ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION VIII. The Final Shift

1.  Are thoughts, then, dangerous? To bodies, yes! The thoughts that seem to kill are those that teach the thinker that he can be killed. And so, he “dies” because of what he learned. He goes from life to death, the final proof he valued the inconstant more than constancy. Surely, he thought he wantedContinue reading “ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION VIII. The Final Shift”

ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION VII The Last Unanswered Question

1. Do you not see that all your misery comes from the strange belief that you are powerless? Being helpless is the cost of sin. Helplessness is sin’s condition; the one requirement that it demands to be believed. Only the helpless could believe in it. Enormity has no appeal save to the little. And onlyContinue reading “ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION VII The Last Unanswered Question”

ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION VI. Reason vs Madness

1.  Reason cannot see sin but can see errors and leads to their correction. It does not value them, but their correction. Reason will also tell you that when you think you sin, you call for help. Yet if you will not accept the help, you call for, you will not believe that it isContinue reading “ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION VI. Reason vs Madness”

ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION V. The Function of Reason

1.  Perception selects, it makes the world you see. It literally picks it out as the mind directs. The laws of size and shape and brightness would hold, perhaps, if other things were equal. They are not equal. For what you look for, you are far more likely to discover than what you would preferContinue reading “ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION V. The Function of Reason”

ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION IV. The Fear to Look Within

1. The Holy Spirit will never teach you that you are sinful. Errors He will correct, but this makes no one fearful. You are indeed afraid to look within and see the sin you think is there. This you would not be fearful to admit. Fear in association with sin the ego deems quite appropriateContinue reading “ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION IV. The Fear to Look Within”

ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION III. Faith, Belief, and Perception

1. All special relationships have sin as their goal.  For they are bargains with reality, toward which the seeming union is adjusted.  Forget not this: to bargain is to set a limit, and any brother with whom you have a limited relationship, you hate.  You may attempt to keep the bargain in the name ofContinue reading “ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION III. Faith, Belief, and Perception”

ACIM – Chapter 21 Reason and Perception II. The Responsibility for Sight

1.  We have repeated how little is asked of you to learn this course.  It is the same small willingness you need to have your whole relationship transformed to joy; the little gift you offered to the Holy Spirit for which He gives you everything; the very little on which salvation rests; the tiny changeContinue reading “ACIM – Chapter 21 Reason and Perception II. The Responsibility for Sight”

ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION I. The Forgotten Song

1. Never forget the world the sightless “see” must be imagined, for what it really looks like is unknown to them.  They must infer what could be seen from evidence forever indirect; and reconstruct their inferences as they stumble and fall because of what they did not recognize or walk unharmed through open doorways thatContinue reading “ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION I. The Forgotten Song”

ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION Introduction

1. Projection makes perception.  The world you see is what you gave it, nothing more than that.  But though it is no more than that, it is not less.  Therefore, to you it is important.  It is the witness to your state of mind, the outside picture of an inward condition.  As a man thinketh,Continue reading “ACIM – CHAPTER 21 REASON AND PERCEPTION Introduction”