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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 1942 words 8 mins 37 secs

When I came to A Course in Miracles, it was through Gary Renard's books, which I later learned were deeply based on Ken W's teachings. They also presented a view that was championed as "non-duality".

The books spoke of the world...

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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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24. Overcoming fearful attack thoughts

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 893 words 3 mins 58 secs

Yesterday was quite a breakthrough. After making a video about immortality and writing a long post about how fear is self attack, Holy Spirit invited me to "practice" the ideas during a visit to a doctor. Usually at these visits...

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23. How the ego thinks vs how God thinks

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 3398 words 15 mins 6 secs

Oneness does not mean "one thing."

In reality, all thinking follows along the lines that whatever applies to one creation, applies to all creations. What is true of one son, is true of another. What is true of you, is true...

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22. Is your brother what you think he is? Do you see him?

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 888 words 3 mins 56 secs

We're presented with an interesting challenge. Before you seems to be a brother who seems to have a body, seems to have a personality, seems to have a history, seems to believe various things and perceive in various ways.

But then,...

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21. Two thought systems = two opposite ways of thinking

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 1761 words 7 mins 49 secs

"Because He did not will to be alone, He created a Son like Himself." It was not His Will to be alone. And neither is it yours."

There are two thought systems, one is God’s system, the other is of the...

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20. You think you did not make the world ... there is no world

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 689 words 3 mins 3 secs

From Lesson 132... totally filled with juicy proof that the world is not real or God's creation.

"W-pI.132.4. THE WORLD IS NOTHING IN ITSELF. 2 Your mind must give it meaning. 3 And what you behold upon it are your wishes,...

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19. Exclusive thinking

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 342 words 1 mins 31 secs

The ego always thinks in terms of exclusion, because its entire logical system is based on "separation" between things.

e.g. A car is not a house. I am here but not there. That was loud, this is quiet.

The hierarchy of illusions...

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18. The two logical thought systems

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 265 words 1 mins 10 secs

Heaven = "Logical AND" e.g.

"I have everything, AND so do you"

"God is made of love, AND so am I"

Ego World = "Logical Exclusive OR"

In ego, no two objects share anything. You can say something like:

(ObjectA but NOT ObjectB) OR (ObjectB...

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17. The thought systems of heaven and earth

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018 771 words 3 mins 25 secs

The thought system of the ego has directly produced this physical universe.

The thought system of God has directly produced heaven.

"Heaven remains your one alternative to this strange world you made and all its ways; its shifting patterns and uncertain goals,...

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