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15. The two categories

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2023 760 words 3 mins 22 secs

After a while you realize that many things are really the same thing. And there are really only two categories of things. There's what's real, and what isn't. Love/life and its opposite - a seeming lack of love/life.


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14. Information loss in a course in miracles

Friday, Aug 06, 2021 2064 words 9 mins 10 secs

We often talk about the versions of the course, the editing, whether all the facts are included etc. And then on top of that we try to understand its metaphysical model, its concepts and ideas, and argue over which model...

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13. Being needy and overcoming neediness

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 875 words 3 mins 53 secs

When you see yourself as lacking in some way, whether it be that you're tired and spent, nothing left to give, stressed out, overwhelmed or whatever, you'll see yourself as "in need".

The world will now start to appear to you...

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12. Needing someone to love you is unloving neediness

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 715 words 3 mins 10 secs

"This meant that man had no needs at all. If he had not deprived himself, he would never have experienced them. After the Separation, needs became the most powerful source of motivation for human action. All behavior is essentially motivated...

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11. Letting go is similar to a process of loss and grief

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 1881 words 8 mins 21 secs

It's difficult to put this into words, but here goes.

To understand letting go, you have to first understand what it means to "hold on". What is it you are doing with your mind?

Before the separation, you knew you were love....

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10. Grief and Loss - it is not necessary to grieve at all

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017 2182 words 9 mins 41 secs

"No one can suffer loss unless it be his own decision."

"The miracle is proof he is not bound by loss or suffering in any form, because it can so easily be changed."

"I am in the likeness of my Creator. I...

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9. 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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8. When you do not lack or need love, because God is with you, you can only extend it

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 765 words 3 mins 24 secs

A few years ago when I was having a profound spiritual experience, I had so much love and joy inside of me.

It was just pouring out, shining outwards. I felt like I was just 'beaming' it out of me like...

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7. A miracle of manifesting tree blossoms out of thin air

Thursday, Sep 07, 2017 390 words 1 mins 44 secs

I have another miracle manifestation story to share.

Years ago also, still in England, I was in my bedroom standing at the window. It was spring time. My window looked out on the back yards of a row of houses which...

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6. If your lack of information is leading you to false conclusions, you need more truth

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 565 words 2 mins 30 secs

Most of your perceptual errors and projections come about because you simply lack some information. You are unaware of some truth. Some pieces of the picture are missing for you.

You try to make sense of what you see, ie what...

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5. Stop seeking

Saturday, Nov 05, 2016 597 words 2 mins 39 secs

Pretty simple huh.

The ego persona wants to seek because seeking means, you do not already have. Seeking takes you away from what you have.

So let's say, you have a home to live in. You know that you HAVE it. It's...

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4. When you're being needy, love is all you need

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 517 words 2 mins 17 secs

When we feel that we have a need, such as a need to control a situation or a need for a certain outcome, or a need like a health need or a sickness or financial need, if it seems like...

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3. When you are needy

Thursday, Aug 04, 2016 398 words 1 mins 46 secs

Sometimes someone will tell you that they love you, and they want you to know you are loved. But you feel like you can't reciprocate because you see yourself as "in need". You feel like you have a lack, that...

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2. Seeing yourself as deprived

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 681 words 3 mins 1 secs

Seeing yourself as deprived makes you perceive others as taking from you, and that you don't have enough left to give.

For example when I'm having some emotional release/healing, maybe I cried and I'm tired and crabby and feeling vulnerable. Maybe...

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1. Let's talk about sacrifice

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2016 983 words 4 mins 22 secs

The truth is, while you value something and believe there is truth in it, you will not want to let it go. You're convinced other stuff is less true and is not what you want, and that you should protect...

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