Undoing the Way We See Things Now
There is another way of looking at the world.
Today’s idea is an attempt to recognize that you can shift your perception of the world in both it’s outer and inner aspects. A full five minutes should be devoted to the morning and evening applications.
2 In these practice periods, the idea should be repeated as often as you find comfortable, though unhurried applications are essential. Alternate between surveying your outer and inner perceptions, but without an abrupt sense of shifting. Merely glance casually around the world you perceive as outside yourself, then close your eyes and survey your thoughts with equal casualness. Try to remain equally uninvolved in both, and to maintain this detachment as you repeat the idea throughout the day.
3 The shorter exercise periods should be as frequent as possible. Specific applications of today’s idea should also be made immediately when any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed. For these applications, say:
There is another way of looking at this.
4 Remember to apply today’s idea the instant you are aware of distress. It may be necessary to take a minute or so to sit quietly and repeat the idea to yourself several times. Closing your eyes will probably help in this form of application.
Personal Notes: “ There is another way of looking at the world”. I have been striving to do this on a daily basis, the longer quiet times, morning and evening and throughout the day, whenever I feel distress creeping up on me, and have tried to share this idea with others around me when I see their distressful feelings bubbling up. To become aware that we can shift our perceptions of our inner and outer world (What a Blessed Gift of God) is like seeing Holy Instances pop up, like a bright ray of light of Love shining on this instant in time. As things present themselves to me during the day, to apply this idea/exercise, when I immediately remember to Stop and say, “There is another way of looking at this!” And applying The Love of Jesus to thought, word and deed. I have joyfully noticed the severity and length of time of disturbance (feelings of pain, despair, anger, hopelessness, rejection, unworthiness) in myself, others, and the atmosphere, dramatically decreased and disperse. It is a process. I am so thankful of all the efforts and dedication of those in obedience to the call of Jesus on their lives, that scribed and published a form of applying the Word, the Will, and the Truth of our Heavenly Father to the here and now, and an extra shout of gratitude for the gift of study buddies to help us stay focused and on track. I pray for all my brothers, sisters, and myself, for continued guidance, wisdom, discernment, protection, and illumination of purpose in The Way, The Truth, The Life in Christ Jesus, Amen. Thank you for sharing with me. Walk in Love my friend!
God is Love
Love is God
I choose Love