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28. People all seem to be different

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2016 1035 words 4 mins 36 secs

People are all different. One of the most harmful aspects of this ego world is the attempt to make everyone the same and gloss over their differences. This is the ego's attempt to pretend that 'everything is ok' and 'we...

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27. Let's talk about sacrifice

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2016 983 words 4 mins 22 secs

The truth is, while you value something and believe there is truth in it, you will not want to let it go. You're convinced other stuff is less true and is not what you want, and that you should protect...

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26. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and your way will be made straight

Monday, Apr 04, 2016 1025 words 4 mins 33 secs

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and your way will be made straight" - this is the ULTIMATE FORM OF FORGIVENESS.

I will explain.

There is only one problem. Not many. Not multiple layers. One problem: separation from God. We are...

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25. You think that death is real, because you have forgotten God

Sunday, Apr 03, 2016 1048 words 4 mins 39 secs

You think death is real, but you quickly forget that everything that ever 'died' is just part of a big DREAM you're having while you're asleep. This world is part of this dream and everything that happens in it is...

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24. A Course in Miracles is a radical teaching

Sunday, Apr 03, 2016 188 words 0 mins 50 secs

To say A Course in Miracles presents a radical teaching is an understatement. It includes:

a) You are immortal

b) There in no death

c) Nothing happens to you that you don't choose

d) There are no victims

e) There is no reason for any...

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23. Feeling remorseful about rejecting God

Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 1165 words 5 mins 10 secs

When you thought that you had hurt your relationship with God and done something really bad - sin - you didn't think you were worthy of love any more. You felt ashamed. You went off on your own feeling sad...

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22. Your deep belief that you're unworthy of God

Friday, Apr 01, 2016 644 words 2 mins 51 secs

Somewhere deep down inside you believe you are unworthy of God. You think God doesn't want you and doesn't love you. Or that even if He does, you don't deserve it.

Because you forgot who you are - that you are...

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21. Offering guilt in an attempt to atone for doing something wrong

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 943 words 4 mins 11 secs

It is easy to offer guilt as a way to atone for doing something wrong or not doing what you were supposed to. We give little 'gifts' of guilt. We're trying to say, ok, I acknowledge that I failed in...

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20. The idea of having healthy boundaries

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 903 words 4 mins 0 secs

Healthy boundaries.. it's a concept thrown around as something to strive for. But what are boundaries and how do you make them and do they even exist?

You can only theoretically have boundaries between separate people. It's as though, if you...

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19. The ego's version of forgiveness and learning to correct it

Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 1405 words 6 mins 14 secs

Quite often while reading the ACIM text I am blown away by Jesus's crystal-clear clarity on various topics. It's like, there couldn't possibly be any way to explain MORE clearly. Last night as I read about forgiveness it was no...

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18. Forgiving the dishonesty of food packaging

Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 623 words 2 mins 46 secs

I complain that food manufacturers constantly package food in containers which are way larger than the contents, and when you go to open it up you find it's half empty and feel deceived. It IS a dishonest practice. At first...

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17. The world isn't heaven in disguise, it isn't real at all

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 865 words 3 mins 50 secs

Many course students believe that the physical world is a kind of heaven-in-disguise, but simply hidden behind their mistaken perceptions. It's as if to say, once they purify their mind of false perceptions, they will see it 'how God intended...

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16. Trying to wake up from the ego with the ego is painful

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 1182 words 5 mins 15 secs

Trying to wake up from the ego while still having the ego is PAINFUL. We have identified ourselves AS the very ego that we're apparently trying to undo. And even as we take some small steps to undo it, we...

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15. We must wake up from isolation into a shared reality, together

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 534 words 2 mins 22 secs

Probably most of us start working on a spiritual path from a state of isolation. We see everyone else as flawed or a reason to want to be more spiritual, and so we work on ourselves - separately from them...

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14. Exploring the mindset of Oneness

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 879 words 3 mins 54 secs

The course speaks from a perspective of Oneness. That means quite literally that you and all other people are ONE person - one mind, one being. It means you SHARE a mind with everyone else. It should be immediately obvious...

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13. The illusion of many separate problems

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 429 words 1 mins 54 secs

The ego wants you to believe that there are many separate problems because this implies that there are many separate CAUSES of problems. It suggests if you fix this one problem it will be solved, but there will always be...

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12. Idol worship and victimhood

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 1432 words 6 mins 21 secs

It basically works like this. You believe you are not loveable and are separate from the love that you ARE. You experience a sense of lacking love. This creates a false need. The need motivates you to search. You search...

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11. Truth is an experience, not information

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 770 words 3 mins 25 secs

The truth is not information. It is not an idea or a thought. It is not a fact, like a statement about something. It is not some piece of information you can learn mentally through studying it. It isn't a...

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10. An early experiment in miracle working

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 653 words 2 mins 54 secs

Practiced a little bit of `miracle working` this morning ... the 'change the dream' and 'reverse cause and effect' kind. I am reporting this just because I'm still experimenting/learning/discovering what is possible and maybe it is useful.

I had back pain...

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9. Are you being tempted by the ego?

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 581 words 2 mins 34 secs

In ACIM the idea of evil is defined as 'ego', more or less. Not just individual egos but also a collective one.

The ego uses temptation to distract you from the truth. It is capable of creating scenarios in which...

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