Turning Inward to God

“To abide in a state of separation is to abide in an unnatural state from which you eventually will seek release.  (The Treatises of A Course of Love:  ‘A Treatise on the New,’ 4.15)”

Affirmation:  “May I turn to God often today.”

Reflections:

ACIM says that we have taught ourselves the unnatural fact of not communicating with our creator.  We are meant to turn to God often, the internal God known to all of us.

There is much truth in the reassurance that we are meant to talk to God frequently.  He is often the only solace that we have in a troubled world, and especially when our own little world is difficult.  Friends and family may desert us, but God never does.  Love is ever-present in ways that we can experience.  This in itself is a great comfort in times of trial.  And never forget that times of trial, according to ACIM, are the way that we make a better choice this time–a choice that we made wrongly previously.

A Course of Love, just as ACIM, talks about natural and unnatural states.  To “talk” to God frequently (sometimes, it is seems, even “all” the time) is to come closer to overcoming the unnatural sense of a separation from Him.  God is internal and external; God is the All.  When we turn inward, we are coming as close as we can to a true, natural end to the separation from God that we have taught ourselves.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

May I realize that I do not have to feel separation from You.  You are closer than my breath.  You are the Within.

I know that I may not “feel” anything on a constant basis.  May I not depend on feelings to know that You is helping me.   May today be a good day, sensing Your love of me, as well as Your love for my brothers and sisters–sent by You for me to be their healer.

Amen.

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