Truth will correct all errors in my mind.
Errors and illusions are synonymous in A Course in Miracles. To perceive illusions is to mistake what one perceives – to be in error with respect to what it is and what it is for. Errors and illusions happen at the level of mind; the world of form – bodies, buildings, landscapes et cetera – merely reflect the error.
Thus, errors are psychological deviations from truth; when they are brought to truth, they are ended because of what truth is. Truth is the light that shines away our confusion and aligns our mind with love.
Importantly, we do not need to seek truth. We do not need to establish truth. We merely need to consent to the conditions that allow us to see truth without hindrance. This requires a willingness to look at whatever it is that obstructs truth.
We have to be willing to look at both the content of our minds and the processes of our minds that obscure what is true, real and creative.
This willingness to look at error arises in the context of a relationship with our brothers and sisters that is guided by our shared relationship with the Holy Spirit, who is the Voice for God and thus the Voice for truth. The journey to correction, and to the peace correction entails, is not a solo venture. It is cooperative. We need each other. When we accept this need, and allow it to guide our decision-making, the relationships brought forth are holy.
Begin by asking Him Who goes with you upon this undertaking that He be in your awareness as you go with Him. You are not made of flesh and blood and bone, but were created by the selfsame Thought which gave the gift of life to Him as well. He is your Brother and so like to you your Father knows that You are both the same (W-pI.107.8:1-3).
The suggestion here is twofold: our brothers and sisters share our desire for peace and healing, and the Holy Spirit both reminds us of this fact and enables us – with our brothers and sisters – to manifest this healing in the world, in whatever form is most helpful to the world.
This is both abstract and concrete. It is abstract in the sense that we are tuning into the Holy Spirit, seeking its clear calm guidance beyond the static of ego. It is concrete in that whatever the circumstances of our living – at work, with our kids, getting an oil change, cooking dinner, checking for texts – we will be told exactly what to do and say.
Being told “exactly what to do and say” will always reflect ACIM’s general mandate that we are only here – in this body in this world – to be “truly helpful” (T-2.V.A.18:2).
Thus, what we learn when we live this way, is that it is our own self we are inviting to go with us and the invitation is the realization we cannot be apart from our own self (W-pI.107.8:4).
Truth will correct all errors in your mind which tell you you could be apart from Him. You speak to Him today, and make your pledge to let His function be fulfilled through you (W-pI.107.9:1-2).
Thus, in our practice of this lesson, we can glimpse – and perhaps begin to experience in a felt way – our oneness with each other, through the gentle sharing of the Holy Spirit in our mind. It is this relationship, at once both intimate and public, in which we open in ways which allow God to take “the last step” (e.g., T-7.I.7:8).
Today, let us be as happy as God intends, which intention is made clear in our mind, and which we share with all the world.