This idea applies to all the thoughts of which you are aware, or become aware in the practice periods. The reason the idea is applicable to all of them is that they are not your real thoughts.
What an amazing statement. The thoughts you are having right now are not your real thoughts. That is because your thoughts about things, events or people outside of you have actually nothing to do with God. As much as you are thinking about the past or the future, your mind is really blank when you are doing this. Nothing is happening.
This aspect of the correction process began with the idea that the thoughts of which you are aware are meaningless, outside rather than within; and then stressed their past rather than their present status. Now we are emphasizing that the presence of these “thoughts” means that you are not thinking. This is merely another way of repeating our earlier statement that your mind is really a blank. To recognize this is to recognize nothingness when you think you see it. As such, it is the prerequisite for vision.
Just in case you were wondering: this really is an undoing. It is the fundamental undoing of your thought system as you have been using it until now. There was nothing going on, not ever. It was just a story, just a dream. It was already over or not even begun. All your energy went into blank mind… astonishing. But no more. Now you have decided you want to see things differently, you want only the Thought of God. Today’s lesson is a step in that direction.
My thoughts do not mean anything. This idea will help to release me from all that I now believe.
It’s an inward looking. It’s taking responsibility for your thoughts. It’s allowing a shift to happen in you, where you go from lamenting the world to the actual awakening experience. It’s not of your doing, God takes the last step. All you have to do is be willing. Show up. Do what is asked. Stop playing games. Grow up. You are responsible. Receive the help that has been given. Follow instructions. Let yourself be undone. It’s very simple, as simple as can be. Really going back to zero and be as a little child that listens to its Father. And today your Father is telling you that your thoughts do not mean anything.