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36. The Holy Spirit is your Teacher and Therapist

Friday, Dec 29, 2023 780 words 3 mins 28 secs

How about we think of it this way. You suck. So you need help. Or more to the point, you don't know where you are, what you are, how you got here, what to do, what anything is, what...

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35. The secrets of the saintly miracle workers

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 931 words 4 mins 8 secs

I'm trying at the moment to get a better handle on how various MIRACLE WORKERS have been able to achieve their states of mind, and gain access to true miracle working power.

Most of these miracle workers are Christians...

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34. Letting go of the bad and the good

Monday, Sep 04, 2023 504 words 2 mins 14 secs

Sometimes Jesus will say that both your positive and your negative feelings about the body or the world are detrimental. This can seem confusing because you might think only the negative stuff is a problem. And most people focus on...

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33. 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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32. Give up all the pleasures of the world

Friday, Jun 23, 2023 856 words 3 mins 48 secs

We are asked to be willing to give up "the pleasures of the world." The reason is that, if we see ourselves as at the effect of anything in the world, we're saying it has power over us to...

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31. You are the ruler of the universe

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023 1153 words 5 mins 7 secs

I think perhaps we under appreciate what being "ruler of the universe" really entails. It seems fanciful and lofty and like some kind of fake superhero idea.

"My self is ruler of the Universe." - "It is impossible that...

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30. Total commitment to the truth

Thursday, May 04, 2023 1449 words 6 mins 26 secs1 comments

The aim of our purification, of sorting out the true from the false, is to become fully committed only to the truth. This means purifying or filtering out anything which is not of God, and accepting everything that is of...

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29. 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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28. The secret of salvation stems from your immortality

Monday, Mar 27, 2023 1413 words 6 mins 16 secs1 comments

The "secret of salvation" is simply the recognition that, if you are suffering in any way, you must have done it to yourself. No-one else could have done it to you, because you are immortal and invulnerable.

Paired with...

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27. Can you save the world?

Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022 795 words 3 mins 31 secs

If you want to be happy, and the world is a shit hole, can you be happy? If the world is broken, everything keeps dying, nothing lasts, sooner or later everything goes to hell, and there's an insurmountable amount...

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26. Escape from guilt and reclaim your innocence!

Thursday, Nov 17, 2022 629 words 2 mins 47 secs

Resurrecetion and salvation is all about finding freedom from GUILT. Which means reclaiming your INNOCENCE. Guilt is the subtrate of the ego, of all sickness, all forms of suffering, the world, and even death. Without guilt there is no...

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25. Should we save the world?

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022 1887 words 8 mins 23 secs

Jesus in ACIM talks quite a lot about saving the world. This obviously can lead to some confusion. Does it mean the world is to be kept? Does it mean we need to save the animals? Is it a...

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24. The bullshit idols of external salvation

Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021 2434 words 10 mins 49 secs1 comments

Catchy title eh.

"God dwells within, and your completion lies in Him. No idol takes His place. Look not to idols. Do not seek outside yourself."

Ok so, this is quite fundamental. Who you are, one with God, is...

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23. It's always you doing all of it to yourself

Wednesday, Sep 08, 2021 1398 words 6 mins 12 secs

ACIM reiterates many times that WE ALONE ARE THE CAUSE of our own suffering. We are not ever at the effect of the world. We are the cause of the world, the dream, and everything we feel and think and...

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22. The way out of hell

Thursday, Jun 10, 2021 2995 words 13 mins 18 secs

Before the separation, you were simply in heaven having a great time. Immortal, invulnerable, happy, loving, full of life.

Then the separation happened and we produced a state exactly opposite to heaven - heaven's logical opposite. A physical world in which...

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21. Salvation from suffering

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 887 words 3 mins 56 secs

If you dream that an animal is attacking you, you can hardly blame the animal for attacking you. If you believe it is not you that's making the animal attack you, then you might believe the animal itself its attacking...

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20. The simplicity of salvation

Monday, Dec 07, 2020 3168 words 14 mins 4 secs

Salvation is SO simple, that it can seem difficult to grasp, especially when we are so used to being deceived that there are many separate, different, isolated problems. When the form of the problem deceives you, which is believing that...

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19. Your defenses don't save you, they attack you

Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 699 words 3 mins 6 secs

"If I defend myself I am attacked."

"My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability."

"Defense do what they would defend."

"In my defenselessness lies my safety."

It's interesting but, when we try to defend ourselves, under the belief that we are making ourselves more...

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18. The power of choice leads to salvation

Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 1269 words 5 mins 38 secs

In ACIM, there is a central pillar which was not clear to me before. It is an unexpected strategy for acheiving salvation, which is pointed to and reinforced over and over again. And in effect is the ONLY way.

We may...

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17. The fearful compulsion to save

Sunday, Jan 05, 2020 966 words 4 mins 17 secs

When a situation presents itself, on a physical level, with signs and symptoms and effects that you can see and touch, it seems to be real to you. If you do not overlook it, they form evidence and proof that...

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