When we see these 4-letter words side-by-side we get their differences – the joy of L O V E and the pain of H A T E, right?love-or-hate2

‘A Course in Miracles’ teaches that there are only two basic thought systems, one of perception and the other of knowledge. The thought system of perception is based upon a learned interpretation, not fact. A belief in perception is a belief in separation from God and from all. Guided by perception your world is measured by appearances, birth and death, time and unending change. Evil, sin, guilt, fear, scarcity, and hate rest comfortably in this thought system. Let’s call it by its real name – E G O. In the ego’s world, the ‘Command Center’ is the almighty body, period.

The thought system of knowledge (perception’s opposite), is truth. The real world, which reflects truth, can be seen only through spiritual vision, and not through the ‘Command Center’s’ eyes. The world of knowledge is of oneness, abundance, sinlessness, and love. Truth sees evil, sin, guilt, and hate as misperceptions, a lack of love, and offers correction rather than retribution.

An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two Wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth. The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather which Wolf wins?” The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.” -Author Unknown


Okay, count them, 1 (perception) + 1 (knowledge) = 2 (thought systems) and that’s it – two only. Whatever thought system you choose, you will experience.

With a perception/ego thought system, there will be a continuous flow of problems. Why? Because problems are nourishment to the ego, the more separated from knowledge the ego is, the stronger it gets. Choosing perception/ego is not good…not bad, it’s a choice.

Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved. -A Course in Miracles


With a knowledge thought system comes truth, comes love, comes God…and in that moment, the solution to your problem is solved. Also, a choice.

If you are reading this post, maybe you’re recognizing the problem and asking for a solution. And maybe you’re ready to commit to knowledge instead of its opposite perception/ego. I am happy to recommend ‘A Course in Miracles’ as a tool…it is mine. But if you want one-on-one guidance and support, please go to the menu and click on the ‘One-on-One Counseling’ tab and fill out the form. I promise, the year ahead does not have to be fraught with problems…there is a solution!

Te quiero, Patricia

Posted in: Writings.
Last Modified: December 8, 2016

2 comments on “The year ahead does not have to be fraught with problems…there is a solution!

  1. paul

    Hi Patricia,
    Thank you for your kindness and words on Facebook, It is really appreciated. With true understanding and knowledge love is our only reality, only perception sees problems and unreality. To be aware and appreciate this as a concept, however does not set me free. I am beginning to see, however dimly, and experience, brief moments of revelation through the power of practice, at the level of thought, directed by humility , and awe of the guiding love of the inner teacher. The authority problem has been one of my intellectual stumbling blocks, but my heart, , may yet win the day. Thank you again. Paul

  2. Writer Post author

    Yup, you got it. Love is our only reality. This is a favorite writing from my blog and I’m always helped by reading it:

    There is nothing outside of our mind! There are a million little things that happen to you throughout the day to distract you from this truth; the world is a reflection of your thoughts. When these little things happen, look no further than the tip of your nose for the answer – every answer. Touch the tip of your nose now. Whenever you need to be reminded: There is nothing outside of our mind! Touch your nose. It is always and only about you. Memorize this sentence: There is nothing outside of our mind!

    Paul, my brother, it’s a process, it’s a practice…it’s not always kind and easy but going home to God from the standpoint of ‘feet in the world’ and ‘mind in GOD’…you’re doing it. The planet needs evolved souls to express inner LOVE. I stand with you and support your growth. Ha, you signed up for this; like me, and my husband Ramon. And together we will keep going. Te quiero, Patricia

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