“You see what you expect, and you expect what you invite. Your perception is the result of your invitation, coming to you as you sent for it. Whose manifestations would you see? Of whose presence would you be convinced? For you will believe in what you manifest, and as you look out so will you see in. Two ways of looking at the world are in your mind, and your perception will reflect the guidance you have chosen.
“When you want only love you will see nothing else.”
“The power of decision is your one remaining freedom as a prisoner of this world. You can decide to see it right. What you made of it is not its reality, for its reality is only what you gave it. You cannot really give anything but love to anyone or anything, nor can you really receive anything but love from them. If you think you have received anything else, it is because you have looked within and thought you saw the power to give something else within yourself. It was only this decision that determined what you found, for it was the decision for what you sought.” (T-12.VII.5;8:1;9)
It seems hard to believe that the world we see is there by our invitation. We invite it by identifying with the ego. When we accept the ego thought system as our own, all of its wild imaginings seem to be ours. The core destructive aspect of the ego thought system is its wish for death, its wish to be separate from the Source of Life. All the seeming pleasant aspects of the world’s appearance are just camouflage for the underlying ego wish for separation and death. But this underlying wish still shows up in all the appearances of destruction in the world.
The means to release ourselves from the prison of the ego thought system is forgiveness. If we choose the Holy Spirit as our Guide in all our decisions, all our perceptions, we loosen the chains of the belief in fear. The Holy Spirit will always lead us to healing. The ego will always lead us to the appearance of death. We can choose the path to healing and release by choosing the Holy Spirit as our Guide.
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