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66. You've made an ego for other people as well!

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 1197 words 5 mins 19 secs

"Each man makes one ego for himself, although it is subject to enormous variation because of its instability, ***and one for everyone he perceives***, which is equally variable." UrT4C2

Did you know you've made an ego for other people, just...

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65. 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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64. Nothing has gone wrong

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 575 words 2 mins 33 secs

I remind myself of heaven's nature. I remind myself that in reality nothing has ever gone wrong. Nothing God created has ever changed. Reality cannot be affected. Nothing real can be hurt. There is no sickness or suffering or...

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63. The true nature of time

Sunday, Jan 01, 2023 584 words 2 mins 35 secs

We may think that when ACIM refers to the past it may be talking about 100 years ago, or 1000 years ago.

But when you think about it, the world seems to present a continuous unbroken stream of events....

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62. The whole world entirely sucks

Saturday, Dec 24, 2022 651 words 2 mins 53 secs1 comments

I was thinking for a while that maybe certain people were inept. Maybe it was certain groups of people. Maybe it was medical people. And maybe it was the body. Maybe it was just some portion of things. But...

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61. Only the body makes the world seem real

Sunday, Oct 02, 2022 2168 words 9 mins 38 secs

"Only the body makes the world seem real, for being separate it could not remain where separation is impossible.

Forgiveness proves it is impossible because it sees it not."

In the separation from God, we attempted to make a...

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60. The illusion of meaning in form

Saturday, Apr 09, 2022 502 words 2 mins 13 secs

"See how the body's eyes rest on externals, and CANNOT go beyond. Watch how they STOP at nothingness, unable to go BEYOND the form to meaning."

Physical sight is blinded by perception of form. It looks only at the...

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59. The real and unreal selves

Sunday, Mar 27, 2022 1159 words 5 mins 9 secs

A person has a real self, and temporarily an unreal self. The real self is the soul, and the unreal self is the ego. The ego is nothing more than the attempt to DENY the real self. Denying the...

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58. The illusion of living and dead bodies

Monday, Jan 03, 2022 1548 words 6 mins 52 secs

I used to have the view, like most people, that the death of the body means death, and when the body is moving around, it means life. That death is something we all want to avoid, and we want...

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57. The body senses an unreal world

Sunday, Dec 05, 2021 2953 words 13 mins 7 secs

The body does not really do a whole lot. It is an instrument. It cannot really live without you as a host. It doesn't really have a mind of its own, or a will, or power, or causality. It...

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56. The illusion of physical sight

Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 1356 words 6 mins 1 secs

The thing it realize about perception is this. The physical body itself has a form of sight. It can only see differences. Its sight is based on the reflection of photons of light, which seem to illuminate the surface of...

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55. Physicality is always an illusion and not reality

Friday, Aug 27, 2021 1330 words 5 mins 54 secs

It is clear from what Jesus says, and metaphysically, that physical matter, space and time are entirely illusions, made to oppose reality. The term physical always refers to literally PHYSICAL objects. Matter, bodies, planets, galaxies, animals, trees, flesh and bones,...

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54. The illusion of space-time

Friday, Aug 27, 2021 1680 words 7 mins 28 secs

Space and time are nothing but beliefs. This doesn't mean that we merely have beliefs "about" space and time, as if they really exist separate from our beliefs. They exist ONLY WITHIN our believing in them, and without believing in...

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53. The illusion of sin

Monday, May 24, 2021 1519 words 6 mins 45 secs

The truth is, there is no real sin. Sin, the idea that you can attack something real, is literally impossible. Reality cannot BE attacked because it is permanent. Therefore sin is 100% impossible.

The question then is, what is this "sin"...

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52. The illusion of attack

Friday, May 07, 2021 1228 words 5 mins 27 secs

If someone tries to attack you, they have a problem. They are not sane. They are attacking themselves, but they're doing it in such a way that they think they are attacking someone else. Whatever they accuse you of, they...

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51. The Earth IS flat - The hierarchy of illusions

Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 2726 words 12 mins 6 secs

Okay so, you hear people saying the Earth is flat - the "flat Earthers"... and obviously it's not. But... technically it is.You see, there is this thing called the "hierarchy of illusions". The hierarchy is an ILLUSION that there are...

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50. The illusion of problems

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2020 1077 words 4 mins 47 secs

When problems are recognized for what they are, they are recognized as NOT EXISTING. They are recognized as being part of a larger illusion, wherein the ENTIRE illusion is one thing and NONE of it is true. Because the only...

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49. Illusions recognized must disappear

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 1496 words 6 mins 38 secs

Jesus says when you recognize an illusion AS an illusion, it disappears. But how does this work? How do you recognize an illusion?

An illusion is something that does not exist, but which seems like it exists. Or more fundamentally, something...

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48. How the world seems solid - the veil of illusions

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020 649 words 2 mins 53 secs

Here's Jesus talking about how the physical world - the veil - seems to you to be SOLID, but is not. It's a thin veil of illusions, and it seems to become more solid to you if there is guilt...

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47. What does it mean to be in an illusion?

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 1478 words 6 mins 34 secs

llusions from the outside are not illusions at all. With the perspective of knowing everything about the illusion, the truth of it, you can't be deceived by it.

Being outside of an illusion is like knowing how the magic trick works....

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