Introduction, P 3
3 You make by projection, but God creates by extension. The cornerstone of God’s creation is you, for His thought system is light. Remember the Rays that are there unseen. The more you approach the center of His thought system, the clearer the light becomes. The closer you come to the foundation of the ego’s thought system, the darker and more obscure becomes the way. Yet even the little spark in your mind is enough to lighten it. Bring this light fearlessly with you, and bravely hold it up to the foundation of the ego’s thought system. Be willing to judge it with perfect honesty. Open the dark cornerstone of terror on which it rests, and bring it out into the light. There you will see that it rested on meaninglessness, and that everything of which you have been afraid was based on nothing.
Jesus tells us that we must look at our dark thoughts with the Holy Spirit before they can be removed, and in this paragraph he explains it in a different way. He says that the ego thought system is dark, while God’s thought system is light. The closer we get to the center of His thought system, the clearer the light becomes, and the closer we get to the ego system, the darker and more obscure becomes the way.
But, while the Great Rays may be unseen, we do have a little spark in our mind, and it is enough. We can approach the darkness in our minds with confidence as we hold this light to the ego’s dark foundation. I am reminded of the song that says, “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.” So what does this look like in my life?
I woke up in the night with a bad headache. I lay there watching my thoughts about this. I moved toward the ego and thought how often this happens, and how often I have other pains and misery in the body. I thought how often I have tried to see this differently and yet, here it is again. I felt discouraged by the whole thing. I wondered what it all means and thought I should just get up and take an aspirin, and what difference does it make anyway.
Then I shined my little light on these dark thoughts and I waited for the light to show me what the darkness had hidden. I began to notice A Course in Miracles playing on my iPod. As I listened, I felt soothed and then encouraged by the words I was hearing. The headache receded to the background and no longer felt important. Again, I thought about getting an aspirin, but decided to wait to see if I really needed it. I fell back to sleep listening to Jesus’ words.
I woke up happy, the confusion and darkness of the ego thought system shined away. I sit here now writing about this and feeling waves of peace and joy flowing through me. I didn’t need a lot of words or explanations last night. I just needed to experience the Light of God shining in me, and that was enough to know everything else was meaningless.