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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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132. The body senses an unreal world

Sunday, Dec 05, 2021 2953 words 13 mins 7 secs

The body does not really do a whole lot. It is an instrument. It cannot really live without you as a host. It doesn't really have a mind of its own, or a will, or power, or causality. It...

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131. Inadequate bodies induce shame and fear

Sunday, May 23, 2021 668 words 2 mins 58 secs

"Perhaps there is a fear of failure and shame associated with a sense of inadequacy."

"As long as you perceive the body as your reality, so long will you perceive yourself as lonely and deprived. And so long will you also...

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130. The body and the world are a dream

Sunday, Apr 04, 2021 684 words 3 mins 2 secs

"The body is the central figure in the dreaming of the world. There IS no dream without it, nor does it exist without the dream, in which it acts as if it were a person, to be seen and be...

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129. The body is a dream

Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 1633 words 7 mins 15 secs

In times when I am moving into uncertainty about whether it's true that this world is unreal, I refer back to some key statements in the course which seem very clear to me. One of them is "the body is...

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128. God and Christ cannot enter a body

Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 910 words 4 mins 2 secs

The body is a separation device. It was made to section off and fence in a SMALL PORTION of mind, which seems then to find itself housed "inside" the body, while the larger portion of mind appears to be "separated...

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127. People are not bodies

Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 689 words 3 mins 3 secs

"The body is not the means by which the real world can be seen."

What that implies is... you have NEVER seen another REAL person with your body’s eyes.

You have to learn then to recognize that a body IS NOT a...

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126. Holy Spirit moves my body

Monday, Nov 09, 2020 838 words 3 mins 43 secs

Ok so.... weird as this will sound... when Holy Spirit does healing with me, it usually entails significant shaking of the body and also movement of body parts. Usually it entails the movement of my head into some kind of...

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125. To forgive the body is to overlook it, which heals it

Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 1724 words 7 mins 39 secs

"To forgive is to OVERLOOK."

Your mind in its natural healthy state, extends outwards and joins with other minds, connecting to them intimately. Your mind extends past your body, past the body of others, and joins with the holiness in them....

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