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70. The many things in the world are not different

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2023 2047 words 9 mins 5 secs

One of the major teachings of A Course in Miracles, also present in Buddhism and Hinduism and many other belief systems, even present in the very first lessons of the Workbook, is that the physical world is a world...

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69. The body must be recognized as nothing

Monday, Feb 13, 2023 787 words 3 mins 29 secs

"The body is the symbol of WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE. It is clearly a separation device, and therefore does not exist."

The body is nothing. It's not something. It's not this or that or these states or conditions....

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68. Space and time do not exist

Friday, Dec 09, 2022 633 words 2 mins 48 secs

Time and eternity are opposites. The eternal is always existing, always is here and now, and is forever. There is no beginning or end. There is never a possibility of change, or of what has always existed ceasing to exist....

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67. Nightmares vs Happy Dreams

Tuesday, Nov 08, 2022 1237 words 5 mins 29 secs

Nightmares and happy dreams have one thing in common, they are both dreams. It cannot be the fact that it is a dream that determines whether it is happy or not. It also can't really be a matter of...

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66. The one cause of all your suffering

Tuesday, Nov 08, 2022 615 words 2 mins 44 secs

When you look back upon your life and remember all the bad shit that happened, the things that made you suffer, the stressing out and the fearful horror, the intense drama, the pain and misery, all the times that...

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65. The unreality of the world

Sunday, Nov 06, 2022 2507 words 11 mins 8 secs

A collection of ACIM quotes focusing on the UNREALITY of the world. It is vital, and our only task, to correctly identify the world AS unreal, to take away from it all sense of reality and assign it to...

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64. Lift reality away from the world

Sunday, Nov 06, 2022 493 words 2 mins 11 secs

In attempting to forgive the hell in the world, we might really be trying to make it real and then make it go away. This is an attack. The problem is that we have combined what the world IS...

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63. How does the body make the world seem real?

Friday, Nov 04, 2022 571 words 2 mins 32 secs

If the body is unreal, and assigning reality to the unreality is something only the MIND does, how does the BODY make the world seem real?

"Only the body makes the world seem real."

Since the body is itself...

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62. The separation has actually occurred

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022 1950 words 8 mins 39 secs

Read this carefully from ACIM.

"The Separation HAS occurred. To deny this is merely to misuse denial."

These are Jesus's words. They are correct. It does not say that impossible separation from God has been made possible. It does...

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61. Miraculous reality can't be explained

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 1111 words 4 mins 56 secs

When we look at the nature of reality, of heaven's laws, we find that it's kind of a combination of "oneness" and "multiplicity." We're told in ACIM there are many creations of God, plus our own creations, plus the Holy...

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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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