“. . .[Y]our vision has already changed, although you are not aware of the extent of this change. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: ‘A Treatise on the New,’ 2.30)”
Affirmation: “Thank You that my vision has changed even more than I realize.”
Our vision, our revelation from God, has happened–sometimes intermittently and sometimes on a more permanent basis. We have let go our mistakes–not sins (according to A Course in Miracles). We have asked forgiveness for our misdeeds, and we have received absolution. We still do not fully comprehend all that this new state of being, of Christ-consciousness, holds out to us. We are still living in the shadow of separation from God.
Pray today to have this dichotomy removed. We will never live a joyful life as long as we are conflicted about our state of mind and heart, our wholeheartedness (a tenet of A Course of Love). We are ready to step into a new world, while yet still inhabiting this world that we have known since our birth. A Course in Miracles talks of the change that individuals undergo who have accepted Awakening–indeed, even before we understand fully what Awakening holds out to us. We are said to smile more often, and we are said to be recognized by others who walk the earth as we do. Yet the individuals who surround us, and who have not experienced this wondrous change, will not see anything different in us. They will think we are as we were before. This is almost a form of communion among believers that many to which many who have not accepted the New are oblivious.
We need to ask for Jesus’s help, as our guide, to come to understand this huge change ahead. We are on the cusp of this change, and we will not step forward to accept the elevated Self of form if we hold to ourselves any sense of fear. It is time to leave the ego’s fears behind. It is time to move into Christ-consciousness, perhaps at first tentatively, but with the promise that this new state of mind and heart is meant for us to enjoy on a permanent basis.
May I know what the vision, the revelation, holds out to me. May I know Christ-consciousness in all Its glory. This I pray for today.
If the day brings difficulties, may I realize that these difficulties do not have to be experienced as deeply as once they would have been. With Your help, I am moving into a new world, a world bright with your glory and majesty.
Workbook Lesson for Day 248:
Whatever suffers is not part of me.