“Living in love in every instance is what occurs when the whole Self is involved in the love of life. There are no ‘parts’ of the Self fractioned off and holding resentments. There are no ‘parts’ of Self living in the past or the future. (A Course of Love, 25.17)”
Affirmation: “I would live my Self today.”
1 – The Present
How can we fail to live, somewhat, in the past and the future? It is always so hard to keep constantly focused in the present, though this is perennial advice which so many of us fail to follow.
2 – Live in Love and Be in the Present
When we live in love, living in the present becomes easy. We love life. We love our brothers and sisters. And we, appropriately, love ourselves. But most of all, we love God.
3 – Plans
We will be guided to know when to make plans for the future. This guidance will occur at the time that thought or action is needed. (These are paraphrases from A Course in Miracles.) Otherwise, we are bade not to make plans against contingencies to come. So simple, and yet so hard to live consistently.
4 – Forget Personal Self
If we love life, we will be so immersed in it that we will forget the personal self in favor of the Self/Christ. This Self is the one that we really want to live within. And we can do so, when God knows that we are ready for Christ-consciousness. He will reach down and lift us up, and the change in us will be magnificent.
5 – Personal Experience
Twice I have had glimpses of this revelation; one lasted three months, the other, six months. I was living in love both times, and so I do know that this admonition of Jesus’s is true. Living in love makes such a difference. I would live in love all the time, and this will, I think, hasten God’s action toward to lift me up to Christ-consciousness (i.e., Awakening). I will eagerly seek, but I will not dictate to God what I want Him to do. He knows already.
6 – Living in Love
This way of living in love is magical, but not in the sense that Jesus uses the term “magic” in A Course in Miracles. It is an unbelievable immersion in joy and harmony. All seems right with the world, and that is because we are, however, briefly, right with ourselves.
7 – Revelation
May we so live today that this revelation will come to us.
The fact that twice a long time ago I lived in love enough to experience glimpses of Awakening is motivating to me, hopeful that Awakening will come again. But I try not to pester God with my request; He knows best. It is enough to know that Awakening awaits all of us, when we are fully ready.
Be with me today for another good day. If I stay active, I do have good days. And when You make my agenda for the day, I have good days. Open me to guidance today in all respects. That is the only way that I want to live.
Help me to reach out to my brothers and sisters in need. We all are in need at various times, and we are meant to help each other out. When one is strong, the other is weak. We take turns. And this is as You intended us to live–in unity and relationship with ourselves, with You, and with others.