The idea for today is the springboard for vision. From this idea will the world open up before you, and you will look upon it and see in it what you have never seen before. Nor will what you saw before be even faintly visible to you.
It’s so beautifully expressed: today’s idea is the springboard for vision. You can see yourself on the springboard, jumping right into Heaven. Notice how it doesn’t say ‘a springboard’, it is ‘the springboard’. Today’s lesson is the thought that returns the memory of your Self to you.
Today we are trying to use a new kind of “projection.” We are not attempting to get rid of what we do not like by seeing it outside. Instead, we are trying to see in the world what is in our minds, and what we want to recognize is there. Thus, we are trying to join with what we see, rather than keeping it apart from us. That is the fundamental difference between vision and the way you see.
It starts with the recognition that what you are doing now, how you are seeing now, is not giving you the result that you want. Somewhere you are tired of the reflection that you are getting of pain, sickness and death. And the only way to see things differently is by taking full responsibility for what you are seeing and by changing your mind about it. This is an inward happening, it has nothing to do with the images you see. Decide what you want to see, decide the result you want, and everything shifts accordingly. Cause and effect are not apart. It starts in you, the cause, and reflects to the world, the effect. You can see the purpose of the universe in everything that catches your eye, and that is still the best thing that you have ever been told. Your eyes don’t truly see, it is your decision beyond the eyes that makes up your perception.
Real vision is not only unlimited by space and distance, but it does not depend on the body’s eyes at all. The mind is its only source.
These are incredible sentences in and of themselves. A Course In Miracles is full of great zingers like these. Real vision has nothing to do with time and space, and so today you apply the lesson to what you see and what is beyond your sight. This gives you a glimpse of the power of your mind, the power of your thoughts to affect everything that you even think of. You can indeed move mountains, if you only believe. It starts with vision and it ends with vision.
God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.