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Lesson 36: My holiness envelops everything I see
Whenever we judge, we are saying you or it - whatever we’re judging - is not holy. Which means we’re denying the truth of everything.
This is such a beautiful lesson. And it refers to our experiences when we’re in our right mind.
Look about you. All around. This lesson is asking us to look at whatever is near us, be it a rug, a wall, a chair, a pen, our fingers, and even our body.
Our holiness envelops all of them.
In fact, everything is surrounded by holiness. Or, said another way, everything - when looked at through the eyes of spirit - is holy.
And when that’s what we see, we can’t possibly judge anything. Judgment is the opposite of holiness. When we judge, we are saying you or it - whatever we’re judging - is not holy.
So the next time we catch ourselves judging anything, we can use that as a reminder that we aren’t seeing the holiness that envelops everything. In which case, we can make a different choice in our mind and experience a completely different outcome.
Lesson 36: My holiness envelops everything I see.
W-pI.36.1. Today’s idea extends the idea for yesterday from the perceiver to the perceived. You are holy because your mind is part of God’s. And because you are holy, your sight must be holy as well. “Sinless” means without sin. You cannot be without sin a little. You are sinless or not. If your mind is part of God’s you must be sinless, or a part of His Mind would be sinful. Your sight is related to His Holiness, not to your ego, and therefore not to your body.
W-pI.36.2. Four three-to-five-minute practice periods are required for today. Try to distribute them fairly evenly, and make the shorter applications frequently, to protect your protection throughout the day. The longer practice periods should take this form:
W-pI.36.3. First, close your eyes and repeat the idea for today several times, slowly. Then open your eyes and look quite slowly about you, applying the idea specifically to whatever you note in your casual survey. Say, for example:
My holiness envelops that rug.
My holiness envelops that wall.
My holiness envelops these fingers.
My holiness envelops that chair.
My holiness envelops that body.
My holiness envelops this pen.
Several times during these practice periods, close your eyes and repeat the idea to yourself. Then open your eyes, and continue as before.
W-pI.36.4. For the shorter exercise periods, close your eyes and repeat the idea; look about you as you repeat it again; and conclude with one more repetition with your eyes closed. All applications should, of course, be made quite slowly, as effortlessly and unhurriedly as possible.