Sunday, June 01, 2014

Ours is the power of decision.

Lesson 152, The power of decision is our own.

“Decision” comes from the Latin, decidere, meaning “to cut.”  

Nothing occurs but represents your wish,
and nothing is omitted that you choose.
Here is your world, complete in all details.

This Chart chart demonstrates that mind is the mechanism of decision.  When we decide for Separation, we experience these consequences, cutting us off from Union.  When we decide for Union, we cut ourselves off from Separation.  There is no in between.  

The Holy Spirit uses our thoughts of Separation to guide us to Union.

Mind of God
A Thought of God
For I am still as God created me
Mind is mechanism of decision

SEPARATION                                                                              UNION
self                                                                                               Self
Body’s eyes                                                                                 Christ Vision
Projection                                                                                    Reflection
Time/space                                                                                   Eternity
Unreal                                                                                          Real
self-centered                                                                                Relationship                                        
Illusion                                                                                        Reality
Falsity                                                                                          Truth
Fear                                                                                             Love
Doubt                                                                                           Certainty
Judgment                                                                                     Forgiveness

The Holy Spirit’s lessons will enable you to bridge the gap between illusions and truth.  (Lesson 151.9:7)

This is summarized in a sonnet:

Now do we join in glad acknowledgment
that lies are false, and only truth is true.
We think of truth alone as we arise,
and spend five minutes practicing its ways,
encouraging our frightened minds with this:

The power of decision is my own.
This day I will accept myself as what
my Father's Will created me to be.

Then will we wait in silence, giving up
all self-deceptions, as we humbly ask
our Self that He reveal Himself to us.
And He Who never left will come again
to our awareness, grateful to restore
His home to God, as it was meant to be.