“You have arrived! The long journey that brought you here is over. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: ‘A Treatise on the New,’ 12.15)”
Affirmation: “long journey – over”
What a marvelous statement from Jesus! And yet it is the highest way of viewing his words. We can still lapse. We can still have moments when we are not the sustained, elevated Self of form. Indeed, the Dialogues themselves are written so that we can travel farther along the journey. There are two levels to A Course of Love, just as there are two levels of A Course in Miracles (the former my interpretation, the latter the interpretation of scholar/writer Kenneth Wapnick).
But we do not have to struggle as we have. We can have Heaven on earth. Jesus promises this elsewhere. And may we take him at his word.
Remember, from ACIM, that this has been a “journey without distance.” We have always had the potential to be realized, to realize ourselves as Awakened beings. It is only now that this potential is being actualized in more and more of our brothers and sisters, and in ourselves.
I hope that, in some sense, I have arrived. I recognize the long journey, but the way has sometimes been hard, and I do immediately know what joy lies all around me. Help me to see and feel the joy today.
I ask for Your help as I assimilate the fact of arrival. Help me even to know what “arrival” means. Be with me throughout the day, and help me always to acknowledge Your loving presence.