There is another way of looking at the world

Today’s idea is an attempt to recognize that you can shift your perception of the world in both its outer and inner aspects.

Everything is an idea. This much you have been told in A Course In Miracles. Everything you see, you experience, is the result of a thought in your mind. That makes it really simple, but that is also where your fear lies.

You think salvation lies in the idea that you are separate from God and everything around you. If you would look honestly at this idea, you would see immediately that it makes no sense. If all things are separate from you, you are in utter chaos, and you do believe that God throws dice with the universe, that your fate depends on things you have no control over, that your Creator is not all loving. Your salvation lies in the knowledge that everything that happens to you is what you receive as you have asked. What you see ‘out there’ is what is caused ‘in here’, in your mind and in your mind only. It’s very singular. There is only one mind. And that mind is you.

Merely glance casually around the world you perceive as outside yourself, then close your eyes and survey your inner thoughts with equal casualness. Try to remain equally uninvolved in both, and to maintain this detachment as you repeat the idea throughout the day.

There is another way of looking at the world.

Today you are practicing that what you perceive as outside yourself is the same as what is happening inside of you. You literally relieve yourself of any attachment to anything. You are in an active practice of freedom, every instant, and you can apply it specifically as well if you become disturbed by anything inside or outside.

There is another way of looking at this.

All the help you need is given to you right here and right now. Every request you make goes out to the universe, but the request has to be made by you. The mind training is the recognition that your mind is always active, but that you have a new purpose. In that purpose all things are given you. If you desire to meet those who are in an active experience of the Course, check out the events at Advents are happening all over the world and you are invited. Your active participation is required. Beyond simply practicing the lesson, you are asked to give away what you have received, so you can stay in the active experience of the receiving. What you give to your brother, you receive. What you keep from your brother, you keep from yourself. Stay active in this, reach out, step up. It is up to you to take the first step, God will take the final step Himself. And of that we cannot speak.