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165. The truth seems like insanity

Monday, Jan 30, 2023 531 words 2 mins 21 secs

The ego is a state of insanity, in which what is true and false are completely confused with each other. In ego we have conditional love. We believe that some things are just downright evil, guilty, bad and wrong....

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164. 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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163. Living in a private world

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 1175 words 5 mins 13 secs

While we have an ego, we are not seeing reality directly. Instead, we lose track of the context or perspective of the whole, and enter into a kind of fictional private world. It becomes a private "version" of a...

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162. You've made an ego for other people as well!

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 1197 words 5 mins 19 secs

"Each man makes one ego for himself, although it is subject to enormous variation because of its instability, ***and one for everyone he perceives***, which is equally variable." UrT4C2

Did you know you've made an ego for other people, just...

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161. Do you know who you really are?

Thursday, Jan 19, 2023 1761 words 7 mins 49 secs2 comments

"The goal of the curriculum, regardless of the teacher you choose, is KNOW THYSELF. ***There is nothing else to learn.*** Everyone is looking for himself and the power and glory he thinks he has lost."

"I do not know...

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160. Identifying with spirit

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2023 1369 words 6 mins 5 secs

What you believe is true, you will believe is true of you, and therefore defines what you are. You become one with whatever you believe is true. If you believe and trust God's truth, you will identify with your...

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159. 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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158. Undo your guilt to undo the ego

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022 776 words 3 mins 26 secs

You are either innocent or guilty. These are the only options. If sin is real, you are guilty, and guilt is real. If sin is not real, you are innocent, and guilt is not real. You can also say...

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157. The ego and the world are not really guilty

Tuesday, Nov 08, 2022 797 words 3 mins 32 secs

We think of the world as the opposite to heaven, made to be its opposite as an attack on God. But something else also happened in the separation. We switched around what is true and what is false. By...

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156. The ego tries to violate the golden rule

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 1680 words 7 mins 28 secs

The golden rule is the nature and law of God. In God, everything is equal and shared. What applies to one brother applies to all brothers. What is true of me is true of you. But even moreso, because...

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155. All the ego ever does is separate

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 556 words 2 mins 28 secs

"Projection will ALWAYS hurt you. It reinforces your belief in your own split mind, and its ONLY purpose is to KEEP THE SEPARATION GOING. It is solely a device of the ego to make you feel DIFFERENT from your...

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154. The ego sabotages your happiness

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 694 words 3 mins 5 secs

It's useful sometimes to ask yourself, what is the PURPOSE of this thought I'm having? You might find out that quite often, many of the thoughts that come to mind seem to be put there by the ego, as...

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153. Awakening from being an ego

Thursday, Oct 06, 2022 3398 words 15 mins 6 secs

One thing has been a constant throughout your whole life. You have always been you alone. You have always been a separate person, autonomous within the confines of a body, and not once has there been anyone in there...

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152. Invulnerability to death

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 1068 words 4 mins 44 secs

Being vulnerable in itself isn't a bad thing. To be vulnerable is to be exposed and open to something. Able to be affected by it. If you expose yourself to God openly you would resurrect into eternal life and...

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151. The ego is not a self - you have a real self in God

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022 1269 words 5 mins 38 secs

While it may seem like the ego is the idea of an individual self, some kind of artificial self, this isn't really an accurate way to frame it. The ego is actually the idea of NOT having a self.


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150. 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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149. The selfishness of the ego

Saturday, May 14, 2022 2218 words 9 mins 51 secs

Your true self in God is a beautiful soul, who is whole and holy. Your wholeness is shared with the wholeness of all other souls, forming the sonship, and sharing everything with God. The rejection of sharing began the...

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148. The ego believes it has triumphed over God as his enemy and opposite

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 1282 words 5 mins 41 secs

"To the ego, THE EGO IS GOD."

"The ego's goal is quite explicitly EGO AUTONOMY. From the beginning, then, its PURPOSE is to be separate, sufficient unto itself, and independent of any power EXCEPT ITS OWN. This is WHY...

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147. The ego's attack on God

Monday, May 02, 2022 1211 words 5 mins 22 secs

"Listening to the ego's voice MEANS that you believe it is possible to attack God. You believe that a part of Him has been torn away by YOU."

"We have repeatedly emphasized that the ego DOES believe it...

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146. 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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