C 4: II. The Ego and False Autonomy, P 11

II. The Ego and False Autonomy, P 11

11 It cannot be emphasized too often that correcting perception is merely a temporary expedient. It is necessary only because misperception is a block to knowledge, while accurate perception is a stepping-stone towards it. The whole value of right perception lies in the inevitable realization that all perception is unnecessary. This removes the block entirely. You may ask how this is possible as long as you appear to be living in this world. That is a reasonable question. You must be careful, however, that you really understand it. Who is the “you” who are living in this world? Spirit is immortal, and immortality is a constant state. It is as true now as it ever was or ever will be, because it implies no change at all. It is not a continuum, nor is it understood by being compared to an opposite. Knowledge never involves comparisons. That is its main difference from everything else the mind can grasp.


I have to stop once in a while and remind myself what perception really is. The dictionary defines it as a neurological process of observation and interpretation. Interpretation implies that it could be more than one meaning depending on how I see it. Once ego is undone, there will be no more interpretation. All will be known and the known will never change. I am so accustomed to variation and comparison that I hardly know how to describe certainty, but I am learning.

For the most part, my mind has been focused solely on correcting my misperceptions. I know that my aim is to undo the ego, or to put it another way, to remove the blocks to Love’s presence. I have seldom thought past that because it was for me, an all-consuming job. But Jesus doesn’t want us to lose sight of the end game. Yes, we are to allow our perceptions to be corrected, but ultimately, all perception becomes unnecessary.

As I asked the Holy Spirit to heal my mind (correct my perceptions) I was building a bridge. My right perceptions brought me to a point that I was ready for all perception to be released. In my mind, I have seen this as me being taught the truth, then when I had enough clarity to want more, being led to something else.

There is still a bit more work to do, more undoing of the ego, but I have taken a leap recently. I have shifted from the ego self to something else, not entirely clear yet, but getting there. I accept my true nature, and though the ego mind still offers me my old self, I don’t slip right back into character as before, I am not so easily confused. I choose to remain in the Kingdom, to remain my true self.

When the mind is completely healed of all misperception, I will know me and there will be no confusion about who I am. I won’t be a better Myron. I won’t be Myron with clarity. I will know myself as spirit, and I will know all there is to know and perception will become inconceivable.

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