If the cause of the world I see is attack thoughts, I must learn that it is these thoughts which I do not want. There is no point in lamenting the world or trying to sugar coat the world. It has no knowledge of change, because it is only an effect. There is indeed a point in changing my thoughts about this world. I am changing the cause. The effect will change conscious control. The world I see is seeking to harm “feeble kind of world”, and everything in it is a symbol of vengeance. Each of my perceptions of “External Reality” is a pictorial representation of my own attack thoughts I can dismiss. I can ask if this is called seeing before hand. Is not fantasy a better word for it or the process of hallucination a more accurate term giving the results? I see the world I have made, but I don’t see myself as the image maker. I have to look in the mirror to really see me. I cannot be changed by this world, nor be saved by this world. I can escape from its cause. This is what salvation means, for where is the world I see when its cause is gone? Seeing already holds a replacement for everything I think I see now. Beauty and loveliness can light my images, and so transform them, even though they was made of attack, ungratefulness and hate. For I will not be making them alone. The only one I need to change is me for the better.
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4