It may seem at first that all events in this world are random, sometimes negative, difficult, cruel and should not be happening. We try to avoid some events and promote others. We want the bad stuff to go away and escape into only the good stuff, to prolong the good stuff as long as possible and have some sense of. . .
When a situation presents itself, on a physical level, with signs and symptoms and effects that you can see and touch, it seems to be real to you. If you do not overlook it, they form evidence and proof that something seems to be going wrong. On the basis of this you can't help but go into fear as a. . .
Some people don't believe in miracles. Some don't think A Course in Miracles is about the kind of miracles Jesus was known for, and some are quite convinced they have nothing to do with healing the body or being able to cure all forms of suffering. Mainly this is because of sin. "The world of bodies is the world of. . .
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,. . .
YOU NEED TO FIX OTHERS BECAUSE YOU ARE BROKEN <3 This has been a major eye opener for me. If you have a belief in your mind that you have sinned, then you'll believe that you are responsible for some kind of attack. And because you attacked, you will feel guilty. This means that your mind is now sick because. . .
Here are FIVE passages from ACIM telling us about a body which is not sick, cannot suffer, cannot die, and symbolizes immortality. "****The body can become a sign of life****, a promise of redemption, and a ***breath of immortality*** to those grown sick of breathing in the fetid scent of death. Let it have healing as its PURPOSE. Then will. . .
You are in your brother's mind, and he is in yours. You share minds and are joined in holy relationship. When you believe in separation, using the ego weapons of attack, judgement, sin, guilt, fear, etc, you split off a part of yourself from your brother and isolate it into a body. You become body identified. The part of you. . .
Now, pause a moment, and watch out for an ego reaction of guilt. My intention is not to make anyone feel guilty. Nor is it Jesus' intention. But he is trying to educate us with deep honesty about what sickness is and is not so that we can be more easily freed from using it to hurt ourselves. We need. . .
"Forgiveness is the only gift I give because it is the only gift I want, and everything I give I give myself. This is salvation s simple formula. " "Only the self-accused condemn. " "It can be but myself I crucify. " "The secret of salvation is but this: That YOU are doing this UNTO YOURSELF. " "You but accuse. . .
Nothing real can be hurt. Nothing real can be attacked. Nothing real can be damaged. Nothing real can be made sick. Nothing real can ever die. Nothing real can suffer. Nothing real can be afraid. Nothing real can commit a crime. Nothing real can be sinful. Nothing real can be guilty. Nothing real can be punished. Nothing real can be. . .
Let's talk about sickness purely as a matter of cause and effect. Your mind is causal, and when sane has no confusion about this fact. It does not mistake its own effects for causes, and especially does not believe its effects are causing it. When the mind is sick, it uses denial to block out of awareness its own causal. . .
If someone else is having a problem, and you feel concerned, there is something mistaken going on in your mind. There is actually an ego reaction, based on the hierarchy of illusions, which says that based on the perceived severity of the situation, you should be having a certain amount of reaction. Just even perceiving that someone ELSE is having. . .
Sometimes it *seems* as if something happens to us that we did not choose. Let's say, something physical in the world comes along and hurts your body. Maybe its a car crash. Maybe someone is having a bad day and spills hot coffee on your body. Whatever it is, the question arises, did *I* cause this to happen? Am I. . .
We have many names for death. Headaches, cancer, diabetes, wounds, heartache, unhappiness, grief, lack, depression, insanity, all of it is really death. According to ACIM anything even slightly less than total immortality - eternal life - is a form of death. "Death is a thought which takes on many forms, often unrecognized. It may appear as sadness, fear, anxiety or. . .
Below are two very important paragraphs. I say this because these MIGHT be the only two paragraphs which make this specific point in the whole course. A teacher of God is someone who is still in the dream, in a body, thus USING the body's eyes, while ALSO having a highly developed spiritual eye/christ vision. They do not have 100%. . .
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. . .
When minds are separated, there is a gap between you and others. You become isolated. This prevents your mind from extending to and joining with other minds. It prevents you from recognizing your oneness with your brother, and so disrupts the holy relationship, induces separation, fosters specialness, and in turn increases body identification. You become anchored to the body and. . .
ACIM is simple. You've given your power away to illusions which have no power of their own. You have projected causality outside yourself, making you an effect. You think the world is responsible for causing you, so you try to persuade it to cause you in ways you prefer. This is all backwards. Reverse this causality and you're done. We. . .
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