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Part 1 Undoing the Way We See Things Now

Lesson 19

I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts

The idea for today is obviously the reason why your seeing does not effect you alone. You will notice that at times the ideas related to thinking precede those related to perceiving, while at other times the order is reversed. The reason is the order does not actually matter. Thinking and its results are really simultaneous, for cause and effect are not separate.

2 Today we are again emphasizing the fact that minds are joined. This is rarely a wholly welcome idea at first, since it seems to carry with it an enormous sense of responsibility, and may even be regarded as an “invasion of privacy.” Yet it is a fact that there are no private thoughts. Despite your initial resistance to this idea, you will yet understand that it must be true if salvation is possible at all. And salvation must be possible because it is the will of God.

3 The minute or so of mind searching which today’s exercises require is to be undertaken with closed eyes. The idea is to be repeated first, and then the mind should be carefully searched for the thoughts which it contains at that time.

4 As you consider each one, name it first in terms of the central person or theme which it contains, and holding it in mind as you do so, say:

I am not alone in experiencing the effects of this thought about__________.

5 The requirement of as much indiscriminateness as possible in selecting subjects for the practice period should be quite familiar to you now, and will no longer be repeated each day, although it will occasionally be included as a reminder. Do not forget, however, that random selection of subjects for all practice periods remains essential throughout. Lack of order in this connection will ultimately make the recognition of lack of order in miracles meaningful to you.

6 Apart from the “as needed” application of the idea for today, at least three practice periods are required, shortening the length of time involved if necessary. Do not attempt more than four.

Personal Notes: I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts. I am so thankful for the lessons and exercises in this course, that actually teach you how to hear and apply the word of God to daily life in combination with face to face weekly ACIM study group of teaching and encouraging each other, I have been blessed with such heightened awareness (bit by bit) of the effects of my thoughts, on others and myself. Seeing how our minds are all joined. learning to be as indiscriminate as possible when mind searching for subjects of practice periods. Seeing how correction is bringing healing and direction to my heart, mind and soul, and also seeing the positive effect on others around me. I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts. We can choose for love or hate. I choose Love. Thank you for sharing with me. Walk in Love my friend.

God is Love

Love is God

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