Rainbows: a nice way to start the day. A pleasant way to use the body's eyes.
This morning I went to a quiet place in my mind and asked God to please explain to me (help me understand) why a certain emotion and thought pattern seems to be dominating my thinking over the past week or so. Almost immediately came a thought that seemed to have certainty and authority behind it. I want to believe that thought was the reply I was seeking.
It is not complicated. I feel I've been told this: "You (your ego) wants to stay in control, in charge. There's something about spending time in your Right Mind that is troubling. So you're telling yourself things that generate the unwanted emotion. It's just a way to divert your attention from the Right mind."
As I ponder that answer and feel the truth in it, I realize once again that every passing second offers me a choice to live in my ego mind or my Right mind. "Choose once again" as the Course says. See everything through the eyes of the Holy Spirit, through the eyes of Peace. From Chapter 20.II.5 ...
You look still with the body's eyes, and they can see but thorns. Yet you have asked for and received another sight. Those who accept the Holy Spirit's purpose as their own share also His vision. And what enables Him to see His purpose shine forth from every altar now is yours as well as His. He sees no strangers; only dearly loved and loving friends. He sees no thorns but only lilies, gleaming in the gentle glow of peace that shines on everything He looks upon and loves.