What I think affects all – I’m responsible

This post was written by DoctorJay on December 24, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook,unconditional love

From day fifty four of A Course in Miracles workbook (my comments in Italics):

(16) I have no neutral thoughts.

Neutral thoughts are impossible because all thoughts have power. [] thoughts cannot be without effects… My thoughts cannot be neither true nor false. They must be one or the other. What I see shows me which they are.
Again I suppose logical thoughts one plus one makes two or two atoms of hydrogen plus one of oxygen combine to make water may be neutral thoughts. What you do with these thoughts are not.

(17) I see no neutral things.

[] the world I see as the representation of my own state of mind. I know that my state of mind can change. And so I also know the world I see can change as well.
So true – my attitude toward things have changed. I see things in a better light.

(18) I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing.

If I have no private thoughts, I cannot see a private world. Even the mad idea of separation had to be shared before it could form the basis of the world I see…
I live in the consensus reality world of duality.
When I treat others well – they will treat others well.
Perhaps even people can pick up the peace and calm of my aura/vibes or simple it is my body language and inner smile and unconditional love they pick up. I’m sure if I have fears and worries these are picked up too.

(19) I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts.

I am alone in nothing. Everything I think or say or do teaches all the universe…

(20) I am determined to see.

Recognizing the shared nature of my thoughts, I am determined to see. I would look upon the witnesses that show me the thinking of the world has been changed. I would behold the proof that what has been done through me has enabled love to replace fear, laughter to replace tears, and abundance to replace loss. I would look upon the real world, and let it teach me that my will and the Will of God are one.
That is the purpose of life to make one’s will the same as the will of God.
However, is not all that happens by definition the will of God.
Can anything exist but God and the will of God. It’s more a question of the acceptance of the will of God or resistance – we have to remember that what we resist will persist.

I remember the beginning of A Course in Miracles:

This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary.

This is like how I have felt when having mystical experiences in deep meditation or under other rare conditions (in nature, sunsets and so on). When I’m in touch with the Source with the Ultimate Reality, everything is perfect. And at those times I know (I experience) that in reality we cannot get away from the awareness of that perfection under any circumstance.

It’s like an actor who is so into the play (maya – illusion) that she does not even notice that she is only acting. Then the intermission comes and she stops acting for a moment – she may or may not remain in character – and then the play starts and she gets back into it. But deep down she knows that she’s only acting. She can never get away from that knowledge no matter how good an actor she is.

Since today is Christmas eve I’ll post this article in the morning.

  • When I thought about no neutral thoughts – that was the on;y thought in my mind – the only thought in my awareness.
    But then I know that I have plenty of thoughts, fears worries, false beliefs, competing contradictory parts in my unconscious – outside my conscious awareness.
  • When I thought about seeing no neutral thing I spontaneously on purpose went into a Chakra meditation which took me very deep, very fast and got me into a state of unconditional love and compassion and back to consensus reality in less than five minutes.
    spontaneously on purpose – is anything really willed – does free will exist? Or is that merely another illusion?
    Again can you ever do anything which is not the thought and the will of God?
    That’s why there is no evil and all is good.
  • The next two about the effects of my thought and seeing make me responsible for my thoughts and what I see. OK everything I write about today and most days here may be paradoxically self contradictory. That may be because I’m trying to verbalize things beyond concepts and words. Also paradoxes may point to the Ultimate Reality beyond the words…
    In quantum mechanics – is it a wave? Is it a particle? Is it here and now? Is it everywhere?
  • And finally we get to positive territory again. I’m determined to see. I do want to turn around from facing the wall in Plato’s cave and start moving up the cave to the surface. But the process is full of awe.

I’ll remember today my responsibility to be at peace, full of loving kindness, and the fact that beyond all I wish to see.

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