The Fellowship of Awakening September 2, 2015
Teachers of God,
So what is the world? "The world is false perception. It is born of error, and it has not left its source. It will remain no longer than the thought that gave it birth is cherished. When the thought of separation has been changed to one of true forgiveness, will the world be seen in quite another light; and one which leads to truth, where all the world must disappear and all its errors vanish. Now its source has gone, and its effects are gone as well." Without our error thinking we experience Reality. And like Lesson 244 Says 'I am in danger no where in the world."
We're looking at Chapter 21: Reason and Perception. Did you know that you can use logic and reasoning to come up with the truth? They don't conflict with Reality? Did you know that you could use reason to hone your perception so sharp that you would look into heaven? We're going to look section 6: The Function of Reason. It's a good tool, but with out an understanding of what reason is we get off track or we're tricked by confirmation bias!!
A Course in Miracles
Chapter 21 Reason and PerceptionSection VI: The Function of Reason
First Image: Sr. Francis Bacon as Viscount of St. Albans 1621
Second Image: Oil Pastels
Explanation of Images: Sir Francis Bacon is considered the Father of Deductive Reasoning. He coined the phrase ‘Knowledge is Power’. Our actions should match our words and the big questions we have about life and living well could be reasoned out. And they would never conflict with another’s reasoning. We experience the world through our senses and unconscious opinions. We can use reason to discover how we’re blocking our awareness of who we are. We find that, in the company of others, we begin to color the world, paint it with the new ideas. We create how we are to be in this world and help others to do the same. We clean up our perception of it into the purest experience of it’s beauty and limitless knowledge.