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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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45. The darkness no-one wants to look at - everything in the world is hopeless

Monday, Jan 09, 2023 1969 words 8 mins 45 secs1 comments

Ok so Jesus lets the cat out of the bag in the section titled "The real alternative." Here he speaks of how utterly disappointing and hopeless the world is. He talks of how all the world's roads lead to...

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44. Feeling peaceful because the world sucks

Sunday, Jan 01, 2023 1365 words 6 mins 3 secs

I feel more relaxed and peaceful, which I think is a result of looking at the world's system of failure, unrelenting attack and constant problems.

There was always an effort to resist the world going wrong, a constant tension...

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43. The whole world entirely sucks

Saturday, Dec 24, 2022 651 words 2 mins 53 secs1 comments

I was thinking for a while that maybe certain people were inept. Maybe it was certain groups of people. Maybe it was medical people. And maybe it was the body. Maybe it was just some portion of things. But...

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42. The world is always a disappointment

Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 3569 words 15 mins 51 secs1 comments

"You do not really want the world you see, for it has disappointed you since time began."

Let me first just say that I don't intend for this to be a "negative" post. Nor is it being pessimistic. But it's...

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41. The one cause of all your suffering

Tuesday, Nov 08, 2022 615 words 2 mins 44 secs

When you look back upon your life and remember all the bad shit that happened, the things that made you suffer, the stressing out and the fearful horror, the intense drama, the pain and misery, all the times that...

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40. Lost in a perception of physical suffering

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 536 words 2 mins 22 secs

If someone tells you that something is medically wrong with a person, your mind will narrow. You'll probably find yourself focusing on their body. You'll feel like you are locked into the situation with no way to escape it....

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39. It's not just you - the world is difficult

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022 560 words 2 mins 29 secs

Ok so you might be feeling like you're incapable, always making mistakes, are clumsy, can't communicate with people well, or problems just keep happening that you can't seem to solve. But it's not just you. It's a systemic problem of...

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38. 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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37. Invulnerability to death

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 1068 words 4 mins 44 secs

Being vulnerable in itself isn't a bad thing. To be vulnerable is to be exposed and open to something. Able to be affected by it. If you expose yourself to God openly you would resurrect into eternal life and...

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36. The one thing you do that leads you into hell

Sunday, May 01, 2022 2346 words 10 mins 25 secs

Somewhere in your mind, before all the consequences and side-effects that cascade, spiraling down into hell, there is a FIRST STEP. There's an initial "something" that you do, which leads to all the rest. It's the CAUSE of every aspect...

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35. 10 Steps to hell and back

Thursday, Apr 21, 2022 266 words 1 mins 10 secs

1. We had the idea we could be separate from God.

2. We invested the idea with belief, even though it was impossible. We believed in a total opposite to God.

3. This mad idea was projected outward and formed...

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34. It's always you doing all of it to yourself

Wednesday, Sep 08, 2021 1398 words 6 mins 12 secs

ACIM reiterates many times that WE ALONE ARE THE CAUSE of our own suffering. We are not ever at the effect of the world. We are the cause of the world, the dream, and everything we feel and think and...

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33. The root cause of all suffering

Sunday, Jul 04, 2021 1599 words 7 mins 6 secs

Upon entering the separation, we immediately entered into states of suffering. This happened because we rejected our wholeness. By choosing to believe we could be separate from God, in the fall of man, we were choosing not to be the...

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32. Being responsible for the suffering of others

Thursday, May 13, 2021 1137 words 5 mins 3 secs

Everyone has free will. Which means that all experiences are chosen. And nothing happens to anyone without their consent or choice. If this weren't true, it would be possible that someone's free will could be taken away from them, violated,...

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31. Salvation from suffering

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 887 words 3 mins 56 secs

If you dream that an animal is attacking you, you can hardly blame the animal for attacking you. If you believe it is not you that's making the animal attack you, then you might believe the animal itself its attacking...

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30. The experience of personal hell

Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 2276 words 10 mins 6 secs

"Some illusions are shared, and some are part of your personal hell."

In this world, there are circumstances, events, happenings, situations, scenarios, some of which seem tolerable, and some of which are a nightmare. And rest assured that the world is...

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