April 18, 2007

Truth Will Correct All Errors In My Mind

I had an idea to ask you, dear reader, for your favorite lesson of the Course. I would like to publish a collection of favorite lessons. If you want to contribute, please email me your favorite lesson, and also a few words why you chose this lesson.

Here is today's lesson, Lesson 107, "Truth will correct all errors in my mind",
which gives a very clear indication of the magnitude of what you are trying to achieve.

But let's look first at one thought of Master Teacher: "The problem with coming to know Truth is not so much that you are the deny-er of it, but rather the denial itself." You cannot come to know truth, you can only be who you are. If you give every error in your mind to God, you will be undone and truth will dawn upon you as your natural inheritance, and you will rest in Him who is your Self.

"What can correct illusions but the truth? And what are errors but illusions that remain unrecognized for what they are? Where truth has entered errors disappear. They merely vanish, leaving not a trace by which to be remembered. They are gone because, without belief, they have no life. And so they disappear to nothingness, returning whence they came. From dust to dust they come and go, for only truth remains.

Can you imagine what a state of mind without illusions is? How it would feel? Try to remember when there was a time, - perhaps a minute, maybe even less - when nothing came to interrupt your peace; when you were certain you were loved and safe। Then try to picture what it would be like to have that moment be extended to the end of time and to eternity. Then let the sense of quiet that you felt be multiplied a hundred times, and then be multiplied another hundred more.

And now you have a hint, not more than just the faintest intimation of the state your mind will rest in when the truth has come. Without illusions there could be no fear, no doubt and no attack. When truth has come all pain is over, for there is no room for transitory thoughts and dead ideas to linger in your mind. Truth occupies your mind completely, liberating you from all beliefs in the ephemeral. They have no place because the truth has come, and they are nowhere. They can not be found, for truth is everywhere forever, now.

When truth has come it does not stay a while, to disappear or change to something else. It does not shift and alter in its form, nor come and go and go and come again. It stays exactly as it always was, to be depended on in every need, and trusted with a perfect trust in all the seeming difficulties and the doubts that the appearances the world presents engender. They will merely blow away, when truth corrects the errors in your mind. 

When truth has come it harbors in its wings the gift of perfect constancy
, and love which does not falter in the face of pain, but looks beyond it, steadily and sure. Here is the gift of healing, for the truth needs no defense, and therefore no attack is possible. Illusions can be brought to truth to be corrected. But the truth stands far beyond illusions, and can not be brought to them to turn them into truth.

Truth does not come and go nor shift nor change, in this appearance now and then in that, evading capture and escaping grasp. It does not hide. It stands in open light, in obvious accessibility. It is impossible that anyone could seek it truly, and would not succeed. Today belongs to truth. Give truth its due, and it will give you yours. You were not meant to suffer and to die. Your Father wills these dreams be gone. Let truth correct them all.

We do not ask for what we do not have। We merely ask for what belongs to us, that we may recognize it as our own. Today we practice on the happy note of certainty that has been born of truth. The shaky and unsteady footsteps of illusion are not our approach today. We are as certain of success as we are sure we live and hope and breathe and think. We do not doubt we walk with truth today, and count on it to enter into all the exercises that we do this day.

Begin by asking Him Who goes with you upon this undertaking that He be in your awareness as you go with Him। You are not made of flesh and blood and bone, but were created by the selfsame Thought which gave the gift of life to Him as well. He is your Brother, and so like to you your Father knows that you are both the same. It is your Self you ask to go with you, and how could He be absent where you are?

Truth will correct all errors in your mind which tell you you could be apart from Him। You speak to Him today, and make your pledge to let His function be fulfilled through you. To share His function is to share His joy. His confidence is with you, as you say:

Truth will correct all errors in my mind,
And I will rest in Him Who is my Self

(A Course in Miracles, Workbook Lesson 107)

Can you do this? For an hour? For a whole day even? Do you see how much you need a miracle? Truly a miracle in order to even pay attention to what is going on in your mind, so that you can turn it over to truth for correction. What a state of mind it would be... Beyond anything this world can offer or grasp. How was that, anyone who uses more than 3% of his brain, would not consider to stay in this place of darkness and death?

All you need is to seek truly, and you must find immediately.

Do you need a reminder of the Miracle Festival in Edinburgh? Hmmm, here was an outdated link, but here is the event, going on right here and now. You might want to take a look at visiting Endeavor Academy if you feel you want to know that all time is going on all the time. Please keep watching the videos by Master Teacher in my last post. Thank you.

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Thank you for everything.

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