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22. Letting go of the bad and the good

Sunday, Sep 03, 2023 504 words 2 mins 14 secs

Sometimes Jesus will say that both your positive and your negative feelings about the body or the world are detrimental. This can seem confusing because you might think only the negative stuff is a problem. And most people focus on...

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21. Levels in A Course in Miracles

Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 603 words 2 mins 40 secs

In ACIM's teaching, there was originally just one "level" or realm in which to exist - The Kingdom of God, Heaven. This is true because the Kingdom is one logical state or nature.

In the separation, we invented a second level...

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20. There are three levels of miracles

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 1355 words 6 mins 1 secs

1. Everything in reality is miraculous. Miraculousness is the nature of God's thought system. Everything real is permanently miraculous. The omnipresent and holographic nature of God's thought system is literally miraculous, in that it does not adhere to limitations, fears,...

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19. Levels and level confusion in understanding A Course in Miracles

Friday, Jun 07, 2019 1898 words 8 mins 26 secs

A Course in Miracles has some basic structure to it. The very simplest of these is the contrast between reality and illusions. e.g.

God, reality, awakening, light, creation, eternity, wholeness, permanence, heaven, truth, the Kingdom of God, etc... these all represent...

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18. Separation did not take place at the soul level or between souls

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 290 words 1 mins 17 secs

"Free will is the attribute of the mind, NOT the Soul. The Soul always remains changeless, because it never leaves the sight of God."

"The Creation of the Soul is already fully accomplished. The mind, if it votes to do so,...

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17. There are three levels of miracles in ACIM

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 685 words 3 mins 2 secs

I’ve come to realize the Course refers to miracles on three distinct levels.

1. Everything in Heaven is miraculous. All expressions of love, in reality, are miraculous. The soul is miraculous. Creation is miraculous. Everything real has a miraculous nature. You...

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16. Intellectual-bypass level-confused sacrificial arrogance

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 813 words 3 mins 36 secs

Ok I thought I'd have fun with an overly long title ;-)

There is something that some ACIM students do, which I find quite annoying. I shouldn't. But I do.

Ok so ACIM has "levels" in it. There are contexts. There is...

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15. Levels in ACIM and what level confusion means

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 1338 words 5 mins 56 secs1 comments


1. God is the primary level of reality. God "causes" the 2nd level.

2. Creation, heaven, Holy Spirit, Sonship. This is a permanent pre-separation state where many children of God live in harmony. Each child has a mind,...

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14. Everyone is at different levels of awareness and unawareness guarantees victimhood

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 1278 words 5 mins 40 secs

When there is a lack of awareness, ie awareness if blocked in some way, there is an inability to see the whole picture.

This "blindness" leaves a person with only a limited scope of ability to access information.

It does not matter...

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13. The first level confusion

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 378 words 1 mins 40 secs

The very first level confusion occurs when we as Sons of God attempt to "cause God".

Whenever an effect, or a lower level, attempts to cause effects in the very cause that caused it, ie a higher level, that is level...

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12. Everything in the ego thought system is level confusion

Monday, Nov 27, 2017 883 words 3 mins 55 secs

There is a sequence of cause and effect, in which a higher level causes a lower level.

God causes the Son of God. The Son of God causes his dream of separation. God is cause, the son is effect. The son...

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11. 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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10. All ego thoughts create form at some level, and eventually creates physical form

Sunday, Oct 01, 2017 512 words 2 mins 16 secs

All thoughts create form at some level. This is because thoughts (ego thoughts) are ideas about separation. Regardless of their specific content they are always separation ideas.

Separation ideas always therefore lead to "form" in some way.

What this means is, the...

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9. There are at least 2 levels in the Course, and this is why the community is divided

Saturday, Aug 05, 2017 1043 words 4 mins 38 secs

In A Course in Miracles there are at least TWO levels on which Jesus speaks, because there are TWO stages in awakening.

There is the level that you relate to as an individual self, waking up to your higher self.

Then there...

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8. The levels of body and mind and how they relate to performing miracles

Friday, May 19, 2017 968 words 4 mins 18 secs

There are two levels on which you basically can operate, and this also relates to how you perform miracles.

The first level - "level 1" - is physical - this physical universe, which includes the physical body. On this level, the...

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7. Why spiritual people don't like asking for money

Monday, May 15, 2017 1712 words 7 mins 36 secs

You can't sell God, because God is not tangible. So what's the dam issue with supposedly being guilty for selling spirituality?

You can't really sell spirituality because you can't sell Spirit. You can't hoard and deny spirit to someone and then...

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6. Level confusion is very confusing

Friday, Oct 07, 2016 1155 words 5 mins 8 secs

The Course says "Therefore, seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world ("

This seems to say only focus on changing your mind and never try to change the world (not even with the...

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5. Reversal of the authority problem

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 922 words 4 mins 5 secs

In the Authority problem, there is a great reversal of roles, and a confusing of levels.

Jesus refers to this as being the source of sickness ("all sickness comes from confusing the levels").

He also says that miracles realign the 'levels of...

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4. The metaphysical levels in A Course in Miracles

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 1512 words 6 mins 43 secs

Ok so, various people have expressed doubt that there are "levels" in ACIM or that this is in any way important or useful. So I thought I'd ramble on a bit about this from my point of view. I can...

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3. Solving the problem on the same level as the problem won't work

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 157 words 0 mins 41 secs

You can't solve a problem from within the same 'level' that the problem exists. This is because once you're inside the problem, you're unable to see clearly and cannot tell what is happening. This is why those who are insane...

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