Perception is not an attribute of God. His is the realm of knowledge. Yet He has created the Holy Spirit as the Mediator between perception and knowledge. Without this link with God, perception would have replaced knowledge forever in your mind. With this link with God, perception will become so changed and purified that it will lead to knowledge. That is its function as the Holy Spirit sees it. Therefore, that is its function in truth.
As you read A Course In Miracles and practice the workbook, you start to realize that the body’s eyes don’t see at all. The first 50 lessons in the workbook direct you to the awareness that what you see is meaningless, that you look only with a past reference, therefore you can’t understand anything you see. It’s pretty uncompromising. You, as you experience yourself, are not seeing at all. You are merely looking at reflections of ideas in your own mind.
In God you cannot see. Perception has no function in God, and does not exist. Yet in salvation, which is the undoing of what never was, perception has a mighty purpose. Made by the Son of God for an unholy purpose, it must become the means for the restoration of his holiness to his awareness. Perception has no meaning. Yet does the Holy Spirit give it a meaning very close to God’s. Healed perception becomes the means by which the Son of God forgives his brother, and thus forgives himself.
You have been told that you are dreaming, and that you are the dreamer of the dream. That everything you thought was real, are actually things that you have made up and then projected outside of you. This mindtraining is not for the faint of heart. Are you willing to look at what you have made up and recognize its unreality? Everything that you have used to maintain the illusion can now be used, through the Holy Spirit, for your awakening. What you have made for an unholy purpose, can now be redirected to a holy purpose. You can see things differently, simply by changing your mind. You are not alone in this. You get all the help in the universe.
You cannot see apart from God because you cannot be apart from God. Whatever you do you do in Him, because whatever you think, you think with His Mind. If vision is real, and it is real to the extent to which it shares the Holy Spirit’s purpose, then you cannot see apart from God.
The offering of the workbook lesson is a sentence you can say to yourself all through the day. A reminder. A refocusing, A redirection. A remembering. To know again that you are as God created you. Not just in words, but in experience. With eyes open:
God is my Source. I cannot see this desk apart from Him
God is my Source. I cannot see that picture apart from Him.
With eyes closed:
I see through the eyes of forgiveness.
I see the world as blessed.
The world can show me myself.
You change your mind, inward, and you see things differently, outward. Cause and effect. You are the cause of what you see. You think it, then project it outward, and now it seems to be outside of you. Amazing, isn’t it. You may not believe it, it may seem to outrageous, but it is the fact of the matter and it is your salvation. When you recognize the power of your mind (to move mountains is the least you can do), you realize the importance of mindtraining.
God is my Source. I cannot see you apart from Him.
God is my Source. I cannot see this apart from Him.
I see my own thoughts, which are like God’s.