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111. Reality in ACIM is not non-dualistic, it is holographic

Thursday, Mar 30, 2023 3997 words 17 mins 45 secs

There is a statement in A Course in Miracles which describes how God thinks. This is a very important statement because it gives us a strong idea of the workings of God's mind. And let's not forget that GOD...

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110. Forgive Ken Wapnick now!

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023 984 words 4 mins 22 secs

Picture Ken Wapnick in your mind. Pull up the image you have of him, complete with the surrounding feelings of animosity, guilt, fear, judgement, hatred. See him as the monster that you believe he is. Feel the vengeance and...

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109. Your mind causes the world to change, literally

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023 2178 words 9 mins 40 secs2 comments

Lately I've been noticing that .... my state of mind, has something to do with what happens. I know that sounds a bit far fetched to many people. But we are after all told that this world is a...

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108. The suffering of the mortal body

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023 1586 words 7 mins 2 secs1 comments

The body is very much the opposite of your reality as an immortal being. Your real self can never be changed, attacked, hurt or destroyed. But the body is defenseless, exposed and vulnerable, capable of destruction and utterly unsafe...

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107. Thy will not my will be done - being of service to spirit

Saturday, Mar 04, 2023 1122 words 4 mins 59 secs

“Before you will to do anything, ask Me if your will is in accord with Mine. If you are sure that it IS, there will BE no fear.”

Part of the ego belief is that we have a WILL...

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106. Your thoughts influence people

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2023 477 words 2 mins 7 secs

I had a dream last night where I seemed to be teaching someone about using the mind to heal.

This woman and her husband were in a hospital where their daughter was in the bed. She had some problem...

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105. Thoughts are creative and powerful

Friday, Feb 03, 2023 726 words 3 mins 13 secs

Thoughts are attempts to create. They are attempts to give and express. They produce effects. They are not passive or neutral. A negative attacking thought is an attempt to use thought for destructive purposes. That means to "mis-create" or...

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104. It is your thoughts alone that cause you pain

Friday, Feb 03, 2023 946 words 4 mins 12 secs

You may be accustomed to just thinking about "stuff". As if thought is a natural function which you can use however you like. It seems like you can think about anything without any effect. As if every thought is...

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103. Your mind has the power to change the world

Thursday, Jan 05, 2023 2397 words 10 mins 39 secs2 comments

The world is kind of like a "rendering" of a world, a picture or image. It's not really a place with actual bodies and objects. It's pictures of them. Three-dimensional animated pictures. These images are projected by the mind...

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102. Your mind has the power to change the physical dreamworld

Thursday, Jan 05, 2023 2683 words 11 mins 55 secs1 comments

What if our mind has the power to modify the world, given we are the dreamer and it is a dream - our effect? What if by mental intention you can cause events to proceed differently? What if you...

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101. You hurt your mind when you project guilt

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022 2387 words 10 mins 36 secs

The problem in your mind is that you have condemned yourself to be a sinner. You've accused and attacked yourself, claiming you are guilty. You cannot tolerate this guilt, so you want to make it go away, but your belief...

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100. How does the body make the world seem real?

Friday, Nov 04, 2022 571 words 2 mins 32 secs

If the body is unreal, and assigning reality to the unreality is something only the MIND does, how does the BODY make the world seem real?

"Only the body makes the world seem real."

Since the body is itself...

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99. God gave your mind the freedom to deny itself

Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 2783 words 12 mins 22 secs2 comments

"If you deny Him, you bring sin, pain, and suffering into your OWN mind, because of the power He gave it. Your mind is capable of creating worlds, but it can also DENY what it creates, because it is...

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98. Open mindedness vs narrow mindedness

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 1429 words 6 mins 21 secs

I've recently come to appreciate what these two terms mean. When I am taking over control, doing everything myself, identifying what things are and what they mean, assigning labels and projecting judgements, I am actually "narrowing down".

I narrow...

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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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