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Anne-Marie Valton
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Welcome to A Course in Miracles Community
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Eddie Barnett

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PERCEPTION
"What I see reflects a process in my mind, which starts with my idea of what I want. From there, the mind makes up an image of the thing the mind desires, judges valuable, and therefore seeks to find. ..

These images are then projected outward, looked upon, esteemed as real and guarded as one’s own...

From insane wishes comes an insane world. From judgement comes a world
condemned. And from forgiving thoughts a gentle world comes forth, with mercy for the holy Son of God, to offer him a kindly home where he can rest a while before he journeys on, and help his brothers walk ahead with him and find the way to Heaven and to God...."

from A Course in Miracles
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what I want rests upon a present image of myself
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ACIM David Hoffmeister

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Thanks David....
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Craig Villarrubia

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If you're inspired by A Course in Miracles and want to JOYn with Mighty Companions to deepen your experience with the Course's teaching, come gather with us in Los Angeles for a retreat like no other. The Happy Dream Retreat is coming soon and you're invited to come in person or watch it LIVE via Live streaming. Check out the link for more information. Much Love, Craig https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ct0931aa96ldl4h9gg0tfojgqq4
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Eddie Barnett

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Eddie Barnett

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As if you could....
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Eddie Barnett

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When the Son of God chooses FREEDOM, it will be the end times that we so want, but do not want at present. Jesus does not appear in the heavens to read the book of life, and handpick the faithful, but LIFE will explode within us with the brightness of 1000's of suns. The world will cease to exist, but we will not miss it, such will be the joy of LOVE.
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....and so it is..........♥...................
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Cam ACIM

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from time to time I notice a brothers concern for the idea of effort in regards to healing

if you truly knew of all the effort that is being exerted by conscious unconscious habits to maintain or being reacted to on a reoccuring daily bases

every decision that follows is for the securing of ones sanctity borders in a manner of speaking

all the planing manipulating circumstances events others for only one purpose attempting to give Oneself a bit of rest peace quietness a break joy happiness entertainment solitude etc

notice that all this effort has evolved and become a normal staus quo concern existence of Ones Daily Life

having already experienced sacrifice on some level on Ones Being

it takes a great amount of effort to keep an awareness of such thoughts that created an experience out of sight and the effects of such of out of order thoughts are heavily encased and fortified with a defensive structure enabling one to not feel the effects

One is left with only reacting to every perceived threat of intrusion disturbance
look for and discover what could be causing Onee to experience such unwanted reactions and attempt to do something about it

retreat from attack a mistaken cause that has come to wear the blame as a sacrifical lamb it is slaughtered punished for treachery such a vicious looping cycle that rakes great effort and willingness to maintain

amazing about such outrage for a little effort required towards for healing
and exposing the looping destructive system

and what can that be but the mechanics of the defensive nature maintaining the structure

its job is to be vigilant for the onslaught of anything that has potential to upset cause a disturbance to the structure which has been made as a place of securing safety and shut it down keep it out silence all threats

cannot blame a defense for doing its job well
I do not know anyone including myself that is without a myriad of defenses

it is interesting encountering them unless I am reacting to them

when I am reacting I notice for that is a signal sign for a need of healing rather than blindly fortify the defensive structure

ie Desire for another way another Answer
that will truly satisfy

removing
a taste of blood and its accompanying violence
it seems easier to put ones effort to stop eating meat
as a means to end violence

than to actually participate in its undoing
by other means that requires very little effort
but does require a bit of vigilance to notice

what lies beyond
what has been habitually denied

a mistaken thought about a Son of God
allowing for sacrifice to be known
resulting in suffering

has evolved and become complex in nature
keeping this act out of mind sight awareness

One is left with
a choice on how to set Oneself up to react embrace everyday life experiences as survival concern for safety happiness has taken over occupying Ones thoughts

for the foundation has been set for this.... and goes unquestioned as the elephant in the room learn to live with it


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Good morning Cam~
I'll try & connect later.
Have a WONDERFUL day!
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Maureen Yarbrough

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Community for students of A Course in Miracles. Please note that this community does NOT represent any organized ACIM association... *If you want to invite to an event - please post under "Links and invitations" All are invited to share thoughts, questions and experiences so that we may help each other on our way home. Choose a suitable topic for your post

Eddie Barnett

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Brendan Rehman

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You keep yourself asleep... notice if you will the tools and techniques you use to do that. :) What an eye opener, and I don't mean the bodies eyes.

Peace & Blessings
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Lucia Montaño

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Tú niño de Mi Cuidado Universal… el Grandioso y Buen Padre Creador ha otorgado una parte de Sí Mismo… Su Espíritu de Eternidad… en ti. Su ofrecimiento absolutamente magnífico y universal es para cada personalidad otorgada y para que tenga la oportunidad de fusionarse con Él eternamente. Micael de Nebadon / Micael Sananda Esu - Espíritu de la Verdad, Santo Consolador. ¡Compartir!!!
https://madreuniversal.blogspot.com.co/2016/09/tu-nino-de-mi-cuidado-universal-el.html
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Lucia Montaño

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Eres inicialmente una criatura con mente material parida sobre la evolución planetaria. Tus progresiones hacia la Luz y Vida se entretejen por tus valores… los valores son edificados por las Virtudes. Solo entonces puedes abrazar Mi Visión de Libertad. Micael de Nebadon / Micael Sananda Esu - Espíritu de la Verdad, Santo Consolador. ¡Compartir!!!
https://madreuniversal.blogspot.com.co/2016/09/eres-inicialmente-una-criatura-con.html
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I LIKE THIS.....THANK YOU......HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND~
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Eddie Barnett

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TRUTH BY ITS NATURE IS SHARED
Shiva Sutra 2.1

Knowledge cannot be held by one person alone, for so called supreme consciousness, or CAUSE, is ONE. The fragmentation of that consciousness of MIND (one mind), seemed to become many minds, and this is what we experience here in this body, in this world, and in this universe.

To see that the illusion of many minds, all with different points of view and thoughts that are limited, incomplete, and lost is false, is all we need do.

The mere act of recognising this, begins to restore the RIGHT MIND, to TRUTH. Not that TRUTH needs restoring of course but we do. We may hide in darkness, but will always be attracted to light, and light is TRUTH.

Imagine being in a completely dark room. At one side of the room is a closed door. A streak of light seeps through the cracks where the door joins the walls. Not much, but a sliver nonetheless. Ego says NOT to open the door, or even get close, for just as Eve ate the apple in the garden of Eden you will surely die.

However sitting there in darkness is excruciatingly painful. Yet what further abuses await if I open that door. Ego says it is safer to stay put. The curiosity is intense though, and the seeker is born. The seeker will attempt every method he knows to find out what is beyond that door, without actually opening it. But there is no way to know. Ego knows if you open that door it is finished.

Shiva emphasises that you are in control of your mind, not the ego. The ego is a shadow that has frightened you, a monster under the bed that does not exist. You open the door, and EVERYONE will share that knowledge. That is why the decision is so vital. You can literally free all, for YOU ARE ALL.

Let us be protected by that dancing Shiva, Who uses the various sounds of the shaking drum, To call all those people drowned in the fearful life, Who indicates protection to them using his right hand held down, Who lifts his left leg capable of killing all sorrows, To those who fall at his feet, Who indicates the path of salvation by his left hand held up, And who shows that all this is true by carrying fire in the other left hand.... http://www.saivism.net/
This Essay is about Shiva, Saivism or Shaivism and related subjects.
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Very good article!!
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I watched video one - looking forward to the next.
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Alexandar Hull-Richter

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Heard this song in church yesterday. I love how it's such a good example of what the course is trying to do: to reach past our illusions to bring out the truth within.

I couldn't find the lyrics online, so I wrote them out:

God Is All There Is
Rickie Byars-Beckwith

My wings were heavy
I could not fly
Haunted by dreams that were meant to come true
Love was there; I could not see it
So the voice of Salvation came shining through you

And you said:
God is all there is
God is all there will ever be
God is all there is
God is all there will ever be

In the sky of my life
Was lightning and thunder
I never could trust it could finally be right
The truth in your eyes said “don’t worry, don’t wander,”
You sang me your song that has shattered the lie

And you said,
God is all there is
God is all there will ever be
God is all there is
God is all there will ever be

And like the shepherd, you pulled me through
When my heart was troubled, I didn’t know what to do
Your compassion planted a seed in my life
Now the flower's in me: all the time I’m singing
All the time I’m singing

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God is all there will ever be
God is all there is
God is all there will ever be

If your wings are heavy, you can not fly
Haunted by dreams that were meant to come true
God is right there, you just have to see it!
Let the voice of Salvation come shining through you!

And just sing
God is all there is
God is all there will ever be
God is all there is
God is all there will ever be
God is all there is
God is all there will ever be

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Eddie Barnett

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Anne-Marie Valton
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Today is a day of rest.
I do not have to figure anything out.
I will just be with what is.
In peace.
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+Brendan Rehman yes of course. But good to remind myself...
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Eddie Barnett

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I encourage you to do what it is you are led to do with BLESSINGS,,,
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