“When you call upon Love you call upon your Source. When you seek the wisdom of your heart you call upon me. When you seek the truth that is in your mind, you call upon the Holy Spirit. Thus is the Sacred Trinity always available in every situation, and for whichever learning mode you are most comfortable. (A Course of Love, 32.2)”
Affirmation: “Help me to understand the Trinity.”
1 – Traditional Theology in Christianity
The passage for today harkens back to traditional theology in Christianity–the Holy Trinity as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Let us take each part and see what we can come up with.
2 – God, the Father
The first part, the Father, is God Himself (gender is actually neutral). When we feel Love, we are seeking God Himself. And we will find Him. We do not have to believe that God doesn’t know about us, unless that is the theology of A Course in Miracles that appeals to us. There is a difference of opinion within the Course community about this question. In addition, Neale Donald Walsch, in his Conversations with God series, indicates that God, in effect, sent us out to play and does not really care what we play. This suggests that the illusion is really somewhat meaningless. Yet the illusion is very real to us, and we do feel pain and we do experience suffering. So there are no easy answers. It is best that we take unto ourselves only what seems to speak to us, not straining to believe what does not come naturally. Jesus says in ACIM that a universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible, but necessary.
2 – The Son
The second part, the Son, is Jesus himself. He says in this passage that when we seek the wisdom of the heart, we are seeking him. We do not understand how he can be with anybody and everybody simultaneously, but he seems to suggest that this is possible. And we know that there are natural laws about which our science, as yet, knows nothing. Calling upon the presence of Jesus is part of traditional Christianity also, and feeling his presence, when he is called upon, also is a part of traditional faith. Certainly I have been led to feel closer to him from my reading of A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love, for I used to see Jesus as a judgmental figure. This judgmental figure seems to be a product of certain passages in the New Testament. But the love that Jesus actually has for humanity shines through very vividly in these newest channeled writings.
3 – The Holy Ghost
The third part, the Holy Ghost (Spirit), speaks to our minds. His was the Voice that we were to listen to in A Course in Miracles. He speaks to us, in those volumes, as intuition, as well as a host of other almost miraculous ways. Jesus tells us in A Course of Love, though, that we are in the time of Christ now, and so we harken to Christ-consciousness rather than the Holy Spirit. We may not yet understand this, but when we have experienced the Awakening, we are promised understanding.
4 – The Bible, ACIM, and ACOL
Certainly this blending of traditional Christianity with A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love is a blessing. We don’t have to discard what has served us well in the past. We need only walk into the future with the best that we can find in the newest writings available to us.
Thank You for the continuity of Christian thinking. This continuity is a great comfort to me in today’s troubled times in our world. May we see that Jesus comes to fulfill Scripture, not to turn away from it. His words reach us now in ways that we are ready to hear.
May I come to greater and greater understanding as time passes. May my brothers and sisters come to greater and greater understanding as well.
Thank You for the inspiration that prompts the texts that mean so much to me.