True Vision

“. . .[T]rue vision is seeing relationship and union.  It is the opposite of seeing with the eyes and the attitude of separation.  (The Treatises of A Course of Love: ‘A Treatise on the New,’ 2.32)”

Affirmation:  “May I enjoy true vision today.”

Reflections:

In A Course in Miracles, Jesus assures us that true vision does not have anything to do with the vision that our eyes have, or the world that our eyes behold.  True vision sees beyond the illusion that is this world.  It is an internal concept that one can enjoy when he or she has left behind the belief in separation from God as well as separation from our brothers and sisters.

A Course of Love, as we have repeatedly described, is based in large part on this theme of relationship and union (often called “unity and relationship”).  The words are repeated so often that perhaps we lose sight of their true meaning, but a simple return to what the words themselves mean can set our minds and hearts at rest.  We are in relationship to the All, which includes our brothers and sisters as well as God, but this All is actually One (i.e., unity).  This easy definition will go a long way toward helping us to understand that Jesus is not asking us to believe or to live the impossible.  We can live in unity and relationship, and indeed we will want to do so.  Only in that way can we come to know the fullest meaning of salvation, the fullest extent of Awakening to Christ-consciousness.

We all too often depend on our perception to determine our reactions in this world.  This is discussed at length in A Course in Miracles.  But we are also told in ACIM that projection makes perception.  And who would want to live a projection from ourselves that shows us an evil and suffering world?  We will not be blind to suffering when we move beyond seeing in this way, but we will see the larger picture–almost miraculously–and in no way will be tempted to blame our God for this state of affairs.  Just as Jesus promises, we can know “pure joy” and “limitless release” on a daily basis.  These two phrases can be the way that we view this world, as Jesus has bade us to do constantly.  Only then will we know the peace that is held out to us in both ACIM and ACOL.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

You would have me to experience true vision–the revelation of a new world that only You can bring to me.  In revelation, You reach down to me, and You bless me.  I ask for this blessing today.

Be with me as I go about our sometimes woeful world.  May I keep my head in the clouds, but my feet on the ground, grounded in You.

Amen.

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