“In wholeheartedness then you are ready to return to a second reading of A Course of Love. In wholeheartedness you will find difficulty falling away and understanding arising. You are beginning to know yourself in a new way. You are beginning to know yourself without the perceptions and the judgments of the mind. You are beginning to know yourself as you truly are and you will begin to hear the language of this Course as the language of your own heart. (Addendum to A Course of Love: Learning in the Time of Christ)”
Affirmation: “I am beginning to know myself as I really am.”
1 – No Judgment
We need to let judgments fall away. Judgments and expectations are two major barriers that we erect against intimacy with out loved ones. And we would be rid of these barriers. A Course in Miracles counsels that we will fall away from our salvation if we attack, make judgments, or weave plans against contingencies to come. This is a somewhat hidden warning, but there in the Text nevertheless. And we would today take a look at judgment.
2 – Wholeheartedness
Wholeheartedness is the natural state of our being. In wholeheartedness, we have woven mind and heart together to form one. And we will know ourselves better. At this point we are bade to reread A Course of Love, and it is intimated that therein we will come to know ourselves better. We will be without the judgments of the mind when we have moved completely into wholeheartedness. The heart does not ask for “proof” as does the mind. The heart just knows, with a sureness that comes from God.
3 – Know Thyself
If we only could know ourselves as we truly are! And this is the promise of the passage for today. We have so often thought that we did not know ourselves, and certainly, with the ego in ascendancy, we did not know our real Self. Our real Self is the elevated Self of form, the physical being that lives in this world, but who derives sustenance from high realms.
4 – The Self
The Self is a blessing. And when we glimpse this Self, even in fleeting moments, we will know what the future holds for us. And it is good indeed!
Today I would listen to the language of my own heart, not only in ACOL, but also in everyday life. What is my heart trying to tell me? What is my heart saying?
This turning inward to ascertain what is truly important is a giant leap toward the life that I want. I look to the future, but always I am also satisfied in the present, trying to live in the Now as much as possible.
Help me know what my loved ones need from me today. And may I provide what is mine to provide. If their needs are for something that I cannot provide, may You see that they receive the prayer of their heart.