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

Thursday, May 25, 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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62. 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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61. Stuck in false perceptions?

Sunday, Apr 02, 2023 594 words 2 mins 38 secs1 comments

"False perception", ie being heavily in your ego, is a state of imprisonment. It's a very closed way of looking at things, it cuts you off from the light, wraps you in heavy walls, and makes everything look serious....

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60. 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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59. 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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58. 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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57. 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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56. 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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55. 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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54. The journey through false and true perception

Sunday, Jan 15, 2023 2036 words 9 mins 2 secs1 comments

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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53. 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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52. 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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51. 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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50. 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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49. 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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48. 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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47. 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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46. 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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45. 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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