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37. Your mind causes the world to change, literally

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023 2178 words 9 mins 40 secs2 comments

Lately I've been noticing that .... my state of mind, has something to do with what happens. I know that sounds a bit far fetched to many people. But we are after all told that this world is a...

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36. Your mind has the power to change the physical dreamworld

Thursday, Jan 05, 2023 2683 words 11 mins 55 secs1 comments

What if our mind has the power to modify the world, given we are the dreamer and it is a dream - our effect? What if by mental intention you can cause events to proceed differently? What if you...

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35. Nightmares vs Happy Dreams

Tuesday, Nov 08, 2022 1237 words 5 mins 29 secs

Nightmares and happy dreams have one thing in common, they are both dreams. It cannot be the fact that it is a dream that determines whether it is happy or not. It also can't really be a matter of...

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34. You are living in a dream world

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022 1940 words 8 mins 37 secs

"You are safe in God, dreaming of exile, but perfectly capable of waking to reality."

"Awareness of dreaming is the real function of God's teachers. They watch the dream figures come and go, shift and change, suffer and die. Yet...

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33. Are you a dream? Or are you the dreamer?

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2021 1379 words 6 mins 7 secs

If you believe you are part of a dream, made of dream stuff, you can be attacked. If you recognize yourself as the dreamer of the dream, outside the dream like the container in which the dream is taking place...

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32. The body and the world are a dream

Sunday, Apr 04, 2021 684 words 3 mins 2 secs

"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, in which it acts as if it were a person, to be seen and be...

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31. 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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30. The body is a dream

Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 1633 words 7 mins 15 secs

In times when I am moving into uncertainty about whether it's true that this world is unreal, I refer back to some key statements in the course which seem very clear to me. One of them is "the body is...

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29. Is the world just a dream?

Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 1049 words 4 mins 39 secs

The idea that the world is just a dream, may sound very simple. But to fully and completely embrace it is a very tall order. If the world is just a dream, it changes your ENTIRE relationship to everything, to...

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28. A lesson in not mistaking the dream for reality

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 865 words 3 mins 50 secs1 comments

I received a large envelope in the mail. It was from a medical group that we depend on currently for a treatment. I wondered what it could be. Or more to the point, I feared what it might be. Was...

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27. Is the dream dreaming you?

Saturday, Mar 07, 2020 1069 words 4 mins 45 secs

Whatever you believe is the cause of you, you believe is your creator. God is the cause of you, being your creator. When you displace causality and project it outside of yourself, onto the dream world that you are causing,...

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26. Awake in the dream vs the end of dreaming

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 438 words 1 mins 56 secs

"Awake in the dream" is where a person has near-total christ vision and is still in a body, still seeing the world through physical senses while simultaneously overlooking it with direct mind-vision. The world appears as a thin veil, it...

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25. What if its a dream?

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 1351 words 6 mins 0 secs

Various things seem to happen in the world. Sometimes seemingly happy things, sometimes tragic. Sometimes things seem to be going well, sometimes they fuck up. There are dramas. There's emotion. People seem to be well, others seem to be dying....

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24. Mind seems to sleep, dream of a world, then wakes up

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 1053 words 4 mins 40 secs

This is a pretty deep and abstract passage from lesson 167, "There is one life and that I share with God." It speaks of how immortal mind is permanently awake, it thinks of being asleep in which it dreams of...

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23. What if there was no big bang? The world is a dream!

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 872 words 3 mins 52 secs

"The world is nothing in itself. Your mind must give it meaning. And what you behold upon it are your wishes, acted out so you can look on them and think them real."

"Perhaps you think you did not make the...

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22. Awake in the dream vs Waking up from dreaming

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 572 words 2 mins 32 secs


There are two states.

1. Waking

2. Sleeping.

"The mind can think it sleeps, but that is all. It cannot change what is its waking state. It cannot make a body, nor abide within a...

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21. You seem to be outside the kingdom, in a dream of exile

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 1484 words 6 mins 35 secs

"T-23.II.19. There is no life outside of Heaven. 2 Where God created life, there life must be. 3 In any state apart from Heaven life is illusion. 4 At best it seems like life; at worst, like death. 5 Yet...

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20. The world is a dream and you made it yourself

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 495 words 2 mins 12 secs

"Dreams show you that you HAVE the power to make a world as you would have it, and that, BECAUSE you want it, you SEE it. And WHILE you see it, you do NOT doubt that it is real. Yet...

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19. The real world is not heaven, it's still a dream

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 1061 words 4 mins 42 secs

Here's some quotes explaining why what ACIM terms as "the real world" IS NOT Heaven - they are two entirely difference "places" or experiences. The real world is firmly rooted in perception, Heaven is beyond perception, beyond Earth, beyond this...

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18. God created many minds - there are many dreamers

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 195 words 0 mins 52 secs

Here are examples of ACIM quotes which specifically speak to God having created many minds. This means, these minds are REAL, are PERMANENT, and are NOT part of the ego dream of separation.

This is part of why "one mind" or...

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