God is in everything I see

This post was written by DoctorJay on November 29, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

From the workbook:

The idea for today explains why you can see all purpose in anything. It explains why nothing is separate, by itself or in itself. And it explains why nothing you see means anything. In fact, it explains every idea we have used thus far, and all subsequent ones as well. Today’s idea is the whole basis for vision.

Try then, today, to begin to learn how to look on all things with love, appreciation and open-mindedness. You do not see them now. Would you know what is in them? Nothing is as it appears to you. Its holy purpose stands beyond your little range. When vision has shown you the holiness that lights up the world, you will understand today’s idea perfectly. And you will not understand how you could ever have found it difficult.

Today’s idea is one that I have believed in for a long long time. But the belief has been an intellectual idea. Because of both my personal experiences and a few mystical experiences I have had and my knowledge of science especially of quantum mechanics I have believed that all is God and God is all for forty years (pantheism) although recently I have thought that panenthism (God is in everything but is more than everything) may be slightly better.

However, I don’t feel it all the time. I do my best to act upon the idea but it is because of my intellectual acceptance of the idea not because I feel the God in everyone and everything.

Of course when I’m in deep meditation I often can feel this God within all.

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As an aside – last night my keyboard on this computer broke. This morning after I saw God in the keyboard, it healed itself and now I’m using it. It was a little miracle. Another piece of interesting synchronicity happened last night. At dinner my wife told me about a book she’s reading for her book club. It is about the seige of Leningrad during the second world war. I had not heard about that siege but had heard about that of Stalingrad and the ensuing battle.

Then we watched a Masterpiece mystery  which we had recorded about three months ago. In it there was a mention of the siege of Lenengrad. Think about it the first time I hear about this I hear it twice within an hour and in circumstances when we had that program recorded for more than three months and for no apparent reson we decided last night to watch it.

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Back to today’s exercise. I was walking and saying, “God is in everything I see…”

Then I saw the following and said thus:

  • I see God in this crow with a broken wing.
  • I see God in this garbage can.
  • I see God in this sewage mancover lid.
  • I see God in this dead leave.
  • I see God in this mansion.

I cannot quite remember the exact detail as the run of “negative” things like the injured crow was longer than four. It was that everything I was looking at among the mansions ended up a run of things like the crow, garbage can and so on.

My most important observation was about the crow. I was thinking that God appears in all forms of shapes…

Today was  great day. I think I’ll use the thought God is in everything I see more often.

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