ACIM – Reality vs. Illusion

A Course in Miracles

is a self-study thought system, about undoing the blocks in awareness to the experience of love. It’s unique in teaching forgiveness to reach inner peace and the remembrance of the unconditional love of God. It is not a religion, nor does it require anything except your willingness, motivated by your own search for meaning in life.

A Course about ACIM itself…

Corrective learning begins with the awakening of spirit, and the turning away from belief in physical sight. (p. 22)

There are no idle thoughts. (p. 27)

Only those who give over all desire to reject can know that their own rejection is impossible. (p. 43)

Do not ask Spirit to heal the body. Ask rather that Spirit teach you the right perception of the body. (p. 146)

A therapist doesn’t heal, he lets healing be. (p. 161)

You will remember everything the instant you desire it wholly. To desire wholly is to create. (p. 164)

What is healing but the removal of all that stands in the way of knowledge. (p. 188)

What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present, and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good? (?)

You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think. (?)

About Love…

Perfect love casts out fear. If fear exists, then there is not perfect love. (p.12)

Love will immediately enter into any mind that truly wants it. (p. 55)

Anger involves projection of separation, which must ultimately be accepted as one’s own responsibility, rather than being blamed on others. (p. 84)

You have so little faith in yourself because you are unwilling to accept the fact that perfect love is in you, and so you seek without for what you cannot find within. (p.293)

The search for love is but the honest searching out of everything that interferes with love. (p. 267)

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. (?)

ACIM about reality and illusion…

This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary.
Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum.
It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time.
The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught.
It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence,
which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear,
but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.
This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God. (Intro)

The hidden can terrify not for what it is, but for its hiddenness. (p. 265)

Nothing you see means anything alone. (p. 268)

Clean but the mirror and the message shines forth. (p. 271)

Fantasies are the veil behind which truth is hidden. (p. 316)

Whenever your thoughts wander, enter with Him into a holy instant, and there let Him release you. He needs only your willingness to share His perspective to give it to you completely. (p. 323)

There is nothing outside you. (p. 358)

Heaven is not a place or a condition. It is merely an awareness of perfect oneness. (p. 359)

Let your self be one with something beyond it. (p. 361)

Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see. (?)

Every thought you have makes up some segment of the world you see. It is with your thoughts, then, that we must work, if your perception of the world is to be changed. (?)

Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity to heal. (?)

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