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2124. Perception does not prove the world is real

Saturday, Nov 04, 2023 1431 words 6 mins 21 secs

False perception means you are looking at something in such a way that you do not recognize what it is.

If the thing you're looking at is false, your mind will think it's true.

If the thing you're looking...

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2123. Making sense of quotes about "the world"

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2023 3628 words 16 mins 7 secs1 comments

In A Course in Miracles, there are many things said using the term "world." Much of this is confusing as to WHICH world it is referring. In helping to sort this out, let's identify the possible worlds. WORLD #1: God...

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2122. A Course in Miracels shouldn't be that hard to grasp

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2023 2370 words 10 mins 31 secs

For me I want a course that can be learned, is accessible, easy enough to understand, and can be applied without too much hassle. I think A Course in Miracles does this, and that Jesus is an excellent teacher. I...

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2121. The world is nothing - there is no world

Monday, Oct 30, 2023 1975 words 8 mins 46 secs

The world of separation, of space time, including planet Earth and all bodies, all forms and objects, is NOTHING AT ALL.

This is the simple teaching of A Course in Miracles. There is no body, there is no world. It...

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2120. The reflection of heaven on earth is not heaven itself

Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 2181 words 9 mins 41 secs

In ACIM, we're told that we made a world, which is really spacetime, and a part of this spacetime is planet Earth. This didn't exist before the separation from God, and DEPENDS on the continuation of separation in order to...

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2119. Heaven and Earth - A circle within a circle

Friday, Oct 27, 2023 799 words 3 mins 33 secs

"The body is a tiny fence around a little part of a glorious and completely limitless idea. It draws a circle, infinitely small, around a very little segment of Heaven, splintered from the whole,...

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2118. The world is a dead end because it is not a creator

Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 1642 words 7 mins 17 secs

There is a law of God, in that God must give all of himself to create something. And what he creates must therefore inherit everything from God. Nothing can be left out. A son of God inherits EVERYTHING. And...

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2117. Develop your psychic abilities

Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 426 words 1 mins 53 secs

Jesus is encouraging you to open your mind, transcend your boundaries, and develop your psychic abilities. All abilities can be used with the Holy Spirit for good. In fact minds are joined naturally and those who have become better...

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2116. Accepting atonement for yourself alone?

Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 692 words 3 mins 4 secs

Jesus says in the course several times that we have a "sole responsibility". This responsibility is to accept the atonement. And this is usually attached to "for ourselves."

I think this has become one of the most selfishly misinterpreted teachings.

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2115. Does God create machine guns in heaven?

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023 1193 words 5 mins 18 secs

There is a fairly simple question that can be asked to determine if planet Earth is real, exists, or is God's creation.

There are machine guns in this world. Machine guns full of bullets. The bullets are projectiles which...

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2114. Why do ACIM teachers keep choosing death?

Sunday, Oct 22, 2023 3110 words 13 mins 49 secs

This will be a touchy and controversial subject. But we need to be more honest about death and what exactly is going on when spiritual people keep getting sick.

When someone's body dies, and when people have believed that the...

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2113. What if God is included in this?

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2023 657 words 2 mins 55 secs

It's very useful as a tool to consider what something means if God were included. We think far too often "separately" and without including God.

Since God created you as a part of him, you are literally part of God....

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2112. What would God be like if this world were real?

Monday, Oct 16, 2023 712 words 3 mins 9 secs

A very useful tool is to ask yourself the question, "what would God have to be like if he created this?"

An important thing to realize is that whatever God creates, is a part of himself. Whatever he wills,...

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2111. A forgiveness prayer for the sick and dying

Monday, Oct 16, 2023 1071 words 4 mins 45 secs

If a person is sick, God is a murderer.

If the sickness exists, if it has reality, it has been created, then it must have been created by God.

Only what God creates is real, or exists, or...

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2110. Universal guilt accompanies separation

Friday, Oct 13, 2023 680 words 3 mins 1 secs

As I see it now, guilt isn't just some little emotion you have only some of the time, in certain situations. The way Jesus presents it, ANY amount of separation produces guilt.

As soon as you separate, you are...

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2109. The appearance and illusion of physical form

Friday, Oct 13, 2023 1604 words 7 mins 7 secs

An "appearance" is another term for something physical. It's what you see when you take the physical form at face value. You look at what it appears to be on the surface, on the face of it, without any...

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2108. Trying to find perfection in the world

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023 983 words 4 mins 22 secs

There is a fundamental difficulty in choosing anything in this world. Everything in this world lacks everything else. Everything has taken a side, has separated itself off, has made itself different, and does not have what other things have....

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2107. Love all your brothers as part of your self

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023 1587 words 7 mins 3 secs

"That is why the healer's prayer is, "let me know this brother as I know myself."

In truth we are all part of a collective family. It's like a kind of collective consciousness or hive mind. We each have...

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2106. Stepping outside the prison of the body

Saturday, Oct 07, 2023 1813 words 8 mins 3 secs

I think that I recently reached a turning point. It's particularly to do with the sense of being a "separate person". This seemed to come into question, particularly in terms of relationships with others, how I see them, who...

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2105. You're still innocent underneath your guilt

Friday, Oct 06, 2023 1775 words 7 mins 53 secs

God willed that you be innocent forever, and God's will is done. Nothing can ever change this. This innocence isn't merely some kind of judgement of your condition. It's your actual permanent state of being. In your being, in...

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