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92: Miracles are seen in light, and light and strength are one

Lesson 92 “Miracles are seen in light, and light and strength are one.”

The idea for today is an extension of the previous one. You do not think of light in terms of strength and darkness in terms of weakness. That is because your idea of what seeing means is tied up with the body, and its eyes and brain. This is why you believe that you can change what you see by keeping little bits of glass or other clear material before your eyes held in a frame or placed against the eye. These are among the many magical beliefs that come from the conviction you are a body, and the bodyʹs eyes can see.

You also believe the bodyʹs brain can think. If you but understood the nature of thought, you could but laugh at this insane idea. It is as if you thought you held the match that lights the sun, and gives it all its warmth; or that you held the universe imprisoned in your hand, securely bound until you let it go. Yet this is no more foolish than to believe the bodyʹs eyes can see; the brain can think.

It is Godʹs strength in you that is the light in which you see, as it is His Mind with which you think. His strength denies your weakness. It is your weakness that sees through the bodyʹs eyes, peering about in darkness to behold the likeness of itself; the small, the weak, the sickly and the dying, those in need, the helpless and afraid, the sad, the poor, the starving and the joyless. These are seen through eyes which cannot see and cannot bless.

Strength overlooks these things by seeing past appearances. It keeps its steady gaze upon the light that lies beyond them. It unites with light, of which it is a part. It sees itself. It brings the light in which your Self appears. In darkness you perceive a self that is not there. Strength is the truth about you; weakness is an idol falsely worshipped, and adored that strength may be dispelled, and darkness rule where God appointed that there should be light.

Strength comes from truth, and shines with light its Source has given it; weakness reflects the darkness of its maker. It is sick and looks on sickness, which is like itself. Truth is a savior, and can only will for happiness and peace for everyone. It gives its strength to everyone who asks, in limitless supply. It sees that lack in anyone would be a lack in all, and so it gives its light that all may see, and benefit as one. Its strength is shared, that it may bring to all the miracle in which they will unite in purpose and forgiveness and in love.

Weakness, which looks in darkness, cannot see a purpose in forgiveness and in love. It sees all others different from itself, and nothing in the world which it would share. It judges and condemns, but does not love. In darkness it remains to hide itself, and dreams that it is strong and conquering, a victor over limitations which but grow in darkness to enormous size. It fears and it attacks and hates itself, and darkness covers everything it sees, leaving it dreams as fearful as itself. No miracles are here, but only hate. It separates itself from what it sees, while light and strength perceive themselves as one.

The light of strength is not the light you see. It does not change and flicker and go out. It does not shift from night to day and back to darkness ‘til the morning comes again. The light of strength is constant, sure as love, forever glad to give itself away because it cannot give but to Itself. No‐one can ask in vain to share its sight, and none who enters its abode can leave without a miracle before his eyes, and strength and light abiding in his heart.

The strength in you will offer you the light and guide your seeing, so you do not dwell on idle shadows which the bodyʹs eyes provide for self‐deception. Strength and light unite in you, and where they meet your Self stands ready to embrace you as Its own. Such is the meeting place we try today to find and rest in, for the peace of God is where your Self, His Son, is waiting now to meet Itself again, and be as One.

Let us give 20 minutes twice today to join this meeting. Let yourself be brought unto your Self. Its strength will be the light in which the gift of sight is given you. Leave, then, the dark a little while today, and we will practice seeing in the light, closing the bodyʹs eyes, and asking truth to show us how to find the meeting place of self and Self, where light and strength are one.

After the morning meeting, we will use the day in preparation for the time at night when we will meet again in hope and trust. Let us repeat as often as we can the idea for today, and recognize that we are being introduced to sight, and led away from darkness to the light where only miracles can be perceived.

Lesson 92

91: Miracles are seen in light

Lesson 91 “Miracles are seen in light.”

It is important to remember that miracles and vision necessarily go together. This needs repeating and frequent repeating. It is a central idea in your new thought system and the perception which it produces. The miracle is always there. Its presence is not caused by your vision; its absence is not the result of your failure to see. It is only your awareness of miracles that is affected. You will see it in the light; you will not see it in the dark.

To you, then, light is crucial. While you remain in darkness the miracle remains unseen. Thus you are convinced it is not there. This follows from the premises from which the darkness comes. Denial of light leads to failure to perceive it. Failure to perceive light is to perceive darkness. The light is useless to you then, even though it is there. You cannot use it because its presence is unknown to you. And the seeming reality of the darkness makes the idea of light meaningless.

To be told that what you do not see is there sounds like insanity. It is very difficult to become convinced that it is insanity not to see what is there, and to see what is not there instead. You do not doubt that the bodyʹs eyes can see. You do not doubt the images they show you are reality. Your faith lies in the darkness, not the light. How can this be reversed? For you it is impossible, but you are not alone in this.

Your efforts, however little they may be, have strong support. Did you but realize how great this strength, your doubts would vanish. Today we will devote ourselves to the attempt to let you feel this strength. When you have felt the strength in you, which makes all miracles within your easy reach, you will not doubt. The miracles your sense of weakness hides will leap into awareness as you feel the strength in you.

Three times today, set aside about 10 minutes for a quiet time in which you try to leave your weakness behind. This is accomplished very simply, as you instruct yourself that you are not a body. Faith goes to what you want, and you instruct your mind accordingly. Your will remains your teacher, and your will has all the strength to do whatever it desires. You can escape the body if you choose. You can experience the strength in you.

Begin the longer practice periods with this statement of true cause and effect relationships:

Miracles are seen in light. The bodyʹs eyes do not perceive the light. But I am not a body. What am I?”

The question with which this statement ends is needed for our exercises today. What you think you are is a belief to be undone. But what you really are must be revealed to you. The belief you are a body calls for correction, being a mistake. The truth of what you are calls on the strength in you to bring to your awareness what the mistake concealed.

If you are not a body, what are you? You need to be aware of what the Holy Spirit uses to replace the image of a body in your mind. You need to feel something to put your faith in, as you lift it from the body. You need a real experience of something else, something more solid and more sure; more worthy of your faith, and really there.

If you are not a body, what are you? Ask this in honesty, and then devote several minutes to allowing your mistaken thoughts about your attributes to be corrected, and their opposites to take their place. Say, for example:

I am not weak, but strong.”

I am not helpless, but all powerful.”

I am not limited, but unlimited.”

I am not doubtful, but certain.”

I am not an illusion, but a reality.”

I cannot see in darkness, but in light.”

In the second phase of the exercise period, try to experience these truths about yourself. Concentrate particularly on the experience of strength. Remember that all sense of weakness is associated with the belief you are a body, a belief that is mistaken and deserves no faith. Try to remove your faith from it, if only for a moment. You will become accustomed to keeping faith with the more worthy in you as we go along.

Relax for the rest of the practice period, confident that your efforts, however meager, are fully supported by the strength of God and all His Thoughts. It is from Them your strength will come. It is through Their strong support that you will feel the strength in you. They are united with you in this practice period, in which you share a purpose like Their own. Theirs is the light in which you will see miracles, because Their strength is yours. Their strength becomes your eyes, that you may see.

Five or six times an hour, at reasonably regular intervals, remind yourself that miracles are seen in light. Also, be sure to meet temptation with todayʹs idea. This form would be helpful for this special purpose:

Miracles are seen in light.

Let me not close my eyes because of this.”

Lesson 91

Lesson 90

Lesson 90 For this review we will use these ideas: (79‐80)

79 “Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved.

Let me realize today that the problem is always some form of grievance which I would cherish. Let me also understand that the solution is always a miracle with which I let the grievance be replaced. Today I would remember the simplicity of salvation by reinforcing the lesson that there is one problem and one solution. The problem is a grievance; the solution is a miracle. And I invite the solution to come to me through my forgiveness of the grievance, and my welcome of the miracle which takes its place.

Specific applications of this idea might be in these forms:

This presents a problem to me which I would have resolved.”

The miracle behind this grievance will resolve it for me.”

The answer to this problem is the miracle which it conceals.”

80 “Let me recognize my problems have been solved.”

I seem to have problems only because I am misusing time. I believe that the problem comes first, and time must elapse before it can be worked out. I do not see the problem and the answer as simultaneous in their occurrence. That is because I do not yet realize that God has placed the answer together with the problem, so that they cannot be separated by time. The Holy Spirit will teach me this, if I will let Him. And I will understand it is impossible that I could have a problem which has not been solved already.

These forms of the idea will be useful for specific applications:

I need not wait for this to be resolved.”

The answer to this problem is already given me, if I will accept it.”

Time cannot separate this problem from its solution.”

Lesson 90

Review lesson 87

Lesson 87 Our review today will cover these ideas: (73‐74)

73 “I will there be light.”

I will use the power of my will today. It is not my will to grope about in darkness, fearful of shadows and afraid of things unseen and unreal. Light shall be my guide today. I will follow it where it leads me, and I will look on only what it shows me. This day I will experience the peace of true perception.

These forms of this idea would be helpful for specific applications:

This cannot hide the light I will to see.”

You stand with me in light, (name)

In the light this will look different.”

74 “There is no will but God’s.”

I am safe today because there is no will but Godʹs. I can become afraid only when I believe that there is another will. I try to attack only when I am afraid, and only when I try to attack can I believe that my eternal safety is threatened. Today I will recognize that all this has not occurred. I am safe because there is no will but Godʹs.

These are some useful forms of this idea for specific applications:

Let me perceive this in accordance with the Will of God.”

It is Godʹs Will you are His Son (name), and mine as well.”

This is part of Godʹs Will for me, however I may see it.”

Lesson 87

Lesson 86

Lesson 86 These ideas are for review today: (71‐72)

71 “Only God’s plan for salvation will work.”

It is senseless for me to search wildly about for salvation. I have seen it in many people and in many things, but when I reached for it, it was not there. I was mistaken about where it is. I was mistaken about what it is. I will undertake no more idle seeking. Only Godʹs plan for salvation will work. And I will rejoice because His plan can never fail.

These are some suggested forms for applying this idea specifically:

Godʹs plan for salvation will save me from my perception of this.”

This is no exception in Godʹs plan for my salvation.”

Let me perceive this only in the light of Godʹs plan for salvation.”

72 “Holding grievances is an attack on God’s plan for salvation.”

Holding grievances is an attempt to prove that Godʹs plan for salvation will not work. Yet only His plan will work. By holding grievances I am therefore excluding my own only hope of salvation from my awareness. I would no longer defeat my own best interests in this insane way. I would accept Godʹs plan for salvation and be happy.

Specific applications of this idea might be in these forms:

I am choosing between misperception and salvation as I look on this.”

If I see grounds for grievances in this, I will not see the grounds for my salvation.”

This calls for salvation, not attack.

Lesson 86

Lesson 85

Lesson 85 Todayʹs review will cover these ideas: (69‐70)

69. “My grievances hide the light of the world in me.”

My grievances show me what is not there, and hide from me what I would see. Recognizing this, what do I want my grievances for? They keep me in darkness and hide the light. Grievances and light cannot go together, but light and vision must be joined for me to see. To see, I must lay grievances aside. I want to see, and this will be the means by which I will succeed.

Specific applications of this idea might be made in these forms:

Let me not use this as a block to sight.”

The light of the world will shine all this away.”

I have no need for this. I want to see.”

70. “My salvation comes from me.”

Today I will recognize where my salvation is. It is in me because its Source is there. It has not left its Source and so it cannot have left my mind. I will not look for it outside myself. It is not found outside and then brought in. But from within me it will reach beyond, and everything I see will but reflect the light that shines in me and in itself.

These forms of the idea are suitable for more specific application:

Let this not tempt me to look away from me for my salvation.”

I will not let this interfere with my awareness of the Source of my salvation.”

This has no power to remove salvation from me.

Review lesson 85

The Body is not Our Concern – Profound Healing

Today key lesson 72 presented to you in a profound way. The lesson goes: “Holding grievances is an attack on God’s Plan for salvation”. We work in this online class, in this video that is presented, with many questions. All to help you to be shaken loose fro your human concepts. It is like an earthquake, but a very still one. So get ready and join us please!

The Content of the online Class

  • 0:00 ALIGNMENT
  • 6:45 The Christ in you..
  • 14:09 What is holding a grievance?
  • 18:57 Is God a body?
  • 21:10 Is it practical to live the Christ’ Way?
  • 23:45 Is the body our concern?
  • 30:02 What is salvation?
  • 33:43 What is specialness?
  • 35:12 Was I fooling myself?
  • 37:21 And now what?
  • 41:00 How does this relate to the one’s I meet?
  • 42:57 Consider this..
  • 44:39 Recognizing the Christ
  • 47:40 Remember: My Goal is God
  • Music: New Horizon 2

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The body is not our concern

Lesson 84

Lesson 84 These are the ideas for todayʹs review: (67‐68)

67. “Love created me like Itself.”

I am in the likeness of my Creator. I cannot suffer, I cannot experience loss, and I cannot die. I am not a body. I would recognize my reality today. I will worship no idols, nor raise my own self‐concepts to replace my Self. I am in the likeness of my Creator. Love created me like Itself.

You might find these specific forms helpful in applying the idea:

Let me not see an illusion of myself in this.”

As I look on this, let me remember my Creator.

My Creator did not create this as I see it.”

68. “Love holds no grievances.”

Grievances are completely alien to love. Grievances attack love, and keep its light obscure. If I hold grievances I am attacking love, and therefore attacking my Self. My Self thus becomes alien to me. I am determined not to attack my Self today, so that I can remember who I am.

These specific forms for applying this idea would be helpful:

This is no justification for denying my Self.”

I will not use this to attack love.”

Let this not tempt me to attack myself.

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Lesson 83

Lesson 83 Today let us review these ideas: (65‐66)

65. “My only function is the one God gave me.”

I have no function but the one God gave me. This recognition releases me from all conflict, because it means I cannot have conflicting goals. With one purpose only, I am always certain what to do, what to say, and what to think. All doubt must disappear and I acknowledge that my only function is the one God gave me.

More specific applications of this idea might take these forms:

My perception of this does not change my function.”

This does not give me a function other than the one God gave me.”

Let me not use this to justify a function God did not give to me.”

66. “My happiness and my function are one.”

All things that come from God are one. They come from Oneness, and must be received as one. Fulfilling my function is my happiness because both come from the same Source. And I must learn to recognize what makes me happy if I would find happiness.

Some useful forms for specific applications of this idea are:

This cannot separate my happiness from my function.”

The oneness of my happiness and my function remains wholly unaffected by this.”

Nothing, including this, can justify the illusion of happiness apart from my function.”

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Lesson 82

63. “The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.

My forgiveness is the means by which the light of the world finds expression through me. My forgiveness is the means by which I become aware of the light of the world in me. My forgiveness is the means by which the world is healed, together with myself. Let me, then, forgive the world that it may be healed along with me.

Suggestions for specific forms for applying this idea are:

Let peace extend from my mind to yours, (name)

I share the light of the world with you, (name)

Through my forgiveness I can see this as it is.”

64. “Let me not forget my function.”

I would not forget my function because I would remember my Self. I cannot fulfill my function by forgetting. And unless I fulfill my function, I will not experience the joy that God intends for me.

Suitable specific forms of this idea include:

Let me not use this to hide my function from me.”

I would use this as an opportunity to fulfill my function.”

This may threaten my ego, but cannot change my function in any way.”

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