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44. We need to rise above the lower mind

Friday, Jun 30, 2023 986 words 4 mins 22 secs

Lately I'm getting the impression from the course, that we have two levels of mind. We have a lower mind and a higher mind.

Before the separation we only had the 'higher' mind, but then we produced a second-order...

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43. Your higher thoughts must replace your ego thoughts

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2023 1694 words 7 mins 31 secs

It seems that Jesus is telling us in the course that all of our regular thoughts are the sole cause of all our suffering. Our faulty THOUGHTS are the problem. Just the mere act of HAVING a thought that is...

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42. Your mind causes the world to change, literally

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023 2178 words 9 mins 40 secs2 comments

Lately I've been noticing that .... my state of mind, has something to do with what happens. I know that sounds a bit far fetched to many people. But we are after all told that this world is a...

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41. Miracle working entails the full realization of the POWER OF THOUGHT!

Sunday, Feb 05, 2023 387 words 1 mins 43 secs

And... a real avoidance of MIS-CREATION. Which means not having the kinds of thoughts which are destructive. ONLY having constructive creative thoughts of life and resurrection!

What Jesus is clearly saying is that you can't just go on through...

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40. Don't be a victim of destructive thinking

Sunday, Feb 05, 2023 1370 words 6 mins 5 secs

"This means that I cannot allow them to leave their mind unguarded, or they will not be able to help me. Miracle-working entails a full realization of the power of thought, and real avoidance of miscreation. Otherwise, the miracle...

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39. Thoughts are creative and powerful

Friday, Feb 03, 2023 726 words 3 mins 13 secs

Thoughts are attempts to create. They are attempts to give and express. They produce effects. They are not passive or neutral. A negative attacking thought is an attempt to use thought for destructive purposes. That means to "mis-create" or...

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38. 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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37. There are no private thoughts

Thursday, Dec 01, 2022 758 words 3 mins 22 secs

Everything is always shared. The separation from God is not "total", by which I mean we never FULLY separated. We tried to, we made illusions of it, and we pushed it to an extreme, but we were never able to...

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36. Thinking outside the box with ACIM

Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 2972 words 13 mins 12 secs

There are many subjects in ACIM which can be difficult to understand. When we try to understand anything, we try to "make sense of it". If it makes sense, we're willing to accept it as true, because we can't...

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35. God's thought system of heaven is holographic

Friday, Jan 14, 2022 888 words 3 mins 56 secs

"The recognition of the part as whole, as of the whole in every part, is PERFECTLY natural. For it is the way GOD thinks, and what is natural to Him, IS natural to you." "Each part you remember adds...

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34. Radically re-thinking A Course in Miracles

Thursday, Jan 13, 2022 2217 words 9 mins 51 secs

You may not realize it, but almost everyone in the world has adopted a very unnatural way of thinking. It is based entirely on separation. And this thinking massively distorts A Course in Miracles.

It starts with very simple...

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33. Comparing the two thought systems

Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 1046 words 4 mins 38 secs

The one and only real thought system is the system of God's thinking in his mind in reality. There is really no other system of thought or function that makes sense or that is wholly sane.

If there were to be...

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32. Thinking like God - There are two ways to think

Friday, Jul 09, 2021 1409 words 6 mins 15 secs

There are two thought systems, and each has its own way of thinking. Each has its own logic and reason.

The ego’s system, which is also the physical world ("the world is false perception"), is based on separation. It completely rejects...

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31. The source of ego thoughts

Monday, May 03, 2021 897 words 3 mins 59 secs

The thoughts that arise in your mind, have a cause. They are produced BY the mind as a result of thinking. They do not show up out of nowhere. Nor are they generated without intention, because "there are no neutral...

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30. 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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29. Adam came up with the tiny mad idea

Thursday, Apr 01, 2021 556 words 2 mins 28 secs

"Adam's "sin" could have touched none of you, had you not believed that it was the FATHER Who drove him out of Paradise. For it is in that belief that knowledge of the Father was lost, for it is only...

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28. You did not do what you think you did!

Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 1567 words 6 mins 57 secs

Here's something that is very radical to many people. And this will sound crazy and ridiculous. But here is a fact.

Anything that seems to happen in this world is taking place in a dream, has NO REAL CONSEQUENCES, and does...

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27. You think you are outside the Kingdom in another world

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 758 words 3 mins 22 secs

"When God created you (in Heaven), He made you part of Him. That is why attack WITHIN the Kingdom is impossible. But YOU made the ego without love, and so it does not love YOU. You could not remain WITHIN...

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26. Rethinking the cold-hearted world

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 1950 words 8 mins 39 secs

When I came to A Course in Miracles, it was largely based on "non-duality" teachings from certain ACIM teachers.

The books spoke of the world as being a shitty place, a hell hole, psycho planet, a world of death and suffering,...

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25. God thinks holographically - wholes within wholes

Sunday, May 19, 2019 479 words 2 mins 7 secs

"The recognition of the part as whole, and of the whole in every part, is perfectly natural. For it is the way GOD thinks, and what is natural to Him, IS natural to you."

What this means is that God, who...

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