“How can you not rejoice when doubt is gone and love fills all the space that doubt once occupied? No shadows linger when doubt is gone. Nothing stands between the child of God and the child’s own Source. There remain no clouds to block the sun, and night gives way to day. (A Course of Love, 4.5)”
Affirmation: “Night gives way to day.”
1 – Night Gives Way to Day
What a wonderful promise: “Night gives way to day”! This is where A Course of Love says that we are heading, where there are no shadows, doubt is gone, and we recognize that as a child of God, He is our Source and One with us.
2 – Grandeur – Not Grandiosity
We must not let the ego latch onto these statements and make grandiosity out of them. There is grandeur here, certainly, but it is a grandeur that is of God, and our personal selves would never know how to act if it weren’t for the grace of God to show us what to do. The same goes for what we say, and even what we think. When we enthralled by love, we are well on the way to our home in God, with no division in our minds and hearts. There is no separation, the separation that we once believed in. There is no need to think that in order to experience everything, we need to imagine ourselves separate from our Creator.
3 – Does God Know of Us?
And there is no reason to think that we are less because we communicate with God. There is thinking among us that God does not know about us, because we are caught in illusion, and He is does not enter illusion. But this is not my experience, and therefore I do not try to teach this lesson. We need, however, to accept from ACIM what speaks to our hearts, and we need not to divide from each other.
4 – Reincarnation
The same desire to avoid controversy is present when the subject of reincarnation comes up. In A Course in Miracles, Jesus says that our teaching and learning should be acceptable to all–to those who believe in reincarnation and to those who don’t. Any stand on this question is best left alone. We need to teach and to live only what can enhance the message of Jesus. And controversial issues, including theological ones, are not the “practical” that ACIM (and, by extension, ACOL) seeks to teach.
5 – Vision Will Return
May we enjoy the light of the day today. May we know that night is only a rotation of the earth, and not a constant state. And if our own lives comes to seem dark, may we know that vision can and will be returned to us when we turn to God in whatever way He seems most real to us.
I thank You for this glorious day, another day to live in a world that can become vivid in its joy. I am grateful for my many blessings, and foremost is my good state of mind. You have found a place in my heart that nobody else fulfills. And thank You for filling my heart with Your love.
May the love that I feel when I sense Your “felt Presence” be especially keen with me today. May I watch my moods, and turn aside from any dark ones that seem to descend upon me from nowhere. They are not worthy of my attention.
Be with me throughout the rest of the day. And thank You for taking good care of all of my brothers and sisters.