ACIM Workbook Lesson 304 – for Monday, October 31, 2011
Affirmation: “Let not my world obscure the sight of Christ.”
“Perception is a mirror, not a fact. and what I look on is my state of mind, reflected outward. I would bless the world by looking on it through the eyes of Christ. And I will look upon the certain signs that all my sins have been forgiven me. (WB451)”
1 – Projection Makes Perceptions
This is a repetition of the oft-repeated “projection makes perception.” It is the way in which we create our own reality. There is no other answer. The Holy Spirit will give the Answer when we are ready, and we can pray that this blessing will come soon.
2 – May We See with the Eyes of Christ
If perception is a mirror of our state of mind, it behooves to be careful what we entertain in our minds. This would encourage us to seek out uplifting reading, good entertainment, happy experiences. We can do much to effect this. When we see with the eyes of Christ, we will see a new and joyful world. The old will no longer attract us, the old with its egoistic notions–notions which led only to pain. May we find the way today. May we delay no longer.
3 – Our Forgiven “Sins”
When we know that our “sins” have been forgiven, we will realize that we are still as God created us. We are innocent, though this may be one of the most difficult tenets of the Text to incorporate into our worldview. We will bless ourselves and others. We will know love intimately for the first time.
May I see with the eyes of Christ today, and may I not be tempted to attach any egotism to this. It is Your Will that I have vision. May my projections make a perception that is good and true, loving and peaceful. Be with me today as I attempt to make changes that will influence my world to be a better place.
May we come to understand what it means to say, “projection makes perception.” We do not often understand fully what this means. I would keep its meaning, that this world is simply an illusion that I have projected, close to my heart today.