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35. Thy will not my will be done - being of service to spirit

Saturday, Mar 04, 2023 1122 words 4 mins 59 secs

“Before you will to do anything, ask Me if your will is in accord with Mine. If you are sure that it IS, there will BE no fear.”

Part of the ego belief is that we have a WILL...

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34. God gave your mind the freedom to deny itself

Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 2783 words 12 mins 22 secs2 comments

"If you deny Him, you bring sin, pain, and suffering into your OWN mind, because of the power He gave it. Your mind is capable of creating worlds, but it can also DENY what it creates, because it is...

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33. Doing God's will

Sunday, Jan 17, 2021 2739 words 12 mins 10 secs

God's will isn't really a matter of "whether" you do God's will or not. If God wills something, it is done. But that doesn't mean you have no freedom.

ACIM teaches that "God does not coerce" and "even God would not...

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32. Unwillingness is the ego's version of free will

Friday, Sep 25, 2020 684 words 3 mins 2 secs

"An unwilling will does not mean anything, because it is a contradiction in terms which actually leaves nothing. You can make yourself powerless only in a way that has NO MEANING AT ALL. When you think you are unwilling to...

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31. Free will means there is no grounds for guilt

Saturday, Aug 01, 2020 1029 words 4 mins 34 secs

I was doing something and inquired of Holy Spirit, "Is it okay that I'm doing this?". The response was, "You're free."

This is always the response I get when questioning what I'm doing. Regardless of what I'm doing. Regardless of what...

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30. The power of your free-will choice

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 931 words 4 mins 8 secs

Jesus merely asks us to choose again. To keep choosing again until we make the correct choice.

"I must have made a wrong decision because I am not at peace. I made the decision myself but I can choose otherwise."

He tells...

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29. Being willing to uncover blocks to awareness

Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 1452 words 6 mins 27 secs

In order to uncover a blocked awareness, we need to be willing to admit to the truth. And that means being willing to admit that we are NOT doing what we are claiming to be doing, we DO want the...

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28. Why don't we want to do God's will?

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 938 words 4 mins 10 secs

God's will for us is perfect happiness, all the time. Total safety, love, blessing, peace, joy, no problems, perfect health, invulnerability, miraculousness, innocence. The end of sadness, grief, pain, sickness, fear and death. God wants this for us all the...

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27. Listening to guidance - Doing God's Will

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 931 words 4 mins 8 secs


At times, I ask for guidance. And I get the guidance. But then I go into a mode of trying to decide whether to follow the guidance, or not, which means I am not...

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26. Everyone should love everyone, are you willing?

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 774 words 3 mins 26 secs

"Everyone should love everyone."

"You cannot enter into REAL relationships with ANY of God's Sons, unless you love them all, and EQUALLY. Love is not special. If you single out PART of the Sonship for your love, you are imposing guilt...

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25. A little willingness invites the holy spirit

Sunday, Jun 02, 2019 464 words 2 mins 3 secs

To be willing, is a movement in a VERTICAL direction upwards towards God/Holy Spirit/Light. Unwillingness is a movement away from God into the darkness of the ego. In order to become willing, you have to willingly and trustingly move at...

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24. The secret of salvation is based on your free will

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 558 words 2 mins 28 secs

<3 Let's say that you have totally free will, and I also have totally free will. That means that there you are FREE FROM my will. It literally means I CANNOT do anything to you. There you are, fully causal,...

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23. 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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22. Death is not God's Will

Friday, May 04, 2018 614 words 2 mins 43 secs

"Behold the Guide your Father gave you, that you might learn you have eternal life. For death is not your Father's Will, nor yours, and whatever is true IS the Will of the Father."

"When you are weary, remember you have...

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21. Perfect free will and responsibility for choice

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 670 words 2 mins 58 secs

This segment spells it out plain and clear. YOU are 100% responsible for EVERYTHING you experience, you CHOOSE everything that happens, and nothing happens to you against your free will.

"This is the only thing that you need do for vision,...

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20. Why you have independent individual free will

Thursday, Apr 05, 2018 1576 words 7 mins 0 secs

(And why the idea of only one son, one dreamer, one perceiver, no individuals, non-duality, etc are bullshit)

"Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take...

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19. More glorious quotations on free will

Monday, Apr 02, 2018 597 words 2 mins 39 secs

"That is why rehabilitation is a collaborative venture. I can tell you what to DO, but this will not really help you unless you collaborate by believing that I know what to do. Only then will your MIND will to...

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18. Your individual God-Given free will

Monday, Apr 02, 2018 363 words 1 mins 36 secs

Jesus talks further about the power of your FREE WILL.

"All things BECOME possible through our joint will. But my will alone will not help you. Your will is as free as mine, and God Himself would not go against it."


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17. God is a creator of free-willed beings

Monday, Apr 02, 2018 2025 words 9 mins 0 secs

The main thing I don't really like about ideas of non-duality and oneness, is that it really ignores the CREATIVE qualities of God.

If there is only God, and there is nowhere to go, and nothing to do, and God is...

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16. Let go and let others come to God willingly

Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 469 words 2 mins 5 secs

Jesus often speaks truth in such a simple way yet so deep and profound and accurate and wise... he said in reference to other people:

"Let them come to God willingly, do not try to force them to home."

Theres so much...

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