This morning I did a interesting word lookup in ACIM.
“The learning of the world is built upon a concept of the self adjusted to the world’s reality. It fits it well. For this an image is that suits a world of shadows and illusions. “ ( Chapter 31 – V. Self-Concept versus Self )
“Sin is the only thing in all the world that cannot change. It is immutable. And on its changelessness the world depends.” ( Chapter 25 – VII. The Rock of Salvation )
“The world of perception, on the other hand, is the world of time, of change, of beginnings and endings. It is based on interpretation, not on facts. It is the world of birth and death. It is learned rather than given, selective in its perceptual emphases, unstable in its functioning, and inaccurate in its interpretations.” ( Preface )
“There is no point in lamenting the world. There is no point in trying to change the world. It is incapable of change because it is merely an effect. But there is indeed a point in changing your thoughts about the world…” (Workbook Lesson 23 )
“But is given you the means whereby the world no longer seems to be a prison house or jail for anyone. Freedom is given you where you beheld but chains and iron doors. But you must change your mind about the purpose of the world, if you would find escape.. You will be bound till all the world is seen by you as blessed, and everyone made free of your mistakes and honored as he is. You made him not; no more yourself. And as you free the one, the other is accepted as he is. “( Workbook Lesson 200 )
“Truth is the opposite of illusions because it offers joy. What else but joy could be the opposite of misery? To leave one kind of misery and seek another is hardly an escape. To change illusions is to make no change.” (Chapter 22 – II. Your Brother’s Sinlessness )
“My holy brother, think of this awhile: The world you see does nothing. It has no effects at all. It merely represents your thoughts. And it will change entirely as you elect to change your mind, and choose the joy…” ( Workbook Lesson 190 )
“As a man thinketh, so does he perceive. Therefore, seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. Perception is a result and not a cause… “ ( Chapter 21: Reason and Perception – Introduction )
“The whole value of right perception lies in the inevitable realization that all perception is unnecessary. This removes the block entirely. You may ask how this is possible as long as you appear to be living in this world. That is a reasonable question. You must be careful, however, that you really understand it. Who is the “you” who are living in this world? Spirit is immortal, and immortality is a constant…” ( Chapter 4 – II. The Ego and False Autonomy
These excerpts definitely point out the differences between a DUALISTIC and NON-DUALISTIC view or perspective of what we consider and accept as our REALITY.
Look, Listen and Do Not Judge! Leave all judgements to the Holy Spirit.
I am still as God Created me. Innocent and so is my brother.
God Blesses Christ Blesses I Bless