“Yet you will not become the bridge. You refuse to recognize that the Christ in you provides the bridge that you need only walk across to bridge the distance between heaven and hell, between your separated self and union with God and all your brothers and sisters. (A Course of Love, P.20)”
Affirmation: “bridge the distance between heaven and hell”
1 – The Bridge
We are not the bridge that will save us. But the Christ in us does provide the bridge. We think too much of ourselves, even though we are children of God, when we think that we are the bridge. The Christ in us, as I read this, has been waiting patiently for recognition, and the time is now for us to so recognize Him/Her.
2 – Union
We walk into heaven, even while living on earth, in this world, when we unite with God in our own knowing, as well as unite with our brothers and sisters. This is our way out of hell. A Course in Miracles also offers advice about what is our way out of hell. The two discussions seem to my mind to be a unity in and of themselves. We might think of A Course of Love as Jesus’s additional commentary to help us, for many of us stay “stuck” in A Course in Miracles, doing the Workbook over and over, and frustrated that we don’t seem to know Awakening, even after all of our trying. We are to cease being our own teacher; Jesus is our elder brother, who teaches us for a time, and then, by the conclusion of the third volume in the trilogy of A Course of Love, even he has resigned as our teacher. He presents himself at that point as our equal. But he never deserts us, and for that we can be very, very grateful. Indeed, the gratitude may help to make the truth of this interpretation from Jesus, the truth for us.
May we unite with God and with our brothers and sisters. This is the only way for us to realize our inheritance from God, the inheritance of joy and peace and harmony that is meant for us as children of God.
May we know heaven on earth. May our neuroses fade away even as our ego withers.