A Course In Miracles 3.0 Lesson 1
A Course In Miracles Lesson 1 states:
Nothing I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place) means anything.
A Course In Miracles Lesson 1 begins straight away with the process of changing our perception. If we do not understand that the goal of this course is to change the way we are thinking, this first lesson will feel confounding and even depressing. But braving that confusion and possible depression, we push forward and attempt to shift our focus from the material world to the world of energy which will, in turn effectively end all possibility of disappointment or depression. It is our fixation with the physical world that causes our mental anguish. Creating a relationship with the non-physical dimension will lead to greater and greater focus and emotional autonomy. When we can see past the temporary conditions of current events and connect with the enduring peace that lays within and beyond all physical things, we are then able to be in the world but not of the world. Developing this ability can begin with A Course In Miracles Lesson 1 which states:
Nothing in this room means anything.
Physical objects are not to be considered a source of safety or trust. Energy is more reliable than physical objects. In fact, energy is what makes all physical objects we perceive. Whatever we might look at, energy made it. Energy is a thought. Energy does not have physical form. Energy is a thought form, which is real, but not physical. Energy comes first before all physical things, including people. Objects do not create energy. Energy creates objects.
Today we look at objects and separate from our belief that objects, of themselves, have any inherent meaning without the source of energy which created them. Objects do not have meaning. Energy is the only “thing” that ever has real meaning.
Follow the day’s instructions for the lesson, looking around slowly and saying statements like:
“This (computer) does not mean anything.”
“This (cell phone) does not mean anything.”