“God is in everything I see.”
The idea for today explains why you can see all purpose in anything.
It explains why nothing is separate, by itself or in itself. And it
explains why nothing you see means anything. In fact, it explains
every idea we have used thus far, and all subsequent ones as well.
Today’s idea is the whole basis for vision.
You will probably find this idea very difficult to grasp at this
point. You may find it silly, irreverent, senseless, funny and even
objectionable. Certainly God is not in a table, for example, as you see
it.Yet we emphasized yesterday that a table shares the purpose of the
universe. And what shares the purpose of the universe shares the
purpose of its Creator.
Try then, today, to begin to learn how to look on all things with
love, appreciation and open-mindedness.You do not see them now.
Would you know what is in them? Nothing is as it appears to you. Its
holy purpose stands beyond your little range.When vision has shown
you the holiness that lights up the world, you will understand today’s
idea perfectly.And you will not understand how you could ever have
found it difficult.
Our six two minute practice periods for today should follow a
now familiar pattern: Begin with repeating the idea to yourself, and
then apply it to randomly chosen subjects about you, naming each
one specifically. Try to avoid the tendency toward self-directed
selection, which may be particularly tempting in connection with
today’s idea because of its wholly alien nature. Remember that any
order you impose is equally alien to reality.
Your list of subjects should therefore be as free of self-selection
as possible. For example, a suitable list might include:
“God is in this coat hanger.”
“God is in this magazine.”
“God is in this finger.”
“God is in this lamp.”
“God is in that body.”
“God is in that door.”
“God is in that wastebasket.”
In addition to the assigned practice periods, repeat the idea for
today at least once an hour, looking slowly about you as you say the
words unhurriedly to yourself. At least once or twice you should
experience a sense of restfulness as you do this.
BRITNEY ADDED: Today's idea is the whole basis of vision.
We are learning to experience and see that God is in EVERYTHING we see. It includes everything the physical eyes can rest upon.
Today we are asked to begin to look upon ALL things with love, appreciation and open-mindedness. You do not see them now. " When vision has shown you the holiness that lights up the world, you will understand today's idea perfectly. And you will not understand how you could ever have found it difficult.
6~ 2 minute practice periods
Begin repeating the idea to yourself, and then applying it to random subjects about you, naming each one specifically. Try to avoid self-directed selection, as today's idea applies to all things.