Keys to this Lesson
We cannot solve a problem if we do not know what it is.
And, we may not recognize that it has been solved already because of the way our mind is thinking.
Our problem, our only problem, is separation.
And for that God solved it instantaneously.
Now here in the world we seem to have all sorts of problems.
However, Jesus is telling us that these seemingly different problems are all the same.
How can that be?
Let’s trust Jesus on this as we continue the lessons and practice as he asks.
There is one solution to the one problem.
We can’t recognize that the problem, the only problem, separation, is solved if we think that there are so many other problems.
What happens here in the world is that we solve one problem, then another pops up, then another.
We have the answer and we don’t want to see what the problem is.
The problems of the world distract us.
Longer Practice Periods
We will ask what the problem is and what is the answer to it.
We will not assume that we know.
We will free our minds.
We will realize that there is only one problem and we will ask for what that solution is.
In the practice we ask within our minds:
What is the problem?
What is the answer?
We simply wait for the answer.
We will be told.
We will be successful if we do not insist on defining the problem.
As Jesus says:
You are trying to recognize that you have been given the answer by recognizing the problem, so that the problem and the answer can be brought together and you can be at peace.
Simply wait in the silence.
Shorter Practice Periods
Do these when they are needed.
You will see many problems today, each one needing an answer.
Recognize again that there is only one problem and one answer.
By recognizing this, there is only peace.
If you are finding difficulty in the form of problems today tell yourself:
Let me recognize this problem so it can be solved.
Let go of all judgment about what the problem is.
Even close your eyes and ask what it is.
You will be heard and then you will be answered.