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34. The Holy Spirits Function

Sunday, Dec 03, 2023 649 words 2 mins 53 secs

The Holy Spirit proves the ANSWER. Your function is to listen and accept his answer.

The Holy Spirit provides the HEALING. Your function is to RECEIVE AND EXTEND it. To let yourself be an instrument of healing which he...

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33. Beyond the secret of salvation

Friday, Apr 21, 2023 725 words 3 mins 13 secs

When I used to consider "the secret of salvation", which is the idea that you are "doing it to yourself", I could recognize the need for total responsibility. I saw that anything which I thought someone was doing to...

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32. Seeking forgiveness before you make errors

Saturday, Oct 08, 2022 1173 words 5 mins 12 secs

For a long time I have focused on "the secret of salvation". This is to do with realizing that you are the cause of everything you are experiencing. And therefore that you are responsible for all your own suffering....

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31. Responsibility for sight

Friday, May 13, 2022 2373 words 10 mins 32 secs1 comments

Let's think about projection as more like an energy thing. You are a light, and you shine outward. You broadcast and radiate energy.

It depends what's in you, at the root of the light, as to what will shine out...

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30. Your sole responsibility of accepting the atonement

Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021 2088 words 9 mins 16 secs3 comments

Many here are familiar with a line that says your "sole responsibility" is to accept atonement for yourself. This has, however, been butchered and used as a separation device, and an excuse for not doing anything. When you look...

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29. Everything is deliberate

Friday, Aug 27, 2021 520 words 2 mins 18 secs

This is the law of cause and effect. Where there is cause there must be effects. Where there are effects there must be a cause. There cannot be effects without an ONGOING cause. As soon as cause is taken away,...

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28. Why anger is never justified

Saturday, May 22, 2021 730 words 3 mins 14 secs

You are the cause of everything you experience. You cannot be victmized against your will. This is the secret of salvation. "You are doing it to yourself." You are responsible for choice because you have free will.

When you DISOWN this...

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27. Being responsible for the suffering of others

Thursday, May 13, 2021 1137 words 5 mins 3 secs

Everyone has free will. Which means that all experiences are chosen. And nothing happens to anyone without their consent or choice. If this weren't true, it would be possible that someone's free will could be taken away from them, violated,...

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26. Taking Responsibility

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 563 words 2 mins 30 secs

"The sole responsibility of God's teacher is to accept the Atonement for himself."

The ego is completely against the idea of being responsible for everything.Since ego believes strongly in sin and guilt and the reality of victimhood, it believes that if...

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25. Taking responsibility for healing

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 2221 words 9 mins 52 secs

When ACIM talks about the secret of salvation, it goes on to talk about how there is a singular lesson the Holy Spirit teaches, transcendent of all forms of suffering:

"The Holy Spirit will repeat this ONE inclusive lesson of deliverance,...

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24. There are 3 stages of responsibility and forgiveness

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 258 words 1 mins 8 secs

1. Everything other than me is responsible for sin happening. Everyone else is responsible for my condition and happiness. Everyone else is doing everything to me. The world is causing me. I am not responsible for anything (face of innocence,...

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23. Owning up to causing everything

Sunday, Oct 07, 2018 470 words 2 mins 5 secs

Sometimes what "the secret of salvation" reveals is not pretty. It very simply means you do everything to yourself. On purpose. Deliberately.

That reveals some sometimes shocking and hard to accept truths.

Such as that, if I am not at peace *I*...

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22. The mind is ALWAYS responsible for body sickness!

Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 2325 words 10 mins 20 secs

"THE CENTRAL LESSON IS ALWAYS THIS; that what you use the body for it will become to you. Use it for sin or for attack, which is the same as sin, and you will see it as sinful. Because it...

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21. Perfect free will and responsibility for choice

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 670 words 2 mins 58 secs

This segment spells it out plain and clear. YOU are 100% responsible for EVERYTHING you experience, you CHOOSE everything that happens, and nothing happens to you against your free will.

"This is the only thing that you need do for vision,...

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20. Being 100% responsible for everything is freedom

Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017 937 words 4 mins 9 secs

Jesus is asking us to be fully responsible for everything we experience.

It means you cannot ever again be a victim in any way.

It means nothing happens to us against our will.

It means if we decide something, it happens. If we...

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19. Who is responsible for the body?

Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017 1274 words 5 mins 39 secs

From lesson 261...

"The body is a fence the Son of God imagines he has built, to separate parts of his Self from other parts. It is within this fence he thinks he lives, to die as it decays and crumbles....

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18. Being fully responsible for everything you experience takes your power back

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 2944 words 13 mins 5 secs

The entire ego thought system is an attempt to deny and get rid of God, ourselves, and truth. It is an attempt to displace responsibility for who and what we are, what we are experiencing, and how these experiences were...

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17. Your responsibility of accepting the atonement - for everyone

Sunday, Oct 01, 2017 930 words 4 mins 8 secs

It is important for you to claim the atonement for yourself, because you are an extender of God's love.

If there is a block in your awareness, whereby you are not willing to receive love for yourself, love is not going...

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16. Who is responsible for putting thoughts in your mind?

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 361 words 1 mins 36 secs

Sometimes people say you should meditate and watch your thoughts go by. They say you should not believe the thoughts or get engaged with them. It seems helpful up to a point to be able to let them go without...

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15. There are two types of victims, positive victims and negative victims, and both are irresponsible

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 422 words 1 mins 52 secs

The type of victim you're familiar with is the negative victim. Something seems to happen to them that they do not want.

The positive victim is someone for whom stuff happens to them that they do want.

What's wrong with that?

Well, it...

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