God is in everything I see.
W-pI.29.1. The idea for today explains why you can see all purpose in everything. 2 It explains why nothing is separate, by itself or in itself. 3 And it explains why nothing you see means anything. 4 In fact, it explains every idea we have used thus far, and all subsequent ones as well. 5 Today’s idea is the whole basis for vision.
W-pI.29.2. You will probably find this idea very difficult to grasp at this point. 2 You may find it silly, irreverent, senseless, funny and even objectionable. 3 Certainly God is not in a table, for example, as you see it. 4 Yet we emphasized yesterday that a table shares the purpose of the universe. 5 And what shares the purpose of the universe shares the purpose of its Creator.
W-pI.29.3. Try then, today, to begin to learn how to look on all things with love, appreciation and open-mindedness. 2 You do not see them now. 3 Would you know what is in them? 4 Nothing is as it appears to you. 5 Its holy purpose stands beyond your little range. 6 When vision has shown you the holiness that lights up the world, you will understand today’s idea perfectly. 7 And you will not understand how you could ever have found it difficult.
W-pI.29.4. Our six two-minute practice periods for today should follow a now familiar pattern: Begin with repeating the idea to yourself, and then apply it to randomly chosen subjects about you, naming each one specifically. 2 Try to avoid the tendency toward self-directed selection, which may be particularly tempting in connection with today’s idea because of its wholly alien nature. 3 Remember that any order you impose is equally alien to reality.
W-pI.29.5. Your list of subjects should therefore be as free of self-selection as possible. 2 For example, a suitable list might include:
3 God is in this coat hanger.
4 God is in this magazine.
5 God is in this finger.
6 God is in this lamp.
7 God is in that body.
8 God is in that door.
9 God is in that waste basket.
10 In addition to the assigned practice periods, repeat the idea for today at least once an hour, looking slowly about you as you say the words unhurriedly to yourself. 11 At least once or twice, you should experience a sense of restfulness as you do this.
No wonder I can see everything differently. No wonder everything has something to show me; something beautiful and clean and of infinite value, full of happiness and hope. No wonder everything has purpose. And, no wonder any image I look upon can, with vision, show me the same thing. It is all the same thing. It is God.
How can that be? Is everything the substance of God just made to seem as if it is form? Maybe, but maybe that is not what he means. For today, I am going to let go of the need to understand and simply accept that this is somehow mysteriously and wonderfully true. I am asking to see this, and maybe it is not something I see with my eyes, but to never the less see with vision what Jesus is telling me is true.
I am doing this as Jesus directs because he strongly emphasized the importance of this less when he said: 5 Today’s idea is the whole basis for vision. I remember he said in an earlier lesson that we do not see with our eyes, that they are only image-makers and these images are reflections of our thoughts. Hidden under all my ideas about these images their real purpose, the purpose they share with all the universe and with its Creator is there for me to know.
Jesus says that we can see. We see in a different way and this he calls vision. I want vision. I want to see what there is to see when my whole mind is not focused on the images I made with my thoughts. I want to see the holiness that lights up the world. I long to see. Above all else, I want to see. And so, I ask for vision. And I will do my part. I will do this. I will “Try then, today, to begin to learn how to look on all things with love, appreciation and open-mindedness.”