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18. Forms and bodies do not mean anything

Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 1619 words 7 mins 11 secs1 comments

The form that something takes is NOT its meaning. A form is like an instance, or example of something, or a certain variant of its possible range of states, or a specific configuration amongst many possible configurations. Something can...

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17. Nothing so blinding as perception of form

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022 1851 words 8 mins 13 secs

Real vision means unlimited seeing. The ability to see anywhere at anytime, without limits. That means being able to see across the universe even, ignoring the laws of physics.

"Perception can reach EVERYWHERE under His guidance, for the vision...

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16. The illusion of meaning in form

Saturday, Apr 09, 2022 502 words 2 mins 13 secs

"See how the body's eyes rest on externals, and CANNOT go beyond. Watch how they STOP at nothingness, unable to go BEYOND the form to meaning."

Physical sight is blinded by perception of form. It looks only at the...

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15. Overcoming the physical life

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2022 1660 words 7 mins 22 secs

I've recently been diving into doing more physical things than usual. Clearing out old junk. Reorganizing rooms. Throwing out old furniture. Buying and assembling and installing new furniture. Changing layouts. Cleaning. Just lots of physical stuff.

And while I...

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14. The world is utterly obsessed with forms

Tuesday, Jan 04, 2022 1598 words 7 mins 6 secs

The sheer extent of being deceived by FORM, is easy to recognize in this world. The sheer degree by which we have fallen for the belief that DIFFERENT FORMS are in fact different things.

We've given them different values, different...

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13. Deceived by an illusory world of form

Tuesday, Jan 04, 2022 2896 words 12 mins 52 secs

In the separation from God, we introduced an idea of "separateness" into wholeness. We believed it was possible for there to be a lack of wholeness. This produced the idea of "over here" and "over there", each distinct and...

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12. The body's eyes see only form. They cannot see beyond what they were made to see

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 849 words 3 mins 46 secs

"THE BODY'S EYES SEE ONLY FORM. 4 THEY CANNOT SEE BEYOND WHAT THEY WERE MADE TO SEE. 5 And they were MADE TO LOOK ON ERROR AND NOT SEE PAST IT. 6 Theirs is indeed a strange perception, for they...

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11. Let's talk about life forms (forms of error)

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 733 words 3 mins 15 secs

This includes the kittens and puppies and adorable farm animals and all the wild creatures of the earth, including the human bodies and aliens.

I would like to know if you find it difficult to let go of the idea that...

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10. Nothing so blinding as sight of form

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 834 words 3 mins 42 secs

I looked upon a woman who seemed to be sick. She seemed to have problems. In my mind I observed her problems and regarded them as "being there". I thought that she was her sick body. I started to imagine...

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9. Miracles are able to change physical forms

Monday, Mar 19, 2018 522 words 2 mins 19 secs


"T-22.III.7. Only mistakes have different forms, and so they can deceive. 2 You can change form because it is not true. 3 It could not be reality because it can be changed."

"Your experience of...

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8. The blinding illusion of form - the world is an illusion, there is no world

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 3536 words 15 mins 42 secs

I want to make an important point which I think many people overlook with what the Course is teaching.

There is something that you may not have realized about this world. It is not what you think it is.

Physical matter ITSELF,...

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7. The content of A Course in Miracles is not the same as its form, it is holographic

Tuesday, Dec 05, 2017 2381 words 10 mins 34 secs



A Course in Miracles is a metaphysical course. It is also holographic.

If you were to "get" a single sentence Jesus has...

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6. Beware of the form of the course, recognize the deeper meaning

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 751 words 3 mins 20 secs

A Course in Miracles, the book, unfortunately does not contain everything there could ever be said on every subject.

It's important to recognize this. Since there is so much "truth" in the book, or conveyed through its words, many people come...

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5. Searching for truth outside yourself or in the form of the course is a mistake

Saturday, Oct 07, 2017 862 words 3 mins 49 secs

A major way the ego tempts us to seek outside of ourselves and to not find what we are seeking, is to suggest that the truth really is out there somewhere. The belief that you can actually find it outside...

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4. All ego thoughts create form at some level, and eventually creates physical form

Sunday, Oct 01, 2017 512 words 2 mins 16 secs

All thoughts create form at some level. This is because thoughts (ego thoughts) are ideas about separation. Regardless of their specific content they are always separation ideas.

Separation ideas always therefore lead to "form" in some way.

What this means is, the...

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3. Sickness is a form of guilt

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 659 words 2 mins 55 secs

"Sickness where guilt is absent cannot come, for it is but another form of guilt" - ACIM from "Only salvation can be said to cure".

Sickness is a form of guilt. You cannot recognize it as guilt if you do not...

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2. The body's eyes cannot see past illusory forms

Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 626 words 2 mins 46 secs

"T-22.III.5. 3 The body's eyes see only form. 4 They cannot see beyond what they were made to see. 5 And they were made to look on error and not see past it. 6 Theirs is indeed a strange perception,...

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1. Nothing is so blinding as the sight of form

Friday, Nov 04, 2016 425 words 1 mins 53 secs

"Nothing so blinding as sight of form" - ACIM

Forms, forms, forms, forms. Objects, stuff. Choices, options. Things.

It's incredible how it is possible for a slight change in the form of something seems to give us enough reason to believe that...

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