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Welcome to A Course in Miracles Community
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Today we can celebrate that we have reached member number 600 in this community!
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Are there any kids or teens in the group?
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Azubike Eze

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Cam ACIM

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The reinterpretation of defenses is essential to break open the INNER light.

Since the Separation, man’s defenses have been used almost entirely to defend themselves AGAINST the Atonement, and thus maintain their Separation.

They generally see this as a need to protect the body from external intrusion (or intruding)
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Craig Villarrubia

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In less than one month I will be gathering with Mighty Companions, including David Hoffmeister, Gary and Cindy-Lora Renard, Bruce Rawles, Maria Felipe, Lorri Coburn, David Fishman, Shiryl Kaplan and many more for the ‪#‎WeekendofFreedomRetreat‬. And the thought of freedom has been in mind. ‪#‎ACIM‬ teaches that a free mind is one where sin cannot enter. It is not at the effect of perception because Truth has dawned upon it. Come join us for this upcoming retreat as we gather to share, extend and remember the Truth, for it is what shall set us free. To learn more visit: http://weekendoffreedomretreat.org/ and enjoy the post below. Much love, Craig ‪http://www.craigvillarrubia.com/2016/05/19/freedom-is-truth-recognized/
“Who would seek for freedom in a body looks for it where it can not be found.” - A Course in Miracles. I used to think that freedom was about doing what I
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In Spirit "I AM" with you....
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Eddie Barnett

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Jesus (the Holy Spirit) is not there to help you change your external world (effect), but to help you change the CAUSE, by bringing your illusions to TRUTH, allowing guilt and fear to be transformed, to PEACE OF MIND, FREEDOM, and CERTAINTY.
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Had to get my travel teddies in there somewhere
I am brown
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Mimi Now Magee, M.A.

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This is certainty ... 💖

Ch. 22. V.3 Yet how can peace be so fragmented?
It is still whole, and nothing has been taken from it. See how the means and the material of evil dreams are nothing.
♡In truth you and your brother stand together, with nothing in between. God holds your hands, and what can separate whom He has joined as one with Him? It is your Father Whom you would defend against. Yet it remains impossible to keep love out. God rests with you in quiet, undefended and wholly undefending, for in this quiet state alone is strength and power. Here can no weakness enter, for here is no attack and therefore no illusions. ♡Love rests in certainty. Only uncertainty can be defensive.
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Cam ACIM

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reaction....
is easy to see....
that I find myself unhappy..... about something

there seems to be an almost instantaneous answer-solution
perhaps a tried n true is utilized to restore Oneself-feel better 
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Smile at the SUN RISE & GIVE thanks.....♥......
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Jules Tabak

DAILY LESSONS  - 
 
Sickness is a defense against the truth
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Yes +Joie Jameson, R.N. of course we are!!
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Azubike Eze

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Eddie Barnett

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Once there was a thief who had mastered the art of thievery. His exploits were legendary. His son looked up to him and wished to walk in his footsteps.

The son trained hard to practice the skills of theft, but he knew the training could not compare to the real thing. With the impatience of youth, he frequently asked his father to take him along on a heist, but his father always said he wasn't ready.

"When will I be ready, Father?" He would ask.

"You'll see."

One night, the thief told his son to follow him. Finally, the son thought, a chance for real action!

Together they moved stealthily into a large mansion. Once inside, the thief pointed to a door and motioned for the son to enter. The son went in and saw that it was only a closet. He turned around just as his father closed the door on him and locked it.

He whispered urgently: "Father, what are you doing? Let me out!"

Instead of unlocking the door, the thief went running down the hallway, yelling "Thief! Thief!" Then he fled outside and disappeared into the night.

The son was trapped. Awaken by the disturbance, the residents of the mansion got up to investigate. The servants banded together to conduct a room-by-room search.

The son had to free himself, but how? An idea occurred to him. When the servants came closer to the closet, he made mouse noises.

Reacting to this, the servants unlocked the closet door to take a look. The son sprang into action. He kicked the door wide open and pushed the servants aside as he ran for his life.

Once out of the mansion, the son was able to get away. He made it back home, where he found his father waiting for him. "Welcome back," his father said. "Tell me how you escaped."

The son gave a detailed report. When he was done, he saw his father nodding. "Now you are ready to be a thief," said his father with a smile.
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+Alexandar Hull-Richter be the Love that you are...?
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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
 
 
No one CAN be “taken over” unless he wills to be.

However,if he places his mind under tyranny, rather than authority

he intrudes the submission/dominance concept onto free will himself.

This produces the obvious contradiction inherent in any formulation which associates free will with imprisonment.

Even in very mild forms, this kind of association is risky,and may spread quite unexpectedly, particularly under external stress.

This is because it can be internally controlled ONLY if EXTERNAL conditions are peaceful. This is not

safe, because external conditions are produced by the thoughts of many, not all of whom are pure in heart as yet..

Why should you be at THEIR mercy?

This issue is VERY closely related to the whole possession issue. You insist on thinking that people CAN possess you, if you believe that their thoughts (or the external environment) can affect you, regardless of WHAT they think. You are perfectly unaffected by ALL expressions of lack of love.

These can be either from yourself and others,

or from yourself to others,

or from others to you.

Peace is an attribute in YOU.
You cannot find it outside

All mental illness is some form of EXTERNAL searching.

Mental health is INNER peace.

It enables you to remain unshaken by lack of love from without, and capable, through your own miracles TO CORRECT the external conditions, which proceed from lack of love in others.

When you are afraid of ANYTHING, you are acknowledging its power to hurt you.

Remember that where your heart is, there is your treasure also.

This means that as you believe in what you VALUE.

If you are AFRAID, you are VALUING wrong.

Human understanding will inevitably value wrong, and by endowing all human thoughts with equal power, will inevitably destroy peace.

This is why the Bible re speaks of “The peace of God which PASSETH human understanding.

THIS peace is totally incapable of being shaken by human errors of any kind.

It denies the ability of anything which is not of God to affect you in any way.

This is the PROPER use of denial. It is not used to HIDE anything, but
it IS used to correct error. 
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I find this interesting on how this is recognizable in everyday life

in relationships interactions circumstances that arise
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Cam ACIM

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its amazing the decisions...
of putting happiness on hold
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all the affirming I WANT TO LIVE - BE HAPPY
while not realizing how One chooses to die

having logical reasons - justifications - attitudes
that support a decision

a need to be unhappy
and
suffer as a result
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Do you mind sharing about Rising Above the Battleground?
Mimi Now Magee, M.A. originally shared:
 
I put together some bits & pieces
to read what is said about
Rising Above the Battleground.
Very nice what came together.♥
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What is Freedom? Freedom is a mind unburned by the thought of sin or separation. It is mind set free by the dawning of Truth. #ACIM   #Freedom   Enjoy the video: https://youtu.be/M9Nu5fhsKSU
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Excellent ...........♥...........
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Azubike Eze

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Cam ACIM

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No one CAN be “taken over” unless he wills to be.

However,if he places his mind under tyranny, rather than authority

he intrudes the submission/dominance concept onto free will himself.

This produces the obvious contradiction inherent in any formulation which associates free will with imprisonment.

Even in very mild forms, this kind of association is risky,and may spread quite unexpectedly, particularly under external stress.

This is because it can be internally controlled ONLY if EXTERNAL conditions are peaceful. This is not

safe, because external conditions are produced by the thoughts of many, not all of whom are pure in heart as yet..

Why should you be at THEIR mercy?

This issue is VERY closely related to the whole possession issue. You insist on thinking that people CAN possess you, if you believe that their thoughts (or the external environment) can affect you, regardless of WHAT they think. You are perfectly unaffected by ALL expressions of lack of love.

These can be either from yourself and others,

or from yourself to others,

or from others to you.

Peace is an attribute in YOU.
You cannot find it outside

All mental illness is some form of EXTERNAL searching.

Mental health is INNER peace.

It enables you to remain unshaken by lack of love from without, and capable, through your own miracles TO CORRECT the external conditions, which proceed from lack of love in others.

When you are afraid of ANYTHING, you are acknowledging its power to hurt you.

Remember that where your heart is, there is your treasure also.

This means that as you believe in what you VALUE.

If you are AFRAID, you are VALUING wrong.

Human understanding will inevitably value wrong, and by endowing all human thoughts with equal power, will inevitably destroy peace.

This is why the Bible re speaks of “The peace of God which PASSETH human understanding.

THIS peace is totally incapable of being shaken by human errors of any kind.

It denies the ability of anything which is not of God to affect you in any way.

This is the PROPER use of denial. It is not used to HIDE anything, but
it IS used to correct error. 
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Eddie Barnett

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Watch your thoughts but don’t judge them,
Feel your emotions but don’t try to control them,
Look at your beliefs and question them,
Make your actions a decision for TRUTH.
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Well said Eddie.
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What is Healing Really --- Dr Kenneth Wapnick 5min
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Anne-Marie Valton
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Enjoy reading this beautiful, new article by Jared Michaels from The Huffington Post about the connection between our current climate crisis and the need for a deep spiritual revolution.
Ht: +John Prendergast
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