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Lesson 53
Today we will review the following:
11) My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.**
²Since the thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything, the world that pictures them can have no meaning. ³What is producing this world is insane, and so is what it produces. ⁴Reality is not insane, and I have real thoughts as well as insane ones. ⁵I can therefore see a real world, if I look to my real thoughts as my guide for seeing. (
12) **I am upset because I see a meaningless world.**
²Insane thoughts are upsetting. ³They produce a world in which there is no order anywhere. ⁴Only chaos rules a world that represents chaotic thinking, and chaos has no laws. ⁵I cannot live in peace in such a world. ⁶I am grateful that this world is not real, and that I need not see it at all unless I choose to value it. ⁷And I do not choose to value what is totally insane and has no meaning.
13) **A meaningless world engenders fear.**
²The totally insane engenders fear because it is completely undependable, and offers no grounds for trust. ³Nothing in madness is dependable. ⁴It holds out no safety and no hope. ⁵But such a world is not real. ⁶I have given it the illusion of reality, and have suffered from my belief in it. ⁷Now I choose to withdraw this belief, and place my trust in reality. ⁸In choosing this, I will escape all the effects of the world of fear, because I am acknowledging that it does not exist.
14) **God did not create a meaningless world.**
²How can a meaningless world exist if God did not create it? ³He is the Source of all meaning, and everything that is real is in His Mind. ⁴It is in my mind too, because He created it with me. ⁵Why should I continue to suffer from the effects of my own insane thoughts, when the perfection of creation is my home? ⁶Let me remember the power of my decision, and recognize where I really abide.
15) **My thoughts are images that I have made.**
²Whatever I see reflects my thoughts. ³It is my thoughts that tell me where I am and what I am. ⁴The fact that I see a world in which there is suffering and loss and death shows me that I am seeing only the representation of my insane thoughts, and am not allowing my real thoughts to cast their beneficent light on what I see. ⁵Yet God’s way is sure. ⁶The images I have made cannot prevail against Him because it is not my will that they do so. ⁷My will is His, and I will place no other gods before Him. (https://acim.org/acim/en/s/456#1:1,1:2,1:3,1:4,1:5,2:1,2:2,2:3,2:4,2:5,2:6,2:7,3:1,3:2,3:3,3:4,3:5,3:6,3:7,3:8,4:1,4:2,4:3,4:4,4:5,4:6,5:1,5:2,5:3,5:4,5:5,5:6,5:7 | W-53.1:1-5;2:1-7;3:1-8;4:1-6;5:1-7)
Monica D
Lesson 53
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