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34. 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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33. Anger and fear are attempts to separate

Wednesday, May 10, 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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32. Forgive your images of guilty people

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023 794 words 3 mins 31 secs

When you feel angry at someone and believe they are guilty, you will also feel afraid of them. And you will find that behind this fear, YOU feel guilty for some reason. You feel guilty because you have attacked...

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31. The ego interprets the world as hell

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 1376 words 6 mins 6 secs

We made a meaningless world. Not a world that means bad things or good things, but which means nothing at all. A world devoid of meaning, being the opposite of God which is all meaning.

"the final judgment upon...

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30. You may be cursing others with your guilt

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022 633 words 2 mins 48 secs

In ACIM there is a lot of talk about imprisoning someone, and also about setting them free. Jesus actually says that you can either a) amplify the sickness of another by reinforcing beliefs they already have, or b) weaken...

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29. You hurt your mind when you project guilt

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022 2387 words 10 mins 36 secs

The problem in your mind is that you have condemned yourself to be a sinner. You've accused and attacked yourself, claiming you are guilty. You cannot tolerate this guilt, so you want to make it go away, but your belief...

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28. Projection will always hurt you

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 1283 words 5 mins 42 secs

"Projection will ALWAYS hurt you. It reinforces your belief in your own split mind, and its ONLY purpose is to KEEP THE SEPARATION GOING. It is solely a device of the ego to make you feel DIFFERENT from your...

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27. The projection of fear as attack

Thursday, May 12, 2022 885 words 3 mins 55 secs

If there is fear in you, and if you are projecting it outward, you will project it onto specific things. This is because fear is divisive and not whole, so it attaches to PARTS OF the environment. And in...

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26. How projecting sin makes your body sick <3

Thursday, Mar 24, 2022 3864 words 17 mins 10 secs

There is a lot of resistance to this very radical part of ACIM, so let's look at it even more closely.

When you project sin onto others, you are accusing them of your own sins. You do this to...

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25. Projection vs conjection

Saturday, Jan 08, 2022 643 words 2 mins 51 secs

Projection is the natural law of ALL mind at ALL levels, by which the mind lives and extends itself, creatively. It projects out or forward, that which is within it.

"We said before that WHAT you project is up...

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24. The world is a projection which hides a secret world

Thursday, Dec 30, 2021 1490 words 6 mins 37 secs

Ok here's something you may never have considered about this world. This is an eye opener!

The world itself, by which I mean spacetime and all its contents including Earth, is in fact a projection FROM AND OF a hidden...

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23. The true meaning of projection in ACIM

Thursday, Dec 30, 2021 2843 words 12 mins 38 secs

Projection doesn't just mean you're trying to blame others. ACIM has a much larger definition, and blame is only a small part of it.

Projection is actually a natural function of ALL minds, including God's. Projection really means extension,...

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22. Mind is projecting the body and world fresh right now

Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 390 words 1 mins 44 secs

"When he said "mind is the builder," he did not realize that it is only what it is building NOW that really creates the future. The past, in itself, does not have the ability to do this. Whenever we move...

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21. My complaints aren't working, damn it!

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019 809 words 3 mins 35 secs

Complaining is victimhood. And it doesn't work.

Anything that happens, you choose. If you are conscious, you make a conscious choice, with deliberate intent to produce an effect. You cause it, implement it, make it happen and put it in place,...

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20. 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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19. The world I see - projection makes perception

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 566 words 2 mins 30 secs

There are two sort of perspectives relating to perception that we seem to fall into.

1. There is an objective world with our perception OF it, and what we project ONTO it is to do with how we interpret it.

2. There...

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18. Projection vs Perception

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 911 words 4 mins 2 secs

There is a huge amount of focus on "correcting perception". But perception is the SECOND step in our process.

It is PROJECTION that comes first. What about correcting projection?

Jesus describes our perception as a selective mechanism, in which we choose what...

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17. The basic dynamic of projecting sin in order to pretend to be a victim

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 1055 words 4 mins 41 secs

Ego projections boil down to a very, very simple dynamic.

1) I decide what I want to see in someone.

2) I interact with what I now see in them as if I did not put it there.

The way I interact with...

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16. Projecting vs Perceiving sickness

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 3134 words 13 mins 55 secs

----TL;DR: Changing your perception OF a sick body, isn't enough to change what you are projecting. You are projecting your body and the symptoms.----

"Projection makes perception. The world that you see is what you have put there to see; nothing...

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15. Projection makes perception

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 3046 words 13 mins 32 secs

I had a re-read of much of Chapter 21: Reason and perception, to try to better understand the workings of perception. Below are some takeaways. Feel free to correct me if I’m mistaken.

Typically, we look out upon a world which...

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