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Cam ACIM

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I know where I am
I hear 2 voices
and must learn to choose

until the time comes
that there is no choice
as there is only one voice

is this out in the future?
contributing to making a future?

what seems to be done
in a twinkling of an eye

past investments...
make up time - a future

where One Whom has chosen poorly
can learn to choose again

a good use of time
is to learn what it is for

learn to utilize it
till its purpose is fulfilled

as Understanding
is allowed-accepted-Desired

to straighten confusion
undo erroneous ideas-assumptions
along with resulting attitudes-behaviors

there is no need to fight yourself
or judge yourself

the time will come
when you have but One decision
and you will gladly make it

having learned to recognize
holding onto-defending-protecting
past decisions

makes up a present perceptual experience

as a sense of openness occurs
One can learn to bare witness

to the Truth that sets free errors
which are recognized in an instant

for what they are .....
what they rest upon.....

Prayers are Answered
a Miracle is Known






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nice post
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Jules Tabak

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Whom are we trying to convince (convert)?
Others?
An outside world?
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Unconsciously or consciously, we preach to our mirror perception of our own questions, to illuminate and unite what is separate within, manifest as external reality. Perceived reality is the question, the hypothesis of separateness, to such we propose other hypothesis, more or less aimed at the remembrance of Oneness. By "more or less" I intend add or subtract from Oneness, which never completes it.
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Azubike Eze

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Eddie Barnett

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The Inexpressible One --- from the Secret book of John Nag Hammadi beautifully expressed)

The One rules all. Nothing has authority over it.
It is the God.
It is Father of everything,
Holy One
The invisible one over everything.
It is uncontaminated
Pure light no eye can bear to look within.

The One is the Invisible Spirit.
It is not right to think of it as a God or as like God.
It is more than just God.

Nothing is above it.
Nothing rules it.
Since everything exists within it
It does not exist within anything.
Since it is not dependent on anything
It is eternal.
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Eddie Barnett

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T h e T h u n d e r , P e r f e c t M i n d

another 2nd century treatise (gnostic) I AM is with me now! beyond the ego's proclamations.

"You who deny me, confess me,
And you who confess me, deny me.
You who speak the truth about me, tell lies about
me,

And you who have told lies about me, speak the
truth about me.

You who know me, become ignorant of me;
and may those who have been ignorant of me come
to know me."


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Cam ACIM

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I do not need gratitude
any more than I needed protection.

But YOU need to develop your weakened ability to BE grateful,
or you cannot appreciate God.

HE does not need your appreciation,
but you DO.

You cannot love what you do not appreciate,
and FEAR MAKES APPRECIATION IMPOSSIBLE.

Whenever you are afraid of what you are,
you do not appreciate it, and will therefore reject it.

As a result, you will TEACH REJECTION.

The power of the Sons of God
is operating all the time,
because they were created as creators.

Their influence on EACH OTHER
is without limit,
and MUST be used for their joint salvation.

Each one MUST learn to teach
that all forms of rejection are utterly meaningless.

The separation IS the notion of rejection.

As long as you teach this, YOU still believe it.

This is NOT as God thinks,
and you must think as He thinks
if you are to know Him again.

Any split in will MUST involve a rejection of part of it,
and this IS the belief in separation.

The wholeness of God, which IS His peace,
cannot be appreciated
EXCEPT by a whole mind,
which recognizes the wholeness of God’s creation
and BY this recognition knows its Creator.

Exclusion and separation are synonymous.
So are separation and dissociation.

We have said before that the separation
was and IS dissociation,
and also that once it had occurred,

projection became its main defense,

or the device which KEEPS IT GOING.

The reason, however, may not be as clear to you as you think.

What you project you disown,
and therefore DO NOT BELIEVE IS YOURS.

You are therefore EXCLUDING yourself from it,

by the very statement
you are making that you are DIFFERENT
from someone else.

Since you have also judged AGAINST what you project,

you attack it
because
you have already attacked it

BY rejecting it.

By doing this UNCONSCIOUSLY,
you try to keep the fact
that you must have attacked yourself FIRST
out of awareness,

and thus imagine that you have made yourself safe.

Projection will ALWAYS hurt you.

It reinforces your belief in your own split mind,

and its ONLY purpose
is to KEEP THE SEPARATION GOING.

It is solely a device of the ego
to make you feel DIFFERENT from your brothers
and separated FROM them.

The ego justifies this on the wholly spurious grounds
that it makes you seem better than they are,

thus obscuring equality WITH them still further.

Projection and attack are inevitably related,
because projection is ALWAYS a means of JUSTIFYING attack.

Anger without projection is impossible.

The ego uses projection ONLY to distort your perception
of both yourself AND your brothers.

It begins by excluding something
you think exists in you which you do not want,
and leads directly to
your excluding yourself from your brother.

But we know that there is another use of projection.

Every ability of the ego has a better counterpart,

because its abilities are directed by the mind,
which has a better voice.

The Holy Spirit, as well as the ego,
utilizes projection

but since their goals are opposed, so is the result.

The Holy Spirit begins by perceiving YOU as perfect.

KNOWING this perfection is shared,
it RECOGNIZES it in others,

thus strengthening it in both.

Instead of anger, this arouses love FOR both
because IT ESTABLISHES INCLUSION.

Perceiving equality, it perceives equal needs.

This invites Atonement automatically,
because Atonement IS the one need which is universal.

To perceive YOURSELF in this way
is the ONLY way in which you can find happiness in this world.

This is because it is the acknowledgement
that you are NOT in this world,
and the world IS unhappy.

How else can you find joy in a joyless place
EXCEPT by realizing that YOU ARE NOT THERE?

You cannot be ANYWHERE that God did not put you,
and God created you as part of HIM.

That is both WHERE you are and WHAT you are.

This is COMPLETELY unalterable.

It is total inclusion. You cannot change this now or ever.
It is forever true. It is NOT a belief, but a fact.

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Azubike Eze

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Beautifully put.
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Azubike Eze

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You are aware now ,so we are expecting a prophet in you and a new religion .
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Cam ACIM

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The mind is a very powerful creator,
and it never loses its creative force.

It never sleeps.

Every instant it is creating,
and ALWAYS as you will.

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Cam ACIM

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Is the Light that Inspires....
part of a dark dream
it can seem so....

and yet this Light-Understanding
comes from beyond the darkness
it in fact dispels it

as Understanding straightens out
replacing confusion
stillness reigns

not as a behavioral or a action of Mind
as an observable fact-effect

Understanding
does replace conflict-confusion
as well as the multitude of effects

defending against this action of Mind
holds the availablity in the wings
Desired and not
its not that it is not Present
it is that it is not Desired-wanted

something else
is Desired-wanted instead

an answer has already been accepted

motivation for another Answer
lies dormant

and would in fact conflict
with what has already been accepted
as an answer

this answer is automatically
defended-protected
as all assumptions are

in learning open to question...
what is it for?

can hasten motvation
for an Answer that will Satisfy
a Son of God
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Mimi Now Magee, M.A.

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T-II.9-15

9. Thoughts begin in the mind of the thinker, from which they reach outward. This is as true of God's Thinking as it is of yours. Because your mind is split, you can perceive as well as think.Yet perception cannot escape the basic laws of mind. You perceive from your mind and project your perceptions outward. Although perception of any kind is unreal, you made it and the Holy Spirit can therefore ◆use it well. He can inspire perception and lead it toward God. This convergence seems to be far in the future only because your mind is not in perfect alignment with the idea, and therefore does not want it now.

10. The Holy Spirit uses time, but does not believe in it. Coming from God He uses everything ◆for good, but He does not believe in what is not true. Since the Holy Spirit is in your mind, your mind can also believe only what is true. The Holy Spirit can speak only for this, because He speaks for God. He tells you to return your whole mind to God, because it has never left Him. If it has never left Him, you need only perceive it as it is to be returned. The full awareness of the Atonement, then, is the recognition that the separation never occurred. The ego cannot prevail against this because it is an explicit statement that the ego never occurred.

11. The ego can accept the idea that return is necessary because it can so easily make the idea seem difficult. Yet the Holy Spirit tells you that even return is unnecessary, because what never happened cannot be difficult. However, you can make the idea of return both necessary and difficult. Yet it is surely clear that the perfect need nothing, and you cannot experience perfection as a difficult accomplishment, because that is what you are. This is the way in which you must perceive God's creations, bringing all of your perceptions into the one line the Holy Spirit sees. This line is the direct line of communication with God, and lets your mind converge with His. There is no conflict anywhere in this perception, because it means that all perception is guided by the Holy Spirit, Whose Mind is fixed on God. Only the Holy Spirit can resolve conflict, because only the Holy Spirit is conflict-free. He perceives only what is true in your mind, and extends outward only to what is true in other minds.

12. The difference between the ego's projection and the Holy Spirit's extension is very simple. The ego projects to exclude, and therefore to deceive. The Holy Spirit extends by recognizing Himself in every mind, and thus perceives them as one. Nothing conflicts in this perception, because what the Holy Spirit perceives is all the same. Wherever He looks He sees Himself, and because He is united He offers the whole Kingdom always. This is the one message God gave to Him and for which He must speak, because that is what He is. The peace of God lies in that message, and so the peace of God lies in you. The great peace of the Kingdom shines in your mind forever, but it must shine outward to make you aware of it.

13. The Holy Spirit was given you with perfect impartiality, and only by recognizing Him impartially can you recognize Him at all. The ego is legion, but the Holy Spirit is One. No darkness abides anywhere in the Kingdom, but your part is only to allow no darkness to abide in your own mind. This alignment with light is unlimited, because it is in alignment with the light of the world. Each of us is the light of the world, and by joining our minds in this light we proclaim the Kingdom of God together and as one.
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I'm excited to share my talk with you from the Community Miracles Center ACIM Conference in Las Vegas! This video is an excerpt of the full session, "Change your Mind Through Sharing Miracles" by me and my friend and colleague, Craig Villarrubia.

In this talk, I share some of the teachings of ACIM that helped me not only recover from mega anxiety issues, but to begin to learn how to undo anxiety at it's source. The theme of the conference was "Change your mind/change the world" and I emphasize the importance of ALLOWING your mind to be changed by choosing for Spirit, who undoes fear FOR you. Below the video on my blog, you'll find links to Craig's talk and to our Q&A session - they're all "Must-sees!" Even though my head is partially chopped off in the video, it's the message that matters the most, LOL!!! ENJOY! <3

http://www.fromanxietytolove.com/my-talk-in-vegas-at-the-course-in-miracles-conference/
I’m thrilled to share my talk with you from the Community Miracles Center conference on A Course in Miracles in Las Vegas! My dear friend and colleague, Craig Villarrubia, and I co-facilitate…
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Eddie Barnett

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The Gospel of Truth was probably written in Greek between 140 and 180 by Valentinian Gnostics (or, as some posit, by Valentinus himself). It was known to Irenaeus of Lyons, who objected to its Gnostic content and declared it heresy. Irenaeus declares it one of the works of the disciples of "Valentinius", and the similarity of the work to others thought to be by Valentinus and his followers has made many scholars agree with Irenaeus on this point.

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"This ignorance of the Father brought about terror and fear. And terror became dense like a fog, that no one was able to see. Because of this, error became strong. But it worked on its hylic substance vainly, because it did not know the truth. It was in a fashioned form while it was preparing, in power and in beauty, the equivalent of truth. This then, was not a humiliation for
him, that illimitable, inconceivable one. For they were as nothing, this terror and this forgetfulness and this figure of falsehood, whereas this established truth is unchanging, unperturbed andcompletely beautiful.
For this reason, do not take error too seriously.... What exists in him is knowledge, which was revealed so that forgetfulness might be destroyed and that they might know the Father, Since forgetfulness existed because they did not know the Father, if they then come to know the Father, from that moment on forgetfulness will cease to exist."
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Azubike Eze

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Cam ACIM

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This is so funny and how I have used affirmations to make myself feel better

I would have put this in the links section and it wasnt an option I could choose
for some reason... enjoy

btw I did use acim ideas in a similar way as well - as in management of a current reaction-behavior


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_9MglZrhs

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Funny.."...imperative to keep laughing ."....William Thetford said.
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Cam ACIM

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Clear distinction between
what HAS BEEN Created
and what IS BEING created is essential.

ALL forms of correction (or healing)
rest on this FUNDAMENTAL correction in level perception.

Another way of stating is:
NEVER confuse right with wrong-mindedness.

Responding to ANY form of miscreation
with anything

EXCEPT a DESIRE TO HEAL
(or a miracle)

is an expression of this confusion.
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Cam ACIM

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What you CONSIDER content, is not content at all.

It is merely form, and nothing else.

For you do NOT respond to what a brother REALLY offers you,

but only to the particular perception of his offering
by which your EGO judges it.

The ego is incapable of understanding content,
and is totally unconcerned with it.

To the ego, if the form is acceptable, the content MUST be.
Otherwise, it will attack the form.

T 14 F 9. You who believe you understand something of the dynamics of the mind, let me assure you that you know NOTHING of it at all.

For of yourselves, you COULD not know of it.

The study of the ego is NOT the study of the mind.

In fact, the ego enjoys the study of itself, and thoroughly approves the undertakings of the students who would analyze it, approving its importance.

Yet they but study form, with meaningless content.

For their teacher is senseless, though careful to conceal this fact behind a lot of words that sound impressive, but which lack ANY consistent sense when they are put together.

T 14 F 10. This is the characteristic of the ego’s judgments. SEPARATELY, they seem to hold, but PUT THEM TOGETHER, and the system of thought which arises from JOINING them, is incoherent and utterly chaotic.

For form is not enough for meaning, and the underlying LACK of content, makes a cohesive system impossible.

SEPARATION therefore remains the ego’s chosen condition.

For no-one ALONE can judge the ego truly. But when two or more JOIN TOGETHER in searching for truth, the ego can no longer defend its lack of content.

The fact of union tells them it is not true.

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Love offering! NEW video! One of the things I talked about in the Vegas ACIM Conference (video coming soon!) is the importance of allowing yourself to be where you are at. This is the most gentle way through ANY difficulty. Rather than wishing things were different, know that Spirit will meet you where you are. In this week's video, I share a Course quote and story about the importance of allowing yourself to be where you are at because a little bit of self-kindness goes a long way. Love you! <3 http://www.fromanxietytolove.com/allow-yourself-to-be-exactly-where-you-are-at/
A Course in Miracles (ACIM) meets you where you are at. Getting caught in thinking that you should be somewhere OTHER than where you are right now is a sticky ego trap. Instead, allowing yourself t…
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