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82. The imprisonment of special relationships

Thursday, Nov 09, 2023 1400 words 6 mins 13 secs

Everyone should love everyone, and be a part of everyone. That is natural. What is unnatural is to be separated off and not share with each other.

The device which we use to separate ourselves off, is the body....

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81. What is hell and how does earth reflect hell?

Thursday, Nov 09, 2023 1669 words 7 mins 25 secs

Let's start with a simple fact, "an opposite to God does not exist." God is everything, and the opposite of everything is nothing. Nothingness DOES NOT exist. You cannot go there, experience it, live in it, or have it....

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80. Separation means dissociation

Tuesday, Nov 07, 2023 661 words 2 mins 56 secs

Becoming angry, blameful, accusing someone or believing someone is guilty, is really your secret attempt to get rid of a guilt that's inside yourself. A guilt which you put there. When you try to project it onto someone else,...

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79. Heaven and Earth - A circle within a circle

Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 799 words 3 mins 33 secs

"The body is a tiny fence around a little part of a glorious and completely limitless idea. It draws a circle, infinitely small, around a very little segment of Heaven, splintered from the whole,...

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78. Universal guilt accompanies separation

Friday, Oct 13, 2023 680 words 3 mins 1 secs

As I see it now, guilt isn't just some little emotion you have only some of the time, in certain situations. The way Jesus presents it, ANY amount of separation produces guilt.

As soon as you separate, you are...

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77. Bodies are separation devices

Sunday, Sep 24, 2023 633 words 2 mins 48 secs

Bodies are incredibly separating. They are like anchors, and little prison cells. One body is over here, the other is over there, separated by a gap of space and time. If you are in and as your body, and if...

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76. The one problem of separation

Thursday, Aug 17, 2023 420 words 1 mins 52 secs

There is really only ONE problem. That seems easy to say, but think about how many problems you think there really are. Is there really only ONE? A single little problem? A single problem which if you solve it,...

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75. The cost of being separate

Saturday, Jul 29, 2023 982 words 4 mins 21 secs

Our egos counsel us to separate ourselves off from others. That means identifying solely with your own body, and not with or beyond the bodies of others. It also means seeing yourself as completely cut off from others. No-one...

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74. The split mind and the two levels of mind

Saturday, May 20, 2023 1000 words 4 mins 26 secs

There is a fundamental split in the mind, which has produced essentially two systems of thought at once. There is heaven and there is earth, and there seems to be a separation between them. Jesus doesn't say that your whole...

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73. The separation is a split in your mind

Friday, May 19, 2023 493 words 2 mins 11 secs

1. "The Separation is merely another term for a split mind."

So the so-called "separation from God" or "being separate" or "believing in separation" is in YOUR mind, in the form of YOUR mind being SPLIT. It splits by...

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72. The separation from reality has made us insane

Saturday, May 13, 2023 2250 words 10 mins 0 secs2 comments

What A Course in Miracles calls "the separation", was a rejection of reality. We denied what was real and blocked our awareness of it. We lost touch with reality and forgot what it was like.

"The separation is merely a...

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71. Ego wants to be separate and autonomous

Friday, May 12, 2023 609 words 2 mins 42 secs

Ego is the idea of being a completely separated off, isolated, alone, totally self-reliant, exclusive special unique self, which has no relationships with anyone and relies on no-one. Completely autonomous as though it is totally cut off from everything.


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70. Anger and fear are attempts to separate

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 1466 words 6 mins 30 secs

When you are angry, you are using projection to try to make someone guilty. It's really an attempt to take some guilt or pain or upset from inside of you and push it out onto the world.

"ALL anger...

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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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