“Remember, then, as you begin to come to the completion of the study of The Way of the Heart, that what you see outside of you is only the reflection of what you have allowed to live within you. And simply ask:
“Is this what I wish to continue? What do I truly want? What is this, my very consciousness, for? What do I commit myself to? What do I say I believe? Where do I freely choose to place the power of valuation?
“For what you value, you experience immediately. The world will bow down and say, ‘Very well. You have let us know what you value. We will mirror it back to you, because we love you, because we are a part of you. And heaven forbid that we would take away your free will.” (“The Way of the Heart,” WOM, Lesson 12, Page 149)
The world does mirror back to us what we focus on. We are looking for it, and it appears, because, as A Course in Miracles says, projection makes perception. And we are projecting outward what, on some level of mind or heart, we want to see—maybe not consciously, but still present at some level.
We are thus manifesting our free will, something that God would never take from us. If we want to have good days, we can and will focus on good things, for the negative mind sees danger everywhere—and frequently finds it. Creative visualization, as Shakti Gawain tells us, is a secret to better days, more enjoyable times in our lives, more positive outcomes. This focus is creative visualization, something that we often don’t recognize.
We can make our world from a conscious awareness of what we want to see, what we want to experience. As we move forward, we are actually “creating,” rather than “making.” And A Course of Love tells us that the best route to better experiences is to create a new world, something that we can all have a hand in.
This is actually a very optimistic and happy alternative to what we often experience when we don’t know any better. When we focus on anxious moments, this escalates the anxieties. When we focus on, God forbid, hateful moments, these become our own in our experience. And we can extrapolate this focus to anything that we dwell upon.
Ask today to have help in experiencing better moments in our lives. Happiness is a function of God’s children, as we learn in A Course in Miracles. But He needs our cooperation to bring happiness into our little, individual worlds.