Illusions Quotes

A collection of A Course in Miracles Quotes
Jump to: Illusion, Illusions, Illusory, Appear, Appearance, Appears, Appearances, Appeared, Appearing, Deception, DeceiveDeceptions, Deceptive, Deceit, Deceits, Deceiver, Deceiving, Disguise, Disguised

Quotes on "Illusion"


T1B22S "Since only eternity is real, why not use the illusion of time constructively?"
T1B27C "This illusion makes him fearful, because in his heart he KNOWS it is an illusion."
T1B37Q "The illusion that shallow roots can be deepened and thus made to hold is one of the corollaries on which the reversal of the Golden Rule, referred to twice before, is balanced."
T1B41Y "Never foster this illusion in yourself, or encourage it in others."
T1C10 "It is also fairly easy to find a partner who SHARES the illusion."
T1C10 "As a compromise solution, the ILLUSION of interpersonal relating is preserved, along with the retention of the lack of love component."
T1C12 "The tendency to maintain the illusion that only the physical is real."
T6H12 "Vigilance is not necessary for truth, but it IS necessary AGAINST ILLUSION."
T6H12 "Everything OUTSIDE the Kingdom IS ILLUSION."
T7E6 "The dis-spirited are depressed because they believe that they are literally "without the Spirit," which is an illusion."
T7F14 "Would I try to share an illusion with the most holy children of a most Holy Father?"
T7I7 "You cannot perpetuate an illusion about another WITHOUT perpetuating it about yourself."
T8E2 "It is therefore an illusion of isolation, MAINTAINED by fear of the same loneliness which IS its illusion."
T8E2 "You CANNOT maintain the illusion of loneliness if you are NOT alone."
T8J6 "Of him, you can never learn it, and this gives you the illusion of safety."
T9G4 "Grandeur is totally WITHOUT illusion, and because it is real, it is compellingly convincing."
T9I14 "The ACCEPTANCE of peace is the denial of illusion, and sickness IS an illusion."
T10H2 "It does not reject goodness entirely, for this you could not accept, but it always ADDS something that is NOT real TO the real, thus CONFUSING ILLUSION AND REALITY."
T10H2 "If you believe in truth AND illusion you CANNOT TELL WHICH IS TRUE."
T11H8 "This gives it an illusion of integrity, and enables it to believe that IT is pursuing one goal."
T11J9 "WHEN he finds it is only a matter of time, and time is but an illusion."
T12C7 "THIS is the fundamental illusion on which they rest."
T13D1 "Displacement ALWAYS is maintained by the illusion that the source, from which attention is diverted, MUST BE TRUE."
T13D12 "No illusion that you have ever held against him, has touched his innocence in any way."
T13H4 "What you can decide BETWEEN is fixed, because there are no alternatives, EXCEPT truth and illusion."
T14C2 "The sentinels of darkness watch over it carefully, and you who made these guardians of illusion out of nothing, are now AFRAID of them."
T14E1 "The bringing together of truth and illusion, OF THE EGO AND GOD, is the Holy Spirit's only function."
T14E1 "Thus, truth was made past, and the present was dedicated to illusion."
T15B9 "And change is an illusion, taught by those who could not see themselves as guiltless."
T15H12 "The illusion of the autonomy of the body, and ITS ability to overcome loneliness, is but the working of the ego's plan to establish its OWN autonomy."
T16D4 "And the seeming conflict between truth and illusion can ONLY be resolved by SEPARATING YOURSELF FROM THE ILLUSION, and NOT from truth."
T16E2 "For the ILLUSION of love will NEVER satisfy you."
T16E3 "Hatred can enter, and, indeed, is WELCOME in some ASPECTS of the relationship, but it is still held together by the illusion of love."
T16E3 "If the illusion goes, the relationship is broken or becomes unsatisfying, on the grounds of DISillusionment."
T16E4 "For hate IS an illusion, and what can change was NEVER love."
T16E4 "And when they find the fear of death is still upon them, the "love" relationship loses the illusion that it IS what it is NOT."
T16E5 "The ILLUSION of love CAN triumph over the illusion of hate, but ALWAYS at the price of MAKING BOTH ILLUSIONS."
T16E5 "As long as the illusion of hatred lasts, so long WILL love be an illusion to you."
T16E5 "And then the ONLY choice that remains possible, is which illusion you PREFER."
T16E5 "There IS no conflict in the choice between truth and illusion."
T16E6 "Every illusion is one of fear, WHATEVER form it takes."
T16E6 "And the attempt to escape from one illusion INTO ANOTHER, MUST fail."
T16E6 "Yet peace will never come from the ILLUSION of love, but ONLY from its reality."
T16E7 "How but in illusion COULD this be done?"
T16E8 "The special love relationship is but a shabby substitute for what makes you whole IN TRUTH, NOT in illusion."
T16E9 "Seek not for this in the bleak world of illusion, where nothing is certain, and where everything fails to satisfy."
T16E9 "And, in the Name of God, be wholly willing to abandon ALL illusion."
T16E10 "Every illusion which you accept into your mind, BY JUDGING IT TO BE ATTAINABLE, removes your own sense of completion, and thus denies the Wholeness of your Father."
T16E10 "To lift the veil, which seems so dark and heavy, it is only needful to VALUE truth beyond ALL fantasy, and to be entirely UNwilling to settle for illusion IN PLACE of truth."
T16E11 "He loves you, wholly WITHOUT illusion, as you must love."
T16E11 "For love IS wholly without illusion, and therefore wholly WITHOUT FEAR."
T16E12 "Turn with me firmly away from ALL illusion NOW, and let nothing stand in the way of truth."
T16F3 "Here, where the ILLUSION of love is accepted IN ITS PLACE, love is perceived as separation and EXCLUSION."
T16F8 "For NEITHER will recognize that HE HAS ASKED FOR HELL, and so he will NOT interfere with the ego's ILLUSION of Heaven, which it offered him TO INTERFERE WITH HEAVEN."
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.""
T16F9 "And the REAL purpose of the special relationship, in strict accordance with the ego's goals, is to DESTROY reality and SUBSTITUTE ILLUSION."
T16F9 "For the ego is ITSELF an illusion, and ONLY illusions can BE the witnesses to its reality."
T16F14 "And, to the same extent, you are DENYING truth, and so are making YOURSELF unable to make the simple choice between truth and illusion, fantasy and God."
T16F16 "The decision whether or not to listen to this course and follow it, is but the choice between truth and illusion."
T16F16 "For here IS truth, SEPARATED from illusion, and NOT confused with it at all."
T16G6 "Without THIS illusion, there can BE no meaning you would still seek here."
T16G8 "You could no longer find even the ILLUSION of love in ANY special relationship here."
T16G9 "Now, no-one need suffer, for you have come too far to yield to the illusion of the beauty and holiness of guilt."
T16G9 "See no illusion of truth and beauty there."
T16H3 "It MUST be, therefore, that YOU are maintaining the illusion that it has NOT gone, because you think it serves some purpose that you WANT FULFILLED."
T16H5 "And, even when the hatred and the savagery break briefly through into awareness, the illusion of love is not profoundly shaken."
T16H7 "For a time, you may attempt to bring illusions INTO the holy instant, to hinder your full awareness of the COMPLETE DIFFERENCE, in ALL respects, between your EXPERIENCE of truth and illusion."
T16H10 "Remember that you ALWAYS choose between truth and illusion, between the REAL Atonement that would heal, and the ego's "atonement," that would destroy."
T17A1 "It is impossible to convince the DREAMER that this is so, for dreams are what they are BECAUSE of their illusion of reality."
T17B2 "As long as you would have this be, so long will the ILLUSION of order of difficulty in miracles REMAIN with you."
T17B3 "Truth HAS no meaning in illusion."
T17D11 "Yet the frame of reference to which the present is REFERRED for meaning, is an ILLUSION of the past, in which those elements which FIT the purpose of the unholy alliance are retained and ALL THE REST LET GO."
T17D12 "It is still up to you to choose to be willing to join with truth or illusion."
T17G7 "For fantasy solutions bring but the ILLUSION of experience, and the illusion of peace is NOT the condition in which the truth can enter."
T17H4 "Faithlessness is the servant of illusion, and wholly faithful to its master."
T17H4 "Accept not the illusion of peace it offers, but look upon its offering, and recognize it IS illusion."
T17H4 "The GOAL of illusion is as closely tied to faithlessness, as faith to truth."
T18B1 "That ONE error, which brought truth to illusion, infinity to time, and life to death, was all you ever made."
T18C4 "Anger and fear pervade it, and in an instant the illusion of satisfaction is invaded by the illusion of terror."
T18C5 "You do not realize that you are making them act out FOR you, for if you did, the guilt would not be theirs, and the illusion of satisfaction would be gone."
T18D1 "You who have spent your lives in bringing truth to illusion, reality to fantasy, HAVE walked the way of dreams."
T18F1 "If you already UNDERSTOOD the difference between truth and illusion, Atonement would HAVE no meaning."
T18G8 "The home of vengeance is not yours; The place you set aside to house your hatred is NOT a prison, but an ILLUSION OF YOURSELF."
T18G10 "There IS no barrier between God and His Son, nor can His Son be separated from himself, except in illusion."
T18G13 "What REALLY happens is that you have GIVEN UP the illusion of a LIMITED awareness, and lost your fear of union."
T18I3 "Think how alone and frightened is this little thought, this infinitesimal illusion, holding itself apart, against the universe."
T18J6 "For the REALITY of guilt is the illusion which seems to make it heavy and opaque, impenetrable, and a REAL foundation for the ego's thought system."
T18J7 "Its impenetrable appearance is WHOLLY an illusion."
T18J7 "Nothing can rest upon it, for it is but an ILLUSION of a foundation."
T19B1 "The body thus becomes the instrument of illusion, acting accordingly, seeing what is not there, HEARING what truth has never said, and BEHAVING INSANELY, being imprisoned BY insanity."
T19B4 "Truth is the ABSENCE of illusion; illusion the ABSENCE of truth."
T19B5 "They ARE together, and when they are SEEN together, ALL attempts to KEEP both truth AND illusion in the mind, where both MUST be, are recognized as DEDICATION TO ILLUSION."
T19B6 "Truth and illusion HAVE no connection."
T19C2 "Sin is the "grand illusion" underlying ALL the ego's grandiosity."
T19C6 "This IS the strange illusion which makes the clouds of guilt seem heavy and impenetrable."
T19E7 "EVERY miracle is but the end of an illusion."
T19E9 "This feather of a wish, this tiny illusion, this microscopic remnant of the belief in sin, is all that remains of what once SEEMED to be the world."
T19H5 "It will share the pain of ALL illusions, and the illusion of pleasure will BE the same as pain."
T19H6 "Under fear's orders, the body WILL pursue guilt, serving its master, whose attraction to guilt maintains the whole illusion of his existence."
T20C7 "WITH him, your vision has become the greatest power for the UNDOING of illusion that God Himself could give."
T20E2 "Being without illusion of what you are, the Holy Spirit merely gives EVERYTHING to God, Who has already given AND RECEIVED all that is true."
T20G8 "In that unholy instant time was born, and bodies made to house the mad idea, and give it the ILLUSION of reality."
T20H5 "It cannot BE attained but in illusion."
T20H5 "And so the illusion of a brother as a body is quite in keeping with the purpose of unholiness."
T20H8 "Your holy brother, sight of whom is YOUR release, is no illusion."
T21H13 "Elusive happiness, or happiness in changing forms that shift with time and place, is an illusion that has no meaning."
T22B8 "Yet a holy relationship, so recently reborn itself from an unholy relationship, and yet more ancient than the old illusion that it has replaced, IS like a baby now, in its rebirth."
T22B11 "Think what that instant brought; the RECOGNITION that the "something else" you thought was you IS AN ILLUSION."
T22C1 "EVERY illusion carries pain and suffering in the dark folds of the heavy garments with which it hides its nothingness."
T22C4 "ONE illusion, cherished and defended AGAINST the truth, makes ALL truth meaningless and ALL illusions real."
T22C6 "Now MUST you choose between yourself and this ILLUSION of yourself."
T22C8 "Nor is there ONE illusion you can enter Heaven WITH."
T22C9 "Let us look closer at the whole illusion that what you made has power to enslave its maker."
T22C9 "And here we see again another form of the same fundamental illusion we have seen many times before."
T22C12 "Every illusion brought to its forgiveness is gently OVERLOOKED, and disappears."
T22D7 "Reason will tell you that, if form is NOT reality, it MUST be an illusion."
T22E9 "And only an illusion stands between you and the holy Self you share."
T22F5 "Can the illusion of immovability be long defended for what is quietly PAST THROUGH, and GONE BEYOND?"
T22F6 "Forget not, when you feel the need arise to be defensive about ANYTHING, you have identified YOUR SELF with an illusion."
T22F6 "For it IS your unwillingness to overlook what seems to stand between you that makes it look impenetrable, and DEFENDS the illusion of its immovability."
T22G6 "And NO illusion can disturb the peace of a relationship which has become the MEANS of peace."
T22G7 "And what illusion COULD there be you will NOT recognize as a mistake; a shadow through which you walk COMPLETELY undismayed?"
T23A3 "Nothing they see is harmful, for their AWARENESS of the truth releases everything from the illusion of harmfulness."
T23B3 "The ego joins with an ILLUSION of yourself you SHARE with it."
T23B5 "Only a strange illusion of yourself, a wish to triumph OVER what you are, remembers not."
T23B7 "Truth does not fight against illusion, nor do illusions fight against the truth."
T23B7 "One ILLUSION about yourself can battle with another, yet the war of two illusions is a state where NOTHING HAPPENS."
T23B9 "For it seems real ONLY as long as it is seen as war between CONFLICTING truths, the conqueror to be the truer, the MORE real, the VANQUISHER of the illusion that was less real, MADE an illusion by defeat."
T23B9 "Yet NO illusion can invade His home, and drive Him out of what He loves forever."
T23B12 "Illusion meets illusion; truth, itself."
T23B12 "So is the memory of God obscured in minds that have become illusion's battleground."
T23C19 "And can you be content with an illusion that YOU are living?"
T23C20 "In ANY state apart from Heaven, life is illusion."
T23D6 "Not one illusion of protection stands against the faith in murder."
T23E1 "In Him is no attack, and no illusion in any form stalks Heaven."
T23E2 "EVERY illusion is an assault on truth."
T23E6 "And NO illusion can attack the peace of God TOGETHER with His Son."
T24A1 "And what illusion that idly seems to drift between them has power to defeat what IS Their Will?"
T24B5 "Here is the grand illusion of what you are and what your brother is."
T24B5 "For what your brother MUST become, to KEEP your specialness, IS an illusion."
T24C5 "And it WOULD show them that the specialness they think they see IS an illusion."
T24C14 "Through this despair you travel now, yet it is but ILLUSION of despair."
T24C14 "You but emerge from an illusion of what you are, to the acceptance of yourself as God created you."
T24D1 "No-one who clings to ONE illusion can see himself as sinless, for he holds one error to himself as lovely still."
T25F1 "Attack and sin are bound as ONE illusion, each the cause and aim and JUSTIFIER of the other."
T25H4 "If ONE belief so deeply valued here were true, then every Thought God ever had is an illusion."
T26B4 "Those who would see the witnesses to truth INSTEAD of to illusion merely ask that they might see a PURPOSE in the world that gives it sense and makes it meaningful."
T26D4 "It is the judgment of the truth upon illusion, of knowledge on perception; IT HAS NO MEANING AND DOES NOT EXIST."
T26D6 "That there IS choice is an illusion."
T26D6 "Yet, within this ONE lies the undoing of every illusion, NOT excepting this."
T26D6 "No sacrifice is possible in the relinquishment of an illusion RECOGNIZED as such."
T26F4 "Not one illusion still remains unanswered in your mind."
T26F11 "This terrible illusion was denied in but the time it took for God to give His Answer to illusion for ALL time and EVERY circumstance."
T26G1 "NOT because it has the power to hurt, but just because YOU have denied it is but an illusion, AND MADE IT REAL."
T26G1 "For no-one can make one illusion real, and still escape the rest."
T26G2 "Lead not your little lives in solitude, with one illusion as your only friend."
T26G2 "The one illusion that you THINK is friend obscures HIS grace and majesty from you, and keeps his friendship and forgiveness from your welcoming embrace."
T26G2 "And what illusion CAN replace the truth?"
T26G3 "Make NO illusion friend, for if you do, it CAN but take the place of him whom God has called your Friend."
T26H4 "And this must be corrected where the illusion of reversal lies."
T26H4 "It is impossible that one illusion be LESS amenable to truth than are the rest."
T26H4 "NO illusion has ANY truth in it."
T26I1 "For time and space are ONE illusion, which takes different forms."
T26I7 "Yet this illusion has a cause which, though untrue, must be ALREADY in your mind."
T26I7 "And THIS illusion is but one effect which it engenders, and one form in which its outcome is perceived."
T27I5 "He would have seen at once that these ideas are one illusion, too ridiculous for anything but to be laughed away."
T28E2 "The dream is but illusion in the mind."
T28E2 "And what is real and what is but illusion IN YOURSELF you do not know and cannot tell apart."
T28E3 "Share not in his illusion of himself."
T28F3 "You are your Self, or an illusion."
T28F3 "What CAN be between illusion and the truth?"
T28F5 "Let not your eyes behold a dream; your ears bear witness to illusion."
T29C3 "For pain and sin are ONE illusion, as are hate and fear, attack and guilt but one."
T29F1 "Where no memory of sin and of illusion linger still."
T29F4 "They hold no sword, for they have left their hold on every vain illusion of the world."
T29H2 "No-one who comes here but must still have hope, some lingering illusion, or some dream that there is something OUTSIDE of himself that will bring happiness and peace to him."
T29H3 "The lingering illusion will impel him to seek out a thousand idols, and to seek beyond them for a thousand more."
T30E5 "What could it BE but an illusion, making things appear like to itself?"
T30G7 "If one appearance must remain APART from healing, one illusion must be part of truth."
T31B2 "What YOU would choose between is NOT a choice, and gives but the ILLUSION it is free, for it will have ONE outcome either way."
T31C6 "You will not WANT to hold in guilt your chosen enemies, nor keep in chains to the illusion of a changing love the ones you think are friends."
T31D2 "Real choice is no illusion."
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."
T31G9 "The veil across the Face of Christ, the fear of God and of salvation, and the love of guilt and death, - they all are different names for just ONE error; that there is a space between you and your brother, kept apart by an illusion of yourself which holds him off from you, and you away from him."
T31G9 "The sword of judgment is the weapon which you give to the illusion of yourself, that it may fight to keep the space that holds your brother off unoccupied by love."
T31H11 "Not one illusion is accorded faith, and not one spot of darkness still remains to hide the Face of Christ from anyone."
W49L2 "The other part is a wild illusion, frantic and distraught, but without reality of any kind."
W51L2 "It is merely an illusion of reality, because my judgments have been made quite apart from reality."
W52L1 "The illusions are upsetting because I have given them reality, and thus regard reality as an illusion."
W53L3 "I have given it the illusion of reality, and have suffered from my belief in it."
W55L1 "I am determined to see the witnesses to the truth in me, rather than those which show me an illusion of myself."
W59L2 "Let me be willing to exchange my pitiful illusion of seeing for the vision that is given by God."
W66L8 "Does the ego really have gifts to give, being itself an illusion and offering only the illusion of gifts?"
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."
W71L3 "This ensures that the fruitless search will continue, for the illusion that, although this hope has failed, there is still grounds for hope in other places and in other things, persists."
W73L8 "No idle wishes can detain us, nor deceive us with an illusion of strength."
W83L6 ""Nothing, including this, can justify the illusion of happiness apart 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.""
W91L8 ""I am not an illusion, but a reality.""
W93L11 "If a situation arises which seems to be disturbing, quickly dispel the illusion of fear by repeating these thoughts again."
W96L2 "The fact that truth and illusion cannot be reconciled no matter how you try, what means you use and where you see the problem, must be accepted if you would be saved."
W99L2 "Salvation is the borderland between truth and illusion."
W101L2 "If sin is real then happiness must be illusion, for they cannot both be true."
W107L7 "The shaky and unsteady footsteps of illusion is not our approach today."
W127L8 "And He Himself will place a spark of truth within your mind wherever you give up a false belief, a dark illusion of your own reality and what love means."
W131L6 "Time is the great illusion it is past or in the future."
W134L3 "You conceive of pardon as a vain attempt to look past what is there; to overlook the truth in an unfounded effort to deceive yourself by making an illusion true."
W134L18 "When this occurs, allow your mind to see through this illusion as you tell yourself: "Let me perceive forgiveness as it is."
W136L1 "It dispels this meaningless illusion by the same approach which carries all of them to truth, and merely leaves them there to disappear."
W136L13 "It is this fact which demonstrates that time is an illusion."
W140L1 "Its forms of healing thus must substitute illusion for illusion."
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."
W140L6 "It merely focuses on what it is, and knows that no illusion can be real."
W140L7 "For how can one illusion differ from another but in attributes which have no substance, no reality, no core, and nothing that is truly different?"
W140L12 " And we will feel salvation cover us with soft protection, and with peace so deep that no illusion can disturb our minds, nor offer proof to us that it is real."
W155L2 "The world is an illusion."
W155L2 "To let illusion walk ahead of truth is madness, but to let illusion sink behind the truth, and let the truth stand forth as what it is, is simple sanity."
W155L3 "The mad illusion will remain awhile in evidence, for those to look upon who chose to come, and have not yet rejoiced to find they were mistaken in the choice."
W155L3 "And so they need a Teacher Who perceives their madness, but Who still can look beyond illusion to the simple truth in them."
W155L6 "Illusion still appears to cling to you, that you may reach them."
W155L6 "Yet it has stepped back, and it is not illusion that they hear you speak of, nor illusion which you bring their eyes to look on and their minds to grasp."
W155L6 "Now can the truth, which walks ahead of you, speak to them through illusion, for the road leads past illusion now, while on the way you call to them that they may follow you."
W155L7 "Their suffering is but illusion."
W155L7 "Yet they need a guide to lead them out of it, for they mistake illusion for the truth."
W155L8 "It asks that you accept the truth, and let It go before you, lighting up the path of ransom from illusion."
W155L8 "Illusion can but seem to hold in chains the holy Son of God."
W155L9 "And you may find that you are tempted still to walk ahead of truth, and let illusion be your guide."
W155L11 "There will be no wish to be illusion rather than the truth."
W158L4 "Time is a trick; a sleight of hand, a vast illusion in which figures come and go as if by magic."
W160L4 "If you are real, then fear must be illusion."
W162L2 "There is no dream these words will not dispel; no thought of sin and no illusion that the dream contains that will not fade away before their might."
W163L8 "Whatever form it takes must therefore be illusion."
W165L1 "And what could hide what cannot be concealed except illusion?"
W170R510 "We practice but an ancient truth we knew before illusion seemed to claim the world."
W170R510 "And we remind the world that it is free of all illusion every time we say, "God is but Love, and therefore so am I.""
W183L2 "Still others will maintain that what we speak of is illusion, not to be considered more than but a dream."
W184L6 "What denies that it is true is but illusion, for it is the ultimate reality."
W187L7 "Illusion recognized must disappear."
W187L9 "The great illusion of the fear of God diminishes to nothingness before the purity that you will look on here."
W190L7 "As an illusion it is what you will."
W192L2 "Yet on earth you need the means to let illusion go."
W198L1 "And yet illusion makes illusion."
W198L1 "Then does illusion cease to have effects, and all it seemed to have will be undone."
W198L2 "Illusion makes illusion."
W198L2 "Forgiveness is illusion that is answer to the rest."
W198L10 "Accept the one illusion which proclaims there is no condemnation in God's Son, and Heaven is remembered instantly; the world forgotten, all its weird beliefs forgotten with it, as the Face of Christ appears unveiled at last in this one dream."
W199L3 "It is a part of the illusion which has sheltered it from being found illusory itself."
W224L1 "This is illusion's end."
W240W33 "The mechanisms of illusion have been born instead."
W240W33 "Yet everything which they report is but illusion which is kept apart from truth."
W248L1 "What is in pain is but illusion in my mind."
W269L1 "I ask for the illusion which transcends all those I made."
W270W62 "Christ is the link that keeps you one with God, and guarantees that separation is no more than an illusion of despair."
W300W91 "It is the invitation to God's Word to take illusion's place; the willingness to let forgiveness rest upon all things without exception and without reserve."
W344L1 "And what can an illusion offer me?"
M3A3 "The world of time is the world of illusion."
M4A3 "The illusion of one permits the illusion of the other."
M4A3 "We have covered the illusion of time already, but the illusion of levels of teaching seems to be something different."
M5B4 "It is only to the extent to which they are helpful that any degree of reality should be accorded them in this world of illusion."
M6A1 "Healing involves an understanding of what the illusion of sickness is for."
M8A5 "This illusion can take many forms."
M9A2 "By definition, an illusion is an attempt to make something real that is regarded as of major importance, but is recognized as being untrue."
M9A2 "Finding truth unacceptable, the mind revolts against truth and gives itself an illusion of victory."
M9A5 "There can be no order of difficulty in healing merely because all sickness is illusion."
M11A2 "He gives up an illusion; or better, he has an illusion of giving up."
M11A5 "And it was all illusion."
M13A3 "Why is the illusion of many necessary?"
M13A4 "The teachers of God appear to share the illusion of separation, but because of what they use the body for, they do not believe in the illusion despite appearances."
M14A1 "Like all lessons it is an illusion, for in reality there is nothing to learn."
M14A1 "Yet this illusion must be replaced by a corrective device; another illusion that replaces the first, so both can finally disappear."
M14A1 "The first illusion, which must be displaced before another thought system can take hold, is that it is a sacrifice to give up the things of this world."
M14A1 "What could this be but an illusion, since this world itself is nothing more than that?"
M15A1 "The world will end in an illusion, as it began."
M15A1 "Yet will its ending be an illusion of mercy."
M15A1 "The illusion of forgiveness, complete, excluding no-one, limitless in gentleness, will cover it, hiding all evil, concealing all sin and ending guilt forever."
M15A3 "The illusion of orders of difficulty is an obstacle the teacher of God must learn to pass by and leave behind."
M17A6 "What you give up is merely the illusion of protecting illusions."
M19A1 "Correction of a lasting nature, - and only this is true correction, - cannot be made until the teacher of God has ceased to confuse interpretation with fact, or illusion with truth."
M19A3 "Fear is illusion, for you are like Him.""
M21A5 "But this you do not see; that you made death, and it is but illusion of an end."
M22A1 "God does not understand words, for they were made by separated minds to keep them in the illusion of separation."
M28A7 "What seems to die has been misperceived and carried to illusion."
M28A7 "Now it becomes your task to let the illusion be carried to the truth."
M29A3 "The last illusion spreads over the world, forgiving all things and replacing all attack."
M30A3 "The whole world you see reflects the illusion you have done so, making fear inevitable."
M30A7 "If His strength is in you, what you perceive as your weakness is but illusion."
U3A6 "Who has need to seek for an illusion now that dreams are gone?"
U3A8 "This was the ego -- all the cruel hate, the need for vengeance and the cries of pain, the fear of dying and the urge to kill, the brotherless illusion and the self that seemed alone in all the universe."
U4A1 "Forgiveness, then, is an illusion, but because of its purpose, which is the Holy Spirit's, it has one difference."
U4A3 "And so they need an illusion of Help because they are helpless; a Thought of peace because they are in conflict."
U5A1 "The world you see is an illusion of a world."
U6A2 "The man was an illusion, for he seemed to be a separate being, walking by himself, within a body that appeared to hold his self from Self, as all illusions do."
P2A5 "But he must begin to separate truth from illusion, recognizing that they are not the same, and becoming increasingly willing to see illusions as illusions and to accept the truth as true."
P3A2 "Now he wants a "better" illusion."
P3B2 "When we speak of "the saving illusion" or "the final dream," this is not what we mean, but here is the ego's last defense."
P3E7 "Perhaps an illusion of health is substituted for a little while, but not for long."
P3F1 "This is the great illusion."
P3G5 "The forms of one but reproduce the forms of the other, for they are the same illusion."
P4B10 "Yet it can be but an illusion, because time does not exist and the Will of God has always been exactly as it is."
P4C1 "But no-one here can live with no illusions, for he must yet strive to have the last illusion be accepted by everyone everywhere."
S1C9 "Prayer in its earlier forms is an illusion, because there is no need for a ladder to reach what one has never left."
S1C9 "Yet prayer is part of forgiveness as long as forgiveness, itself an illusion, remains unattained."
S1C10 "The stages necessary to its attainment, however, need to be understood, if peace is to be restored to the Son of God, who lives now with the illusion of death and the fear of God."
S1D5 "Yet what advantage has an illusion of escape ever brought a prisoner?"
S1E2 "Even together they may ask for things, and thus set up but an illusion of a goal they share."
S2A1 "Illusion's end will come with this."
S2B4 "That is why forgiveness of another is an illusion."
S2B6 "Others will make mistakes and so will you, as long as this illusion of a world appears to be your home."
S3C2 "False healing merely makes a poor exchange of one illusion for a "nicer" one; a dream of sickness for a dream of health."
G3A1 "Creator separate from creation was the first illusion, where all gifts of fear were born."
G3A6 "Give me help in this, and not one gift the world may seek to give, or one illusion held against the truth, can bind you longer."
G3A9 "The first dream has been seen and understood for merely an illusion of the fear on which the world was based."
MSG19A1 "My body disappeared because I had no illusion about it."
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."
MSG19A2 "The death of an illusion means nothing."
MSG19A3 "I can help because the world is illusion, and I have overcome the world."
MSG19A3 "Look past the tomb, the body, the illusion."

Quotes on "Illusions"


T1B27C "Like all illusions, he exerts enormous efforts to establish their validity."
T1B27C "It thus dispels man's illusions about himself, and puts him into communion with himself and with God."
T1B28A "They dispel illusions about himself, and perceive the light in him."
T1B28A "By freeing his mind from illusions, they restore his sanity, and place him at the feet of Jesus."
T1B28C "(Tell Bill man's mind can be possessed by illusions, but his Spirit is eternally free."
T3F1 "He cannot create surely, because perception deceives, and illusions are not pure."
T3H3 "One of the illusions from which human perception suffers is that what it perceives and judges against has no effect."
T6H12 "Truth is WITHOUT illusions, and therefore WITHIN the Kingdom."
T7G6 "It does NOT follow, however, that the mind cannot make illusions."
T7G6 "But it DOES follow that if it makes illusions it will BELIEVE in them, because THAT IS HOW IT MADE THEM."
T7G7 "The Holy Spirit undoes illusions without attacking them merely because He cannot perceive them at all."
T7H4 "ALL illusions about the Sonship are DISPELLED together, as they were MADE together."
T7H5 "Illusions are investments."
T7H5 "The only way to dispel illusions is to withdraw ALL investment from them, and they will HAVE no life for you because you have put them OUT OF YOUR MIND."
T8E22 "Let us not lose sight of His direction through illusions, for ONLY illusions of another direction can obscure the one for which God's Voice speaks in all of us."
T8F3 "His Will has saved you, not from yourselves, but from your illusions of yourselves."
T8G19 "Freedom from illusions lies only in not BELIEVING them."
T8I3 "Dreams are ILLUSIONS of joining, taking on the ego's distortions about what joining means, if you are sleeping under its guidance."
T8J1 "It is apparent that reality CANNOT "threaten" anything except illusions, because reality can only UPHOLD truth."
T9G5 "By blessing you hold it in your minds, protecting it from illusions, and keeping yourself in the Mind of God."
T9G7 "Your grandeur will NEVER deceive you, but your illusions ALWAYS will."
T9G7 "Illusions ARE deceptions."
T9I14 "Yet every Son of God has the power to deny illusions ANYWHERE in the Kingdom, merely by denying them completely in himself."
T9I15 "You could accept peace NOW, for everyone you meet, and offer them perfect freedom from ALL illusions, BECAUSE YOU HEARD."
T9I18 "Honor is not due to illusions, for to honor them is to honor nothing."
T9J3 "Knowledge cannot dawn on a mind full of illusions, because truth and illusions are irreconcilable."
T9K12 "All these illusions, and the many other forms which blasphemy may take, are REFUSALS TO ACCEPT CREATION AS IT IS."
T10D5 "The dark companions, the dark way, are all illusions."
T10F1 "No-one can escape from illusions unless he looks at them, for not looking is the way they are PROTECTED."
T10F1 "There is no need to shrink from illusions, for they cannot be dangerous."
T10F2 "And how else can one dispel illusions EXCEPT by looking at them directly, WITHOUT protecting them?"
T12C9 "For grandeur is the RIGHT of God's Son, and no illusions can satisfy him, or save him from what he IS."
T12C10 "Save him from his illusions, that you may accept the magnitude of your Father in peace and joy."
T12E1 "The other has many forms, for the content of INDIVIDUAL illusions differs greatly."
T12F1 "But for this, NO illusions can rise to meet your sight, for ALL reality leaves no room for ANY error."
T13D6 "The purpose of Atonement is to dispel illusions, NOT to establish them as real, and THEN forgive them."
T13D6 "The Holy Spirit does not KEEP illusions in your mind to frighten you, and show them to you fearfully, to demonstrate what He has saved you FROM."
T13D10 "He would remove ONLY illusions."
T16D4 "Illusions are but beliefs in WHAT IS NOT THERE."
T16E5 "But conflict enters the instant the choice seems to be one BETWEEN ILLUSIONS, for this choice does NOT matter."
T16F14 "Salvation lies in the simple fact that illusions are NOT fearful, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT TRUE."
T16G7 "The period of disorientation, which precedes the actual transition, is far shorter than the time it took to fix your minds so firmly on illusions."
T16H7 "The illusions you bring with you, will weaken the EXPERIENCE of Him for a while, and will prevent you from KEEPING the experience in your mind."
T16H7 "Yet the holy instant IS eternal, and your illusions of time will NOT prevent the timeless from being what it is, nor you from EXPERIENCING it as it is."
T16H9 "All that must be forgiven are the ILLUSIONS you have held against your brothers."
T16H9 "Their reality HAS no past, and ONLY illusions can BE forgiven."
T16H9 "God holds nothing against ANYONE, for He is INCAPABLE of illusions of ANY kind."
T16H9 "Release your brothers from the slavery of THEIR illusions, by forgiving them for the illusions which YOU perceive in them."
T16H9 "Thus will you learn that YOU have been forgiven, for it is YOU who offered THEM illusions."
T16H11 "Seek and FIND His message in the holy instant, where ALL illusions are forgiven."
T16H11 "And, through THEIR reality, give over ALL illusions, for the reality of your relationship with God."
T16H12 "Forgive us our illusions, Father, and help us to accept our true relationship with You, in which there are NO illusions, and where none can ever enter."
T17A1 "The betrayal of the Son of God lies only in illusions, and all his "sins" are but his own imagining."
T17B2 "Think you that you can bring truth to fantasy, and learn what truth MEANS from the perspective of illusions?"
T17B3 "When you try to bring TRUTH to illusions, you are trying to MAKE THEM REAL, and KEEP them by JUSTIFYING your belief in them."
T17B3 "But to give illusions to Truth is to enable truth to teach that the ILLUSIONS are unreal, and thus enable you to ESCAPE from them."
T17C6 "For forgiveness literally TRANSFORMS vision, and lets you see the real world, reaching quietly and gently across chaos, and removing all illusions that had twisted your perception, and fixed it on the past."
T17E8 "Into the frame are woven all sorts of fanciful and fragmented illusions of love, set with dreams of sacrifice and self-aggrandizement, and interlaced with gilded threads of self-destruction."
T17E16 "We will gain EVERYTHING by giving HIM the power and the glory, and keeping NO illusions of where they are."
T17H4 "USE it, and it will carry you straight to illusions."
T17H8 "And you will see the means you once employed to lead you to illusions, transformed to means for truth."
T18B8 "You are NOT joined together by illusions, but in the Thought so holy and so perfect that illusions cannot remain to darken the holy place in which you stand together."
T18B9 "Heaven has answered quietly, for all illusions have been gently brought unto the truth in you, and Love has shined upon you, blessing your relationship with truth."
T18C2 "They are the best example you could have of how perception can be utilized to substitute illusions for truth."
T18C10 "You are so used to choosing between dreams, you do not see that you have made, at last, the choice between the truth and ALL ILLUSIONS."
T18D4 "You are advancing to love's MEANING, and away from ALL illusions in which you have surrounded it."
T18D4 "When you retreat to the illusions, YOUR FEAR INCREASES, for there is little doubt that what YOU think it means IS fearful."
T18G4 "But love does not condemn it, and can use it lovingly, respecting what the Son of God has made, and using it to SAVE him from illusions."
T18J5 "Here are all the illusions, all the twisted thoughts, all the insane attacks, the fury, vengeance, and betrayal that were made to keep the guilt in place, so that the world could RISE from it, and keep IT hidden."
T19B2 "Do not overlook our earlier statement that faithlessness leads straight to illusions."
T19B2 "Your faithlessness has thus OPPOSED the Holy Spirit's purpose, and brought illusions, CENTERED ON THE BODY, to stand BETWEEN you."
T19B3 "Faithlessness would interpose illusions between the Son of God and his Creator; faith would remove ALL obstacles that SEEM to rise between them."
T19B6 "But ILLUSIONS are ALWAYS connected, AS IS TRUTH."
T19D6 "The eyes see many things the mind corrects, and YOU respond, NOT to the eyes' illusions, BUT TO THE MIND's CORRECTIONS."
T19E7 "No illusions stand between you."
T19E7 "No more can YOU be kept by shadows from the light in which illusions end."
T19E7 "And in the goal of truth, which YOU ACCEPTED, must ALL illusions end."
T19G5 "You have paid very dearly for your illusions."
T19G9 "Forgive me your illusions, and release me from punishment for what I have NOT done."
T19L1 "But first, lift up your eyes and look upon each other in innocence, born of COMPLETE forgiveness of each other's illusions, and through the eyes of faith, which see them not."
T19L2 "No-one can look upon the fear of God unterrified, unless he has ACCEPTED the Atonement, and learned illusions are not real."
T20C6 "You have the vision to look past ALL illusions."
T20C7 "Who is afraid to look upon illusions, KNOWING his Savior stands beside him?"
T20C8 "And there WILL be no fear in us, for in our vision will be NO illusions."
T20C9 "Let him be to you the Savior from illusions, and look on him with the new vision that looks upon the lilies, and brings YOU joy."
T20C10 "Walk with him now rejoicing, for the Savior from illusions has come to greet you, and lead you home with HIM."
T20G9 "For no illusions CAN attract the minds that have TRANSCENDED them, and left them far behind."
T20H6 "He can but be IMAGINED in the darkness, and it is here that the illusions you hold about him are NOT held up to his reality."
T20H6 "Here are illusions and reality kept SEPARATED."
T20H6 "Here are illusions NEVER brought to truth, and ALWAYS hidden from it."
T20I4 "And place NO value on your brother's body, which held him to illusions of what he is."
T21D4 "Through them, the Holy Spirit leads you to the real world, and AWAY from all illusions where your faith was laid."
T21D5 "Faith given to illusions does NOT lack power, for, BY it, does the Son of God believe that he is powerless."
T21D5 "Thus is he faithless to HIMSELF, but STRONG in faith in his illusions ABOUT himself."
T22B11 "It is denial of ILLUSIONS that calls on truth."
T22B11 "For to deny illusions is to recognize that FEAR is meaningless."
T22C1 "The OPPOSITE of illusions is not disillusionment, but truth."
T22C1 "Yet, in these dark and heavy garments, are those who SEEK illusions covered, and hidden from the joy of truth."
T22C1 "Truth is the opposite of illusions, BECAUSE it offers joy."
T22C2 "To change ILLUSIONS is to make NO change."
T22C2 "Illusions carry ONLY guilt and suffering, sickness and death, to their believers."
T22C3 "Yet, if the change be real and not IMAGINED, illusions MUST give way to truth, and not to other dreams which are but equally unreal."
T22C8 "There is no PART of Heaven you can take, and weave into illusions."
T22C10 "Is it not welcome news to hear NOT ONE of the illusions that you made REPLACED the truth?"
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."
T22D7 "And must perceive illusions AS THE TRUTH."
T22E8 "Those who would let illusions be lifted from their minds are this world's Saviors, walking the world with their Redeemer, and carrying His message of hope and freedom and RELEASE from suffering to everyone who NEEDS a miracle to save him."
T22F1 "How does one overcome illusions?"
T22F1 "Only illusions need defense, BECAUSE OF WEAKNESS."
T22F3 "Here can NO weakness enter, for here is no attack, and therefore no illusions."
T22F5 "Be not deceived by the illusions it presents of size and thickness, weight, solidity, and firmness of foundation."
T22F5 "Yet, within YOU, there is a force which NO illusions can resist."
T22F6 "This is the cost of ALL illusions."
T22G2 "And so the mind is DEDICATED to serve illusions."
T23B3 "And yet, illusions cannot join."
T23B6 "The war against yourself is but the battle of two illusions, struggling to make them DIFFERENT from each other, in the belief the one which conquers will be true."
T23B6 "Illusions CANNOT triumph over truth, nor can they threaten it in any way."
T23B7 "Illusions battle ONLY with themselves."
T23B8 "And, BY attacking it, you make two illusions of yourself, IN CONFLICT with each other."
T23B9 "See how the conflict of illusions disappears, when it is brought to truth!"
T23B9 "For conflict is the choice BETWEEN illusions, one to be crowned as real, the other vanquished and despised."
T23B9 "And you who are beloved of Him are no illusions, being as true and holy as Himself."
T23B10 "Illusions have no place where Love abides, protecting you from EVERYTHING that is not true."
T23B11 "And nothing is remembered, EXCEPT illusions."
T23B11 "Illusions CAN conflict, because their forms ARE different."
T23B12 "The meeting of illusions leads to war."
T23C3 "For this establishes degrees of TRUTH among illusions, making it appear that some are HARDER to be overcome than others."
T23C15 "Such a reversal, COMPLETELY turned around, with madness sanity, illusions true, attack a kindness, hatred love, and murder benediction, IS the goal the laws of chaos serve."
T23C20 "Outside of Heaven, only the conflict of illusions stands; senseless, impossible, and beyond ALL reason, and yet perceived as an eternal BARRIER to Heaven."
T23C20 "Illusions ARE but forms."
T23C21 "The laws of chaos govern ALL illusions."
T23C21 "Certain it is illusions will bring fear, because of the beliefs that they imply, NOT for their form."
T24A1 "God does not wait upon illusions to let Him be Himself."
T24B5 "Illusions CAN attack it, and they DO."
T24B7 "And is not THIS the "enemy" that makes you both illusions to each other?"
T24B9 "Those who are special MUST defend illusions against the truth."
T24C2 "To value specialness is to esteem an alien will, to which illusions of yourself ARE dearer than the truth."
T24C9 "Yet it is not illusions that have reached this final obstacle that seems to make God and His Heaven so remote that they cannot be reached."
T24C10 "Leave all illusions of yourself OUTSIDE this place, to which you come in hope and honesty."
T24C12 "And no relationship that holds its purpose dear but clings to murder as safety's weapon, and the great defender of all illusions from the "threat" of love."
T24D1 "Only illusions can BE forgiven, and then they disappear."
T24D1 "Forgiveness is release from ALL illusions, and that is why it is impossible but PARTLY to forgive."
T24D3 "Illusions leave it perfectly unmoved and undisturbed."
T24D5 "Yet they are powerless to make attack upon illusions."
T24D5 "They are NOT BODIES; as One Mind they wait for all illusions to be BROUGHT to them, and left behind."
T24D6 "Forgive the great Creator of the universe, the Source of life, of love and holiness, the perfect Father of a perfect Son, for your illusions of your specialness."
T24E4 "This shift in purpose DOES "endanger" specialness, but only in the sense that all illusions are "threatened" by the truth."
T24F1 "The power of a wish upholds illusions as strongly as does Love extend Itself."
T24F5 "They are illusions, too, as much as yours."
T25B7 "And It must use all learning to transfer illusions TO the truth, taking all FALSE ideas of what you are, and leading you BEYOND them to the truth that IS beyond them."
T25D3 "For specialness it is the perfect frame to set it off; the perfect battleground to wage its wars, the perfect shelter for the illusions which it would make real."
T25J1 "You mean that truth has greater value now than ALL illusions."
T26D2 "Here is the meeting place where thoughts are brought TOGETHER; where conflicting values MEET, and ALL illusions are laid down beside the truth, where they are judged to be untrue."
T26D6 "ALL illusions are but one."
T26F9 "No past illusions have the power to keep you in a place of death, a vault God's Son entered an instant, to be instantly restored unto His Father's Perfect Love."
T26G1 "And through its perceived reality has entered all the world of sick illusions."
T26G1 "Who can believe illusions are the same, and still maintain that even one is best?"
T26H2 "NOT in truth, but in the world of shadows and illusions BUILT on sin."
T26H4 "All that a hierarchy of illusions can show is PREFERENCE, NOT reality."
T26H5 "Illusions are illusions, and are false."
T26H6 "Illusions HAVE no witnesses, and no effects."
T26H12 "And to believe ideas can leave their source is to invite illusions to be true, WITHOUT SUCCESS."
T26H14 "Illusions serve the purpose they were MADE to serve."
T26H14 "God gave to ALL illusions that were made ANOTHER purpose that would justify a miracle, WHATEVER form they took."
T27B4 "BECAUSE it proves illusions were not true."
T27B10 "You but gave ILLUSIONS of a purpose to a thing you made to hide your function from yourself."
T27E4 "It is this: "Of these illusions, which of them are true?"
T27H7 "This is how ALL illusions come about."
T27H12 "The little gap you do not even see, the birthplace of illusions and of fear, the time of terror and of ancient hate, the instant of disaster; -- all are here."
T27H15 "Forgive him his illusions, and give thanks to him for all the helpfulness he gave."
T28A1 "REMEMBERING a cause can but produce ILLUSIONS of its presence, NOT effects."
T28B13 "What better way to close the little gap between illusions and reality than to allow the memory of God to flow ACROSS it, making it a bridge an instant will suffice to reach beyond?"
T28C6 "He sees ILLUSIONS of himself as sick or well, depressed or happy, but without a stable cause with GUARANTEED effects."
T28C7 "This is a crucial step in dealing with illusions."
T28D3 "Fight not His coming with illusions, for it is His coming that you WANT above all things that seem to glisten in the dream."
T28E1 "It means that you share NOT his wish to separate, and let him turn illusions on himself."
T28E1 "So do you BOTH become illusions, and without identity."
T28E3 "Think, rather, of him as a mind in which illusions still persist, but as a mind which brother is to you."
T28E4 "Let him acknowledge who he IS, by not supporting his illusions by your faith, for if you do, you will have faith in YOURS."
T28E4 "And dreams of fear will haunt the little gap, inhabited but by illusions which you have SUPPORTED in each other's minds."
T28E9 "Your willingness to LET illusions go is all the Healer of God's Son requires."
T28F4 "You have conceived a little gap between illusions and the truth to be the place where all your safety lies, and where your Self is safely hidden by what you have made."
T28F6 "There IS no gap which separates the truth from dreams and from illusions."
T29D3 "So perfectly can you forgive him his illusions, he becomes your Savior from YOUR dreams."
T29D4 "Whom you forgive is GIVEN power to forgive you your illusions."
T29E1 "Do you believe that truth can be but SOME illusions?"
T30E1 "You ALWAYS fight illusions."
T30E4 "All illusions that you believe about yourself obey NO laws."
T30E5 "Attack HAS power to make illusions real."
T30E6 "What can the power of illusions DO?"
T30E8 "And even in illusions it but asks forgiveness be the substitute for fear."
T30E8 "He is DELIVERED from illusions by his will, and but restored to what he IS."
T30G5 "It gives the miracle its strength to OVERLOOK illusions."
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 "What is temptation but a wish to make illusions real?"
T31D1 "Because it is a place where choice among illusions seems to be the ONLY choice."
T31E1 "For this an image is that suits a world of shadows and illusions."
W8L2 "To think about it at all is therefore to think about illusions."
W13L3 "To the ego illusions are safety devices, as they must also be to you who equate yourself with the ego."
W14L6 "Some of them are shared illusions, and others are part of your personal hell."
W15L1 "It takes the place of seeing, replacing vision with illusions."
W16L2 "Every thought you have contributes to truth or to illusion; either it extends the truth or it multiplies illusions."
W35L5 "Illusions have no direction in reality."
W46L1 "Forgiveness is the great need of this world, but that is because it is a world of illusions."
W46L1 "Those who forgive are thus releasing themselves from illusions, while those who withhold forgiveness are binding themselves to them."
W46L2 "It is the means by which illusions disappear."
W48L1 "It is not a fact to those who believe in illusions, but illusions are not facts."
W48L1 "But it is very difficult to recognize for those who want illusions to be true."
W50L4 "Put not your faith in illusions."
W52L1 "When I am upset, it is always because I have replaced reality with illusions which I made up."
W55L4 "What I think are my best interests would merely bind me closer to the world of illusions."
W55L5 "To me, the purpose of everything is to prove that my illusions about myself are real."
W57L5 "In this light, I begin to see what my illusions about myself had kept hidden."
W58L3 "What is there to be saved from except illusions?"
W58L3 "And what are all illusions except false ideas about myself?"
W59L1 "Let me not cherish illusions about myself."
W59L3 "Beyond His Will lie only illusions."
W61L4 "It is the perfect answer to all illusions, and therefore to all temptation."
W62L2 "Illusions about yourself and the world are one."
W64L2 "Yet we have learned that the Holy Spirit has another use for all the illusions you have made, and therefore He sees another purpose in them."
W64L3 "The world's salvation awaits your forgiveness because through it does the Son of God escape from all illusions and thus from all temptation."
W65L6 " You need not use these exact words, but try to get a sense of being willing to have your illusions of purpose be replaced by truth."
W66L7 "One is ruled by the ego, and is made up of illusions."
W66L11 "On one side stand all illusions."
W68L2 "Shut off from your Self, Who remains aware of His likeness to His Creator, your Self seems to sleep, while the part of your mind that weaves illusions in its sleep appears to be awake."
W70L8 "Since all illusions of salvation have failed you, surely you do not want to remain in the clouds looking vainly for idols there, when you could so easily walk on into the light of real salvation."
W72L5 "In trying to present Himself as the Author of life and not of death, He is a liar and a deceiver, full of false promises, and offering illusions in place of truth."
W73L1 "Its wishes are not idle in the sense that they can make a world of illusions in which your belief can be very strong."
W73L6 "There is a point beyond which illusions cannot go."
W74L2 "Therefore it cannot give rise to illusions."
W74L2 "Without illusions conflict is impossible."
W77L2 "Your claim to miracles does not lie in your illusions about yourself."
W80R24 "Refuse to be side-tracked into detours, illusions, and thoughts of death."
W89L2 "And I would accept the miracles in place of the grievances, which are but illusions that hide the miracles beyond."
W89L5 "By this idea do I express my willingness to have all my illusions be replaced with truth, according to God's plan for my salvation."
W95L10 "It is this process which must be laid aside, for it is but another way in which you would defend illusions against the truth."
W95L14 "Feel this One Self in you, and let It shine away all your illusions and your doubts."
W95L14 "You are One Self, and it is given you to feel this Self within you, and to cast all your illusions out of the One Mind Which is this Self, the holy truth in you."
W96L7 "Salvation cannot make illusions real, and solve a problem which does not exist."
W96L9 "These are your own real thoughts you have denied, and let your mind go wandering in a world of dreams, to find illusions in their place."
W97L1 "No chill of fear can enter, for your mind has been absolved of madness, letting go illusions of a split identity."
W98L1 "We side with the truth and let illusions go."
W99L2 "Truth and illusions both are equal now, for both have happened."
W99L2 "It reflects the truth because it is the means by which you can escape illusions."
W99L3 "The mind which sees illusions thinks them real."
W99L4 "What plan could hold the truth inviolate, yet recognize the need illusions bring, and offer means by which they are undone without attack, and with no touch of pain?"
W99L6 "This is the Thought Which brings illusions to the truth, and sees them as appearances behind which is the changeless and the sure."
W104L3 "Then lay aside the conflicts of the world which offer other gifts and other goals made of illusions, witnessed to by them, and sought for only in a world of dreams."
W107L1 "What can correct illusions but the truth?"
W107L1 "And what are errors but illusions which remain unrecognized for what they are?"
W107L2 "Can you imagine what a state of mind without illusions is?"
W107L3 "Without illusions there could be no fear, no doubt and no attack."
W107L5 "Illusions can be brought to truth to be corrected."
W107L5 "But the truth stands far beyond illusions, and can not be brought to them to turn them into truth."
W120L2 "Today I lay aside All sick illusions of myself, and let My Father tell me Who I really am."
W125L5 "He does not cherish the illusions which you hold about yourself."
W125L9 "You will hear the Word in which the Will of God the Son joins in His Father's Will, at one with It, with no illusions interposed between the wholly indivisible and true."
W130L8 "You do not want illusions."
W132L1 "The thoughts you hold are mighty, and illusions are as strong in their effects as is the truth."
W132L12 "Your real creations wait for this release to give you fatherhood, not of illusions, but as God in truth."
W132L13 "Deny illusions, but accept the truth."
W132L14 "And we who are as He created us would loose the world this day from every one of our illusions, that we may be free."
W134L2 "It is irrelevant to everything except illusions."
W134L3 "The major difficulty that you find in genuine forgiveness on your part is that you still believe you must forgive the truth and not illusions."
W134L6 "It does not countenance illusions, but collects them lightly, with a little laugh, and gently lays them at the feet of truth."
W134L7 "Forgiveness is the only thing that stands for truth in the illusions of the world."
W134L8 "The strength of pardon is its honesty, which is so uncorrupted that it sees illusions as illusions, not as truth."
W134L10 "Forgiveness stands between illusions and the truth, between the world you see and that which lies beyond, between the hell of guilt and Heaven's gate."
W135L1 "And herein lies the folly of defense; it gives illusions full reality, and then attempts to handle them as real."
W135L1 "It adds illusions to illusions, thus making correction doubly difficult."
W136L6 "Every defense takes fragments of the whole, assembles them without regard to all their true relationships, and thus constructs illusions of a whole which is not there."
W136L10 "And you believe that Heaven quails before such mad attacks as these, with God made blind by your illusions, truth turned into lies, and all the universe made slaves to laws which your defenses would impose on it."
W136L10 "Yet who believes illusions but the one who made them up?"
W136L14 "Truth has a power far beyond defense, for no illusions can remain where it has been allowed to enter."
W137L4 "Yet eyes accustomed to illusions must be shown that what they look upon is false."
W137L5 "Just as forgiveness overlooks all sins that never were accomplished, healing but removes illusions that have not occurred."
W137L11 "For here is truth bestowed, and here are all illusions brought to truth."
W138L2 "Truth cannot come where it could only be perceived with fear, for this would be the error truth can be brought to illusions."
W140L7 "The mind that brings illusions to the truth is really changed."
W140L8 "Today we seek to change our minds about the source of sickness, for we seek a cure for all illusions, not another shift among them."
W140L10 "Today we hear a single Voice Which speaks to us of truth where all illusions end, and peace returns to the eternal quiet home of God."
W140R43 "Because they are illusions, they are not perceived to be but what they are; defenses which protect your unforgiving thoughts from being seen and recognized."
W151L10 "His lessons will enable you to bridge the gap between illusions and the truth."
W151L18 "Now has our ministry begun at last, to carry 'round the world the joyous news that truth has no illusions, and the peace of God, through us, belongs to everyone."
W152L12 "He will substitute the peace of God for all your frantic thoughts, the truth of God for self-deceptions, and God's Son for your illusions of yourself."
W153L5 "For you behold the Son of God as but a victim to attack by fantasies, by dreams, and by illusions he has made; yet helpless in their presence, needful only of defense by still more fantasies and dreams, by which illusions of his safety comfort him."
W153L7 "What but illusions could defend you now, when it is but illusions which you fight?"
W155L2 "Those who choose to come to it are seeking for a place where they can be illusions, and avoid their own Reality."
W155L8 "It is but from illusions he is saved."
W155L10 "And all illusions walking in the way you travelled will be gone from you as well, with nothing left to keep the truth apart from God's completion, holy as Himself."
W162L1 "By them it disappears, and all things seen within its misty clouds and vaporous illusions vanish as these words are spoken."
W163L2 "Embodiment of fear, the host of sin, god of the guilty and the lord of all illusions and deceptions, does the thought of death seem mighty."
W182L3 "Repeat God's Name and all the world responds by laying down illusions."
W183L11 "He rules the universe, and yet He asks unceasingly that you return with Him, and take illusions as your gods no more."
W184L8 "Illusions, yes!"
W185L4 "Illusions come to take His place."
W185L5 "For no one means these words who wants illusions, and who therefore seeks the means which bring illusions."
W185L7 "To mean these words acknowledges illusions are in vain, requesting the eternal in the place of shifting dreams which seem to change in what they offer, but are one in nothingness."
W185L8 "But be you not dismayed by lingering illusions, for their form is not what matters now."
W186L8 "We will accept the function God has given us, for all illusions rest upon the weird belief that we can make another for ourselves."
W189L6 "Today we pass illusions as we seek to reach to what is true in us, and feel Its all-embracing tenderness, Its Love Which knows us perfect as Itself, Its sight which is the gift Its Love bestows on us."
W190L3 "Pain is a sign illusions reign in place of truth."
W190L4 "Their witness, pain, is mad as they, and no more to be feared than the insane illusions which it shields and tries to demonstrate must still be true."
W190L11 "And so again we make the only choice that ever can be made; we choose between illusions and the truth, or pain and joy, or hell and Heaven."
W191L4 "In this one truth are all illusions gone."
W194L5 "For the past is gone, and what is present, freed from its bequest of grief and misery, of pain and loss, becomes the instant in which time escapes the bondage of illusions where it runs its pitiless, inevitable course."
W194L8 "He lays aside the sick illusions of the world along with his, and offers peace to both."
W196L11 "And you can call on Him to save you from illusions in His Love, calling Him Father and yourself His Son."
W197L3 "The world must thank you when you offer it release from your illusions."
W198L3 "All illusions save this one must multiply a thousand fold."
W198L3 "But this is where illusions end."
W198L8 "Yet what but Truth could have a Thought Which builds a bridge to truth which brings illusions to the other side?"
W204L1 "God's Name reminds me that I am His Son, not slave to time, unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions, free in God, forever and forever one with Him."
W212L1 "I seek the function that would set me free from all the vain illusions of the world."
W220IN210 "Now we are glad that this is all undone, and we no longer think illusions true."
W226L1 "For I have not sought for illusions to replace the truth."
W227L1 "And I am free because I was mistaken, and did not affect my own reality at all by my illusions."
W230W23 "Thus it lets illusions go."
W240L1 "It witnesses but to your own illusions of yourself."
W240W33 "They see in its illusions but a solid base where truth exists, upheld apart from lies."
W250L2 "And today I would behold his gentleness instead of my illusions."
W250W41 "It is the means by which the mind is driven mad, and seeks to let illusions take the place of truth."
W250W41 "And being mad, it sees illusions where truth should be, and where it really is."
W250W43 "Sin is the home of all illusions, which but stand for things imagined, issuing from thoughts which are untrue."
W272L1 "Can illusions bring me happiness?"
W272L2 "Today we pass illusions by."
W274L1 "Through this as well the truth will enter where illusions were, light will replace all darkness, and Your Son will know he is as You created him.""
W280L1 "I can invent imprisonment for him, but only in illusions, not in truth."
W280W71 "The Holy Spirit mediates between illusions and the truth."
W299L2 "Illusions can obscure it, but can not put out its radiance nor dim its light."
W320W113 "Creation is the opposite of all illusions, for Creation is the truth."
W322L1 "And as illusions go I find the gifts illusions tried to hide, awaiting me in shining welcome, and in readiness to give God's ancient messages to me."
W330W125 "Yet will one lily of forgiveness change the darkness into light; the altar to illusions to the shrine of Life Itself."
W332L1 "The ego makes illusions."
W334L1 "Illusions must be vain, and dreams are gone even while they are woven out of thoughts that rest on false perception."
W342L1 "Let me remember that I am Your Son, and opening the door at last, forget illusions in the blazing light of truth, as memory of You returns to me.""
M2A4 "But time, with its illusions of change and death, wears out the world and all things in it."
M3A2 "Atonement corrects illusions, not truth."
M5G1 "No-one can become an advanced teacher of God until he fully understands that defenses are but the foolish guardians of mad illusions."
M6D3 "They recognize illusions can have no effect."
M6D3 "The truth in their minds reaches out to the truth in the minds of their brothers, so that illusions are not reinforced."
M7A1 "It is impossible to let illusions be brought to truth and keep the illusions."
M7A1 "Truth demonstrates illusions have no value."
M9A2 "Illusions are always illusions of differences."
M9A2 "Illusions are travesties of creation; attempts to bring truth to lies."
M9A5 "When he realizes they are all illusions they will disappear."
M9A5 "The properties of illusions which seem to make them different are really irrelevant, for their properties are as illusory as they are."
M9A6 "Just as reality is wholly real, apart from size and shape and time and place, for differences cannot exist within it, so too are illusions without distinctions."
M9A6 "The one answer to all illusions is truth."
M11A1 "Judgment, like other devices by which the world of illusions is maintained, is totally misunderstood by the world."
M14A5 "It is the cost of believing in illusions."
M15A1 "The father of illusions is the belief that they have a purpose; that they serve a need or gratify a want."
M15A1 "How but in this way are all illusions ended?"
M17A7 "He is as safe in the present as he was before illusions were accepted into his mind, and as he will be when he has let them go."
M18A4 "Who is unaware of truth must look upon illusions."
M19A1 "Magic thoughts are but illusions."
M22A3 "If he asks for the impossible, if he wants what does not exist or seeks for illusions in his heart, all this becomes his own."
M23A4 "In it are all illusions healed."
M28A1 "Death is the central dream from which all illusions stem."
M28A5 "There is no point at which the contrast between the perception of the real world and that of the world of illusions becomes more sharply evident."
M28A6 "This is salvation's final goal; the end of all illusions."
M28A6 "And in death are all illusions born."
M29A4 "No hidden places now remain on earth to shelter sick illusions, dreams of fear and misperceptions of the universe."
M29A5 "Illusions of another will are lost, for unity of purpose has been found."
U2A4 "The other part of the mind is entirely illusory and makes only illusions."
U2A5 "Here time and illusions end together."
U2A5 "Both this world and the real world are illusions because right-mindedness merely overlooks, or forgives, what never happened."
U3A1 "Illusions will not last."
U4A1 "Unlike all other illusions it leads away from error and not toward it."
U4A6 "But illusions shift from place to place; from time to time."
U5A2 "The body's eyes are therefore not the means by which the real world can be seen, for the illusions that they look upon must lead to more illusions of reality."
U5A6 "Here are all illusions brought to truth and laid upon the altar."
U5A8 "Here He leans down to lift you back to Him, out of illusions into holiness; out of the world and into timelessness; out of all fear and given back to Love."
U6A2 "Yet who can save unless he sees illusions and then identifies them as what they are?"
U6A2 "And Christ needed his form that He might appear to men and save them from their own illusions."
U6A5 "Forgive him your illusions, and behold how dear a brother he would be to you."
U8A1 "Illusions of despair may seem to come, but learn how not to be deceived by them."
U8A1 "Why would you wait for this and trade it for illusions, when His Love is but an instant farther on the road where all illusions end?"
P1A1 "Either way, the task is the same; the patient must be helped to change his mind about the "reality" of illusions."
P3A2 "In illusions the impossible is easily accomplished, but only at the cost of making illusions true."
P3B2 "Illusions are illusions; truth is truth."
P3E3 "Yet all these things, however real they seem, are but illusions."
P3E6 "In a word, error is accepted as real and dealt with by illusions."
P3E6 "Truth being brought to illusions, reality now becomes a threat and is perceived as evil."
P3E7 "Yet that is magic's purpose; to make illusions true through false perception."
P3E7 "Fear cannot long be hidden by illusions, for it is part of them."
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."
P3E9 "A madman will defend his own illusions because in them he sees his own salvation."
P3F1 "And next, it seems as if these forces can be held at bay only by an inflated sense of self that holds in darkness what is truly felt, and seeks to raise illusions to the light."
P4C3 "Patients can pay only for the exchange of illusions."
P4C7 "How much is gained by striving for illusions?"
S1A2 "What God created one must recognize its oneness, and rejoice that what illusions seemed to separate is one forever in the Mind of God."
S1B2 "There are decisions to make here, and they must be made whether they be illusions or not."
S1E3 "What was enjoyed before, or seemed to be, -- what was another's and he seemed to like, -- all these are but illusions from the past."
S1F2 "Illusions and humility have goals so far apart they cannot coexist, nor share a dwelling place."
S2B6 "God has given all His Sons a remedy for all illusions that they think they see."
S2D4 "Yet will He give the means to you to learn of Him, and know at last that condemnation is not real and makes illusions in its evil name."
S2D4 "Illusions are untrue."
S3C6 "What but shifts illusions has done nothing."
G3A1 "Illusions are made as substitutes for truth, for which no substitutes are possible."
G3A4 "Let me be Savior from illusions."
G3A5 "Let us share the strength of Christ, and look upon the dream in which illusions started, and which serves to keep their birthplace secret and apart from the illumination of the truth."
G3A5 "For if the dream were real, escape would be impossible, and there would be no hope except illusions."
MSG19A4 "A body cannot stay without illusions, and the last one to be overcome is death."
MSG19A4 "This is the message of the resurrection: Illusions are illusions."
MSG19A4 "Illusions vanish."
MSG19A5 "And that is what you see who follow me into the sunlight and away from death, past all illusions, on to Heaven's gate, where God will come Himself to take you home."

Quotes on "Illusory"


T31H5 "For IN that choice are false distinctions gone, illusory alternatives laid by, and nothing left to INTERFERE with truth."
W153L1 "It is rooted in attack, and all its "gifts" of seeming safety are illusory deceptions."
M8A5 "And that necessarily implies that trust has been placed in an illusory self, for only such a self can be doubted."
M9A3 "It alone decides whether what is seen is real or illusory, desirable or undesirable, pleasurable or painful."
M27A3 "All worldly states must be illusory."
U2A2 "In this illusory state, the concept of an "individual mind" seems to be meaningful."

Quotes on "Appear"


T1C10 "They APPEAR to be relatively harmless, and thus SEEM to allay fear."
T2A2 "Nevertheless, the fact that each of them does appear in the dictionary should be reassuring."
T2A11 "Man's spiritual eye can sleep, but as will shortly appear in the notes (reference Bob, elevator operator) a sleeping eye can still see."
T3C2 "If the Crucifixion is seen from an upside down point of view, it certainly does appear AS IF God permitted, and even encouraged, one of his Sons to suffer BECAUSE he was good."
T3C14 "This is what the Bible means when it says "(and) when He shall appear (or be perceived) we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him AS HE IS.""
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."
T4G2 "You may ask how this is possible as long as you appear to be living in this world."
T4G3 "To help him, it might be wise to review a number of the concepts with which he does not appear to have trouble, except at times."
T7G9 "When YOU believe what God DOES NOT KNOW, your thought seems to CONTRADICT His, and this makes it appear AS IF YOU ARE ATTACKING HIM."
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."
T9K14 "As long as both appear to you to be desirable, the concept of choice, which is not of God, will remain with you."
T10B11 "The projection of the ego makes it appear as if God's Will is OUTSIDE yourself, and therefore NOT YOURS."
T11J2 "They appear to lose what they love, perhaps the most insane belief of all."
T12C7 "In concealment, they APPEAR to do so, and thus they seem to be SELF-SUSTAINED."
T16F2 "It does not APPEAR to be a weapon, but if you consider HOW you VALUE it, and why, you will realize what it MUST be."
T18J8 "Figures stand out and move about, actions seem real, and forms appear and shift from loveliness to the grotesque."
T19E9 "Its pointless wandering makes its results APPEAR to be more erratic and unpredictable than before."
T19F10 "The body DOES appear to be the symbol of sin, while you believe that it can get you what you want."
T19K2 "For this dark veil, which seems to make the face of Christ Himself like to a leper's, and the bright rays of His Father's Love which light His face with glory appear as streams of blood, fades in the blazing light BEYOND it, when the fear of death is gone."
T19L13 "Think carefully how you would look upon the giver of this gift, for as you look on HIM, so will the gift ITSELF appear to be."
T21C10 "The PURPOSE now becomes to KEEP OBSCURE the cause of the effect, and make effect appear to BE a cause."
T21H5 "How treacherous does this enemy appear, who changes so, it is impossible even to RECOGNIZE him!"
T22C1 "Only to the ego, to which TRUTH is meaningless, do they APPEAR to be the only alternatives, and DIFFERENT from each other."
T23C1 "Yet they APPEAR to constitute an obstacle to reason and to truth."
T23C15 "These are the means by which the laws of God APPEAR to be reversed."
T23C15 "Here do the laws of sin APPEAR to hold love captive, and let sin go free."
T23C16 "For, by the great reversal, they appear to be the laws of ORDER."
T24H11 "And thus are two sons made, and BOTH appear to walk this earth without a meeting place, and NO encounter."
T25G7 "Only in darkness does your specialness APPEAR to be attack."
T26C1 "A problem can appear in MANY forms, and it will do so while the problem lasts."
T26F5 "Only in the past, - an ancient past, too short to make a world in answer to creation, - did this world APPEAR to rise."
T26I6 "Why SHOULD the good appear in evil's form?"
T27C12 "And these two halves appear to represent a split within a self perceived as two."
T27I4 "Is it your wish to let NO dream appear to be the cause of what it is YOU do?"
T27I5 "How serious they now appear to be!"
T28B3 "And thus do their effects appear to be INCREASED by time, which TOOK AWAY their cause."
T28B5 "When ancient memories of hate appear, remember that their cause is gone."
T29C7 "The body can APPEAR to change with time, with sickness or with health, and with events that seem to alter it."
T29E5 "The coverings may not appear to change, but what they MEAN has changed BECAUSE they cover something else."
T29F5 "If you but knew the glorious goal that lies beyond forgiveness, you would not keep hold on any thought, however light the touch of evil on it may appear to be."
T29J4 "Yet everything their toys appear to do is in the minds of those who play with them."
T30E3 "It MUST appear to break your rules for safety, since the RULES are wrong."
T31A10 "He will appear when you have answered Him, and you will know in Him that God is Love."
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."
T31E13 "And vaguely does the concept of the self appear to answer what it does not know."
T31E15 "The role of the accuser will appear in many places and in many forms, and each will seem to be accusing you."
T31H8 "And thus will all the vestiges of hell, the secret sins and hidden hates be gone, and all the loveliness which they concealed appear like lawns of Heaven to our sight, to lift us high above the thorny roads we travelled on before the Christ appeared."
W3L2 "The point of the exercises is to help you clear your mind of all past associations, to see things exactly as they appear to you now, and to realize how little you really understand about them."
W15L1 "It is because the thoughts you think you think appear as images that you do not recognize them as nothing."
W24L5 "Try to cover as many different kinds of outcome as may honestly occur to you, even if some of them do not appear to you to be directly related to the situation, or even to be inherent in it at all."
W50R14 "You will need it most in situations which appear to be upsetting, rather than in those which already seem to be calm and quiet."
W56L1 "All my hopes and wishes and plans appear to be at the mercy of a world I cannot control."
W78L3 "He waits for you behind your grievances, and as you lay them down he will appear in shining light where each one stood before."
W97L6 "The Holy Spirit will be glad to take five minutes of each hour from your hands, and carry them around this aching world where pain and misery appear to rule."
W108L1 "Even that one will disappear because the Thought behind it will appear instead, to take its place."
W121L1 "Here is the way to safety in apparent dangers which appear to threaten you at every turn, and bring uncertainty to all your hopes of ever finding quietness and peace."
W133L4 "We have already stressed there are but two, however many there appear to be."
W133L10 "His ineffectual mistakes appear as sins to him because he looks upon the tarnish as his own, the rust a sign of deep unworthiness within himself."
W134L7 "It sees their nothingness, and looks right through the thousand forms in which they may appear."
W135L27 "Throughout the day, as foolish little things appear to raise defensiveness in you and tempt you to engage in weaving plans, remind yourself this is a special day for learning, and acknowledge it with this: "This is Easter time."
W137L3 "In sickness does his Self appear to be dismembered and without the unity which gives It life."
W152L4 "It is concealed behind a vast array of choices which do not appear to be entirely your own."
W155L4 "If truth demanded they give up the world, it would appear to them as if it asked the sacrifice of something that is real."
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."
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."
W167L7 "Its form may change; it may appear to be what it is not."
W187L2 "Perhaps the form in which the thought seems to appear is changed in giving."
W189L8 "But do not make demands, nor point the road to God by which He should appear to you."
W190L8 "In pain does fear appear to triumph over love, and time replace eternity and Heaven."
W193L4 "Certain it is that all distress does not appear to be but unforgiveness."
W196L2 "It may, in fact, appear to be a sign that punishment can never be escaped because the ego, under what it sees as threat, is quick to cite the truth to save its lies."
W196L2 "But you can learn to see these foolish applications, and deny the meaning they appear to have."
W199L4 "For this, the body will appear as useful form for what the mind must do."
W220W13 "It sets about its furious attempts to smash reality without concern for anything that would appear to pose a contradiction to its point of view."
W240L1 "It does not matter what the form in which it may appear."
W278L1 "If I accept that I am prisoner within a body, in a world in which all things that seem to live appear to die, then is my Father prisoner with me."
W292L1 "Yet it is up to us when this is reached; how long we let an alien will appear to be opposing His."
M3A3 "Choices made long since appear to be open; yet to be made."
M4A4 "Using the term in this way, the second level of teaching is a more sustained relationship, in which, for a time, two people enter into a fairly intense teaching-learning situation and then appear to separate."
M5K3 "Terms like love, sinlessness, perfection, knowledge, and eternal truth do not appear in this context."
M6C3 "It costs the world we see, for the world will never again appear to rule the mind."
M7A2 "No teacher of God should feel disappointed if he has offered healing and it does not appear to have been received."
M8A4 "It does appear unreasonable at first to be told that continued concern is attack."
M13A2 "God's teachers appear to be many, for that is the world's need."
M13A2 "What does it matter if they then appear in many forms?"
M18A4 "It is always an interpretation that gives rise to negative emotions, regardless of their seeming justification by what appear as facts."
M23A4 "Certainly sickness does not appear to be a decision."
M27A2 "And they will appear when and where it is helpful for them to do so."
U2A2 "In this world, because the mind is split, the Sons of God appear to be separate."
U4A2 "This makes God appear to be an enemy instead of what He really is."
P1A1 "This does not appear to be the case, for the manifestations of this world seem real indeed."
S2C3 "Another form, still very like the first if it is understood, does not appear in quite such blatant arrogance."
S2C3 "This can appear to be a humble act, and can indeed become a rivalry in baseness and in guilt."
G3A1 "Now the dream seems to have value, for its offerings appear as hope and strength and even love, if only for an instant."
G3A2 "Yet if he thinks that he must first go through a greater terror still, he must see hope in what will now appear the "better" dream."

Quotes on "Appearance"


T2A2 "Their somewhat unusual nature is due to the fact that they are not first definitions in their chronological appearance."
T30G5 "There CAN be no appearance that can NOT be overlooked."
T30I2 "Your brother has a changelessness in him beyond appearance and deception both."
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."
T30I6 "This will you look upon, when you decide there is not one appearance you would hold in place of what your brother really IS."
T30I6 "There is no false appearance but will fade, if you request a miracle instead."
T30I6 "As he is healed are YOU made free of guilt, and his appearance IS your own to you."
W64L1 "It is the temptation to abandon God and His Son, taking on a physical appearance."
W64L2 "In this perception, the physical appearance of temptation becomes the spiritual recognition of salvation."
W66L4 "Today's exercises are an attempt to go beyond these differences in appearance, and recognize a common content where it exists in truth."
W81L3 ""Let the light of the world shine through this appearance.""
W107L6 "Truth does not come and go nor shift nor change, in this appearance now and then in that, evading capture and escaping grasp."
W109L3 "And no appearance but will turn to truth before the eyes of you who rest in God."
W138L11 "We recognize we make a conscious choice between what has existence and what has nothing but an appearance of the truth."
W155L1 "You do not change appearance, though you smile more frequently, Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet."
W170L9 "The final one, the hardest to believe is nothing, and a seeming obstacle with the appearance of a solid block, impenetrable, fearful and beyond surmounting, is the fear of God Himself."
W220W14 "It offends no aspect of reality, nor seeks to twist it to appearance that it likes."
W265L1 "Let no appearance of my "sins" obscure the light of Heaven, shining on the world."
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 "It has all the appearance of love."

Quotes on "Appears"


T1B40AA "This appears to contradict another statement: "I and my Father are one.""
T1B40AD "In the longitudinal (or horizontal) plane, the true equality of all men in the Sonship appears to involve almost endless time."
T2B68 "This appears to contradict free will, because of the inevitability of this decision."
T2E11 "It appears at first glance that to believe such power about yourself is merely arrogant, but that is not the real reason why you don't believe it."
T3C23 "Although this appears to be a much more benign error from the viewpoint of society, it is nevertheless inherently dangerous because once a two-edged defense is used, its direction cannot be self-controlled."
T3G3 "What appears to be contradictory about the difference between knowing and perceiving, and Revelation and miracles, is again the fallacy that is the root cause of all subsequent errors."
T3G33 "There are times when this strange lack of real courtesy appears to be a form of humility."
T6F15 "This step APPEARS to exacerbate conflict rather than resolve it, because it is the BEGINNING step in reversing your perception and turning it right side up."
T6G4 "Until it IS, having still appears to be the OPPOSITE of being."
T7D1 "The non-maximal only APPEARS to have a range."
T7D7 "To the ego there appears to be no connection, because the EGO is discontinuous."
T7J6 "Insanity APPEARS to add to reality, but no-one would claim that what it adds is true."
T8G10 "Its purpose is seen as fragmented into many functions which bear little or no relationship to each other, so that it appears to be ruled by chaos."
T8H4 "This witness, then, appears to be innocent and trustworthy only because YOU have not seriously cross-examined him."
T8K1 "Everyone who has ever tried to use prayer to request something, has experienced what appears to be failure."
T9I1 "What has been FORGOTTEN then appears to be fearful, but ONLY because the dissociation was an ATTACK ON TRUTH."
T10B11 "Whenever what the Holy Spirit tells you appears to be coercive, it is ONLY because YOU DO NOT RECOGNIZE YOUR OWN WILL."
T12E4 "And so they SEPARATE into their private world, where everything is disordered, and where what is within, appears to be without."
T18A3 "While this appears to introduce quite variable BEHAVIOR, a far more serious effect lies in the fragmented PERCEPTION from which the behavior stems."
T19B9 "Each one APPEARS just as he is perceived in the holy instant, united in YOUR purpose to be RELEASED from guilt."
T23C5 "Now it appears that they can NEVER be One again."
T23C5 "And fear of God, and of each other, now appears as sensible, made real by what the Son of God has done, both to himself AND his Creator."
T23C14 "You who believe you walk in sanity, with feet on solid ground, and through a world where meaning CAN be found, consider this: These ARE the laws on which your "sanity" appears to rest."
T23C17 "Nor is it unfamiliar; we have seen how it APPEARS to function many times before."
T25H8 "Your special function is the special form in which the fact that God is NOT insane appears most sensible and meaningful to you."
T26H4 "Yet it appears some are MORE true than others, although this clearly makes no sense at all."
T26I6 "Its CAUSE is here, if it appears at all."
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."
T26K5 "And each unfairness that the world appears to lay upon you, you have laid on it, by rendering it purposeless, without the function that the Holy Spirit sees."
T27D7 "Yet only this APPEARS to interfere with power unlimited and SINGLE thoughts, complete and happy, WITHOUT opposite."
T28A1 "And what it takes away is long since gone, but, being kept in memory, APPEARS to have immediate effects."
T28B2 "But ONLY your desire made the link, and ONLY you have held it to a part of time where guilt appears to linger still."
T28C9 "It is THEIR vengeance on the body which appears to prove the dreamer COULD not be the maker of the dream."
T28E5 "What is the same seems different, because what IS the same appears to be unlike."
T28F2 "Where one appears, the other DISappears."
T29G3 "Change is the only thing that can be made a blessing here, where purpose is NOT fixed, however changeless it APPEARS to be."
T29H3 "Its FORM appears to be outside himself."
T29H8 "Salvation thus appears to THREATEN life, and offer death."
T31B2 "So in their fusion there appears to be the hope of satisfaction and of peace."
T31E2 "The concept of the self the world would teach is not the thing that it appears to be."
T31F2 "This one appears and disappears in death."
T31G14 "Be not deceived by what appears as many choices."
T31H4 "For what appears to hide the Face of Christ is powerless before His Majesty, and disappears before His holy sight."
W29L3 "Nothing is as it appears to you."
W66L4 "Therefore the function He gave you must be happiness, even if it appears to be different."
W72L1 "In the attack, God is assigned the attributes which are actually associated with the ego, while the ego appears to take on the attributes of God."
W79L5 "No one could solve all the problems the world appears to hold."
W92L4 "It brings the light in which your Self appears."
W108L4 "Here are both giving and receiving seen as different aspects of one Thought Whose truth does not depend on which is seen as first, nor which appears to be in second place."
W110L2 "It is enough to let time be the means for all the world to learn escape from time, and every change which time appears to bring in passing by."
W134L1 "In such a view, forgiveness must be seen as mere eccentric folly, and this course appears to rest salvation on a whim."
W136L3 "They are secret magic wands you wave when truth appears to threaten what you would believe."
W136L7 "It is a choice you make, a plan you lay when, for an instant, truth arises in your own deluded mind, and all your world appears to totter and prepare to fall."
W138L3 "Choice is the obvious escape from what appears as opposites."
W138L6 "In this insanely complicated world Heaven appears to take the form of choice, rather than merely being what it is."
W140L9 "We will not be misled today by what appears to us as sick."
W152L4 "And thus the truth appears to have some aspects which belie consistency, but do not seem to be but contradictions introduced by you."
W158L3 "It appears to be quite arbitrary."
W167L2 "In this world there appears to be a state that is life's opposite."
W170L9 "For fear is loved by those who worship it, and love appears to be invested now with cruelty."
W170L10 "The blood appears to be upon His lips; the fire comes from Him."
W186L9 "All the images His Son appears to make have no effect on what he is."
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."
W196L10 "There is an instant in which terror seems to grip your mind so wholly that escape appears quite hopeless."
W198L7 "This world has many seeming separate haunts where mercy has no meaning, and attack appears as justified."
W200L6 "Who could hope for more while there appears to be a choice to make between success and failure; love and fear?"
W200L9 "And that is all there is to what appears to be a world apart from God, where bodies have reality."
W250W44 "A madman's dreams are frightening, and sin appears indeed to terrify."
W279L1 "Only in dreams is there a time when he appears to be in prison, and awaits a future freedom if it be at all."
W295L1 "Fear appears in many different forms, but love is one."
W330L1 "Let us choose today that He be our Identity, and thus escape forever from all things the dream of fear appears to offer us."
M4A2 "The simplest level of teaching appears to be quite superficial."
M4A4 "As with the first level, these meetings are not accidental, nor is what appears to be the end of the relationship a real end."
M9A6 "This is the gift of its Teacher; the understanding that only two categories are meaningful in sorting out the messages the mind receives from what appears to be the outside world."
M15A3 ""When not one thought of sin remains" appears to be a long-range goal indeed."
M22A5 "It may also seem to be irrelevant to the presented problem as he perceives it, and may, in fact, confront him with a situation that appears to be very embarrassing."
U5A4 "Where destruction was perceived the face of Christ appears, and in that instant is the world forgot, with time forever ended as the world spins into nothingness from where it came."
S2B1 "Guilt becomes salvation, and the remedy appears to be a terrible alternative to life."
S3D2 "To be healed appears to be to find a wiser one who, by his arts and learning, will succeed."

Quotes on "Appearances"


T24G4 "Until you see the healing of the Son as all you wish to be accomplished by the world, by time, and ALL appearances, you will NOT know the Father OR yourself."
T24H12 "And thus does his perception serve his wish, by giving it APPEARANCES of truth."
T30E5 "Appearances deceive BECAUSE they are appearances, and not reality."
T30E6 "Appearances can but deceive the mind that WANTS to be deceived."
T30G5 "Only if this were possible could there be SOME appearances which could withstand the miracle, and NOT be healed by it."
T30G6 "And thus you think that SOME appearances are real, and not appearances at all."
T30G6 "Be not deceived about the MEANING of a fixed belief that SOME appearances are harder to look past than others are."
T30G7 "Its purpose cannot be to judge which FORMS are real, and which APPEARANCES are true."
T30G7 "And so there cannot be appearances which have replaced the truth about God's Son."
T30I1 "Appearances deceive BUT CAN BE CHANGED."
T30I1 "And if you fail to see BEYOND appearances, you ARE deceived."
T30I1 "It is this that MAKES it real, and KEEPS it separate from all appearances."
T30I1 "The miracle is means to demonstrate that ALL appearances can change BECAUSE they are appearances, and CANNOT have the changelessness reality entails."
T30I1 "The miracle attests salvation FROM appearances by SHOWING they can change."
T30I2 "But appearances are shown to be unreal BECAUSE they change."
T30I3 "And Heaven gives no answer to the prayer, nor CAN the miracle be given you to heal appearances you do not like."
T30I4 "The cost of the belief there must be some appearances BEYOND the hope of change is that the miracle cannot come forth from you consistently."
T31B6 "BECAUSE he is your equal in God's Love will YOU be saved from all appearances, and answer to the Christ Who calls to you."
T31B8 "Forgive your brother ALL appearances, which are but ancient lessons that you taught yourself about the sinfulness in you."
T31B10 "Yet are these but appearances of what the journey is, and how it must be made."
T31C4 "And so the body, where no learning CAN occur, could never change unless the mind PREFERRED the body change in its appearances, to suit the purpose given by the mind."
W41L7 "You are trying to leave appearances and approach reality."
W56L4 "And we who are part of Him will yet look past all appearances, and recognize the truth beyond them all."
W92L4 "Strength overlooks these things by seeing past appearances."
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."
W99L12 "If you are tempted to believe them true, remember that appearances can not withstand the truth these mighty words contain: "Salvation is my only function here."
W107L4 "It stays exactly as it always was, to be depended on in every need, and trusted with a perfect trust in all the seeming difficulties and the doubts which the appearances the world presents engender."
W109L1 "We ask for rest today, and quietness unshaken by the world's appearances."
W109L2 "This thought has power to wake the sleeping truth in you, whose vision sees beyond appearances to that same truth in everyone and everything there is."
W109L4 "Appearances cannot intrude on you."
W110L3 "If you remain as God created you appearances cannot replace the truth, health cannot turn to sickness, nor can death be substitute for life, or fear for love."
W122L13 "Let not your gifts recede throughout the day, as you return again to meet a world of shifting change and bleak appearances."
W122L13 "Retain your gifts in clear awareness as you see the changeless in the heart of change; the light of truth behind appearances."
W124L5 "We see it in appearances of pain, and pain gives way to peace."
W132L8 "And if it is indeed your own imagining, then you can loose it from all things you ever thought it was by merely changing all the thoughts that gave it these appearances."
W140L9 "We go beyond appearances today, and reach the source of healing from which nothing is exempt."
W151L11 "He gives you vision which can look beyond these grim appearances, and can behold the gentle Face of Christ in all of them."
W158L4 "Yet there is a plan behind appearances which does not change."
W263L2 "Let all appearances seem pure to us, that we may pass them by in innocence, and walk together to our Father's house as brothers and the holy Sons of God."
M9A6 "There will be those who seem to be "sicker" than others, and the body's eyes will report their changed appearances as before."
M27A2 "To those to whom such appearances would be frightening, they give their ideas."

Quotes on "Appeared"


T2B64 "Burn appeared to be minimal, and caused little discomfort.)"
T27H7 "Once you were unaware of what the cause of everything the world appeared to thrust upon you, uninvited and unasked, must REALLY be."
T29H6 "To change all this, and open up a road of hope and of release in what appeared to be an endless circle of despair, you need but to decide you do not KNOW the purpose of the world."
T30I5 "And when He has appeared to you, you will be certain you are like Him, for He is the changeless in your brother AND in you."
T31H1 "Would you BE this, if Christ appeared to you in all His glory, asking you but this, "Choose once again if you would take your place among the Saviors of the world, or would remain in hell, and hold your brothers there.""
T31H5 "And thus are miracles as natural as fear and agony APPEARED to be before the choice for holiness was made."
W158L9 "It matters not what form they took, nor how enormous they appeared to be, nor who seemed to be hurt by them."
W164L5 "Here is what is really there made visible, while all the shadows which appeared to hide it sink to obscurity."
W169L4 "We have perhaps appeared to contradict our statement that the revelation of the Father and the Son as One has been already set."
G3A4 "Take not its gifts, for they condemn you to a lasting hell which will endure when all the seeming joy the gifts appeared to give has passed away."

Quotes on "Appearing"


T28C9 "This final step is an effect of what has gone before, APPEARING as a cause."

Quotes on "Deception"


T3G44 "There is nothing as tragic as the attempt to deceive one's self, because it implies that you perceive yourself as so unworthy that deception is more fitting for you than truth."
T4B28 "Listen only to God, who is as incapable of deception as are the Souls he created."
T4E12 "Side with me CONSISTENTLY against this deception, as we have sided against it briefly already."
T6G2 "But if a lie is at its center, only DECEPTION proceeds from it."
T8E15 "Judging truth as something they do NOT want, they perceive deception and block knowledge."
T8E22 "Leave ALL deception behind, and reach beyond all attempts of the ego to hold you back."
T9I15 "I do not bring God's message with deception, and you will learn this as you learn that you ALWAYS receive as much as you ACCEPT."
T13F6 "Those who choose to BE deceived, will merely ATTACK direct approaches, which would seem but to ENCROACH upon deception, and strike at it."
T13G4 "You will find NO deception there, but only the simple Truth."
T13I5 "Fail not in your function of loving in a loveless place, made out of darkness and deceit, for thus are darkness and deception UNdone."
T15E9 "In your practice, then, try only to be vigilant AGAINST DECEPTION, and seek not to PROTECT the thoughts you would keep unto yourself."
T17G5 "And you WILL see the outcome truly, for deception can not prevail against you."
T19J6 "For in it lies hidden all the ego's secrets, all its strange devices for deception, all its sick ideas and weird imaginings."
T24E1 "Whatever gentleness it offers is but deception, but its hate is real."
T26I6 "And is this not deception if it does?"
T30E6 "And you can make a simple choice that will forever place you far BEYOND deception."
W80L2 "You have laid deception aside, and seen the light of truth."
W133L9 "Here is deception doubled, for the one who is deceived will not perceive that he has merely failed to gain."
W134L4 "Because you think your sins are real, you look on pardon as deception."
W136L2 "Like all defenses, it is an insane device for self deception."
W166L7 "You go on your appointed way, with eyes cast down lest you might catch a glimpse of truth, and be released from self deception and set free."
W168L1 "We try to hide from Him, and suffer from deception."
W183L2 "Yet who in simple honesty, without defensiveness and self deception, would deny he understands the words we speak?"
W240L1 "Fear is deception."
M1A5 "The self-deceiving must deceive, for they must teach deception."
M17A10 "But he is safe from all deception if he so decides."
M26A4 "The Holy Spirit is incapable of deception, and He can use only genuine abilities."
M26A5 "Yet, given a remaining wish to be deceived, deception is made easy."
M26A5 "It is almost inevitable that, unless the individual changes his mind about its purpose, he will bolster its uncertainties with increasing deception."
S2B5 "This is the great deception of the world, and you the great deceiver of yourself."
S3E5 "Now healing is impossible, for on Him lies the blame for your deception and your guilt."
G1A3 "It was made to be deception."

Quotes on "Deceive"


T1B27C "Holiness can never be really hidden in darkness, but man can deceive himself on this point."
T1B40F ""Lead us not into Temptation" means "Do not let us deceive ourselves into believing that we can relate in peace to God or our brothers with ANYTHING external.""
T3I9 "Knowledge cannot deceive, but perception CAN."
T6C14 "The ego projects to EXCLUDE and therefore to deceive."
T8K8 "Your deceptions may deceive YOU, but they CANNOT deceive ME."
T9G12 "Listen and do not question what you hear, for God does not deceive."
T10H11 "Do you believe I would DECEIVE you?"
T11E4 "For He will never deceive God's Son, Whom He loves with the love of the Father."
T12C9 "You will find this place of truth as you see it in your brothers, for though they may deceive themselves, like you they long for the grandeur that is in them."
T13F6 "It DECEIVES you, because you chose to deceive YOURSELVES."
T15E5 "USE the holy instant ONLY to recognize that you alone CANNOT know where it is, and can only DECEIVE yourself."
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."
T18G2 "You who think you hate your bodies, deceive yourselves."
T18G4 "The mind can not attack, but it CAN deceive itself."
T19C3 "The Son of God CAN be mistaken; he CAN deceive himself; he can even turn the power of his mind AGAINST himself."
T19C4 "And it is INNOCENCE that would deceive."
T21C2 "Deceive yourself no longer that you are helpless in the face of what is done TO you."
T22D7 "Only MISTAKES have different forms, and so they CAN deceive."
T23C18 "Let not the FORM of the attack on him deceive you."
T25H1 "The magic of the world can SEEM to hide the pain of sin from sinners, and deceive with glitter and with guile."
T25I7 "What COULD He be to them except a devil dressed to deceive, within an angel's cloak?"
T26H12 "Nor never will success BE possible in trying to deceive the Son of God."
T26H14 "If you believe what is the same is different, you but deceive yourself."
T29I2 "Let not their form deceive you."
T30E2 "Now must he learn the boxes and the bears did NOT deceive him, broke no rules, nor mean his world is made chaotic and unsafe."
T30F8 "Be speeded on your way by honesty, and let not your experiences here deceive in retrospect."
T30I1 "It does not deceive at all."
T31D7 "UNTIL that point is reached you HAVE no choice, and you can but decide how you would choose the better to deceive yourself again."
W64L6 "Let not the form of the decision deceive you."
W80L3 "Their many forms will not deceive you while you remember this."
W80L6 "Do not deceive yourself about what the problem is, and you must recognize it has been solved."
W110R32 "Do not deceive yourself in this."
W131L4 "God's Son cannot seek vainly, though he try to force delay, deceive himself, and think that it is hell he seeks."
W133L9 "Yet is its camouflage a thin veneer which could deceive but those who are content to be deceived."
W140R45 "Open your mind and clear it of all thoughts that would deceive, and let this Thought alone engage it fully and remove the rest: "My mind holds only what I think with God.""
W151L2 "Nor do you ask why you believe it, even though you learned a long while since your senses do deceive."
W164L9 "Would God deceive you?"
W185L11 "For he merely asks that he deceive himself no longer by denying to himself what is God's Will."
W186L14 "These are the forms which never can deceive, although they come from Formlessness Itself."
W196L3 "For the ways in which the ego would distort the truth will not deceive you longer."
W200L7 "Or must he see that, as he looks on it, the world can but deceive?"
W240W32 "But eyes deceive, and ears hear falsely."
W250W42 "The body is the instrument the mind made in its striving to deceive itself."
W277L2 "And he can not be bound unless God's Truth can lie, and God can will that He deceive Himself."
M5C2 "It is only the wish to deceive that makes for war."
M6D3 "They seek for God's Voice in this brother who would so deceive himself as to believe God's Son can suffer."
M17A10 "Each substitute he may accept as real can but deceive him."
M26A4 "Nothing that is genuine is used to deceive."
S2D1 "Would God deceive you?"
G1A3 "Let not the world deceive you."
G1A4 "Does God deceive or does the world?"


Quotes on "Deceptions"


W152L8 "And it will take the place of self deceptions made but to usurp the altar to the Father and the Son."
W197L1 "And so you think God's gifts are loans at best; at worst, deceptions which would cheat you of defenses to ensure that when He strikes He will not fail to kill."
G1A6 "There is no need to hug it to your heart, and to forget the dreadful cost of salvaging despair and building up deceptions once again."
G3A4 "Truth is still untouched by your deceptions."

Quotes on "Deceptive"


T17E8 "The special relationship has the most imposing and deceptive frame of all the defenses the ego uses."
T29A1 "For He must be deceptive in His Love."

Quotes on "Deceit"


T10H12 "And being deceived in yourself you ARE deceived in your Father, in Whom no deceit is possible."
T10H18 "But you can learn the truth of yourself of the Holy Spirit, Who will teach you that, as part of God, deceit in YOU is impossible."
T10H18 "When you perceive yourself without deceit, you will accept the real world in place of the false one you have made."
T14D1 "But the perception must be without deceit, for otherwise, it becomes the messenger of ignorance, rather than a helper in the search for truth."
W122L6 "Let us today rejoice that this is so, for here we have an answer, clear and plain, beyond deceit in its simplicity."
W333L1 "It cannot be evaded, set aside, denied, disguised, seen somewhere else, called by another name, nor hidden by deceit of any kind, if it would be escaped."
M16A3 "There is no deceit in God."

Quotes on "Deceits"


W248L1 "Now I disown self-concepts and deceits and lies about the holy Son of God."

Quotes on "Deceiver"


T19H8 "The great deceiver recognizes that this is not so, but, as the "enemy" of peace, it urges you to SEND OUT all your messages of hate, and free YOURSELF."
T21F10 "Faith and perception and belief can be misplaced, and serve the great deceiver's needs, as well as truth."
G1A7 "And one as well is everything that fear has made to be the great deceiver and the substitute for God's creation."

Quotes on "Deceiving"


T3G44 "If Bill is under the misbelief that he is coping with the fear problem by functioning as an administrator and as a teacher of interns, but NOT as a teacher of students, he is merely deceiving himself."
T13G4 "Your faith in nothing IS deceiving you."
W93L2 "That you have sought salvation in strange ways; have been deceived, deceiving and afraid of foolish fantasies and savage dreams; and have bowed down to idols made of dust; all this is true by what you now believe."
M30A5 "Who assumes a power that he does not have is deceiving himself."

Quotes on "Disguise"


T3H5 "This is why he sees it in nightmares, or in pleasant disguise in what seems to be happier dreams."
T11B7 "Yet we have repeatedly emphasized the need to recognize fear, and face it WITHOUT DISGUISE, as a crucial step in the undoing of the ego."
T29E3 "The thin disguise of pleasure and of joy in which they may be wrapped but slightly veils the heavy lump of fear which is their core."

Quotes on "Disguised"


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."
T26I8 "Why SHOULD deliverance be disguised as death?"
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."
T29E2 "Or it can be disguised in pleasant form."
Read more on: Illusions

Link to:


Add your comment...

A Course in Miracles - Urtext material - reproduced with permission from the Foundation for Inner Peace (, and the Foundation for A Course in Miracles (

Recent articles about Illusions ©2024 Paul West / OmniLogic Arts