“Think about this now–for how could heaven be a separate place? A piece of geography distinct from all the rest? How could it not encompass everything and still be what it is: home to God’s beloved son and dwelling place of God Himself? It is because God is not separate from anything that you cannot be. It is because God is not separate from anything that heaven is where you are. It is because God is love that all your relationships are holy, and from them you can find the way to Him and to your holy Self. (A Course of Love, 6.19)”
Affirmation: “Heaven is here, when I choose for it to be.”
1 – Heaven = Here / Now = Choose God’s Peace
Heaven is not a piece of real estate off somewhere in the skies. Heaven is here and now, when we choose God’s peace. A Course in Miracles says that here in this world we will not be without limitations, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, we will rise above misfortune and know heaven on earth. A Course of Love makes the same point here, except that in back of the statement is the idea that Christ-consciousness will grant us knowledge of the right way to go to create heaven. God is here with us, and we would do well to remember this throughout the day. How can one fume and fret, when he/she knows that God is within, righting all the wrong that we look upon? And we know also that that wrong will be created anew when we seek Christ in the faces of all of our brothers and sisters. This Christ is the unifying Self, the one that can see both human and divine (an ACOL tenet).
2 – Relationships
As with ACIM, A Course of Love indicates, declares, that our relationships are meant to be holy, and it is through our relationships that we will find our way home. Pray today for the grace to belief this reassurance.
3 – Holy Day
And see if the day does not turn holy indeed.
May I do what You would have me do to create heaven on earth today. May I love my brothers and sisters with an ever-deeper love, and may I not forget that I too must love myself, to have anything to give to others. May my sense of self-esteem partake not of the ego, but of the spirit. And when self-esteem is of the spirit, all is well.
Be with me today as I walk through this day in peace and joy. If there are challenges to my day, let me realize that there are no challenges when we are trying to be teachers of God. And all of us are teachers as well as students of God.
May today be good. May I do for others what they need, especially those who are my significant others. And may Your peace fill my heart with joy.