God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him.

This post was written by DoctorJay on December 13, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

Day forty three from the ACIM workbook:

God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him.

Perception is not an attribute of God. His is the realm of knowledge. Yet He has created the Holy Spirit as the Mediator between perception and knowledge…

[] in salvation, which is the undoing of what never was, perception has a mighty purpose…

You cannot see apart from God because you cannot be apart from God…

Three five-minute practice periods are required today, one as early and one as late as possible in the day… At the beginning of these practice periods, repeat the idea for today to yourself with eyes open. Then glance around you for a short time, applying the idea specifically to what you see. Four or five subjects for this phase of the practice period are sufficient. You might say, for example:

God is my Source. I cannot see this computer apart from Him.
God is my Source. I cannot see that book apart from Him.

[] For the second and longer phase, close your eyes, repeat today’s idea again, and then let whatever relevant thoughts occur to you add to the idea in your own personal way. Thoughts such as:

I see through the eyes of forgiveness.
I see the world as blessed.
The world can show me myself.
I see my own thoughts, which are like God’s.

Any thought related more or less directly to today’s idea is suitable. The thoughts need not bear any obvious relationship to the idea, but they should not be in opposition to it.

If you find your mind wandering; if you begin to be aware of thoughts which are clearly out of accord with today’s idea, or if you seem to be unable to think of anything, open your eyes, repeat the first phase of the exercise period, and then attempt the second phase again. Do not allow any protracted period to occur in which you become preoccupied with irrelevant thoughts. Return to the first phase of the exercises as often as necessary to prevent this.

In applying today’s idea in the shorter practice periods, the form may vary according to the circumstances and situations in which you find yourself during the day. When you are with someone else, for example, try to remember to tell him silently:

God is my Source. I cannot see you apart from Him.

This form is equally applicable to strangers as it is to those you think are closer to you. In fact, try not to make distinctions of this kind at all.

I had to put a lot to explain what I had to do. I already did the first exercise before I started writing this. Closed eye thoughts:

  • God is my source I can be forgiving.
  • God is my source I can  forgive XXX.
  • God is my source I can love unconditional.
  • God is my source I am abundant and prosperous.
  • I am compassionate and kind.
  • I can serve.
  • I love unconditionally.
  • Today is going to be wonderful.

Again that web site is down. Otherwise it is a wonderful day. It is no longer raining. It is a most gorgeous Southern Californian Autumn day.

However, my wonderful wife is still sick and is resting. I just went to the bedroom and say her and said, “God is my Source. I cannot see Elaine apart from Him.”

I have just returned from the first walk in four days. During the walk:

  • I kept repeating the thought of the day
    God is my Source. I cannot see this tree apart from Him.
    God is my Source. I cannot see this house apart from Him.
    I kept repeating  the thought and was meditating as I walked – I did a certain chakra meditation that I have developed myself – it is called from the mother to the father – earth to heaven meditation. I’ll write about it later on. The point here is that I combined the affirmations of that meditation with the idea that God is my source.
    The walk was fantastic. I felt real good.
    I was in deep  thought when I heard something behind me. It was two small dogs. I normally get along with large dogs but small dogs somehow bark at me and nip at me. However, these two puppies minded their own business. I gently said, “God is my source. Go to you home. ” To my surprise the dogs immediately turned round and ran back to a side street – presumably going back home.
    Another interesting thing is that my knees hurt and when I felt that I said, “God is my source. I feel my knees from him.” Immediately the pain stopped.

I did the second long exercise as a meditation and now it’s time to the last one before sleeping. In the meanwhile I went for a second walk and all looked so beautiful. Now for the third long exercise:

  • After I closed my eyes and started to say, “God is my source,” I felt a great sense of security.
    It’s as though that given that God is my source all is perfect.
    All sorts of worries and even potential disasters would cross my mind but I know the final outcome is perfect since God is my source.
    It’s a bit like my knee pain disappearing on my walk.

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