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60. The real and unreal selves

Sunday, Mar 27, 2022 1159 words 5 mins 9 secs

A person has a real self, and temporarily an unreal self. The real self is the soul, and the unreal self is the ego. The ego is nothing more than the attempt to DENY the real self. Denying the...

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59. Recognizing Reality

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 1151 words 5 mins 6 secs

The road to enlightenment really boils down to a matter of recognition. There's more than 100 references to "recognition" in ACIM.

"Why wait for Heaven? Those who seek the light are merely covering their eyes. The light is in...

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58. The transition to reality

Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 1882 words 8 mins 21 secs

It may be easier to understand the differences in perception, when you consider inanimate objects. Objects which appear to just sit there and do nothing at all.

A good example is a rock. It just sits there. It has...

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57. Physicality is always an illusion and not reality

Friday, Aug 27, 2021 1330 words 5 mins 54 secs

It is clear from what Jesus says, and metaphysically, that physical matter, space and time are entirely illusions, made to oppose reality. The term physical always refers to literally PHYSICAL objects. Matter, bodies, planets, galaxies, animals, trees, flesh and bones,...

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56. 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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55. What is reality?

Sunday, May 16, 2021 651 words 2 mins 53 secs

"Reality is a constant state."

"Reality is changeless. It does not deceive at all."

"His REALITY is forever sinless."

"Reality is not insane"

"In Heaven, reality is SHARED"

"The only part of your mind that has reality, is the part that links you still with...

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54. A lesson in not mistaking the dream for reality

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 865 words 3 mins 50 secs1 comments

I received a large envelope in the mail. It was from a medical group that we depend on currently for a treatment. I wondered what it could be. Or more to the point, I feared what it might be. Was...

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53. Everything real is permanently miraculous

Monday, Oct 26, 2020 1235 words 5 mins 29 secs

"Each Soul knows God completely. This IS the miraculous power of the Soul. The fact that each Soul has this power completely is a fact that is entirely alien to human thinking, in which if any ONE has everything, there...

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52. What does real mean?

Thursday, Nov 07, 2019 647 words 2 mins 52 secs

We have to be careful when using terms like "real world" and so on. There is a propensity to associate "real" with "ultimate reality", permanence, eternity, heaven etc. As though describing "places". Like you can be "in" reality or outside...

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51. You have children in reality created with your brothers

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 389 words 1 mins 43 secs

"Your creations ARE the logical outcome of His premises. HIS thinking has established them FOR you. They are therefore THERE, EXACTLY where they belong. They belong to your mind, as part of your identification with HIS. But your state of...

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50. Accepting reality - everything in the Kingdom is still perfect

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 779 words 3 mins 27 secs

"This is a very simple course. Perhaps you do not feel that a course which, in the end, teaches nothing more than that only reality is true is necessary. But do you believe it?"

Before the separation from God and the...

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49. Nothing real can be threatened

Thursday, Sep 05, 2019 987 words 4 mins 23 secs

Nothing real can be hurt.

Nothing real can be attacked.

Nothing real can be damaged.

Nothing real can be made sick.

Nothing real can ever die.

Nothing real can suffer.

Nothing real can be afraid.

Nothing real can commit a...

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48. Only the body makes the world seem real

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 1362 words 6 mins 3 secs

Here is the main problem we all face day after day. The body makes an ILLUSORY WORLD seem real. The world is an illusion of a world, a picture of crucifixion, a vision of hell, a depiction of total lies,...

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47. What is time? Is it eternity? Is time reality? God's creation?

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 1238 words 5 mins 30 secs


There have been a couple of posts here talking about time, and speculating with wishful-thinking that time is eternal or a creation of God. This is not true. The course...

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46. 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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45. God's reality does not involve change of any kind

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 509 words 2 mins 15 secs

<3 “Change", is the idea that Eternity has STOPPED being what it was, it has been destroyed, it has been replaced by something that did not exist, which also will be replaced by an upcoming denial of what is. Anything...

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44. When the separation is over, only Holy Trinity is real

Friday, May 24, 2019 799 words 3 mins 33 secs

"Eternity will shine away the world."

"The world will spin into the nothingness from which it came."

"A forgiven world cannot last."

"There is no world."

This may seem obvious to say, but... whatever existed BEFORE the separation, is **all** that should exist AFTER...

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43. Illusions of reality - darkness does not exist

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 1389 words 6 mins 10 secs

Have a look at this picture. It seems like an image of a person. You can see a hand waving. You can see the person's head and shoulder. There's a person there, isn't there?

Well actually, take a more discerning look....

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42. Space and time are not reality

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 476 words 2 mins 6 secs

Space suggests, something exists over here which does not exist over there. Everything in space is not whole, and is not the whole, and does not exist everywhere. Therefore it doesn't fully exist anywhere. Space is in fact the idea...

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41. The body cannot see reality, ever!

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 2269 words 10 mins 5 secs

"For true perception is a remedy with many names. Forgiveness, salvation, Atonement, true perception, all are one."

True perception, aka Christ Vision, means seeing with forgiveness, ie seeing with a forgiving attitude. This is a mind that does not believe in...

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