Lesson 10 is one of the most helpful lessons in the Course. If you only did the first 10 lessons every day, you would awaken. This is because it applies to all the thoughts you think are your real thoughts. These are your thoughts of yourself as a separate identity, in a body, with conflicting goals, underlying confusion, doubt, and fear. These are NOT your real thoughts.
When you admit to yourself, my thoughts do not mean anything, this is because they are based upon the misperception of you as separate from God. This can be upsetting, and cause you to question your thoughts. This is great. You should question these thoughts because they don’t bring you happiness. Confusion, doubt, fear and uncertainty are of the ego mind. The ego is always confused because it doesn’t know who it is.
So if you don’t know who you are…guess what…you are the ego! What is that? An active denial of your perfection, or YOU as God created you.
So you need help if you are thinking all these insane thoughts. Thank God that help is here. All the preceding lessons show you that your mind is always focused on the past and then projecting that onto the world you see. This is false thinking. The past is OVER. So, let’s train the mind that is doing that.
Close your eyes and repeat the idea to yourself. My thoughts do not mean anything. This idea will help to release me from all that I now believe.
The undoing of your thoughts how you awaken. The goal is contained in the lesson. Relax, release and allow that your thoughts can be corrected right here and now.
Search your mind for all the thoughts that are available to you. Just notice them and say…oh well. Don’t give them any energy. Just notice that you are thinking a bunch of crazy conflicting thoughts. No big deal. You have been doing this for a very long time.
You need a miracle. You want peace, you don’t have it now. As each thought crosses your mind, repeat…my thought about ________ does not mean anything.
Keep doing it with every idea that arises in your mind.
Then ask, to whom do these thoughts arise?
Who am I? Ask and go within. Get quiet for a moment. Let the procession of thoughts cease for a while. Open to a new experience.
You don’t have to do this for a long period. But the more often you repeat it to yourself, the quieter you become. Something stops, the incessant thoughts cease and you begin to feel an opening, a possibility that you don’t have to be at the mercy of this ego mind. It has no source anyway. It is totally made up by you. It is a constant barrage of attack thoughts. You don’t want that any more.
Repeat after me: My thoughts don’t mean anything. I don’t want them anymore.
You don’t have to do anything about this, just allow for something new to occur. Every fear thought is corrected in exactly the same way. The miracle of love replaces it. The truth of who you are begins to dawn upon you. You become aware. AWARE…finally of your divine perfection. Light. Love. Peace.
This isn’t found in a book, it is a direct experience. It can only be found within you.
So, go within yourself and explore. WHO AM I?
Don’t answer it. Get quiet, ask for help. You don’t have the solution to the riddle of yourself. But there is one and it will happen to you, it is guaranteed by God.