Expect Heaven on Earth

1 – Note on Being

“You are in relationship now only with love, and so nothing will be hard for you. Desire an old pattern to be gone and it will be gone. This little note added to the end of our mountain top time together is only here to help you realize and accept that this will be so. Do not expect difficulties and they will not arise. (Dialogues of A Course of Love, Note on Being)”

2 – Ease

This is the ease with which life is lived from within Christ-consciousness. Jesus is speaking here as though everyone who has read these 40 days of meditations has reached Awakening. He did not intend, he said, for us to take repeated trips to the mountain top. He has channeled three volumes in A Course of Love with the purpose of bringing us to Christ-consciousness. And this day is the culmination.

3 – Jesus’s Purpose

What if Jesus’s purpose worked for you? Then we can only rejoice with you. What if Jesus’s purposes did not work for us—that we have not reached Christ-consciousness. Then perhaps we ought to counsel patience. I don’t think that one can put a timetable on Awakening. It is, at best, a slippery concept. And once reached, sometimes it slips away from us. And Jesus would have us sustain the elevated Self of form. So his aspirations for us are very high.

4 – Remove the Blocks

We make a decision that we want Christ-consciousness, and we seek to remove the blocks to love’s awareness, as guided by the Christ Self within. But God Himself reaches down and lifts us up, and which of us can put a timetable on God?

5 – Expectation

“Expect heaven on earth you were told. This is what it is. There will be no doubt, no indecision. Your path will be so clear to you it will be as if it is the only path in the world and you will wonder why you didn’t see it all along. Expect this. And it will be. So be it. (Dialogues of A Course of Love, Note on Being)”

6 – Grace

When we follow guidance from the state of grace, then Heaven on earth is what we find. We don’t waver in our commitment. And the Christ Self doesn’t waver either.

7 – Make Real

“You will not realize that everything has changed until you ‘realize’ or ‘make real’ that change. Let this revelation come to you. All you need do is expect it to come and it will come. So be it. (Dialogues of A Course of Love, Note on Being)”

8 – Awakening

So let us expect that we will reach Awakening, and sooner rather than later. Let us welcome the experience, not put limits on what we will allow.

9 – Limitations

The placing of limitations on God Himself is in all likelihood the most crucial element going on in one’s psyche if Awakening is not happening. We can turn aside from this gift. And turn aside we do when we try to dictate to God what we will accept into our lives.

10 – Being Afraid

If we are afraid of enlightenment, then this itself is a limit of great magnitude. And we don’t see what we fear, for fear is of the ego. Fearing and judging are two of the primary impediments to our readiness for Awakening. And once these two are gone forever, then Awakening will be smoothed, and sooner rather than later.

11 – Be Diligent

How might we do this? Be diligent in your thinking. Don’t entertain either the concept of fear or the concept of judgment. There is a difference in having birds fly over one’s head, and letting those same birds nest in one’s hair. And the nesting is the problem. Don’t let fear and judging nest in your hair.

12 – Sampling of Quotations from the Note on Being

Below are a group of quotations from the note on being. Read them at your leisure:

13 – Thinking

“You will no longer need to ‘think’ about who you are and what you will do, and your willingness to give up this thinking will be paramount to your realization that everything has changed or that nothing has changed. These are both possibilities, as all possibilities are yours. Which do you choose? (Dialogues of A Course of Love, Note on Being)”

14 – Worry

“This difference, if you will allow it to come, will take away all worry, all thought about how you could be better, more, greater. If you still possess some things that you would consider character flaws or faults, forget about them now. In being they will be yours or they will not. You will be happy that you have these aspects of humanness or you will not and they will be gone. (Dialogues of A Course of Love, Note on Being)”

15 – Unhappiness

“Do not expect the same unhappiness with yourself however. You are fine. You are being. You are being fine. So be it. (Dialogues of A Course of Love, Note on Being)”

16 – Difficulties

“When you meet what you would have before seen as difficulties, as you encounter a world where love still does not seem to reign, when you meet that which would oppose love, remember that you are now the bridge between this creative tension of opposites becoming one. (Dialogues of A Course of Love, Note on Being)”

17 – Quest

“What will there be to strive for? What quest will replace this quest for being? The quest for love’s expression—the quest to see, experience, and share, as many of love’s expressions as the world needs to be returned, along with you, to its own Self. (Dialogues of A Course of Love, Note on Being)”

18 – Love’s Expression

“Does this seem like a long and harrowing road? An endless quest? An endless quest for love’s expression is eternity itself. (Dialogues of A Course of Love, Note on Being)”

19 – Love

“You now know how to respond to love, for you are love, being. So be it. (Dialogues of A Course of Love, Note on Being)”

20 – True Nature

“You have returned to your true nature. Perhaps you will remember that within A Course of Love you were once asked to ‘Imagine the ocean or the cheetah, the sun or the moon or God Himself, attempting to learn what they are. They are the same as you. All exist within you. You are the universe itself.’ (A Course of Love: Dialogues, p. 248)”

21 – Struggles

Our struggles are over. We have returned to level ground from the mountain top after Forty Days and Nights with Jesus. We will live in love henceforth. We will simply be. For awhile, we may be conscious of trying to “become,” but this will fade as we relax into being. We are told by Jesus to expect heaven on earth.
22 – Joy

Our joy, which will be ever-increasing, is not selfish, for we take our brothers and sisters with us in unity and relationship (the hallmark words of A Course of Love). Our futures are up to us. The possibilities are all ours.

23 – Are We Ready?
Perhaps we still wonder a bit if we are truly ready, but Jesus asserts that we are. He did not intend for us to take a trek up the mountain top repeatedly, but to accept his words, and to realize that we are now ready. We will be happy and contented. We will know, unerringly, how to act naturally from our being.

24 – Errors

If we still worry about errors that are in ourselves, we will simply acknowledge that we want them gone, and they will be gone. We are as accepting of ourselves as we have been of Jesus. We approach our days with love, and this is sufficient. Our quest now is for love’s expression–nothing more. An endless quest for love’s extension is eternity itself. We know now how to respond in love, for we are love, being.
25 – Ending

Thus ends our Forty Days and Forty Nights on the mountain top with Jesus. If we are ready to accept his promise, we are ready to embrace Christ-consciousness. Perhaps it will not come al at once; perhaps we will have glimpses, perhaps for a long while yet.
26 – End Is Certain

But be reassured, just as A Course in Miracles reassures. Once begun, the end is certain. We will know God, we will know Jesus, we will know our brothers and sisters, and we will know ourselves.

Note: With these reflections this day, the Forty Days and Forty Nights in the Dialogues of A Course of Love are concluded.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

Thank You for finding in Mari a person who would accept the task of channeling a new message from Jesus. May we accept, gradually, all that we can from this new message. May we be patient with ourselves if we do not immediately find the joy that Jesus promises. May we anticipate in faith that his promises are true, that we will know the joy of a new reality in this world.

Perhaps this world is not yet ready for the truths of A Course of Love. I pray that the messages held within, if true, are accepted sooner rather than later. And I do believe that these messages are true. Thank You for taking our hand and leading us to the promise of a better future.

Amen.

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