If you sin or do something wrong, there is no way you're going to be completely free of it UNTIL you are willing to recognize the atonement principle. You could've done something many years ago or even when you were a child, which you believed was a big mistake. Maybe you were punished for it. Maybe you felt guilty about. . .
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A Course in Miracles is a practical course in purifying the mind of all beliefs that illusions are truth. It's aim is to undo the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, revealing your True Nature as God's Holy, Innocent Son. This realignment with God's Love through God's Mind enables you to perform miracles.
ACIM teaches us that access to miracle-working abilities is achieved through acceptance of the Atonement principle, which is that separation from God has not really happened, nothing has gone wrong, and all that is real remains perfect forever. Therefore you are unlimited, powerful, have power over all illusions (which includes the physical world), and in Truth you live in your Immortal Reality as Spirit. There is nothing your holiness cannot do.
As A Course in Miracles summarizes, "Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists, herein lies the peace of God."
You can't sin. What is sin but the ability to actually achieve separation from God in some way? Whichever way that separation manifests, whether it is a thought of murder or attack or withdrawal or hate or a split mind or a tiny mad idea or whatever, the fact remains it is impossible for it to happen in *reality*. God. . .
Continuing with the "it's bullshit" theme, let's look at how guilt is also bullshit. Guilt is not atonement. It is not compensation. It does not make up for doing something wrong. It does not help the person who you hurt. It does not undo what happened. It does absolutely nothing to correct sin. It does not give a gift to. . .
Perception of form is blindness. What seems to save you destroys you. Salvation has been equated with death and attack. Love has been replaced with fake love. What seems special is meaningless. The body, a device for sensing, is aware of nothing. The mind is idle, yet seems filled with activity. Cause and effect have been reversed and separated. What. . .
Kevin asked: "I have a subordinate at work who frustrates me with a lack of respect for my position. How do I handle this in a loving manner?" Hi Kevin, thanks for the question. To begin with I wasn't sure if I was going to give an answer to this. I thought your question was maybe too specific and personal. . . .
Bill asked: "What is level confusion?" "Level confusion" in ACIM is far-reaching. It is responsible for every aspect of the ego's thought system. A confusion of the levels produces all sickness, all victimhood, all magic, all sacrifice, and basically everything of the ego. To understand how this is so far reaching, let's begin by talking about what a level is. . .
Chris asked: "Hi Paul Ram Dass says that one cannot function here without an ego. Any thoughts about this from the Course?" Hi Chris. To me this is backwards. The ego is dysfunction, not function. It is a failure to function. It is also a denial of the true natural function that God gave us. When we are in the. . .
Reg asked: "Hi Paul, My question is prompted by this anniversary of 9/11. When I encounter annual memorial speeches and articles commemorating the event what I see is a sort of weepy “fulfillment of the need for sacrifice” portrayed as tragedy inflicted on innocent victims by evil perpetrators. Actually, it’s not just 9/11, it’s when natural “disasters” bring about death. . .
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