“The embrace can now be likened to the starting point of a shared language, a language shared by mind and heart and by all people. It is a language of images and concepts that touch the one heart and serve the one mind. (A Course of Love, 21.6)”
Affirmation: “May I sense the embrace of Jesus today.”
1 – Beautiful Passage
The passage about the embrace of Jesus with us is in my opinion the most beautiful portion of all three volumes of A Course of Love. We are bade to lay our head on Jesus’s shoulder, and we are comforted completely. We know no fear in the embrace, and we are at peace and perfectly tranquil. Jesus is not exclusive to any of us, but embraces us all. And there is nothing untoward in this embrace. It is a chaste embrace, something that is perhaps not entirely clear upon first reading in ACOL.
2 – Jesus, Our Companion
Jesus is not our lover, but he is our companion. And ultimately in ACOL he will cease to be our teacher, but become our equal. This may be a welcome change for him, so long praised by the world and so long set apart. Here he rejoins us, and we are, like him, both human and divine. Our elevated Self of form has reached beyond the ego in the mind to the place of the heart in our exalted body. We trust in him, and we walk a new and infinitely better path.
3 – No Fear of Jesus
Be with me as we seek to comprehend the ramifications of the embrace of Jesus. May we not fear him at all. And fear has been an accompaniment of the long years of egoic rule. We were afraid of Jesus. And now we know that we need not to have this uncertainty about him ever again. He is our friend extraordinaire.
May I rest in the embrace of Jesus, my companion, as he is the companion of all who so choose. May I know no fear, because Jesus is with me. May I be comforted, as Jesus intends. The joy of the moment may surround me with a certainty that all will be well, all manner of things will be well.