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10. Emptying yourself

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023 516 words 2 mins 17 secs1 comments

We only have what God has given to us in our creation, and what we have created with him. We have nothing else. Nor do we have anything which belongs exclusively to ourselves alone, something unshared or something that...

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9. The separation from reality has made us insane

Saturday, May 13, 2023 2250 words 10 mins 0 secs2 comments

What A Course in Miracles calls "the separation", was a rejection of reality. We denied what was real and blocked our awareness of it. We lost touch with reality and forgot what it was like.

"The separation is merely a...

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8. People pleasing is hell

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 870 words 3 mins 52 secs

When you are a people pleaser, it means that you hide yourself from others. You do this by putting a mask or "persona", a facade or "face" over the top of yourself, showing to the world only what you want...

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7. To be honest, you cannot be in denial.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 618 words 2 mins 44 secs

Denial denies that the truth is true.

Denial attempts to make something else be true, which is false.

Denial is a lie.

Denial is essentially the only ego device. It is another word for separation - the attempt to make the truth go...

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6. The power of being very very honest

Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 1135 words 5 mins 2 secs

Let's be very, very honest.

God is love.

In your relationship with God, you are meant to be experiencing profound love right now.

Let's be extremely honest.

If you are not experiencing profound love right now with God, you MUST be believing in sin,...

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5. Honesty sets you free from illusions

Saturday, Dec 24, 2016 377 words 1 mins 40 secs

Honesty is the basic machinery of awakening. It means you have a willingness to accept what is true regardless of whether it suits your ego or makes you look good. It means putting the truth before your own personal position,...

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4. Let's get really honest about mental illness

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 1156 words 5 mins 8 secs

When you perceive that something is 'wrong' with someone else, and that this wrongness does not apply to you, you are SEVERELY MENTALLY ILL.

When you perceive that what applies to another person, due to their apparent separate free will and...

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3. Becoming more authentic

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 648 words 2 mins 52 secs

The ego is the idea of the TOTAL opposite of God. It is vile bitter hatred and death and darkness.

Usually, however, we are not really aware of just how vicious it is, because it hides most of its viciousness behind...

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2. Another word for forgiveness is honesty

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 581 words 2 mins 34 secs

Another word for forgiveness is "honesty". It's to do with admitting to the truth and being clear about what the truth is. This entails surrendering of the ego's motivations and lies and owning up to responsibility and authenticity. But it's...

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1. Forgiving the dishonesty of food packaging

Monday, Mar 21, 2016 623 words 2 mins 46 secs

I complain that food manufacturers constantly package food in containers which are way larger than the contents, and when you go to open it up you find it's half empty and feel deceived. It IS a dishonest practice. At first...

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