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83. You have and are nothing other than what God gave you

Monday, Dec 19, 2022 1316 words 5 mins 50 secs

The true nature of your Holy Self is that you are a CHANNEL FOR GOD. You are a medium. You are not an island, you are not the source of anything, and you do not have anything other than...

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82. Unworthiness is a breakdown in cause and effect

Saturday, May 28, 2022 1079 words 4 mins 47 secs

If you are feeling unworthy or unwanted, know this.

In spacetime, cause and effect seem to occur whereby you cause something temporarily, it produces something temporary, and then the cause is withdrawn. As if it has deposited a creation...

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81. The world can be forgiven if it is not a cause

Thursday, Dec 30, 2021 1341 words 5 mins 57 secs

In the separation, we entered a state of mind opposite to God. THEN we projected this state of mind outward, trying to hide from it. This produced the world of spacetime.

"That was the first projection of error outward....

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80. Everything is deliberate

Friday, Aug 27, 2021 520 words 2 mins 18 secs

This is the law of cause and effect. Where there is cause there must be effects. Where there are effects there must be a cause. There cannot be effects without an ONGOING cause. As soon as cause is taken away,...

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79. The root cause of all suffering

Sunday, Jul 04, 2021 1599 words 7 mins 6 secs

Upon entering the separation, we immediately entered into states of suffering. This happened because we rejected our wholeness. By choosing to believe we could be separate from God, in the fall of man, we were choosing not to be the...

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78. The cause of fear

Friday, Jun 11, 2021 1111 words 4 mins 56 secs

Reality, truth, power, will and causation always go together. Wherever you assign reality, you are also assigning all the other complementary properties.

God in his grace, is real and true and has unlimited will and power and causation. If God, as...

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77. Why anger is never justified

Saturday, May 22, 2021 730 words 3 mins 14 secs

You are the cause of everything you experience. You cannot be victmized against your will. This is the secret of salvation. "You are doing it to yourself." You are responsible for choice because you have free will.

When you DISOWN this...

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76. You are not at the effect of the dream world

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 1234 words 5 mins 29 secs

"The body is a dream". "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"

The dream is coming from the mind of a dreamer. The...

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75. I am not at the effect of the world

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021 2254 words 10 mins 1 secs

In the separation, we tried to invent a world which was completely opposite to God's Kingdom. This resulted in false perception, and also the reversal of cause and effect.

The son, who is an effect of God, who is our cause,...

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74. One problem one solution

Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 1085 words 4 mins 49 secs

When we typically experience the world from an ego viewpoint, we might encounter lessons and people and problems. And then we attempt to forgive these things. And we think we are then done with forgiveness. And then another one comes...

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73. Everything is deliberate and intentional

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 904 words 4 mins 1 secs

Nothing happens without someone's mind deliberately willing it to happen. There are no exceptions to this. Separation did not happen without someone choosing it. Atonement does not happen without someone choosing it. Sickness does not happen without someone choosing it....

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72. God caused you and still loves you

Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 1143 words 5 mins 4 secs

""I am forever an Effect of God."

"Father, I was created in Your Mind, a holy Thought that never left its home. I am forever Your Effect, and You forever and forever are my Cause. As You created me I have...

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71. Who is causing what to whom?

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 1312 words 5 mins 49 secs

The whole problem with false perception is really just one of confusion about "what is the cause." Or more to the point, who is causing it. We could rephrase that as "I don't know what God (cause) is."

In the separation...

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70. The effects of sin must be undone!

Saturday, Apr 04, 2020 529 words 2 mins 21 secs

If the EFFECTS of sin remain and are not healed or undone, there remains PROOF that SIN HAPPENED. This is not good enough. Jesus states clearly that these effects continue to condemn your brother. PHYSICAL SIN has to be undone...

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69. Undoing effects by removing the cause

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020 2976 words 13 mins 13 secs

Cause produces effects. This is God's permanent law, without exception. It applies everywhere always. There is a secret to performing miracles based on this, resulting in the undoing of effects. This is directly tied into the Atonement and The Miracle.


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68. You need to fix others because you are broken

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 2866 words 12 mins 44 secs


This has been a major eye opener for me.

If you have a belief in your mind that you have sinned, then you'll believe that you are responsible for some kind of attack....

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67. How your mind causes all body sickness

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 2875 words 12 mins 46 secs

Let's talk about sickness purely as a matter of cause and effect. Your mind is causal, and when sane has no confusion about this fact. It does not mistake its own effects for causes, and especially does not believe its...

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66. Miracles cause someone else to become healed

Friday, Aug 02, 2019 1228 words 5 mins 27 secs

There is a theme in the miracle principles. Many of them speak of the fact that you as a miracle worker are in a position of greater supply than others. You are DIFFERENT to them. They are lacking something you...

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65. What are you causing? Everything is chosen

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 819 words 3 mins 38 secs

Given everything is driven by free-willed cause and effect, nothing is accidental. There are no mistakes. There is nothing happening randomly or by chance. Nothing happens at all without someone choosing it and willing it. There must be a CAUSE,...

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64. The causes of bodily (physical) sickness

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 1149 words 5 mins 6 secs

A selection of quites about the causes of physical sickness, from A Course in Miracles.


"Sickness is anger taken out upon the body, so that it will suffer pain."

"The central lesson is always this; that what...

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