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Mar 7ย 
Radical Acceptance
Hello there! I've recently committed to taking better care of myself. So I go to sleep earlier and mind what I'm eating. And it's like my body has registered that I'm going the stop whipping it to keep going. As a response, I feel tired and soft like a marshmallow. I'm permitting myself to be tired and to just feel it. It's peaceful not to fight for the next performance, without necessarily indulging in bad habits. Just slowing things down and taking care of myself. I just wanted to share this because someone might need to read it: it's ok to be tired, and it's ok to rest. Love starts right here, right now, with us. Lots of love your way, dear loves ๐Ÿ’•
New comment Mar 14
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@Dennis Goodrich @Naty Tancio @Noa Andermatt @Monica D Thank you, guys! For the love and kind words ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š Lots of love your way ๐ŸŒˆ
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@Lauren Barry Take care, dear! Glad that it was helpful to you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š
Mar 7ย 
Leveling Up
Hooray! I'm a level 3. Do I know exactly what this all mean...not really. But it made me happy to see I had gained something...And I really wanted to see a video that said it would open when I got to level 3. That's fun.
New comment Mar 10
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Mar 5ย 
What is forgiveness?
I am new to post in this ashram. Just wondering how every body elseโ€™s perception of forgiveness is? The word forgiveness is one that triggers so many. I perceive forgiveness as neutrality, non judgement of anything that occurs outside of me. Yet I have been labelled as naive, not living in reality and not having boundaries. Boundaries is a word I donโ€™t quite understand, if we are all from the thought aspect of the God Source, then wouldnโ€™t a boundary be a form of attack? I come from ancestors with a long line of martyrdom and realize this might be causing me to not perceive appropriately. Needless to say I have spent years working with self love and self worth and still resist the thought of having boundaries. Itโ€™s recently been brought to my attention that this might be spiritual bypassing as I tend to have a hard time in the human form. Any thoughts on this?
New comment Mar 10
4 likes โ€ข Mar 7
Hello and welcome, dear! For me forgiveness is liberation. It's a liberation from a contraction or from any thought that is restricting me, preventing my heart from being open and my mind from being at peace. It usually breaks a triangle of victime-victimizer-savior. It makes room to breathe and to be. It stills the water. When it comes to boundaries, I've learned the hard way that it is necessary to have some because not everyone can act and behave from a place of love at all times. Sometimes, to more loving response we can offer to a brother or sister is "no". Much love your way, dear! ๐Ÿ˜Š
Feb 9ย 
Lesson 39: My holiness is my salvation.
๐Ÿงฉ GETTING OR MISSING THE OBVIOUS ยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐยฐ ๐Ÿ“˜ "If guilt is hell, what is its opposite?" (ACIM, W-39.1:1) ๐Ÿ”Ž โ€œThere are two ways of answering this question. On one level, and the most obvious, the answer is the lesson title: the opposite of guilt is holiness, and the opposite of hell is salvation. As we shall see in the second paragraph, however, another opposite of 'guilt is hell' is that 'guilt is heaven'.โ€ Excerpt from Journey through the Workbook of "A Course in Miracles", Kenneth Wapnick, Vol. 1, p. 122. ๐Ÿ’ก I just wanna say that, if like me, you've answered "Uh... Love? Forgiveness? Innocence? ๐Ÿค”", it's okay! We're doing great! We're doing our very best. Let's just continue. Lol. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ“˜ "Like the text for which this workbook was written, the ideas used for the exercises are very simple, very clear and totally unambiguous." (ACIM, W-39.1:2) ๐Ÿ’ก At least we have Kenneth's sympathy after that one... Here's what he says about it: ๐Ÿ”Ž โ€œThis is not what most students of A Course in Miracles believe about the text. (...) What makes it difficult to understand is not the language, the blank verse, or any other aspect of its form, but your unwillingness to understand it. (...) You cannot understand A Course in Miracles without first letting it inside. Once you do, however, you find that when you read something that a week, month or a year ago made no sense, the words suddenly leap off the page and are โ€œtotally unambiguous.โ€ Thus, when Jesus says hereโ€”as he says in many other placesโ€”that his course is simple and clear, he is not being facetious, nor mocking you. He is simply saying that if it is not clear to you it is because you are defending against itโ€ Excerpt from Journey through the Workbook of "A Course in Miracles", Kenneth Wapnick, Vol. 1, p. 122.
New comment Mar 4
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@Nelli Kalashnik Thank you, dear! This is lovely ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•
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@Anya Zander You are very welcome dear! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•
Feb 28ย 
Wrapping Up The 50 Mighty: The Fractal Nature of the First 50 Lessons
As I'm wrapping up a new round of the first 50 lessons of the workbook, I can't help but admire the fractal nature of this first "chunk" of Jesus's teaching. It's like they encapsulate the essence of the entire 365 lessons. They form the main themes that set the patterns for the whole symphony. Jesus starts with the basics, introducing the fundamental concepts and then keeps spinning them into different angles, each lesson contributing to a progressive, cohesive and evolving exploration of the basic truth: ๐Ÿ“˜ "Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists." (ACIM, T-in.2:2-3) Now, remembering these first-level statements in day-to-day life is another story. But after an intense beginning of the year, working with Jesus one day at a time, I can't help to feel very supported and grateful for the mastermind who designed this training, each lesson ushering us a little further and preparing us for the next one. At the end of December 2023, I committed myself to posting one article a day for each lesson, for the first 50 lessons, with Kenneth Wapnick as a companion teacher. The experience was so rewarding that for a while, I even considered continuing the whole year. I won't be able to achieve this level of productivity, however. I don't have the space/time/energy to do it sustainably. I would end up drained or start to resent my daily lessons. I don't want to feel like in a marathon. I want to come to my daily lesson with joy in my heart, wondering with curiosity and an open mind what Jesus has prepared for me today. The daily posting kept me very engaged with the material though, and while I know the Course is a self-study programme, the feeling of belonging to a study group was very supportive for me and gave me the momentum I needed. I would like to thank every one of you whom I felt in our collective field of ACIM students. Your reactions, feedback, sharing and encouragement these last two months helped propel me onward. I am so very grateful for this community. I appreciate you very much and I am looking forward to continuing this year of forgiveness with you, even if we each progress in the intimacy of our lives at our own pace. This is not a goodbye, though. I'll hang out here and probably keep sharing. Not just in the same way or rhythm.
New comment Feb 29
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@Naty Tancio Thank you, Naty dear! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•
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@Noa Andermatt ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’• Thank you, dear!
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