“Projection makes perception. The world you see is what you gave it, nothing more than that. But though it is no more than that, it is not less. Therefore, to you it is important. It is the witness to your state of mind, the outside picture of an inward condition. As a man thinketh, so does he perceive. Therefore, seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. Perception is a result and not a cause. And that is why order of difficulty in miracles is meaningless. Everything looked upon with vision is healed and holy. Nothing perceived without it means anything. And where there is no meaning, there is chaos.
Damnation is your judgement on yourself, and this you will project upon the world. See it as damned, and all you see is what you did to hurt the Son of God. If you behold disaster and catastrophe, you tried to crucify him. If you see holiness and hope, you joined the Will of God to set him free. There is no choice that lies between these two decisions. And you will see the witness to the choice you made, and learn from this to recognize which one you chose. The world you see but shows you how much joy you have allowed yourself to see in you, and to accept as yours. And, if this is its meaning, then the power to give it joy must lie within you.”

Quote from A Course In Miracles T-21.1:1
As we take in a world of masked children and smoke-filled skies, propaganda and censorship, it is increasingly difficult to maintain a positive outlook. The world appears to be manifesting one catastrophe after another. A traditional response to such events as the virus, insurgencies, and rampant wildfires would be to judge them as negative, to become depressed or to focus in anger on a person or party we should blame. But there is a higher response available to us. We have the ability to see all that is unfolding as part of a divine plan, a plan that offers healing to everyone, a plan that invites us to address our misconceptions, to witness the darkness in ourselves and our world and transform it into light.

We have been conditioned from birth to view ourselves as limited beings housed within fragile bodies, as victims of the outward circumstances we witness in our lives or in the media. But, thanks to recent upheavals, many of us are beginning to question the 3rd dimensional belief system we were born into. We are seeing more clearly than ever how it is rooted in deception, fear and vulnerability, and in the depth of our being we feel an unshakeable discordance with it all.

The discordance we feel with the third dimensional program arises from our emotional guidance system. It is an infallible system, meant to notify us when we are thinking or believing something that is not in alignment with our highest good. Our emotional guidance system is a direct link to our Higher Self, the Holy Spirit, our Family of Light, Source, or whatever understanding of Infinite Intelligence resonates most. When we feel discordance or other low frequency emotions (fear, anger, control, greed, jealousy, judgement…) we are meant to allow the feelings to arise fully and then be released. But if the low frequency feelings remain, it is because we have a story or program in our mind that is causing them. In this case, we are meant to question the thoughts or beliefs behind the feelings and see that they are not in alignment with what Love would have us believe. We must then ask for a different interpretation. Asking for help is vital, as we cannot use the ego to undo its miscreations. (To quote Einstein, “You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.”) The last step is to take control of the mind, to direct it to accept a different belief, one that makes us feel good rather than bad.

So, if you have been feeling hopeless, discouraged, maybe even depressed in response to the current state of the world, allow yourself to feel the emotion deeply and release it. But if it persists, please recognize that your emotional guidance system is trying to alert you to a false belief you hold. Then, ask Spirit to help you see things differently. As more of us trust that the unfolding chaos is a collective invitation to a new belief system, we will transform the outer world. It is a belief system in which we no longer hold ourselves as victims. It is a belief system in which we finally understand that the world reflects our thoughts and feelings, and there is no one “out there” to blame. And it is a belief system in which we realize at last that by consciously raising our vibration we can step out of the third dimensional matrix and into the higher dimensions of love and light. As we consciously harness the power of our minds and hearts, we will create a joyful, glorious, peace-filled world for all.
By Rebecca Porter