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ACIM Articles about Faith and trust
Thursday, May 04, 2023
6 mins 26 secs
The aim of our purification, of sorting out the true from the false, is to become fully committed only to the truth. This means purifying or filtering out anything which is not of God, and accepting everything that is of...
Sunday, Mar 05, 2023
7 mins 6 secs
Quite a lot of quotes here about LETTING the Holy Spirit do stuff for you and through you…
“I will step back and let Him lead the way.”
“Then let him turn within to his Eternal Guide, and...
Sunday, Nov 29, 2020
6 mins 28 secs
When you are afraid, it is because you do not trust. Or more specifically, you trust the ego and yourself alone, rather than trusting God. You always trust something, whether it be reality or illusions.
When you trust in your own...
Monday, Apr 09, 2018
2 mins 12 secs
You may not realize it but God has totally unlimited power. "With God all things are possible." This doesn't just mean "all ego things are possible" or "all worldly things are possible." It means literally, there is absolutely nothing you...
Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
2 mins 35 secs
Jesus is truth-full. He is honest. He is awake. He is aware of everything. He does not lie. He has no reason to hide anything.
Since Jesus IS the Atonement, in order to "accept" the Atonement we are going to have...
Sunday, Mar 25, 2018
1 mins 35 secs
The ego in each of us acts like a gatekeeper, or controller, who decides what will be accepted or rejected. Everything has to go through it and meet its approval. It acts like "the boss" who has authority and who...
Monday, Mar 05, 2018
7 mins 30 secs
I believe I have received. Thank you God.
2000 years ago Jesus said "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
Gratitude is an attitude of fully appreciating what...
Saturday, Jan 20, 2018
4 mins 27 secs
From lesson 48: "There is nothing to fear."
"The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength. The awareness that there is nothing to fear shows that somewhere in your mind, though not necessarily...
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
1 mins 17 secs
I notice myself wavering back and forth in trust, between believing the ego's temptations that something is going wrong, versus recognizing the truth that nothing can go wrong.
On the one hand, the truth says we are all immortal and invulnerable...
Thursday, Sep 07, 2017
3 mins 44 secs
In many areas of life at the moment, Holy Spirit's guidance to me is to "try".
I have seen in many ways how I stop myself or don't do something, on the basis of the ego's justifications, which basically goes like...
Thursday, Sep 07, 2017
10 mins 14 secs
To the ego, it will not attempt to teach anything that it does not already know. It relies entirely on its own learning or what it already believes is true.
In this sense, everything within the ego thought system has already...
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
8 mins 0 secs
When I recently started to recognize that the whole world is fundamentally unreal, I started to experience "faith" in God. It seemed to require an UNBELIEF that this world is "true", in order to shift my allegiance and dependence over...
Friday, Apr 28, 2017
2 mins 10 secs
Lately Holy Spirit has been starting to push me to do things I don't think I can do by myself, or that I don't believe would be a good decision.
I was not going to eat pizza, claiming that it would...
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
2 mins 4 secs
Faith (trust in God) reaches outside of the illusory world and connects to a Source of miracles you may as yet not see or fully understand. But your willingness and openness to even conceive of it, coupled with even a...
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
1 mins 44 secs
The Course talks about the development of trust. What is that?
Well, at first you trust the ego and its false truth. You don't trust God, and you don't trust the real truth. You have trust, it's just misplaced.
Trust is the...
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
6 mins 44 secs
In A Course in Miracles, forgiveness is a movement away from believing that illusions are true and real, towards recognizing that they are in fact not true or real. This becomes clear when your awareness increases sufficiently to reveal a...
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
0 mins 52 secs
It sounds counter-intuitive, but the more you try to rely on your own separate self, the more afraid you will become.
This means you are trusting the ego, and since the ego is completely unfounded and uncertain, it can only lead...
Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017
8 mins 3 secs
There is a certain leap of faith required in learning to trust and work with Spirit. It's like opening up to trusting that something completely out of sight and out of control is going to be there when you need...
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
3 mins 23 secs
It's not just a matter of me taking back responsibility for everything in life, and then sitting there all by myself.
There is instead a shift away from ego-self and towards being aware of and TRUSTING in God.
It's not just a...
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