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89. The inability to control the world

Monday, Nov 20, 2023 856 words 3 mins 48 secs

The world we made - Earth etc - seems like a world we cannot control. When you look at it, almost no-one has any ability to DIRECTLY move objects with their mind. To change one thing into another. The...

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88. Does God create machine guns in heaven?

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023 1193 words 5 mins 18 secs

There is a fairly simple question that can be asked to determine if planet Earth is real, exists, or is God's creation.

There are machine guns in this world. Machine guns full of bullets. The bullets are projectiles which...

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87. The opposite of the golden rule

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023 716 words 3 mins 10 secs

"Projection still has this "hurling" connotation, because it involves hurling something you DO NOT want, and regard as dangerous and frightening, to someone else. This is the opposite of the Golden Rule, and having placed this rule upside down, the...

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86. You are included in everything all at once

Wednesday, Aug 09, 2023 679 words 3 mins 1 secs

Imagine that you live in a reality where you are always included in everything. Anything that happens, happens to others, and it happens to you. Anything that you give, you give to others, but you also receive. Anything that...

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85. You are the ruler of the universe

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023 1153 words 5 mins 7 secs

I think perhaps we under appreciate what being "ruler of the universe" really entails. It seems fanciful and lofty and like some kind of fake superhero idea.

"My self is ruler of the Universe." - "It is impossible that...

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84. Peace is a natural part of your true self

Sunday, Jun 18, 2023 920 words 4 mins 5 secs1 comments

"Peace is an attribute in YOU. You cannot find it outside. All mental illness is some form of EXTERNAL searching. Mental health is INNER peace. It enables you to remain unshaken by lack of love from without, and capable,...

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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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