Undoing the Way We See Things Now
My attack thoughts are attacking my Invulnerability.
It is surely obvious that if you can be attacked you are not invulnerable. You see attack as a real threat. That is because you believe that you can really attack, and what would have effects through you must also have effects on you. It is this law that will ultimately save you, but you are missing it now. You must therefore learn how it can be used for your own best interests rather than against them.
2 Because your attack thoughts well be projected, you will fear attack. And if you fear attack, you must believe you are not invulnerable. Attack thoughts therefore make you vulnerable in your mind, which is where the attack thoughts are. Attack thoughts and invulnerability cannot be accepted together. They contradict each other.
3 The idea for today introduces the thought that you always attack yourself first. If attack thoughts must entail the belief that you are vulnerable, their effect is to weaken you in your own eyes. Thus they have attacked your perception of yourself. And because you believe in them, you can no longer believe in yourself. A false image of yourself has come to take the place of what you are.
4 Practice with today’s idea will help you to understand that vulnerability or invulnerability is the result of your own thoughts. Nothing except your thoughts can make you think you are vulnerable. And nothing except your thoughts can prove to you this is not so.
5 Six practice periods are required in applying today’s idea. A full two minutes should be attempted for each of them, although the time can be reduced to a minute if the discomfort is too great. Do not reduce it further.
6 The practice period should begin with repeating the idea for today, then closing your eyes and reviewing the unresolved situations whose outcome are causing you concern. The concern my take the form of depression, worry, anger, a sense of imposition, fear, foreboding, or preoccupation. Any problem as yet unsettled which tends to recur in your thoughts during the day is a suitable subject. You will not be able to use very many for any one practice period, because a longer time than usual should be spent with each one. Today’s idea should be applied as follows:
7 First, name the situation:
I am concerned about___________.
Then go over every possible outcome which has occurred to you in that connection and which has caused you concern, referring to each one quite specifically, saying:
I am afraid__________will happen.
8 If you are doing the exercises properly, you should have some five or six distressing possibilities available for each situation you use, and there may be many more. It is much more helpful to cover a few situations thoroughly than to touch on a larger number.
9 As the number of anticipated outcomes for each situation increases, you will probably find some of them, especially those which occur to you toward the end, less acceptable to you. Try however, to treat them all alike to whatever extent you can.
10 After you have named each outcome of which you are afraid, tell yourself:
That thought is an attack upon myself.
Conclude each practice period by repeating today’s idea once more.
Personal Notes: “My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability” Nothing but my thoughts can attack me and nothing but my thoughts can make me think I’m vulnerable and nothing but undoing these errors in thinking, replacing them with rightmindedness guided by our Teacher with the Truth can bring healing from my miscreation’s. This exercise is designed to help us uncover and expose to us the roots of this false image we have made of ourselves and others to be set free form the effects of this lie that bring, worry, anger, depression, fear, foreboding, preoccupation, that keep us from the wonderful life & purpose God created us to have and Be. It begins with the Undoing the way we see things now. So be brave with me my friends lets expose these shadows that go bump in the night, shine the Light of Holy Spirit on them to expose them for what they are “Nothingness”. Lets invite Holy Spirit in to be in cooperation with Him for a return to right-thinking to the Masterpiece God created us to be, as our Brother & Friend Jesus lights the way before us. This has been a very challenging step for me, it seemed to me that if I wrote down or spoke out loud my concerns and fears that I was making them more real, but in hiding them, there could be no healing only a festering and a foothold on my soul. This course has shown me that exposing them, calling them out for what they are, Lies and illusions! I can be set free from this self-inflicted torment, by always remembering to Trust God Implicitly. The Power of God Himself lives in us. He always has our best interest at heart! He is Sovereign! God Loves us. God is Love. Lets choose Love over fear. Thank you for sharing with me. Walk in Love my friend!
God is Love
Love is God