Review I - Lessons 41 to 45
"God goes with me wherever I go."
"God is my strength. Vision is His gift."
"God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him."
"God is the light in which I see."
"God is the Mind with which I think."
The first emphasis of these five ideas is obviously on God; every thought begins with that word. God is always with me. He is my strength, my Source, my light and the Mind with which I think. As the Bible says, "He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist" (Acts 17:27,28). When I recognize that the environment in which I exist, the very energy that forms my life, is God, peace comes to my mind. How could I ever be separate from the Infinite? The Son of God "cannot separate himself from what is in him" (T-13.XI.10:2), and what he is in.
The second emphasis I notice here is on my seeing. "Christ's vision is His gift...Let me call upon this gift today" (2:4,5). "I can see only what God wants me to see. I cannot see anything else" (3:2,3). "I cannot see in darkness. God is the only light" (4:2,3). Any seeming vision apart from God cannot be real. Vision is His gift; God's Will determines what can be seen; and God is the Light by which we see it. Let me be glad to see what He reveals to me; let me see as He wills that I see.
Throughout there is an emphasis on my unity with God. If I am one with God, one with all creation, how can I see other than He does? To think I see differently, therefore, is to deny what I am and to wish I were something else, apart from God and separate, able to see something He does not. To share His vision and His thoughts is to affirm my true Self, as He created me.
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