The optical illusion known as your life
“Everything is a prop to help us love more.”—Sue Morter
In Thank & Grow Rich, I mentioned the “visual” I used to prove that spending your life watching television is probably not the best use of your time.
For ACIM Lesson 151, I’d like to use this optical illusion to make my point.
If you’ve seen this Vincent Price-esque drawing, you already know that the big, ferocious monster chasing the little monster is actually the same size.
Optical illusions are great examples to prove how “off” our senses usually are. Our brains, as I like to say, are reducing valves, not reliable witnesses. The weirdest part, according to the Course, is that we believe what our senses report down to the last detail.
When you really think about how faulty are senses are, it’s quite ironic that we trust them so implicitly. And it’s downright damaging that we use these false-spouting senses to judge. We use them to judge ourselves, others, the world around us.
As this lesson says, it’s not that the act of judging is being yanked away.
It’s that our human bodies don’t have the proper “equipment” to judge. We literally limit the world and create a hologram to match our limited thinking.
The good news is we also have access to a connection that’s much more reliable. When we give our thoughts over to love, to the universal energy, all pain, disaster, suffering and loss disappears. It literally evaporates.
When we give our thoughts over to love, we learn that only good can come to us. We learn that everything, no matter how it may look, is a prop for love. Especially those monsters that appear to be chasing us.
So today, you can either believe the optical illusion of your senses, you can believe in the monsters or you can know that your true reality is love and that you are here to extend that love, to create and to dance for joy.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her new book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.