“This is a call to move now into my embrace and let yourself be comforted. Let the tears fall and the weight of your shoulders rest upon mind. Let me cradle your head against my breast as I stroke your hair and assure you that it will be all right. Realize that this is the whole world, the universe, the all of all in whose embrace you literally exist. Feel the gentleness and the love. Drink in the safety and the rest. Close your eyes and begin to see with an imagination that is beyond thought and words. (A Course of Love, 20.2)”
Affirmation: “May I feel the embrace today.”
1 – Most Beloved Passage
This passage for today is one of the most beloved of all passages in A Course of Love. In it, Jesus is speaking personally to every reader, but he is also speaking from a more universal perspective, saying that the universe is safe and holds us within its embrace.
2 – Gentleness, Love, Safety, Rest
The personal aspect will appeal to some; the more universal, to others. We are bade to feel the gentleness and love of the embrace, the safety and the rest. Jesus invites us to close our eyes and imagine what cannot be seen. Often we have been told (in A Course in Miracles as well as A Course of Love) that our physical eyes cannot have “vision.” We only have vision for the real world, which is not physical in the way that the illusory world is physical. The physical world is seen differently in vision, and that is all that we really need to know.
3 – Comfort
This passage is comforting in the extreme, and it would be helpful to return to it over and over when we are ill-at-ease or distraught. Life does throw us curves sometimes, and we would do well to take advantage of all that Jesus is offering to us. He is with us, when we make one “unequivocal call” (from ACIM). Can we understand this? No, we can’t. But, somehow, Jesus transcends ordinary physical laws and is with all of us as need arises.
4 – Personal
Do I believe this, truly? Absolutely.
5 – A Blessing
And I hope that we will all come to believe this blessing also.
I have felt the presence of a person who seemed, to my mind, to be Jesus. There was a comfort to this presence that I have felt from nobody else.
Be with me today as I seek to work out my intellectual doubts. There are natural laws about which our science, as yet, knows nothing. And I think that Jesus’s presence with us is one of those natural laws. He comes in response to one unequivocal call, as A Course in Miracles tells us.