“The world will end when its thought system has been completely reversed. Until then, bits and pieces of its thinking will still seem sensible. (M-14.4)”
Affirmation: “May my thought system be reversed sooner rather than later.”
1 – Our Rearing
The thought system that needs reversal is ego-inspired. This ego causes us more problems than a little! And we were probably reared with a strong competitive streak that was essentially ego-oriented.
2 – Personal Experience
My parents wanted me to make them proud. Neither ever read A Course in Miracles, but I wonder now how different I would be if they had. I think that they would have been ripe for accepting the ideas, for when the ego is strong, we tend to recognize that our way of life needs improvement.
3 – Attack & Anger Lead to “Venting”
I personally needed to know that verbal attack and anger were not the way to respond to someone else’s “venting.” The someone else was always asking for help and for love. And to offer those things–help and love–took the sting out of the venting. Try it yourself. I think that you may be surprised at how much easier your life will evolve.
4 – Being Defensive
Another idea that may still make sense is to defend one’s self against attack. Or to defend one’s self against anything that seems adverse. But A Course in Miracles says that we make what we defend against; by our defense is the awful thing made real. This too is an idea that may need testing out. (ACIM does not object to our testing, though this is an interpretation, not stated in ACIM.)
4 – ACIM Forbids
So no defense, as in planning for contingencies to come–contingencies that the Holy Spirit has not instructed us to consider. And no attack and no judging.
5 – An Easier Way
Our way will already seem to be easier, when we have stopped considering those bits and pieces that still seem to make sense to the ego.
Monday has come and gone, and to my way of thinking, “bits and pieces” of the ego’s thinking still seem to make sense at this very moment. I pray that any delay that I allow is not detrimental to anyone in my care. My husband and I both still have egos, and we must make some decisions together.
If my intuition over the weekend was informed by too much ego, perhaps the intuition was wrong. But I can point to no times in my past that intuition that has been prayed about actually turned out to be ego-inspired.
Be with us as we allow time to pass. The Holy Spirit knows us well, and perhaps now is the time to learn that the anger that I felt last week has led my thinking to be too influenced by the ego, meaning that my psychic attunement was off. I know that the solution is with the problem. And I pray for patience to make the right decisions for my loved ones, in consultation with the Holy Spirit on a heavenly plane, and my husband, on the earthly plane.
I would learn a great deal that would benefit me in the future if the ego actually does lead wrongly, causing intuition to run false. I pray for Your true guidance, and I pray for the right words to make my present situation a good one–not only for myself, but for all other that my life touches.
You are still working with me. You have not finished with me. May I never get so arrogant as to think that I have all the answers at any given time.
May the mystery clear up, sooner rather than later.