The exciting thing about A Course In Miracles is that everything changes in an instant. Literally in the blink of an eye there is a whole new configuration and it is happening in you. This is the power of your mind. It can move mountains, it can part the sea, because in God all things are possible and you were created by God in His Likeness.
Today you are looking at your attack thoughts and the result that they give you. It is quite obvious by now, or it should be, that everything that happens to you is by your choice. By allowing for attack thoughts, by giving them power, you are stating your vulnerability and denying your invulnerability.
It is surely obvious that if you can be attacked you are not invulnerable. You see attack as a real threat. That is because you believe that you can really attack. And what would have effects through you must also have effects on you.
It starts with your decision, with your belief, it always does. Cause and effect are not apart. You believe you can attack and so you simultaneously believe that you can be attacked. This happens in one instant and now you proceed from that belief. You are trapped. Thank God for A Course In Miracles and the clarity of its message.
Because your attack thoughts will be projected, you will fear attack. And if you fear attack, you must believe that you are not invulnerable. Attack thoughts therefore make you vulnerable in your own mind, which is where the attack thoughts are. Attack thoughts and invulnerability cannot be accepted together. They contradict each other.
It’s not outside of you, because nothing is outside of you. Everything you experience is happening in your mind.
Nothing except your thoughts can attack you. Nothing except your thoughts can make you think you are vulnerable. And nothing except your thoughts can prove to you this is not so.
Look at it for a moment and you will see the complete reasonableness of it. Your thoughts make up the whole world you see, your thoughts are a continuous story of a sequentiality of time. One thought, after another, after another, following each other in a continuous movie reel that plays inside your head. It is up to you to stop it, it’s up to you to say, “No more.” In that one instant where your mind is empty, God enters in. He has been there all along, but while you were preoccupying your mind with thoughts about past and future you could not feel His presence and the Gifts that He offers you.
The practice period should begin with repeating the idea for today, then closing your eyes and reviewing the unresolved questions whose outcomes are causing you concern. The concern may take the form of depression, worry, anger, a sense of imposition, fear, foreboding or preoccupation. Any problem as yet unsettled that tends to recur in your thoughts during the day is a suitable subject.
Look at this offering, it is the complete release from depression, worry, anger, fear or preoccupation. You have the key in your hand right now for a day wherein you trust completely in God without any concern. Simply apply the lesson for today and allow it to work in you. It will work. God is here and He is complete Love.
I am concerned about ___.
I am afraid ___ will happen.
That thought is an attack upon myself.
Wow! The power is in you to let go of all thoughts of attack today, this instant. All you have to do is be willing. You don’t have to believe the idea, you don’t even have to believe that it will work, just apply it. Let it work in you. Let it amaze and surprise you as it reveals the truth of itself to you. Miracles are offered you today, they are all around you. They are the most natural thing in the world. They are, in fact, the only natural thing in this world. They are your birthright.