Conscious Choices

“Oneness and sickness cannot coexist.  God’s teachers choose to look on dreams a while.  It is a conscious choice.  For they have learned that all choices are made consciously, with full awareness of their consequences.  (M32)”

Affirmation:  “My dreams are chosen consciously.”


What we are seeing in this world is illusion (a Course concept).  The Course also calls what we see “dreams.”  And we have chosen to look upon dreams, knowing on some level what will transpire for us.  We may suffer, but we do not have to do so.  Pain does not have to bring suffering, if our minds and hearts are in agreement with the Holy Spirit, who makes only one judgment:  “God’s Son is guiltless.”

We can also be free of sickness, which is some form of external searching.  The external searching may teach us something, of course, which is its purpose.  But the Course would not have us learn in this way.

We are One with our brothers and sisters.  We know, on some level, what will happen in our lives.  And we have chosen it–not consciously, of course, but on a deeper level.  This is different from a “blame the victim” mentality, and it would be wise that we keep to ourselves this concept if voicing it would be hurtful to another.  Not everyone is ready to see that choices made to experience illusion are not ultimately hurtful, however horrendous they may appear in our insane world.


Dear Father/Mother,

May I be aware that my dreams–my illusions–are chosen consciously.  I realize that my little self is not aware of this, but my larger Self is.  And I do not blame myself or others for this state of affairs; it is simply a law of this world.

Be with me today if I seem to feel pain.  May I not turn this pain into suffering by my own inner turmoil.  You have promised to be with me always, and I thank you for Your blessing.


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