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“I am continually confused by most everything about the meanings in ACIM of the concept of guilt. I was brought up in a home that taught that God loves us unconditionally and is present everywhere; that we reflect Him and all his qualities; that we are already "perfect" in reality. Being "perfect" as a young person took time to take in however, being a good person did not. Where and when do folks buy into guilt? Human guilt is another thing. Most of us feel human guilt easily which…Continue
“…I understand that everything is an illusion, just as Einstein discovered with his telescope, no matter just energy. But what I'm having a problem understanding is, since my body is an illusion, what's the point in trying to eat properly and taking supplements and curing disease naturally that enters my body, all of which are illusions?...” – AM
Before I get to your question, let me clarify that Truth is formless so the universe of form is the illusion.…Continue
(This is the conclusion of a conversation published as the March 21, 28, and April 4 articles).
“So what you're saying is I shouldn't derive my sense of self from this world because it's not real? Why does it feel real to me? I've realized I misunderstood my readings of the Course, so now I'm doubting whether to continue studying the Course or not. How do I know if I've misunderstood something or not?” – KR
It feels real to you because you were…Continue
(This is a continuation of a conversation published as the March 21 and 28 articles).
“…You have said, ‘I think you may be locked in the old, religious habit of spiritualizing the ego. That’s when you think that there is a connection between the Truth and what you do or do not do as a person’. By judging me as thinking from 'old religious habit of spiritualizing the ego' haven't you contradicted yourself and judged me from the ego?
Also, how can there not…Continue