Lesson 14:

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Idea:

“God did not create a meaningless world.”

The idea for today is the reason why a meaningless world is impossible. What God did not create does not exist. Everything that does exist exists as He created it. The world you see has nothing to do with reality. It is of your own making, and it does not exist.

Purpose:
Today’s idea is another step in learning to let go the thoughts that you have written on the world, and see the Word of God in their place.

Our direction is toward perfect safety and perfect peace.

Practice:
Eyes closed throughout the practice period.
The mind searching period should be short – maximum one minute.

Think of all the horrors in the world that cross your mind. This is your personal repertory of horrors, these things are part of the world you see. Some are shared illusions, others are part of your personal hell. Name each one, then deny its reality. God did not create it – it is not real / can only be in your own mind apart from His – it has no meaning.

“God did not create that war, and so it is not real.”

“God did not create that airplane crash / disaster [specify] / etc., and so it is not real.”

Suitable subjects include anything you are afraid might happen to you, or to anyone about whom you are concerned. In each case, specifically name the ‘disaster’, do not use general terms.

ie. Do not say: “God did not create illness,” but, “God did not create cancer / heart attacks / etc.,” or whatever may arouse fear in you.

Conclude with:

“God did not create a meaningless world.”

Today’s idea can be applied to anything that disturbs you during the day. Be specific in applying it, ie. say:

“God did not create a meaningless world. He did not create [specify the situation which is disturbing you], and so it is not real.”

Marianne Williamson:
You’ve heard the line from the Bible, “The truth shall set you free.” Today, begin to recognize the false and to let it go, in order to embrace that which is eternally true. Fear is an illusion, causing pain and horror; love is real, causing harmony and peace.

Let God’s reality replace your ego’s nightmare as you practice Lesson 14.

“Our species is in trouble because we fight too much. We fight ourselves, each other, our planet and God. Our fear-ridden ways are threatening our survival. A thoroughly loving person is like an evolutionary mutation, manifesting a being that puts love first and thus creates the context in which miracles occur. Ultimately, that is the only smart thing to do. It is the only orientation in life which will support our survival.”

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