Perception is not an attribute of God. His is the realm of knowledge. Yet He has created the Holy Spirit as the Mediator between perception and knowledge. Without this link with God, perception would have replaced knowledge forever in your mind. With this link with God, perception will become so changed and purified that it will lead to knowledge. That is its function as the Holy Spirit sees it. Therefore, that is its function in truth.
Three 5 minute practice periods are required today, morning, night and somewhere in between that feels right. Repeat the idea, first with things ‘God is my Source. I cannot see this desk apart from him’ etc. Then with closed eyes allow thoughts of the idea to occur.
I read the first part of this lesson three times and it still didn’t make any sense. Reading further in didn’t help my understanding either. It was one of those lessons mentioned at the beginning of the text where you are encouraged to carry out the actions, even if the words don’t make sense. Gradually, as I repeated the main idea throughout the day, I began to get a sense that, if I am part of God, I cannot see apart from Him. It began to make sense. I can’t be separated from my Source, I cannot see apart from Him. It became less and less of a brain teaser.
I had an interesting discussion with my personal trainer this morning – in between the punishing arms and upper body work I was doing – about eating the right food for the part of the world you were born in. Apparently we are genetically predisposed to survive on the food grown locally. For instance, wheat is not a native food of Jamaica but corn is, as is yam, bananas etc. He’s into eating seasonally, steering clear of processed foods, and eating for fuel and well being. All this because I sent him a food diary in which I was honest about the amount of coffee cake I was eating (it was just that one week – honest)
I could have had a much better photo shoot without the coffee cake. But all told, it wasn’t too bad. (See pic above)
Writing slow so far, only a few hundred word today, but by the time I finished at 3 am last night I was up to just over 44,000 words. Aiming to get past 46,000 before hitting the pillow tonight.