A COURSE IN MIRACLES

LESSON 36

My holiness envelops everything I see.

1. Today’s idea extends the idea for yesterday from the perceiver to the perceived. ²You are holy because your mind is part of God’s. ³And because you are holy, your sight must be holy as well. ⁴‘Sinless’ means without sin. ⁵You cannot be without sin a little. ⁶You are sinless or not. ⁷If your mind is part of God’s you must be sinless, or a part of His Mind would be sinful. ⁸Your sight is related to His Holiness, not to your ego, and therefore not to your body.

Annotations
Expanded

Today’s idea extends the idea for yesterday from the perceiver to the perceived. ²You are holy because your mind is part of God’s [mind]. ³And because you are holy, your sight must be holy as well. ⁴‘Sinless’ means without sin. ⁵You cannot be without sin a little. ⁶You are sinless or not. ⁷If your mind is part of God’s [mind] you must be sinless, or a part of His [God’s] Mind would be sinful. ⁸Your sight is related to His [God’s] Holiness, [your sight is] not [related] to your ego, and therefore [your sight is] not [related] to your body.

Substituted

Today’s idea extends the idea for yesterday from the perceiver to the perceived. ²You are holy because your mind is part of God’s mind. ³And because you are holy, your sight must be holy as well. ⁴‘Sinless’ means without sin. ⁵You cannot be without sin a little. ⁶You are sinless or not. ⁷If your mind is part of God’s mind, you must be sinless, or a part of God’s Mind would be sinful. ⁸Your sight is related to God’s Holiness, your sight is not related to your ego, and therefore your sight is not related to your body.

Simplified

You are holy. Your sight is related to your holiness. You are part of God so you are sinless.

2. Four three-to-five-minute practice periods are required for today. ²Try to distribute them fairly evenly, and make the shorter applications frequently, to protect your protection throughout the day. ³The longer practice periods should take this form:

3. First, close your eyes and repeat the idea for today several times, slowly. ²Then open your eyes and look quite slowly about you, applying the idea specifically to whatever you note in your casual survey. ³Say, for example:

⁴My holiness envelops that rug.
⁵My holiness envelops that wall.
⁶My holiness envelops these fingers.
⁷My holiness envelops that chair.
⁸My holiness envelops that body.
⁹My holiness envelops this pen.

¹⁰Several times during these practice periods, close your eyes and repeat the idea to yourself. ¹¹Then open your eyes, and continue as before.

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. ²All applications should, of course, be made quite slowly, as effortlessly and unhurriedly as possible.

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