In What State Do We Now Abide?

“You eagerly awaited each learning challenge in the hopes that it would bring you to the state in which you now abide.  (The Treatises of A Course of Love:  ‘A Treatise on the New,’ 12.14)”

Affirmation:  “I abide now where I have wanted to abide.”

Reflections:

This passage echoes a theme of ACOL.  We have read, and read, and read so more–and now we must realize that we really do not have to read to come into fuller understanding of God.  Of course, in our contemplative time, we may still want to read familiar passages to prompt our reflections and bring us ever closer to the divine spark within.  But we do not have to seek new and different readings.  We can rest in what we have already read.

We have arrived.  What a glorious promise this is!

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

Let me rest awhile in the knowledge that You have promised that I have “arrived.”  If that is not yet true, may I rest in surety that I will eventually abide where You have promised.

May my contemplative time bring me ever closer to You.  May I not be tempted to run hither and yon in an attempt to reach Awakening.  You will decide the time, and You make no mistakes.

Amen.

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