the real stuff

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Dec 252001

Is it realistic to think that perception and experience can prove anything to be true? Does something truly exist just because I see it and perhaps others see it too? Who can prove that we aren’t all deluded, like when all of mankind still was seeing the sun revolve around the earth?

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life without death

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Oct 282001

It’s completely realistic not to accept the finality of death or bereavement. What does make these experiences painful is not their reality but my unwholesome inclination to believe that we are bodies and therefore doomed to perish and lose each other. Whatever I believe my perception and experience will bear out. Only inner peace has […]

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 Stan's meditations  Comments Off on sickness
Oct 272001

The body being a temporary expression of eternal mind can only show how I want to see myself now. I am a child of God but I usually feel less than overjoyed and sometimes downright implacable. Fear hems me in. Fear makes me value my petty judgment above anything else while closing my mind to […]

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 Stan's meditations  Comments Off on violence
Oct 242001

With every loveless act I perceive or experience someone is supposed to be the victim and another the perpetrator but that’s not the way I deeply inside know it to be. Anyone who has had some experience with performing in a graceful and effortless way, like catching a ball without knowing how (s)he did it, […]

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Sep 282001

This story is shared by Robert M. Hensel I grew up with a birth defect known as spina bifida, a disability that affects my sense of balance, causing me to walk with a limp. Not only does it affect the function of the legs, but it also has an impact on the kidneys, causing them […]

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as within so without

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Aug 222001

What I want to see in myself is what I will make manifest in the world. If my manifestation is not clear it’s because I’m still confused about what I really want. Conflicts without are only witnesses to a conflict within. Because the nature of love is sharing the eternal reality of abundance, I can […]

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astronaut of inner space

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Aug 122001

When I take my visible world for real, like I usually do, I’m working with an extremely rarefied version even of the physical universe, let alone reality. To get an idea of this stupendous oversight, consider some basic postulations about our universe: my eyes show me forms of solid matter where there are only subatomic […]

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Refinement of the spirit

 Alan Hart  Comments Off on Refinement of the spirit
Aug 072001

This meditation is shared by Alan Hart What God requires of creation is perfection. The whole process of creation is towards perfection. When all is perfect all will be complete, yet what is perfect will continue to create for this is the nature of perfect love. I as an element of creation am destined for […]

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Jul 142001

Reality is not difficult. What’s making things difficult for me is my own resistance to see the truth of what I am, to accept reality, and to rely on it as totally safe and harmless. My worldly mindset, being ruled by fear and presenting its own feverish distortions as true, cannot deal with the simplicity […]

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seeing for myself

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Jun 262001

There’s no benefit in limiting the love I am. There’s no benefit in denying the truth I am. There’s no benefit in avoiding the freedom I am. Any limitation is an act of violence.

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making a habit of love

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Jun 022001

They say we’re creatures of habit meaning that we show patterns of behavior that are very difficult to change. However, behavior cannot exist without activity of mind. Mind works with thought and thoughts can easily change.

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love and fear

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Apr 222001

Falling in love and at the same time being seized with fear is not an unusual combination of feelings. It’s more like an intensification of my “normal” condition because fear seems to be a constant background noise in every activity in which my mind engages. The intensified feelings of a lover only make the need […]

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Man is Blind to Those Unlike Him

 Tom Hall  Comments Off on Man is Blind to Those Unlike Him
Feb 082001

This article is shared by Tom Hall If we can understand a saint, then we can understand a man. And if we can understand a man, then we can know how he ought to behave and how he was meant to behave. What is the one characteristic that all saints have in common? Not piety […]

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Jan 242000

This continuing story is shared by Gary Douglas Smith Here is a short recap of my experiences with God. As I write, I am 31 years old. The day after my 31st birthday, while in quiet, I heard a clear, distinct voice. There was no mistaking this voice; it was the voice of God. God […]

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Be Happy Anyway

 Michael Levy  Comments Off on Be Happy Anyway
Jan 222000

This meditation is shared by Michael Levy How do we deal with the jealousy that haunts our lives and what does it take to make us happy? “It is OK for you” is a taunt that has become quite natural for us to say to successful happy people. No matter where we are in this […]

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To Give

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Jan 202000

This translated meditation is shared by Victor This may be a bad translation, but it is something I’d like to share with you for it has brought great insight into my life. It is a message that’s been delivered to me every time at work, at school, and in my family. To Give Every person […]

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God Speak

 Sallie Cooper  Comments Off on God Speak
Dec 211999

These poems are shared by Sallie Cooper God Speak In the branches of the oak tree, In the chill of winters air, In the brightness of the sunlight, You will find Me there. In the dampness of the dew, In the mossy, covered stone, In the midst of darkest night You are never on your […]

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unifying intentions

 Yaron Fishman  Comments Off on unifying intentions
Oct 261999

This article is shared by Yaron Fishman correspondence Dear Stan, The reason why I am writing you is because I see unifying intentions behind your work … unifying intentions are becoming more and more evident each and every day, all across the world! Throughout history, society has been a reflection of it’s strongest communicators … […]

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 Stan's meditations  Comments Off on healing
Oct 231999

Since healing is making whole, Oneness our Reality, and separation an illusion, healing is what comes closest to Reality at any moment.

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 Ursula Mistry  Comments Off on insights
Aug 171999

This essay is shared by Ursula Mistry To Stan Schaap and his Visitors, Dear Stan, Sharers and Visitors, Went onto the net in June 1999. Sent out first messages to friends and relatives on 1st July 1999. Started talking with opponents on the chess board. Tried to post messages and failed. Learned so much in […]

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Jun 261999

These meditations and a poem are shared by Leenta Scott On questions and answers All is known. There is no need to fret, no need to formulate questions. In the same mode, expect your answers. No voice, no formulated answer – just an inner knowing. Clues yes, guidance yes, definite instructions or answers -no!! That […]

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A Fruitful Melody

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May 151999

This poem is shared by Michael Levy The swaying palm, serene and calm, sun beams shining, leaves soaking the warm, living in a world of serenity and peace, coconuts and dates, yields from which we feast.

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My Experience of Practical Spirituality

 Dennis Allen  Comments Off on My Experience of Practical Spirituality
May 141999

This article is shared by Dennis Allen I had just started to write this article by relating my past experience of studying the Course in Miracles and all that went on in my life during that. However, I think it would be more interesting now for me to attempt to describe my current state of […]

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Mar 301999

This story is shared by freed schmitter Long so long ago, when the Universe was Unity and nothing but Oneness, All was Divine. In the Garden of Eden, all was in harmony with all – the Paradise as we imagine and remember it. Then one day, ten-thousands of years, or decades, or centuries, or eons […]

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bird droppings

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Feb 011999

Some bird droppings that may be nourishing to thought. There is great joy in metaphysical recycling. No-one knows where a thought originates. Could any thought have a unique source if the mind is only one?

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ask not the sparrow

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Nov 291998

Ask not the sparrow how the eagle soars, for those with little wings have not accepted for themselves the power to share with you. From A Course in Miracles® © 1975, T-20.IV.4:7 Quoted by Permission of the Foundation for Inner Peace, Inc. P.O. Box 598, Mill Valley, California 94942-0598 The ideas represented on this web […]

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 about  Comments Off on contact
Nov 291998

Stan Schaap, born May 15, 1947, lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He always had a bent for reflection and contemplation, which, by the way, often boiled down to nothing more than musing and being in the clouds. You couldn’t say he had a quick start. It took him rather long to become used to himself, […]

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not a victim of my past

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Nov 291998

There used to be times when I thought I might just as well kill myself, though something inside me never could take that seriously. That was actually quite annoying. I wanted to do at least this suicide thing right, but I wasn’t even capable of that. I thought then, that this made me an utmost […]

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short of perfection

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Nov 291998

Falling short of perfection could be seen as my reason for existence. If everything were perfect right from the start, this adventure of endless change, this song of Joy, called universe or becoming, couldn’t exist.

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Nov 291998

If the reality of unconditional love is dawning upon you, as it is on me, then your natural impulse is to freely share your personal experience with the world. This is what practical spirituality is all about. Have you written any meditation, poem, story, letter or essay that may, in its own way, enhance the […]

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