Friday, July 25, 2008

Lesson 130 It is impossible to see two worlds.


It is impossible to see two worlds.

Perception is consistent. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see. Your values are determiners of this, for what you value you must want to see, believing what you see is really there. No one can see a world his mind has not accorded value. And no one can fail to look upon what he believes he wants.

Yet who can really hate and love at once? Who can desire what he does not want to have reality? And who can choose to see a world of which he is afraid? Fear must make blind, for this its weapon is: That which you fear to see you cannot see. Love and perception thus go hand in hand, but fear obscures in darkness what is there.

What, then, can fear project upon the world? What can be seen in darkness that is real? Truth is eclipsed by fear, and what remains is but imagined. Yet what can be real in blind imaginings of panic born? What would you want that this is shown to you? What would you wish to keep in such a dream?

Fear has made everything you think you see. All separation, all distinctions, and the multitude of differences you believe make up the world. They are not there. Love's enemy has made them up. Yet love can have no enemy, and so they have no cause, no being and no consequence. They can be valued, but remain unreal. They can be sought, but they can not be found. Today we will not seek for them, nor waste this day in seeking what can not be found.

It is impossible to see two worlds which have no overlap of any kind. Seek for the one; the other disappears. But one remains. They are the range of choice beyond which your decision cannot go. The real and the unreal are all there are to choose between, and nothing more than these.

Today we will attempt no compromise where none is possible. The world you see is proof you have already made a choice as all-embracing as its opposite. What we would learn today is more than just the lesson that you cannot see two worlds. It also teaches that the one you see is quite consistent from the point of view from which you see it. It is all a piece because it stems from one emotion, and reflects its source in everything you see.

Six times today, in thanks and gratitude, we gladly give five minutes to the thought that ends all compromise and doubt, and go beyond them all as one. We will not make a thousand meaningless distinctions, nor attempt to bring with us a little part of unreality, as we devote our minds to finding only what is real.

Begin your searching for the other world by asking for a strength beyond your own, and recognizing what it is you seek. You do not want illusions. And you come to these five minutes emptying your hands of all the petty treasures of this world. You wait for God to help you, as you say:

It is impossible to see two worlds. Let me accept the strength God offers me and see no value in this world, that I may find my freedom and deliverance.

God will be there. For you have called upon the great unfailing power which will take this giant step with you in gratitude. Nor will you fail to see His thanks expressed in tangible perception and in truth. You will not doubt what you will look upon, for though it is perception, it is not the kind of seeing that your eyes alone have ever seen before. And you will know God's strength upheld you as you made this choice.

Dismiss temptation easily today whenever it arises, merely by remembering the limits of your choice. The unreal or the real, the false or true is what you see and only what you see. Perception is consistent with your choice, and hell or Heaven comes to you as one.

Accept a little part of hell as real, and you have damned your eyes and cursed your sight, and what you will behold is hell indeed. Yet the release of Heaven still remains within your range of choice, to take the place of everything that hell would show to you. All you need say to any part of hell, whatever form it takes, is simply this:

It is impossible to see two worlds. I seek my freedom and deliverance, and this is not a part of what I want.

The Following is Forwarded from

-Lesson 130
“It is impossible to see two worlds.”

To the ego It is frightening to be told that there is nothing of value in this world. When we identify with the ego thought system this brings up feelings of despair, depression, anguish and loss of all hope. The ego responds with the idea, “If there is nothing of value in this world, why go on living?” It may even offer a typically insane solution by suggesting to just end it all by killing the body.

Since it is impossible to see two worlds, the ego’s reaction to the idea that this world has no value is inevitable. The ego cannot see the real world, where all true value lies. Having made only the valueless, the ego’s only hope is to give value to empty forms so that they might seem real. The ego defends these empty forms because they are the basis of its existence. They all represent the core idea that separation and differences are real. Without this, the ego ceases to exist.

Thankfully, we are not left with simply being told there is no value in this world. We are offered the means by which to see the world in which real value and all meaning lie. We are also told that God offers us His strength to help us see this world. We not only don’t have to do it alone, but we are not alone. What is offered us here is a gift so magnificent that when we recognize it fully, we will drop all ego values with utter relief and without hesitation.

It is the process of exchanging the empty values we have given this world for the value of the real world that gives meaning now to our daily life. Each time we are able to see a glimmer of Light in a brother we called enemy, we move a step closer to experiencing the profound joy of remembering our Self, which has never forgotten the real world. This is the way out of the dream of death. This is how we return to the awareness of our eternal Life in God. This is how we find the perfect happiness that brings the end of all despair, dismay and depression.

Every day is now a gift, an opportunity to remove one more barrier to the awareness of Love’s presence, an opportunity to extend Love and therefore experience Love’s Reality. Depression is replaced by joy, conflict is replaced by peace and fear is replaced by love. This is the benefit of asking for God’s strength to help us see the real world and release us from the world we truly do not want. It offers us the real world which lies at the gate of Heaven. Our only function now is to let go of all those false ideas, not in fear nor despair nor hopelessness, but in joy and safety and trust that here we find Home, knowing that we prepare ourselves for God’s gentle Hand to lift us back to Heaven.

Jesus reminds us in this lesson that this world was made by fear. It is a world of separation, which is insane. Sanity comes with return to the awareness of oneness. Sanity comes with being willing to open to the strength of God, which helps us let go of seeing any value in this world of separation.

Opening to God’s strength is the only way out of this fearful world we made. Trusting in the strength of God instead of trusting in the answers this world provides gives us the eternal answer. Putting our belief in separate bodies just prolongs the insanity. Opening to God’s strength helps us see the eternal Love and Light that lie beyond the mask of the body.

Frequently today my job is to open to God’s strength. It is only through the strength of God that I am able to see past the fearful images belief in separation evokes. Jesus tells me God will be there. God’s strength and peace are mine. My job is to have an accepting, open mind to make room for the truth. This is my job today.

My ego certainly doesn't want this. As the realization of what this lesson learned would mean to me dawned on my mind, my ego started shrieking objections. The loudest was that I could never in this lifetime do this. There is no hope of accomplishing perception entirely based on love; I should just give up.

It is good news that I do not accept what my ego is saying. I am not totally unaffected by the fear and doubt it raises, but I am unwilling to accept defeat. I will practice the lesson all day. I will keep doing the lessons every day. No matter what the appearances, I will not quit. I feel relief that I am not unsupported in my efforts, that there is a Higher Power guiding me. I really believe that Spirit will prevail and that belief brings me hope and comfort.

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