Review I - Lessons 16 to 20
"I have no neutral thoughts."
"I see no neutral things."
"I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing."
"I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts."
"I am determined to see."
This review links these thoughts together as a powerful motivator for changing my thoughts.
My thoughts make the world, either the false world or the real world. The world I see is a "representation of my own state of mind" (2:4). I can contribute to the making of a world of separation, or I can, by awaking my real thoughts, awaken those thoughts in others. What I think and say and do "teaches all the universe" (4:3). By changing my own mind, I can change every mind along with mine. When I realize this, I am filled with a dynamic determination to look upon the real world, to open my mind to the thoughts I share with God, and in so doing, to transform the universe.
Archimedes is reputed to have said, "Give me a lever long enough, and I will move the world." I have that lever. It is my mind; "mine is the power of God" (4:6). One man whose mind is wholly transformed will transform all the world. Jesus was such a man, and the impact of his thought is still unfolding, the ripples still spreading in the pond of mind. I can join with him and add the power of my mind to his.
I do want to see "love...replace fear, laughter...replace tears" (5:4). I want to let this be done through me. In each situation in which I find myself today, with each person I meet, may this be my aim. "I am here only to be truly helpful. I am here to represent him who sent me" (T-2.V(A).18:2,3). By allowing my mind to be changed, I will bring healing to everyone I meet today.
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