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80. The importance of comparing and contrasting

Friday, Apr 14, 2023 2106 words 9 mins 21 secs

"You, then, have two conflicting evaluations of yourself in your minds, and they CANNOT BOTH BE TRUE. You do not yet realize how COMPLETELY different these evaluations are, because you do not understand how lofty the Holy Spirit's perception...

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79. The secret of salvation stems from your immortality

Monday, Mar 27, 2023 1413 words 6 mins 16 secs1 comments

The "secret of salvation" is simply the recognition that, if you are suffering in any way, you must have done it to yourself. No-one else could have done it to you, because you are immortal and invulnerable.

Paired with...

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78. The two categories

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2023 760 words 3 mins 22 secs

After a while you realize that many things are really the same thing. And there are really only two categories of things. There's what's real, and what isn't. Love/life and its opposite - a seeming lack of love/life.


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77. The truth seems like insanity

Monday, Jan 30, 2023 531 words 2 mins 21 secs

The ego is a state of insanity, in which what is true and false are completely confused with each other. In ego we have conditional love. We believe that some things are just downright evil, guilty, bad and wrong....

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76. Nothing has gone wrong

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 575 words 2 mins 33 secs

I remind myself of heaven's nature. I remind myself that in reality nothing has ever gone wrong. Nothing God created has ever changed. Reality cannot be affected. Nothing real can be hurt. There is no sickness or suffering or...

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75. The truth about fear

Monday, Apr 25, 2022 715 words 3 mins 10 secs

The way Jesus describes the separation from God, there's a huge laundry list of aspects to this "state" that we've entered. The whole entire ego thought system and all its contents, has been given many labels by Jesus. Labels which...

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74. The truth about sickness, fear and victimhood

Thursday, Mar 24, 2022 1024 words 4 mins 33 secs

In ACIM Jesus sometimes says some things which would be .... possibly offensive... to many people. These truth bombs don't go so far as to point fingers or to try to make people guilty, but it's quite likely that...

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73. Fear affirms love, denial affirms truth, ego affirms God

Friday, Aug 27, 2021 911 words 4 mins 2 secs

"denial DEPENDS on the real belief in what is denied for its OWN existence."

To deny something, implies that you actually believe it EXISTS, but that you do not WANT to acknowledge its existence. This isn't the same as the thing...

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72. What is true and what is false?

Monday, Jun 07, 2021 1121 words 4 mins 58 secs

This is the VERY SIMPLE essence of our work with ACIM to return to sanity. We simply need to identity and recognize, correctly, WHAT IS TRUE, AND WHAT IS FALSE.

This recognition comes about through the DISTINCTION between the two. Some...

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71. Forgiveness as a recognition of your true self

Monday, Jul 13, 2020 878 words 3 mins 54 secs

It may seem that you have fallen from grace, have become corrupted, damaged and broken. It may seem you have become hurt or have hurt yourself, and now need healing. It may seem something is wrong with you, you have...

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70. Many opinions on the truth? The first law of chaos

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 1350 words 6 mins 0 secs

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

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69. Truth from the top down

Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 511 words 2 mins 16 secs

With A Course in Miracles, for most of us the journey starts in darkness. The lessons are designed to gradually lift us up out of the darkness into the light. As we read the text and learn of its instructions,...

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68. Are you wiling to let God define the truth?

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 966 words 4 mins 17 secs

"Yet in this learning is salvation born. And what you are will TELL you of Itself."

"I am come to tell you that the choice of which is true is not yours."

I consider myself fairly devoted to ACIM. My attitude about...

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67. Sickness is a defense against the truth - An Example

Sunday, Aug 04, 2019 1205 words 5 mins 21 secs

One time, I was exploring my relationship to the holy spirit and it occurred to me that perhaps I was misunderstanding by presuming he was "separate from me", since I always heard him as a separate voice. And this idea...

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66. What you believe is true will show you a world

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 2778 words 12 mins 20 secs

"You HAVE been wrong about the world, because you have misjudged YOURSELF. From such a twisted reference point, what COULD you see? All vision starts WITH THE PERCEIVER, who judges what is true and what is false. And what he...

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65. Get the fact straight!

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 971 words 4 mins 18 secs

There are some basic facts in the course. These facts are completely clear cut, black and white. They do not have any exceptions. There is no "maybe" to them. They are so perfectly defined and clear that all you can...

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64. Have a little willingness to accept the truth

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 2129 words 9 mins 27 secs

Very simply the entire separation from God is a matter of becoming confused about what is true and what is false. That which is really true (God's truth) has been associated with all the properties of what is false, and...

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63. Immortality is your true nature

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 412 words 1 mins 49 secs

Accepting your true nature as an immortal being is the conclusion of this course. God created you immortal and you will return to your immortality. Nothing can hurt you. You cannot die. Do not try to prove otherwise or you...

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62. The atonement truth - you cannot sin and you haven't

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 1319 words 5 mins 51 secs

"The miracle establishes you dream a dream, and that its content is not true. This is a crucial step in dealing with illusions."

"Nothing at all has happened but that you have put yourself to sleep, and dreamed a dream in...

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61. The illusory world is not reality - the true meaning of illusions

Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 2099 words 9 mins 19 secs

I’ve been studying passages about perception lately. There’s a lot of them. The body’s eyes are only capable of fixating on forms and appearances of physicality. They were made NOT to see. They only register "physical signals" of light coming...

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