Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lesson 55 Review of Lessons 21-25


Today's review includes the following:

1. I am determined to see things differently.
What I see now are but signs of disease, disaster and death. This cannot be what God created for His beloved Son. The very fact that I see such things is proof that I do not understand God. Therefore I also do not understand His Son. What I see tells me that I do not know who I am. I am determined to see the witnesses to the truth in me, rather than those which show me an illusion of myself.

2. What I see is a form of vengeance.
The world I see is hardly the representation of loving thoughts. It is a picture of attack on everything by everything. It is anything but a reflection of the Love of God and the Love of His Son. It is my own attack thoughts that give rise to this picture. My loving thoughts will save me from this perception of the world, and give me the peace God intended me to have.

3. I can escape from this world by giving up attack thoughts.
Herein lies salvation, and nowhere else. Without attack thoughts I could not see a world of attack. As forgiveness allows love to return to my awareness, I will see a world of peace and safety and joy. And it is this I choose to see, in place of what I look on now.

4. I do not perceive my own best interests.
How could I recognize my own best interests when I do not know who I am? What I think are my best interests would merely bind me closer to the world of illusions. I am willing to follow the Guide God has given me to find out what my own best interests are, recognizing that I cannot perceive them by myself.

5. I do not know what anything is for.
To me, the purpose of everything is to prove that my illusions about myself are real. It is for this purpose that I attempt to use everyone and everything. It is for this that I believe the world is for. Therefore I do not recognize its real purpose. The purpose I have given the world has led to a frightening picture of it. Let me open my mind to the world's real purpose by withdrawing the one I have given it, and learning the truth about it.


Lesson 55
Review of Lessons 21-25

I still must be believing in separation because I still see separate bodies. This tells me that I do not perceive my own best interests and that I do not know what anything is for. Thank goodness there is a Guide in my mind That will help me out of this insanity. I need this Guide to lead me out of insanity and guide toward true meaning. All the ego’s fearful thoughts mean nothing.

There is only one way to return Home and that is to be willing to let go of thinking in terms of individuality. I do this with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit shows me that the dream is over. All are healed in the eternal now. Love’s Presence is all there is to see and feel and know in the eternal now. As I am willing to see things differently, I will see things differently. This is true about myself and everyone.

Thank goodness all these dreams of separation are not real and mean nothing. No one has really left the Mind of God and everyone is safe at Home in Heaven now. As I am led to remember this, the peace of God gently surrounds me and enfolds me in its loving embrace. All is very well. “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” (Intro.)

One of the main themes in this review is that everything I think I see is a projection of my own thoughts. And everything I see is a picture of individuality that opposes the Thoughts of God, so my thoughts must be attack thoughts. The world I see could not have been created by a loving God for His beloved Son. There is great hope in this review because what I see is the projection of my own thoughts and I can change my thoughts. I have the power to change what I see.

I cannot do this on my own, but God has given me a Guide to lead me out of the quagmire of insane thinking. Since this Guide was given by God, It is guaranteed to work. This Guide comes with an eternal guarantee from the Eternal. My only job is to allow myself to be led. This Guide will lead me back Home to the Heaven of God’s peace. This is my heart’s desire. This is what I want above all else, despite the seeming conflict in my mind between goals that seem to represent different interests.

This conflict in my mind simply demonstrates the need to let God’s Voice guide me and to resign as my own advisor. As I turn over all my problems, my questions, my uncertainty to that inner Guide, I become more and more peaceful. No longer do I have to effort and strain to figure out how to be happy and what might make me happy. I do not know. But the Guide given me by God knows truly what will give me perfect happiness that lasts forever. I am willing to step back and let Him lead the way. I accept His help with relief and great gratitude.

All that I see comes from inside myself. I can see Love no matter what is present because Love is present. Love is present because Love is me. I am Love. I can be Love and loving no matter what the place or condition or time or person. These are not limitations on Love. There are no limitations on Love. There are no limitations on Me, my Self.

The ego sees limitations everywhere. The ego feeds on boundaries and crossed boundaries, these artificial lines drawn in the sand that make up our human lives and relationships. They shift with the winds like desert dunes, once here, then there. What do they mean but shifting demarcations, almost indistinguishable from one another except for their impermanence, their ceaseless change.

What then my Life, the one I desire to see, the one of ceaseless joy. This is the Life I choose to realize. I do not know how to manifest this Life, for this is not of ego. I give to Holy Spirit the burden of placing my Life in order for my highest good. This burdens me for I don't know my best interest and would worry what it is.

This is no burden for Holy Spirit. This is Holy Spirit's joy. I rest in the peace that Holy Spirit has everything in order, sees that the Divine Plan is at work in my Life. I trust in this. I would follow where this leads. I am thankful I feel peaceful and joyful in this moment. Today I follow peace and joy. Today I follow what I Am to where I ought to go.

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