“It [the world] is the place of your interaction with all that lives within you, sharing the one heartbeat. The heartbeat of the world does not exist apart from God. The heartbeat of the world is thus alive and part of you. This heart connection is what we seek to return you to. (A Course of Love, 20.17)”
Affirmation: “I would return to the heartbeat of the world.”
1 – Metaphor
The passage for today, a particularly poignant passage, gives us a metaphorical context for A Course of Love. We are led to understand that we are One with the All, and everything in the world is a part of us. This in itself is reassuring and comforting.
2 – Hearts Join
If we want to take the heartbeat seriously, we will do well. We will have a point of departure in the heartbeat that teaches us to turn inwardly, to our own hearts, when we are perplexed. And we have come to know that this is where God resides.
3 – We Are One
And we are One with the world and everything (and everybody) in it. We would do well to remember this always. It is not enough just to turn to God in an introverted fashion. We need to reach out to our brothers and sisters in this world. And then we will know what the one heartbeat really means.
4 – Contemplate
This metaphor encapsulates a vision of A Course of Love that has not heretofore been discussed. Let us spend some time today contemplating what it all means.
I would like to start sharing the one heartbeat with those closest to me, and then extend outward. We need to love unconditionally, and those closest to us naturally come first. These are our significant others, and we need to give and receive unconditional love with those others.
Be with me today as I seek to be a good companion with the others in my life. May others whom I encounter notice that there is a love about me that is genuine and heartfelt. May my significant others bask in that love. And may they return that love to me.
Thank You for today’s passage. I appreciate the beauty of the words, and I would take the message unto my heart. Be with me for a good day today.