There are a number of words Jesus uses in a very different way to how we use them. He literally redefines and teaches us a new meaning of these words. This is because we've taught ourselves incorrectly what something IS, and have mis-identified things. In ACIM His use of terms gives them a whole different meaning. Some examples: Life. You. . .
There is a huge difference between CREATING, and MAKING. "The world you MADE" is NOT a world that's been CREATED. Creation is the perfect extension of the whole of God. God creates perfect children who are perfect mirror image reflections of Himself. They are given ALL of God. They are equipped to create fully and wholly, just like God, with. . .
"The world goes against your nature, because it is out of accord with God's laws. The world perceives orders of difficulty in EVERYTHING. This is because the ego perceives nothing as wholly desirable. " Ok. First of all you need to realize the nature of God, in order to realize why this world is totally opposite to his nature. God. . .
Each thought system starts with a logical premise, which determines everything that comes from it, which are perfectly logical conclusions. This is true of both God’s creation and the EGO’s world, which are logical outcomes. The separation from God followed NEAT, LOGICAL steps. The thought system of the ego is run by impeccable logic, just as God’s thought system is. . . .
This is a pretty awesome section of the clarification of terms. Some important key points made here: 1. "In this world, because the mind is split, the Sons of God appear to be separate. 2 Nor do their minds seem to be joined" <- The sons of God are still many sons, but they APPEAR to be "separate" where their. . .
Here is something that many people will reject as totally bullshit. But if you will consider it carefully you may see that it makes sense. Your mind is not just inside your body. Your mind is bigger than the universe. The world is inside of it! Therefore your psychological ERRORS have taken the form of PHYSICAL OBJECTS!!! The physical world. . .
Here are some quote which speak to miracles or miraculousness being something that does not depend on perception, suggesting that miracles are not "shifts in perception", but rather that miracles are creative expressions of love which can *produce* shifts in perception. This is because MIND and PERCEPTION are two different levels. Mind was mind before perception was introduced. Perception is. . .
I’ve been learning about this and I think I’ve got a handle on it now. 1. Your ego made this world. ie, this physical world is ”the world you made. ” You made it with your dreaming, and your making of it was based on TOTAL opposition to God, as the picture of the crucifixion of His son, as an attack. . .
"Miracles violate every law of reality as this world judges it. " "Miracles do not obey the laws of this world. " "The world you see does nothing. It has no effects at all. " "The world is but an effect and not a cause at all. " "The mind must be stronger than the body. Every miracle demonstrates this. " "It is impossible that. . .
"The world will end in joy, because it is a place of sorrow. When joy has come, the purpose of the world has gone. The world will end in peace, because it is a place of war. When peace has come, what is the purpose of the world? The world will end in laughter, because it is a place of. . .
In terms of the truth, these are our only two options: either accept it as it is, or deny it. Denying it is an attempt to reject what the truth is, and to replace it with something else. Jesus says denial is an act of 'positive creation' not just an attempt to negate the truth. By denying, we substitute the. . .
Some people say heaven is not a place. It’s usually based around the quote “heaven is an awareness of perfect oneness. ” This is one of those things where you have to look at what other quotes say to build a full picture. Logically, this world that you think is a place, is not a place, because it is an opposite. . .
Ok. Think about all the ways that people try to understand ACIM. All the opinions. All the "figuring out" what it means. All the discussion, debate, arguments and disagreements. And still it seems no-one quite knows the whole picture. Well none of that is necessary. In fact, behind all of the words of ACIM there is a purely logical metaphysical. . .
"I came to tell them that death is an illusion, and the mind that made the body can make another since form itself is an illusion. " Let's say the body is nothing more than an 3D IMAGE which the mind is projecting outward to make "visible. " Like a movie projector. The image is shining outward and only shows up while. . .
This is a central teaching in ACIM. The mind projects the body. The mind is *always* responsible for the body's condition. What the mind uses the body FOR (love, or attack) determines the condition the body will show up in, and if the mind CHANGES, the body corresponds to the change instantly whether that means "becoming sick" or "healing". The. . .
You are not a body because you are as God created you which is a soul with a mind. Your soul/spirit has no need for a body whatsoever. But your mind is DREAMING of one. Where did the body come from? Who is responsible for putting it there? It didn't show up on its own or as a result of any. . .
Time for a little refresher of the central CORE teaching in the course. It does not matter what your situation is. It does not matter how far gone your body is. It does not matter your state of mental health. It does not matter how terrible your life is or was. It does not matter what the world is doing. . .
"THE CENTRAL LESSON IS ALWAYS THIS; that what you use the body for it will become to you. Use it for sin or for attack, which is the same as sin, and you will see it as sinful. Because it is sinful it is weak, and being weak, it suffers and it dies. Use it to bring the Word of. . .
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