"Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see." A Course in MiraclesThis is a powerful spiritual practice and one we all could benefit from incorporating into our lives.
Let's take a look at the current events in the Crimea. How could we change our minds about the Russian occupation of the Crimea? What if the people of the Crimea wanted to be Russian as they once were? What if they voted overwhelmingly to unite with Russia? What if over half of the people in Crimea considered themselves Russian? What if the highest idea of peace is to know human rights for everyone, all cultures, all beings? What if we KNEW beyond a shadow of a doubt that the highest and best was always evolving?
Ernest Holmes wrote: "We are in the world and of it and it is good that it is so. The world is all right when we view it correctly. Who knows what would transpire if all men would speak the truth? It has never been tried, but let not the mouth of the profane hinder those who would enter, thereby keeping them from entering."
The Science of Mind
What Ernest Holmes meant is when we resolutely see Love everywhere, see every person as capable and able, we start to see the Creative Process unfolding. Then we see Peace and Prosperity as the desired outcomes even in war and stealth. When people know better they will do better.
I have earned this about myself through the Co-Creation process. There will be things in my life that I have done repeatedly, looking for something good and the opposite happens. For instance I might want Joy in my life but if I am planting the seed of death and the strategy of hiding, I will experience sadness or chaos, the opposite to what I do want. Once I release my belief in death and my need to hide, I can be grateful for the Joy I Am. I plant the seed of death every time I accept the belief that something won't work out, that some part of my life could crumble apart and die. It is untrue that God could ever crumble apart and die. Therefore it is true for me and you because we are made in the image and likeness of the Divine.