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296. 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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295. The state of conflict and the end of war

Friday, Mar 17, 2023 1052 words 4 mins 40 secs

In the oneness of God, there is no taking of sides. There is only one side, and everyone's on it. Because there is no split, there is no war.

This state of the "absence of conflict" is a state...

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294. Atonement accepts that it never even happened

Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 1410 words 6 mins 16 secs

"How simple is salvation! All it says is what was never true is not true now, and never will be. The impossible has NOT occurred, and CAN have no effects. And that is all."

I've found personally that I...

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293. 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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292. Forms and bodies do not mean anything

Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 1619 words 7 mins 11 secs1 comments

The form that something takes is NOT its meaning. A form is like an instance, or example of something, or a certain variant of its possible range of states, or a specific configuration amongst many possible configurations. Something can...

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291. The body must be recognized as nothing

Monday, Feb 13, 2023 787 words 3 mins 29 secs

"The body is the symbol of WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE. It is clearly a separation device, and therefore does not exist."

The body is nothing. It's not something. It's not this or that or these states or conditions....

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290. The world is absolutely nothing

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 1934 words 8 mins 35 secs

God and his Kingdom are unlimited. They are EVERYTHING. In the separation from God, we tried to be opposite to God. We made-up a world opposite to everything. The opposite of everything is NOTHING At the same time, we...

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289. The world has no hope to offer you

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 2092 words 9 mins 17 secs

The world in and of itself is completely hopeless. You think it isn't. You think there are ways it can work out. You think there is hope to be had. And most likely you have confused a more positive...

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288. Spiraling full-circle with the course

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 1697 words 7 mins 32 secs

I recently seemed to come full circle with the course. And I mean, right back to the very beginning.

I found myself in states of false perception, looking at the world and its hellish ways. There was "tolerance for...

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287. Uprooting all your values

Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 775 words 3 mins 26 secs

The aspects of the Earth that you don't like, the things you are not fond of, the stuff you say is bad and wrong, the people you think of as guilty and sinful, are these really a part of...

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286. The ego interprets the world as hell

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 1376 words 6 mins 6 secs

We made a meaningless world. Not a world that means bad things or good things, but which means nothing at all. A world devoid of meaning, being the opposite of God which is all meaning.

"the final judgment upon...

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285. A change of heart about ACIM and the world

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 2031 words 9 mins 1 secs

Ok so, before I read ACIM itself, I read Gary Renard's Disappearance of the Universe. It was quite shocking at the time and certainly eye-opening.

The general vibe tended to frame Earth as a trashcan. It was described as...

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284. Forgive the world, huh what now?

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 2275 words 10 mins 6 secs

Do I even know what the heck the world even is and how to look at it and forgive it?

"The world is horribly cruel."

What kind of a statement is this? What's happening in the mind? Is the...

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283. What the hell is hell?

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023 979 words 4 mins 21 secs

The themes in these quotes about hell include that GUILT is hell, and also fear. Also that we made hell, as an opposite to heaven. AND that we then believed that hell WAS heaven, and that heaven was hell....

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282. The journey through false and true perception

Sunday, Jan 15, 2023 2036 words 9 mins 2 secs

Before the separation, there was only the truth of God. God's Kingdom was the only reality. Everything in it was directly known and cognized. There was no interpretation, no judgement, no evaluation, and no decisions about what things mean....

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281. You do not want the world

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023 1579 words 7 mins 1 secs

It is critical to recognize this fundamental truth about the world. It is true of the world, it is true of every part of the world, of every world, every planet, every galaxy, and every part of space and...

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280. The darkness no-one wants to look at - everything in the world is hopeless

Monday, Jan 09, 2023 1969 words 8 mins 45 secs1 comments

Ok so Jesus lets the cat out of the bag in the section titled "The real alternative." Here he speaks of how utterly disappointing and hopeless the world is. He talks of how all the world's roads lead to...

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279. Your mind has the power to change the world

Thursday, Jan 05, 2023 2397 words 10 mins 39 secs2 comments

The world is kind of like a "rendering" of a world, a picture or image. It's not really a place with actual bodies and objects. It's pictures of them. Three-dimensional animated pictures. These images are projected by the mind...

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278. The world cannot change its broken nature

Monday, Jan 02, 2023 1806 words 8 mins 1 secs

The world can't really be held responsible for its nature. It was given its nature by those who made it. It was made for a purpose to serve them. And it functions exactly as they wanted it to.

Its makers...

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277. Feeling peaceful because the world sucks

Sunday, Jan 01, 2023 1365 words 6 mins 3 secs

I feel more relaxed and peaceful, which I think is a result of looking at the world's system of failure, unrelenting attack and constant problems.

There was always an effort to resist the world going wrong, a constant tension...

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