Where lies the secret to such true perception, in which the handling and
undoing of sensations occur? The way you see now requires a complete REVERSAL.
A new and true perception of everything and everyone in the world
is what the MIND-TRAINING of the WORKBOOK of A COURSE IN MIRACLES
offers you. It must be done on a daily basis. You will experience the
certainty that there is only One Singular Reality and that there
is no order of difficulties in your perception: SEEING with God’s
Light while not seeing any ‘thing’; totally TOUCHING while
not touching! You are touching one thing as everything while not
touching ‘conceptual knowledge’ about it. You are touching
and NOT-defining ‘what it means’, with no movement of hands
and feet, no selfmade thoughts. Yet, for the moment of conversion you
do relate with thoughts of “experiences” and stories from
the past which come into your mind, and remember that such objects are
not outside yourself, and that these illusionary projections are not real.
In a true sense, you are only able ‘to TOUCH’ your Divine
Self, the Light in everything and everyone, by being the touch in its
totality, recognizing that you cannot be ‘touched’ by a past
thought. The recognition of the Self is one of being STILL now –
as you truly always were. You are being touched in a true sense, and you
are recognizing that your limited perception is perceiving NOTHING. You
have learned that there is nothing and nobody here to be touched or to
touch except yourself; BEING THAT Which can never be touched by a hand,
or by any past thought, image or idea! (1./IV., p. 87-88)
The moment for the decision to be WILLING to be UNDONE can be –
and will only, always be – NOW! No-one other than you, yourself,
has to choose for God anew. So, what (can you imagine) are the needs and
lacks you entertain and hold to prevent this final decision? You have
given all the objects you perceive all the meaning that they have for
you. You have judged everything and used them to make up and define obstacles
which – over a long, long time – became acceptable. You then
used these “realities” to justify your perception of being
a body. (1/I., p.41)
and the Souls He created remain in surety, and therefore KNOW that no
miscreation exists. Truth cannot deal with unwilling error, because it
does not will to be blocked out. But I (this is from Jesus!) was a man
who remembered the Soul (Spirit) and its knowledge.... And as a man, I
did not attempt to counteract error with knowledge, so much as to CORRECT
error FROM THE BOTTOM UP. I demonstrated both the powerlessness of the
body and the power of the mind, by uniting my will with that of My Creator,
which naturally remembered the Soul and its own real purpose.
I cannot unite your will with God’s for you. But I CAN ERASE all
misperceptions from your mind, if you will bring it under my guidance.
Only your misperceptions stand in your own way. Without them, your own
choice is certain. Sane perception induces sane choosing. The Atonement
was an act based on true perception. I cannot choose for you, but I can
help you make your own right choice.
“Many are called but few are chosen” should read, “All
are called but few choose to listen. Therefore, they do not choose right.”
The “chosen ones” are merely those who choose right sooner.
This is the real meaning of the celestial speed-up. Strong wills can do
this NOW. And you WILL find rest for your Souls. God knows you only in
peace, and this IS your reality.
URTEXT, corresponding to ACIM, Text, Ch. 3, IV., 6.,7.)
the mind-training start? It starts exactly where you think you are
right now in correspondence with the world and with HOW YOU SEE things
around you. As an untrained mind you will reply as you have been conceptually
conditioned: “I see a world that I believe is real, and
myself as a body – as part of this world, constantly interacting
with all other parts I see out there, getting sick, growing old and
finally trying to escape by dying.” All these concepts
seem to happen to you, and are the thoughts in your mind that give you
nothing but suffering. The moment you do not want them anymore, you are
ready to receive the correction which the Holy Spirit made simultaneously
with the occurrence of your belief in their reality and your separation
from the Creative Reality you are.
When you say ‘I see’ a world, etc. you use it as
another way of referring to all of your perceptions and thoughts of separation.
It is the same as saying ‘I hear’ or ‘I
touch’ or ‘I think’ it a certain way.
And what you ‘see’ you believe to be real because
you have given all objects meaning and think thus to understand and know
them and yourself in relationship with them.
The moment you question the reality of your “seeing,” your
personal transformation will speed up. At a certain point, as mentioned
before, within the “process” of inevitably including all your
phantom-figures in your conversion of your mind, JESUS’
teachings of A COURSE IN MIRACLES will show up and offer you
every needed guidance on the “way” back to your real Home.
This Gift came to me as an updated form of an out-of-time guide-line to
my recognition of my own Resurrection. “This is a course
in miracles. It is a required course,” Jesus says,
“Since an untrained mind can accomplish nothing, it
is the purpose of the Workbook (which is the second part
and is the experiential core of the Course) to train your
mind in a systematic way to a different perception of everyone and everything
in the world.” (1/VI., p. 111)
(of the Workbook of A Course in Miracles) will facilitate
you in remembering your complete process of transformation, a single moment
of experience with God.
Undergoing a complete mind training will bring about this inevitable,
personal Experience of your Awakening, including the recognition
that There is no world; I am not a body, I am free, I am still as
God created me; there is no death.
As it is stated in the Introduction of the Workbook, these ideas are here
to be used and will automatically change your mind to a different perception
of everyone and everything you see:
Some of the ideas the workbook presents you will find hard
to believe, and others may seem to be quite startling. This does not matter.
You are not asked to judge them at all. You are asked only to use them.
It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will show you
that they are true. (p.112) (from
URTEXT, corresponding to ACIM, Introduction to the Workbook)
(Find more about the mind training in Chapter 1, VI. "THE REVERSAL
OF PERCEPTION THROUGH THE MIND TRAINING")