Realizing God's Will Is Oneness

Reflections on Lesson 325 “All things I think I see reflect ideas.”

All things I think I see reflect ideas coming from the unconscious mind mostly, with a few coming from the conscious mind.  When I stop and quiet my mind, I am really aware this is so.  I watch the thoughts and ideas come forth as I see images of people, places and things.

I am also aware that underneath the surface of the world I think I see with all its diveristy, there is just one mind of ideas.  The world I think I see comes from the one unconscious mind that has separated ideas in fear.  There seem to be many fragments, but all I think I see stems from one idea of fear splintered and going forth to take shape.  Everything I think I see comes from this splintered fear, the tiny mad idea of the one mind.

I think I see a universe at a distance, and a planet with hundreds of millions close by.  How vast is the one mind that its idea of fear could manifest in an illusion that seems so immense and diverse.  And this all is from only the tiny mad idea!  How vast, how unlimited, how infinite the one mind must be.

Behind all I think I see is the truth of the one mind.  Its reality is love, peace and joy, not fear.  In love all is united and whole.  Behind everything I think I see there is only the one love that unites.  My body eyes show me only separate people/bodies with possessions, stories, emotions - all designed to promote fear and separation.  Only in my mind can I grasp the idea that all these sights I think I see are not real, and there is really no separation of the one mind.  There is only the one idea of fear of separation in the one mind that has seemed to make separation real in many forms.  But separation is not real.

My awareness of this truth is great today, and I can accept it easily in my mind.  There is wonderful peace and comfort in this.  No matter what appearance or seeming problems in this brother or that sister, stories of legal problems, addictions, cancer, loss of jobs and businesess, storms and floods, loss of body (and the list seems endless), in the end these are only stories, seeming separations of the fear of separation.  The fear manifests itself because it is an idea, and ideas must manifest themselves.

The truth is that God is, and God is love, peace, joy, abundance, whole and perfect unity.  God can never be separated, nor separate from His creation, created from Himself by Himself.  This changeless reality does not manifest itself in form as a body or a thing.  Fear hardens.  Fear hardens ideas into form.  Love softens.  Peace is fluid.  Abundance constantly extends itself everywhere.  The ideas of God, the thoughts of God are extending themselves infinitely in the one mind.  They do not get stuck in form to disintegrate, rot, fall apart, die.  Only fear does this.  The idea of fear seemingly becomes form because it must.  Being unreal it can only be reflected in unreality, in changing form.  Fear is not eternal.  Fear takes form, uses form, makes form to serve it own purpose, and reflect itself.  What else can it do?  Fear only hardens.  Fear does not extend.

When I look about me with body eyes, all I think I see is form.  Some looks beautiful I think, some not.  It is only when I go to the stillness of my mind that I question its purpose.  Form seems to have shifting purposes, all designed to keep me believing it is real.  Only with Holy Spirit can I look with greater awareness, letting go of the purpose my unconscious mind gave the form, and grasp or comprehend something more.  The floor I think I see - does it really support me as I think it does, looking so solid and sturdy?  Only with Holy Spirit can I look afresh and ask what is my true support - what idea is my true support?  Not the idea of floor, I’d venture to say!

When I let go and soften my mind, relax and open my mind, the hardness of fear has no place and no physical form.  In my softened mind, yes, there is a world of ideas, but these ideas are fluid, light-filled and comforting.  I feel the presence of Holy Spirit guiding my mind to see more than just form, but also the ideas behind form.  Only with Holy Spirit can I understand that what I think I see is but a pale imitation of reality.  Reality is the world of idea - idea that is constantly in motion, extending itself, living - in other words, the idea of God, the idea of truth.

Truth does not harden into form.  Love does not harden into form, for it cannot do so.  The idea of God going forth is eternal, infinite, changeless.  Love always is love.  Truth always is truth.  They do not take form to rot or die.  They live on and on.  Behind all I think I see is a world of idea.  Fear shows me one world, love shows me another.  When I ask Holy Spirit to show me truth, She shows me the world of love, not the world of illusion I think I see with body eyes.  For this I am most grateful.

Today I ask to see only the world reflected of love and peace, the world reflected of truth, the world reflected of the ideas of God.  I soften my mind to listen and to see anew with Holy Spirit in gratitude that as we ask, we are answered in abundance.  Yes, all things I think I see reflect ideas, and I choose to think that today I think I see with Holy Spirit.

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