What I see is a form of vengeance

This post was written by DoctorJay on November 22, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles,A Course In Miracles - workbook

From the book:

Today’s idea accurately describes the way anyone who holds attack thoughts in his mind must see the world. Having projected his anger onto the world, he sees vengeance about to strike at him. His own attack is thus perceived as self defense.

Look at the world about you at least five times today, for at least a minute each time. As your eyes move slowly from one object to another, from one body to another, say to yourself:

“I see only the perishable.”
“I see nothing that will last.”
“What I see is a form of vengeance.”

At the end of each practice period, ask yourself:

“Is this the world I really want to see?”

The answer is surely obvious.

Before I do the first exercise I remember part of the text (the theory of A course in Miracles in which the author explains that when the Old Testament has, “Vengeance is mine, says the Lord,” it means leave all judgment to God, and that’s fine by me because so many times in the past I have judged (prejudged) and I have been wrong.

And I’m talking about small as well as large prejudgments. It may thinking a day was going to be cloudy (literally or figuratively)  and it ended up being sunny or the other way round. I  suppose all these are projections and forms of vengeance.

Later I was brushing one of our cats and I was regretting the fact that the cat is getting old and will die (perishable and impermanent).  I immediately remembered the thought for today and saw this as a form of vengeance. The rest of the day was good even though objectively there were quite a few negative and frustrating events.

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Peace and love…


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