“The constant going out of His Love is blocked when His channels are closed, and He is lonely when the minds He created do not communicate fully with Him. (A Course in Miracles, T71)”
Affirmation: “May my channel to God be open.”
There is a difference of opinion among interpreters of A Course in Miracles about whether or not God actually “knows” about us in this world. Some students have found in the interpretation that God doesn’t know of this world a “healing” thought. Certainly if we believe that God does not know of us, we cannot blame him for the conditions in our unhappy and tragic world. But ACIM counsels that God is never to blame, that he is a loving God (just as described in the New Testament by Jesus), and that it is ourselves that have “made” the awful conditions in this world. Other New Age writings, such as the Jane Roberts books channeling Seth, have agreed. Seth says, “You create your own reality.”
But about God’s knowing of us, I have reached the conclusion that God does indeed know. The relevant passage in ACIM is as follows: “. . .”[U]nless you take your part in the creation, His joy is not complete because yours is incomplete. And this He does know. He knows it in His Own Being and its experience of His Son’s experience. (T71)” He is both inner and outer, and our deepest inner Self does know that we are not alone in this world.
Our prayers are answered–always (according to A Course in Miracles, which says that the “prayer of the heart” is always answered). A Course in Miracles notes specifically that God knows when his channels to us are closed to Him: Is this not what our prayers would seek to reestablish, a communion with God?
According to Jesus in the New Testament, the Father has not left him alone. He questioned this from the cross, but do we not all question it from time to time? And some have decided that God lets us out to play, and cares not what we do in our play. (This interpretation is given in Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsch.) But, personally, I don’t quite believe this austere thought. Our Self always knows about our plight, and our Self is a part of God (a tenet of A Course of Love).
May I find comfort in the truth that You are available to me in the deepest part of my being. You are All. How can You not know of each individualized part of the All?
I do not believe that my prayers go unheard. I believe that just as you are Everything, that this Everything is a “knowing” concept. Be with me today as I go about Your world.
ACIM Workbook Lesson for Day 151:
All things are echoes of the Voice for God.