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“All things I think I see reflect ideas.”

The first paragraph in this lesson gives a concise description of the process of projection. Particularly, it points out that everything we experience is the effect of our decision of what we wish for. This is salvation’s keynote, because it places the control of what we experience directly in our own minds. We have full power over all that we experience. We are not a victim at the mercy of forces outside of us and beyond our control.

We have the power of decision. We can hold on to our insane wishes to be separate, unique and special and we will experience the effects of those wishes. But we can wish for something different. We can wish to let those go and seek instead to see with the Holy Spirit’s eyes. This is forgiveness. With this wish we see a kind and gentle world, a world of peace and happiness.

Is the world I see peaceful and joyful? Then I am wanting what the Holy Spirit wants. I am recognizing that my will and God’s are the same. I am wanting to see innocence and the unity I share with all my brothers in the one Self that is Love’s Extension.

Do I see conflict, loss and lack? Then I am holding on to insane wishes for separation and specialness. I think my will is in opposition to God’s Will as well as in opposition to the “wills” of all my brothers. In either case, it is I who have made the choice of what I want to see. By the grace of God, choosing insanity is not irrevocable. In every moment I can choose to let insanity go.

As I go through my day, I can be mindful of my thoughts. When I become aware of thoughts of judgment, which are thoughts of separation, I can bring these thoughts to the Holy Spirit and, with His help, let them go. Thus I forgive and once again see a peaceful, kind and gentle world. This is my dedication today as I remember “All things I think I see reflect ideas.”

In Chapter 15, Section VI., paragraphs 4-5 and 7 of the Text, (pgs. 315-316) Jesus tells us that like God, we are an idea. “What you find difficult to accept is the fact that, like your Father, you are an idea. And like Him, you can give yourself completely, wholly without loss and only with gain.” (4:5) “In the holy instant you recognize the idea of Love in you, and unite this idea with the Mind that thought it, and could not relinquish it.” (5:3) In returning to God, we are returning to the idea of Love in us. We stop trying to change our true Identity as Love. We are willing to realize that any ideas that are different from the idea of Love in us are just made up dreams.

Today I open to the all encompassing idea of Love in my mind. Today I choose to join with the idea of Love and let go of wanting to project insane ideas that reflect separation and individuality. I would follow. I would not lead. Only the Idea of Love reflects the truth. Let me behold the truth today. I choose to return to Reality.

It always helps me to know why things happen the way they do and this lesson does, indeed, describe the process of projection. There is a great sense of power knowing that I can stop insanity at the level in which it begins; in this case, my mind.

I really do have control over my world. I am the dreamer of my dream, the writer of my script and I have the power to change the script and eliminate the parts that make me uncomfortable or unhappy. It’s a process and these lessons guide me and speed up that process when I allow myself to make that choice.

Today, I too, open myself to the idea of love, all encompassing, in all I do, all I experience. I know, without a doubt, that if I stay focused on this idea, my world will be at peace today and I know this because this is my Father’s will for me.

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