Lesson 53 2021

Lesson 53

Today we will review the following:

Let’s get out of maze of the illusional world!

W-pI.53.1. (11) My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.

2 Since the thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything, the world that pictures them can have no meaning. 3 What is producing this world is insane, and so is what it produces. 4 Reality is not insane, and I have real thoughts as well as insane ones. 5 I can therefore see a real world, if I look to my real thoughts as my guide for seeing.

My mind is split. The split off part is filled with meaningless thoughts that are producing form in a world made for that purpose. Because the world was sourced by meaningless thoughts, it is meaningless and insane. But reality is not insane and I have real thoughts, therefore I can see a real world. I want to see a real world so I am willing to release these meaningless thoughts and let my real thoughts fill my mind. I do my part as I look with the Holy Spirit at the thoughts causing the world and accept the healing He offers me. It is all in the mind and so to change anything, I must change my mind.

W-pI.53.2. (12) I am upset because I see a meaningless world.

2 Insane thoughts are upsetting. 3 They produce a world in which there is no order anywhere. 4 Only chaos rules a world that represents chaotic thinking, and chaos has no laws. 5 I cannot live in peace in such a world. 6 I am grateful that this world is not real, and that I need not see it at all unless I choose to value it. 7 And I do not choose to value what is totally insane and has no meaning.

Ultimately, I will awaken from this world and it will disappear. In the meantime, I keep clearing my mind with the Holy Spirit’s help and I awaken in the world. It is from this perspective that I look on a happier world, not because the illusion has changed, but because my mind has changed.

Here is a very simple example of how this happens. I used to be very afraid for my children. I worried about them all the time. If I heard an ambulance, I would call to see where they were and if they were ok. It was insane. I kept giving the Holy Spirit these thoughts and allowing Him to enlighten me as to the root cause of my fears. I then accepted His healing. This took a long time to complete but now my world is very different.

Now when I hear a siren, I utter a quick prayer for the responders and whoever they are going to help. It never occurs to me to check that my children are safe. What I know now is that this world is an illusion and that my children and everyone else are perfectly safe in the Mind of God. When I pray for someone now, my prayer is the absolute certainty that this is true.

W-pI.53.3. (13) A meaningless world engenders fear.

2 The totally insane engenders fear because it is completely undependable, and offers no grounds for trust. 3 Nothing in madness is dependable. 4 It holds out no safety and no hope. 5 But such a world is not real. 6 I have given it the illusion of reality, and have suffered from my belief in it. 7 Now I choose to withdraw this belief, and place my trust in reality. 8 In choosing this, I will escape all the effects of the world of fear, because I am acknowledging that it does not exist.

I have not reached the level of healing that leaves me completely free of all effects of the world of fear, but I have come a long way toward this. I can slip into the story of Myron once in a while, experiencing it as if it were actually happening and as if I were in the body that is Myron in the story. But there is also an equal or greater certainty that this is temporary madness and will not last. I begin immediately to make my way back to sanity. Insanity is hard to bear once free of it.

W-pI.53.4. (14) God did not create a meaningless world.

2 How can a meaningless world exist if God did not create it? 3 He is the Source of all meaning, and everything that is real is in His Mind. 4 It is in my mind too, because He created it with me. 5 Why should I continue to suffer from the effects of my own insane thoughts, when the perfection of creation is my home? 6 Let me remember the power of my decision, and recognize where I really abide.

We have done a stupendous job of making up a world where we can be something impossible. Not in reality, of course, but we can have the experience of it. I’m not sure exactly why it is we thought this was a good idea, but I do know that I have changed my mind. Our power of decision made the world and continues to make it seem real in every minute. Our power of decision can undo the world and give us a happy dream and then the end of the dream.

Every day and all through the day, I ask for more clarity. I want to see everything in my mind that is keeping the illusion in place. I want the opportunity to release it. Sometimes, because of my request, awareness is sharpened and I see many errors. I might wind up asking what the heck is wrong with me? Where did all these judgment or attack thoughts come from? Then I remember that I asked for them. Hahaha. It’s fine. They are just thoughts from the ego mind and cannot hurt me. And unless I value them, they will be undone for me.

W-pI.53.5. (15) My thoughts are images that I have made.

2 Whatever I see reflects my thoughts. 3 It is my thoughts that tell me where I am and what I am. 4 The fact that I see a world in which there is suffering and loss and death shows me that I am seeing only the representation of my insane thoughts, and am not allowing my real thoughts to cast their beneficent light on what I see. 5 Yet God’s way is sure. 6 The images I have made cannot prevail against Him because it is not my will that they do so. 7 My will is His, and I will place no other gods before Him.

For a while, I was distracted by the political situation in our country. I watched the news and I judged everything. I worried and I got angry. It all looked so hopeless and there seemed to be nothing anyone could do that would correct things. But those were not the only thoughts in my mind. I also had the thought that this was skewed thinking and that I didn’t have to believe these thoughts.

I began to ask for healing and to accept it. I stopped judging what was happening and who I thought was responsible. I stopped worrying and I was no longer angry. I asked for further healing and I began to see everyone involved as innocent no matter what the characters in the story were doing. I prayed for more healing and then I started loving everyone and praying they would be guided and would know their worth. The world stopped looking like a scary place. The only thing that changed was my mind. I had released my own personal will so that I could join with the Will of God which is my true will.