“You are ready now, and all that will prevent you from living a life of love is unwillingness to do so. There is only one remaining source of such unwillingness. Your willingness will now depend on whether or not you trust. Do you trust these words? Do you trust in God? Can you trust in your Self? (A Course of Love, 27.21)
Affirmation: “I am willing to live a life of love today.”
1 – Trust
Trust is the bedrock of the Teacher of God’s life (from the Manual of A Course in Miracles). Nothing else good, on a permanent basis, can really come to us until we trust, in God and in our Self.
2 – Better Living
We are reassured that we are ready now for that better living. This is akin to Helen (co-scribe of ACIM) and her remark to Bill (co-scribe) that she would help him find another way. And in A Course of Love, the work that was begun in ACIM comes to fruition. We see Jesus not any longer as just our teacher, but as our heartfelt companion. This is not so different from traditional Christianity.
3 – Life of Love
We are willing to live a life of love. Only doubt that it can be so would prevent us from so living. And we can banish doubt from our minds by a concentrated will to do so. If pursued by doubt, turn to your heart, which does not seek for proof. Ask internally what your heart really knows.
4 – The Heart Will Answer
And you will be answered.
May I live that life of love that is indicated herein. May I trust enough to do so. I feel ready, sometimes, for a continual life of love, and I thank You for those times that I feel so blessed. Extend those times to be a continuous thread throughout my life. May today be the beginning of the rest of a life of love.
I wish to be able to express love in a way that can be accepted. Guard my tongue if I am saying the wrong thing, based on thinking the wrong kinds of thoughts. Help me to be of assistance to those in my circle. May I listen to what my heart is telling me, and with that heartfelt messages will arrive, guiding my thinking, my words, and my actions. I fully believe this, and I thank You for the assurances that You give me constantly. May I always be ready to accept Your assurances of love and peace and hope and tranquility.