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131. Why you have ego rebounds - you do not want the truth

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 1203 words 5 mins 20 secs1 comments

In the separation from God and yourself, all that's happened is a part of your mind has believed in being separate. This "split mind" believes things which are not true, and not of God.

We call it the ego,...

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130. You have to own up to being the evil ego

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 1748 words 7 mins 46 secs

"The ego is nothing more than a PART of your belief about yourselves. Your other life has continued without interruption, and has been and always will be totally unaffected by your attempts to dissociate (separate)."

"Ego" is just a...

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129. Heaven is within your mind

Monday, Nov 20, 2023 1192 words 5 mins 17 secs

A collection of quotes speaking to our need to go within, look within, and find heaven within ourselves. Searching externally is sickness. Searching within is peace. God put peace inside of you, and you now need to go within to...

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128. The inability to control the world

Monday, Nov 20, 2023 856 words 3 mins 48 secs

The world we made - Earth etc - seems like a world we cannot control. When you look at it, almost no-one has any ability to DIRECTLY move objects with their mind. To change one thing into another. The...

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127. Develop your psychic abilities

Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 426 words 1 mins 53 secs

Jesus is encouraging you to open your mind, transcend your boundaries, and develop your psychic abilities. All abilities can be used with the Holy Spirit for good. In fact minds are joined naturally and those who have become better...

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126. The appearance and illusion of physical form

Friday, Oct 13, 2023 1604 words 7 mins 7 secs

An "appearance" is another term for something physical. It's what you see when you take the physical form at face value. You look at what it appears to be on the surface, on the face of it, without any...

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125. Love all your brothers as part of your self

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023 1587 words 7 mins 3 secs

"That is why the healer's prayer is, "let me know this brother as I know myself."

In truth we are all part of a collective family. It's like a kind of collective consciousness or hive mind. We each have...

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124. What is a miracle? Time for a rethink

Sunday, Sep 17, 2023 1027 words 4 mins 33 secs

I haven't been focusing on miracles for a while, but kind of accidentally lately I've been finding myself exposed to some statements about miracles. I seem to be seeing them in a different light. Which is funny because "seeing...

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123. Miracle working requires joining minds

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2023 507 words 2 mins 15 secs

"***UNITING with a brother's mind prevents the CAUSE of sickness, and perceived effects***. ***Healing is the effect of minds that join***, as sickness comes from minds that separate. The miracle does nothing just because the minds ARE joined, and...

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122. Your mind has the power to change the world

Thursday, Aug 10, 2023 1462 words 6 mins 29 secs

"Lesson 253 "My Self is ruler of the universe. ... It is impossible that anything should come to me unbidden by myself. Even in this world, it is I who rule my destiny. ******What happens is what I desire.*****...

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121. We need to rise above the lower mind

Friday, Jun 30, 2023 986 words 4 mins 22 secs

Lately I'm getting the impression from the course, that we have two levels of mind. We have a lower mind and a higher mind.

Before the separation we only had the 'higher' mind, but then we produced a second-order...

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120. Your higher thoughts must replace your ego thoughts

Thursday, Jun 29, 2023 1694 words 7 mins 31 secs

It seems that Jesus is telling us in the course that all of our regular thoughts are the sole cause of all our suffering. Our faulty THOUGHTS are the problem. Just the mere act of HAVING a thought that is...

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119. The world doesn't affect you

Friday, Jun 16, 2023 1608 words 7 mins 8 secs

I've been getting hints for a while, that there is a disconnect between inner and outer states, or between how I experience the world and what the world does. That it's possible to remain in a state of happiness...

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118. If you see it, you're projecting your stuff? Not necessarily!

Friday, May 26, 2023 2349 words 10 mins 26 secs1 comments

Let's clear this up.

For the entire time that you have a physical body with working eyeballs, you will physically see the physical world based on the laws of physics. The body functions biologically based on photons of light...

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117. The split mind and the two levels of mind

Saturday, May 20, 2023 1000 words 4 mins 26 secs

There is a fundamental split in the mind, which has produced essentially two systems of thought at once. There is heaven and there is earth, and there seems to be a separation between them. Jesus doesn't say that your whole...

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116. The separation is a split in your mind

Friday, May 19, 2023 493 words 2 mins 11 secs

1. "The Separation is merely another term for a split mind."

So the so-called "separation from God" or "being separate" or "believing in separation" is in YOUR mind, in the form of YOUR mind being SPLIT. It splits by...

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115. The separation from reality has made us insane

Saturday, May 13, 2023 2250 words 10 mins 0 secs2 comments

What A Course in Miracles calls "the separation", was a rejection of reality. We denied what was real and blocked our awareness of it. We lost touch with reality and forgot what it was like.

"The separation is merely a...

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114. Anger and fear are attempts to separate

Thursday, May 11, 2023 1466 words 6 mins 30 secs

When you are angry, you are using projection to try to make someone guilty. It's really an attempt to take some guilt or pain or upset from inside of you and push it out onto the world.

"ALL anger...

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113. The Holy Spirit isn't just your "right mind"

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2023 1553 words 6 mins 54 secs

There are many ACIM myths circulating and one of them is an improper idea of what the Holy Spirit is. Some people will say "he is just your right mind". This isn't accurate enough and can be misleading, greatly...

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112. The mind and the body are opposites

Sunday, Apr 09, 2023 2145 words 9 mins 31 secs

The nature of the mind is completely opposite to the nature of the body.

Mind is inclusive and expansive. It is everywhere and is shared by everyone. Everyone is one in mind. Mind is collective and joined. It reaches...

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