To be able to trace everything we say, do, think, feel, and touch back to mind takes a considerable amount of mind training. ACIM daily lessons serve as tools to help the mind reorient itself. It is quite common for years and years of humbling to accompany the mind training, before one can truly see that all perception is an impersonal non-located state of mind. When you start to get the awareness that everything is a thought, it is blatantly simple. This is what Workbook Lesson 23 of “A Course in Miracles” refers to: “I can give up this world by giving up attack thoughts.”
In “A Course in Miracles,” the Real World is equated with the State of Enlightenment. It is a state of mind that is an actual experience resulting from an acceptance of our Self as a pure Creation of a Loving God. The Course offers a very direct and radical path towards Awakening to this Truth which involves releasing the belief in separation. During this interview conducted by Penelope Chatterton back in 1998, David explores many topics including the true meaning of forgiveness, the idea that sickness is a decision, and the incredible Joy that is experienced when one relinquishes the idea of judgment!
In this video, David talks about how beauty is a state of mind. To the Holy Spirit everything is love or a call for love. Yet we are unable to distinguish these two orders of reality because we are bound to form and do not understand spiritual Truth. The body’s eyes were made not to see. The five senses are in cahoots with the ego as instruments of judgment. Beauty is the state of mind of non-judgment. Beauty is within, in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is in the mind, not the senses. This state of mind feels beauty everywhere, all the time, regardless of apparent physical conditions. Everything is consciousness, unified, the quantum field. Unification of perception is happiness.