“Let me be clear. The seeming lack of difficulty in this course is where its difficulty lies. To give up difficulty for ease is more than some egos are willing to accept. (Addendum to A Course of Love: Learning in the Time of Christ)”
Affirmation: “May I know ease today.”
1 – Ease
Reading A Course of Love should be a task full of ease. The difficulty arises when we try to study it as we study other courses of study, including A Course in Miracles. A Course of Love is more abstract, which is the means by which our hearts are engaged. We do not have to study, and, if we try, we will go astray. We will also be greatly frustrated if we try to study it as a textbook. This is not the right approach at all. Just let the words drift into your mind, stopping for nothing, taking deep thought for nothing. Repeated readings will get the gist of it into your heart, actually by bypassing the mind (which wants to analyze).
2 – Beauty of the Language
The beauty of the language is enthralling. When we let the words flow over us, we are captivated by the content as well, though we may not recognize this at first. We may think, and rightly so, that we are missing a lot, or that we are reading things that we do not fully understand. As we move closer to Awakening, the words will begin to make more sense to us, and without any strain at all.
3 – The Ego
Our egos continue to get us into trouble. The ego wants to make everything hard that is actually meant to be easy, because its rule is to seek but not to find (an ACIM tenet). Try to loosen the ego’s hold on our minds, but not by overtly resisting it, for resistance makes the ego strong. The ego is strong in strife (another ACIM tenet).
4 – Easy Reading
A Course of Love is actually easy reading, much easier than A Course in Miracles. Mari, the scribe, listens with her heart perhaps more than her mind, and Helen (ACIM scribe) listened to her mind. This approach is exactly what Jesus needed in channeling to the two individuals, for ACOL is to the heart what ACIM was to the mind.
5 – ACIM and ACOL
We will do well when we realize that, after ACIM and now as we consider A Course of Love, we are ready to listen to our hearts. They know without demanding proof of everything. They lead us aright.
I would choose ease today, especially in reading A Course of Love. I wish no more to be frustrated by the fact that my mind cannot study ACOL as it did A Course in Miracles.
May this day morph into one of ease. May my heart inform my mind that egoic influences are dead in me. And may that deadness be true.