“A mind that can conceive of a creator combined with a heart that yearns for knowledge of, and union with, that creator, can bypass the need for the separate thoughts of the separated one’s thought system. But you must be trained to do this. Thus your training begins. And begins with prayer.
“As was said in the beginning, praying is asking. (A Course of Love, 19.17 – 19.18)”
Affirmation: “May I remember to pray often today.”
1 – Creator/God
The passage for today is packed with meaning, very dense with meaning. When we can understand that we did not create ourselves, we then realize that believing in a Creator is not intellectually dishonest. Then when we allow our heart to speak, and we know what our heart wants most is union with that Creator, we are well on the way home. We do not have to “think” with “separate thoughts of the separated one’s thought system”–in other words, with the mind and its egoic tendencies.
2 – Need Help
We cannot effect this change ourselves, though. We need help, and so our help begins with prayer. Prayer is actually emphasized more in A Course of Love than in A Course in Miracles. In the latter, prayer is simply assumed (and is often called “communion with God”). We first ask for the miracle to reach us. Prayer at its most elemental is asking, a point made by Catherine Marshall, an inspirational writer of the last century.
3 – Personal Experience
I know from personal experience that prayer brings results, and brings results quickly. We are not left dangling. We are led home, step-by-step.
4 – We Are Not Alone
And we are the better for recognizing that we are not all alone in the universe. God is both within and we project the world without. God is in all of us, and we and the world, even in illusion, is a part of Him. But do not be delayed by this theology. If this reasoning does not find a place in your heart, bypass the reasoning entirely.
5 – The Heart
And listen to your heart.
I would follow guidance consistently today. A puzzling situation just arose, and against my “judgment,” I followed guidance, and all is well! This type of experience does reinforce what we have been studying in A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love.