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ACIM Articles about Recognition

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26. Uprooting all your values

Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 775 words 3 mins 26 secs

The aspects of the Earth that you don't like, the things you are not fond of, the stuff you say is bad and wrong, the people you think of as guilty and sinful, are these really a part of...

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25. You do not want to give up the world... yet

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022 1058 words 4 mins 42 secs

Here's the common fact for most of us right now. We VALUE something about this world and do not want to leave it. That's why we're here. That's why we SEE it.

We have a long list of reasons...

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24. 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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23. Confusion and Recognition

Monday, Dec 27, 2021 1296 words 5 mins 45 secs

Our main problem in separating from God is simply not recognizing what is true. "Enlightenment is but a recognition".

If we were to recognize accurately what is true, and what is false, without any distortion, we would attain enlightenment....

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22. Enlightenment is but a recognition and not a change at all

Monday, Feb 08, 2021 667 words 2 mins 57 secs

There isn't really anything that you need to do about the ego. It's really a matter of recognition. You simply don't as yet recognize it for what it IS, and you think it is something else.

Recognition requires you to have...

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21. Illusions recognized must disappear

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 1496 words 6 mins 38 secs

Jesus says when you recognize an illusion AS an illusion, it disappears. But how does this work? How do you recognize an illusion?

An illusion is something that does not exist, but which seems like it exists. Or more fundamentally, something...

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20. Forgiveness as a recognition of your true self

Monday, Jul 13, 2020 878 words 3 mins 54 secs

It may seem that you have fallen from grace, have become corrupted, damaged and broken. It may seem you have become hurt or have hurt yourself, and now need healing. It may seem something is wrong with you, you have...

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19. Recognizing that evil people are not evil

Monday, Apr 20, 2020 1565 words 6 mins 57 secs

Believing that evil is real, is a mistaken perception. It's actually a failure to recognize what the so-called evil is. Only in a total lack of recognition, does it appear to be "real evil" at all. Without forgiveness, it seems...

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18. Not recognizing what you're doing

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 729 words 3 mins 14 secs

One of the major problems we have is that while in ego, we're in a state of confusion. And that means we've lost sight of what is true and real. This then leads to confusing things which are false with...

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17. Recognizing illusions for what they are

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 507 words 2 mins 15 secs

We do not recognize an illusion when we see one. Since birth we've been looking at this world believing it's real. It seems real enough. But "there is nothing so blinding as perception of form."

The problem is, we don't have...

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16. How to recognize illusions for what they are

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 2595 words 11 mins 31 secs

"Illusions recognized must disappear."

Let's say there is a monster behind the door. It's dark back there, and there was a strange noise. Something seemed to move. Because of the darkness, there is a lack of ability to see clearly, and...

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15. The recognition of holiness - the end of the world

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 517 words 2 mins 17 secs

This is an important passage which describes how you bring the ego and its world TO the holiness of truth, EXPOSE IT to the light, and it is SHONE AWAY by the light. Earth, which is part of the ego's...

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14. How the mind recognizes that the world is not real

Friday, Sep 07, 2018 1347 words 5 mins 59 secs

The below quotes are from sections about true perception and how it works while still in a body.

It speaks of how the body's eyes STILL see what seems to be an "outside world" of differences, forms, bodies, places.

However, the mind...

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13. Illusions, when recognized, must disappear

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2018 411 words 1 mins 49 secs

Here is yet another way to explain why death is not part of the program for a miracle worker.

1. Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing real can be hurt, attacked, made sick, or dead. Reality has eternal life.

2. If there...

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12. Seeing past bodies and recognizing that all people are immortal spirit

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 362 words 1 mins 36 secs

Only in the past couple of months have I started to really get this picture, that all people are equal brothers who are perfect immortal beings, sinless and guiltless and bodyless.

When I therefore see bodies I am not seeing the...

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11. The many benefits of recognizing individuality

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 294 words 1 mins 18 secs

Everything in the Course makes so much more sense to me now that I see there are MANY INDIVIDUALS in God's creation.

1) Recognizing that you and your BROTHER each have your own mind and your own free will

2) Recognizing that...

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10. Recognizing reality for what it is

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 1388 words 6 mins 10 secs

The problem we have mainly is we do not correctly recognize what anything is. Even if we're looking right at it.

In the separation, we stopped recognizing that God is God, that we are immortal, that separation is impossible, and that...

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9. True or correct perception recognizes what is true AND false

Friday, Dec 01, 2017 669 words 2 mins 58 secs

True perception is the ability to discern clearly, the *difference* between what is TRUE, and what is FALSE. To discern BOTH of these correctly is a state of RECOGNIZING what something is, and what something is not.

It contains BOTH these...

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8. Beware of the form of the course, recognize the deeper meaning

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 751 words 3 mins 20 secs

A Course in Miracles, the book, unfortunately does not contain everything there could ever be said on every subject.

It's important to recognize this. Since there is so much "truth" in the book, or conveyed through its words, many people come...

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7. Recognizing that other people's attempt to attack you, are just temptations

Friday, Oct 06, 2017 236 words 1 mins 2 secs

Gradually over time as you recognize more clearly who is responsible for doing what to whom, and that all attack is self-attack, you will start noticing that other people's attacks are not really attacks.

Their attack, is not really something which...

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