I am determined to see things differently

This post was written by DoctorJay on November 21, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

Day twenty one and I am determined to see things differently.

From the workbook:

In the practice periods, begin by repeating the idea to yourself. Then close your eyes and search your mind carefully for situations past, present or anticipated, which arouse anger in you. The anger may take the form of any reaction ranging from mild irritation to rage.

As you search your mind for all the forms in which attack thoughts present themselves, hold each one in mind and tell yourself:

“I am determined to see _____ [name of person] differently.”
“I am determined to see _____ [specify the situation] differently.”

I just did the first exercise for the day. I closed my eyes and thought about some people who I need to forgive. As I said I’m determined to see XXXX (my brother – not literally just another human being and accirding to A Course in miracles we are all brothers and sisters) differently I say him in my minds eye covered by a pink light of unconditional love…

It gave me a fantastic feeling and shivers run in my back as I remember it now and write about it. At the time it (the pink light and seeing him in a new light) just happened. It is only now that the experience is over that I’m beginning to understand its significance.

6:0o p.m. – so far it has been a frustrating day objectively – you see just because you see things differently (at least as far as I have reached) does not mean that you are detached from consensus (so called objective) reality. The day has been frustrating but it has not bothered me as much as it might have.

It’s like the other day when I had my teeth cleaned (I had very bad gingivitis and the gum cleaning is objectively extremely painful) and I hypnotized myself and had the cleaning done with no anesthesia or analgesic. It is not that I did not feel the hygienist digging in my mouth. I just did not feel it as pain. In the same way I know by consensus reality it is frustrating day or whatever, I just don’t feel bad because of it.

When I am determined to see things differently I do see things differently – not yet differently enough – still deep in illusions – but a tiny layer of the illusions has lifted.

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