“[W]ith my resurrection, which was accomplished for all, the meaning of life, the reality of life, changed, though you have known this not. The great experiment in separation ended with the resurrection, though you have known this not. For the resurrection and life are now one and the same. (Treatises of A Course of Love: Treatise on the Art of Thought,
Affirmation: “I would choose life today.”
1 – Resurrection Ended Separation
Jesus has repeatedly referred to our imagined separation from God as illusory, that we cannot really separate from God at all, for we are part of Him–He is within us. In A Course in Miracles, he refers to the separation as a “tiny, mad idea” about which the Son of God “failed to laugh,” and thus effects were born. He continues to say in ACIM that we would laugh at such a foolish idea if it had not gained credence to us (a paraphrase from ACIM). Now Jesus says that his resurrection ended the separation, once and for all. We just have not known this.
2 – Christ Self
Now we do know it, as seen in this passage. But exactly what does this mean? It means that we too can join in the resurrection, that we too are eligible to assume our place as a Christ spirit. This is the Self/Christ within about which so much has been said in this blog.
3 – A Resurrected Life
Our lives are now resurrected lives: “For the resurrection and life are now one and the same.” What will it mean to live a resurrected life?
4 – Miracle Readiness
We will be in miracle-readiness all the time. We will recognize miracles when they occur, something that we have previously not usually recognized. We will be at one with our brothers and sisters, who, like us, are resurrected with Jesus. We are all life, and all life, animate and inanimate, is God. No longer do we see God as outside His creation, observing His handiwork in the earth. All of everything is an individuation (or a differentiation) of God. We are not outside Him in any sense whatsoever.
5 – Theology
This is part of the theology of A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love, though the words that I have used are not part of either trilogy. Do not let theology delay you. Jesus says in ACIM that a universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible, but necessary.
6 – A Universal Experience
We would ask for that universal experience on an ongoing basis. And we are now ready to live the resurrected life, as Jesus did. He has prepared the way for us. And as individual parts of God, yet part of the whole, we are ready to thank Him for the length of the pathway that we have already walked. It is because we have walked far that we are now receiving these blessings of knowledge (not perception).
I would let the illusory separation end for me today. I would join, as Jesus bids, in his resurrection. Help me to give up the folly of the “tiny, mad idea” and walk into the sunlight today.
I would experience salvation fully. Help me to say and do the things that You want of me, and may my cooperation and my faith in You sustain me. I would not fight You ever again.