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13. Seeing people as a body produces specialness and war

Thursday, Sep 21, 2023 2566 words 11 mins 24 secs

Every time I see a body, I am tempted to believe I'm seeing a person. The person seems separate from me, they are not me at all, their body belongs exclusively to them, it's not my body, we are not...

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12. Sex is for procreation only

Friday, Oct 28, 2022 1518 words 6 mins 44 secs3 comments

"The only VALID use of sex is procreation. It is NOT truly pleasurable in itself. "Lead us not into Temptation" means "Do not let us deceive ourselves into believing that we can relate in peace to God or our...

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11. Opposition and special relationships

Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 1753 words 7 mins 47 secs

In ACIM we're often talking about "the separation", or being separate. This is a way to describe a divide between two things. But another way is to refer to two "opposites". Heaven and hell, life and death, reality and illusions,...

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10. Selfishness and specialness

Friday, Mar 27, 2020 1371 words 6 mins 5 secs

"The ego is the idea of selfishness."

At the very foundation of the entire ego thought system is the idea of selfishness. But more accurately, it is the idea of not sharing. It's an idea of being exclusive, the ownership of...

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9. Special body relationships

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 1518 words 6 mins 44 secs

The thing about the body is that it's a limitation. You as a spirit are unlimited, infinite, everywhere. You are omnipresent like God. To seemingly "enter" a body you have to massively confine yourself to one location, separated off from...

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8. The big sex lie

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 2211 words 9 mins 49 secs

This may not be popular.

True relationship is between one person and everyone, simultaneously. The human body was constructed in order to disrupt this relationship, and to focus on isolation, so that rather than being in relationship with everyone, you are...

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7. Ego specialness vs the equality of all Brothers

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1725 words 7 mins 40 secs

Do you think you know what the ego is?

Do you think you know what separation means?

How many of you believe the idea that "ego" means "separation", and that therefore any kind of separation is ego? Or that all forms of...

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6. The ego's laws of chaos - the need for specialness

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 692 words 3 mins 4 secs

"The first chaotic law is that the truth is different for everyone. 2 Like all these principles, this one maintains that each is separate and has a different set of thoughts that set him off from others. 3 This principle...

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5. Ego presents only a lose-lose situation, tempting you with specialness

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 1079 words 4 mins 47 secs

Everything about the ego appears to present one way that you can win, and one way that you can lose. It always suggests there's some way to get away with something, to escape the effects of something. To be the...

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4. The ego's game of special relationships

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 683 words 3 mins 2 secs

In our special relationships, we think of a particular person as our savior, idol, bestie, or appointed partner. We adore them with very exclusive terms and special attention. Things that we reserve only for them and for no-one else.

This is...

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3. Special love and special hate are within you

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 664 words 2 mins 57 secs

The Course talks about how special love covers up special hate.

I always thought of this as though special love is our special relationships, isolated friendships, marriages, etc. ... and that the special hate was 'somewhere else' in some unconscious realm...

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2. Making something special requires something else to be hated

Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 958 words 4 mins 15 secs

One thing people in the world don't realize, is that when you make one part of the world 'special', it HAS to make other parts of the world rejected.

So if I say, I really love Mac computers, it tends to...

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1. Specialness... how do we make something special?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 709 words 3 mins 9 secs

For something to be special it has to have a value that is different to the value of something else. We give it its value by taking away value from something else.

So if I have an apple and an orange,...

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