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149. Would you rather be right or happy, or wrong, or correct?

Would you rather be right or happy, or wrong, or correct?

Sometimes in the heat of conversations, people throw forth the "you'd rather be right than happy" quote. Funnily enough this quote is usually given by someone trying to be right. ;-) Anyway, what is this "being right" thing? It begins when someone believes they are wrong, ie guilty of something. The wrongfulness is projected. You accuse your brother of your. . .

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148. There's a place in you that's already holy

Regardless of how much ego you have right now, your true enlightened holy immortal self is already in you. It is merely HIDDEN behind ego blocks to awareness. You are STILL as God created you. Even right now you can part the seas of the mind and access the love of God. “I rest in God. ” “There is a place. . .

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147. You CAN change the world with your mind

YOU *CAN* CHANGE THE WORLD WITH YOUR MIND "Projection makes perception; the world you see is what you GAVE it, nothing more than that. " "The world you see but shows you how much joy YOU have allowed yourself to see in you, and to accept as YOURS. And, if this IS its meaning, then the power to GIVE it joy. . .

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146. Beliefs are constant decisions, not brief moments

A very common-place belief is that you choose something at one moment in time, the "change" is implemented at that time, and then you stop making any changes. It then seems that the effects that you choose are on a kind of auto-pilot, just carrying over from the past, as if you are not making any decisions NOW that are. . .

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145. Transcending what's happening? Being at peace?

Let's talk a bit about this notion that all you have to do is transcend "what's happening" in order to be at peace. The major assumption here is that stuff is happening "on its own". The world is ticking over, events are occurring out of nowhere, no-one is necessarily responsible for making anything happen, attack thoughts pop into the mind. . .

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144. You can walk on water - unless you decide that you can't

Someone said to me that they do not believe it's possible to walk on water. The simple response to this is, you are unlimited and there is nothing your holiness cannot do. Your beliefs are your CHOOSING. If you want to believe something is not possible, it's not because it isn't possible, it's that you're CHOOSING that it not happen. . . .

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143. Overcoming fearful attack thoughts

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. . .

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142. People pleasing is hell

When you are a people pleaser, it means that you hide yourself from others. You do this by putting a mask or "persona", a facade or "face" over the top of yourself, showing to the world only what you want them to see. You present yourself to them as all smiles, nothing going wrong, everything is great, as if you're. . .

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141. What is a split mind and how do you heal it?

"Any split in mind must involve a rejection of part of it, and this is the belief in separation. " What is a WHOLE mind? A whole mind is at least as large as the universe. As Jesus states, "both heaven and earth are in your mind" and "you maintain the world in your mind with your thoughts". Realize that your. . .

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140. The mind being sane heals the body

"The mind, being sane, heals the body. " "The mind makes this decision as it makes EVERY decision responsible for the condition of the body. " "Sickness is a defense agains the truth. " "If you arrest the extension of the mind, it fosters separation and induces illness. " "A damaged body is PROOF the mind has not been healed. " When the mind is. . .

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139. Separation did not take place at the soul level or between souls

“Free will is the attribute of the mind, NOT the Soul. The Soul always remains changeless, because it never leaves the sight of God. ” "The Creation of the Soul is already fully accomplished. The mind, if it votes to do so, becomes a medium by which the Soul can create along the line of its own creation. If it does. . .

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138. Examples of impeccable logical reasoning

All of the course’s METAPHYSICS is based on perfectly clear, black and white, impeccable logical reasoning. REASON is the attribute of a sane mind. Through reason, you can literally SEE SENSE. What makes perfect sense is true. “The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite. ” (something which is everything, leaves no room for anything. . .

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137. Body vision and christ vision occur simultaneously - two forms of perception at once

Body vision and christ vision occur simultaneously - two forms of perception at once

When you are having true perception. . . . "M-8. 6. The body's eyes will continue to see differences. 2 But the mind that has let itself be ***HEALED*** will no longer acknowledge them. 3 There ***will be those who seem to be "sicker"*** than others, and the *******body's eyes will report their changed appearances as before*******. 4 But ***the healed mind*** will put. . .

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136. Having a healed mind doesn't stop you from being able to see sick and dead bodies while you're still here

"God's teachers choose to look on dreams a while. " "The dream says otherwise, but who would put his faith in dreams once they are recognized for what they are?" "Awareness of dreaming is the real function of God's teachers. " *****"They watch the dream figures come and go, shift and change, suffer and die. "***** "Yet they are not deceived by what. . .

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135. The world is perception, this is the world your mind is making

"The world IS perception. " "The world you made. " Some people believe that they are just a little mind inside a little body. And based on this premise, they think they peer out onto an outside world, and "perceive it" or interpret it. They think perception is entirely this act of looking out upon the world that's there. As if false. . .

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134. Which reality are you into?

1. DUALITY - is the idea of "real opposites". That there really is good and evil, black and white, up and down, male and female etc. The differences of objects are believed to be "real" and a first-hand reality. That when you see these things you are looking at reality. They I really am my body, that you really are. . .

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133. Two thought systems = two opposite ways of thinking

“Because He did not will to be alone, He created a Son like Himself. ” It was not His Will to be alone. And neither is it yours. ” There are two thought systems, one is God’s system, the other is of the ego’s system. God’s thought system produces Creation/Heaven, the ego’s thought system produces hell/earth. Both systems run on impeccable logic. . .

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132. The little gap of separation

"There IS a wariness that is aroused by learning that the body is not real. And there ARE overtones of seeming fear around the happy message "God is Love. " Yet all that happens when the gap is gone is peace eternal. " Jesus talks about "a gap". What is that? Originally there was wholeness. A single complete something. And then the. . .

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