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50. Letting go of defining the meaning of everything

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 3777 words 16 mins 47 secs

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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41. The world is false perception, it will disappear

Monday, Sep 28, 2020 1373 words 6 mins 6 secs

The "physical world", exists only IN false perception. This is why the body's eyes can see it. The body's eyes are rooted in false perception permanently.

"Everything the body sees is an illusion."

"These eyes made not to see will never see."


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40. Changing your perception of the world

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2020 1163 words 5 mins 10 secs

At first we believe physical sight is perception. And everything the body's eyes look upon is taken as real. And thus we learn that the world appears to be an inherently bad place. Regardless of trying to be optimistic or...

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39. Reasons why miracles are NOT a shift in perception

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 2040 words 9 mins 3 secs

First we must acknowledge, there is miraculous stuff going on in Heaven, which has nothing to do with perception or the realm of illusions. e.g.

"Miracles are a universal blessing from God"

"God's miracles are as total as His Thought, because they...

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38. The difference between horizontal and vertical perception

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 2785 words 12 mins 22 secs

There is one reference to "vertical perception" in ACIM, as part of miracle principle 41. Jesus says:

"41. The miracle is a learning device which lessens the need for time. The sudden shifts from horizontal to vertical perception which the miracle...

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37. Nothiing in reality can be perceived, only known

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 783 words 3 mins 28 secs

This is a potent, and clarifying passage, about the fact that ALL perception (even true) is totally OPPOSITE to reality still. Even Christ vision, even sight of the real world, is STILL a state of separation. "Perception is a separated...

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36. The ultimate purpose of the body, the world, space-time and perception

Saturday, Jun 01, 2019 421 words 1 mins 52 secs

"The final judgement on the world contains no condemnation. For it sees the world as totally forgiven, without sin and ***wholly purposeless***. Without a cause, and now ***without a function in Christ's sight, it merely slips away to nothingness.**** There...

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35. How true perception reinterprets the world

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 3944 words 17 mins 31 secs

The world, meaning the larger physical universe and everything in it, is fiction. It's a dream, coming from a dreaming mind. The mind is dreaming of states of being in which there is degradation, decay, change, entropy, uncertainty and death....

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34. It’s not about projection or perception. It’s about you

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 860 words 3 mins 49 secs

It’s important to realize, projection happens BEFORE perception.

"Projection MAKES perception"

"Perception is a RESULT, not a cause"

Perception is not really to do with what you project onto people. It’s the RESULT, or what you "see", AFTER you have projected something to...

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33. Stop worshipping perception, it's not reality

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 484 words 2 mins 9 secs

"Perception is impossible WITHOUT a belief in "more" and "less." Unless perception, at every level, involves selectivity, it is incapable of organization. In all types of perception, there is a continual process of accepting and rejecting, of organizing and reorganizing,...

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32. True perception vs false perception

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2019 1716 words 7 mins 37 secs

False perception is not merely a state in which you have illusions ABOUT the world. It’s a state in which TWO things are happening:

1) Things which are illusions, false, unreal, are MISTAKEN for things that are real and true.

2) Things...

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31. Body vision and christ vision occur simultaneously - two forms of perception at once

Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 3023 words 13 mins 26 secs

When you are having true perception.... "M-8.6. The body's eyes will continue to see differences. 2 But the mind that has let itself be ***HEALED*** will no longer acknowledge them. 3 There ***will be those who seem to be "sicker"***...

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