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32. Total commitment to the truth

Thursday, May 04, 2023 1449 words 6 mins 26 secs1 comments

The aim of our purification, of sorting out the true from the false, is to become fully committed only to the truth. This means purifying or filtering out anything which is not of God, and accepting everything that is of...

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31. Can you change or be changed if you are immortal?

Monday, Mar 27, 2023 1440 words 6 mins 24 secs1 comments

"This in no way contradicts the changelessness of mind as GOD created it. But YOU think that you HAVE changed it, as long as you learn through the ego. This DOES place you in a position of needing to...

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30. The alternative to death

Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 2983 words 13 mins 15 secs

In this world, death is inevitable. This is a scientific and metaphysical fact. Entropy guarantees the end of the universe. It's all going to die.

"Without the idea of death there is no world."

Meanwhile, since it seems that...

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29. The many things in the world are not different

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2023 2047 words 9 mins 5 secs

One of the major teachings of A Course in Miracles, also present in Buddhism and Hinduism and many other belief systems, even present in the very first lessons of the Workbook, is that the physical world is a world...

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28. You're making it all up as you go along

Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 1783 words 7 mins 55 secs

Over time with ACIM you may come to realize that you're making everything up as you go along. What things mean when stuff happens isn't actually a part of what happens. There is a judgement happening which comes in between...

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27. You do not want to give up the world... yet

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022 1058 words 4 mins 42 secs

Here's the common fact for most of us right now. We VALUE something about this world and do not want to leave it. That's why we're here. That's why we SEE it.

We have a long list of reasons...

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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."


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