Lesson 9 – I see nothing as it is now.

“It is difficult for the untrained mind to believe that what it seems to picture is not there.” ~Lesson 9

Eyesight is not True Sight – True Sight is the Holy Spirit’s Vision. The ego out-pictures an inward condition, imagining and believing it is separate from God, and eyesight testifies to what very much seems to be reality.

Intellect can comprehend this. But more important than intellectual comprehension is the recognition that we do not understand anything we see. With this recognition comes the possibility of undoing our false ideas, with Help.

Jesus empathizes with us, “It is difficult for the untrained mind to believe that what it seems to picture is not there.” That’s for sure 🙂

Then he encourages us to apply the practice because if we do, “Each small step will clear a little of the darkness away, and understanding will finally come to lighten every corner of the mind that has been cleared of the debris that darkens it.” Your mind becomes receptive to Messages from the Holy Spirit.

The words came to me years ago, when I did Lesson 9, and they are with me now, “I see only what is not there.”

As I do the practice and let my eyes wander near and then farther, noting that “I do not see this lamp as it is now. I do not see the liquid paper as it is now. I do not see that window sill as it is now” my heart beats knowingly with, “I am seeing only what is not there” and something within opens wide and sighs with relief!

The ego is projecting collective and personal hallucinations … but that is not, ultimately, what I AM. A work-in-progress, yes, as the psychological debris clears little by little and I remember a line from Chapter 11:

“We are ready to look more closely at the ego’s thought system because together we have the lamp that will dispel it…”

Try for yourself 🙂