, May 25, 2023 2349 words 10 mins 26 secs1 comments

Let's clear this up.

For the entire time that you have a physical body with working eyeballs, you will physically see the physical world based on the laws of physics. The body functions biologically based on photons of light...

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156. Holy relationship beyond the body

Monday, Apr 17, 2023 945 words 4 mins 12 secs

You may notice that all the times you refer to someone, you refer to their body almost exclusively. You barely have a notion of the person that doesn't in some way involve their body. You might even be surprised...

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155. The cure for all sickness

Thursday, Apr 13, 2023 1257 words 5 mins 35 secs

"Atonement heals with certainty, and cures all sickness."

"The body can be healed as an effect of true forgiveness. Only that can give remembrance of immortality, which is the gift of holiness and love."

Sounds like we need to...

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154. You are immortal, so stop trying to die!

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2023 2759 words 12 mins 15 secs

"You are not sick, and you cannot die. But you CAN confuse your self with things that do."

"You play the game of death, of being helpless, pitifully tied to dissolution in a world which shows no mercy to...

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153. The mind and the body are opposites

Sunday, Apr 09, 2023 2145 words 9 mins 31 secs

The nature of the mind is completely opposite to the nature of the body.

Mind is inclusive and expansive. It is everywhere and is shared by everyone. Everyone is one in mind. Mind is collective and joined. It reaches...

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152. The suffering of the mortal body

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023 1586 words 7 mins 2 secs1 comments

The body is very much the opposite of your reality as an immortal being. Your real self can never be changed, attacked, hurt or destroyed. But the body is defenseless, exposed and vulnerable, capable of destruction and utterly unsafe...

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151. 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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150. 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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149. 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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148. 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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147. 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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146. 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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