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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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“What am I?”

The world’s thinking states that the mind is a functioning of a brain contained inside a body, and that outside the body is a world. In this way of perceiving, the mind is the result of neural wirings and firings—there is no … Continue reading

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“Anger is never justified”

  The Course statement that anger is never justified† is often interpreted as a criticism rather than a fact, leading to the idea that anger is wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth! Anger is not good or bad; it’s simply the … Continue reading

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Ego Is An Activity

Ego is not an entity; it has no being or existence. It is a reflex, a habit, an activity of the mind born of the belief in separation, from which then follow thoughts reflecting that belief, which themselves are reflected in the world … Continue reading

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“I was guided to…”

Recently I’ve been hearing quite a few Course students say “I was guided to…” when talking about feeling inspired toward some action. I myself have used the phrase on occasion, usually when sharing a story of how some unexpected impulse initiated a miraculous chain of events which … Continue reading

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