Lesson 16

“I have no neutral thoughts.”
The idea for today is a beginning step in dispelling the belief that
your thoughts have no effect. Everything you see is the result of your
thoughts.There is no exception to this fact.Thoughts are not big or
little; powerful or weak. They are merely true or false. Those which
are true create their own likeness.Those which are false make theirs.
There is no more self-contradictory concept than that of “idle
thoughts.” What gives rise to the perception of a whole world can
hardly be called idle. Every thought you have contributes to truth or
to illusion; either it extends the truth or it multiplies illusions.You
can indeed multiply nothing, but you will not extend it by doing so.
In addition to never being idle, salvation requires that you
recognize that every thought you have brings either peace or war;
either love or fear. A neutral result is impossible because a neutral
thought is impossible. There is such a temptation to dismiss fear
thoughts as unimportant, trivial, and not worth bothering about that
it is essential you recognize them all as equally destructive but equally
unreal. We will practice this idea in many forms before you really
understand it.
In applying the idea for today, search your mind for a minute or
so, with eyes closed, and actively seek not to overlook any “little”
thought which tends to elude the search.This is quite difficult until
you get used to it. You will find that it is still hard for you not to
make artificial distinctions. Every thought that occurs to you,
regardless of the quality which you assign to it, is a suitable subject
for applying today’s idea.
In the practice periods, first repeat the idea, and then as each
one crosses your mind, hold it in awareness while you tell yourself:
“This thought about _____ is not a neutral thought.”
“That thought about _____is not a neutral thought.”
As usual, use today’s idea whenever you are aware of a particular
thought which arouses uneasiness. The following form is suggested

for this purpose:

“This thought about _____is not a neutral thought,
because I have no neutral thoughts.”
Four or five practice periods are recommended, if you find
them relatively effortless. If strain is experienced, three will be
enough.The length of the exercise period should also be reduced if
there is discomfort.
Britney Added: We have no "good" thoughts and "bad" thoughts. Not one is more viicious or disturbing to our peace of mind than any other. All these thoughts are 2 sides of the same kind. There are only TRUE or ILLUSORY thoughts. Todays lessons reminds us that each thought holds power. And what thoughts we hold in our mind will be projected in our outer experience. As we change the Source of the thoughts in our mind from fear (ego) to Love (God), we change our world. 

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