“Give up this notion of losing your Self to God, and you will be done for all time with resisting God. Only in God can you find your Self. This is known to you, and is the reason for man’s quest for God throughout all time. . . .Not looking to God to find your Self would be akin to searching everywhere but the Earth for humankind. If you do not seek where what you wish to find can be found, you seek in vain. (A Course of Love, 31.10)”
Affirmation: “I turn to God today.”
1 – Nirvana
Perhaps many of us have feared the concept of nirvana, when the soul loses itself in God completely and is annihilated in God. But Jesus is not here advocating such a belief. He says that we find ourselves in God, and it in the Self that is consumed by God that we know peace.
2 – Lose Ourselves to Find Ourselves
Surely we all want to know peace. And we may not know how to go about losing ourselves in God, losing ourselves to find ourselves. This is a legitimate question, but one that is easily answered when we give the technique a try.
3 – Feel God’s Presence
When we feel God’s presence, we are giving this technique a try. And who has not felt God’s presence? The warmth is palpable, and so welcome. We would have more of it; we would never leave it. But the emotions are involved, and when the emotions are involved, there is always change. So we do not feel God’s presence on a constant basis. The times that we do feel His presence, though, are enough to propel us forward into asking for my evidence of His Being.
4 – Feeling Warmth in God
May God be with us as we seek His presence today. Enough times of such warmth will assure us that He is not to be feared, in the sense of being afraid of him, or of the possibility that we will be annihilated. We will be all-consumed, but not annihilated, and there is a substantial difference between these two concepts.
5 – In God
To be all-consumed by God is to feel His love at all times, as well as the love of our Self that negates pain (a tenet of A Course of Love). This is indeed a blessing that we would seek, and we may ask for it today.
I would no longer fear nirvana, which suggests loss that is foreign to my deepest understanding. I would no longer resist God because I fear losing my Self. In God I find myself.
Help me to feel Your Presence, a Presence which I feel, in my good moments, as a palpable warmth. Thank You for giving me this blessing. And may I do longer have foolish fears of annihilation in You. Your are my completion, and that is all that I need to know.