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65. The secrets of the saintly miracle workers

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 931 words 4 mins 8 secs

I'm trying at the moment to get a better handle on how various MIRACLE WORKERS have been able to achieve their states of mind, and gain access to true miracle working power.

Most of these miracle workers are Christians...

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64. Why you have ego rebounds - you do not want the truth

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 1203 words 5 mins 20 secs1 comments

In the separation from God and yourself, all that's happened is a part of your mind has believed in being separate. This "split mind" believes things which are not true, and not of God.

We call it the ego,...

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63. A forgiveness prayer for the sick and dying

Monday, Oct 16, 2023 1071 words 4 mins 45 secs

If a person is sick, God is a murderer.

If the sickness exists, if it has reality, it has been created, then it must have been created by God.

Only what God creates is real, or exists, or...

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62. Trying to find perfection in the world

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023 983 words 4 mins 22 secs

There is a fundamental difficulty in choosing anything in this world. Everything in this world lacks everything else. Everything has taken a side, has separated itself off, has made itself different, and does not have what other things have....

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61. 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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60. 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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59. All that I give is given to myself

Thursday, Jul 27, 2023 1222 words 5 mins 25 secs

This is the title of ACIM lesson 125. The essence here is to realize that everything you give, you receive, because giving and receiving are one. Per the golden rule, whatever you "do to another", you literally and directly...

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58. Becoming invulnerable to the world

Thursday, Jul 13, 2023 1129 words 5 mins 1 secs

In our default ego react-to-the-world mode, it seems that how we feel is dictated by what happens. The "hierarchy of illusions" tells us that something has a given amount of importance or seriousness and that we should have an...

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57. Human ego body emotions are not real

Friday, Jul 07, 2023 2421 words 10 mins 45 secs1 comments

I recently had to struggle through a period of intense emotional release, coupled with a lot of crying. It was triggered seemingly by father's day, inducing a grieving period and sense of loss, but it seemed to also move...

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56. Are you ready to stop dying in war and live in peace?

Sunday, May 21, 2023 500 words 2 mins 13 secs

To experience peace, there must be no conflict. It's just not just some state where you can still be ego and expect to have peace happen to you. Peace is the absence of war and attack. Just as love...

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55. You are not a victim, stop pretending to be

Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 776 words 3 mins 26 secs

If you are immortal, nothing can victimize you.

In order to see yourself as victimized, you have to pretend to be mortal.

To be mortal, you have to attack your own immortality.

Having attacked your immortality you will perceive...

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54. Beyond the secret of salvation

Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 725 words 3 mins 13 secs

When I used to consider "the secret of salvation", which is the idea that you are "doing it to yourself", I could recognize the need for total responsibility. I saw that anything which I thought someone was doing to...

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53. The cure for all sickness

Thursday, Apr 13, 2023 1257 words 5 mins 35 secs

"Atonement heals with certainty, and cures all sickness."

"The body can be healed as an effect of true forgiveness. Only that can give remembrance of immortality, which is the gift of holiness and love."

Sounds like we need to...

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52. You are immortal, so stop trying to die!

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2023 2759 words 12 mins 15 secs

"You are not sick, and you cannot die. But you CAN confuse your self with things that do."

"You play the game of death, of being helpless, pitifully tied to dissolution in a world which shows no mercy to...

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51. Stuck in false perceptions?

Sunday, Apr 02, 2023 594 words 2 mins 38 secs1 comments

"False perception", ie being heavily in your ego, is a state of imprisonment. It's a very closed way of looking at things, it cuts you off from the light, wraps you in heavy walls, and makes everything look serious....

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50. The suffering of the mortal body

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023 1586 words 7 mins 2 secs1 comments

The body is very much the opposite of your reality as an immortal being. Your real self can never be changed, attacked, hurt or destroyed. But the body is defenseless, exposed and vulnerable, capable of destruction and utterly unsafe...

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49. 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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48. You're making it all up as you go along

Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 1783 words 7 mins 55 secs

Over time with ACIM you may come to realize that you're making everything up as you go along. What things mean when stuff happens isn't actually a part of what happens. There is a judgement happening which comes in between...

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47. When the world tells you that you should suffer

Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 1401 words 6 mins 13 secs

There was a situation in which something went wrong, but there wasn't any evidence whatsoever that the person involved caused it to happen. It seemed like there was no way they could've caused it. I noticed that as a...

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46. It is your thoughts alone that cause you pain

Friday, Feb 03, 2023 946 words 4 mins 12 secs

You may be accustomed to just thinking about "stuff". As if thought is a natural function which you can use however you like. It seems like you can think about anything without any effect. As if every thought is...

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