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A Course in Miracles teachings, insights, inspiration and clarification by Paul West. Learn more about ACIM on a wide variety of topics through our ongoing blog posts.

128. Words which Jesus redefines the meaning of

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. . .

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127. God did not create the world. This is the world you MADE. It has not been created and does not exist.

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. . .

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126. How physical matter is made of sin and death

"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. . .

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125. A Course in Miracles is perfectly logical

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. . . .

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124. Insights from the Clarification of Terms about Mind and Spirit

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. . .

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123. Physical objects are your sins. Your mind is blinded by them. They block your awareness. They are inside your mind!

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. . .

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122. Miracles are not shifts in perception

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. . .

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121. The world has two makers

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. . .

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120. The basis for supernatural miracles

"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. . .

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119. How will the world end?

"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. . .

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118. Denial or acceptance - its your only choice

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. . .

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117. Heaven is a place, and a state of mind. Heaven is for real

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. . .

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116. Metaphysical Logic explains everything about A Course in Miracles

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. . .

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115. What if the body is just an image?

"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. . .

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114. The body needs no healing - only the mind can be sick

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. . .

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113. I am not a body I am free

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. . .

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