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21. Seeing people as a body produces specialness and war

Thursday, Sep 21, 2023 2566 words 11 mins 24 secs

Every time I see a body, I am tempted to believe I'm seeing a person. The person seems separate from me, they are not me at all, their body belongs exclusively to them, it's not my body, we are not...

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20. Recognizing the call for love requires oneness

Saturday, Aug 19, 2023 1534 words 6 mins 49 secs

We know the secret of salvation tells us that we are doing everything to ourselves, but we also need to realize how it applies to others. The only way to correctly grasp how it applies to others, is to...

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19. Holy relationship beyond the body

Monday, Apr 17, 2023 945 words 4 mins 12 secs

You may notice that all the times you refer to someone, you refer to their body almost exclusively. You barely have a notion of the person that doesn't in some way involve their body. You might even be surprised...

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18. You split your mind when you attack people

Saturday, Apr 08, 2023 1765 words 7 mins 50 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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17. God is both personal and impersonal

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2023 1595 words 7 mins 5 secs

This is a conclusion I've come to over time, and I'll explain why it makes sense to me.

God is whole. Everything God does is whole. When God creates he fully creates. What he creates is fully created and...

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16. Sex is for procreation only

Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 1518 words 6 mins 44 secs3 comments

"The only VALID use of sex is procreation. It is NOT truly pleasurable in itself. "Lead us not into Temptation" means "Do not let us deceive ourselves into believing that we can relate in peace to God or our...

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15. The separation between brothers

Monday, Oct 17, 2022 611 words 2 mins 42 secs

In ACIM circles a lot of said with regards to "the separation", and usually always in terms of the separation from God. Some kind of giant distancing which occurred a long time ago and is so vague and nebulous...

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14. Opposition and special relationships

Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 1753 words 7 mins 47 secs

In ACIM we're often talking about "the separation", or being separate. This is a way to describe a divide between two things. But another way is to refer to two "opposites". Heaven and hell, life and death, reality and illusions,...

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13. The dimensions of relationship

Thursday, Aug 12, 2021 1800 words 8 mins 0 secs

In terms of how you as an individual being "relate" or are related to other beings, there is more than one aspect to it.

1) You have a relationship directly with God who is your creator above you. God created you...

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12. Unconditional love and holy relationships

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021 2349 words 10 mins 26 secs

Unconditionality, means that something applies the same way to many things. In a sense this is impersonal, in that it does not treat a given person differently from others. At the same time, if the treatment is TOTAL all inclusive...

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11. Your relationship with your brother and your self

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021 2108 words 9 mins 22 secs

In heaven, you and your brother share everything. Not just as two beings who "trade", but as two beings who are one. You overlap, sharing the same space. You are in him and he is in you. He literally is...

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10. Repairing your broken relationship with God

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020 1016 words 4 mins 30 secs

The secret of salvation tells us that we are doing everything to ourselves, but this is often used only to try to "re-frame" the stuff we thought other people were doing to us. If we open it up, there's a...

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9. Your natural relationship with God

Tuesday, Sep 01, 2020 1359 words 6 mins 2 secs

There is a divine order to your creation.

God is the primary source and creator. Without him nothing exists, not even you.

God created you. Just to be clear, that means everything that you are, everything that you have, everything you are...

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8. Special body relationships

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 1518 words 6 mins 44 secs

The thing about the body is that it's a limitation. You as a spirit are unlimited, infinite, everywhere. You are omnipresent like God. To seemingly "enter" a body you have to massively confine yourself to one location, separated off from...

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7. The relationship of mind and body

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 1413 words 6 mins 16 secs

Here’s what I‘ve learned from ACIM and recent experiences.

1. The body does not really exist at all, except as a temporary projected 3D image coming from the mind. It is an illusion. It has no mind, soul, will, power, or...

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6. The Holy Family - Perfect family relationships

Sunday, May 20, 2018 694 words 3 mins 5 secs

The ONLY model for a correctly functioning family, is God's model of Heaven.

It is very simple.

God creates all children of God (Sons of God/Souls) simultaneously.

All of these children are perfectly equal and identical and loved equally. They all love each...

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5. Holy relationships require you to be unaffected by others, positively or negatively

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 547 words 2 mins 25 secs

Holy Relationships occur when a person recognizes that the other does absolutely nothing to them, nether good nor bad, neither beneficial or harmful, neither special or hurtful.

In specialness, you believe the other DOES things to you, causes you to feel...

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4. Ego relationships are not relationships at all - nothing ego is shared

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 470 words 2 mins 5 secs

With regards to your ego and the ego of your brother, everything about it is self inflicted and separate. What is in your ego is not in your brother's ego. They are two separate, private worlds. They do not connect...

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3. Holy relationships are based on shared interests, with a mutual enemy - the ego

Saturday, May 27, 2017 940 words 4 mins 10 secs

Your relationships can turn from hate to holiness, if you will recognize that you have a common enemy.

Your relationship is not just you and the other person.

Your relationship is you, the other person, and the ego.

The two of you may...

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2. The ego's game of special relationships

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 683 words 3 mins 2 secs

In our special relationships, we think of a particular person as our savior, idol, bestie, or appointed partner. We adore them with very exclusive terms and special attention. Things that we reserve only for them and for no-one else.

This is...

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