1 – Major Lesson “How to deal with magic thus becomes a major lesson for the teacher of God to master. His first responsibility in this is not to attack it. (M44)” 2 – Jesus’s Definition of “Magic” As mentioned previously in this blog, Jesus gives the term “magic” a very specific interpretation. It is… Continue reading If a Magic Thought Arouses Anger in Any Form, God’s Teacher Can Be Sure that He Is Strengthening His Own Belief in Sin and Has Condemned Himself.
1 – An Exchange “Is not this an exchange that you would want? The world would gladly make it, if it knew it could be made. (M42)” 2 – Life Rooted in Separation and Sacrifice This passage refers to the preceding one, discussed yesterday. It is talking of life rooted in sacrifice and separation, a… Continue reading The Gate of Heaven Is Reopened, and Its Light Can Shine Again on an Untroubled Mind
1 – Avoidance of Magic = Avoidance of Temptation “The avoidance of magic is the avoidance of temptation. For all temptation is nothing more than the attempt to substitute another will for God’s. (M42)” 2 – God’s Will = Our Real Will Elsewhere in the Course we learn that God’s will is actually the same… Continue reading Attempts to Supplant God’s Will May Indeed Seem Frightening, but They Are Merely Pathetic.
1 – Temptations “Yet there will be temptations along the way the teacher of God has yet to travel, and he has need of reminding himself throughout the day of his protection. How can he do this, particularly during the time when his mind is occupied with external things? He can but try, and his… Continue reading There Will Be Temptations along the Way the Teacher of God Has Yet to Travel, and He Has Need of Reminding Himself throughout the Day of His Protection
1 – No Distinctions “He need make no distinctions among the problems he perceives, for He to Whom he turns with all of them recognizes no order of difficulty in resolving them. (M41)” 2 – Child’s Play How wonderful it is to know that, however difficult the problem might appear to us, it is child’s… Continue reading Yes, There Is No Order of Difficulty in Solving Problems
1 – My Favorite Passage “There is one thought in particular that should be remembered throughout the day. It is a thought of pure joy; a thought of peace, a thought of limitless release, limitless because all things are freed within it. (M41)” 2 – On the Right Direction This is far and away my… Continue reading One Thought that Should Be Remembered: Thought of Pure Joy; a Thought of Peace, a Thought of Limitless Release, Limitless because All Things Are Freed within It.
1 – Indeed, Yes! “Is each one to be judged in the end? “Indeed, yes! No one can escape God’s Final Judgment. Who could flee forever from the truth? But the Final Judgment will not come until it is no longer associated with fear. One day each one will welcome it, and on that very… Continue reading Is Each One to Be Judged in the End? . . .The Final Judgment Will Not Come until It Is No Longer Associated with Fear.