ACIM Lesson 265 Creation’s gentleness is all I see. I have indeed misunderstood the world, because I laid my sins on it and saw them looking back at me.
Creation’s gentleness is all I see.
1. I have indeed misunderstood the world, because I laid my sins on it and saw them looking back at me. ²How fierce they seemed! ³And how deceived was I to think that what I feared was in the world, instead of in my mind alone. ⁴Today I see the world in the celestial gentleness with which creation shines. ⁵There is no fear in it. ⁶Let no appearance of my sins obscure the light of Heaven shining on the world. ⁷What is reflected there is in God’s Mind. ⁸The images I see reflect my thoughts. ⁹Yet is my mind at one with God’s. ¹⁰And so I can perceive creation’s gentleness.
2. In quiet would I look upon the world, which but reflects Your Thoughts, and mine as well. ²Let me remember that they are the same, and I will see creation’s gentleness.
Choosing Christ Vision
When I look on the world with my eyes only, I see my sins reflected back at me. I see the ego world of separation where we compete with each other for all the things we idolize. I see this because it is what I want to see. I see this because it is what is in my mind. But it is not the only thing in my mind. My mind is at one with God’s and so I see what is in that Mind as well, just not with my eyes. I see with Christ Vision, the beauty and the love and peace that is in the Mind of God and in my mind as well because I am in God’s Mind.
To see with Christ Vision, I must choose that. We consciously chose to envision a world of our own, different and separate from God. To see differently, I must consciously decide that I now want to see the real world, the world that reflects the thoughts we think with God. This is a world without the fear and guilt we have projected onto it.
The Light of Heaven
I feel so peaceful and happy right now it is hard to think what it is I would have to give up in order to see differently, but I know how quickly the world changes. Well, it changes as quickly as my mind changes! So I watch my mind for judgments and attack thoughts. I watch for anger and hatred, for jealousy and fear. Those are the thoughts that darken my vision and show me a dark world. I quickly release any of those thoughts to the Holy Spirit so that the Light of Heaven shines on the world.
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