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“…If we are not really individuals once we leave this illusional world how was Jesus able to communicate as a former individual self to dictate the course? Is there a memory of who we once were (which would explain near death experiences where people meet loved ones) that remains with us when we return to our oneness? Is all of who we thought we were here in this illusion forgotten? If that is the case, it makes Jesus claim of being a former body confusing to…Continue
“When Jesus says in the Text:
‘Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. It is not necessary to seek for what is true, but it is necessary to seek for what is false’ (T.16.IV.6:1,2).
What does this mean? Is Jesus saying that love is our true reality and that we cannot ever lose that true nature? Yet, our training is incomplete--isn’t it…Continue
“I am re-reading again your Four Habits for Inner Peace and something struck me. On page 70, you write, “You do not feel a need to change others or the world so that you can be at peace.” Could it be stated that perhaps Hitler, and others like him in history, subconsciously were really seeking inner peace and thought that the only way for him to attain it was to mistreat, control, and kill millions of other people?” – CS (February 21, 2014)
“What is exactly meant in the ACIM introduction that this is a ‘required’ course? Please expand on ‘required’.” – H
Your mind is not in its natural state when you identify with a self in a body in a world. So you feel limited, incomplete, and in conflict. If you want peace you “require” correction of your perception that you are not True Being (God).
In your unnatural state you look ceaselessly to fill your sense of lack and to resolve your conflict. But you look…Continue