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ACIM Articles about Choice
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...
Sunday, Apr 15, 2018
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,...
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018
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...
Thursday, Mar 22, 2018
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...
Friday, Jul 21, 2017
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...
Friday, May 05, 2017
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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