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ACIM Articles about Choice
Monday, Mar 27, 2023
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...
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023
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...
Tuesday, Mar 07, 2023
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...
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023
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...
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022
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...
Friday, Feb 25, 2022
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...
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
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...
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020
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....
Thursday, Sep 03, 2020
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...
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020
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.
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020
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."
Saturday, Feb 01, 2020
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...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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...
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
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,...
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019
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...
Monday, Aug 27, 2018
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...
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018
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...
Sunday, Jun 10, 2018
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...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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,...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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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