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25. Earth is not God's creation

Monday, Apr 10, 2023 1920 words 8 mins 31 secs

Quite often there are discussions in ACIM circles about whether this world is real or not. Whether the planet earth really exists, or is an illusion. Whether perception overlays on top of it or is just a misinterpretation of...

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24. The unnatural nature of earth, which is opposite to heaven

Friday, Apr 07, 2023 2375 words 10 mins 33 secs

In A Course in Miracles, Jesus says that this world - Earth - is upside down, back to front, and inside out. Perhaps we should look at how this is the case, to realize just how OPPOSITE Earth is...

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23. Heaven is a real place beyond the earth

Thursday, Apr 06, 2023 2173 words 9 mins 39 secs

In ACIM Jesus makes many clear references to a distinction between heaven and earth. He particularly uses the term "in heaven" as an opposite to "on earth". This clearly implies to most readers that heaven is some kind of...

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22. The alternative to death

Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 2983 words 13 mins 15 secs

In this world, death is inevitable. This is a scientific and metaphysical fact. Entropy guarantees the end of the universe. It's all going to die.

"Without the idea of death there is no world."

Meanwhile, since it seems that...

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21. The state of conflict and the end of war

Friday, Mar 17, 2023 1052 words 4 mins 40 secs

In the oneness of God, there is no taking of sides. There is only one side, and everyone's on it. Because there is no split, there is no war.

This state of the "absence of conflict" is a state...

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20. You do not want the world

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023 1579 words 7 mins 1 secs

It is critical to recognize this fundamental truth about the world. It is true of the world, it is true of every part of the world, of every world, every planet, every galaxy, and every part of space and...

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19. The true nature of time

Sunday, Jan 01, 2023 584 words 2 mins 35 secs

We may think that when ACIM refers to the past it may be talking about 100 years ago, or 1000 years ago.

But when you think about it, the world seems to present a continuous unbroken stream of events....

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18. Time is death

Friday, Dec 30, 2022 1155 words 5 mins 8 secs

"This is the world of time, where all things end."

This should be fairly easy to understand. Time is the idea that what seems to be here now, cannot remain. It must change. It must stop being what it...

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17. Space and time do not exist

Friday, Dec 09, 2022 633 words 2 mins 48 secs

Time and eternity are opposites. The eternal is always existing, always is here and now, and is forever. There is no beginning or end. There is never a possibility of change, or of what has always existed ceasing to exist....

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16. Resurrect out of the sinful past into the sinless present

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022 1827 words 8 mins 7 secs

A major theme in ACIM is that you are supposed to come out of the PAST into the PRESENT. Basically it's saying that in the separation from God, we made time, by inventing a sense of the past being...

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15. The illusion of space-time

Friday, Aug 27, 2021 1680 words 7 mins 28 secs

Space and time are nothing but beliefs. This doesn't mean that we merely have beliefs "about" space and time, as if they really exist separate from our beliefs. They exist ONLY WITHIN our believing in them, and without believing in...

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14. Learning to think outside the box of spacetime

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 3691 words 16 mins 24 secs

(this will be a fairly long post, so please bare with me)

The ego thought system is based on separation. Separation resulted in space and time. In space, spatial relations are HOW the ego thinks. The physical universe IS its thought...

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13. Spacetime is heaven's exact opposite in every way

Friday, Oct 02, 2020 1134 words 5 mins 2 secs

The world, Earth, this universe, was made as an EXACT LOGICAL OPPOSITE to God's Kingdom. It was made on purpose to OPPOSE every possible quality of God's nature, so as to ATTACK God's nature and suggest that since this world...

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12. What is time? Is it eternity? Is time reality? God's creation?

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 1238 words 5 mins 30 secs


There have been a couple of posts here talking about time, and speculating with wishful-thinking that time is eternal or a creation of God. This is not true. The course...

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11. The ultimate purpose of the body, the world, space-time and perception

Saturday, Jun 01, 2019 421 words 1 mins 52 secs

"The final judgement on the world contains no condemnation. For it sees the world as totally forgiven, without sin and ***wholly purposeless***. Without a cause, and now ***without a function in Christ's sight, it merely slips away to nothingness.**** There...

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10. Space and time are not reality

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 476 words 2 mins 6 secs

Space suggests, something exists over here which does not exist over there. Everything in space is not whole, and is not the whole, and does not exist everywhere. Therefore it doesn't fully exist anywhere. Space is in fact the idea...

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9. The space-time belief - spacetime does not exist

Friday, Dec 07, 2018 379 words 1 mins 41 secs

"The Atonement was built into the space-time belief in order to set a limit on the need for the belief, and ultimately to make learning complete."

God exists everywhere. God fully exists in all locations simultaneously. All of God is in...

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8. Spacetime is an attack on God. It does not really exist

Monday, Oct 29, 2018 494 words 2 mins 11 secs

God's nature is omnipresence. This means God is everywhere simultaneously. God's nature is also eternal, which means it always exists and is always the same, without change.

The idea of "space" is the exact opposite of omnipresence. If omnipresence means "exists...

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7. Spacetime does not exist - there is no world

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 633 words 2 mins 48 secs

"Ultimately, of course, space is as meaningless as time."

Space and time are OPPOSITE to the nature of Heaven. Heaven experiences omnipresence, which means everything is everywhere simultaneously. God is omnipresent, his children are omnipresent, angels are omnipresent etc.

Similarly, time is...

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6. Earth cannot exist without the spacetime belief, which is a false belief

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 242 words 1 mins 4 secs

This world only exists within the space-time belief. Space time IS a belief, and it is a false belief. All beliefs will end. Earth cannot exist without space or time. Spacetime is what holds it apart from itself and animates...

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