My mind holds only what I think with God.
The reason we cannot fail in our search for truth is because truth is all there is. There is nothing else to find. In God there is only certainty about this, for only certainty is worthy of truth. But we are still lost and confused. We still think separation is a thing we did and have to undo, untangle, et cetera.
We think we have to be reborn. God knows we are eternal, and thus incapable of change, let alone birth and death.
Truth is true, and only truth is true (e.g., T-9.VIII.7:2). While we can look away from this, like children squeezing their eyes shut and thinking they’re invisible, we cannot make it false. Nor can we make what is false true.
Therefore, right here, right now, you and I know the truth. We know it and we deny that we know it. We hide behind a wall of projection that we insist is the cause of every problem we have, from a stubbed toe to a missed deadline to death.
A nontrivial aspect of our practice of A Course in Miracles is becoming aware of projection, noticing its negative effects, and becoming willing to no longer project. God’s Love is True, and all there is, and yet we go on throwing block after block in front of it to obscure it. There is a better way!
We want to stop projecting hindrances to our awareness of God’s Love, and we want to stop denying that we are the ones doing it. The better way arises when we agree to become responsible for finding it.
It is a simple shift in thought, a decision at the level of the mind, to remember God’s Love and only God’s Love. And it’s easy because God’s Love is all there is anyway.
Our willingness to stop projecting – which is to become responsible for the content and function our mind (which is to give both to the Holy Spirit) – is what it means to “loose the world” from all that we believe it is.
We think we know what a pine tree is for, or a church, or a wedding ring. This lesson is part of the course’s emphasis on letting go of that deluded certainty. We don’t know what anything is for. Therefore, we let go of all of it.
It is tempting to slip back into definitions. We can make “letting go” a thing we hold onto too! We think saying “I don’t know what it means” means we know something. But we don’t! That’s the challenge. If we don’t know, we can’t say – we can’t say anything at all. We become silent. We become learners. We become humbled.
Really, this lesson is both a review and an opportunity to let the world mean only what God would have it mean. It has no value but the value the Holy Spirit, who is the Voice for God, writes upon it. And all the Holy Spirit writes testifies to our innocence, and the innocence of our brothers and sisters, and thus makes clear and safe the way to salvation.
Let us practice with a glad heart today, reviewing two basic ideas that in conjunction open our minds to the truth as God created it.