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1868. The sick are merciless to everyone - but miracles can undo it

Monday, May 09, 2022 1799 words 7 mins 59 secs1 comments

Ok so, this is possibly a touchy subject, and I'm not trying to make anyone feel guilty. If you have some kind of a sickness, pain, upset, disability, whatever, this is going to be talking about that and I...

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1867. Miracle mindedness vs miracle working

Friday, May 06, 2022 861 words 3 mins 49 secs

"The distinction has also been made here between "miracle-mindedness" as a STATE, and "miracle-doing" as its expression."

Note that there are TWO aspects to miracles. Most people seem to refer to miracles as getting into a certain state of mind,...

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1866. God's creations come with a guarantee

Thursday, May 05, 2022 795 words 3 mins 31 secs

God is permanence. What God creates is also permanent. How can it be, that if God has created you as permanent, that you can malfunction? The whole idea that you can even have anything wrong with you is completely...

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1865. I have nothing, but I share everything with everyone

Thursday, May 05, 2022 3179 words 14 mins 7 secs

"There is nothing about me that you cannot attain. I have nothing that does not come from God. The main difference between us as yet is that I have NOTHING ELSE. This leaves me in a state of true...

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1864. Behind all grievances there is love

Thursday, May 05, 2022 671 words 2 mins 58 secs

The interesting thing about all blocks to awareness, is that there is always love behind them. The block is there to hide the love. The block also makes it seem like the love is not there. But if you...

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1863. Forgiving your self condemnation

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 1283 words 5 mins 42 secs

"Although you have attacked yourself, and very brutally"

In the separation from God, each of us has condemned ourselves. We've accused ourselves of sin, and condemned ourselves to suffer. We want ourselves to be punished, murdered, and destroyed. Ultimately...

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1862. The ego believes it has triumphed over God as his enemy and opposite

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 1282 words 5 mins 41 secs

"To the ego, THE EGO IS GOD."

"The ego's goal is quite explicitly EGO AUTONOMY. From the beginning, then, its PURPOSE is to be separate, sufficient unto itself, and independent of any power EXCEPT ITS OWN. This is WHY...

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1861. The ego's attack on God

Monday, May 02, 2022 1211 words 5 mins 22 secs

"Listening to the ego's voice MEANS that you believe it is possible to attack God. You believe that a part of Him has been torn away by YOU."

"We have repeatedly emphasized that the ego DOES believe it...

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1860. 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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1859. Purification is necessary first

Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 1426 words 6 mins 20 secs

ACIM: "Miracle Principle 7

Miracles are everyone's right, but purification is necessary first."

DICITIONARY: "the process of making something spiritually or ceremonially clean."

What is purification? It is the process of removing "impurities", so that you end up with...

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1858. Your sinlessness is guaranteed by God

Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 3368 words 14 mins 58 secs

I really like this term - "sinlessness". It feels good. It feels the way "there is no sin" feels when I say it. That my sinlessness is guaranteed by God, is right up with there "I am still as God...

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1857. The body is a separation device

Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 1745 words 7 mins 45 secs

In God's Kingdom, each individual being is also all of the other beings. There is a shared oneness. Everyone is everyone.

"One brother is all brothers. Every mind contains all minds. Such is the truth." "The Sonship is your soul."

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1856. Nothing so blinding as perception of form

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022 1851 words 8 mins 13 secs

Real vision means unlimited seeing. The ability to see anywhere at anytime, without limits. That means being able to see across the universe even, ignoring the laws of physics.

"Perception can reach EVERYWHERE under His guidance, for the vision...

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1855. Reintegrating the dissociated split mind

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022 1241 words 5 mins 30 secs

"We have said before that the separation was and IS dissociation, and also that once it had occurred, projection became its main defense, or the device which KEEPS IT GOING."

Believing in separation from God produces a split in...

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1854. 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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1853. Miracles give life and raise the dead

Thursday, Apr 21, 2022 679 words 3 mins 1 secs

In God, you are eternal life. You are immortal. You are given life by God, and you are made of life. Your gift of life allows you to give life. And so you can create life just as God...

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1852. Earth is a mirror reflecting heaven or hell

Thursday, Apr 21, 2022 931 words 4 mins 8 secs

"That was the first projection of error outward. The world (Earth) arose to hide it, and became the screen (mirror) on which it was projected (a second projection ONTO the mirror which produces perception - what is reflected back...

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1851. 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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1850. Redefining christian elements in ACIM

Saturday, Apr 16, 2022 4546 words 20 mins 12 secs1 comments

A glossary of christianity terms reinterpreted and clarified by Jesus in A Course in Miracles.

Here are some elements of ACIM which may sound christianity-oriented, but of course Jesus redefines and clarifies their meaning.

1. Heaven - is the kingdom...

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1849. What is the devil?

Thursday, Apr 14, 2022 2128 words 9 mins 27 secs

In ACIM, there is no real devil. However, he does describe our BELIEF in the separation, or the denial of God, as "the devil". It's like putting a label on our authority problem. Since "the ego is part of...

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