“Letting go of what your mind would tell you in favor of what your heart already knows is but the purpose of this Course. (A Course of Love, 16.11)”
Affirmation: “Let go of the mind and welcome the heart’s knowledge.”
1 – Proof
Why do we need to turn to our hearts, increasingly? Our minds, informed by weakened (but not absent) egos, demand proof for God that no mind can ever have. Even those of us who think that we have an “intellectual” faith are misguided. No mind can understand God. But our hearts can, for our hearts know in a sense that defies explanation, while the mind craves for explanation.
2 – Purpose of ACOL
Herein, in this passage, Jesus defines the purpose of A Course of Love. He knows that we have dislodged the ego by studying, first, A Course in Miracles, but we may not yet have understood what is to replace the ego. It is the Self, the Christ, in all of us, and we do know enough, through our hearts, to let this miracle take place. We do not, though, know the hour nor the day, and that is as it should be. God Himself makes the determination for our Awakening, our Christ-consciousness, when we are ready, and He alone can tell when we are ready.
3 – Dreams
A Course in Miracles say that we will not be terrified by the light coming on, for we will have been prepared by happy dreams that the Holy Spirit brings (from the ACIM Workbook). Jesus says that otherwise we would awake with a scream of mortal terror, so accustomed we are to our dreams in this world. But we do not have to fear. God will find a way to awaken us gently, and to replace all of our dreams of terror with happy dreams, and then with Awakening.
4 – Awakening and Christ-Consciousness
Awakening and Christ-consciousness seem to be equated (the former from ACIM, the latter from ACOL). In the meantime, for those of us who await, we can reach out to our brothers and sisters, and we can, under the guidance of Jesus and his helpers, reach a better state of mind and heart, one that will welcome a new day. When we have been healed, we will be in a position to heal others. An unhealed healer cannot heal (from ACIM); it is an oxymoron.
5 – Wait Patiently
Be with us today as we wait patiently in this imperfect world. We made this world, and it is one of seeming separation. We would not live this way. We would join with others in unity as One, and in relationship to the many, and we will know the better way that Jesus seeks to point out to us in ACIM and ACOL. May we study well, and reach our Awakening/Christ-consciousness sooner rather than later.
Help me to listen to my heart today. When disappointments come, help me to take them in stride. When difficulties arise, help me to resolve them. When all seems lost, help me to realize that You are always there, showing me the way.
Be with me as I listen to my heart today. I am weary of ego-inspired goals, and I would be done with all such foolishness. Let my heart guide me today, with Your help.