"You have very little trust in me as yet, but it will increase as you turn more and more often to me instead of your egos for guidance." -A Course in Miracles (Original Version)
I have spent my whole life looking at the world through my physical eyes, therefore, believing in what I see. But as I practice turning within, little by little the veil that covers my eyes is being lifted so that I can really see because in reality my eyes see nothing. All they do is, they simply perceive what my mind is projecting.
By turning within, and healing the mind, I will still be projecting, but this time my projections will be grounded in love and not fear until I awaken. The reason I will continue to project for a bit longer before awakening is so that the mind can get use to embracing love before I am ready to truly open my eyes.
Because if I were to awaken from the place I am right now to who I really am, the sudden shift can be very overwhelming and scary. So the gift of turning within is that I can experience a happy dream while appearing to be in a body before I experience myself at Home; in Heaven, the place where I am right now, even when it appears not to be so in my present illusory experience.