W-51: Review of Lessons 1-5

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

Nothing I see means anything.  I have given what I see all the meaning that it has for me.  I do not understand anything I see.  These thoughts do not mean anything.  I am never upset for the reason I think.

These thoughts do not mean anything stands out for me, so this is my practice today: “The thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything because I am trying to think without God.  What I call “my” thoughts are not my real thoughts.  My real thoughts are the thoughts I think with God.  I am not aware of them because I have made my thoughts to take their place.  I am willing to recognize that my thoughts do not mean anything, and to let them go.  I choose to have them be replaced by what they were intended to replace.  My thoughts are meaningless, but all creation lies in the thoughts I think with God.”

As I absorb, “My thoughts are meaningless, but all creation lies in the thoughts I think with God,” a pleasant squeezing sensation pulls at the top of my head.  There is a magnetic pulsating sense of being lifted toward Heaven.  You could say my crown chakra is being activated … or you could say when I get out of my own way there is an alignment with God’s presence.

LESSON 51

The review for today covers the following ideas:

1.  (1)  Nothing I see means anything.

The reason this is so is that I see nothing, and nothing has no meaning.  It is necessary that I recognize this, that I may learn to see.  What I think I see now is taking the place of vision.  I must let it go by realizing it has no meaning, so that vision may take its place.

2.  (2)  I have given what I see all the meaning it has for me.

I have judged everything I look upon, and it is this and only this I see.  This is not vision.  It is merely an illusion of reality, because my judgments have been made quite apart from reality.  I am willing to recognize the lack of validity in my judgments, because I want to see.  My judgments have hurt me, and I do not want to see according to them.

3.  (3)  I do not understand anything I see.

How could I understand what I see when I have judged it amiss?  What I see is the projection of my own errors of thought.  I do not understand what I see because it is not understandable.  There is no sense in trying to understand it.  But there is every reason to let it go, and make room for what can be seen and understood and loved.  I can exchange what I see now for this merely by willing to do so.  Is not this a better choice than the one I made before?

4.  (4)  These thoughts do not mean anything.

The thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything because I am trying to think without God.  What I call “my” thoughts are not my real thoughts.  My real thoughts are the thoughts I think with God.  I am not aware of them because I have made my thoughts to take their place.  I am willing to recognize that my thoughts do not mean anything, and to let them go.  I choose to have them be replaced by what they were intended to replace.  My thoughts are meaningless, but all creation lies in the thoughts I think with God.

5.  (5)  I am never upset for the reason I think.

I am never upset for the reason I think because I am constantly trying to justify my thoughts.  I am constantly trying to make them true.  I make all things my enemies, so that my anger is justified and my attacks are warranted.  I have not realized how much I have misused everything I see by assigning this role to it.  I have done this to defend a thought system that has hurt me, and I no longer want.  I am willing to let it go.

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