The first line of this lesson defies everything we can imagine: “Your holiness reverses all the laws of the world.”
As unbelievable as it is, what does that even mean?
It’s helpful to remember that the Course is written on two levels. On the level of the metaphysics, in reality we are all at home in heaven. There isn’t even a “we” since heaven is a state of infinite oneness.
We will all awaken to this indescribably beautiful, blissful state and realize, as the Course says, that “not one note in heaven’s song was missed.”
But while we’ve fallen asleep - so to speak - and dreamed this dream of separation, the Course discusses the level of the mind and that of the world. The mind being outside of time and space, the cause of everything we experience.
From the ego mind, our senses tells us about lack, separation, need, sadness, fear, and so forth. And the ego mind reinforces all the laws of the world as we know them only too well.
But when we choose the mind of spirit, truly everything is reversed. We see the reflection of heaven in everything. We see no separation. We see the oneness that unites us all.
And from this vantage point, we experientially understand that there is nothing our holiness cannot do.
Lesson 38: There is nothing my holiness cannot do.
W-pI.38.1. Your holiness reverses all the laws of the world. It is beyond every restriction of time, space, distance and limits of any kind. Your holiness is totally unlimited in its power because it establishes you as a Son of God, at one with the Mind of his Creator.
W-pI.38.2. Through your holiness the power of God is made manifest. Through your holiness the power of God is made available. And there is nothing the power of God cannot do. Your holiness, then, can remove all pain, can end all sorrow, and can solve all problems. It can do so in connection with yourself and with anyone else. It is equal in its power to help anyone because it is equal in its power to save anyone.
W-pI.38.3. If you are holy, so is everything God created. You are holy because all things He created are holy. And all things He created are holy because you are. In today's exercises, we will apply the power of your holiness to all problems, difficulties or suffering in any form that you happen to think of, in yourself or in someone else. We will make no distinctions because there are no distinctions.
W-pI.38.4. In the four longer practice periods, each preferably to last a full five minutes, repeat the idea for today, close your eyes, and then search your mind for any sense of loss or unhappiness of any kind as you see it. Try to make as little distinction as possible between a situation that is difficult for you, and one that is difficult for someone else. Identify the situation specifically, and also the name of the person concerned. Use this form in applying the idea for today:
In the situation involving ____ in which I see myself, there is nothing that my holiness cannot do.
In the situation involving ____ in which ____ sees himself, there is nothing my holiness cannot do.
W-pI.38.5. From time to time you may want to vary this procedure, and add some relevant thoughts of your own. You might like, for example, to include thoughts such as:
There is nothing my holiness cannot do because the power of God lies in it.
Introduce whatever variations appeal to you, but keep the exercises focused on the theme, "There is nothing my holiness cannot do." The purpose of today's exercises is to begin to instill in you a sense that you have dominion over all things because of what you are.
W-pI.38.6. In the frequent shorter applications, apply the idea in its original form unless a specific problem concerning you or someone else arises, or comes to mind. In that event, use the more specific form in applying the idea to it.