Your mind and mine can unite in shining your ego away, releasing the strength of God into everything you think and do. Do not settle for anything less than this, and refuse to accept anything but this as your goal. Watch your mind carefully for any beliefs that hinder its accomplishment, and step away form them. Judge how well you have done this by your own feelings, for this is the one right use of judgment. T-4. IV. 8:3-6
It seems that in many passages there is a sequence of events starting in the mind and resulting in a bodily experience:
1. We choose our goal, purpose or what we desire.
2. We have beliefs or thoughts connected to that desire.
3. We feel, see or experience the consequence of our mind’s choice.
We are not usually aware of the sequence, or even our mind, but we are usually aware of what our body feels. We get confused because we don’t remember the sequence. We forget that our thoughts cause our feelings and our thoughts are a result of a choice in our mind.
We experience instead that our feelings are a result of circumstances or of what other people say or do. We connect our feelings to what happens to us and not to an inner choice. We give up our power to choose how we feel.
We need to learn to use how we feel to judge, if we have stayed true to our goal. If we use how we feel to judge or blame others or decide we are a victim or circumstances, then of it is obvious, we are judging wrongly.
Our goal in truth is always Love, the strength of God or what every words you like to use to refer to a goal that is beyond your individual self. When we feel anything less than joy and peace it is because we have chosen another goal or purpose.
Each goal has beliefs and thoughts connect to it. Thoughts or scarcity, loss, death, conflict, and completion result from choosing a goal of separation or fear. Then we feel miserable, anxious, fearful and restless.
When we feel negative emotions we need to ask for a miracle or forgiveness to remember the inner sequence. Otherwise we will continue to head even further away from sanity by blaming others and denying inner responsibility.
I have called the sequence a “Miracle Sequence” because when you see the it without guilt or judgement the sequence will lead you to a miraculous experience. You will release “the strength of God into everything you think and do” and you will know that responsibility is bliss, and not a burden!
I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience, and I decide upon the goal I would achieve. And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked. T-21. II. 2:3-5