45. god is the mind with which i think.
similar to the previous few lessons, i am working with the material not judging its presentation. however, i would title the lesson: the creator is the mind with which i think.
with that in mind, the lesson:
the creator is the mind with which i think
in other words, the creator’s mind is the mind that i think with.
that is an impressive thought, that my mind is not the mind that is or should be thinking, but that i should be thinking with the creator’s mind, not assuming that i know the creator’s mind, but that the creator’s mind is within me and that it is the creator’s mind being within me that gives me my thoughts.
so let’s take a look at the lesson.
to accept that thought, i need to “see” that which i think i think is not really my thoughts.
that is similar in concept to that of: that which i think i “see” is not really what i am “seeing”.
taken as a unit, that which i think i think and that which i think i “see” make for an interesting moment of wondering what exactly i am to think and “see”?
to accept that, i need to accept that there is no correlation between what is real and what i think and “see” as real.
that is difficult to accept. why? because what i perceive to be not only real but also reality is based upon my thoughts which are based upon the following:
– my experiences of me personally experiencing (witnessing, “seeing”) something;
– my experiences of others telling me about their experiences;
– my experiences of others telling me about others experiences,
all of those things shape my thoughts about what is real and shaping reality.
all of that then culminates in the concept: that which i think is/are real thoughts are not actually my real thoughts, and that means that which i think i “see” is not actual vision.
the lesson is conveying that i don’t understand my thoughts and my “sights” and that if i want to understand my thought and my “sights” i need to set aside what i think about what i “see” in order to “see”, think, and understand.
to “see” differently, the lesson posits the following:
you think with the mind of god (the creator).
therefore you share your thoughts with god (the creator),
because the thoughts are shared by the same mind.
that can be difficult to “see” when one has been taught to “see” themselves independent and separated from the creator, which gives the idea of isolation, which means that the creator is not aware of human thought.
instead, the lesson is building upon previous postulations to posit this lesson:
since the creator created every thing in creation, and
since every thing in creation includes the human mind, and
since the creator is in every thing in creation,
then the creator is in the human mind,
therefore the human mind is not independent from the creator,
which means the following:
the human mind shares thoughts with the creator, and
the creator shares thoughts with the human mind.
not terribly difficult to follow, but could be tremendously challenging. why? because the logic is postulating that the creator and the human mind are unified, working as one.
as such, what the human mind thinks with the creator’s mind does not leave the human mind. why? because thought can not separate itself from its source, and the source is the creator’s mind which the creator shared with the mind of that which was created.
that means since the created is in the creator, then the created mind (the human mind) is also in the creator. why? because the creator is in all that which is created, even humanity, even the human mind. therefore, the human mind is as much part of the creator as is the human body. therefore, human thoughts are part of the creator’s mind.
that does not insinuate nor convey that humanity controls or human thoughts control the creator, nope. it simply states that humanity and human thought take place within a type of creative (divine) neural network far surpassing anything humans understand.
with all of that in mind (pun intended), from where do my thoughts derive?
before i return to the book, i will state that some of my thoughts are my own, and some of my thoughts are thoughts that others have given me. therefore, part of my thought process is built upon what i think and what others have given to me as thought(s).
but the lesson is aiming to get me to “see” that there are thought beyond those thoughts. thoughts beyond those thoughts reside in my mind, but i have to endeavor to search for those thoughts which i am not usually thinking.
that is a tall order because the lesson is aiming for me to not focus on my familiar thoughts or the thoughts which have been sourced in other human thought(s), but to search for the thoughts that are in the mind that is connected to the creator.
that is conveying that my familiar thoughts are not truly tangible, because those thoughts are not truly sourced in the creator, and therefore i am searching for the tangible thoughts sourced in the creator.
kind of an odd thing when you think about it: searching for the real when the real itself is not tangible.
however, when we consider that we routinely work with that we believe is real, and in doing so we find disappointment and heartache because we realize those things are sourced in humanity, then searching for the intangible reality seems worth the work, especially if that intangible truth can become tangible, real, fully part of my life.
importantly, to find the real, i have to recognize that the world and its thoughts about what it thinks is real might intrude into my search for the real.
yet, i need to focus:
my real thoughts are in my mind. i would like to find them.
explained that statement conveys the following:
my mind is not isolated from the creator, the creator provides real thoughts, i want to find those real thoughts and those real thoughts are within my grasp because the creator created me, as such i am not isolated from the creator, which means my mind can understand the real thoughts the creator wants me to understand in my reality.
in other words, i have to wade through all the thoughts that life has placed into my mind, searching for real thoughts.
some background, this can be a difficult process. as i have discussed in previous lessons, i have learned many of these lessons in other venues during the last few years. but i will briefly explain something.
i was raised within christendom, but i was taught to believe that the creator was distant from me. in essence, my prayers were unidirectional, from me to the creator (god), because the days of miracles, signs, and wonders, and “god leading” were over.
that is what i was taught. that is what i believed. that is what i taught.
currently, i believe and teach the opposite. what caused the change? i experienced multitudinous circumstances of life, one after another, that led me to “see” that things were unfolding before me in a way that contrasted with what i once believed and taught.
in light of that experience, i had to open my self to “seeing” a different way, which ultimately led to me believing in the interconnectedness of the creator and the created.
however, my experience of learning lesson 45 is not the focus of this lesson, the focus is conveying that the concept of lesson 45 is real.
for me, i have personal experience with this lesson, and in having learned this lesson previously in a different venue, i can say that i have found clarity to things that i once found confusing, and those real thoughts have helped me to navigate forward.
but back to the lesson:
real thoughts are with the creator within my mind, i would like to find those thoughts about: the computer; the car; and the building.
real thoughts are with the creator within my mind, i would like to find those thoughts about: music; ideas; and words.
real thoughts are with the creator within my mind, i would like to find those thoughts about: politics; religion; and money.
real thoughts are with the creator within my mind, i would like to find those thoughts about: sexuality; emotionality; and family.
real thoughts are with the creator within my mind, i would like to find those thoughts about: my personality; my mentality; and my physicality.
real thoughts are with the creator within my mind, i would like to find those thoughts about: my personal relationships; my marriage; and my personal problems.
in searching for those thoughts keep in mind (no pun) that the creator is holy, and the process of seeking the thoughts is holy, and that the human mind that thinks with the creator is itself holy.
one last note, this is not the same process as studying the bible and other sacred writings, including commentaries about the scriptures and arriving at or deriving a conclusion about what is holy.
what this lesson is aiming to convey is that there is no separation between the creator and humanity, which conveys there is no separation between the creator’s mind and the human mind.