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64. The body is the idea of sin

Thursday, Jul 20, 2023 1111 words 4 mins 56 secs1 comments

You can think of it like this. The body itself is the idea of sin. Without sin, there is no body. It is not possible to remove the sin from the body and keep the body. The body IS...

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63. Forgive the world of sin

Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 1132 words 5 mins 1 secs

Let's say that the entire contents of spacetime is sin. It is an idea of sin. Sin is a lack of love. The world was made as an attack on God, as a sin against him. Let's say that...

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62. Forgiving the appearance of sin

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023 1291 words 5 mins 44 secs

"You will be made whole as you MAKE whole, for to perceive in sickness the appeal for health, is to recognize in hatred the call for love. And to give a brother what he REALLY wants, is to offer...

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61. Undo your guilt to undo the ego

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022 776 words 3 mins 26 secs

You are either innocent or guilty. These are the only options. If sin is real, you are guilty, and guilt is real. If sin is not real, you are innocent, and guilt is not real. You can also say...

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60. You are just mistaken, not guilty

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022 1924 words 8 mins 33 secs

"ANY mistake can be corrected, if TRUTH be left to judge it. But, if the mistake is given the STATUS of truth, to what CAN it be brought? The "holiness" of sin is kept in place by just this...

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59. The ego and the world are not really guilty

Tuesday, Nov 08, 2022 797 words 3 mins 32 secs

We think of the world as the opposite to heaven, made to be its opposite as an attack on God. But something else also happened in the separation. We switched around what is true and what is false. By...

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58. Back to basics - what is forgiveness?

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 3133 words 13 mins 55 secs

"The miracle establishes you dream a dream, and its content is not true."

First let's be clear that all true properties belong to God. God's reality entails what is real, permanent, certain, true, exists, is happening, is powerful, has...

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57. What is sin?

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 1533 words 6 mins 48 secs

A classical definition of sin might be that it's some kind of attack you perform which is "against the rules." Some breaking of the law or some unholy evil act which is disallowed and undermines everything that is good....

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56. You can only see your own sins in other people

Thursday, May 26, 2022 1894 words 8 mins 25 secs

It may sound simple enough to say "you but accuse your brother of your own sins." But if you think on this deeply, you'll realize how strange this is. It holds up even when you are angry at someone,...

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55. Generalizing the learning to one single lesson

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1286 words 5 mins 42 secs1 comments

"If you can accept the ONE GENERALIZATION NOW, there will be no need to learn from many smaller lessons."

Effectively what the Holy Spirit is trying to teach you is ONE LESSON. This one lesson is to learn how...

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54. Your sinlessness is guaranteed by God

Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 3368 words 14 mins 58 secs

I really like this term - "sinlessness". It feels good. It feels the way "there is no sin" feels when I say it. That my sinlessness is guaranteed by God, is right up with there "I am still as God...

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53. How projecting sin makes your body sick <3

Thursday, Mar 24, 2022 3864 words 17 mins 10 secs

There is a lot of resistance to this very radical part of ACIM, so let's look at it even more closely.

When you project sin onto others, you are accusing them of your own sins. You do this to...

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52. Intense hidden hatred

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 943 words 4 mins 11 secs

"You do not realize how much you hate each other. You will not get rid of this until you DO realize it, for UNTIL then, you will think you want to get rid of EACH OTHER and KEEP THE...

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51. Darkness and the evil sinful shadow world

Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021 4701 words 20 mins 53 secs

To understand the separation from God, consider the relationship between light and darkness.

At first, light is everywhere in heaven. Then in the separation, the presence of light is resisted by trying not to will that there be light. This...

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50. Tempted by another's sins

Monday, Dec 20, 2021 1076 words 4 mins 46 secs

The ego is sneaky about projecting sin and guilt onto others. If someone else is not really doing anything wrong, it is riskier and perhaps more difficult for you to "unfairly" project your own sin and guilt onto them....

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49. Forgiving the world of sin and death

Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 2162 words 9 mins 36 secs

Originally, the only existence was in Heaven. But in the separation, we opposed heaven and made an opposite state of mind. This state of mind then projected an opposite world, rooted in the idea of death (opposition to eternal...

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48. All sin is just a mistake

Saturday, Jun 19, 2021 2775 words 12 mins 20 secs

Everything that we consider to be a sin, is nothing more than being mistaken. Being mistaken means you are making an error in judgement. You've come to a false conclusion. It means you are incorrect. You have faulty reasoning. You...

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47. The illusion of sin

Monday, May 24, 2021 1519 words 6 mins 45 secs

The truth is, there is no real sin. Sin, the idea that you can attack something real, is literally impossible. Reality cannot BE attacked because it is permanent. Therefore sin is 100% impossible.

The question then is, what is this "sin"...

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46. Physical sin and the proof of resurrection

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 2111 words 9 mins 22 secs

In this world, sin is an EVENT. In fact, it is anything that seems to HAPPEN. Any physical change, any transformation of materials, any movement, any action, anything bodies of any kind do, any chemical interactions of particles, it is...

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45. Outside othe world of sin there is no sin

Monday, Nov 02, 2020 1512 words 6 mins 43 secs

We here in spacetime are accustomed to living well within the confines of the ego thought system. This whole world, this universe, was made in a thought of separation. It IS the ego thought system - a system of thought...

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