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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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145. The ego is at war with iteslf

Saturday, Mar 05, 2022 1516 words 6 mins 44 secs

That which is real cannot be threatened. Reality is permanent truth. What is real cannot attack or be attacked. It cannot be at war with another because it is everything. And it cannot be at war with itself because...

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144. Seeing beyond people's egos

Friday, Feb 25, 2022 600 words 2 mins 39 secs

"When you CORRECT a brother, you are telling him that he is WRONG. He may be making no sense at the time, and it is certain that if he is speaking from the ego, he WILL be making no...

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143. You won't end when your ego ends

Monday, Jan 17, 2022 703 words 3 mins 7 secs1 comments

Before the ego existed, you had a self, created by God. Just as everyone did. In the separation, you denied your self. The denial of self, was an attempt to destroy your self. But you had to have something...

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142. Fear affirms love, denial affirms truth, ego affirms God

Friday, Aug 27, 2021 911 words 4 mins 2 secs

"denial DEPENDS on the real belief in what is denied for its OWN existence."

To deny something, implies that you actually believe it EXISTS, but that you do not WANT to acknowledge its existence. This isn't the same as the thing...

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141. The temptation to scapegoat everyone

Saturday, Jul 03, 2021 549 words 2 mins 26 secs

If I find anyone to be "wrong" in ANY WAY, for ANY reason, I am scapegoating.

It doesn't even matter what the reasons are. Even if the reasons are valid.

If someone is making a wrong decision... if I identify they are...

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140. The over-inflation of your ego

Thursday, May 13, 2021 772 words 3 mins 25 secs

You are never responsible for the freedom of others. If you make yourself responsible, you will believe they are part of your ego. Extending what you are responsible for, is like saying they are inside of the scope of yourself.


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139. The source of ego thoughts

Monday, May 03, 2021 897 words 3 mins 59 secs

The thoughts that arise in your mind, have a cause. They are produced BY the mind as a result of thinking. They do not show up out of nowhere. Nor are they generated without intention, because "there are no neutral...

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138. The ego and the split mind

Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 2746 words 12 mins 12 secs

Our traditional definitions of what the ego IS, may need a rethink, based on what it ACTUALLY says in the course.

Interestingly, the course tells us that we have a SPLIT mind.... and that this division - which IS THE SEPARATION...

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137. Ego rebounds and not wanting to wake up

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 921 words 4 mins 5 secs

When I write or read ACIM stuff, after a while I'll start to feel upset. I may feel overwhelmed, or agitated, even hurt, and might feel like I want to cry. It's almost like someone just said a whole string...

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136. Unwillingness is the ego's version of free will

Friday, Sep 25, 2020 684 words 3 mins 2 secs

"An unwilling will does not mean anything, because it is a contradiction in terms which actually leaves nothing. You can make yourself powerless only in a way that has NO MEANING AT ALL. When you think you are unwilling to...

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135. The ego is just a concept, it does not really exist anywhere

Friday, Sep 04, 2020 2415 words 10 mins 43 secs

You'll often hear talk of how "my ego this" and how "the ego" that. A lot of clout and blame is pinned on "the ego" now. It's used to describe all kinds of stuff in the world and in life.


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134. You don't have to feel the ego emotions

Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 702 words 3 mins 7 secs

If I am upset, I must be mistaken, and I must have chosen wrongly.

"I must have made a wrong decision because I'm not at peace."

If I am feeling anything other than love, joy, happiness, peace, then I've made a wrong...

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133. Ego emotions are fake human feelings

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 723 words 3 mins 12 secs

There are various feelings you can seem to experience, but they are not real feelings. When you're in the ego, lost and confused, you'll discover a wide variety of different feelings.

Ego emotions include sadness, grief, loss, frustration, anger, excitement, guilt,...

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