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If the egoic mind is not real, then why does it seem so real?

The ego mind seems real, because what you believe is real for you. Ego thoughts come from your unconscious guilt-driven mind that believes you are separated from God. The thoughts are projected outward as form where they are then seen with the body’s eyes, and thus their reality is reinforced. This is the way we make the world, and the way we make it seem real to us; but it is only a projection of our thoughts, and this is true 100% of the time. There are no exceptions to this.

This “tiny, mad idea” of separation provided us with a convincing setting for us to have this experience. Guilt and fear at what we seemed to have done turned it into a hiding place where we imagined God would not find us. Were it any less convincing, would it seem to offer a suitable hiding place? Don’t mistake the seeming reality of the illusion as evidence of its Truth. It seems real only because we believe it. When we learn to look past appearances we stop believing in the world, and then instead of being frightening, the world seems laughable.

As the Course says, the ego is a “tiny, mad idea” of separation, created from the mind of God. Its purpose is to provide a convincing setting for the separated Son of God to hide from his Loving Father. Were it any less convincing, would it seem to offer a suitable hiding place? Don’t mistake the seeming reality of the illusion as evidence of its Truth.

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How do we work with resistance?

We don’t judge it; just give Holy Spirit our willingness and be patient. Sometimes, all we can offer is our willingness to be willing. That is enough. Holy Spirit will do the rest. Resistance is an ego ploy to stop you from turning to God and trusting in God.

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If I have to make a decision on the spot and I’m feeling anxious and can’t hear the Holy Spirit’s Voice, what do I do?

Don’t panic; there is no right or wrong; every challenge brings us the opportunity to learn and grow. It is evidence of growth when we remember to ask, even if we aren’t open to an answer in that moment. Holy Spirit will correct our mis-perceptions; in the meantime, no guilt.

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