December 4

ACIM Self-Study: Beyond Perception


⁴When you make something to fill a perceived lack, you are tacitly implying that you believe in separation. ⁵The ego has invented many ingenious thought systems for this purpose. (ACIM, T-3.V.2:4-5)

“Self-made” millionaire – magandang pakinggan lalo na from the ego’s perspective.

Pero kung yung “self-made” ay para mapunan yung lack of sense of self, hindi yun magandang state of being.

Ganun rin para sa iba pang uri ng self-concept na base sa thought system ng ego.

Kahit yung self-love, kapag mali ang interpretation, ay nagagamit rin ng ego for its own self-interest.

⁵You have no image to be perceived. ⁶The word “image” is always perception-related, and not a part of knowledge. ⁷Images are symbolic and stand for something else. (ACIM, T-3.V.4:5-7)

“Self-image” – nakow, eto yung paboritong concept ng ego kasi nagkakaron ng sense of self – false self.

Parang pag tumingin ka sa salamin. Nagkakaron lang ng image sa salamin dahil sa perception mo pag nakatapat ka sa salamin.

Napro-project yung image of yourself. At napag-alaman nga natin na yung projection ay base sa ego’s idea of separation.

Self-image is a symbol of separation. So kahit baguhin natin yung self-image and make it “better,” it’s still an illusion of the ego.

Knowing is not open to interpretation. ²You may try to “interpret” meaning, but this is always open to error because it refers to the perception of meaning. (ACIM, T-3.V.5:1-2)

Yung ginagawa ko ay interpretation lang ng A Course in Miracles. Interpretation ko of what the truth means for me.

Yung meaning ng truth for you ay pwedeng iba. Pero yung truth mismo ay hindi nagbabago.

Truth is truth for everyone. Only its meaning changes depende sa interpretation ng bawat isa.

⁶Ingenuity is totally divorced from knowledge, because knowledge does not require ingenuity. ⁷Ingenious thinking is not the truth that shall set you free, but you are free of the need to engage in it when you are willing to let it go. (ACIM, T-3.V.5:6-7)

Gamitin natin yung word na intelligence for ingenuity para mas madaling ma-gets.

Reinterpret natin: Intelligence is separated from knowledge, because knowledge does not require intelligence.

Dahil anong required for knowledge? Awareness.

Kaya may kasabihan na “open your mind” kasi para mag-expand yung awareness natin.

Reinterpret ulit: Intelligence is not the truth that shall set you free.

Ang totoo, intelligence pa nga ang hadlang for knowledge. Kasi intelligence is limited to thinking.

And thinking limits our awareness.

Prayer is a way of asking for something. ²It is the medium of miracles. ³But the only meaningful prayer is for forgiveness, because those who have been forgiven have everything. (ACIM, T-3.V.6:1-3)

Review tayo ng isang principle of miracles: prayer is the medium of miracles.

Pero ang tanging makahulugang prayer lang is the prayer for forgiveness.

Hindi ‘to yung “to forgive is to forget.” Eto yung forgiveness to remember.

⁵The prayer for forgiveness is nothing more than a request that you may be able to recognize what you already have. (ACIM, T-3.V.6:5)

Yown, forgiveness is to remember what you already have – knowledge.

To forgive is to remember who you really are.

⁸You who are really one with it need but know yourself and your knowledge is complete. ⁹To know God’s miracle is to know Him. (ACIM, T-3.V.8:8-9)

Dugsungan pa natin: to forgive is to know yourself.

To know yourself is to know God.

Forgiveness is the healing of the perception of separation. (ACIM, T-3.V.9:1)

Yun ang nagagawa ng forgiveness – nilalapit ka niya kay God.

Nakokorek na yung maling perception of separation.

Kasi in spirit, we are never separate from God.

³Spirit knows God completely. ⁴That is its miraculous power. ⁵The fact that each one has this power completely is a condition entirely alien to the world’s thinking. (ACIM, T-3.V.9:3-5)

Ayan, kaya nga sabi natin kanina: thinking limits our awareness.

Kaya ang tingin tuloy natin kay God ay parang alien, separate from us at nasa outerspace. Juskolord!

⁴Communion, not prayer, is the natural state of those who know. (ACIM, T-3.V.10:4)

Yown! Kaya pala ang sinasabi sa mass pag Eucharist ay “do this in remembrance of me.”

Communion is the act of remembering who you really are.

⁸Do not perceive yourself in different lights. ⁹Know yourself in the One Light where the miracle that is you is perfectly clear. (ACIM, T-3.V.10:8-9)

Teka, who are we really nga ba?

“Body of Christ...”

Tayo yung bumubuo ng katawan ni Kristo, na anak ng Diyos. Tayong lahat yung one and only begotten Son of God.


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