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51. Horizontal vs Vertical learning of ACIM

Monday, Jul 17, 2023 926 words 4 mins 6 secs1 comments

There are two approaches to ACIM. One is to learn the theory about what is true or false. The other is to actually change your mind and transform your awareness so that you wake up to experiencing it.


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50. The many things in the world are not different

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2023 2047 words 9 mins 5 secs

One of the major teachings of A Course in Miracles, also present in Buddhism and Hinduism and many other belief systems, even present in the very first lessons of the Workbook, is that the physical world is a world...

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49. Let go of everything you ever learned

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 721 words 3 mins 12 secs

ACIM says that "I do do not know what anything including this means". It also says that if you let go of everything you ever learned, then you become open to actually learning. In effect, it boils down to...

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48. Generalizing the learning to one single lesson

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1286 words 5 mins 42 secs1 comments

"If you can accept the ONE GENERALIZATION NOW, there will be no need to learn from many smaller lessons."

Effectively what the Holy Spirit is trying to teach you is ONE LESSON. This one lesson is to learn how...

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47. Learning to think outside the box of spacetime

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 3691 words 16 mins 24 secs

(this will be a fairly long post, so please bare with me)

The ego thought system is based on separation. Separation resulted in space and time. In space, spatial relations are HOW the ego thinks. The physical universe IS its thought...

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46. A lesson in not mistaking the dream for reality

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 865 words 3 mins 50 secs1 comments

I received a large envelope in the mail. It was from a medical group that we depend on currently for a treatment. I wondered what it could be. Or more to the point, I feared what it might be. Was...

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45. Learning to forgive with Christ Vision

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 1856 words 8 mins 14 secs

"To forgive is to OVERLOOK"

"Everything the body sees is an illusion."

Years ago when I began the course, I thought I understood forgiveness. I thought it basically meant not blaming people, and trying to learn that everyone is innocent. It's kind...

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44. Lessons are a curriculum of healing

Sunday, Nov 03, 2019 972 words 4 mins 19 secs

At times I get this sense that when "life lessons" come along, they are not so much "optional lessons" or just painfully difficult trails and struggles,, but rather, that situations and circumstances happen "on purpose" as a kind of "conditioning"....

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43. Learning to teach only love

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 1389 words 6 mins 10 secs

In all encounters with people, you have basically two ways of relating. Either you will give love, or you will withhold love. When you give love, you are in alignment with the Golden Rule, and recognize that the only strategy...

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42. Learning to love unconditionally

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 1525 words 6 mins 46 secs

This is a big lesson for me and everyone: How to love all the time. It's natural, but our divine nature to always love and express love has been blocked by fear, attack thoughts, grievances, hatred etc.

When other people seem...

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41. There is nothing to learn

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 218 words 0 mins 58 secs

In recognition that we are already perfect and were created perfect, it iapparent that we only need to remember and accept that perfection is ALREADY TRUE OF US, in order to awaken.

And so I asked Jesus, what about this entire...

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40. Being a subservient little course-learner

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 558 words 2 mins 28 secs

For a while I'd thought that by asking Holy Spirit to decide for or asking Jesus to decide, it meant sort of a 'giving up' of deciding.

Lately especially in light of free will I've been seeing it a bit differently,...

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39. Learning to be free

Monday, Apr 02, 2018 704 words 3 mins 7 secs

Gradually over time Jesus has been trying to teach me about freedom.

He would say, "you are free". I would be trying to decide whether to do something or not, whether I'm allowed to, whether it's the right thing, etc. I...

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38. Jesus tells the truth - learning to trust him

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 583 words 2 mins 35 secs

Jesus is truth-full. He is honest. He is awake. He is aware of everything. He does not lie. He has no reason to hide anything.

Since Jesus IS the Atonement, in order to "accept" the Atonement we are going to have...

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37. What is there to learn?

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 259 words 1 mins 9 secs

Contemplating the seemingly huge gap between where I am at and where God is at, I asked myself, what will it take to learn the whole truth?

It seemed then that the "whole" of the truth I was trying to learn...

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36. Learning not to depend on other people's love (or lack of it)

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 1282 words 5 mins 41 secs

If someone is not loving you, and you are trying hard to figure out why they won’t, and you are desperate for them to love you, you’re not going to be happy.

If you have a need for the person to...

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35. You are already with God, you are just learning how to be what you already are

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 460 words 2 mins 2 secs

There is part of you which is already in heaven with God. It never left.

That means your spirit-self is already awake and one with God.

Jesus says that like you, He has everything that God gave Him. The only difference between...

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34. Learn to let unloving people be unloving, you don't really need their love anyway

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 1284 words 5 mins 42 secs

If someone is not loving you, and you are trying hard to figure out why they won’t, and you are desperate for them to love you, you’re not going to be happy.

If you have a need for the person to...

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33. Learning to pray with God rather than to God

Sunday, Nov 05, 2017 1020 words 4 mins 31 secs

If you are going to pray for someone, you’ll need to first discern what the problem really is.

The problem is NOT what is happening to the person, what they perceive as happening to them, or what your own ego says...

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32. Still learning about miracles - miracles lift you up to a higher level of truth

Sunday, Nov 05, 2017 1196 words 5 mins 18 secs

I love learning about miracles.

There are kind of two levels or layers of mind. The higher level is filled with love. It is a mind at-one with others and filled with God’s Will. It has no ego, has let go...

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