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ACIM Articles about Light
Friday, Apr 14, 2023
9 mins 21 secs
"You, then, have two conflicting evaluations of yourself in your minds, and they CANNOT BOTH BE TRUE. You do not yet realize how COMPLETELY different these evaluations are, because you do not understand how lofty the Holy Spirit's perception...
Friday, Mar 31, 2023
8 mins 41 secs
"The miracle-worker begins by PERCEIVING light, and translates HIS perception into sureness by continually extending it, and ACCEPTING ITS ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Its EFFECTS assure him IT IS THERE. The therapist does not heal; he LETS HEALING BE. HE can point to...
Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021
20 mins 53 secs
To understand the separation from God, consider the relationship between light and darkness.
At first, light is everywhere in heaven. Then in the separation, the presence of light is resisted by trying not to will that there be light. This...
Saturday, Jul 03, 2021
6 mins 23 secs1 comments
Why do you think it is, that some people seem to reach some kind of state of "enlightenment" or awakening, but they still can't do that Jesus was able to do?
Why is it that they claim enlightenment, but they don't...
Sunday, Feb 07, 2021
2 mins 57 secs
There isn't really anything that you need to do about the ego. It's really a matter of recognition. You simply don't as yet recognize it for what it IS, and you think it is something else.
Recognition requires you to have...
Tuesday, Sep 01, 2020
9 mins 33 secs
You are quite literally A LIGHT.
"The Thought God holds of you is like a star, unchangeable in an eternal sky."
Like a giant magnificent powerful light bulb.
You have a brightness. You shine. You radiate light.
You are a light being, shining brightly...
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019
6 mins 10 secs
Have a look at this picture. It seems like an image of a person. You can see a hand waving. You can see the person's head and shoulder. There's a person there, isn't there?
Well actually, take a more discerning look....
Saturday, Feb 09, 2019
7 mins 2 secs
Take an analogy of a room. When the light is switched on in the room the room is lit. There is no significant "darkness". Maybe there are also windows open with the sunlight streaming in. It's a very bright room.
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018
7 mins 51 secs
"I cannot see in darkness but in light"
"God is the light in which I see."
"Eternity will shine away the world."
"The world will disappear in light."
In ACIM there is a theme of the relationship of light and dark. We're simply told...
Monday, Nov 05, 2018
2 mins 33 secs
There is a reason why the Holy Spirit is invisible to the body's eyes. There is a reason why Heaven is invisible to the body's eyes. There is a reason why Christ is invisible to the body's eyes. The body's...
Thursday, Mar 08, 2018
4 mins 48 secs
The Kingdom of God has the interesting property of having to be shared and extended in order to exist. And the Course teaches that in order to truly 'have' something, you must give it away, because giving it proves that...
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
1 mins 13 secs
There is a subtle form of ego projection which may go unnoticed.
Sometimes other people are arguing or upset. It may not necessarily have anything to do with you and you might not be actively a part of the argument.
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
3 mins 22 secs
Not being fully aware of everything will lead to false conclusions. This is the state of insanity. Meanings will be read into, there will be hallucinations, there will be a twisting or purposes, relationships will be interrupted, and reality will...
Friday, Oct 06, 2017
1 mins 54 secs
Whatever the extent of your conscious awareness is right now, if it is not technically an awareness of God or the whole of your True Self, then somewhere in you there is unconsciousness.
In spite of that fact, you will still...
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017
2 mins 52 secs
Light is truth. You can see what really is, when there is light. You cannot see in the dark. Darkness appears to hide the light, as though blocking it, removing it, or affecting it. But light cannot be affected by...
Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016
2 mins 3 secs
Jesus speaks of how we believe that "darkness can hide".
"Darkness" is the idea that there can be 'diminished light', or indeed 'no light'.
"Light" is the light of awareness. God is light. Your True Self is light.
So in order to seemingly...
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
1 mins 21 secs
When you try to go into the light, while still holding onto ego in any way, you are trying to bring darkness into the light.
What that means is, you believe the darkness can 'stay dark' while you enter the light....
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016
2 mins 30 secs
What we do in secret, and separately from God, and thinking that it is not something God is aware of, and which we hope other people do not know about, and how we suffer in silence, and feel things that...
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016
2 mins 34 secs
A light way to look at things and a dark way. It is similar to how, from above the clouds, the sun shines on everything, and yet beneath the clouds, everything looks dark and threatening.
Looking back toward the light with...
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