“To look inward at the real world requires another kind of vision: the vision of your heart, the vision of love, the vision of the Christ in you. (A Course of Love, 5.15)”
Affirmation: “I would see with my heart today.”
1 – A Vision of the Heart
When we see the real world truly, we have seen the vision of our heart. When we have walked farther enough along Jesus’s indicated pathway inward to God, we also know that we are viewing the Christ, the Self, within. And we are feeling love. Mind and heart will ultimately be joined into what Jesus terms “wholeheartedness.” And then the ego’s reign will be over. The heart will have made a tremendous contribution to this withering away of the ego, for the heart does not ask for proof in the way that the mind does. The heart simply “knows,” and in this knowing is something different and more profound than the perceptions of the mind.
2 – Further Explanation of the Real World
It is a great blessing to have a further explanation of the real world. I had personally been confused by this concept, and I struggled to understand what Jesus meant when he described the “real world” in A Course in Miracles. Of course, struggle is always ill-advised, but that did not stop me. I was wrongly using my mind to understand something that could only be understood by my heart, a point that Jesus seems to consider in ACOL.
3 – A Vision of Love, of the Heart, of the Christ Within
May we all have a vision of love today, a vision of the heart, a vision of the Christ within. And may we walk farther along the pathway that leads to Christ-consciousness (a concept in ACOL that appears to be equated with the Awakening described in ACIM).
I would look within today with my heart and therein see a vision of love. When I am feeling love, all is well with my little world. And I feel a tremendous gratitude, when my mind is tranquil. May my mind and spirit be tranquil today.
May we come to understand what the “real world” is all about. I would not be lost in misconceptions. We do not see the real world with our physical eyes; we see with an inward vision, the vision of the Christ/Self within. May this blessing me bestowed upon me today.