“I am determined to see.”
We have been quite casual about our practice periods thus far.There
has been virtually no attempt to direct the time for undertaking
them, minimal effort has been required, and not even active
cooperation and interest have been asked. This casual approach has
been intentional, and very carefully planned.We have not lost sight of
the crucial importance of the reversal of your thinking.The salvation
of the world depends on it.Yet you will not see if you regard yourself
as being coerced, and if you give in to resentment and opposition.
This is our first attempt to introduce structure. Do not
misconstrue it as an effort to exert force or pressure. You want
salvation. You want to be happy. You want peace. You do not have
them now because your minds are totally undisciplined, and you
cannot distinguish between joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, love
and fear. You are now learning how to tell them apart. And great
indeed will be your reward.
Your decision to see is all that vision requires.What you want is
yours. Do not mistake the little effort that is asked of you for a sign
that our goal is of little worth. Can the salvation of the world be a
trivial purpose? And can the world be saved if you are not? God has
one Son, and he is the resurrection and the life. His will is done
because all power is given him in Heaven and on earth. In your
determination to see is vision given you.
The exercises for today consist in reminding yourselves
throughout the day that you want to see. Today’s idea also tacitly
implies the recognition that you do not see now. Therefore, as you
repeat the idea, you are stating that you are determined to change
your present state for a better one, and one you really want.
Repeat today’s idea slowly and positively at least twice an hour
today, attempting to do so every half hour. Do not be distressed if
you forget to do so, but make a real effort to remember. The extra
repetitions should be applied to any situation, person or event which
upsets you. You can see them differently, and you will. What you
desire you will see. Such is the real law of cause and effect as it
operates in the world.
BRITNEY ADDED: Todays lesson is the first time that structure is introduced. Let this not be seen as pressure or force to do these lessons, but rather an opportunity to discipline our minds.
We must remember that we want salvation. We want to be happy. We want peace. This is our purpose in every lesson we do. Can salvation of the world be a trivial purpose? And can the world be saved if you are not?
Your decision to see is all that vision requires. What you want is yours. Thus in your determination to see is vision given you.
Todays thought can be applied 2 times an hour, once every half our. We are reminding ourselves of our desire to truly see, each time we affirm the thought of the day we are declaring that we want true vision. To see beyond how we are currently seeing at this time. Extra repetitions of todays idea should be applied to any situation, person or event which upsets you.
The reversal of our thinking, salvation depends upon. Todays idea lets us begin the reversal of our thinking, and be determined to see. I AM determined to see.