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21. Lessons are a curriculum of healing

At times I get this sense that when "life lessons" come along, they are not so much "optional lessons" or just painfully difficult trails and struggles,, but rather, that situations and circumstances happen "on purpose" as a kind of "conditioning". A kind of reprogramming.   You are exposed to these conditions and the conditions change you. Rather than that, like,. . .

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20. Allowing the Holy Spirit to work through you

In A Course in Miracles, there is a significant theme of allowing the Holy Spirit to fulfill his function, without you interrupting it, and without you attempting to take over his role as healer and therapist. But it may not be obvious how far this goes and what this implies. So let's look at what your role in this world. . .

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19. The Holy Spirit is the therapist and healer, not you

“The miracle-worker begins by PERCEIVING light, and translates HIS perception into sureness by continually extending it, and ACCEPTING ITS ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Its EFFECTS assure him IT IS THERE. The therapist does not heal; he LETS HEALING BE. HE can point to darkness, but he CANNOT bring light OF HIMSELF, for light is NOT of him. But being FOR him, it MUST. . .

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18. Sickness is a defense against the truth - An Example

One time, I was exploring my relationship to the holy spirit and it occurred to me that perhaps I was misunderstanding by presuming he was "separate from me", since I always heard him as a separate voice. And this idea came to me that maybe he was not separate and that this separation between us wasn't there. This seemed harmless. . .

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16. God only creates the sonship and the holy spirit, and that is all!

"***The world, in its original connotation, included both the proper creation of man by God, AND the proper creation by man in his Right Mind. ***" (and nothing else). "The latter required the endowment of man by God with free will, because all loving creation is freely given. Nothing in either of these statements implies any sort of level involvement, or,. . .

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14. The body must be healed by miracle demonstration

"Miracles are teaching devices. " And "to teach is to demonstrate". And "The mind must be stronger than the body, every miracle demonstrates this. " There can't be demonstration, unless something VISIBLE happens. A body gets cured, a lump disappears, a wound is healed, damage is corrected, etc. These are demonstrations. And miracles can produce these demonstrations. And they do almost all. . .

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13. A little willingness invites the holy spirit

To be willing, is a movement in a VERTICAL direction upwards towards God/Holy Spirit/Light. Unwillingness is a movement away from God into the darkness of the ego. In order to become willing, you have to willingly and trustingly move at least a little in the direction of forgiveness and truth. A willingness to be mistaken, a willingness to surrender, a. . .

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12. Its time to surrender (again)

Surrendering is always a great way to let go, give up ego resistance and settle into being guided. It allows you to admit to the truth and stop pretending. It's a way to dissolve denial and get to the real root cause behind things. It helps you to sink deeper into the Holy Spirit and allow yourself to be helped. . . .

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10. Stop worshipping perception, it's not reality

"Perception is impossible WITHOUT a belief in "more" and "less. " Unless perception, at every level, involves selectivity, it is incapable of organization. In all types of perception, there is a continual process of accepting and rejecting, of organizing and reorganizing, and of shifting and changing focus. Evaluation is an essential aspect of perception, because a judgment MUST be made for. . .

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9. Being forgiving vs doing forgiveness

"Forgiveness recognizes what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred. It does not pardon sins and make them real. It sees there was no sin. And in this view are all your sins forgiven. " "He who would not forgive must judge, for he must justify his failure to forgive. " Being forgiving isn't a state of "doing something",. . .

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8. Miraculous demonstrations are proof of the Holy Spirit’s unlimited power!

“Miracles demonstrate that learning has occurred under the right guidance, for learning is invisible, and what has been learned can be recognized only by its RESULTS. ” Which means miracles are supposed to produce EFFECTS and CHANGES in things tangible or seen, which DEMONSTRATE learning has occurred. Without the demonstration, the learning has obviously not occurred, because the person is still. . .

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5. Miracles break all the laws of this world, they are supernatural

MIRACLES BREAK ALL THE LAWS OF THE WORLD. THEY ARE SUPERNATURAL. WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT ENABLES YOU TO DO IS CLEARLY **NOT OF THIS WORLD. ** "Miracles do not obey the laws of this world. They merely follow from the laws of God. " "The Holy Spirit is invisible, but you can see the results of His Presence, and through them, you. . .

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4. The Holy Spirit is a real being

The holy spirit is not a metaphor, or an idea, or a concept, or a fiction, or just part of your own mind. He is an eternal, immortal spirit being. He is also a creator. Just as much real as you are. "The Holy Spirit, being a creation of the one Creator, creating with Him and in His likeness or. . .

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