From Jesus' Course in Miracles the key lessons 51 - 60.
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The review for today covers the following ideas:
2The reason this is so is that I see nothing, and nothing has no meaning. 3It is necessary that I recognize this, that I may learn to see. 4What I think I see now is taking the place of vision. 5 I must let it go by realizing it has no meaning, so that vision may take its place.
2. (2) I have given what I see all the meaning it has for me.
3. (3) I do not understand anything I see.
4. (4) These thoughts do not mean anything.
5. (5) I am never upset for the reason I think.
Today's review covers these ideas:
2Reality is never frightening. 3 It is impossible that it could upset me. 4 Reality brings only perfect peace. 5 When I am upset, it is always because I have replaced reality with illusions I made up. 6The illusions are upsetting because I have given them reality, and thus regard reality as an illusion. 7Nothing in God's creation is affected in any way by this confusion of mine. 8I am always upset by nothing.
2. (7) I see only the past.
3. (8) My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts.
4 (9) I see nothing as it is now.
5 (10) My thoughts do not mean anything.
Today we will review the following:
2Since the thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything, the world that pictures them can have no meaning. 3What is producing this world is insane, and so is what it produces. 4Reality is not insane, and I have real thoughts as well as insane ones. 5I can therefore see a real world, if I look to my real thoughts as my guide for seeing.
2 (12) I am upset because I see a meaningless world.
3. (13) A meaningless world engenders fear.
4 (14) God did not create a meaningless world.
5. (15) My thoughts are images that I have made.
These are the review ideas for today:
2Neutral thoughts are impossible because all thoughts have power. 3They will either make a false world or lead me to the real one. 4But thoughts cannot be without effects. 5 As the world I see arises from my thinking errors, so will the real world rise before my eyes as I let my errors be corrected. 6My thoughts cannot be neither true nor false. 7They must be one or the other. 8 What I see shows me which they are.
2. (17) I see no neutral things.
3. (18) I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing.
4. (19) I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts.
5. (20) I am determined to see.
1. (21) I am determined to see things differently.
2. (22) What I see is a form of vengeance.
2. (22) What I see is a form of vengeance.
1. (26) My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.
2How can I know who I am when I see myself as under constant attack? 3Pain, illness, loss, age and death seem to threaten me. 4A11 my hopes and wishes and plans appear to be at the mercy of a world I cannot control. 5Yet perfect security and complete fulfillment are my inheritance. 6I have tried to give my inheritance away in exchange for the world I see. 7But God has kept my inheritance safe for me. 8My own real thoughts will teach me what it is.
2. (27) Above all else I want to see.
2Recognizing that what I see reflects what I think I am, I realize that vision is my greatest need. 3The world I see attests to the fearful nature of the self-image I have made. 4If I would remember who I am, it is essential that I let this image of myself go. 5As it is replaced by truth, vision will surely be given me. 6And with this vision, I will look upon the world and on myself with charity and love.
3. (28) Above all else I want to see differently.
2The world I see holds my fearful self-image in place, and guarantees its continuance. 3While I see the world as I see it now, truth cannot enter my awareness. 4I would let the door behind this world be opened for me, that I may look past it to the world that reflects the Love of God.
4. (29) God is in everything I see.
2Behind every image I have made, the truth remains unchanged. 3Behind every veil I have drawn across the face of love, its light remains undimmed. 4Beyond all my insane wishes is my will, united with the Will of my Father. 5God is still everywhere and in everything forever. 6And we who are part of Him will yet look past all appearances, and recognize the truth beyond them all.
5. (30) God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.
2In my own mind, behind all my insane thoughts of separation and attack, is the knowledge that all is one forever. 3I have not lost the knowledge of Who I am because I have forgotten it. 4It has been kept for me in the Mind of God, Who has not left His Thoughts. 5And I, who am among them, am one with them and one with Him.
Today let us review these ideas:
2How can I be the victim of a world that can be completely undone if I so choose? 3My chains are loosened. 4I can drop them off merely by desiring to do so. 5The prison door is open. 6I can leave simply by walking out. Nothing holds me in this world. 8Only my wish to stay keeps me a prisoner. 9I would give up my insane wishes and walk into the sunlight at last.
2. (32) I have invented the world I see.
2I made up the prison in which I see myself. 3A11 I need do is recognize this and I am free. 4I have deluded myself into believing it is possible to imprison the Son of God. 5I was bitterly mistaken in this belief, which I no longer want. 6The Son of God must be forever free. 7He is as God created him, and not what I would make of him. 8He is where God would have him be, and not where I thought to hold him prisoner.
3. (33) There is another way of looking at the world.
2Since the purpose of the world is not the one I ascribed to it, there must be another way of looking at it. 3I see everything upside down, and my thoughts are the opposite of truth. 4I see the world as a prison for God's Son. 5It must be, then, that the world is really a place where he can be set free. 6I would look upon the world as it is, and see it as a place where the Son of God finds his freedom.
4. (34) I could see peace instead of this.
2When I see the world as a place of freedom, I realize that it reflects the laws of God instead of the rules I made up for it to obey. 3I will understand that peace, not war, abides in it. 4And I will perceive that peace also abides in the hearts of all who share this place with me.
5. (35) My mind is part of God's. 2I am very holy.
3As I share the peace of the world with my brothers, I begin to understand that this peace comes from deep within myself. 4The world I look upon has taken on the light of my forgiveness, and shines forgiveness back at me. 5In this light I begin to see what my illusions about myself kept hidden. 6I begin to understand the holiness of all living things, including myself, and their oneness with me.
These ideas are for review today:
2From my holiness does the perception of the real world come. 3Having forgiven, I no longer see myself as guilty. 4I can accept the innocence that is the truth about me. 5Seen through understanding eyes, the holiness of the world is all I see, for I can picture only the thoughts I hold about myself.
2. (37) My holiness blesses the world.
2The perception of my holiness does not bless me alone. Everyone and everything I see in its light shares in the joy it brings to me. 4There is nothing that is apart from this joy, because there is nothing that does not share my holiness. 5As I recognize my holiness, so does the holiness of the world shine forth for everyone to see.
3. (38) There is nothing my holiness cannot do.
2My holiness is unlimited in its power to heal, because it is unlimited in its power to save. 3What is there to be saved from except illusions? 4And what are all illusions except false ideas about myself? 5My holiness undoes them all by asserting the truth about me. 6In the presence of my holiness, which I share with God Himself, all idols vanish.
4. (39) My holiness is my salvation.
2Since my holiness saves me from all guilt, recognizing my holiness is recognizing my salvation. 3It is also recognizing the salvation of the world. 4Once I have accepted my holiness, nothing can make me afraid. 5And because I am unafraid, everyone must share in my understanding, which is the gift of God to me and to the world.
5. (40) I am blessed as a Son of God.
2Herein lies my claim to all good and only good. 3I am blessed as a Son of God. 4A11 good things are mine, because God intended them for me. 5I cannot suffer any loss or deprivation or pain because of Who I am. 6My Father supports me, protects me, and directs me in all things. 7His care for me is infinite, and is with me forever. 8I am eternally blessed as His Son.
1. (41) God goes with me wherever I go.
2How can I be alone when God always goes with me? 3How can I be doubtful and unsure of myself when perfect certainty abides in Him? 4How can I be disturbed by anything when He rests in me in absolute peace? 5How can I suffer when love and joy surround me through Him? 6Let me not cherish illusions about myself. 7I am perfect because God goes with me wherever I go.
2. (42) God is my strength. 2Vision is His gift.
3Let me not look to my own eyes to see today. 4Let me be willing to exchange my pitiful illusion of seeing for the vision that is given by God. 5Christ's vision is His gift, and He has given it to me. 6Let me call upon this gift today, so that this day may help me to understand eternity.
3. (43) God is my Source. 2I cannot see apart from Him.
3I can see what God wants me to see. 4I cannot see anything else. 5Beyond His Will lie only illusions. 6It is these I choose when I think I can see apart from Him. 7It is these I choose when I try to see through the body's eyes. 8Yet the vision of Christ has been given me to replace them. 9It is through this vision that I choose to see.
4. (44) God is the light in which I see.
2I cannot see in darkness. 3God is the only light. 4Therefore, if I am to see, it must be through Him. 5I have tried to define what seeing is, and I have been wrong. 6Now it is given me to understand that God is the light in which I see. 7Let me welcome vision and the happy world it will show me.
5. (45) God is the Mind with which I think.
2I have no thoughts I do not share with God. 3I have no thoughts apart from Him, because I have no mind apart from His. 4As part of His Mind, my thoughts are His and His Thoughts are mine.
These ideas are for today's review:
2God does not forgive because He has never condemned. 3The blameless cannot blame, and those who have accepted their innocence see nothing to forgive. 4Yet forgiveness is the means by which I will recognize my innocence. 5It is the reflection of God's Love on earth. 6It will bring me near enough to Heaven that the Love of God can reach down to me and raise me up to Him.
2. (47) God is the strength in which I trust.
2It is not my own strength through which I forgive. 3It is through the strength of God in me, which I am remembering as I forgive. 4As I begin to see, I recognize His reflection on earth. 5I forgive all things because I feel the stirring of His strength in me. 6And I begin to remember the Love I chose to forget, but which has not forgotten me.
3. (48) There is nothing to fear.
2How safe the world will look to me when I can see it! 3It will not look anything like what I imagine I see now. 4Everyone and everything I see will lean toward me to bless me. 5I will recognize in everyone my dearest Friend. 6What could there be to fear in a world that I have forgiven, and that has forgiven me?
4. (49) God's Voice speaks to me all through the day.
2There is not a moment in which God's Voice ceases to call on my forgiveness to save me. 3There is not a moment in which His Voice fails to direct my thoughts, guide my actions and lead my feet. 4I am walking steadily on toward truth. 5There is nowhere else I can go, because God's Voice is the only Voice and the only Guide that has been given to His Son.
5. (50) I am sustained by the Love of God.
2As I listen to God's Voice, I am sustained by His Love. 3As I open my eyes, His Love lights up the world for me to see. 4As I forgive, His Love reminds me that His Son is sinless. 5And as I look upon the world with the vision He has given me, I remember that I am His Son.
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