Your chains are your illusions

This post was written by DoctorJay on December 27, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook,forgiveness,unconditional love

Our illusions of fear, lack of love and turmoil imprison us and stop us from seeing the reality of peace, unconditional love and forgiveness…

Day fifty seven and another five days are reviewed – my comments in Italics:

(31) I am not the victim of the world I see.

[] The prison door is open. I can leave simply by walking out.
This reminds me of the Devil card of the Tarot. The card is about the dangers of materialism. Here there are a man and a woman with chains around their necks. If you examine the picture carefully you’ll notice that in fact the chains hang loosely around the couple’s necks. At any moment they can simply take them off and leave being enchained by consensus reality of materialism.

(32) I have invented the world I see.

I made up the prison in which I see myself. All I need do is recognize this and I am free…
It takes much more than this  – we need to change the world we see and so far this is not that easy for me.
I am more peaceful but then I was way more peaceful a long, long time ago when I was young and irresponsible and smoked hashish.

(33) There is another way of looking at the world.

Since the purpose of the world is not the one I ascribed to it, there must be another way of looking at it…

(34) I could see peace instead of this.

When I see the world as a place of freedom, I realize that it reflects the laws of God instead of the rules I made up for it to obey. I will understand that peace, not war, abides in it. And I will perceive that peace also abides in the hearts of all who share this place with me.

(35) My mind is part of God’s. I am very holy.

[] The world I look upon has taken on the light of my forgiveness, and shines forgiveness back at me… I begin to understand the holiness of all living things, including myself, and their oneness with me.

This last affirmation (thought for the day) I love – just that my mind is part of God’s not that I should be holy or not. It is more about I do not exist (the ego in a bag of skin is an illusion). So for today I’ll concentrates more on this.

My mind is part of God’s, I can see peace, forgive and be unconditionally loving.

I suppose ultimately that’s all that matters. That’s the source of all miracles. When you can accept whatever happens in a Zen attitude and have compassion for all sentient beings and for that matter for all non-sentient entities. OK all is in God including the hot coffee that I just drank burning myself and my burned tongue.

So knowing through experience that my mind is part of God’s mind my burning stops…

And if it had not – it would still have been good – and that’s what makes life so wonderful…

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