A collection of A Course in Miracles Quotes
Quotes on "Form"
T1B3D "Embarrassment is only a form of fear, and actually a particularly dangerous form because it reflects egocentricity."
T1B8 "Miracles are a form of healing."
T1B11D "It's a form of correction.)"
T1B24H "They represent the original form of communication between God and His Souls, before the intrusion of fire and ice made this impossible."
T1B40AC "When man can return to his original form of communication with God by direct REVELATION, the need for miracles is over."
T1B41R "Fantasy is a debased form of vision."
T1B41AZ "Penetration DOES NOT involve magic, nor DOES ANY form of sexual behavior."
T1B41AZ "It IS a magic belief to engage in ANY form of body image activity at all."
T2A22 "(Aside: It should be noted that this type of paranoia is an upside down form of religion, because of its obvious attempt to unify into oneness.)"
T2A32 "All mental illness is some form of EXTERNAL searching."
T2B28 "Detachment is essentially a weaker form of dissociation."
T2B58 "It was also explained (the shift to the passive form instead of "He also explained" should be noted."
T2C8 "Those who do are engaging in a particularly unworthy form of denial."
T2C11 "That recognition is a far better protection device than any form of level confusion, because of the advantages of introducing correction at the level of the error."
T2C13 "Physical medicines are a form of "spells.""
T2C13 "In one way, they are a more benign form, in that they do not entail the possession fallacy which DOES enter when a mind believes that it can possess another."
T2C13 "By using physical means to do so, he is not engaging in any form of enslavement, even though he is not applying the Atonement."
T2C21 "Charity is really a weaker reflection of a much more powerful love-encompassment, which is far beyond any form of charity that man can conceive of as yet."
T2E15 "ALL thinking produces form at some level."
T2E29 "This is characteristic of all later theorists, who do not attempt, as Freud did, to split off the fear in his own form of therapy."
T2E32 "Since all such theories lead to a form of therapy in which a re-distribution of psychic energy results, it is necessary to consider OUR concept of libido next."
T2E35 "The result of this approach is essentially a form of hypnosis."
T2E37 "Nothing but level-confusion can result as long as this belief is held in ANY form."
T2E49 "In this incarnation, this can take the form of oedipal involvement and concomitant castration anxiety."
T2E55 "When I told you that you were "ready for Revelation", I did not mean that you had in any way mastered this form of communication."
T3A17 "There is probably no human error that is more fear-provoking (in the will/behavior conflict sense) than countering any form of error with error."
T3A25 "This is a form of arrogance that he would be much happier without."
T3B3 "Responding to ANY form of miscreation with anything EXCEPT a DESIRE TO HEAL (or a miracle) is an expression of this confusion."
T3C7 "The wholly benign lesson which the Atonement teaches is wholly lost if it is tainted with this kind of distortion in ANY form."
T3C11 "Good can withstand ANY form of evil, because light abolishes ALL forms of darkness."
T3C31 "What DID hamper him was a profound sense of personal unworthiness, which, characteristically enough, was sometimes over-compensated for in what might be called a Christian form of grandiosity."
T3D7 "It also explains the quotation which you have never gotten correctly in complete form before: "But this we know, that when He shall appear (or be perceived) we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is."
T3E10 "Perception involves the body even in its most spiritualized form."
T3F17 "The interpretive function of perception, (actually, a distorted form of creation), then permitted man to interpret the body as HIMSELF, which, although depressing, was a way out of the conflict he induced."
T3F19 "Actually, it does come from the unconscious, and is really a distorted form of miraculous perception which he has reduced to word twisting."
T3G27 "Any form of mental illness can truthfully be described as an expression of viciousness."
T3G33 "There are times when this strange lack of real courtesy appears to be a form of humility."
T3G40 "The way this is left is to release EVERYONE involved, by ABSOLUTELY REFUSING to engage in any form of honoring error."
T3G46 "You will lose all your fear of teaching and relating in any form once you know who you are."
T4B17 "The form of the symptom is only a reflection of his particular way of handling the separation anxiety."
T4B21 "Any confusion on this point IS a delusion, and no form of devotion is possible as long as this delusion lasts."
T4C21 "Myths are entirely perceptions and are so ambivalent in form, and so characteristically good and evil in nature that the most benevolent of them is not without fearful components, if only in innuendo."
T4C25 "In each case, the amount of confidence is expressed in some form of percentage, either quantitatively, or merely in terms of "high," moderate, and low."
T4D4 "That was written in that form because it is a good thing to use as a kind of prayer in moments of temptation."
T4F14 "The ego has reacted characteristically here as elsewhere, because mental illness, which is ALWAYS a form of ego-involvement, is not a problem of reliability as much as of validity."
T5G9 "We said before that illness is a form of magic."
T5G9 "It might be better to say it is a form of magical SOLUTION."
T5G14 "The purpose of the Atonement is to save the past in PURIFIED form only."
T5H12 "The ego is a form of ARREST, but arrest is merely delay."
T5I9 "Freud tried every means his very inventive mind could devise to set up a form of therapy which could enable the mind to escape from fixation forever, even though he KNEW this was impossible."
T6A3 "But this IS a form of faith, which you yourselves had grown willing to redirect."
T6B1 "The only emphasis we laid upon it was that it was NOT a form of punishment."
T6B4 "The message which the crucifixion was intended to teach was that it is not necessary to perceive ANY form of assault in persecution because you cannot BE persecuted."
T6D6 "Teach attack in any form, and YOU HAVE LEARNED IT AND IT WILL HURT YOU."
T6E14 "A harsh and strident form of communication arose as the ego's voice."
T7C6 "This is its TEACHING form, because outside the Kingdom teaching is mandatory because learning is essential."
T7C6 "This form of the law clearly implies that you will learn what YOU are from what you have projected onto others and therefore believe THEY are."
T7C7 "That form of the law is NOT adapted at all, being the Law of Creation."
T7C7 "But a good translator, though he MUST alter the FORM of what he translates, NEVER changes the meaning."
T7C7 "In fact, his whole PURPOSE is to change the form SO THAT the original meaning IS retained."
T7C8 "YOU could not do this yourselves because conflicted minds CANNOT be faithful to one meaning, and will therefore CHANGE THE MEANING TO PRESERVE THE FORM."
T7C8 "Therefore, He OPPOSES differences in form as meaningful, and emphasizes always that THESE DIFFERENCES DO NOT MATTER."
T7C9 "God's Law of Creation, in perfect form, does NOT involve the USE of truth to convince His sons OF truth."
T7F3 "Healing IS the Holy Spirit's form of communication, and THE ONLY ONE HE KNOWS."
T8G1 "When attack in ANY form enters your mind, you are EQUATING YOURSELF WITH A BODY."
T8G18 "But if ALL condemnation is unreal, and it MUST be unreal because it is a form of attack, then it can HAVE no results."
T8I4 "Sleep is no more a form of death than death is a form of unconsciousness."
T8I5 "The Holy Spirit cannot distinguish among degrees of error, for if He taught that one form of sickness is more serious than another, He would be teaching that one error can be more REAL than another."
T8J11 "It is merely a denial in the FORM of a request."
T8J11 "The Holy Spirit is not concerned with form at all, being aware only of MEANING."
T9D3 "All unhealed healers follow the ego's plan for forgiveness, in one form or another."
T9D4 "The FORM of the revolt, then, is different, but NOT the content."
T9D4 "The new form of the ego's plan is as unhelpful as the older one, because form does not matter to the Holy Spirit, and therefore DOES NOT MATTER AT ALL."
T9G5 "YOU have made grandiosity, and are afraid of it, because it is a form of ATTACK."
T9J1 "All magic is a form of reconciling the irreconcilable."
T9J2 "But if you refuse to worship him, in whatever form he may appear to you, and wherever you think you see him, he will disappear into the nothingness out of which he was made."
T10F10 "YOUR recognition that whatever seems to separate you from God is ONLY fear, regardless of the form it takes, and quite apart from HOW THE EGO WANTS YOU TO EXPERIENCE IT, is therefore the basic ego threat."
T11B1 "That is what it IS, regardless of the form it takes."
T13C5 "In ANY form, in ANYONE, BELIEVE THIS NOT."
T13H3 "To wish for guilt in ANY way, in ANY form, will lose appreciation of the value of your guiltlessness, and push it from your sight."
T13I4 "For, in the end, whatever form it takes, your guilt arises from your failure to fulfill your function in God's Mind with ALL OF YOURS."
T14E7 "The response of holiness, to ANY form of error, is ALWAYS the same."
T14F8 "You are too bound to form, and NOT to content."
T14F8 "It is merely form, and nothing else."
T14F8 "To the ego, if the form is acceptable, the content MUST be."
T14F8 "Otherwise, it will attack the form."
T14F9 "Yet they but study form, with meaningless content."
T14F10 "For form is not enough for meaning, and the underlying LACK of content, makes a cohesive system impossible."
T14G6 "Every dark lesson teaches this, on one form or another."
T15D2 "It is essential that you accept the fact, and accept it gladly, that there is NO form of littleness that can EVER content you."
T15I5 "God would respond to EVERY need, WHATEVER form it takes."
T15J7 "For, when this recognition dawns clearly, you will NOT be deceived by ANY form the ego takes, to protect itself FROM your sight."
T15J7 "Each form will be recognized as but a cover, for the one idea that hides behind them all."
T16A1 "This is the EGO's interpretation of empathy, and is ALWAYS used to form a special relationship, in which SUFFERING is shared."
T16B2 "This is NOT knowledge, and the form of empathy that would bring it about, is so distorted that it would imprison what it would release."
T16E6 "Every illusion is one of fear, WHATEVER form it takes."
T16F1 "Whatever form they take, they are always an attack on the self, TO MAKE THE OTHER GUILTY."
T16F8 "Yet if ALL illusions are of fear, and they CAN be of nothing else, the illusion of Heaven is nothing more than an ATTRACTIVE form of fear, in which the guilt is buried deep, and rises in the form of "love.""
T16F12 "Whenever ANY form of special relationship tempts you to seek for love in ritual, remember love is CONTENT, and NOT form of ANY kind."
T16F12 "The special relationship is a RITUAL OF FORM, aimed at the raising of the form to take the place of God, at the EXPENSE of content."
T16F12 "There IS no meaning in the form, AND THERE WILL NEVER BE."
T16F12 "The special relationship MUST be recognized for what it is; a senseless ritual, in which strength is extracted from the death of God, and invested in His killer, as the sign that form has triumphed over content, and love has LOST its meaning."
T18A3 "It SEEMS, to take many forms, and each seems to require a DIFFERENT form of acting out, for satisfaction."
T18A3 "The body is emphasized, with special emphasis on certain parts, and USED AS THE STANDARD FOR COMPARISON for either acceptance or rejection of suitability for acting out a special FORM of fear."
T18B4 "When you seem to see some twisted form of the original error rise to frighten you, say only, 'God is NOT fear, but love,' and it will disappear."
T18B5 "Their tiny differences in form are not REAL differences at all."
T18C6 "And what you seem to WAKE to, is but another FORM of this same world you see in dreams."
T18I1 "You cannot even think of GOD without a body, or some form you think you recognize."
T19D2 "But punishment is but another form of guilt's protection."
T19D3 "For then, you will but change the FORM of sin, granting that it was an error, but KEEPING IT UNCORRECTABLE."
T20I6 "For it will meet His purpose, seen in UNADJUSTED form, and suited perfectly to meet it."
T20I7 "Its eyes ADJUST to sin, unable to overlook it in ANY form, and seeing it EVERYWHERE, in EVERYTHING."
T21H9 "And then it WILL be clear to you that, as you look on the EFFECTS of sin, in ANY form, all you need do is simply ask yourself, "Is this what I WOULD see?""
T22C2 "The FORM in which they are accepted is irrelevant."
T22C2 "NO form of misery, in reason's eyes, CAN be confused with joy."
T22C9 "And here we see again another form of the same fundamental illusion we have seen many times before."
T22D3 "The FORM it takes cannot conceal its emptiness from REASON's eyes."
T22D4 "ONLY the form of error attracts the ego."
T22D4 "And yet mistakes, regardless of their form, can be corrected."
T22D4 "Sin is but error in a special form the ego venerates."
T22D5 "Reason will tell you that the FORM of error is not what makes it a mistake."
T22D5 "If what the form CONCEALS is a mistake, the FORM can not prevent correction."
T22D5 "The body's eyes see ONLY form."
T22D5 "Theirs is indeed a strange perception, for they can see ONLY illusions, unable to look beyond the granite block of sin, and stopping at the outside FORM of nothing."
T22D5 "To this distorted form of vision, the OUTSIDE of everything, the wall that stands between you and the truth, is wholly true."
T22D6 "It is HELD BACK by form, having been made to guarantee that nothing else BUT form will be perceived."
T22D6 "Watch how they STOP at nothingness, unable to go BEYOND the form to meaning."
T22D7 "Nothing so blinding as perception of form."
T22D7 "For sight of form MEANS understanding HAS BEEN obscured."
T22D7 "You CAN change form, BECAUSE it is not true."
T22D7 "Reason will tell you that, if form is NOT reality, it MUST be an illusion."
T22D8 "Let not the FORM of his mistakes keep you from him whose holiness is YOURS."
T22G4 "This holy relationship has the power to heal ALL pain, REGARDLESS of its form."
T22G5 "The FORM of error is no longer seen."
T22G7 "What form of suffering could BLOCK your sight, preventing you from seeing PAST it?"
T22G13 "It is unjustified in ANY form, BECAUSE it has no meaning."
T23B6 "And so it matters not what form they take."
T23B11 "And they do battle ONLY to establish which FORM is true."
T23C17 "No law of chaos COULD compel belief, but for the emphasis on form, AND DISREGARD OF CONTENT."
T23C18 "Can an attack in ANY form be love?"
T23C18 "What FORM of condemnation is a blessing?"
T23C18 "Let not the FORM of the attack on him deceive you."
T23C18 "How can it matter what the FORM this madness takes?"
T23C18 "Be not deceived when madness takes a form you think is lovely."
T23C19 "For how else could you PERCEIVE the form they take, with content such as this?"
T23C19 "Can ANY form of this be tenable?"
T23C21 "The seeming gentler FORM of the attack is no less certain in its witnessing, OR ITS RESULTS."
T23C21 "Certain it is illusions will bring fear, because of the beliefs that they imply, NOT for their form."
T23C21 "And lack of faith in love, in ANY form, attests to chaos AS REALITY."
T23C22 "Each is a different form in the progression of truth's reversal, leading still deeper into terror, and AWAY from truth."
T23C23 "Attack in ANY form has placed your foot upon the twisted stairway that leads FROM Heaven."
T23D1 "If it is true attack in ANY form will hurt you, and will do so just as much as in another form which you DO recognize, then it MUST follow that you do not always RECOGNIZE the source of pain."
T23D1 "ATTACK IN ANY FORM IS EQUALLY DESTRUCTIVE."
T23D1 "Its sole intent is murder, and what FORM of murder serves to cover the massive guilt and frantic fear of punishment the murderer MUST feel?"
T23D2 "If the INTENT is death, what matter the form it takes?"
T23D2 "Is death in ANY form, however lovely and charitable it may SEEM to be, a blessing and a sign the Voice for God speaks through you to your brother?"
T23D4 "Would you not WANT to recognize assault upon your peace in ANY form, if only thus does it become impossible that YOU lose sight of it?"
T23D7 "Think you the FORM that murder takes can offer safety?"
T23E1 "In Him is no attack, and no illusion in any form stalks Heaven."
T23E1 "But you ARE asked to realize the FORM it takes conceals the SAME intent."
T23E1 "And it is THIS you fear, and NOT the form."
T23E4 "Each form of murder and attack that still attracts you, and that you do not recognize for what it is, limits the healing and the miracles you HAVE the power to extend to all."
T23E5 "This is your part; to realize that murder, in ANY form, is NOT your will."
T24D2 "Whatever form of specialness you cherish, you have made sin."
T24F2 "There is no dream of specialness, however hidden or disguised its form, however lovely it may seem to be, however much it delicately offers the hope of peace and the escape from pain, in which you suffer not your condemnation."
T25C4 "Take not the form for content, for the form is but a MEANS for content."
T25D1 "This is perception's form, adapted to this world, of God's more basic law; that Love creates Itself, and nothing BUT Itself."
T25D4 "But in some form adapted to the need the Son of God believes he has."
T25E6 "In ANY form."
T25F3 "Nor do you hear his plaintive call, unchanged in content in WHATEVER form the call is made, that you UNITE with him, and JOIN with him in innocence and peace."
T25G4 "Here, where the laws of God do NOT prevail in perfect form, can he yet do ONE perfect thing, and make ONE perfect choice."
T25G5 "His wish was not denied, but changed in form, to let it serve his brother AND himself, and thus become a means to save INSTEAD of lose."
T25H5 "Think not that this belief depends upon the form it takes."
T25H5 "Who thinks the world is sane in any way; is justified in ANYTHING it thinks, or is maintained by ANY form of reason, believes this to be true."
T25H8 "Your special function is the special form in which the fact that God is NOT insane appears most sensible and meaningful to you."
T25H8 "The FORM is suited to your special needs, and to the special time and place in which you think you find yourself, and where you can be free of place and time, and ALL that you believe must limit you."
T25H8 "Yet, if His Will is seen as madness, then the FORM of sanity which makes it most acceptable to those who ARE insane requires special choice."
T25H9 "To this One is given the choice of form most suitable to him; one which will NOT attack the world he sees, but enter into it in quietness, and SHOW him it is mad."
T25H9 "Now MUST he question this, because the form of the alternative is one which he can NOT deny, nor overlook, nor fail completely to perceive and see at all."
T25H12 "But what IS this belief, except a form of the more basic tenet, "Sin is real, and rules the world?""
T25I4 "For that is vengeance, in WHATEVER form it takes."
T26C1 "The aspects that NEED solving do not change, whatever FORM the problem seems to take."
T26C1 "It serves no purpose to attempt to solve it in a SPECIAL form."
T26C1 "It WILL recur, and then recur again and yet again, until it has been answered for ALL time, and will not rise again in ANY form."
T26C2 "They are the SAME to Him, because each one, regardless of the form it seems to take, is a demand that someone suffer loss, and make a sacrifice that you might gain."
T26C2 "This ONE mistake, in ANY form, has ONE correction."
T26C6 "You will not keep ONE, for pain in ANY form you will not WANT."
T26H13 "If loss in ANY form is possible, then is God's Son made incomplete and not himself."
T26H14 "God gave to ALL illusions that were made ANOTHER purpose that would justify a miracle, WHATEVER form they took."
T26I2 "In this form is the error still obscured that is the SOURCE of fear."
T26I6 "Good in disaster's form is difficult to credit in advance."
T26I6 "Why SHOULD the good appear in evil's form?"
T26I7 "Given a change of purpose for the good, there is NO reason for an interval in which disaster strikes, to be perceived as good some day, but now in form of pain."
T26I7 "And THIS illusion is but one effect which it engenders, and one form in which its outcome is perceived."
T26I7 "This interval in time, when retribution is perceived to be the form in which the good appears, is but one aspect of the little space that lies between you, unforgiven still."
T26I8 "What profits freedom in a prisoner's form?"
T26I8 "And do not let it be DISGUISED as time, and so preserved BECAUSE its form is changed, and what it IS cannot be recognized."
T26K1 "And its presence, in WHATEVER form, will hide Their Presence."
T26K3 "The belief you ARE is but another form of the idea you are deprived by someone NOT yourself."
T27B3 "Sickness is but a "little" death; a form of vengeance not yet total."
T27B6 "The strongest witness to futility, which bolsters all the rest and helps them paint the picture in which sin is justified, is sickness in whatever form it takes."
T27D5 "Reality is ultimately known WITHOUT a form, unpictured and unseen."
T27E3 "A double question asks and answers, both attesting the same thing, in different form."
T27E4 "Whatever form the question takes, its purpose is the same."
T27E4 "It asks but to ESTABLISH sin is real, and answers in the form of preference."
T27E4 "It leaves no room to question its beliefs, except that what it states takes question's FORM."
T27E5 "Thus is all questioning within the world a form of propaganda for itself."
T27I10 "No matter what the form of the attack, this STILL is true."
T27I10 "This single lesson learned will set you free from suffering, WHATEVER form it takes."
T27I11 "The Holy Spirit will repeat this ONE inclusive lesson of deliverance, until it has been learned, REGARDLESS of the form of suffering that brings you pain."
T27I11 "For this one answer TAKES AWAY the cause of every form of sorrow and of pain."
T27I11 "The form affects His answer not at all, for He would teach you but the SINGLE cause of all of them, no matter WHAT their form."
T28D4 "Yet it holds the seeds of pestilence and every form of ill, because it is a WISH to keep apart, and NOT to join."
T28E2 "Refuse to be a part of fearful dreams, WHATEVER form they take."
T28H4 "No forms of sickness are immune, because the choice cannot be MADE in terms of form."
T28H4 "The choice of SICKNESS seems to be a form, yet it is one, as is its opposite."
T29E2 "For EVERY dream is but a dream of fear, no matter what the form it seems to take."
T29E2 "Or it can be disguised in pleasant form."
T29E2 "Their form can change, but they cannot be MADE of something else."
T29E3 "In simplest form, it can be said attack is a response to function unfulfilled AS YOU PERCEIVE THE FUNCTION."
T29E6 "For at its center is His Love for you, which lights WHATEVER form it takes with love."
T29F6 "Each form it takes in some way calls for death."
T29G1 "These questions are the same, in different form."
T29H3 "Its FORM appears to be outside himself."
T29H5 "No sadness and no suffering proclaims a message OTHER than an idol found, which represents a parody of life which, in its lifelessness, is really death, conceived as real and given living form."
T29H5 "Yet each must fail and crumble and decay, because a form of death can not BE life, and what is sacrificed can not BE whole."
T29I1 "Idols are made that HE may be replaced, no matter what their form."
T29I2 "Let not their form deceive you."
T29I3 "An idol is a false impression, or a false belief; some form of anti-Christ which constitutes a gap BETWEEN the Christ and what you see."
T29I3 "An idol is a wish, made tangible and given form, and thus perceived as real, and seen OUTSIDE the mind."
T29I3 "Nor is their form apart from the idea it represents."
T29I4 "Its form is nowhere, for its source abides within your mind where God abideth not."
T29I4 "He can take NO form in which he EVER will be real."
T29I6 "Here the world of idols has been set by the idea this power and place and time are given form, and shape the world where the impossible has happened."
T30B1 "But, with a little practice in the ones you recognize, a set begins to form which sees you through the rest."
T30B11 "NOTHING can be caused without some form of union, be it with a dream of judgment or the Voice for God."
T30D1 "And so it has NO form, nor is content for its expression in the terms of form."
T30D2 "IT IS NOT FORM YOU SEEK."
T30D2 "What form can be a substitute for God the Father's Love?"
T30D2 "What form can take the place of all the love in the divinity of God the Son?"
T30D2 "When you decide upon the FORM of what you want, you LOSE the understanding of its purpose."
T30D2 "So you see YOUR will within the idol, thus reducing it to a SPECIFIC form."
T30D3 "Wholeness has no form BECAUSE it is unlimited."
T30D3 "To seek a special person or a thing to ADD to you to make yourself complete, can ONLY mean that you believe some FORM is missing."
T30D3 "And, by finding THIS, you will achieve completion in a FORM you like."
T30D4 "God knows not form."
T30D5 "If there were change in him; if he could be reduced to ANY form and limited to what is NOT in him, he would not BE as God created him."
T30D5 "NOT in any form that would content you not, but in the whole, completely lovely Thought God holds of you."
T30E5 "Dwell not on them in ANY form."
T30F2 "And idols are not wanted there, for guilt is recognized as the sole cause of pain in any form."
T30G5 "There would be an error that is MORE than a mistake; a special FORM of error, which remains unchangeable, eternal, and beyond correction or escape."
T30I1 "Reality is thus reduced to form, and CAPABLE of change."
T30I1 "It MUST transcend all form to be itself."
T30I2 "The happy dream about him takes the form of the appearance of his perfect health; his perfect freedom from all forms of lack; and safety from disaster of all kinds."
T30I2 "The miracle is proof he is not bound by loss or suffering in any form BECAUSE IT CAN SO EASILY BE CHANGED."
T30I5 "BECAUSE reality is changeless is a miracle already there to heal all things that change, and offer them to you to see in happy form, devoid of fear."
T31A3 "No-one who understands what you have learned, how carefully you learned it, and the pains to which you went to practice and repeat the lessons endlessly, in every form you could conceive of them, could EVER doubt the power of your learning skill."
T31A10 "You do not understand Who calls to you beyond each form of hate, each call to war."
T31B9 "It takes, perhaps, a different FORM in him, but it is NOT the form you answer to."
T31C1 "Whatever form his sins appear to take, the form obscures the fact that you believe it to be yours, and THEREFORE meriting a just attack."
T31D5 "The learning that the world can offer but ONE choice, no matter what its form may be, is the beginning of acceptance that there is a REAL alternative instead."
T31G2 "And so they come in fearful form, with content still concealed, to shake your sorry concept of yourself, and blacken it with still another "crime.""
T31G12 "Whatever form temptation seems to take, it ALWAYS but reflects a wish to be a self that you are not."
T31H6 "Yield NOT to this, and you will see ALL pain in EVERY form WHEREVER it occurs but disappear as mists before the sun."
W4L3 "This is a major exercise, and will be repeated from time to time in somewhat different form."
W5L1 "However, until you learn that form does not matter, each form becomes a proper subject for the exercises for the day."
W5L2 "When using the idea for today for a specific perceived cause of an upset in any form, use both the name of the form in which you see the upset, and the cause which you ascribe to it."
W5L4 "If this occurs, think first of this: "I cannot keep this form of upset and let the others go."
W6L1 "Again, it is necessary to name both the form of upset (anger, fear, worry, depression, and so on) and the perceived source very specifically for any application of the idea."
W6L3 "and "I cannot keep this form of upset and let the others go."
W10L2 "The form is only slightly different."
W11L1 "Be glad indeed to practice it in this initial form, for in this idea is your release made sure."
W13L1 "Today's idea is really another form of the preceding one, except that it is more specific as to the emotion aroused."
W13L5 "You may find it difficult to avoid resistance, in one form or another, to this concluding statement."
W13L5 "Whatever form such resistance may take, remind yourself that you are really afraid of such a thought because of the "vengeance" of the "enemy.""
W16L6 "The following form is suggested for this purpose: "This thought about ____ is not a neutral thought, because I have no neutral thoughts.""
W21L2 "The anger may take the form of any reaction ranging from mild irritation to rage."
W21L4 "If your perception of the person is suffering from this form of distortion, say: "I am determined to see____ (specify the attribute) in____ (name of person) differently.""
W22L3 "What I see is a form of vengeance.""
W24L5 "The form of each application should be roughly as follows: "In the situation involving ____, I would like ____ to happen, and ____ to happen," and so on."
W26L6 "The concern may take the form of depression, worry, anger, a sense of imposition, fear, foreboding, or preoccupation."
W31L1 "In applying the idea, we will use a form of practice which will be used more and more, with changes as indicated."
W31L1 "Generally speaking, the form includes two aspects, one in which you apply the idea on a more sustained basis, and the other consisting of frequent applications of the idea throughout the day."
W31L5 "The idea for today is a particularly useful one to use as a response to any form of temptation."
W33L4 "Closing your eyes will probably help in this form of application."
W34L5 "If a specific form of temptation arises in your awareness, the exercise should take this form: "I could see peace in this situation instead of what I now see in it.""
W34L5 " If the inroads on your peace of mind take the form of more generalized adverse emotions, such as depression, anxiety or worry, use the idea in its original form."
W35L9 "As often as possible during the day, pick up a specific attribute or attributes which you are ascribing to yourself at the time, and apply the idea for today to them, adding the idea to each of them in the form stated above."
W38L3 "In today's exercises, we will apply the power of your holiness to all problems, difficulties, or suffering in any form that you happen to think of in yourself or someone else."
W38L4 "Use this form in applying the idea for today: "In the situation involving ____ in which I see myself, there is nothing that my holiness cannot do.""
W38L6 "In the frequent shorter applications, apply the idea in its original form unless a specific problem concerning you or someone else arises, or comes to mind."
W38L6 "In that event, use the more specific form of application."
W39L6 "Then, with closed eyes, search out your unloving thoughts in whatever form they appear; uneasiness, depression, anger, fear, worry, attack, insecurity, and so on."
W39L6 "Whatever form they take they are unloving and therefore fearful."
W39L10 "Meanwhile, you should feel free to introduce variety into your application periods, in whatever form appeals to you."
W39L10 "End each practice period by repeating the idea in its original form once more, and adding: "If guilt is hell, what is its opposite?""
W39L10 "If temptations arise, a particularly helpful form of the idea is: "My holiness is my salvation from this.""
W43L7 "In applying today's idea in the shorter practice periods, the form may vary according to the circumstances and situations in which you find yourself during the day."
W43L7 "This form is equally applicable to strangers and to those you know well."
W43L8 "If no particular subject presents itself to your awareness, merely repeat the idea in its original form."
W44L3 "For that purpose, we will use a form of practice which has been suggested once before, and which we will utilize increasingly."
W44L3 "It is a particularly difficult form for the undisciplined mind because it represents a major goal of mind training."
W44L4 "The form of exercise we will use today is the most natural and easy one in the world for the trained mind, just as it seems to be the most unnatural and difficult for the untrained mind."
W44L5 "You are quite ready to learn the form of exercise we will use today, but you may find that you will encounter strong resistance."
W44L5 "While you practice in this form, you leave behind everything that you now believe, and all the thoughts which you have made up."
W44L8 "While no particular form of approach is advocated, what is needful is a sense of the importance of what you are doing, its inestimable value to you, and an awareness that you are attempting something very holy."
W44L9 "If resistance rises in any form, pause long enough to repeat today's idea, keeping your eyes closed unless you are aware of fear."
W45L4 "Our three five-minute practice periods for today will take the same general form that we used in applying yesterday's idea."
W45L9 "In using the shorter form for applying today's idea, try to remember how important it is to you to understand the holiness of the mind that thinks with God."
W46L6 "The form of the applications may vary considerably, but the central idea should not be lost sight of."
W46L7 "The shorter applications may consist either of a repetition of the idea in the original or in a related form or in more specific applications if needed."
W50R16 "You will note that for review purposes the ideas are not always given in quite their original form of statement."
W54L3 "Even the mad idea of separation had to be shared before it could form the basis of the world I see."
W55L2 "22) "What I see is a form of vengeance.""
W64L2 "Nothing the body's eyes seem to see can be anything but a form of temptation, since this was the purpose of the body itself."
W64L6 "Let not the form of the decision deceive you."
W64L6 "Complexity of form does not imply complexity of content."
W65L8 "In the shorter practice periods, which should be undertaken at least once an hour, use this form in applying today's idea: "My only function is the one God gave me."
W66L12 "In the shorter practice periods, which would be most helpful today if undertaken twice an hour, this form of the application is suggested: "My happiness and function are one, because God has given me both.""
W68L8 "The short practice periods should include a quick application of today's ideas in this form, whenever any thought of grievance arises against anyone, physically present or not: "Love holds no grievances."
W70L1 "All temptation is nothing more than some form of the basic temptation not to believe the idea for today."
W71L9 "Be alert to all temptation to hold grievances today, and respond to them with this form of today's idea: "Holding grievances is the opposite of God's plan for salvation."
W73L11 "It is most important, however, to apply today's idea in this form immediately you are tempted to hold a grievance of any kind."
W79L6 "If you could recognize that your only problem is separation, no matter what form it takes, you could accept the answer because you would see its relevance."
W79L10 "Be not deceived by the form of problems today."
W80R23 "Realize that, whatever form they take, they have no meaning and no power."
W80R25 "Reaffirm your determination in the shorter practice periods as well, and using the original form of the idea for general application, and a more specific form when needed."
W90L2 "Let me realize today that the problem is always some form of grievance which I would cherish."
W91L11 "This form would be helpful for this special purpose: "Miracles are seen in light."
W95L6 "Regularity in terms of time is not the ideal requirement for the most beneficial form of practice in salvation."
W99L7 "He has one answer to appearances regardless of their form, their size, their depth, or any attribute they seem to have: "Salvation is my only function here."
W101L2 "The sinful warrant only death and pain, and it is this they ask for, for they know it waits for them and it will seek them out and find them somewhere, sometime, in some form which evens the account they owe to God."
W101L4 "If sin is real Its offering is death, and meted out in cruel form to match the vicious wishes in which sin is born."
W107L4 "It does not shift and alter in its form, nor come and go and go and come again."
W110R311 "These practice periods are planned to help you form the habit of applying what you learn each day to everything you do."
W121L10 "It does not matter what the form your anger takes."
W130L11 "All you need say to any part of hell, whatever form it takes, is simply this: "It is impossible to see two worlds."
W132L6 "Their readiness will bring the lesson to them in some form which they can understand and recognize."
W133L6 "He is deceived by nothing in a form he thinks he likes."
W134L9 "When you feel that you are tempted to accuse someone of sin in any form, do not allow your mind to dwell on what you think he did, for this is self-deception."
W138L2 "Yet what is true in God's creation cannot enter here, until it is reflected in some form the world can understand."
W138L6 "In this insanely complicated world Heaven appears to take the form of choice, rather than merely being what it is."
W140L1 "One belief in sickness takes another form, and so the patient now perceives himself as well."
W140L3 "The dreams forgiveness lets the mind perceive do not induce another form of sleep, so that the dreamer dreams another dream."
W140L4 "Sickness where guilt is absent cannot come, for it is but another form of guilt."
W140L6 "It is not a thought which judges an illusion by its size, its seeming gravity, or anything that is related to the form it takes."
W140L10 "So do we lay aside our amulets, our charms and medicines, our chants and bits of magic in whatever form they took."
W153L4 "In them lies madness in a form so grim that hope of sanity seems but to be an idle dream, beyond the possible."
W153L15 "Today we practice in a form we will maintain for quite a while."
W157L7 "The time will come when you will not return in the same form in which you now appear, for you will have no need of it."
W158L9 "It matters not what form they took, nor how enormous they appeared to be, nor who seemed to be hurt by them."
W161L5 "Yet bodies are but symbols of a concrete form of fear."
W161L7 "An enemy must be perceived in such a form he can be touched and seen and heard, and ultimately killed."
W161L9 "And in Christ's vision is his loveliness reflected in a form so holy and so beautiful that you could scarce refrain from kneeling at his feet."
W161L10 "Today we practice in a form we have attempted earlier."
W161L11 "See him first as clearly as you can, in that same form to which you are accustomed."
W163L6 "It is impossible to worship death in any form, and still select a few you would not cherish, and would yet avoid while still believing in the rest."
W163L8 "There is no death, and we renounce it now in every form, for their salvation and our own as well."
W163L8 "Whatever form it takes must therefore be illusion."
W167L4 "It is the fixed belief ideas can leave their source, and take on qualities the source does not contain, becoming different from their own origin, apart from it in kind as well as distance, time, and form."
W167L7 "The opposite of life can only be another form of life."
W167L7 "Its form may change; it may appear to be what it is not."
W167L10 "We will not ask for death in any form today."
W170L11 "You have reached this place before, but you have chosen that this cruel god remain with you in still another form, and so the fear of God returned with you."
W181L6 "We recognize that we have lost this goal if anger blocks our way in any form."
W185L3 "Loser and gainer merely shift about in changing patterns, as the ratio of gain to loss and loss to gain takes on a different aspect or another form."
W185L4 "Sometimes it takes the form of union, but only the form."
W185L5 "And he has learned their only difference is one of form, for one will bring the same despair and misery as do the rest."
W185L6 "And when the wish for peace is genuine, the means for finding it is given in a form each mind which seeks for it in honesty can understand."
W185L6 "Whatever form the lesson takes is planned for him in such a way that he can not mistake it if his asking is sincere."
W185L6 "And if he asks without sincerity, there is no form in which the lesson will meet with acceptance and be truly learned."
W185L8 "But be you not dismayed by lingering illusions, for their form is not what matters now."
W186L9 "They blow across his mind like wind-swept leaves that form a patterning an instant, break apart to group again, and scamper off."
W186L13 "For Love must give, and what is given in His Name takes on the form most useful in a world of form."
W186L14 "Forgiveness is an earthly form of love which as it is in Heaven has no form."
W186L14 "In this form you can fulfill your function even here, although what love will mean to you when formlessness has been restored to you is greater still."
W187L2 "Perhaps the form in which the thought seems to appear is changed in giving."
W187L2 "Nor can the form it takes be less acceptable."
W187L4 "Yet value not its form."
W187L4 "No form endures."
W187L4 "It is the thought behind the form of things that lives unchangeable."
W187L5 "And both must gain in this exchange, for each will have the thought in form most helpful to him."
W187L8 "No form of sacrifice and suffering can long endure before the face of one who has forgiven and has blessed himself."
W187L9 "The blessedness you will behold will take away all thought of form, and leave instead the perfect gift forever there, forever to increase, forever yours, forever given away."
W187L11 "For where we see it, it will be returned to us in form of lilies we can lay upon our altar, making it a home for Innocence Itself, Who dwells in us and offers us His Holiness as ours."
W189L2 "It welcomes you, rejoices that you came, and sings your praises as it keeps you safe from every form of danger and of pain."
W190L1 "When it is experienced in any form, it is a proof of self-deception."
W190L1 "There is no form it takes which will not disappear if seen aright."
W190L1 "How could it be real in any form?"
W190L8 "Pain is the thought of evil taking form, and working havoc in your holy mind."
W192L3 "For being Heaven-borne, it has no form at all."
W192L3 "Yet God created One Who has the power to translate into form the wholly formless."
W193L3 "The form alone is changed, with different circumstances and events; with different characters and different themes apparent but not real."
W193L4 "Yet that is the content underneath the form."
W193L12 "Each hour spend a little time today, and in the days to come, in practicing the lesson in forgiveness in the form established for the day."
W193L13 " To every apprehension, every care, and every form of suffering repeat these selfsame words."
W196L6 "Such is the form of madness you believe, if you accept the fearful thought you can attack another and be free yourself."
W196L6 "Until this form is changed, there is no hope."
W196L7 "To question it at all, its form must first be changed at least as much as will permit fear of retaliation to abate, and the responsibility returned to some extent to you."
W198L9 "Do not forget today that there can be no form of suffering that fails to hide an unforgiving thought."
W198L9 "Nor can there be a form of pain forgiveness cannot heal."
W199L4 "For this, the body will appear as useful form for what the mind must do."
W200R61 "Each would be enough to give release to you and to the world from every form of bondage, and invite the memory of God to come again."
W200R63 "Beyond this, and a repetition of the special thought we practice for the day, no form of exercise is urged, except a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the mind, and makes it deaf to reason, sanity and simple truth."
W240L1 "It does not matter what the form in which it may appear."
W330W121 "It is the will that sees the Will of God as enemy, and takes a form in which It is denied."
W345L1 "Even here it takes a form which can be recognized, and seen to work."
W345L1 "The miracles I give are given back in just the form I need to help me with the problems I perceive."
W358L1 "Your Voice, my Father, then is mine as well, and all I want is what You offer me, in just the form You chose that it be mine."
M2A3 "The form of the course varies greatly."
M2A4 "This is a manual for a special curriculum, intended for teachers of a special form of the universal course."
M3A1 "They were chosen for him because the form of the universal curriculum that he will teach is best for them in view of their level of understanding."
M3A3 "As the course emphasizes, you are not free to choose the curriculum, or even the form in which you will learn it."
M6B2 "It represents the ultimate defiance in a direct form which the Son of God is forced to recognize."
M6C2 "Special agents seem to be ministering to him, yet they but give form to his own choice."
M6C2 "He chooses them to bring tangible form to his desires."
M6C2 "There is no form of sickness that would not be cured at once."
M8A4 "One of the more difficult temptations to recognize is that to doubt a healing because of the appearance of continuing symptoms is a mistake in the form of lack of trust."
M8A4 "And hate must be the opposite of love, regardless of the form it takes."
M8A5 "The form of the mistake is not important."
M8A6 "The mistake is always some form of concern with the self to the exclusion of the patient."
M18A1 "If a magic thought arouses anger in any form, God's teacher can be sure that he is strengthening his own belief in sin and has condemned himself."
M18A4 "Or it may also take the form of intense rage, accompanied by thoughts of violence, fantasied or apparently acted out."
M18A5 "It states, in the clearest form possible, that the mind which thinks it believes it has a separate will that can oppose the Will of God and succeed."
M19A1 "Otherwise salvation would be only the same age old impossible dream in but another form."
M19A1 "It is not the form alone in which the difference lies."
M21A4 "Returning anger, in whatever form, will drop the heavy curtain once again, and the belief that peace cannot exist will certainly return."
M28A7 "Be steadfast but in this; be not deceived by the "reality" of any changing form."
U1A2 "They must, however, be willing to overlook controversy, recognizing that it is a defense against truth in the form of a delaying maneuver."
U1A4 "It does not recognize as questions the mere form of a question to which an answer is impossible."
U3A2 "Nothingness, but in a form that seems like something."
U3A2 "In a world of form the ego cannot be denied for it alone seems real."
U3A2 "How could God's Son as He created him abide in form or in a world of form?"
U3A3 "The ego's unreality is not denied by words nor is its meaning clear because its nature seems to have a form."
U4A3 "He is not at all concerned with form, but having given the content it is His Will that it be understood."
U4A3 "The form adapts itself to need; the content is unchanging, as eternal as its Creator."
U6A2 "And Christ needed his form that He might appear to men and save them from their own illusions."
U7A1 "His is the Voice for God, and has therefore taken form."
U7A1 "This form is not His reality, which God alone knows along with Christ, His real Son, Who is part of Him."
U7A4 "He seems to be a Voice, for in that form He speaks God's Word to you."
U7A4 "He seems to be a Guide through a far country, for you need that form of help."
U7A5 "And then the Voice is gone, no longer to take form but to return to the eternal Formlessness of God."
P1A1 "Psychotherapy is the only form of therapy there is."
P2A3 "Everyone who needs help, regardless of the form of his distress, is attacking himself, and his peace of mind is suffering in consequence."
P3D3 "One asks for help; another hears and tries to answer in the form of help."
P3E7 "It will escape and take another form, being the source of all illusions."
P3E8 "One of the illusions by which sickness is perceived as real is the belief that illness varies in intensity; that the degree of threat differs according to the form it takes."
P3F6 "To ask for help, whatever form it takes, is but to call on Him."
P3G3 "Sometimes the thought behind the form breaks through, but only very briefly, and the mind grows fearful and begins to doubt its sanity."
P3G4 "For when an unforgiveness is not recognized, the form it takes seems to be something else."
P3G5 "So closely is one translated into the other, that a careful study of the form a sickness takes will point quite clearly to the form of unforgiveness that it represents."
P3H4 "All "unhealed healers" make this fundamental confusion in one form or another, because they must regard themselves as self-created rather than God-created."
P4A3 "They will be sent in whatever form is most helpful; a name, a thought, a picture, an idea, or perhaps just a feeling of reaching out to someone somewhere."
P4B10 "Do not forget that any form of specialness must be defended, and will be."
S1A2 "To you who are in time a little while, prayer takes the form that best will suit your need."
S1A5 "This will usually happen unexpectedly, generally in the form of a sudden feeling that you have something to tell him; a message to deliver."
S1B2 "Therefore it is not the form of the question that matters, nor how it is asked."
S1B2 "The form of the answer, if given by God through His Voice, will suit your need as you see it."
S1B6 "He can therefore also reach His Son, wherever he may be and whatever form he may seem to take."
S1B7 "Perhaps the specific form of solution for a specific problem will occur to either of you; it does not matter which."
S1C1 "But it does change in form, and grows with learning until it reaches its formless state, and fuses into total communication with God."
S1C1 "In its asking form it need not, and often does not, make appeal to God, or even involve belief in Him."
S1C2 "No-one, then, who is sure of his Identity could pray in this form."
S1C3 "It is also possible to reach a higher form of asking-out-of-need, for in this world prayer must be used for reparation, and so it must entail levels of learning."
S1D3 "At this level, then, the learning goal must be to recognize that prayer will bring an answer only in the form in which the prayer was made."
S2C1 "Forgiveness-to-destroy has many forms, being a weapon of the world of form."
S2C3 "Another form, still very like the first if it is understood, does not appear in quite such blatant arrogance."
S2C6 "Forgiveness-to-destroy can also take the form of bargaining and compromise."
S2D1 "Forgiveness-for-salvation has one form, and only one."
S2D2 "When someone calls for help in any form, He is the One to answer for you."
S2D3 "Do not establish what the form should be that His forgiveness takes."
S2D4 "And yet it matters not the form that dreams may seem to take."
S2D5 "The form the seeking takes you need not judge."
S2D5 "But let it not be you who sets the form in which forgiveness comes to save God's Son."
S3C2 "False healing can indeed remove a form of pain and sickness."
S3C4 "If there has been true healing, this can be the form in which death comes when it is time to rest a while from labor gladly done and gladly ended."
S3C6 "This is not death according to the world, for death is cruel in its frightened eyes and takes the form of punishment for sin."
S3D2 "Yet it can be said of any form of healing that is based on inequality of any kind."
S3D6 "And now without a cause, it cannot come again in different form."
G1A1 "Never far, even in form, from what its purpose is, never with power to escape its cause, and never but a counterfeit of peace, it rests uncertainly upon a bed of lies."
G1A1 "For here is nothingness, where neither birth nor death is real, nor any form in the misshapen mind that spawned it has any meaning in the Mind of God."
MSG19A2 "I did assume a human form with human attributes afterwards, to speak to those who were to prove the body's worthlessness to the world."
MSG19A2 "I came to tell them that death is illusion, and the mind that made the body can make another since form itself is an illusion."
Quotes on "Forms"
T1B36G "All forms of self image debasement are FUNDAMENTAL perceptual distortions."
T1B41B "it does not occur predictably across time, and it rarely occurs in comparable forms."
T1B41R "Fantasies are distorted forms of thinking, because they always involve twisting perception into unreality."
T2A21 "In the more virulent forms, there is a sense of being possessed by demons, and unless there is vacillation with a), a catatonic solution is more likely than a paranoid one."
T2A30 "Even in very mild forms, this kind of association is risky, and may spread quite unexpectedly, particularly under external stress."
T2C17 "All forms of not-Right-Mindedness are the result of refusal to accept the Atonement FOR YOURSELF."
T2E14 "In some forms of insanity, thoughts are glorified, but this is only because the underlying depreciation was too effective for tolerance."
T3B2 "ALL forms of correction (or healing) rest on this FUNDAMENTAL correction in level perception."
T3C6 "In milder forms, a parent says "This hurts me more than it hurts you," and feels exonerated in beating a child."
T3G25 "Therapy is EXACTLY the same as all other forms of miracle-working."
T3H13 "It is also the basis for castration anxiety, since both forms of error are fundamentally the same."
T4B23 "The ego tries to exploit ALL situations into forms of praise for itself in order to overcome its doubts."
T4C27 "But it should always be remembered that inventiveness is really wasted effort, even in its most ingenious forms."
T4G19 "These are all forms of dissociation, and these weaker forms were always more evident in him than in you."
T4G20 "Withdrawal is frightening, and you do not recognize all the forms it takes in you."
T4H3 "For example, although all forms of perceived demands may be classified (or judged) by the ego as coercive communication which must be disrupted, the response of breaking communication will nevertheless be to a SPECIFIC PERSON or persons."
T6B20 "Each one MUST learn to teach that all forms of rejection are utterly meaningless."
T8I3 "All forms of sickness, even unto death, are physical expressions of the FEAR OF AWAKENING."
T8I9 "ALL forms of DISfunction are merely signs that the mind has split, and does not accept a UNIFIED PURPOSE."
T8J7 "Martyrdom takes many forms, the category including ALL doctrines which hold that God demands sacrifices of ANY kind."
T8K2 "This accounts for why CERTAIN SPECIFIC FORMS of healing are not achieved, even though the STATE of healing IS."
T9D4 "According to the newer forms of the plan, the therapist interprets the ego's symbols IN the nightmare, and uses them to PROVE THE NIGHTMARE IS REAL."
T9D8 "Both forms of the ego's approach, then, MUST arrive at an impasse, the characteristic "impossible situation" to which the ego ALWAYS leads."
T9I11 "ALL forms of idolatry are caricatures of creation, taught by sick minds, who are too divided to know that Creation SHARES power, and NEVER usurps it."
T9K1 "The sense is very literal; -- denial of Life perceives its opposite, as ALL forms of denial replace what IS, with what is NOT."
T9K3 "He has many forms, but though he may seem like many different things, he is but one idea;-- the denial of God."
T9K12 "All these illusions, and the many other forms which blasphemy may take, are REFUSALS TO ACCEPT CREATION AS IT IS."
T10E4 "Remember also that the denial of this simple fact takes many forms, and these you must learn to recognize, and oppose steadfastly and WITHOUT EXCEPTION."
T12E1 "The other has many forms, for the content of INDIVIDUAL illusions differs greatly."
T13G3 "Consider all the distortions you have made of nothing; all the strange forms and feelings, and actions and reactions, that you have woven out of it."
T13G8 "The key is only the light which shines away the shapes and forms and fears of nothing."
T14B4 "Your only calling here is to devote yourself, with active willingness, to the denial of guilt in ALL its forms."
T15H10 "Anger takes many forms, but it cannot long deceive those who will learn that LOVE BRINGS NO GUILT AT ALL, and what brings guilt CANNOT be love, and MUST be anger."
T15J4 "For, though the ego takes many forms, it is ALWAYS the same idea."
T15J4 "It is not necessary to follow fear through all the circuitous routes by which it burrows underground, and hides in darkness, to emerge in FORMS quite different from what it IS."
T18B1 "It has taken many forms, because it was the substitution of fragmentation for wholeness."
T18C6 "Your sleeping and waking dreams have different forms, and that is all."
T18D2 "As the light comes nearer, you WILL rush to darkness, shrinking from the truth, sometimes retreating to the lesser forms of fear, and sometimes to stark terror."
T18J8 "Figures stand out and move about, actions seem real, and forms appear and shift from loveliness to the grotesque."
T21H13 "Elusive happiness, or happiness in changing forms that shift with time and place, is an illusion that has no meaning."
T22D7 "Only MISTAKES have different forms, and so they CAN deceive."
T23B11 "Illusions CAN conflict, because their forms ARE different."
T23C17 "Some FORMS it takes seem to have meaning, and that is all."
T23C18 "How can some FORMS of murder NOT mean death?"
T23C19 "Yet you believe them FOR the forms they take, and DO NOT RECOGNIZE the content."
T23C20 "Illusions ARE but forms."
T23C21 "Their forms conflict, making it SEEM quite possible to value some above the others."
T23D1 "Is it not true you do NOT recognize some of the forms attack can take?"
T23D5 "Could they ACCEPT forgiveness side by side with the belief that murder takes some forms by which their peace is SAVED?"
T23E5 "Bodies may battle, but the clash of forms is meaningless."
T23E6 "Even in forms you do NOT recognize, the signs you know."
T24B3 "This takes many forms, but ALWAYS clashes with the reality of God's creation, and with the grandeur which He gave His Son."
T25E4 "They linger for a while, a LITTLE while, in twisted forms too far away for recognition, and are gone forever."
T25I14 "And you ARE safe from vengeance in ALL forms."
T26C1 "A problem can appear in MANY forms, and it will do so while the problem lasts."
T26H2 "What is perceived takes many forms, but NONE has meaning."
T26H2 "Yet has God given Answer to the world of sickness, Which applies to ALL its forms."
T26H13 "The healing of effect WITHOUT the cause can merely shift effects to other forms."
T26I1 "For time and space are ONE illusion, which takes different forms."
T26K2 "What does it MEAN if you perceive attack in certain FORMS to be unfair to you?"
T26K2 "It means that there MUST be some forms in which YOU THINK IT FAIR."
T27F7 "Problems are not specific, but they take specific forms, and these specific shapes make up the world."
T27F7 "This is because they really ARE the same, DESPITE their different forms."
T27I2 "The dreaming of the world takes many forms, because the body seeks in many ways to PROVE it is autonomous and real."
T27I3 "Though the dream itself takes many forms, and SEEMS to show a great variety of places and events wherein its "hero" finds itself, the dream has but ONE purpose, taught in many ways."
T27I6 "A timelessness in which is time made real; a Part of God Which can attack Itself; a separate brother as an enemy; a mind WITHIN a body; all are forms of circularity, whose ending starts at its beginning, ending at its cause."
T27I12 "Bring, then, all forms of suffering to Him Who knows that every one is like the rest."
T28E8 "The forms the broken pieces seem to take mean nothing."
T28F7 "The gap is carefully concealed in fog, and misty pictures rise to cover it with vague, uncertain forms and changing shapes, forever unsubstantial and unsure."
T29I3 "All forms of anti-Christ oppose the Christ."
T29I8 "Be not deceived by forms the "something" takes."
T29J7 "And the forms which enter in the dreams are now perceived as brothers, not in judgment, but in love."
T30D1 "Idols are LIMITS; they are the belief that there are FORMS which will bring happiness, and that, BY limiting, is all attained."
T30D4 "And YOUR will could not BE satisfied with empty forms, made but to fill a gap which is not there."
T30D9 "Completely unaffected by the turmoil and the terror of the world, the dreams of birth and death that here are dreamed, the myriad of forms that fear can take, quite undisturbed, the Thought God holds of you remains EXACTLY as It always was."
T30E3 "The gap that is not there is filled with toys in countless forms."
T30G6 "There is no surer proof idolatry is what you wish than a belief there are some forms of sickness and of joylessness forgiveness CANNOT cure."
T30G7 "It MUST be true the miracle can heal ALL forms of sickness, or it CANNOT HEAL."
T30G7 "Its purpose cannot be to judge which FORMS are real, and which APPEARANCES are true."
T30G7 "Salvation rests on faith there CANNOT be some forms of guilt which you can NOT forgive."
T30G8 "Forgiveness rests on recognizing this, and being GLAD there cannot be some forms of sickness which the miracle must LACK the power to heal."
T30G8 "Nor will you KNOW him, if you think he does not merit the escape from guilt in ALL its forms and ALL its consequence."
T30G9 "Here is the joyful statement that there are NO forms of evil which can overcome the Will of God; the glad acknowledgment that guilt has NOT succeeded, by your wish, to make illusions real."
T30I3 "But it IS an assertion that some FORMS of idols have a powerful appeal which makes them HARDER to resist than those you would not WANT to have reality."
T31A8 "You had been deceived by forms the call was hidden in."
T31D6 "The search for DIFFERENT pathways in the world is but the search for different FORMS of truth."
T31D7 "This course attempts to teach no more than that the power of decision cannot lie in choosing different forms of what is still the SAME illusion and the SAME mistake."
T31E15 "The role of the accuser will appear in many places and in many forms, and each will seem to be accusing you."
T31H1 "Temptation has ONE lesson it would teach, in ALL its forms, WHEREVER it occurs."
W5L1 "The upset may seem to be fear, worry, depression, anxiety, anger, hatred, jealousy, or any number of forms, all of which will be perceived as different."
W5L2 "But again, this should not be substituted for practice periods in which you first search your mind for "sources" of upset in which you believe, and forms of upset which you think result."
W5L4 "Then search your mind for no more than a minute or so, and try to identify a number of different forms of upset that are disturbing you, regardless of the relative importance you may give them."
W9L2 "This idea can be quite disturbing, and may meet with active resistance in any number of forms."
W15L3 "They may take many different forms, some of them quite unexpected."
W16L3 "We will practice this idea in many forms before you really understand it."
W21L3 "It is merely an example of the belief that some forms of attack are more justified than others."
W21L4 "As you search your mind for all the forms in which attack thoughts present themselves, hold each one in mind and tell yourself; "I am determined to see ____ (name of person) differently.""
W41L2 "And foolishness it is, despite the serious and tragic forms it may take."
W50L1 "Your faith is placed in the most trivial and insane symbols; pills, money, "protective" clothing, "influence," "prestige," being liked, knowing the "right" people, and an endless list of forms of nothingness which you endow with magical powers."
W64L9 "Two forms of the shorter practice periods are required."
W66L1 "Their forms are different, but their content is completely one."
W66L9 "Think also about the many forms which the illusion of your function has taken in your mind, and the many ways in which you try to find salvation under the ego's guidance."
W79L5 "They seem to be on so many levels, in such varying forms and with such varied content, that they confront you with an impossible situation."
W80L3 "Their many forms will not deceive you while you remember this."
W80R25 "Some specific forms will be included in the comments."
W81L3 "Some specific forms for applying the idea when specific difficulties seem to arise might be: "Let me not obscure the light of the world in me.""
W81L6 "Specific forms for using the idea might include: "Let this help me learn what forgiveness means.""
W82L3 "Suggestions for specific forms for applying this idea are: "Let peace extend from my mind to yours, (name)" "I share the light of the world with you, (name)" "Through my forgiveness I can see this as it is.""
W82L6 "Suitable specific forms of this idea include: "Let me not use this to hide my function from me.""
W83L6 "Some useful forms for specific applications of this idea are: "This cannot separate my happiness from my function.""
W84L3 "You might find these specific forms helpful in applying the idea: "Let me not see an illusion of myself in this.""
W84L6 "These specific forms for applying this idea would be helpful: "This is no justification for denying my Self.""
W85L6 "These forms of the idea are suitable for more specific application: "Let this not tempt me to look away from me for my salvation.""
W86L3 "These are some suggested forms for applying this idea specifically: "God's plan for salvation will save me from my perception of this.""
W87L3 "These forms of this idea would be helpful for specific applications: "This cannot hide the light I will to see.""
W87L6 "These are some useful forms of this idea for specific applications: "Let me perceive this in accordance with the Will of God.""
W88L3 "These would prove useful forms for specific applications of this idea: "This cannot show me darkness, for the light has come.""
W88L6 "For specific forms in applying this idea, these would be useful: "My perception of this shows me I believe in laws which do not exist.""
W89L6 "Useful specific forms for applying this idea would be: "I would not hold this grievance apart from my salvation.""
W90L6 "These forms of the idea will be useful for specific applications: "I need not wait for this to be resolved.""
W94L1 "Today we continue with the one idea which brings complete salvation; the one statement which makes all forms of temptation powerless; the one thought which renders the ego silent and entirely undone."
W99L12 "You have a special message for today which has the power to remove all forms of doubt and fear forever from your mind."
W124L6 "No thought of theirs but has the power to heal all forms of suffering in anyone in times gone by and times as yet to come as easily as in the ones who walk beside them now."
W134L7 "It sees their nothingness, and looks right through the thousand forms in which they may appear."
W135L15 "This is not difficult to realize in some forms which these self-deceptions take, for the denial of reality is very obvious."
W138L6 "But when you solve this one the others are resolved with it, for all decisions but conceal this one by taking different forms."
W140L1 "Its forms of healing thus must substitute illusion for illusion."
W140L4 "For the mind which understands that sickness can be nothing but a dream is not deceived by forms the dream may take."
W140L9 "Here there are no degrees, and no beliefs that what does not exist is truer in some forms than others."
W140R43 "Let us begin our preparation with some understanding of the many forms in which the lack of true forgiveness may be carefully concealed."
W163L1 "Death is a thought which takes on many forms, often unrecognized."
W163L1 "It may appear as sadness, fear, anxiety or doubt; as anger, faithlessness and lack of trust; concern for bodies, envy, and all forms in which the wish to be as you are not may come to tempt you."
W167L2 "Yet we have learned that the idea of death takes many forms."
W170L8 "For the god of cruelty takes many forms."
W185L9 "It will not be gone with every twist and turning of the road, to reappear unrecognized in forms which shift and change with every step you take."
W186L14 "These are the forms which never can deceive, although they come from Formlessness Itself."
W187L6 "Nor can he fail to recognize the many forms which sacrifice may take."
W187L7 "The thought of sacrifice gives rise to all the forms that suffering appears to take."
W193L4 "No one can hide forever from a truth so very obvious that it appears in countless forms, and yet is recognized as easily in all of them, if one but wants to see the simple lesson there."
W193L5 "These are the words the Holy Spirit speaks in all your tribulations, all your pain, all suffering regardless of its forms."
W200L4 "You have not found your happiness in foreign places, and in alien forms which have no meaning to you, though you sought to make them meaningful."
W200R64 "We will attempt to get beyond all words and special forms of practicing for this review."
W262L1 "Why should I perceive a thousand forms in what remains as one?"
W268L1 "Let me not attempt to interfere with Your creation, and distort it into sickly forms."
W293L1 "Can the world seem bright and clear and safe and welcoming, with all my past mistakes oppressing it, and showing me distorted forms of pain?"
W295L1 "Fear appears in many different forms, but love is one."
M2A4 "There are many thousands of other forms, all with the same outcome."
M6C2 "And this is so for healing in all forms."
M6D3 "Not once do the advanced teachers of God consider the forms of sickness in which their brother believes."
M8A5 "This illusion can take many forms."
M13A2 "What does it matter if they then appear in many forms?"
M17A9 "For magic of any kind, in all its forms, simply does nothing."
M17A11 "All through his training, every day and hour, and even every minute and second, must God's teachers learn to recognize the forms of magic and perceive their meaninglessness."
M23A4 "Perhaps he can accept the idea in theory, but it is rarely if ever consistently applied to all specific forms of sickness, both in the individual's perception of himself and of all others as well."
M23A6 "And in it is the power to heal all individuals of all forms of sickness."
M29A5 "We have seen the face of Christ, His sinlessness, His Love behind all forms, beyond all purposes."
U1A4 "and may ask in many forms."
U6A1 "Helpers are given you in many forms, although upon the altar They are one."
U6A6 "For Christ takes many forms with different names until their oneness can be recognized."
P3C3 "All blocks to the remembrance of God are forms of unforgiveness, and nothing else."
P3C5 "Some forms of religion have nothing to do with God, and some forms of psychotherapy have nothing to do with healing."
P3C7 "But both have many forms, because no true teacher uses one approach to every pupil."
P3G3 "They answer the decisions of the mind, reproducing its desires and translating them into acceptable and pleasant forms."
P3G3 "Yet it will not permit its slaves to change the forms they look upon; the sounds they hear."
P3G5 "Sickness takes many forms, and so does unforgiveness."
P3G5 "The forms of one but reproduce the forms of the other, for they are the same illusion."
S1C3 "It is possible at this level to continue to ask for things of this world in various forms, but it is also possible to ask for qualities such as honesty or goodness, and particularly for forgiveness for the many sources of guilt that inevitably underlie any prayer of need."
S1C9 "Prayer in its earlier forms is an illusion, because there is no need for a ladder to reach what one has never left."
S1D2 "The earlier forms of prayer, at the bottom of the ladder, will not be free from envy and even malice."
S2C1 "Yet all the forms that it may take have but one goal; their purpose is to separate and make what God created equal, different."
S2C1 "The difference is clear in several forms where the designed comparison cannot be missed, nor is it meant to be."
S2C2 "In this group, first, there are the forms in which a "better" person deigns to stoop to save a baser one from what he is."
S2C8 "All forms forgiveness takes that do not lead away from anger, condemnation, and comparisons of every kind are death."
S3C2 "This can occur at lower forms of prayer, combining with forgiveness kindly meant but not completely understood as yet."
S3C3 "But we are thankful, too, the need is done to walk the world of limits, and to reach the Christ in hidden forms and clearly seen at most in lovely flashes."
S3C4 "It does not come in forms that seem to be thrust down in pain upon unwilling flesh, but as a gentle welcome to release."
S3D2 "These forms may heal the body, and indeed are generally limited to this."
G1A1 "Its forms are many - call them what you will - but it is one in content."
Quotes on "Formed"
T15F8 "Everyone on earth has formed special relationships, and, although this is not so in Heaven, the Holy Spirit knows how to bring a touch of Heaven to them here."
T15H10 "Whenever you are angry, you can be sure that you have formed a special relationship which the ego has "blessed," for anger IS its "blessing.""
T17D5 "Once it is formed, doubt MUST enter in, because its purpose IS impossible."
T17D6 "For it was FORMED to GET HIM OUT OF IT, and join with fantasies in uninterrupted 'bliss.'"
W95L5 "You often fail to remember the short applications of the idea for the day, and you have not yet formed the habit of using it as an automatic response to temptation."
M4A5 "The third level of teaching occurs in relationships which, once they are formed, are lifelong."
Quotes on "Format"
W110R31 "We will observe the special format for these practice periods, which you are urged to follow as closely as you can."
W110R35 "The format you should use for these reviews is this: Devote five minutes twice a day, or longer if you would prefer, to contemplating the ideas assigned."
W140R46 "And we will use no format for our practicing but this:"
Quotes on "Formation"
T1B22I "It is more of a reaction formation against a pull which you both recognize is so intense that you are afraid that you will be uprooted."
T1C21 "This is the reaction formation against the underlying fear of vulnerability."
Quotes on "Formless"
W44L10 "Try to think of light, formless and without limit, as you pass by the thoughts of this world."
W314L1 "Past mistakes can cast no shadows on it, so that fear has lost its idols and its images, and being formless, it has no effects."
Quotes on "Formlessness"
S2B8 "And thus is prayer restored to formlessness, beyond all limits into timelessness, with nothing of the past to hold it back from re-uniting with the ceaseless song that all creation sings unto its God."
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