“I have invented the world I see.”
Today we are continuing to develop the theme of cause and effect.
You are not the victim of the world you see because you invented it.
You can give it up as easily as you made it up.You will see it or not
see it, as you wish. While you want it you will see it; when you no
longer want it, it will not be there for you to see.
The idea for today, like the preceding ones, applies to your inner
and outer worlds, which are actually the same. However, since you
see them as different, the practice periods for today will again include
two phases, one involving the world you see outside you, and the
other the world you see in your mind. In today’s exercises, try to
introduce the thought that both are in your own imagination.
Again we will begin the practice periods for the morning and
evening by repeating the idea for today two or three times while
looking around at the world you see as outside yourself.Then close
your eyes and look around your inner world.Try to treat them both
as equally as possible. Repeat the idea for today unhurriedly as often
as you wish, as you watch the images your imagination presents to
For the two longer practice periods, three to five minutes are
recommended, with not less than three required. More than five can
be utilized, if you find the exercises restful. To facilitate this, select a
time when few distractions are anticipated, and when you yourself
feel reasonably ready.
These exercises are also to be continued during the day, as often
as possible. The shorter applications consist of repeating the idea
slowly, as you survey either your inner or outer world. It does not
matter which you choose.
The idea for today should also be applied immediately to any
situation which may distress you. Apply the idea by telling yourself:
“I have invented this situation as I see it.”
BRITNEY ADDED: Today we are developing the theme of cause and effect. The cause is ALWAYS in our minds, the effect is always in our experience. Thus I have invented the world I see, because the cause of it is in my mind!
We are not a victim of it, because we invented it; and we can give it up, as easily as we made it. As we become open to giving it up, we realize there is a world beyond this world that we want. It is this new world, that is sparkling in light and happiness.
Todays lesson applies to both the inner and outer world, which are actually the same.
Reference the text for practical application of this lesson.