Retraining the Mind

This article is going to look at the idea that your Mind and Gods is the same. As you begin to undergo your transformation these lessons will become invaluable to you. This is from the workbook of A Course In Miracles; God is the Mind with which I think.

"Today's idea holds the key to what your real thoughts are. They are nothing that you think you think, just as nothing that you think you see is related to vision in any way. There is no relationship between what is real and what you think is real. Nothing that you think are your real thoughts resemble your real thoughts in any respect. Nothing that you think you see bears any resemblance to what vision will show you."

So there really is "something else" going on. Something other than this. But while you value the thoughts you are having within your mind you will not think to question what it is you are experiencing as reality.

"You think with the Mind of God. Therefore you share your thoughts with Him, as He shares His with you. They are the same thoughts, because they are thought by the same Mind. To share is to make alike, or to make one. Nor do the thoughts you think with the Mind of God leave your mind, because thoughts do not leave their source. Therefore, your thoughts are in the Mind of God, as you are. They are in your mind as well, where He is. As you are part of His Mind, so are your thoughts part of His Mind."

"Where, then, are your real thoughts? Today we will attempt to reach them. We will have to look for them in your mind, because that is where they are. They must still be there, because they cannot have left their source. What is thought by the Mind of God is eternal, being part of creation."

The practice or the willingness to apply these workbook lessons will become very valuable to you. When you are longer able to tolerate the chaos that surrounds you, you will find true Peace of Mind in the undoing of all you once thought.

"…tell yourself gently:

My real thoughts are in my mind. I would like to find them.

Then try to go past all the unreal thoughts that cover the truth in your mind, and reach to the eternal."

All you are really doing is simply stepping back and allowing your thoughts to rise up in your awareness. Watch them and let them go, as being completely meaningless. You don't have to sort out what you THINK is valuable or not, they are all meaningless.

"Under all the senseless thoughts and mad ideas with which you have cluttered up your mind are the thoughts that you thought with God in the beginning. They are there in your mind now, completely unchanged. They will always be in your mind, exactly as they always were. Everything you have thought since then will change, but the Foundation on which it rests is wholly changeless."

Wow, did you hear that?! There is no link of memory to the past. All the thoughts you ever had will change. You are going back to the moment of separation, in your mind. Why? Because that is where the correction WAS made.

"It is this Foundation toward which the exercises for today are directed. Here is your mind joined with the Mind of God. Here are your thoughts one with His. For this kind of practice only one thing is necessary; approach it as you would an altar dedicated in Heaven to God the Father and to God the Son. For such is the place you are trying to reach. You will probably be unable as yet to realize how high you are trying to go. Yet even with the little understanding you have already gained, you should be able to remind yourself that this is no idle game, but an exercise in holiness and an attempt to reach the Kingdom of Heaven." ACIM ~ workbook lesson 45

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