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243. God did not create airplanes or the earth

Saturday, Jun 03, 2023 786 words 3 mins 29 secs

Lesson 14 simply says that God did not create physical things because they are not real. For example.

"God did not create that war, and so it is not real."

"God did not create that airplane crash, and so it...

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242. What does it mean to do God's will?

Tuesday, May 09, 2023 1749 words 7 mins 46 secs

God has a nature and a power to express that nature. It is automatic to him to express what he is, to uphold his own nature and to extend it. He is willing to do this because it is...

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241. Non-duality has a major authority problem

Monday, May 08, 2023 1151 words 5 mins 6 secs

Here's another angle on the problem of regarding ACIM as "non-duality."

In ACIM we're told that God is a creator, and has created sons. You are one of those sons, which means you are a child of God. It...

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240. You have a problem with God's authority

Monday, May 08, 2023 1932 words 8 mins 35 secs

In ACIM we're told we have an authority problem. If you read ACIM it speaks about us having an issue with "who authored who".

We're told that God is the author of us, because he is our creator and...

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239. Who you are is none of your business

Sunday, May 07, 2023 555 words 2 mins 28 secs1 comments

"Salvation requires the acceptance of but one thought, you are as God created you, not what you made of yourself."

I'm seeing this is the vital key to salvation. To be saved you merely need to accept that you...

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238. God already created you perfect

Monday, May 01, 2023 495 words 2 mins 12 secs

If we realize that we are immortal beings, we must also realize that we are perfect. Being immortal means living forever, which is only possible if you never change. Being changeless is part of reality, and it's what makes...

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237. Have gratitude to God for giving you eternal life

Friday, Apr 07, 2023 1340 words 5 mins 57 secs

"I am forever an effect of God."

While it is wonderful to reflect on your truly divine attributes, such as your immortality, invulnerability, permanence and unchangeability, we should also recognize that the ONLY reason you have these attributes is...

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236. The faulty idea that the world is secretly oneness

Saturday, Apr 01, 2023 874 words 3 mins 53 secs1 comments

There is an interpretation of ACIM that I run into quite often, which has nothing to do with it.

In the world in general, many people have the idea that "the world" is duality. And then at some point...

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235. Forgiveness looks for the good

Saturday, Apr 01, 2023 1411 words 6 mins 16 secs

Innocence is goodness. If guilt is equated with evil, then innocence is equated with good. In order to forgive someone or something requires looking for the good in them - looking for their innocence. Seeing their harmlessness, their gentleness,...

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234. Reality in ACIM is not non-dualistic, it is holographic

Thursday, Mar 30, 2023 3997 words 17 mins 45 secs

There is a statement in A Course in Miracles which describes how God thinks. This is a very important statement because it gives us a strong idea of the workings of God's mind. And let's not forget that GOD...

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233. God loves you very much

Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 1304 words 5 mins 47 secs

This is where my mind went last night. I had no idea God felt so highly of me. Holy Spirit guided my thoughts.

God loves you.

God knows you.

God created you.

God designed you.

God chose you.


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232. God is both personal and impersonal

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2023 1595 words 7 mins 5 secs

This is a conclusion I've come to over time, and I'll explain why it makes sense to me.

God is whole. Everything God does is whole. When God creates he fully creates. What he creates is fully created and...

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231. Deny anything and everything that is not of God

Friday, Jan 20, 2023 1011 words 4 mins 29 secs

Since you are OF God, being FROM God, you are exactly LIKE God. You cannot BE like anything else because you are not of or from anything else. You are not OF this world, or OF the body, or...

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230. You must forgive God and undo the false God you made

Monday, Jan 16, 2023 1575 words 7 mins 0 secs

In the separation, you confused the true and the false. You assigned God's properties to the false world, BUT YOU ALSO assigned false properties to God. This turned God into an evil enemy to you in your perception of...

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229. You have and are nothing other than what God gave you

Monday, Dec 19, 2022 1316 words 5 mins 50 secs

The true nature of your Holy Self is that you are a CHANNEL FOR GOD. You are a medium. You are not an island, you are not the source of anything, and you do not have anything other than...

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228. The separate life

Friday, Sep 30, 2022 919 words 4 mins 5 secs

Separation is really about trying to do everything alone, without God. After all, if you separate yourself off from God, who was essentially doing everything for and with you, you end up in a position where you have do...

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227. Oneness does not mean there are no parts in reality

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 825 words 3 mins 39 secs

"Creation is the sum of all God's Thoughts, in number infinite, and everywhere without all limit. Only Love creates, and only like Itself. There was no time when all that It created was not there. Nor will there be...

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226. 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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225. Separation vs The Separation from God

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 764 words 3 mins 23 secs

"The Separation HAS occurred. To deny this is merely to misuse denial. However, to concentrate on error is merely a further misuse of legitimate psychic mechanisms. The true corrective procedure, which has already been described as the proper use of...

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224. Finding yourself as a part of God

Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 1336 words 5 mins 56 secs

Lately I feel like I have found a whole new sense of identity, and that I've discovered God.

I have been dwelling on two workbook lessons, 91 and 92. They talk about how I am not a body, and...

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