"It is impossible to see two worlds." — Excerpts from Chapter 13/12 of ACIM

Happened to be in Chapter 13 of A Course in Miracles, FIP edition, today and stumbled into this. Nice and succinct excerpts from Section IX: The Attainment of the Real World:


The peace of God passeth your understanding only in the past. Yet here it is, and you can understand it now.

No one in this distracted world but has seen some glimpses of the other world about him. Yet while he still lays value on his own [world], he will deny the vision of the other, maintaining that he loves what he loves not, and following not the road that love points out.

Love leads so gladly! As you follow him, you will rejoice that you have found his company, and learned of him the joyful journey home. You wait but for yourself. To give this sad world over and exchange your errors for the peace of God is but your will. And Christ will always offer you the Will of God, in recognition that you share it with him.


Leave the passed understanding in the past.

Do it right now. Do it right now. Do it right now. (correct, immediate, upright)

Do what exactly? Keep reading.

Thought exercise

The following is a guided thought exercise by Jesus, same section:


Look upon the world you see, and tell yourself:

The real world is not like this. It has no buildings and there are no streets where people walk alone and separate. There are no stores where people buy an endless list of things they do not need. It is not lit with artificial light, and night comes not upon it. There is no day that brightens and grows dim. There is no loss. Nothing is there but shines, and shines forever.

The world you see must be denied, for sight of it is costing you a different kind of vision. You cannot see both worlds, for each of them involves a different kind of seeing, and depends on what you cherish. The sight of one is possible because you have denied the other. Both are not true, yet either one will seem as real to you as the amount to which you hold it dear.

Also known as "Forgiveness".

Fun fact:

The section, Attainment of the Real World, appears in Chapter 12 section VII in the Original Edition of ACIM.

On examination, the sections within chapters 10 - 14 have been interestingly reorganized and re-titled between the editions. I may do a write up on that...

"It is impossible to see two worlds" 

What has been your experience with the Two Worlds? (4, 8, ∞?)

- alex brady

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