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173. Lessons learned from sickness and death

Friday, Jun 07, 2024 2655 words 11 mins 48 secs

Since my wife "died" in January, my perspective on this world and the body, sickness and death has changed drastically.

My wife (her body) was afflicted with various disabilities and medical conditions for over 12 years. For the past 4...

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172. Souls don't care about keeping bodies from dying

Saturday, Feb 10, 2024 2057 words 9 mins 8 secs

Why do we try to keep bodies from dying? This is a very deep question. ACIM tells us we are immortal beings, incapable of sickness or death. That God has created us to live forever, because nothing real can...

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171. A Course in Miracels shouldn't be that hard to grasp

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2023 2370 words 10 mins 31 secs

For me I want a course that can be learned, is accessible, easy enough to understand, and can be applied without too much hassle. I think A Course in Miracles does this, and that Jesus is an excellent teacher. I...

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170. Why do ACIM teachers keep choosing death?

Sunday, Oct 22, 2023 3110 words 13 mins 49 secs

This will be a touchy and controversial subject. But we need to be more honest about death and what exactly is going on when spiritual people keep getting sick.

When someone's body dies, and when people have believed that the...

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169. The appearance and illusion of physical form

Friday, Oct 13, 2023 1604 words 7 mins 7 secs

An "appearance" is another term for something physical. It's what you see when you take the physical form at face value. You look at what it appears to be on the surface, on the face of it, without any...

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168. Stepping outside the prison of the body

Saturday, Oct 07, 2023 1813 words 8 mins 3 secs

I think that I recently reached a turning point. It's particularly to do with the sense of being a "separate person". This seemed to come into question, particularly in terms of relationships with others, how I see them, who...

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167. Bodies are separation devices

Sunday, Sep 24, 2023 633 words 2 mins 48 secs

Bodies are incredibly separating. They are like anchors, and little prison cells. One body is over here, the other is over there, separated by a gap of space and time. If you are in and as your body, and if...

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166. Seeing people as a body produces specialness and war

Thursday, Sep 21, 2023 2566 words 11 mins 24 secs

Every time I see a body, I am tempted to believe I'm seeing a person. The person seems separate from me, they are not me at all, their body belongs exclusively to them, it's not my body, we are not...

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165. Letting go of the bad and the good

Monday, Sep 04, 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."

In...

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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

Sunday, Jul 23, 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

Friday, Jul 21, 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

Saturday, Jul 08, 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!

Friday, May 26, 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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