1. This idea applies to all the thoughts of which you are aware, or become aware in the practice periods. ²The reason the idea is applicable to all of them is that they are not your real thoughts. ³We have made this distinction before, and will do so again. ⁴You have no basis for comparison as yet. ⁵When you do, you will have no doubt that what you once believed were your thoughts did not mean anything.

Explained: There are two minds. The wrong mind of ego-identification and the right mind of peace and love. The wrong mind essentially is the brain and the jumbled thoughts that swim through your head. Deep within the darkness of the subconscious is the right mind that knows being and not bodily-identification. You must get out of your head and undo the belief in separation and specialness to locate the loving and kind Thoughts You share with God. These are found in the right mind, and it is to here The Treasure Map takes you. Until you begin to draw up your treasure maps you will have no true knowledge of the right mind and the gifts of grace it wills to deliver.

2. This is the second time we have used this kind of idea. ²The form is only slightly different. ³This time the idea is introduced with “My thoughts” instead of “These thoughts,” and no link is made overtly with the things around you. ⁴The emphasis is now on the lack of reality of what you think you think.

Explained: The ego teaches that you forgive another, and sometimes yourself. But Jesus and His Course teach that each separating thought must be looked at and truly forgiven in order to return to the right mind of peace and love. You must take take each strand of darkness, withdraw it within to dissolve the guilt that covers the grace of the right mind: Perfect Love.

3. This aspect of the correction process began with the idea that the thoughts of which you are aware are meaningless, outside rather than within; and then stressed their past rather than their present status. ²Now we are emphasizing that the presence of these “thoughts” means that you are not thinking. ³This is merely another way of repeating our earlier statement that your mind is really a blank. ⁴To recognize this is to recognize nothingness when you think you see it. ⁵As such, it is the prerequisite for vision.

Explained: Christ vision belongs to the right mind and you cannot get to this mind of peace and love until you have truly forgiven each barrier to the awareness of innocence within. This is why you must apply 'I Forgive' to each layer you find in the subconscious, as you mentally dig deeper within to move through the dark to find the light.

4. Close your eyes for these exercises, and introduce them by repeating the idea for today quite slowly to yourself. ²Then add:

³This idea will help to release me from all that I now believe.
Explained: You can follow the practical application of the lessons in the Workbook of ACIM or you can start to draw up your treasure maps. This will save you decades of time, for you will be guided to the right mind from where Helen scribed it. It will then be this right mind of peace and love that will teach you via revelation and not ego interpretation. This is how I came to know the true teachings of ACIM. As well as my nightly dream state where I was taught by God.
The Treasure Map is not here to replace ACIM but to compliment your unlearning, as she guides you to the right mind and undoes the barriers to the awareness of Perfect Love within.

⁴The exercises consist, as before, in searching your mind for all the thoughts that are available to you, without selection or judgment. ⁵Try to avoid classification of any kind. ⁶In fact, if you find it helpful to do so, you might imagine that you are watching an oddly assorted procession going by, which has little if any personal meaning to you. ⁷As each one crosses your mind, say:

⁸My thought about _________ does not mean anything.
⁹My thought about _________ does not mean anything.
Explained: Your ego thoughts mean nothing for they are the effect of a cause within. For example, if you move through the shadow of hating your body, be this because of the size and shape or you have been injured in an attack, this idea of self-hate would project from some hidden hate within for leaving God to play god yourself in time. The cause of every shadow of suffering stems from a past thought of the sin of separation. You must truly forgive your ego thoughts to locate the Thoughts You share with God that belong to the right mind and not the wrong mind. For example, if you think someone is mean and nasty you then take this idea and forgive within by following The Treasure Map. If you go deep enough down (which is why each treasure map consists of a series of 30-questions) you will discover that you think you are mean and nasty for leaving God.

5. Today’s thought can obviously serve for any thought that distresses you at any time. ²In addition, five practice periods are recommended, each involving no more than a minute or so of mind searching. ³It is not recommended that this time period be extended, and it should be reduced to half a minute or less if you experience discomfort. ⁴Remember, however, to repeat the idea slowly before applying it specifically, and also to add:

⁵This idea will help to release me from all that I now believe.
Explained: In truth, you must learn to follow the FAITH of God, which is how you truly forgive. Every idea of separation must be looked at and truly forgiven, this is how you become free from the idea you are sinful of separating from Source. The true cause of the pain, punishment, and problems you face in time.