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97. We are not separate people - our mind is shared

Wednesday, Sep 07, 2022 2712 words 12 mins 3 secs

The great lie of the world is that we are all separate. Each of our bodies testifies to this. I have my own body, my own feelings, my own mind, my own thoughts, my own beliefs. It seems that...

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96. Change your mind about the world

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 1141 words 5 mins 4 secs1 comments

The simple change that must occur in order to wake up to reality, is a change in premise. If the premise is that this world (earth etc) is real, then everything that happens in the world is real, and...

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95. The mind and body are incompatible opposites

Thursday, May 12, 2022 1545 words 6 mins 51 secs

To put it simply, the nature of the mind is completely opposite to the nature of the body. Mind is of God, bodies are illusions. Mind functions naturally in a state of sharing, union, extension and oneness, driven by...

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94. Miracle mindedness vs miracle working

Friday, May 06, 2022 860 words 3 mins 49 secs

"The distinction has also been made here between "miracle-mindedness" as a STATE, and "miracle-doing" as its expression."

Note that there are TWO aspects to miracles. Most people seem to refer to miracles as getting into a certain state of mind,...

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93. Reintegrating the dissociated split mind

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022 1241 words 5 mins 30 secs

"We have said before that the separation was and IS dissociation, and also that once it had occurred, projection became its main defense, or the device which KEEPS IT GOING."

Believing in separation from God produces a split in...

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92. The ego disease - a world of mentally ill people

Monday, Mar 28, 2022 2745 words 12 mins 12 secs

"Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea, at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh. In his forgetting did the thought become a serious idea, and possible of both accomplishment and real...

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91. Miracle mindedness depends on denying the world

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 982 words 4 mins 21 secs

The connection between denying illusions and working miracles...

"The miracle worker is one who accepts my kind of denial and projection, unites his own inherent abilities to deny and project with mine, and imposes them back on himself and...

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90. The body is a decoy for the mind that makes it

Saturday, Jan 01, 2022 1037 words 4 mins 36 secs

Suffering is really in the mind. It is not really in the physical universe, in the world, or in the body. What is physical does not really suffer. The experience of suffering is psychological only.

The world and the...

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89. Collective consciousness in the holographic mind

Sunday, Jul 11, 2021 887 words 3 mins 56 secs

God thinks in a holographic way, in that God who is whole can only wholly create whole beings who are themselves whole. And yet these whole beings must inherit and share their wholeness with their creator and with each other,...

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88. The ego and the split mind

Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 2746 words 12 mins 12 secs

Our traditional definitions of what the ego IS, may need a rethink, based on what it ACTUALLY says in the course.

Interestingly, the course tells us that we have a SPLIT mind.... and that this division - which IS THE SEPARATION...

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87. Adam came up with the tiny mad idea

Thursday, Apr 01, 2021 556 words 2 mins 28 secs

"Adam's "sin" could have touched none of you, had you not believed that it was the FATHER Who drove him out of Paradise. For it is in that belief that knowledge of the Father was lost, for it is only...

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86. The world is in your mind

Sunday, Sep 06, 2020 1592 words 7 mins 4 secs

When we are introduced to this world, it is through false perception. That means we SEEM to "see it with" the body's eyes, and we believe the body's way of seeing. And the body shows us the world of form,...

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85. Shine your light into your brother's mind to heal them

Tuesday, Sep 01, 2020 2152 words 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...

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84. The body as a separation device between parts of mind

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 1342 words 5 mins 57 secs

The body is a wall, like a fence, which was drawn around a PART of your total mind, in order to section it off and claim it as personal territory. The purpose of this body fence is to define that...

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83. A healed mind in a body can still see suffering

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 2611 words 11 mins 36 secs

There is a myth in the ACIM community relating to how perception works. It's based on the belief that we only have one perception, one outlook. There's us, in the body, perceiving. We read stuff about how perception shifts and...

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82. No one attacks from their right mind

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 1063 words 4 mins 43 secs

Those who are sane do not attack, are not sick, cannot hurt or be hurt, are immortal and invulnerable, recognize their oneness with others, have no interest in murder, cannot suffer or be unhappy, can only will with God, and...

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81. Healing the split mind

Wednesday, Oct 09, 2019 1722 words 7 mins 39 secs

When your mind is whole, you are in your right mind, and not in two minds. Being in two minds is what happens when your mind is split in half. What happens in the state of split mindedness is quite...

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80. How your mind causes all body sickness

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 2875 words 12 mins 46 secs

Let's talk about sickness purely as a matter of cause and effect. Your mind is causal, and when sane has no confusion about this fact. It does not mistake its own effects for causes, and especially does not believe its...

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79. Mind seems to sleep, dream of a world, then wakes up

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 1053 words 4 mins 40 secs

This is a pretty deep and abstract passage from lesson 167, "There is one life and that I share with God." It speaks of how immortal mind is permanently awake, it thinks of being asleep in which it dreams of...

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78. Mind is projecting the body and world fresh right now

Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 390 words 1 mins 44 secs

"When he said "mind is the builder," he did not realize that it is only what it is building NOW that really creates the future. The past, in itself, does not have the ability to do this. Whenever we move...

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