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Part 1

Undoing the Way We See Things Now

Lesson 34

I could see peace instead of this.

The idea for today begins to describe the conditions which prevail in the other way of seeing. Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter. It must begin in your own thoughts and then extend outward. It is from your peace of mind that a peaceful perception of the world arises.

     2 Three longer practice periods are required for today’s exercises. One in the morning and one in the evening is advised, with an additional one to be undertaken at any time in between that seems most conducive to readiness. All applications should be done with your eyes closed. It is your inner world to which the applications should be made.

     3 Some five minutes of mind searching are required for each of the longer practice periods. Search your mind for fear thoughts, anxiety-provoking situations, “offending” personalities, or anything else about which you are harboring unloving thoughts.

     4 Note each one casually, repeating the idea for today slowly as you watch them arise in your mind, and let each one go to be replaced by the next. If you begin to experience difficulty in thinking of specific subjects, continue to repeat the idea to yourself in an unhurried manner, without applying it to anything in particular. Be sure, however, not to make any specific exclusions.

     5 The shorter applications are to be frequent, and made whenever you feel your peace of mind is threatened in any way. The purpose is to protect yourself from temptation throughout the day. If a specific form of temptation arises in your awareness, the exercise should take this form:

I could see peace in this situation instead of what I now see in it.

If the inroads on your peace of mind take the form of more generalized adverse emotions, such as depression, anxiety, or a vague sense of worry, use the idea in its original form.

     6 If you find you need more than one application of today’s idea to help you change your mind in any specific context, try to take several minutes and devote them to repeating the idea until you feel some sense of relief. It will help you if you tell yourself specifically:

I can replace my feelings of depression, anxiety, or worry [or my thoughts about this situation or personality] with peace.

Personal Notes:  I could see peace instead of this. I know this to be true, Jesus said it! And I believe it! I’m just needing to put a few more quite time slots in today to reinforce this truth in my mind. I am so thankful for being led to this Study Course and help of Holy Spirit to guide me on the steps of undoing the way I see things now. I can replace my feelings of anxiety, worry, thoughts about apparent situations and abrasive personalities, by seeing and identifying them for the lie and nothingness that they are, releasing them and replacing them with the only Truth there really is. The Love, Mercy, Grace, Peace that passes All understanding in Christ Jesus. 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

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