Are You a Body?

"To be without a body is to be in our natural state." [W123/125]

"God did not make the body, because it is destructible, and therefore not of the Kingdom. . . . It is clearly a separation device, and therefore does not exist. . . . By the laws of mind, then, the body is meaningless." [T97/105]

"You are not made of flesh and blood and bone,. . . ." [W190/193]

". . .the body is NOT part of you." [T93/101]

". . .sights and sounds the body can perceive are meaningless." [T558/601]

"You cannot make the body the Holy Spirit's temple, and it will never be the seat of love. It is the home of the idolater, and love's condemnation." [T407/437]

"The body is the symbol of the ego, as the ego is the symbol of the separation. And both are nothing more than attempts to limit communication. . . ." [T300/322]

"The body is the ego's idol; the belief in sin made flesh and then projected outward." [T409/438]

". . .it is not the body that is like the Son's Creator." [T462/497]

"What could the purpose of the body be but specialness? . . .bodies have no goal. Purpose is of the mind. . . . Of itself the body can do nothing." [T472/507f]

"The body stands between the Father and the Heaven He created for His Son BECAUSE it has no purpose." [T463/498]

". . .while the body stands at the center of your concept of yourself, you are attacking God's plan for salvation,. . . ." [W123/125]

"The body is the instrument the mind made in its efforts to deceive itself." [W409/419]

"When you equate yourself with a body you will always experience depression." [T140/151]

". . .sickness is of the mind, and has nothing to do with the body. . . . Herein is the release from guilt and sickness both, for they are one. Yet to accept this release, the insignificance of the body must be an acceptable idea." [M17/18]

"The body should not feel at all. If you have been successful, there will be no sense of feeling ill or feeling well, of pain or pleasure. No response at all is in the mind to what the body does. Its usefulness remains and nothing more." [W252/260]

"The body no more dies than it can feel. It does nothing.... It is nothing." [T389/418]

"You are not sick and you cannot die. But you can confuse yourself with things that do." [T177/191]

"The body needs no healing. But the mind that thinks it is a body is sick indeed!" [T482/518]

"The body is a sign of weakness, vulnerability and loss of power." [T412/442]

"Body appetites are not physical in origin." [T53/58]

". . .only bodies can be seen as means for vengeance. That bodies are central to all unholy relationships is evident." [T331/355]

"The thought of bodies is a sign of faithlessness, for bodies cannot solve anything." [T343/368]

"The body is outside you, and but seems to surround you, shutting you off from others and keeping you apart from them. It is not there." [T360/386]

"For the body is a limit on love." [T364/390]

"The body is a tiny fence around a little part of a glorious and complete idea." [T364/390]

"The body can bring you neither peace nor turmoil; neither joy nor pain. It is a means, and not an end. It has no purpose of itself." [T386/414]

"It is impossible to seek for pleasure through the body and not find pain." [T386/415]

"To see the body is the sign that you lack vision, and have denied the means the Holy Spirit offers you to serve His purpose." [T411/441]

"The body is the means by which the ego tries to make the unholy relationship seem real. The unholy instant is the time of bodies." [T410/440]

"What the body's eyes behold is only conflict. Look not to them for peace and understanding." [M23/24]

"The body's cause is unforgiveness of the Son of God." [SOP15]

"Adornment of the body seeks to show how lovely are the witnesses for guilt. Concerns about the body demonstrate how frail and vulnerable is your life. " [T526/566f]

"Perceiving the body as a separate entity cannot but foster illness, because it is not true. A medium of communication loses its usefulness is it is used for anything else." [T142/153]

all quotations from A Course in Miracles ©1975,85,92 Foundation for Inner Peace

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