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October 18, 2015 Blog A Course in Miracles: Lesson 291
October 18, 2015 Blog
A Course in Miracles: Lesson 291
“What is the Real World?” This is the subject of the next ten lessons and they are happy lessons indeed.
The Real World has a greater significance than this world because it encompasses and supersedes this one. But the Real World appears invisible to those who hold the belief that what is real MUST be in form. It remains invisible to the mind that perceives separation as reality. How can you Know the reality of Oneness when you have separated from it?
This world is based on the idea that events and things exist outside us and we observe them as apart from us - “out there.” A Course in Miracles tells us that what is actually happening is the opposite. There is nothing outside – it is all inside.
“Projection makes perception.” This world of form and linear time is our own fantastic creation but it is not the basis of Reality. What is Real can be known, but not with physical vision. It appears as a feeling sense within the mind that listens in peace to the small, still Voice for God. The Voice has many names, but it resides in each of us, and It points to a Reality that supersedes this world.
The Real World is experienced through direct cognition. The Real World is KNOWN in the mind; it is not observed or studied by a physical brain. The Real World can be approached through the release of our insistence that form, and separation, and linear time, are all that is.
Today’s lesson is: “This is a day of stillness and of peace.”
The Real World, of which we are all a part, is endlessly, lovingly, creative. It moves and changes. It shifts and weaves. It transitions in and out of form, and light, and thought, and feeling, and sound, and deep silence, in endless variation. The Real World cannot NOT be and it will not be held back from the Love that is Itself. WE are the REAL WORLD.
Take time today to sit in stillness and peace. Do not try to figure this out. Do not sit and reason with your thoughts. Do not think at all! Open your heart and listen without effort. Be available and witness what arrives at the doorstep of your peace.