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189. Choosing resurrection over death

Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 1479 words 6 mins 34 secs1 comments

I've been through a lot of crap in which I've had to deal with medical issues for my wife. She's been close to death's door a couple of times. I had to literally decide whether to continue her life or...

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188. The need for miracles of healing

Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 1738 words 7 mins 43 secs

Forgiveness is a state of mind in which you recognize that there is nothing that NEEDS forgiving. It is a recognition in which you know there is no sin, sin is impossible, attack is impossible, so nothing can have...

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187. The cure for all sickness

Thursday, Apr 13, 2023 1257 words 5 mins 35 secs

"Atonement heals with certainty, and cures all sickness."

"The body can be healed as an effect of true forgiveness. Only that can give remembrance of immortality, which is the gift of holiness and love."

Sounds like we need to...

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186. Do not allow your brother to be sick

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2023 1528 words 6 mins 47 secs

I’ll say this straight and try not to be too insensitive.

If someone is sick they are deceived. All sickness is an illusion. Death is a lie. If someone seems to be sick, they are lying. Sickness is dishonesty...

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185. Please read ACIM very carefully

Saturday, Apr 01, 2023 622 words 2 mins 45 secs

I find that a lot of ACIM students read the book too fast and sloppily and then approximate what they think they read and think it's saying something it's not.

For example I hear quite often cropping up people...

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184. Moving into the light to perform miracles

Friday, Mar 31, 2023 1954 words 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...

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183. 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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182. Show him you had no hurt of him

Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 932 words 4 mins 8 secs

"Brother, ****there is no death. And this you learn when**** you but wish to ****show your brother that you had no hurt of him****. He thinks your blood is on his hands, and so he stands condemned. But it...

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181. Life or death, it's your choice

Friday, Mar 17, 2023 1523 words 6 mins 46 secs

"What COULD you choose between, but life or death, waking or sleeping, war or peace, your dream or your reality?"

There is only one choice in the world. Not a million choices. Not a million scenarios. Not a million...

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180. Let the Holy Spirit fulfill his function

Sunday, Mar 05, 2023 1012 words 4 mins 29 secs

There’s quite a lot in the course about the Holy Spirit having a function. A role which he is supposed to fill, where he does something that you do NOT do.

I think this becomes largely ignored by most...

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179. The Holy Spirit is the idea of healing

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2023 487 words 2 mins 9 secs

"The Holy Spirit is the IDEA of healing."

"Healing does not come DIRECTLY from God, who knows His Creations as perfectly whole."

"But healing is nevertheless OF God, because it proceeds from His Voice and from His laws."


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178. Forgiving random strangers

Friday, Feb 24, 2023 909 words 4 mins 2 secs1 comments

You might think that, you only need to perform a forgiveness when something seems upsetting, something goes wrong, someone is attacking, or there's a problem.

In particular the ego in us might seem "partly committed" to forgiveness, willing to...

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177. Forgiveness is a service

Friday, Feb 24, 2023 765 words 3 mins 24 secs

Let's redefine forgiveness, to be less about me fixing up what I'm projecting or trying to fix my own suffering, and more to do with whether I am GIVING love or not. Let's think of it not JUST as...

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176. Resurrection training

Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 748 words 3 mins 19 secs

I see now that giving love is giving life. It uplifts and heals, restores and purifies. It's almost like putting someone up on a pedestal, not to worship them but to acknowledge their perfection and lovability as one of...

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175. Miracles give life through love from God

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023 749 words 3 mins 19 secs

All sickness is merely a lack of love. When love is lacking, life is lacking. There is a diminishing of light, of presence, of strength. In the darkness there begins to be limitation, deterioration, fragmentation, weakness and corruption.


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174. There is no order of difficulty in miracles

Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 1670 words 7 mins 25 secs

“The first thing to remember about miracles is that there is no order of difficulty among them. One is not harder or bigger than another. They are all the same.”

Jesus says all miracles are the same. There is...

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173. Miracle working entails the full realization of the POWER OF THOUGHT!

Sunday, Feb 05, 2023 387 words 1 mins 43 secs

And... a real avoidance of MIS-CREATION. Which means not having the kinds of thoughts which are destructive. ONLY having constructive creative thoughts of life and resurrection!

What Jesus is clearly saying is that you can't just go on through...

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172. Don't be a victim of destructive thinking

Sunday, Feb 05, 2023 1370 words 6 mins 5 secs

"This means that I cannot allow them to leave their mind unguarded, or they will not be able to help me. Miracle-working entails a full realization of the power of thought, and real avoidance of miscreation. Otherwise, the miracle...

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171. 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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170. The unwillingness to give miracles

Friday, Oct 14, 2022 1615 words 7 mins 10 secs

Miracle principle 11 says "A miracle is a service. It is the maximal service that one soul can render another. It is a way of loving your neighbor as yourself. The doer recognizes his own and his neighbor's inestimable...

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