In the book A Course in Miracles it's told that the world we see merely reflects our own internal frame of reference – the dominant ideas, wishes and emotions in our minds. "Projection makes perception" (T-XNUMX.In.XNUMX:XNUMX).
We look inside first, decide what kind of world we want to see and then project the world outside, making it the truth as we see it. We make it true by our interpretations of what it is we are seeing.
If each person first thinks a thought and then projects it outwards and thereby makes the world that particular person sees, then surely each person makes their own universe? Two people who are part of the same event or experience at the same time, still have different experiences and memories of this experience.
The book explains that if we are using preception to justify our own mistakes—our anger, our impulses to attack, our lack of love in whatever form it may take—we will see a world of evil, destruction, malice, envy and despair. All this we must learn to forgive, not because we are beeing "good" and "charitable", but because what we are seeing is not true. We have distorted the world by our twisted defenses, and are therefore seeing what is not there. As we learn to recognize our perceptual errors, we also learn to look past them or "forgive".
I read further that the "little I" seeks to enhance itself by external approval, external possessions and external "love". The Self That God created, needs nothing. It is forever complete, safe, loved and loving. It seeks to share rather than to get; to extend rather than project. It has no needs, and wants to join with others out of their mutual awareness of abundance.
Imagine if every person took responsibility for their thoughts and lived who they truly are. The mind needs to unite with the heart and only then can we create a new world.
If you want to be part of a dialogue group online and talk about these issues, get in touch with me,
Carina Hansson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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