I like this one. I really do. It goes along with the whole thoughts mean nothing and we create our reality. What I find really interesting is the Lesson explains that we really aren't "seeing" things--it is just image making. We replace vision with illusions. How we know we understand this Lesson is we will see little edges of light around the same familiar objects that we see now. This is the beginning of "real vision."
When I read this, I immediately think of a sarcastic comment along the lines of, "Seeing edges of light around images; sounds like a damn good night!" Seriously, all kidding aside, it brings to mind the training I had as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner. Some of the exercises we are trained to work with people on is using that "image" and replacing it with another image. In fact, we superimpose images on another, making them bigger or smaller, fading in and out. It is a VERY successful exercise. I had a client that suffered from years of anxiety/panic attacks. We did these exercises and the last few times we met, she reported that she had no more attacks. None! She was amazed that she was so calm when she had every reason to be overwhelmed and panicked. Thank you, NLP! (This stuff gets me very excited!)
By understanding the fluidity of our whole image and thought experience, it opens up not only true understanding but also ways to change our reality. I use NLP on myself, family and clients with great successes. I also meditate and replace the images and thoughts that don't serve me with ones that do. Some "hard science" types (I thank my husband for this label since that is what he calls himself when we have these "discussions") think this is just playing with reality and the fear of facing what is. Oh I love that argument!! (My response always begins with, "So Alice, how far down the rabbit hole do you want to go" with a gleam in my eye!) Let's play with it then...
This _____ is an image that I have made.
That ____ is an image that I have made.
If it serves you, picture it a little differently. How do you want it to be? Put that in front of the image and blow it up so it fills the whole screen. It's okay. Have fun. What's the worst case scenario? You might replace your less-than-perfect reality with something that makes you smile, makes you happy to be alive! Meanwhile, watch for the light and await the real vision!