“To be told that what you do not see is there sounds like insanity. It is very difficult to become convinced that it is insanity not to see what is there, and to see what is not there instead.
You do not doubt that the body’s eyes can see. You do not doubt the images they show you are reality. Your faith lies in the darkness, not the light. How can this be reversed? For you it is impossible, but you are not alone in this.” Lesson 91
Your awakening procedure, as you advance through the curriculum, must emphasize the fact that you are not alone. As long as you continue to try to organize, manage your affairs and make decisions by yourself, on your own terms, you will be frustrated and peace will elude you.
Changing our minds about our minds is the fundamental lesson, so that our reliance is on the power of Spirit, the Holy presence of God, His communication link to the eternal, that will bring about the impossible change necessary. And with Him all miracles are not only possible, natural but have already been accomplished!
It may not be obvious that this Course in the enlightenment of mind is wholly unacceptable to ego-mind. It is the opposite of everything the world believes and any and every belief which the mind has accepted as “truth”. Therefore experience is necessary. The human mind generally has no references for this whatsoever, new references are needed to give you faith in what seems an outrageous supposition. Yet, the light is there and can be seen and known. It is natural, the only natural experience, the only thing you bring with you from your Home (Lesson 188). Nothing beside it exists or can in fact be found if you cared to really examine your objective phenomenal paradigm.
“The body’s eyes see only form. They cannot see beyond what they were made to see. And they were made to look on error and not see past it. Theirs is indeed a strange perception, for they can see only illusions, unable to look beyond the granite block of sin, and stopping at the outside form of nothing. To this distorted form of vision the outside of everything, the wall that stands between you and the truth, is wholly true. Yet how can sight that stops at nothingness, as if it were a solid wall, see truly? It is held back by form, having been made to guarantee that nothing else but form will be perceived.” T.22.III.8
“Let yourself be brought unto your Self. Its strength will be the light in which the gift of sight is given you. Leave, then, the dark a little while today, and we will practice seeing in the light, closing the body’s eyes and asking truth to show us how to find the meeting place of self and Self, where light and strength are one.” W.92.10
“I cannot see in darkness. Let the light of holiness and truth light up my mind, and let me see the innocence within.” W.111.1.(91)