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26. You always get what you want

Friday, Feb 25, 2022 1087 words 4 mins 49 secs

If it's true that you choose everything that happens, making it possible to find salvation by choosing eternal life and denying death, then everything you choose you must WANT.

Wanting, desiring, allowing, accepting, believing in, is all an act of...

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25. Stop controlling other people's choices

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 3642 words 16 mins 11 secs

God has given you free will. Anything you choose is yours to choose. No-one else has any say in what your choices are. No-one has any right to decide for you what your choices are, to make commentary about...

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24. 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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23. The perfect choice

Thursday, Sep 03, 2020 736 words 3 mins 16 secs

"Real choice is no illusion. But the world has none to offer."

Whenever you are presented with a choice in this world, you'll find it always entails an impossible situation. It's not "you" that is making choices difficult, it is the...

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22. The power of choice leads to salvation

Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 1269 words 5 mins 38 secs

In ACIM, there is a central pillar which was not clear to me before. It is an unexpected strategy for acheiving salvation, which is pointed to and reinforced over and over again. And in effect is the ONLY way.

We may...

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21. The power of your free-will choice

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 931 words 4 mins 8 secs

Jesus merely asks us to choose again. To keep choosing again until we make the correct choice.

"I must have made a wrong decision because I am not at peace. I made the decision myself but I can choose otherwise."

He tells...

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20. How is death a choice?

Saturday, Feb 01, 2020 1596 words 7 mins 5 secs

You are not of this world. This world isn't the only world.

You are of another world, the Kingdom of God, in which you have immortality - eternal life as given by God Himself.

This world is an illusory world. It's kind...

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19. If you’re unhappy and you know it, choose again

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 797 words 3 mins 32 secs

You always perceive in people what you CHOOSE to see in them.

If you CHOOSE to be upset and angry, it CHANGES how people look. It makes them SEEM like they are attacking you. And because of this change in YOUR...

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18. 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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17. Death is the opposite of life, choose again

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 960 words 4 mins 16 secs

"Death is the symbol of the fear of God. His Love is blotted out in the idea, which holds it from awareness like a shield held up to obscure the sun."

"It holds an image of the Son of God in...

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16. We're all making shit up, all the time

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 750 words 3 mins 20 secs

"All your time is spent in dreaming."

Do you ever get the feeling everyone is just making stuff up as they go along? Or do you experience yourself doing this?

From time to time I *think* that I know what I want...

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15. Denial or acceptance - its your only choice

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 3856 words 17 mins 8 secs

In terms of the truth, these are our only two options: either accept it as it is, or deny it. Denying it is an attempt to reject what the truth is, and to replace it with something else.

Jesus says denial...

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14. Sick bodies are accusers - do not choose death

Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 3516 words 15 mins 37 secs

A radical teaching in the Course which not many are willing to accept, is that the condition of your body is still subject to the Golden Rule. That means that what applies to you applies to others equally. So when...

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13. Nothing happens without your own consent - you have the POWER TO CHOOSE EVERYTHING

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1493 words 6 mins 38 secs

"The mind is a very powerful creator, and it never loses its creative force. It never sleeps. Every instant it is creating, and ALWAYS as you will."

This means that your mind is CONSTANTLY CAUSING STUFF TO HAPPEN, AT ALL TIMES,...

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12. The power of decision - you choose everything!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1825 words 8 mins 6 secs

I am gradually learning that there is POWER in making decisions. And I don't just mean some kind of self-help "make more decisions to be productive" kind of thing. I mean, literally it has a supernatural kind of power to...

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11. Perfect free will and responsibility for choice

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 670 words 2 mins 58 secs

This segment spells it out plain and clear. YOU are 100% responsible for EVERYTHING you experience, you CHOOSE everything that happens, and nothing happens to you against your free will.

"This is the only thing that you need do for vision,...

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10. The moment when you choose God over the ego

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 915 words 4 mins 3 secs

The only real choice you have, the only moment at which you are actually choosing between ego and God, is when you decide whether or not to accept the Atonement.

Here are your only choices:

A) I really did sin, and therefore...

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9. Death is an optional choice - death is failure to live

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 911 words 4 mins 2 secs

"No one can suffer loss unless it be his own decision. No one suffers pain except his choice elects this state for him. No one can grieve nor fear nor think him sick unless these are the outcomes that he...

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8. The ego cannot stop you from waking up - you are free to choose

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 648 words 2 mins 52 secs

It is just a device with a single, fixed function. It does what it was designed to do, like a machine. It can't be upgraded or changed or transformed into something more spiritual.

Like an old car, the fact is, at...

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7. All is a choice

Friday, May 05, 2017 540 words 2 mins 24 secs

This was something that our spiritual guides often told us years ago, and at the time it seemed to have some meaning. But I didn't realize just how far reaching it is.

You get to choose... everything. Total responsibility.

Part of our...

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