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263. The translation of the meaning of the world

Friday, Sep 23, 2022 1614 words 7 mins 10 secs

Jesus speaks in ACIM about translating hell into heaven, converting somehow the Earth into heaven's reflection. ie that the Earth is neutral/devoid of meaning and we project meaning onto it. Or to put it another way, we decided that...

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262. The world is a lie. Do you believe what it claims to be true?

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 2584 words 11 mins 29 secs

God and his Kingdom of Heaven are the truth. God's laws are the only laws. Anything which is true is true of God and his creation. There is no other truth because God's truth is absolute and all-encompassing.

In the...

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261. The world is meaningless and nothing in itself

Sunday, Aug 07, 2022 2180 words 9 mins 41 secs1 comments

"Heaven remains your one alternative to this strange world you made" .... "earth the other's sorry outcome which is Heaven's opposite in every way".

We made this world, the physical world, complete with stars and galaxies and planets and bodies,...

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260. There is no world folks

Monday, Jul 25, 2022 670 words 2 mins 58 secs

All our lives we've given the world meaning.

"I've given the world all the meaning that it has for me."

The world in and of ITSELF has NO meaning whatseover.

"The world is meaningless in itself."

"Because it is...

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259. Your brothers and the world are not causing you

Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 1243 words 5 mins 31 secs1 comments

It's very simple. God is the ONLY cause of you. God is the ONLY cause of anyone. Everyone who exists is solely caused by God and NOTHING else. Whatever God wills that we all be, we are that, and even...

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258. Change your mind about the world

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 1141 words 5 mins 4 secs1 comments

The simple change that must occur in order to wake up to reality, is a change in premise. If the premise is that this world (earth etc) is real, then everything that happens in the world is real, and...

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257. The world was designed to die

Monday, Jul 18, 2022 949 words 4 mins 13 secs

The passages below are pretty intense (each is from different parts of the course). They're basically saying that EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD IS DESTINED TO DIE. And that isn't an easy thing to comprehend yet alone accept. And if...

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256. Everything in the world is trying to tempt you

Thursday, May 26, 2022 1213 words 5 mins 23 secs

Take a look at this one statement.

"Nothing the body's eyes seem to see can be anything but a form of temptation, since this was the purpose of the body itself."

"You made the body in attempting to deceive...

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255. The temptation of the world

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 1352 words 6 mins 0 secs

"Nothing the body's eyes seem to see can be anything but a form of temptation, since this was the purpose of the body itself."

What are you being tempted to do? You're being tempted to identify yourself with the...

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254. The ego wants to be king of the world

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 570 words 2 mins 31 secs

"The simple and the obvious are NOT apparent to those who would make palaces and royal robes of nothing, believing they are kings with golden crowns BECAUSE of them."

Last night what came to awareness is the nature of the...

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253. The whole world is mad

Friday, May 13, 2022 786 words 3 mins 29 secs

Lately for me what has become starkly evident and true of everyone, is the rather dark and twisted truth that everyone is self-destructive. Everyone is trying to die. Everyone is condemning themselves for a sin that never really happened,...

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252. Earth is a mirror reflecting heaven or hell

Thursday, Apr 21, 2022 931 words 4 mins 8 secs

"That was the first projection of error outward. The world (Earth) arose to hide it, and became the screen (mirror) on which it was projected (a second projection ONTO the mirror which produces perception - what is reflected back...

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251. An evil world of temptation and hell

Thursday, Apr 14, 2022 1662 words 7 mins 23 secs

The physical world was made as a projection of a false idea. Everything in it is false, untrue and unreal. It therefore depicts a lie, a deception, an illusion, and an attempt to ASSERT that something false is true. That...

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250. Earth is a mirror that reflects your wishes

Thursday, Apr 07, 2022 547 words 2 mins 25 secs

I found this to be quite eye-opening. Recognizing first that the world IS a meaningless world. But that meaninglessness should not have any connotations of negative, depressing, sad, lost, etc. It actually has NO meaning of any kind, good or...

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249. The mark of death is upon the world

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2022 2687 words 11 mins 56 secs

"You do not really want the world you see, for it has disappointed you since time began. The homes you built have never sheltered you. The roads you made have led you nowhere, and no city that you built has...

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248. 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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247. The ego disease - a world of mentally ill people

Monday, Mar 28, 2022 2745 words 12 mins 12 secs

"Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea, at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh. In his forgetting did the thought become a serious idea, and possible of both accomplishment and real...

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246. I misunderstood the world, right from the start

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022 692 words 3 mins 4 secs1 comments

I think I made a major mistake when starting out with the course. It was fuelled by a rather "negative" view of the world, which was part mine, and part that of certain teachers I listened to. In that...

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245. This meaningless world is a mirror for God's reflection

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022 1384 words 6 mins 9 secs1 comments

It's important for us to be willing to look at the world and recognize that it HAS NO MEANING. The world ITSELF is utterly meaningless. It was made as a projected idea of the opposite of God. God is...

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244. Changing how I see the world

Thursday, Mar 17, 2022 3091 words 13 mins 44 secs

I've been wrong about the world. Again.

My view of what the world IS has changed a lot recently. I see now that ACIM is telling me the world itself was projected out as "nothing", or an empty screen,...

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