When you decide upon the form of what you want, you loose the understanding of its purpose. Happiness does not come from wanting. Wanting and desiring comes from lack. In a state of perfect Oneness, there are no wants or desires because it is perfect fulfillment.
The Holy Spirit does not see the world the way a personality-self sees the world. The Holy Spirit sees it all as the same. To the ego, variety is the spice of life and sameness can seem boring, but David explains how sameness single-mindedness is not boring. It is glee, because it is prior to judgment in the mind.
Some of us have read philosophies that would say to “accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative,” but we must go much deeper in the mind in order to see that the ego invented both the “negative” AND the “positive.” The “good” also needs to be forgiven along with the “bad,” since both come from the dualistic perception of the ego. When we judge things as positive or negative, it’s just making duality, and therefore separation, real. Love is beyond it all.
When we have “free will” associated with “choice,” that is where the distortions of mind enter in. There is no free will in this world, for our will is imprisoned in this world so long as its believed in. In “A Course in Miracles,” free will is equated with God’s Will, which is perfect happiness. And perfect happiness can only exist where the concept of choice does not.
The ACIM teaching that “the script is written” seems to have an aspect of destiny to it. You are destined to wake up. The story is false and you are to accept your divinity instead. You can then begin to develop the feeling that God has created you perfect and innocent. Free will is your will in Heaven. Yet we need to be convinced of this, and an attachment to the past requires us to have guidance in where to go and what to do. This can’t be glossed over. The emphasis in the statement, “the script is written,” is on the word “written,” which is in the past tense.
There is no inside/outside and in the end, there is no projection. Projection is the idea of trying to get rid of something while still keeping it. The Holy Spirit uses contrast experiences to lead us to the recognition that we want nothing but Love. Through the purification process we begin to see everything as a miracle.
The body’s eyes do not see. The first 10 lessons of “A Course in Miracles” lay out this idea very clearly and springboard into the grandaddy of all ideas, “God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.” (W-29) Of course, God isn’t in the table as I see it. Yet the practical element, while I still believe I see through the body’s eyes, is seeing the purpose the table holds along with all the universe: to know I am one with Source. The Holy Spirit equalizes all the images of the world and shows me their sameness so I can be steady and at peace. When I see differences, I am blind. Coming into spiritual vision, I start to see sameness and my mind begins to loosen from the inability to judge. The result is truly peace.
What would it feel like to let go of all worries and trust in God’s plan? A recognition that we have no control over the world allows us to open up to our internal guidance and to ease into a life where all things become involuntary. This is a life of trust and perfect joy.