Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook
I will do today’s exercise although I think (another meaningless thought) that the idea for today is giving my ego (conscious mind) too much credit. I don’t know about you but in my case most of my thoughts are automatic thoughts.
Most of my thoughts happen to me and the real me observes those thoughts. However, I suppose if by I we mean the whole of my mind then I have made my thoughts.
I do not quite understand the term image here unless it is like the images in Plato’s cave. So perhaps it is images as in maya (game – illusion).
The workbook continues with:
“This introductory idea to the process of image-making which you call seeing will not have much meaning for you. You will begin to understand it when you have seen little edges of light around the same familiar objects which you see now. That is the beginning of real vision. You can be certain that real vision will come quickly when this has occurred.”
This reminds me of an audio I’m listening to by Stuart Wilde on Taoism and spirituality. He talks about seeing the same edges of light.
I don’t know if that is just an optical illusion or something real. I’m going along with the workbook (I’ll do it for the full 365 days without prejudice).
I went for a short walk after writing the above. There was a slight mist on the hills and the light conditions was such that perhaps I was seeing Chi, Prahna, Orgon energy, Tao as described by Stuart Wilde…
Later on on another walk I passed someone else walking. I gave a huge smile and said hello and in return got back only a tiny smile. This made me feel slighted even though the gentleman had smiled back at me. That’s when today’s exercise came into its own.:
My thoughts are images which I have made
I smiled at my own vanity and let go of the upset.
This helped the rest of the day to go much easier. I did the rest of the exercise periods, understanding that what I see are images I make.
Love and peace until tomorrow morning.