God is the light in which I see

This post was written by DoctorJay on December 15, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

From the workbook:

[] You cannot see in darkness, and you cannot make light…

In order to see, you must recognize that light is within, not without. You do not see outside yourself, nor is the equipment for seeing outside you. An essential part of this equipment is the light that makes seeing possible. It is with you always, making vision possible in every circumstance.

Today we are going to attempt to reach that light…

Have at least three practice periods today, each lasting three to five minutes. A longer time is highly recommended, but only if you find the time slipping by with little or no sense of strain. The form of practice we will use today is the most natural and easy one in the world for the trained mind, just as it seems to be the most unnatural and difficult for the untrained mind…

You might find it helpful to remind yourself, from time to time, that to reach light is to escape from darkness, whatever you may believe to the contrary. God is the light in which you see. You are attempting to reach Him.

Begin the practice period by repeating today’s idea with your eyes open, and close them slowly, repeating the idea several times more. Then try to sink into your mind, letting go every kind of interference and intrusion by quietly sinking past them. Your mind cannot be stopped in this unless you choose to stop it. It is merely taking its natural course. Try to observe your passing thoughts without involvement, and slip quietly by them.

While no particular approach is advocated for this form of exercise, what is needful is a sense of the importance of what you are doing; its inestimable value to you, and an awareness that you are attempting something very holy…

If resistance rises in any form, pause long enough to repeat today’s idea, keeping your eyes closed unless you are aware of fear. In that case, you will probably find it more reassuring to open your eyes briefly. Try, however, to return to the exercises with eyes closed as soon as possible.

If you are doing the exercises correctly, you should experience some sense of relaxation, and even a feeling that you are approaching, if not actually entering into light. Try to think of light, form less and without limit, as you pass by the thoughts of this world.

Throughout the day repeat the idea often, with eyes open or closed as seems better to you at the time. But do not forget. Above all, be determined not to forget today.

I’m not feeling too well today. I have a slight sore throat and my breathing is not to easy. I did a “God is the light in which I see” exercise first thing in the morning in a room which was dark – I saw some light. It was about three hours ago. I cannot remember much more. I’m about to do another long exercise now and I’ll report on it immediately afterward:

  • I did a meditation based on today’s thought of the day. It lasted about twenty minutes. I saw some light also remembered times before that I had seen light. It was brighter than any objective light on the outside, circular, I suppose a bit like the entrance of the tunnel of light they talk about in near death experience (NDE). The light I saw today was dim relative to the twice I saw the bright light spontaneously (not during meditation or anything else but after a long sauna while in the shower).
    I imagine I may have seen that light more than twice but I only immediately remember two occasions.
    My body was very relaxed and numb. At times my body was so relaxed it would disappear.
    If there were any disturbing thoughts they did not last long enough for me to remember.
  • Second meditation of the day –
    I got in touch with a lot of grief – a lot for my lost profession – I used to be a top software engineer and my job went overseas and I cannot get a job with more than twenty two years of schooling.
    Also I suppose being in between sick and well does not help too much.
    Anyway as I dived through lots of negative thoughts and worry I repeated that God is the light in which I see.
    I still felt the grief but the light allowed the grieving to be OK.
    Next I suddenly visualized the Cabala tree of life with the ten spheres (sephirots) on the seven chakras of the Hindu system of energy vortexes (I was going to write it as vorteces but the spell corrector disagreed with me). Anyway, I noticed that Tiferet (beauty, balance, the Christ point or Christ Consciousness) is equivalent to the heart chakra. I knew this intellectually but during this meditation I knew it intuitively – from the heart you may say.
  • Late evening and last meditation –
    Not much happened this time. I thought about some challenges and potential future problems and remembered various events from thirty five to forty years ago.
    The good news is that non of these future or past memories bothered me. But unlike this morning I did not see much if any light.

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