In practicing the lessons at the beginning of the Workbook it is again revealed to me how immaculate they are. They are very reasonable, there is nothing at all astral about them. Jesus, in A Course In Miracles, is working with your mind, your thoughts, your perception. And every lesson is perfect for the day that it is offered. As you dedicate your mind to this Course, in the consistency of the application of the lessons, you start to discover that every day will offer you exactly what you need to look at in the practice of the lesson. As you are looking at the meaninglessness of this world, you suddenly experience the total meaning you give to it. As you are offered the Peace of God, you may suddenly find yourself in tremendous conflict. Every thought, every feeling, every desire, gets multiplied and more intense, so you can look at what you are doing in your mind and let it go. Amazing.
Today we are again emphasizing the fact that minds are joined. This is rarely a wholly welcome idea at first, since it seems to carry with it an enormous sense of responsibility, and may even be regarded as an “invasion of privacy.” Yet it is a fact that there are no private thoughts. Despite your initial resistance to this idea, you will yet understand that it must be true if salvation is possible at all. And salvation must be possible because it is the Will of God.
You are asked to look at your resistance, to include it in with this lesson. You are never, ever, asked to pretend it is not there. There is a certain honesty that is required here, not a pretense to be holy or spiritual. Look in your mind, close your eyes and watch the thoughts that come up. As the light increases, thoughts will come up that you swore never to look at again. Let them come. You are in the darkest residue of your mind, all the dark debris floats to the surface so it can be cleaned up. Let it happen. Surrender. Apply the lesson.
I am not alone in experiencing the effects of this thought about ______.
Jesus doesn’t want you to stumble over the rocks you do not recognize, He is offering you the cleaning of your mind so you can recognize your true inheritance. There is no need to keep a corner of your mind as a hospital for pain and disaster, you can free your mind right now by simply allowing every thought to come up and release it through the application of the lesson. You are not alone in this. Jesus is right here with you, as is the Holy Spirit, as is every awakened mind that is waiting for your homecoming. Why not today?