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ACIM Articles about Separation


69. The ego tries to violate the golden rule

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 1680 words 7 mins 28 secs

The golden rule is the nature and law of God. In God, everything is equal and shared. What applies to one brother applies to all brothers. What is true of me is true of you. But even moreso, because...

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68. Projection will always hurt you

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 1283 words 5 mins 42 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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67. All the ego ever does is separate

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 556 words 2 mins 28 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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66. 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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65. The separate life

Friday, Sep 30, 2022 919 words 4 mins 5 secs

Separation is really about trying to do everything alone, without God. After all, if you separate yourself off from God, who was essentially doing everything for and with you, you end up in a position where you have do...

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64. We are not separate people - our mind is shared

Wednesday, Sep 07, 2022 2712 words 12 mins 3 secs

The great lie of the world is that we are all separate. Each of our bodies testifies to this. I have my own body, my own feelings, my own mind, my own thoughts, my own beliefs. It seems that...

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63. There is no separation? Well actually there is, sort of

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022 2415 words 10 mins 43 secs3 comments

One of the worst and most generalizing interpretations of ACIM's teaching, is that "there is no separation". This has framed any kind of separateness as wrong. It has associated all separation with duality, and has stripped oneness of any possibility...

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62. Separation vs The Separation from God

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 764 words 3 mins 23 secs

"The Separation HAS occurred. To deny this is merely to misuse denial. However, to concentrate on error is merely a further misuse of legitimate psychic mechanisms. The true corrective procedure, which has already been described as the proper use of...

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61. The solitude of the separate self

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 868 words 3 mins 51 secs1 comments

We speak of the separation from God. But the separation is also a separation from the sonship, which means a separation not only from others, but also from the part of you which is shared with them.

Before the...

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60. The one thing you do that leads you into hell

Sunday, May 01, 2022 2346 words 10 mins 25 secs

Somewhere in your mind, before all the consequences and side-effects that cascade, spiraling down into hell, there is a FIRST STEP. There's an initial "something" that you do, which leads to all the rest. It's the CAUSE of every aspect...

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59. The body is a separation device

Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 1745 words 7 mins 45 secs

In God's Kingdom, each individual being is also all of the other beings. There is a shared oneness. Everyone is everyone.

"One brother is all brothers. Every mind contains all minds. Such is the truth." "The Sonship is your soul."

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58. The journey without distance

Thursday, Feb 10, 2022 2278 words 10 mins 7 secs

There are two approaches to spiritual progress.

1) You start out with nothing and have to attain, build, accumulate, get, learn, grow, become, seek, do something, believe in, empower, achieve, turn into, so that you will be more than you...

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57. Claiming your freedom from imprisonment

Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 5727 words 25 mins 27 secs

In A Course in Miracles there are hundreds of references to FREEDOM scattered throughout. Freedom is also contrasted against its opposite, which is imprisonment, enslavement, being bound to the ego, to the body, to darkness, suffering and death. The...

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56. The true meaning of the separation from God

Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 2754 words 12 mins 14 secs

"Separation" is an ACIM buzzword and yet often misunderstood. Most people associate separation with something unnatural, something to remove, and a sign of the ego. Separation is bad, oneness is good. Anything that even hints at a sign of separation...

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55. The stages of separation and ascension

Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 1002 words 4 mins 27 secs

God created heaven and its reality. It is the only absolute reality. This is all that existed before the separation and ALL THAT WILL EXIST afterwards. Planet Earth and space and time are not a part of this whatsoever.

In the...

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54. Adam came up with the tiny mad idea

Thursday, Apr 01, 2021 556 words 2 mins 28 secs

"Adam's "sin" could have touched none of you, had you not believed that it was the FATHER Who drove him out of Paradise. For it is in that belief that knowledge of the Father was lost, for it is only...

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53. Nothing happened

Friday, Nov 20, 2020 1186 words 5 mins 16 secs

The vital truth of forgiveness, is to recognize that what you thought happened, DID NOT HAPPEN.

"Forgiveness is the recognition that what you think your brother did has not OCCURRED."

This doesn't mean that it happened and then you forget about it....

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52. Forgiving God is necessary to undo the separation

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 533 words 2 mins 22 secs

While doing a fervent forgiveness process, I started to think of my relationship with God. This is where things get juicy. We might not think of whether we are really loving God because we typically are not aware of God,...

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51. The body as a separation device between parts of mind

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 1342 words 5 mins 57 secs

The body is a wall, like a fence, which was drawn around a PART of your total mind, in order to section it off and claim it as personal territory. The purpose of this body fence is to define that...

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50. The making of a separated self

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 886 words 3 mins 56 secs

As Jesus says, "the separation has occurred". The separation is another name for the fall of man. We did in fact "fall asleep" and dream of another world in which we believed in and thus made/maintained "en ego". It has...

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