"You are safe in God, dreaming of exile, but perfectly capable of waking to reality. " The world we're in offers no safety. It is a world of threat, danger, risk, attack, conflict, vulnerability and damage. "The world is a picture of the crucifixion of God's Son. " "The world was made as an attack on God. " "The world of bodies is. . .
"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. All anger is nothing more than an attempt to make someone feel guilty, and this attempt is the only basis the ego accepts for special relationships. Guilt is the. . .
Those who are sane do not attack, are not sick, cannot hurt or be hurt, are immortal and invulnerable, recognize their oneness with others, have no interest in murder, cannot suffer or be unhappy, can only will with God, and can only heal. Nothing harmful or hurtful can come from a person in their right mind. When a person is. . .
"What is not love is murder. "If to love oneself is to HEAL oneself, those who are sick do NOT love themselves. Therefore, they are asking for the love that would heal them, but which they are DENYING TO THEMSELVES. If they knew the truth about themselves, they could not be sick. " We are either loving ourselves and others or. . .
Nothing real can be threatened. It should not possible to threaten anything, anywhere. Yet here there is seemingly a world, which is filled with things which can seemingly be threatened. Somehow it has been arranged that there are objects which can collide, obstacles to hit, explosions to damage things, and all manner of weapons to attack with. But how can. . .
The Golden Rule states that whatever is true of one Son of God is true of another. Because all of God's children are perfect equals. This means that anything true of you is true of the entire sonship. You are created in the likeness of God and so what is true of God is true of you and all brothers. . .
"The ego is the idea of selfishness. The soul is the idea of self-fullness. " Within me there is an ego aspect which is very selfish. This aspect rears its head if I see myself as having to do something I don't want to do, being caused to do something because of someone else, or that my condition or situation is. . .
When you see yourself as lacking in some way, whether it be that you're tired and spent, nothing left to give, stressed out, overwhelmed or whatever, you'll see yourself as "in need". The world will now start to appear to you as being needy. It will seem other people are being needy and trying to take from you. That they. . .
Sometimes people try to put you down, condemn you, make you wrong, call you names, claim you sinned etc. They may have a strong opinion, be domineering or power hungry. They may even say something quite vicious designed to push you away, shut you up, or shut you off. This is always evidence of someone who does not love. . .
You always perceive in people what you CHOOSE to see in them. If you CHOOSE to be upset and angry, it CHANGES how people look. It makes them SEEM like they are attacking you. And because of this change in YOUR perception - your filtering - YOU think that you are justified in this anger or upset “because of” what. . .
"I am not a body. I am free, for I am still as God created me. All that I do, I do unto myself. If I attack, I suffer. But if I forgive, salvation will be given me. "If you get angry or start blaming and pointing a finger at someone, you perceive as if it really is "about them". You. . .
Complaining is victimhood. And it doesn't work. Anything that happens, you choose. If you are conscious, you make a conscious choice, with deliberate intent to produce an effect. You cause it, implement it, make it happen and put it in place, because you want to. "God's teachers choose . . . It is a conscious choice. For they have learned that all choices. . .
Yesterday was quite a breakthrough. After making a video about immortality and writing a long post about how fear is self attack, Holy Spirit invited me to "practice" the ideas during a visit to a doctor. Usually at these visits (for another person) I pick up all kinds of anxiety and have reactions and fear thoughts. So what I did. . .
In the Kingdom of God, His creations and all of their creations are fully open to each other and share everything lovingly. Each of these beings is made of love and it is through love the they have full access to each other, to join and commune intimately. In this way, communication is sharing and joining and oneness or kinship,. . .
You really have only this choice. A) LoveB) HateJust as Jesus says that what is not love is murder, and that even the slightest grievance is murderous, so too it is true that if you are not being FULLY loving you are not really being loving (at all) and therefore are in a state of HATE. Now, it does not seem to. . .
There is a huge amount of focus on "correcting perception". But perception is the SECOND step in our process. It is PROJECTION that comes first. What about correcting projection? Jesus describes our perception as a selective mechanism, in which we choose what we want to perceive IN what has been projected, to focus on some parts and ignore others. That. . .
I used to attack myself pretty severely through the fear of being judged by others. I was painfully shy and perceived a need to withdraw in an effort to protect myself, but all this did was hurt myself deeply. My shyness was a coping mechanism for protecting my sensitivity. I had failed to learn how to express myself fully, and. . .
A good question to ask is, it is any of my god-dam business? In various ACIM groups, a majority of statements made are attempts to evaluate what someone else is doing and to judge whether or not they are supposed to be doing it. It's kind of like the behavior police, making it one's own business to require that other. . .
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