A Course in Miracles, Workbook Lesson 269: “My sight goes forth to look upon Christ’s face”.
This lesson was not an easy one for me. When I did grasp it over the years, I understood two things.
First, that we are ALL ONE. I am you, you are me. Like the leafs of a tree, we all belong to the same living being. We are all the people who have ever lived on this planet: in the past, in the present and in the future.
Second, my will has to be to transcend the illusion of separation. I’ve got to will to see with my inner eyes that we are actually NOT separated.
Original Text of Lesson 269
My sight goes forth to look upon Christ’s face.
- I ask Your blessing on my sight today. ²It is the means which You have chosen to become the way to show me my mistakes, and look beyond them. ³It is given me to find a new perception through the Guide You gave to me, and through His lessons to surpass perception and return to truth. ⁴I ask for the illusion which transcends all those I made. ⁵Today I choose to see a world forgiven, in which everyone shows me the face of Christ, and teaches me that what I look upon belongs to me; that nothing is, except Your holy Son.
Today our sight is blessed indeed. ²We share one vision, as we look upon the face of Him Whose Self is ours. ³We are one because of Him Who is the Son of God; of Him Who is our own Identity.
Lesson 269 – In Other Words…
Let me try to simplify what it says in the Lesson 269 of A Course in Miracles:
My sight looks past all illusions and sees the true essence of the Divine that is all around me.
Please help me see the world in a different light today. Teach me how to do this. I want to see every person as one with me, and I know that forgiveness is the means to accomplish that.
I now can see the love within every being and therefore recognize myself as love. As I transcend the perception of my senses I realize we are all One – forever united in peace.
Not only with the people around me am I one with. But with all the ones which have ever lived in the past and all the souls that will take on a body in the future – we are all ONE. Is this what reincarnation truly means?
Personal Experience: A Difficult Lesson to Grasp
Lesson 269 I found rather difficult to grasp to begin with.
But later I had a small revelation that when I could see other people as connected or even one with me, I would react much kinder towards them than if I saw them as separate from me.
As I chose to see others as a lovely, caring human beings who just make silly mistakes because they do not know better, I could somehow see myself as more lovely and caring, too. I realized that I made silly mistakes because I did not know better, either…
Suddenly forgiveness was complete, and there was an instant of knowing, an instant of gratitude for being allowed to witness this magic moment. The Course would call this moment the Holy Instant.
Quick Explantion: I began studying A Course in Miracles beginning of 2009. I finished the 365 lessons of Workbook 14 months later, and made it my mission to simplify, or at least share with others what deep insights I gained from each lesson. Currently in 2021 I am rehauling and updating the Lucid Mind Center website. This post I wrote in 2014, when I repeated the course the second time.
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