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61. Making dangers real requires forgiveness

Sunday, Nov 26, 2023 797 words 3 mins 32 secs

Have you done this? I know I have done it many times: "Who but yourself evaluates a threat, decides escape is necessary, and sets up a series of defenses to reduce the threat that has been judged as real?"


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60. The world doesn't affect you

Friday, Jun 16, 2023 1608 words 7 mins 8 secs

I've been getting hints for a while, that there is a disconnect between inner and outer states, or between how I experience the world and what the world does. That it's possible to remain in a state of happiness...

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59. Fear is when you disown your own power

Thursday, Aug 18, 2022 2429 words 10 mins 47 secs

So long as you remain in a position of causation, you are all-powerful. And that means the truth comes out of you, it is given and shared, and reinforces itself. You see it in everything you project it onto,...

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58. The projection of fear as attack

Thursday, May 12, 2022 885 words 3 mins 55 secs

If there is fear in you, and if you are projecting it outward, you will project it onto specific things. This is because fear is divisive and not whole, so it attaches to PARTS OF the environment. And in...

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57. The truth about fear

Monday, Apr 25, 2022 715 words 3 mins 10 secs

The way Jesus describes the separation from God, there's a huge laundry list of aspects to this "state" that we've entered. The whole entire ego thought system and all its contents, has been given many labels by Jesus. Labels which...

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56. The truth about sickness, fear and victimhood

Thursday, Mar 24, 2022 1024 words 4 mins 33 secs

In ACIM Jesus sometimes says some things which would be .... possibly offensive... to many people. These truth bombs don't go so far as to point fingers or to try to make people guilty, but it's quite likely that...

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55. 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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54. The cause of fear

Friday, Jun 11, 2021 1111 words 4 mins 56 secs

Reality, truth, power, will and causation always go together. Wherever you assign reality, you are also assigning all the other complementary properties.

God in his grace, is real and true and has unlimited will and power and causation. If God, as...

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53. Inadequate bodies induce shame and fear

Sunday, May 23, 2021 668 words 2 mins 58 secs

"Perhaps there is a fear of failure and shame associated with a sense of inadequacy."

"As long as you perceive the body as your reality, so long will you perceive yourself as lonely and deprived. And so long will you also...

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52. The fear of death

Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 866 words 3 mins 50 secs

If you were not afraid of death, you would remember God. The fear is death is a reaction to the belief in death. And the belief in death is an attempt to give reality, truth, life, will, power and mind,...

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51. Trust vs Fear

Sunday, Nov 29, 2020 1457 words 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...

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50. The self-justifying lie of fear about God

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 1132 words 5 mins 1 secs

"Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists."

When you are in your true self, there is no fear.

When you deny your true self, you enter into a state of fear.

In the state of fear, it seems there are "things to...

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49. The two emotions - fear and love

Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 1706 words 7 mins 34 secs

There are really only two modes of functioning of which you are capable. It really does boil down to a simple "this or that" decision. Either you are in love, or you are in fear. Love has only one nature,...

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48. The fear of permadeath

Saturday, Mar 07, 2020 590 words 2 mins 37 secs

It's not just death that we fear, it's permanent death. We tried to give all illusions a sense of eternity, constancy, permanence and irreversibility. We aren't just afraid of dying, or that someone will die. We're afraid it will be...

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47. There is no sin, guilt, fear, sickness or death

Monday, Feb 24, 2020 258 words 1 mins 8 secs

"There is no sin. Creation is unchanged."

"There IS no guilt in you, for God is blessed in His Son, as the Son is blessed in Him."

"There is no fear in perfect love."

"In the real world, there is no sickness, for...

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46. Fear is the opposite of love - all fear must go

Monday, Feb 17, 2020 671 words 2 mins 58 secs

Jesus redefines the meaning of fear. It is not some mere feeling that you have. In fact, He teaches that fear is the opposite of love. Love is essentially equated with the entire Kingdom of God and the nature of...

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45. The fearful compulsion to save

Sunday, Jan 05, 2020 966 words 4 mins 17 secs

When a situation presents itself, on a physical level, with signs and symptoms and effects that you can see and touch, it seems to be real to you. If you do not overlook it, they form evidence and proof that...

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44. Fear of nothing

Monday, Oct 07, 2019 494 words 2 mins 11 secs

Fear is always a fear of something that does not exist, is not happening, has not happened, and you cannot overcome. You can do nothing about the things you are afraid of, because they do not exist. You can't change...

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43. Most of the time, anger is actually an expression of fear

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 572 words 2 mins 32 secs

If when you feel angry you can actually acknowledge that you really feel afraid, the anger will often deflate in a matter of seconds, if not instantly.

Energetically speaking, the fear energy turns into anger when it intensifies and projects, or...

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42. Overcoming fearful attack thoughts

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 893 words 3 mins 58 secs

Yesterday was quite a breakthrough. After making a video about immortality and writing a long post about how fear is self attack, Holy Spirit invited me to "practice" the ideas during a visit to a doctor. Usually at these visits...

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