ACIM Lesson 269 My sight goes forth to look upon Christ’s face. I ask for the illusion which transcends all those I made. ⁵Today I choose to see a world forgiven.
My sight goes forth to look upon Christ’s face.
1. I ask Your blessing on my sight today. ²It is the means which You have chosen to become the way to show me my mistakes, and look beyond them. ³It is given me to find a new perception through the Guide You gave to me, and through His lessons to surpass perception and return to truth. ⁴I ask for the illusion which transcends all those I made. ⁵Today I choose to see a world forgiven, in which everyone shows me the face of Christ, and teaches me that what I look upon belongs to me; that nothing is, except Your holy Son.
2. Today our sight is blessed indeed. ²We share one vision, as we look upon the face of Him Whose Self is ours. ³We are one because of Him Who is the Son of God; of Him Who is our own Identity.
Seeing Beyond the Error
I do ask God’s blessing on my sight today. I want to see with Christ Vision. I want to see the face of Christ in everyone. I will pay attention to my thoughts and reactions to others so that I can be shown the error if there is one, and if so, shown how to look beyond them. This actually happened to me this morning. I was walking in the park and there were two women coming toward me.
I felt uneasy as I realized that none of us were wearing masks but then I saw they were veering off the path. One of them looked up and smiled at me and I smiled back and felt happy and I was glad we weren’t wearing masks. I am also aware that some people feel very differently about masking and vaccinating than I do and that’s OK. What I stay vigilant for is any desire to judge them or our difference in opinion. If that happens, I am quick to ask for Vision to show me the face of Christ in us all.
Christ’s vision is His gift to you. (ACIM, T-13.VIII.6:6)
Sometimes I will be asked how to see the face of Christ in another. My experience is that I cannot do this, but that I can want this and be willing to meet its conditions and it just happens. The only conditions of which I am aware is the willingness to see past the body, the personality, the words or actions of the other person, and mostly to look past my own judgments.
I don’t think I can be given the gift of Christ Vision if I am angry or projecting guilt. If I am failing to meet its conditions, I can always access this gift if I ask the Holy Spirit for a new perception. There is always another way to see, I just have to sincerely desire it and ask for it. Asking for this new way to see is how I forgive the world and let it disappear so that I can become aware of what it has hidden. It will still be an illusion I see, but it will be a transcendent illusion, one closer to reality.
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