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45. 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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44. 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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43. The solitude of the separate self

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 868 words 3 mins 51 secs1 comments

We speak of the separation from God. But the separation is also a separation from the sonship, which means a separation not only from others, but also from the part of you which is shared with them.

Before the...

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42. Your self is shared with other people

Thursday, May 26, 2022 2080 words 9 mins 14 secs

Your whole life, since you found yourself in a body, you've believed that your self is SEPARATE from other people. That you are isolated and alone INSIDE your body, and no-one else is in there with you.

You have...

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41. Do you remember who you really are

Friday, May 20, 2022 737 words 3 mins 16 secs

"The goal of the curriculum, regardless of the teacher you choose, is KNOW THYSELF. There is nothing else to learn. Everyone is looking for himself and the power and glory he thinks he has lost."

"Above all else you...

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40. Do you remember who you really are?

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 510 words 2 mins 15 secs

"The goal of the curriculum, regardless of the teacher you choose, is KNOW THYSELF. ***There is nothing else to learn. Everyone is looking for himself*** and the power and glory he thinks he has lost."

"For everyone is seeking...

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39. The anti-individuality self-destruction agenda

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021 1674 words 7 mins 26 secs

There is a non-duality model which is frequently projected on ACIM's teachings. It suggests that in truth there is only "one", and that in the separation from God many individuals were formed. This however is very unlike what ACIM actually...

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38. You cannot suffer. Who is suffering?

Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 2269 words 10 mins 5 secs

If you are immortal, you cannot suffer. You cannot be hurt, damaged, offended, upset, sad, unhappy, depressed, lacking joy, unloved, abused, made sick, killed, harmed, bruised, wounded, angered, nothing. You can only be immortal.

So what does that mean, in light...

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37. The making of a separated self

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 886 words 3 mins 56 secs

As Jesus says, "the separation has occurred". The separation is another name for the fall of man. We did in fact "fall asleep" and dream of another world in which we believed in and thus made/maintained "en ego". It has...

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36. How to deal with the ego .... love it? detach from it? dis-identify from it? transcend it? change it? heal it?

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 1727 words 7 mins 40 secs

Jesus says: "I am the teacher of the ego."

He also says "The ego is the idea of selfishness."

Now, consider this. Your mind is either in a state of sanity or a state of mental illness. When mentally ill, YOUR MIND...

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35. Oneness does not mean you don't have a self or a brother!

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 621 words 2 mins 45 secs

If you as Christ, God's Son, are "one with God", does that mean you do not exist as an individual being/son? Does it mean there is only God and NO son? No. It also does not mean that your "brother"...

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34. Know yourself as God created you

Thursday, Aug 08, 2019 1197 words 5 mins 19 secs

A deep message in ACIM is very simply, that God created you as a perfect being, and if you would just BE YOURSELF, the way God intended, there would be no problem. If you would just be clearly in touch...

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33. You have a permanent self which will not end

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 497 words 2 mins 12 secs

This false non-duality idea of "you don't have a self" is not part of ACIM itself and is only something that people have projected onto it in attempting to mis-understand it.

You DO have a self, a PERMANENT soul, which God...

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32. I am as God created me - my self does not disappear

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 1392 words 6 mins 11 secs

God did create me. The truth about me is that I am still in the condition He originally created me, having not really changed at all.

God is everywhere in Heaven/Reality. Having created me as His Son in His Image, I...

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31. Sharing vs Exclusion - the separated self

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 700 words 3 mins 6 secs

Think of yourself not as confined to a small body, but think of yourself as, in your natural state, being expansive and the size of the universe. You are omnipresent, you are everywhere and in all things. You share the...

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30. What is the separate self? What does "separation" really mean?

Saturday, Sep 08, 2018 1774 words 7 mins 53 secs

In Heaven, God's thought system entails profound sharing. Each part of the system contains the whole of the system. It is holographic. This is how God thinks.

"The recognition of the part as whole, and of the whole in every part,...

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29. Shifting your identity from body to spirit

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 998 words 4 mins 26 secs

In the separation from God, all that’s happened is we’ve gone into denial about what is true. We’ve tried to change the truth into somethiing false, and vice versa. We’re just a bit confused about what IS true and what...

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28. You have a self - the ego is NOT individuality

Friday, Apr 06, 2018 557 words 2 mins 28 secs

The ego is NOT the idea of being an individual self. It is in fact the idea of DENYING your self, attacking your self, destroying yourself, and trying to kill your self.

The ego is the very idea of imprisoning your...

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27. Not identifying with the body

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018 729 words 3 mins 14 secs

The body was made to separate you out from the whole and make you seem like you are DIFFERENT to "others".

If you believe that this "difference" represents your IDENTITY, you are confining yourself to a physical object.

If you also believe...

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26. Differences mean death, identicality means life

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018 1202 words 5 mins 20 secs


In this world, forms of objects and bodies and planets are all made to establish how one thing is DIFFERENT to another.

So when we look at the spectrum of types of...

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