Lesson Nine

I see nothing as it is now.

This idea obviously follows from the two preceding ones. But while you may be able to accept it intellectually, it is unlikely that it will mean anything to you as yet. However, understanding is not necessary at this point. In fact, the recognition that you do not understand is a prerequisite for undoing your false ideas. These exercises are concerned with practice, not with understanding. You do not need to practice what you already understand. It would indeed be circular to aim at understanding, and assume that you have it already.
It is difficult for the untrained mind to believe that what it seems to picture is not there. This idea can be quite disturbing, and may meet with active resistance in any number of forms. Yet that does not preclude applying it. No more than that is required for these or any other exercises. 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.
These exercises, for which three or four practice periods are sufficient, involve looking about you and applying the idea for the day to whatever you see, remembering the need for its indiscriminate application, and the essential rule of excluding nothing. For example:

I do not see this typewriter as it is now.
I do not see this telephone as it is now.
I do not see this arm as it is now.

Begin with things that are nearest you, and then extend the range outward:

I do not see that coat rack as it is now.
I do not see that door as it is now.
I do not see that face as it is now.

It is emphasized again that while complete inclusion should not be attempted, specific exclusion must be avoided. Be sure you are honest with yourself in making this distinction. You may be tempted to obscure it.

A Course in Miracles states that Now is the only aspect of time that is real. This being the case, is it possible to experience war Now, or is it that we have the ability to project onto time a belief from the past?
The ability to see coincides with the ability to understand. When we see something we do not understand, we will attempt to find an explanation so it makes “sense” to us. The sense part of our Self is reasonable. Thus, sense and reason come together. The intellect analysis. It does not add sense to anything. We do this. The problem is our ability to reason has been unjustly influenced by our intellectual ability to see with the body’s eyes.
War is an unnatural skill learned through intellectually assigning meaning where there is none. Peace is a natural ability that falls naturally into place when reason is applied sensibly. That we believe and trust war more than we trust peace is a global testimony to the unreasonable assessment that we see nothing as it is Now.

The Invisible Reality

90% of what we use to determine our life and reality is invisible, yet we rely on the 10% that is visible to dictate health, wealth, happiness, well being, and so on.
Thoughts, emotions, integrity, wisdom, intention, and passion are just a part of the invisible world that has been neglected by the 10% of the intellectual form we use to dictate our reality. Is it possible there is something wrong with allowing and relying on what we can visibly see with “form,” or 10% to define a whole reality, or 100% reality?
All problems that face our world comes from the inability to place our priorities in a proper perspective. This includes the issue with war. War is propagated by the 10% of insane form that is being used to override the other 90% of sanity with bodily force and manipulation. The same goes for disease. By overriding the other 90% of what cannot be seen, individually and globally we have made a society that is obsessed with 10% of reality. The only way this could be done is if it was possible to deviate so far from reality, a huge deception would have to be put in place, which would prevent us from seeing the truth.
Reason has never been a great truth in our world to govern reality. Instead, people are obsessed with the body. The memories we make to define the body do not uphold the integrity of the Universe. What upholds the integrity of the Universe comes from the unseen. These 90% unseen forces have been placed in a position by science to serve 10% of physical form. Does this make sense?
What would it take to believe such a lie? Something would have to be stolen from Heaven to make an unnatural wish such as this real. The story of Jack and the Beanstalk tells us what was stolen from Heaven that would allow us to believe such a lie. The Harp and the hen that laid the Golden Egg are symbols. The harp represents a Universal Sound that permeates time. The problem is, this music died, which is obvious. Because we have exchanged the Sound of Love for a sound of deception, our world is no longer protected by the Sound that was stolen from Heaven.
The other property stolen from Heaven is symbolic of value. In Heaven, it is not money that is valuable, it is the other 90% that has been overlooked in favor of material reward. ACIM says that we have stolen something from Heaven, and we must give it back.
So the question is, how do we give it back?
The only way we could hold together a world is if we had access to the property value defined in Heaven. But our world has contaminated Heaven’s Value with deception. The belief that we can change Heaven’s Property Value into material property value is not only a deception, if it was left up to those in charge it would destroy not only our world, but the Planet Earth as well.
Heaven has given us a Plan to fix the imbalance of power that is going on in our world. This imbalance of power is obvious by the small amount of people who are in control of the masses.
In our world, what we see is symbolic of a much bigger problem. The people must be willing to give to Heaven the property value that was stolen. This must come from what has been buried in the 10% of material form that we use to define our reality.
Fragments of eternal property value have been wrapped in deceptive intellectual understanding. This is called free will. Without having access to free will, we would not have access to the Value of Heaven. Being willing to return the invisible property value to Heaven is our responsibility. Once we have agreed to return Heaven’s Value, miracles will do the rest for us.
We are being asked to consciously learn how to release our free will to the other invisible 10%. By consciously choosing to make this choice, we will have conscious access to the other 90% of reality that we have forgotten. Basically, this is releasing the Karmic Debt that we have accumulated over many lifetimes in time, which will liberate our free will to its natural abode. This will liberate us as well.
There is only one Plan that offers to teach us how to exchange material property value for the Value of Heaven. This Plan is called One Wholeness Now.
The purpose of The Great Miracle Share is not to introduce peace in our world, but rather to elevate collective consciousness to a higher level of invisible integrity, which will elevate the collective integrity of the people beyond the deception of the value in material war. This will change everything.
The property material value that defines the 10% of what can be seen with the body’s eyes is deceptive value. We believe this value because we believe we can see it with our eyes. There is so much more.

Lesson Eight

My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts.

This idea is, of course, the reason why you see only the past. No one really sees anything. He sees only his thoughts projected outward. The mind’s preoccupation with the past is the cause of the misconception about time from which your seeing suffers. Your mind cannot grasp the present, which is the only time there is. It therefore cannot understand time, and cannot, in fact, understand anything.

The one wholly true thought one can hold about the past is that it is not here. To think about it at all is therefore to think about illusions. Very few have realized what is actually entailed in picturing the past or in anticipating the future. The mind is actually blank when it does this, because it is not really thinking about anything.

The purpose of the exercises for today is to begin to train your mind to recognize when it is not really thinking at all. While thoughtless ideas preoccupy your mind, the truth is blocked. Recognizing that your mind has been merely blank, rather than believing that it is filled with real ideas, is the first step to opening the way to vision.

The exercises for today should be done with eyes closed. This is because you actually cannot see anything, and it is easier to recognize that no matter how vividly you may picture a thought, you are not seeing anything. With as little investment as possible, search your mind for the usual minute or so, merely noting the thoughts you find there. Name each one by the central figure or theme it contains, and pass on to the next. Introduce the practice period by saying:

I seem to be thinking about ___.

Then name each of your thoughts specifically, for example:

I seem to be thinking about [name of a person], about [name of an object], about [name of an emotion],

and so on, concluding at the end of the mind-searching period with:

But my mind is preoccupied with past thoughts.

This can be done four or five times during the day, unless you find it irritates you. If you find it trying, three or four times is sufficient. You might find it helpful, however, to include your irritation, or any emotion that the idea for today may induce, in the mind searching itself.

War is a recycled memory that continues to repeat in our world because we do not understand how our own mind works. The only difference is that today we have the technology to destroy our world. Although this idea is insane, because we believe in the insanity of war, we also believe it is possible to destroy the world.
All dimensions are supported consciously by the content of the people who live in it. When enough people carry a belief, the outcome is a testimony to the belief of the many.
The testimony of the many requires some kind of a belief investment in past wars to keep the memory of war alive. We believe in war because we have not been exposed to the kind of peace that is necessary for us to appreciate eternal peace.
The value of eternal peace must be invested in to keep it alive in our mind.
War honors the dead, not the living. You give honor to what you want. The Bible states, “let the dead bury the dead.” Changing our focus to give a testimony for global peace will require a global effort. The beliefs of war in past time are emotionally supported, and have impregnated old world time with corrupted memories. These are past thoughts of war that continue to haunt our world. It is this unnatural emotional sound that keeps us bound to war. There is another way, and there is something else. This is a Sound of Peace that is impossible to override with past memories of war.

Lesson Seven

If we continue to believe we understand what we see in time according to what our brain tells us, we will never be able to see what is really there. There is another world we want to see that has nothing to do with what the intellectual brain has devised. The only deception in the world is the one that we have devised and shared in time. This can be exchanged for new understanding.

via Lesson Seven.

Lesson 7

Lesson 7 – I See Only The Past.

Teaching to only see peace in time can only be done through a joint effort. Lesson 7 teaches us that we only see the past. We believe what we see, but what we do not understand is how what we see is actually a stored memory in time. All of the pictures of war and memories that we store in time are simple to find. Museums and history books are full of the memories of war, lest we forget. We believe that if we keep these memories alive, we will not make the same mistake again. But over and over again, this misleading perception has been proven wrong. The emotional trauma set into motion by these toxic memories only increase in value in time.
Changing our mind about what we have learned to see in time will take a miracle. The impact of war on our world is a global tragedy that has lasted for 6000 years. We cannot eliminate war in time with good intentions. They are not enough.
Time carries every memory that any individual has ever thought up. With war, there are billions of memories that support war in time. Undoing this mess will take a collective miracle that is globally supported.
Investing in the miracles in time allows us to share global peace. This is not going to be anything people understand from the get go because people do not understand the impact that their personal memories have in time.
Only God’s Plan for the Salvation of the world will work, because only God’s Plan understands how our memories have distorted time.

Lesson 6

Lesson 6 – I Am Upset Because I See Something That Is Not There.

In our world, one of the greatest upsets is the one that defines war. No one wants war, yet our world continues to experience it. In this lesson, we are being told that we are seeing something that is not there. The question of whether we see war is obvious. We all see war. But the reason we see war many not be as obvious.

The memories of war exist in time. The collective consciousness that defines our world is directly linked to time. In the past, when people were exposed to war, it is was because the perceive threat of war was held in the mind. That nagging feeling that war was approaching was the ability of people to intuitively “tune in” to warring nations. During the era of World War I and II, enough people collectively agreed that there would be a war, and there were 2 wars that were commonly agreed upon. The thought of war was a movement carried out in time, where all wars occur.
Today, we live in a time when there are just a few people who deliberately manipulate circumstances to make a war. The unnatural ability to do this comes from the collective sound of past wars that occurred in time.
Once a sound has been heard in time, it continues to echo through time until this sound is repaired. Thus, the upsetting sound of war will continue in our world, until enough people take the action necessary to repair this unnatural sound.
The only way to repair the unnatural sound of war in time is through miracles. Miracles have the ability to stitch up the fabric of time. Because miracles cannot be forced or manipulated into believing a sound that died a long time ago, they are impossible to deceive.
If I am upset because I see a war that is not there, it is because I do not understand the Sound of peace. Revealing the Sound of Peace must come through the people. Only they have been offered the means to exchange the sound of war for peace by investing in the miracles that will repair the damage done in time.