Let us remember that perception is anything we can see, hear or feel with the body. The ego which is everything you normally see, feel and hear with the body including the body itself is an illusion; and thus is valueless. If you have a desire to see, feel, hear or experience anything in the world of the ego it is a waste of time because it is not real. This is difficult to believe when these are the only things that you seemed to have experienced all of your life, but remember there is another world that can be perceived and experienced. It is carefully hidden but truly there. Hidden within your mind you have spiritual eyes, hearing, feeling and experiences that are available to you. These are gifts that come from the Holy Spirit to help you to perceive the truth. The other world that He would show you is a world of Light.
Excerpt from Lesson 147 in our Journey Through the Workbook for Students: Divine Messages