“Can you let the worries of today leave your mind? Can you let the disappointments of yesterday go and be no more? Can you let the planning for the future cease? Can you be still and know your Self?
“This is perhaps disappointing to you, but it is all that is required. If you could truly succeed at doing this for one instant, you would experience all that is holy and be forever one. (A Course of Love, 26.16 – 26.17)”
Affirmation “May I listen to inspired words and be reassured.”
1 – Christ-Consciousness
This passage, which repeats what was begun yesterday, reinforces all that is required of us. It makes clear that keeping worry from the mind, not dwelling on the past or planning for the future, will lead us to Christ-consciousness. We would do this for only one instant, and we would experience “all that is holy and be forever one.” This is a definition of Christ-consciousness, the blessing toward which we are moving.
2 – A Simple Answer
Is the simplicity of the answer a disappointment to us? We sometimes like to work too hard, thinking that hard work will get us what nothing else can. But the heart does not work the way the mind does. The heart simply knows, and with this knowledge comes the willingness to let go and let God.
3 – Relax
We need to relax in the blessing of God’s presence. We need to realize that hard work doesn’t really get us what we want. Christ-consciousness is a gift of God, and a change of what we think about is all that we really need. We need to live in the Now, as Eckhart Tolle has told us. Eckhart is an enlightened teacher who is identified with no one faith in our world. But his books, The Power of Now and A New Earth, have identified the fact that he is indeed enlightened. His way, though, was not the way of A Course in Miracles, and A Course of Love had not yet been channeled.
4 – Enlightenment
Enlightenment is real is our world. We do not want to claim this blessing if we risk making assertions that prove not to be true. So we go slowly. What we experience may be only a glimpse, and may not be sustained. But Jesus would have us to sustain the elevated Self of form, something that he says has never been done in our world. (It is unclear if he includes himself in this statement.)
5 – Rest in God’s Love
We need to drop the worries of the present, close off the past and the future, and rest in God’s love. Then we will be positioned to accept God’s blessing of Christ-consciousness when he deigns to offer it.
May I spend the remainder of the day in contemplating what You would have me experience as I, like all of us, move closer to enlightenment. May I be still, as Jesus asks, and experience the Self who I am. May this contemplation give me peace of mind and heart. Help me to make of the remainder of this day a particular day of meditation.
I need to drop worry, cease senseless planning, and think no more of disappointments that might once have unnerved me. Your way for me has been best, when I have been faithful enough to follow. May I be faithful enough today, and may this today extend into the future with ease. You would not have me struggle in this world. I can experience effortless ease when my faith in You is sufficient.
Thank You for the reassuring words of Jesus. May his mission be fulfilled with all the help that he asks of us. And may never a bit of egotism intrude that would ruin it all.