Anthony Cocco – Personal Change, Growth & Healing

Perception versus Reality

BlessingsWe do not react to ‘reality’ as it is, we react to what we see based on our perceptions of reality, (that is to what we think or believe we see), this is determined by the meaning given based on our past experience and learned behaviour and not to what is actually happening in the present moment.

The present is the point of power and the only place where anything really happens, the past exists only in our memory and the future is only imagined.

Our perceptions are not shared by others being only in our own mind and therefore we live in an illusory world of our own making made up of thoughts and beliefs, e.g. we may see threat where none exists or a romantic encounter in a friendly gesture.

The mind is like a projecter, the images are like the film which is projected out there onto the screen. What is perceived in our own mind is projected out into the world and then is perceived back in mind as ‘being out there‘ giving us the illusion of reality. This is the main reason why we blame circumstances, situations and others for our misfortunes and see ourselves as victims of circumstance not realizing the power and abilities we really have within our own minds for things to be different.

We actually only see the past which we then project into the future, this is how we make the future the same as the past and this is self-fulfilling prophesy. The way to change this is to become aware of your thoughts and beliefs and choose for something different.

Thoughts, feelings and emotions are temporary they arise and pass away, (if you let them). Real and lasting thoughts and feelings are those which are in alignment with eternal Truth and Love. There is a transcendent level of perception that exists in our mind that ‘knows of oneness and peace’ and if persistently chosen will lead to an experience of happiness, joy and fulfillment.

There are many practices that leads to this realization and one of the best I have found is A Course in Miracles (ACIM), this is why I have elected to study, practice and share the course with others at no charge!

A Course in Miracles has been described as a mystical mind training and spiritual psychotherapy as well as being a path to liberation and enlightenment. It especially suites the untrained western mind.


Open BookI am pleased to announce that ACIM study and self help group meeting is on Wednesday 6th March 2013 and then the

First Wednesday of each Month through 2013 from 7.00 till 9.00pm

There’s no cost for attending this course however all donations are gratefully accepted. Contact me if you wish to attend as places are limited.


1. This is a course in miracles. 2 It is a required course. 3 Only the time you take it is voluntary. 4 Freewill does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. 5 It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. 6 The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. 7 It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance. 8 The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.

This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

1. Nothing real can be threatened.

2. Nothing unreal exists.

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