“Free will does not make the impossible possible. Free will makes the possible probable. It is thus probable that you will use your free will in order to be who you are. But it is not guaranteed! It is your choice and your choice alone that is the only guarantee. This is the meaning of free will. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: ‘A Treatise on the New,’ 5.9)”
Affirmation: “probable that I will be who I am”
The “probable” is a concept that was described by Jane Roberts in the scribed “Seth” books. Seth talked of “probable realities,” of which we are always at intersection points. A Course of Love builds on this idea. In this passage, we learn that we create our own reality, just as Seth said. Now Jesus seems to be agreeing with this early psychic conclusion.
We need to “be who (we) are.” We need to move beyond the little self-contained, separated self to the elevated Self of form in this world. This will be the certainty that we have risen to Christ-consciousness. We do not have to struggle to be who we really are. We need only accept these inspired words of Jesus, and let our free will lead us down the correct pathway.
Unless we find our right pathway, the one that is right for only us, then we will not live out the probabilities that are best for us. When we live according to the instructions of Jesus, then we will live out those probabilities that are right. In ACIM, this best way to live was described as following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In ACOL, this best way becomes an inner knowing, because Jesus would have all of us live out on Christ-consciousness.
Live today as seems right. Nothing wrong ever turned out right. Then the free will that we all desire will be in line with the creative powers of the universe.
May I understand “free will” as I never have before. May I know that my best probable future depends on following the highest and best that I know, whether following the Holy Spirit (ACIM) or an inner knowing (ACOL).
Help me today to have a good day. It is not one based solely on the “feeling” of a good day, but its actuality. This may or may not actually feel “good.” But it will be right, in the highest sense of which we are capable.