A collection of A Course in Miracles Quotes
Quotes on "Levels"
T1B22H "(22a) A miracle rearranges the order of perception, and places the levels in their true perspective."
T1B22H "This heals at all levels, because all sickness comes from confusing the levels."
T1B24E "Remember the point about Miracles as a means of organizing different levels of consciousness."
T1B24M "The deeper levels of his subconscious always contain the impulse to Miracles, but he is free to fill its superficial levels, which are closer to consciousness, with the impulses of this world and to identify himself with them."
T1B26 "By perceiving the Spirit, they adjust the levels and see them in proper alignment."
T1B31A "Reality contact at all levels becomes strong and accurate, thus permitting correct delineation of intra- and interpersonal boundaries."
T1B36P "Otherwise, there has been a confusion of levels."
T1B41AO "The concept of ANY sort of need HIERARCHY arose because, having made this fundamental error, he had already fragmented himself into levels with DIFFERENT needs."
T1B41AQ "The concept of need hierarchy, a corollary to the original error, requires correction at its OWN level, before the error of levels itself can be corrected."
T1B41AQ "Man cannot operate (or behave) effectively while he operates at split levels."
T1B41AZ "By introducing levels into your own perception, you opened the way for body-image distortions."
T1B43B "All aspects of fear are untrue, because they DO NOT exist at the higher creative levels, and therefore do not exist at all."
T1C2 "Denial of fear, in human terms, is a strong defense because it entails two levels of error: 1."
T1C8 "The truth is still that the attraction of God is irresistible at ALL levels, and the acceptance of this totally unavoidable truth is only a matter of time."
T2B33 "Among them is the concept of different levels of aspiration, which results from real level confusion."
T2B43 "The levels they introduced into themselves turned against each other, and they, in turn, turned against each other."
T2B69 "The alternating investment in the two types or levels of perception is usually experienced as conflict for a long time, and can become very acute."
T2C4 "A major step in the Atonement plan is to undo error at ALL levels."
T2C16 "This reflected two levels of confidence lack, one in My readiness to heal, and the other in his own willingness to give.)"
T2C21 "The way in which both of these beliefs are stated clearly implies their dependence on time, making it quite apparent that charity lies within the framework of human limitations, though toward the higher levels."
T2E23 "collective unconscious levels."
T2E25 "You cannot understand unconscious activity in these terms, because "content" is applicable ONLY to the more superficial unconscious levels to which the individual himself contributes."
T2E26 "If the psyche contains fearful levels from which it cannot escape without splitting, its integration is permanently threatened."
T3C13 "There is no confusion within ITS levels, because they are of One Mind and One Will."
T3F2 "The Soul has no levels, and ALL conflict arises from the concept of levels."
T3F2 "Only the levels of the Trinity are capable of Unity."
T3F2 "The levels which man created by the Separation are disastrous."
T3F2 "Freud realized this perfectly, and that is why he conceived as forever irreconcilable the different levels of his psyche."
T3F16 "The mind DID divide itself when it willed to create its own levels AND the ability to perceive them."
T3G38 "Neither parents nor children can be said to HAVE knowledge, or their relationships would not exist AS IF they were on different levels."
T5F15 "HUMAN ideas can conflict in content, because they occur at different levels, and include opposite thoughts at the SAME level."
W24L4 "You will quickly realize that you have a number of goals in mind as part of the desired outcome; and also that these goals are on different levels, and often conflict."
W25L4 "At the most superficial levels, you do recognize purpose."
W25L4 "Yet purpose cannot be understood at these levels."
W79L5 "They seem to be on so many levels, in such varying forms and with such varied content, that they confront you with an impossible situation."
W105L2 "This strange distortion of what giving means pervades all levels of the world you see."
W127L1 "It has no separate parts and no degrees; no kinds nor levels, no divergences and no distinctions."
W133L11 "And so we come to the criterion for choice which is the hardest to believe, because its obviousness is overlaid with many levels of obscurity."
M4A3 "It is difficult to understand that levels of teaching the universal course is a concept as meaningless in reality as is time."
M4A3 "We have covered the illusion of time already, but the illusion of levels of teaching seems to be something different."
M4A3 "Perhaps the best way to demonstrate that these levels cannot exist is simply to say that any level of the teaching-learning situation is part of God's plan for Atonement, and His plan can have no levels, being a reflection of His Will."
M4A3 "God's teachers work at different levels, but the result is always the same."
M4A4 "In this sense, and in this sense only, we can speak of levels of teaching."
M5H1 "In the clearest way possible and at the simplest of levels, the word means the exact opposite to the teachers of God and to the world."
U2A6 "Consciousness has levels and awareness can shift quite dramatically, but it cannot transcend the perceptual realm."
U2A6 "Yet the very fact that it has levels and can be trained demonstrates that consciousness cannot reach knowledge."
P3B1 "Yet levels of readiness change, and when therapist or patient has reached the next one, there will be a relationship held out to them that meets the changing need."
P3C2 "At the highest levels they become one."
S1C3 "It is also possible to reach a higher form of asking-out-of-need, for in this world prayer must be used for reparation, and so it must entail levels of learning."
Quotes on "Level"
T1B24E "Miracles come from the (below conscious) (subconscious) level."
T1B24E "Revelations come from the above conscious level."
T1B24E "The conscious level is in between and reacts to either sub- or super-conscious impulses in varying ratios."
T1B24E "Consciousness is the level which engages in the world, and is capable of responding to both external and internal impulses."
T1B24M "This results in denying himself access to the miracle level underneath."
T1B25D "Note that YOUR (Helen Schucman) Revelation occurred specifically after you had engaged at the visionary level in a process of DENYING fear."
T1B25G "(Tell Bill that your propensity for Revelations, which is very great, is the result of a high level of past communion."
T1B35D "Tell him that the implied lack of love that his version contains is WAY off the Mark, and misses the level of right thinking entirely."
T1B36F "You can't behave appropriately unless you perceive accurately, because appropriate behavior DEPENDS on lack of level confusion."
T1B36F "The presence of level confusion ALWAYS results in variable reality testing, and hence variability in behavioral appropriateness."
T1B37C "The Soul is therefore unalterable because it is ALREADY perfect, but the mind can elect the level it chooses to serve."
T1B37O "Both of you are involved with unconscious distortions (above the miracle level), which are producing a dense cover over miracle-impulses which makes it hard for them to reach consciousness."
T1B37Y "It's a funny story to others, because they see a different kind of level confusion than the one you yourself were making."
T1B40L "(This refers to experiences at the visionary level, after which Helen Schucman wrote "If you will tell me what to do, I will to do it.""
T1B42C "While the miscreation is NECESSARILY believed in by its own creator, it does not exist at all at the level of true Creation."
T1B43A "The miracle compares the creations of man with the higher level of creation, accepting what is in ACCORD as true, and rejecting the DISCORDANT as false."
T1C17 "Three, on the other hand, is a more serious level confusion, because it endows the Spirit with EVIL attributes."
T1C18 "The concept of "speaking in many tongues" was originally an injunction to communicate to everyone in his own language, or his own level."
T2A9 "Nothing in either of these statements implies any sort of level involvement, or, in fact, anything except one continuous line of creation, in which all aspects are of the same order."
T2A23 "However, 3 is inherently more vulnerable to the psychotic correction, again because of the more fundamental level confusion which is involved."
T2A29 "In the sense of "taking over," the concept does not exist at all in divine reality, which is the only level of reality where real existence is a meaningful term."
T2C4 "Illness, which is really "not Right Mindedness", is the result of level confusion in the sense that it always entails the misbelief that what is amiss in one level can adversely affect another."
T2C5 "We have constantly referred to miracles as the means of correcting level confusion."
T2C5 "In reality, all mistakes must be corrected at the level at which they occur."
T2C6 "If it can be made clear that the mind, which is the only level of creation, cannot create beyond itself, then neither confusion need occur."
T2C9 "It was the first level of the error to believe that the body created its own illness."
T2C10 "It does not follow by any means that this is the highest level of communication of which he is capable."
T2C10 "But it DOES mean that it is the highest level of communication of which he is capable NOW."
T2C11 "The whole aim of the miracle is to RAISE the level of communication, not to impose regression (as improperly used) upon it."
T2C11 "That recognition is a far better protection device than any form of level confusion, because of the advantages of introducing correction at the level of the error."
T2C12 "Implicit in this is the corollary that correction belongs at the thought level, and NOT at either level to which creation is inapplicable."
T2C17 "This means that he knows that mind is the only creative level, and that its errors ARE healed by the Atonement."
T2C17 "By denying his mind any destructive potential, and reinstating its purely constructive powers, he has placed himself in a position where he can undo the level confusion of others."
T2D2 "The correction is therefore a matter of YOUR will, because its presence shows that you have raised the UNIMPORTANT to a higher level than it warrants."
T2D2 "The level confusion here is perfectly obvious."
T2D3 "The reason that I cannot CONTROL fear for you is that you are attempting to raise to the mind level the proper content of the lower-order reality."
T2D3 "I do NOT foster level confusion, but YOU can will to correct it."
T2D5 "The truth is that you ARE responsible for what you THINK, because it is only at this level that you CAN exercise choice."
T2D7 "Correction belongs ONLY at the level where creation is possible."
T2D8 "At this level, you CAN help it."
T2D12 "Correcting at the behavior level can shift the error from the first type to the second, but will NOT obliterate the fear."
T2E15 "ALL thinking produces form at some level."
T2E23 "But his major error lay in regarding the deepest level of the unconscious as shared in terms of CONTENT."
T2E23 "The deepest level of the unconscious is shared as an ABILITY."
T2E25 "This is the level at which he can readily introduce fear, and usually does."
T2E26 "Freud was right in calling this level pre-conscious, and emphasizing that there is a fairly easy interchange between preconscious and conscious material."
T2E26 "HIS major error lay in his insistence that this level is necessary at all in the psychic structure."
T2E36 "This is experienced as conflict only because the individual feels AS IF both were occurring AT THE SAME LEVEL."
T2E42 "The Freudian id is really only the more superficial level of the unconscious, and not the deepest level at all."
T2E42 "It was therefore his constant endeavor, (even preoccupation) to keep on thrusting more and more material between consciousness and the real deeper level of the unconscious, so that the latter became increasingly obscured."
T2E46 "We have already said that the basic conflict is one between love and fear, and that the proper organization of the psyche rests on a lack of level confusion."
T2E48 "Since we have frequently emphasized that correction must be applied within the level that error occurs, it should be clear that the miracle MUST be illogical because its purpose is to correct the illogical and restore order."
T3A1 "All learning involves attention and study at some level."
T3B2 "ALL forms of correction (or healing) rest on this FUNDAMENTAL correction in level perception."
T3C13 "All sense of Separation disappears, and level confusion vanishes."
T3C26 "Cayce could not see the Atonement as totally lacking in sacrifice at ANY level."
T3F2 "Wars arise when some regard others as if they were on a different level."
T3F3 "In our picture of the psyche, there is an unconscious level, which properly consists ONLY of the miracle ability and should be under MY direction; and a conscious level, which perceives or is aware of impulses from both the unconscious and the superconscious."
T3F3 "Consciousness is thus the level of perception, but NOT of knowledge."
T3F7 "One part of the psyche perceives another part as on a different LEVEL, and does not understand it."
T3F15 "The superconscious is the level of the mind which wills to do this."
T3F20 "Even as HE perceives his psyche, every level has a creative potential, because nothing man creates can wholly lose this."
T3G12 "Unless perception, at every level, involves selectivity, it is incapable of organization."
T3G44 "You CANNOT make inappropriate level distinctions within this choice."
T4B1 "We have spoken of many different human symptoms, and at this level there IS almost endless variation."
T4C9 "This gave you clearer perception than Helen's, but cut off the cognitive level more deeply."
T4D7 "The upper level of the unconscious thus contains the call of God as well as the call of the body."
T5E7 "We have repeatedly emphasized the fact that one level of the mind is not understandable to another."
T5I9 "He was therefore only PARTIALLY insane at the perceptual level, and was unable to relinquish the hope of release even though he could not cope with it."
T5I10 "The fixation is on a level that is so high that it cannot BE surmounted."
T6G3 "But they do NOT begin at that level."
T7F2 "But we have learned that behavior is NOT the level for either teaching OR learning."
T7G11 "ALL perceived problems in identification at ANY level ARE NOT PROBLEMS OF FACT."
T8I10 "This is because it is the only level at which healing MEANS anything."
T9A2 "You do not tell him this verbally if he is SPEAKING foolishly, because he needs correction AT ANOTHER LEVEL, since his error IS at another level."
T9G6 "Littleness and grandiosity can and MUST, since both are untrue, and therefore on the same level."
T9G6 "Being the level of shift, it is experienced as shifting, and extremes are its essential characteristic."
T11A2 "This is quite evidently a mental split, in which you have attacked the integrity of your mind, and pitted one level within it against another."
T18J5 "The circle of fear lies just below the level the body sees, and SEEMS to be the whole foundation on which the world is based."
W128L6 "Peace and be still a little while, and see how far you rise above the world when you release your mind from chains, and let it seek the level where it finds itself at home."
M3A1 "They were chosen for him because the form of the universal curriculum that he will teach is best for them in view of their level of understanding."
M4A1 "The teachers of God have no set teaching level."
M4A2 "The simplest level of teaching appears to be quite superficial."
M4A2 "Even at the level of the most casual encounter, it is possible for two people to lose sight of separate interests, if only for a moment."
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."
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."
M4A5 "The third level of teaching occurs in relationships which, once they are formed, are lifelong."
M5C1 "At no level are they in conflict with themselves."
M23A4 "Nor is it at this level that the teacher of God calls forth the miracle of healing."
M30A1 "Still others may need to start at the more abstract level of the text."
U2A6 "Will is not involved in perception at any level, and has nothing to do with choice."
U5A3 "Knowledge is not the remedy for false perception since, being another level, they can never meet."
S1B2 "You cannot be asked to accept answers which are beyond the level of need that you recognize."
S1B6 "This is not a level of prayer that everyone can attain as yet."
S1C1 "At that level prayer is merely wanting, out of a sense of scarcity and lack."
S1C3 "It is possible at this level to continue to ask for things of this world in various forms, but it is also possible to ask for qualities such as honesty or goodness, and particularly for forgiveness for the many sources of guilt that inevitably underlie any prayer of need."
S1C4 "At this level also comes that curious contradiction in terms known as "praying for one's enemies.""
S1C6 "Let it never be forgotten that prayer at any level is always for yourself."
S1D3 "At this level, then, the learning goal must be to recognize that prayer will bring an answer only in the form in which the prayer was made."
S1D3 "From here it will be an easy step to the next level."
S2B10 "The level of your prayer depends on this, for here it waits its freedom to ascend above the world of chaos into peace."
S3E4 "This level cannot be attained until there is no hatred in your heart, and no desire to attack the Son of God."
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