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60. Love all your brothers as part of your self

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023 1587 words 7 mins 3 secs

"That is why the healer's prayer is, "let me know this brother as I know myself."

In truth we are all part of a collective family. It's like a kind of collective consciousness or hive mind. We each have...

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59. Stepping outside the prison of the body

Saturday, Oct 07, 2023 1813 words 8 mins 3 secs

I think that I recently reached a turning point. It's particularly to do with the sense of being a "separate person". This seemed to come into question, particularly in terms of relationships with others, how I see them, who...

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58. The cost of being separate

Saturday, Jul 29, 2023 982 words 4 mins 21 secs

Our egos counsel us to separate ourselves off from others. That means identifying solely with your own body, and not with or beyond the bodies of others. It also means seeing yourself as completely cut off from others. No-one...

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57. How can you be a body

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023 711 words 3 mins 9 secs1 comments

"But I am not a body. What am I?" W91

There are bacterias in your gut which process food and produce waste. Some of those bacterias leave the body within the waste. Every time you poop in the toilet...

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56. Human ego body emotions are not real

Saturday, Jul 08, 2023 2421 words 10 mins 45 secs1 comments

I recently had to struggle through a period of intense emotional release, coupled with a lot of crying. It was triggered seemingly by father's day, inducing a grieving period and sense of loss, but it seemed to also move...

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55. The split mind and the two levels of mind

Saturday, May 20, 2023 1000 words 4 mins 26 secs

There is a fundamental split in the mind, which has produced essentially two systems of thought at once. There is heaven and there is earth, and there seems to be a separation between them. Jesus doesn't say that your whole...

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54. 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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53. Holy relationship beyond the body

Monday, Apr 17, 2023 945 words 4 mins 12 secs

You may notice that all the times you refer to someone, you refer to their body almost exclusively. You barely have a notion of the person that doesn't in some way involve their body. You might even be surprised...

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52. The mind and the body are opposites

Sunday, Apr 09, 2023 2145 words 9 mins 31 secs

The nature of the mind is completely opposite to the nature of the body.

Mind is inclusive and expansive. It is everywhere and is shared by everyone. Everyone is one in mind. Mind is collective and joined. It reaches...

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51. 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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50. The goal is to know thyself as immortal

Monday, Mar 27, 2023 1183 words 5 mins 15 secs1 comments

"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."

"The Bible instructs you...

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49. Do you know who you really are?

Thursday, Jan 19, 2023 1761 words 7 mins 49 secs2 comments

"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."

"I do not know...

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48. Identifying with spirit

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2023 1369 words 6 mins 5 secs

What you believe is true, you will believe is true of you, and therefore defines what you are. You become one with whatever you believe is true. If you believe and trust God's truth, you will identify with your...

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47. Awakening from being an ego

Friday, Oct 07, 2022 3398 words 15 mins 6 secs

One thing has been a constant throughout your whole life. You have always been you alone. You have always been a separate person, autonomous within the confines of a body, and not once has there been anyone in there...

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46. What are you identifying with?

Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022 1657 words 7 mins 21 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. Whenever you are with...

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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

Friday, Jun 17, 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

Wednesday, Jun 01, 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

Saturday, May 21, 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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