A Course in Miracles Blog

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1948. Lift reality away from the world

Sunday, Nov 06, 2022 493 words 2 mins 11 secs

In attempting to forgive the hell in the world, we might really be trying to make it real and then make it go away. This is an attack. The problem is that we have combined what the world IS...

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1947. How does the body make the world seem real?

Friday, Nov 04, 2022 571 words 2 mins 32 secs

If the body is unreal, and assigning reality to the unreality is something only the MIND does, how does the BODY make the world seem real?

"Only the body makes the world seem real."

Since the body is itself...

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1946. The ego tries to violate the golden rule

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 1680 words 7 mins 28 secs

The golden rule is the nature and law of God. In God, everything is equal and shared. What applies to one brother applies to all brothers. What is true of me is true of you. But even moreso, because...

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1945. Projection will always hurt you

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 1283 words 5 mins 42 secs

"Projection will ALWAYS hurt you. It reinforces your belief in your own split mind, and its ONLY purpose is to KEEP THE SEPARATION GOING. It is solely a device of the ego to make you feel DIFFERENT from your...

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1944. Back to basics - what is forgiveness?

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 3133 words 13 mins 55 secs

"The miracle establishes you dream a dream, and its content is not true."

First let's be clear that all true properties belong to God. God's reality entails what is real, permanent, certain, true, exists, is happening, is powerful, has...

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1943. All the ego ever does is separate

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 556 words 2 mins 28 secs

"Projection will ALWAYS hurt you. It reinforces your belief in your own split mind, and its ONLY purpose is to KEEP THE SEPARATION GOING. It is solely a device of the ego to make you feel DIFFERENT from your...

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1942. Sex is for procreation only

Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 1518 words 6 mins 44 secs3 comments

"The only VALID use of sex is procreation. It is NOT truly pleasurable in itself. "Lead us not into Temptation" means "Do not let us deceive ourselves into believing that we can relate in peace to God or our...

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1941. 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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1940. The separation has actually occurred

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022 1950 words 8 mins 39 secs

Read this carefully from ACIM.

"The Separation HAS occurred. To deny this is merely to misuse denial."

These are Jesus's words. They are correct. It does not say that impossible separation from God has been made possible. It does...

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1939. Oneness means sharing - we are all host to God

Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 1623 words 7 mins 12 secs

When I was trying to understand the true nature of oneness as given in ACIM, Jesus kept substituting the word "sharing". I didn't at first understand why that would be the same thing, but now I do.

We're told...

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1938. To forgive, you must overlook your brother's body

Friday, Oct 21, 2022 1810 words 8 mins 2 secs

If a person - ie a body - does something wrong, and you focus on their body and what it did, you are being unforgiving. It isn't possible to keep focusing on the body and forgive the person. You can't...

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1937. What is sin?

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 1533 words 6 mins 48 secs

A classical definition of sin might be that it's some kind of attack you perform which is "against the rules." Some breaking of the law or some unholy evil act which is disallowed and undermines everything that is good....

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1936. Lost in a perception of physical suffering

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 536 words 2 mins 22 secs

If someone tells you that something is medically wrong with a person, your mind will narrow. You'll probably find yourself focusing on their body. You'll feel like you are locked into the situation with no way to escape it....

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1935. It's not just you - the world is difficult

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022 560 words 2 mins 29 secs

Ok so you might be feeling like you're incapable, always making mistakes, are clumsy, can't communicate with people well, or problems just keep happening that you can't seem to solve. But it's not just you. It's a systemic problem of...

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1934. The separation between brothers

Monday, Oct 17, 2022 611 words 2 mins 42 secs

In ACIM circles a lot of said with regards to "the separation", and usually always in terms of the separation from God. Some kind of giant distancing which occurred a long time ago and is so vague and nebulous...

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1933. The ego sabotages your happiness

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 694 words 3 mins 5 secs

It's useful sometimes to ask yourself, what is the PURPOSE of this thought I'm having? You might find out that quite often, many of the thoughts that come to mind seem to be put there by the ego, as...

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1932. Unforgiveness is a separation between giving and receiving

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 580 words 2 mins 34 secs

"The unforgiving mind does not believe that giving and receiving are the same."

All unforgiveness is based on a belief that you are separate from others. If you are separate, what applies to them does not apply to you,...

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1931. Learning that giving and receiving are one

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 902 words 4 mins 0 secs

"What you find difficult to accept is the fact that, LIKE your Father, YOU are an idea. And like Him, YOU can give yourself COMPLETELY, wholly without loss, and ONLY WITH GAIN."

When giving and receiving are seen as...

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1930. The unwillingness to give miracles

Friday, Oct 14, 2022 1615 words 7 mins 10 secs

Miracle principle 11 says "A miracle is a service. It is the maximal service that one soul can render another. It is a way of loving your neighbor as yourself. The doer recognizes his own and his neighbor's inestimable...

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1929. Open mindedness vs narrow mindedness

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 1429 words 6 mins 21 secs

I've recently come to appreciate what these two terms mean. When I am taking over control, doing everything myself, identifying what things are and what they mean, assigning labels and projecting judgements, I am actually "narrowing down".

I narrow...

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