God is in everything I see because God is in my mind

This post was written by DoctorJay on November 30, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

Day thirty and God is in my mind – this is a difficult concept for me to get. My mind is in God makes sense but God is in my mind – I’m not too sure about.

Anyway according to the workbook:

The idea for today is the springboard for vision. From this idea will the world open up before you, and you will look upon it and see in it what you have never seen before…

Today we are trying to use the new kind of projection. We are not attempting to get rid of what we do not like by seeing it outside. Instead, we are trying to see in the world what is in our minds, and what we want to recognize is there. Thus we are trying to join with what we see, rather than keeping it apart from us. That is the fundamental difference between vision and the way you see.

Today’s idea should be applied as often as possible throughout the day.

To aid in helping you to become more accustomed to this idea as well, devote several practice periods to applying today’s idea with your eyes closed, using whatever subjects come to mind, and looking within rather than without.

I’m so far just practicing by repeating the thought for the day – God is in everything I see because God is in my mind – I suppose the difficulty I have is that I believe that we are dreams of God pretending to be human. It’s maya (playacting – illusion = playing). Yet there is a part of being which is always aware that it is God.

Tat tuam Asi.

Thou art that or that you are. You are the Ultimate Reality – Atman (personal self) is Brahman (The Self – creator of the all).

Most probably it’s once more a question of semantics. Perhaps the book means God being in my mind the same as I mean by thinking that my mind (illusory) is in the mind of God. Using computer science as a metaphor – this whole universe is a set of programs run in the field of Ultimate Reality (which is the totality of the system – hardware and software).

Last time I applied the thought for today with my eyes closed while sitting on an office chair I hallucinated that I was rotating clockwise. I knew I was not moving but it felt as though I was

I’m going to do it again with my eyes closed – noting that God is in my mind: I suddenly remembered that in the Koran God speaking to humanity says, “I’m closer to you than your juggular.”

I suppose if I don’t exist (which is what I believe intellectually as the only real thing – the Ultimate Reality – is the whole shebang – the totality of whatever is as a single unity) and I’m a dream in the mind of God (as I believe) then perhaps it’s OK to say, “God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.”

I had a crazy thought (aren’t all thoughts miraculously crazy):

If I don’t exist as I believe is true, who is it that is thinking these crazy thoughts.

And don’t get me wrong. I’m in touch with consensus reality and act totally sane – for all that’s worth – which reminds of a statement by the great Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing (I may have paraphrased a lot – but the sentiment is Laing’s):

Perhaps the sanest thing to be in an insane world is to be insane.”

And again from Laing:

Who is crazier – the guy who imagines he is  a bomb or the one who is ready to bomb the world with nuclear bombs?

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