"My holy vision sees all things as pure."
(See Part II Practice Summary, and also Part II Introduction)
This lesson is about seeing all things as God created them: without sin, innocent and pure. His Mind created all that is, His Spirit entered into it, and His Love gave life to it (1:1). To see things in this way, at first, has to be a conscious choice, because we have trained our minds to see otherwise. We have learned to judge. We will categorize, evaluate on a scale of 1 to 10, attempting to determine whether this is something or someone we want to draw closer to us or to push away. We've trained our minds to do so since birth, and probably in many previous lifetimes. Thus, there has to be a conscious choice to say, "No. I choose to see this as pure." We downgrade our reflexive evaluations and choose instead to accept the Holy Spirit's judgment.
Eventually--a long eventually--our minds will become retrained. The choice to see purity will become more and more automatic. The judgmental thoughts will probably always be there, slowly receding into the background, until we leave this world completely, but the choice to see purity will become, more and more, not a conscious choice but a habit of thought. Frequent and persistent repetition will speed the process.
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