‘My mind is part of God’s. I am very holy.’
Today’s idea does not describe the way you see yourself now. It does, however, describe what vision will show you. It is difficult for anyone who thinks he is in this world to believe this of himself. Yet the reason he thinks he is in this world is because he does not believe it. Today’s idea presents a very different view of yourself. By establishing your Source it establishes your Identity, and it describes you as you must really be in truth. We will use a somewhat different kind of application for today’s idea because the emphasis is on the perceiver, rather than what he perceives.
This lesson’s full of mind confusing phrases and images. I had to read it twice to even get the general gist in order to do the first practice five minutes, which required me to search my mind, with closed eyes, for any descriptive terms I use about myself, both positive and negative. Then say, having thought of a situation that identifies the term, ‘I see myself as..helpful, impatient, undisciplined, charitable, etc. followed by ‘But my mind is part of God’s. I am very holy.’
I was again surprised at how many negative thoughts I still have about myself (I see why the lady in the reading last week said I needed to work on self-esteem), but happily the -ve was outweighed by the positives. In the end though, none of them really matter because holy is what I am. That was particularly reassuring.
I move the novel on another couple of thousands of words today – still two thousand short of my target for this week. Will have to put in more time next week.
The snow is melting, I sat and watched for inside. Alas tomorrow I will have to get out there.