A Course
In Miracles

Authorized Online Edition
Workbook For Students



I have invented the world I see.

1. 1Today we are continuing to develop the theme of cause and effect. 2You are not the victim of the world you see because you invented it. 3You can give it up as easily as you made it up. 4You will see it or not see it, as you wish. 5While you want it you will see it; when you no longer want it, it will not be there for you to see.

2. 1The idea for today, like the preceding ones, applies to your inner and outer worlds, which are actually the same. 2However, since you see them as different, the practice periods for today will again include two phases, one involving the world you see outside you, and the other the world you see in your mind. 3In today’s exercises, try to introduce the thought that both are in your own imagination.

3. 1Again we will begin the practice periods for the morning and evening by repeating the idea for today two or three times while looking around at the world you see as outside yourself. 2Then close your eyes and look around your inner world. 3Try to treat them both as equally as possible. 4Repeat the idea for today unhurriedly as often as you wish, as you watch the images your imagination presents to your awareness.

4. 1For the two longer practice periods three to five minutes are recommended, with not less than three required. 2More than five can be utilized, if you find the exercise restful. 3To facilitate this, select a time when few distractions are anticipated, and when you yourself feel reasonably ready.

5. 1These exercises are also to be continued during the day, as often as possible. 2The shorter applications consist of repeating the idea slowly, as you survey either your inner or outer world. 3It does not matter which you choose.

6. 1The idea for today should also be applied immediately to any situation that may distress you. 2Apply the idea by telling yourself:

3I have invented this situation as I see it.