“Creation becomes the new frontier, the occupation of those too young to rest, too interested in living still to welcome the peace of dying. Those who could not change the world one iota through their constant effort, in peace create the world anew. (A Course of Love, 6.17)”
Affirmation: “I would create the world anew in peace today.”
1 – Our Vocation
What a glorious vocation this passage elucidates! We are to create the world anew, in peace but not effort. What we will change permanently will indeed come effortlessly. And in peace. Our effort could not make this change, but our peace will do so–not in the future, but here, now.
2 – Edgar Cayce
I welcome the continued chance to make a difference. I am personally not ready for death. According to Edgar Cayce, many of us came to earth to make a difference in the lives of those who were trapped, without hope, in physicality. We do not, with ACIM, take a stand on reincarnation, but since all time is an illusion, we do not need to feel that reincarnation is an issue. We certainly do have this one life to live, and we can spend all of our days, in peace, with the hope and desire that others will live better lives because we have been here with them. This indeed is our function of salvation, and we do live this function in conjunction with happiness. God takes care of us, in unity with Him and in relationship to others.
3 – Effortless Work
When we desire peace, we sometimes think that death would be a welcome option. But we still have effortless work to do here on this earth. And death is nothing; it is like walking through an open door (from Ruth Montgomery’s Guides). So do not long for death when the world turns difficult. Put one foot in front of the other, and walk. We will walk through the difficulty, so long as our thought and feeling processes remain good. For this is the world that we make.
I would have a good day today, an effortless day of work that will improve the world–indeed, that will create it anew. What a glorious promise You have made to us! It gives a motivation for living, a goal toward which we can all look–but without the ego making of anything a challenge. Just effortless work. Thank You!
Be with me as I seek to smooth the way for others today, and in so doing may I also smooth the way for myself. As I treat others, I will be treated. To give and to receive are one. Be with me as I seek to live this truth today.