Monday, January 27, 2014
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Lesson 22 - "What I see is a form of vengeance."
The logic all rests on the idea that we see the world through angry eyes. As a result, we are convinced that the world must want to get revenge on us for our attack thoughts. The vengeful world we see is our own projection. It exists only in our imagination. It is not a real world.
We are angry at reality for not being what we want it to be, for not supporting our wish for separation and specialness. We cannot face our own anger at ourselves, and we cannot support the guilt of our insane rage at reality, so we project it. The world we see shows us what we are thinking. It is from this savage fantasy that we want to escape. None of what we are seeing exists, and if we are willing to change how we see, we will no longer see it.
All this anger causes us great pain. Our antidote: food! We do not want to take responsibility for the mess we are making so we built an intricate excuse system which keeps us trapped.
But none of what we are seeing exists. If we are willing to change how we see, we will no longer see it. All we have to do is change our thoughts. Change your thoughts and you change your world.
We are divine beings with powerful minds. When we are in harmony with the power of the universe -- miracles happen.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"