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Why does the Workbook have so many negative statements?

Q. Today’s lesson is “There is nothing my holiness cannot do.” Wouldn’t it be more positive to say, “My holiness can do everything”? I notice the Workbook has negative phrases like this and I wonder how Helen or Bill, being psychologists, did not pick up on the negative phrases straight off. A. As always with […]

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Does the Course have any advice about cutting off memories?

Q. I’ve found that the memories that keep coming up are a major factor in sustaining the ego. Does the Course have any advice about cutting off memories? A. You could really say that the whole Course is about that, in that it’s about undoing the past and freeing us from its burden. I’ll tell […]

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Why does the Course say “life is thought” when some enlightened teachers say that thought is of the ego?

Q. In Lesson 54, it says “If I did not think I would not exist, because life is thought.” Some enlightened teachers like Eckhart Tolle or Sri Nisargadatta Maharash say that thought is of the ego and that our Self exists in a state of pure being. They claim to not think except when they […]

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