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61. Spiraling full-circle with the course

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 1697 words 7 mins 32 secs

I recently seemed to come full circle with the course. And I mean, right back to the very beginning.

I found myself in states of false perception, looking at the world and its hellish ways. There was "tolerance for...

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60. You're making it all up as you go along

Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 1783 words 7 mins 55 secs

Over time with ACIM you may come to realize that you're making everything up as you go along. What things mean when stuff happens isn't actually a part of what happens. There is a judgement happening which comes in between...

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59. When the world tells you that you should suffer

Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 1401 words 6 mins 13 secs

There was a situation in which something went wrong, but there wasn't any evidence whatsoever that the person involved caused it to happen. It seemed like there was no way they could've caused it. I noticed that as a...

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58. Living in a private world

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 1175 words 5 mins 13 secs

While we have an ego, we are not seeing reality directly. Instead, we lose track of the context or perspective of the whole, and enter into a kind of fictional private world. It becomes a private "version" of a...

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57. You've made an ego for other people as well!

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 1197 words 5 mins 19 secs

"Each man makes one ego for himself, although it is subject to enormous variation because of its instability, ***and one for everyone he perceives***, which is equally variable." UrT4C2

Did you know you've made an ego for other people, just...

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56. There are only two worlds - the real world is actually heaven

Monday, Jan 16, 2023 2470 words 10 mins 58 secs

"It is impossible to see two worlds which have no overlap of any kind. Seek for the one; the other disappears. But one remains. They are the range of choice beyond which your decision cannot go. The real and...

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55. The journey through false and true perception

Sunday, Jan 15, 2023 2036 words 9 mins 2 secs

Before the separation, there was only the truth of God. God's Kingdom was the only reality. Everything in it was directly known and cognized. There was no interpretation, no judgement, no evaluation, and no decisions about what things mean....

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54. What is sin?

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 1533 words 6 mins 48 secs

A classical definition of sin might be that it's some kind of attack you perform which is "against the rules." Some breaking of the law or some unholy evil act which is disallowed and undermines everything that is good....

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53. Lost in a perception of physical suffering

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 536 words 2 mins 22 secs

If someone tells you that something is medically wrong with a person, your mind will narrow. You'll probably find yourself focusing on their body. You'll feel like you are locked into the situation with no way to escape it....

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52. 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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51. Only the body makes the world seem real

Sunday, Oct 02, 2022 2168 words 9 mins 38 secs

"Only the body makes the world seem real, for being separate it could not remain where separation is impossible.

Forgiveness proves it is impossible because it sees it not."

In the separation from God, we attempted to make a...

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50. Letting go of defining the meaning of everything

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 3777 words 16 mins 47 secs1 comments

I have been noticing in myself lately that I keep being judgemental. My thoughts feel like judgements. Even just basic thoughts of "what something is" feels like a judgement. I wondered to myself why I seem to be judging...

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49. The translation of the meaning of the world

Friday, Sep 23, 2022 1614 words 7 mins 10 secs

Jesus speaks in ACIM about translating hell into heaven, converting somehow the Earth into heaven's reflection. ie that the Earth is neutral/devoid of meaning and we project meaning onto it. Or to put it another way, we decided that...

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48. Changing your interpretation of the world

Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 1119 words 4 mins 58 secs

Focusing on this simple formula some more...

"If he senses even the faintest hint of irritation in himself as he responds to anyone, let him instantly realize that he has made an interpretation which is not true. Then let him...

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47. Nothing so blinding as perception of form

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022 1851 words 8 mins 13 secs

Real vision means unlimited seeing. The ability to see anywhere at anytime, without limits. That means being able to see across the universe even, ignoring the laws of physics.

"Perception can reach EVERYWHERE under His guidance, for the vision...

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46. Backwards perception in a world of punishment

Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 1489 words 6 mins 37 secs

In this world, it always seems as though we are at the effect of the world. As if the world is dreaming us, causing us, doing things to us, making us feel certain ways, triggering certain reactions.

When the world does...

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45. The perception of heaven as the real world

Saturday, Jun 05, 2021 1407 words 6 mins 15 secs

"Do not perceive ANYTHING God did not create, or you ARE denying Him."So you can PERCEIVE something God CREATED, which is in heaven?

"ALL His Thoughts are thus perfectly united within themselves and with each other because they were created neither...

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44. The two mechanisms of perception

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 1199 words 5 mins 19 secs

"This ultimately reawakens the spiritual eye, simultaneously weakening the investment in physical sight. The alternating investment in the ***two types or levels of perception*** is usually experienced as conflict for a long time, and can become very acute."

Since starting to...

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43. What is true perception and forgiveness?

Monday, Feb 15, 2021 922 words 4 mins 5 secs

I've been trying to find away to describe forgiveness in a way that is fully encompassing. I'm getting closer.

First of all we were in heaven and everything was, and still is, perfect and whole and innocent and beautiful and immortal.


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42. Can you change your perception?

Monday, Feb 08, 2021 681 words 3 mins 1 secs


While it may seem in many ways that ACIM is telling you to change your perceptions, you can't actually do this by changing your perception.

"Projection makes perception" tells you that perception is caused by projection....

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