Monthly Archives: January 2016

Choose Again

A common belief holds that God gives us free will to choose whether we do right or not, and that we’re subject to God’s punishment if we make the wrong choice and don’t repent. The Course states something radically different, that free will isn’t given to … Continue reading

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Separation is not a mistake

“The Garden of Eden, or the pre-separation condition, was a state of mind in which nothing was needed. When Adam listened to the “lies of the serpent,” all he heard was untruth. You do not have to continue to believe … Continue reading

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“A healed mind does not plan”

“A healed mind does not plan. It carries out the plans it receives through listening to wisdom that is not its own. It waits until it has been taught what should be done, and then proceeds to do it. It … Continue reading

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One Self, Infinite Expressions

Just as a prism refracts light, and separates it out into an infinite variety of colors, so does Mind refract God, and separate out limitless expressions of Infinite Being. And just as refracted colors are never apart from the light from which they receive their illumined quality, … Continue reading

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Consciousness and the brain

“You also believe the body’s brain can think. If you but understood the nature of thought, you could but laugh at this insane idea.” (W-92.2) One of the most vexing—if not the most vexing—problems in science is known as “the hard … Continue reading

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Sinlessness

There’s a tendency among Course students to conclude that the individual self is responsible for the separation from God. This is a misunderstanding of the Course‘s central message. The separate self did not split from its source. A separate self can’t separate. How can that which doesn’t … Continue reading

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Free Will

The separate self feels as though it is free to think and do as it pleases. But all its thoughts and actions arise from the ego thoughts in which it believes, and ego thoughts are not original; they are the thoughts of conditioned thinking. … Continue reading

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