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Part 1

Undoing the Way We See Things Now

Lesson 52

Review of Lessons 6-10

1     (6) I am upset because I see what is not there.

        Reality is never frightening. It is impossible that it could upset me. Reality brings only perfect peace. When I am upset, it is always because I have replaced reality with illusions which I made up. The illusions are upsetting because I have given them reality, and thus regard reality as an illusion. Nothing in God’s creation is affected in any way by this confusion of mine. I am always upset by nothing.

2     (7) I see only the past.

        As I look about, I condemn the world I look upon. I call this seeing. I hold the past against everyone and everything, making them my enemies. When I have forgiven myself and remembered who I am, I will bless everyone and everything I see. There will be no past and therefore no enemies. And I will look with love on all that I had failed to see before.

3     (8) My mind is preoccupied with the past thoughts.

         I see only my own thoughts, and my mind is preoccupied with the past. What, then, can I see as it is? Let me remember that I look on the past to prevent the present from dawning on my mind. Let me understand that I am trying to use time against God. Let me learn to give the past away, realizing that in so doing I am giving up nothing.

4     (9) I see nothing as it is now.

         If I see nothing as it is now, it can truly be said that I see nothing. I can see only what is now. The choice is not whether to see past or the present; it is whether to see or not. What I have chosen to see has cost me vision. Now I would choose again, that I may see.

5     (10) My thoughts do not mean anything.

          I have no private thoughts. Yet it is only private thoughts of which I am aware. What, then, can these thoughts mean? They do not exist, and so they mean nothing. Yet my mind is part of creation and part of its Creator. Would I not rather join the thinking of the universe than to obscure all that is really mine with my pitiful and meaningless “private” thoughts?[1]

Personal Notes:

Reality is never frightening. Reality brings only perfect peace. I am so thankful for this review to remind me once again, God did not give me a spirit of fear or confusion but as stated in (2 Timothy 1:7 God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.) I choose to replace illusions with Truth. I release the past thoughts of what I thought the world, people, myself, God, Was or Did in the illusions of ego-controlled thinking and Thankfully welcome Holy Spirits guide to new and True vision of all that is good, lovely and holy in God, the world, my brothers and sisters and myself. In releasing the past, the alter of my mind is cleared to receive the True present, totally encompassed in Love. To choose Love is to choose True vision. Letting go of the meaningless, the nothingness, is NO Loss but only Gain. 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

[1] A Course in Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition

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