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62. Identify yourself as the whole of creation

Saturday, Aug 12, 2023 1699 words 7 mins 33 secs2 comments

There really are only two states. Wholeness, which means sharing everything, and separateness, which means being excluded from the rest in selfishness.

"Selfishness is of the ego but self-fullness is of the Soul because that is how He created...

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61. The unnatural nature of earth, which is opposite to heaven

Friday, Apr 07, 2023 2375 words 10 mins 33 secs

In A Course in Miracles, Jesus says that this world - Earth - is upside down, back to front, and inside out. Perhaps we should look at how this is the case, to realize just how OPPOSITE Earth is...

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60. 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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59. Heaven is a real place beyond the earth

Thursday, Apr 06, 2023 2173 words 9 mins 39 secs

In ACIM Jesus makes many clear references to a distinction between heaven and earth. He particularly uses the term "in heaven" as an opposite to "on earth". This clearly implies to most readers that heaven is some kind of...

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58. Know yourself only as God created you

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2023 675 words 3 mins 0 secs1 comments

"The Bible instructs you to "KNOW thyself," or BE CERTAIN. Certainty is always of God."

"The goal of the curriculum, regardless of the teacher you choose, is KNOW THYSELF. There is nothing else to learn. Everyone is looking for...

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57. There are only two worlds - the real world is actually heaven

Monday, Jan 16, 2023 2470 words 10 mins 58 secs

"It is impossible to see two worlds which have no overlap of any kind. Seek for the one; the other disappears. But one remains. They are the range of choice beyond which your decision cannot go. The real and...

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56. You must value the kingdom in order to see it

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022 1592 words 7 mins 4 secs

In Lesson 128 Jesus clearly outlines that this world has nothing that you want.

"The world you see has nothing that you need to offer you; nothing that you can use in any way, nor anything at all that...

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55. Earth is a mirror reflecting heaven or hell

Thursday, Apr 21, 2022 931 words 4 mins 8 secs

"That was the first projection of error outward. The world (Earth) arose to hide it, and became the screen (mirror) on which it was projected (a second projection ONTO the mirror which produces perception - what is reflected back...

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54. God's thought system of heaven is holographic

Friday, Jan 14, 2022 888 words 3 mins 56 secs

"The recognition of the part as whole, as of the whole in every part, is PERFECTLY natural. For it is the way GOD thinks, and what is natural to Him, IS natural to you." "Each part you remember adds...

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53. There are only two states, heaven and earth

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 1025 words 4 mins 33 secs

Logically speaking, there can only ever be two states. There is "what is", and there is its opposite - "what is not". The separation from God was nothing other than an attempt to experience "what is not", which was an...

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52. The real world is between heaven and earth

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 977 words 4 mins 20 secs

The real world is not this world. It is not planet Earth. Nor is it in fact the same thing as the forgiven world.

The real world is a "borderland of thought" which is IN BETWEEN this world and...

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51. Forgiveness is the reflection of heaven

Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 1458 words 6 mins 28 secs

The truth of the reality of God's Kingdom is the true nature of your soul. Every property, quality and characteristic of what you are, is given by God. God creates only like himself, and God is immortal.

The result is that...

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50. God's Kingdom is a perfect hologram

Thursday, Jul 08, 2021 948 words 4 mins 12 secs

Reality, Heaven, the Kingdom of God, God's mind and thought system, real existence, Creation, your Divine Home, the Sonship, and the dwelling place of all the Creations of Light, is "structured" as a perfect hologram.

If you don't know how a...

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49. The perception of heaven as the real world

Saturday, Jun 05, 2021 1407 words 6 mins 15 secs

"Do not perceive ANYTHING God did not create, or you ARE denying Him."So you can PERCEIVE something God CREATED, which is in heaven?

"ALL His Thoughts are thus perfectly united within themselves and with each other because they were created neither...

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48. You can see God and your Brothers in Heaven

Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 665 words 2 mins 57 secs

It is not possible to PERCEIVE **within** reality, because there is no perception WITHIN reality. Perception is an interpretative process based on judgement. You can evaluate reality and PERCEIVE it, but this isn't the SAME as knowing it or DIRECTLY...

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47. Spacetime is heaven's exact opposite in every way

Friday, Oct 02, 2020 1134 words 5 mins 2 secs

The world, Earth, this universe, was made as an EXACT LOGICAL OPPOSITE to God's Kingdom. It was made on purpose to OPPOSE every possible quality of God's nature, so as to ATTACK God's nature and suggest that since this world...

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46. There are different things in heaven

Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 1697 words 7 mins 32 secs

Ok so this might be a bit controversial.

It seems to me, there MUST be "different things" in heaven, somehow. When you start to look at it, there's just too many different things happening there.

1) God created the one son or...

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45. You think you are outside the Kingdom in another world

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 758 words 3 mins 22 secs

"When God created you (in Heaven), He made you part of Him. That is why attack WITHIN the Kingdom is impossible. But YOU made the ego without love, and so it does not love YOU. You could not remain WITHIN...

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44. Accepting reality - everything in the Kingdom is still perfect

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 779 words 3 mins 27 secs

"This is a very simple course. Perhaps you do not feel that a course which, in the end, teaches nothing more than that only reality is true is necessary. But do you believe it?"

Before the separation from God and the...

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43. There is no life outside of heaven

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 1228 words 5 mins 27 secs

"There IS no life outside of Heaven. Where God created life, there life must be. In any state apart from Heaven, life is illusion. At best, it seems like life; at worst, like death. Yet both are judgments on what...

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