The inner eye resides at the center of an individualized mind and sits like a gate between the infinite and the current finite expression. What the inner eye perceives as true shapes the mind’s energetic atmosphere, which the mind then translates into thought energy. This thought energy gives expression to an individualized self and its sphere of reality.
When the inner eye is open or awake, it’s an open gate between the Infinite Presence of Truth and the finite and yet ever-expanding present moment. Therefore, it’s an extension of the I Am Presence of God, so that it functions as the eye of God. In this oneness, it receives absolute Truth and through the mechanism of the mind’s thought energy, it projects an individualized Self that reflects the attributes of the living Presence of Absolute Truth, i.e. God.
When we unaware of Truth, our inner eye is “closed” or in darkness. The mind, being unaware of its oneness with the Presence of God, and yet active because it possesses the living Truth that “I AM”, exists in a sleep state and perceives a dream world. In its slumbering state it believes the dream is real because its individualized nature experiences it as real, but the mind, having never been awake, doesn’t recognize it created the dream.
Relative truth, which is based on duality and time, makes the mind’s dreamworld seem real. It is unreal because every opposite cancels its opposing state, creating a darkened void. However it appears real to the slumbering mind because opposing states, like life and death or peace and unrest, are separated by the mind’s construct of time. Because the mind perceives the existence of both, it believes both are true. Because of this belief, the mind exists in a reality of duality, absent of the Light of absolute Truth.
As a result, the mind dresses its concept of self in the garments of duality and time, creating an imaginary self which is projected upon the screen of the mind. This false concept of self is analogous to the shell of a seed. The shell is bound to corruption because its purpose is to fall away when the inner life (true Self) is ready to be revealed. To a sleeping mind, which is unaware of its true I Am presence, this outer reflection is all it perceives, so it assumes its shell-like nature IS the self’s true reflection. Therefore, the mind believes the self is finite, limited, corrupted and bound to decay and death. Attributing these characteristics to the self is the source of all discordant feelings, which create discordant situations. In this powerless state, the self and its darkened mind believe it is a created thing, subject to the whims of its outer reality.
The true Self is the Life within the seed. When the inner eye begins to looks inward into this Life, Truth’s Light begins to awaken the mind. In the growing awareness of absolute Truth, the mind perceives the changeless nature of its true Self, thus its previous concept of self is shown to be false. As a result, the mind begins its transformation from relative truth to absolute Truth. Guided by Truth’s Living Voice, the Spirit of Truth, the mind reasons with the Spirit regarding the validity and rationality of relative truth reflected in its outer reality and the absolute Truth it perceives coming from the Light within. As a result, the mind’s thought processes begin to assimilate to absolute Truth, so Truth can be expressed in the outer reality.
The mind only accepts what it believes is true. What it believes is true, it gives its thought energy to, which manifests its concept of self. Because the mind fully believed in relative truth, duality and time defined all its thought processes, creating a limited and corrupted self. With the incoming Light of Absolute Truth, the mind makes a metamorphic shift to absolute Truth. By contrasting the two concepts of self and their realities, the mind perceives the insanity of relative truth versus the perfection of absolute truth. Through this enlightened understanding the mind is able to accept absolute Truth as true.
As we focus on the Life within as our true Self, we no longer give life energy to the false self and its sphere of reality, because we no longer hold it as a true concept of self. For example, when we perceive outer weakness, we don’t try to make what is weak strong, but instead we recognize there is no weakness, only divine strength. In this, our thought energy shifts from the shell of the corrupted, false self to the true Life within the seed, the incorruptible nature of our true Self. Every dualistic reflection is a call to awaken to our absolute nature that our inner Light may shine.
Once the assimilation to absolute Truth is complete, the mind’s eye is fully opened. As an open gate to the Presence of God, our mind conveys divine attributes into reality and the Presence of God is individually expressed as the individualized true Self.
“The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. ~ Luke 11:34