“What will the future hold? . . .Because it is the new future of a new form joined in unity and relationship, the only guarantees that are known to us is that it will be a future of love, a future without fear, a future with unlimited freedom. For what more could we ask? And what more could be asked of us? (Treatises of A Course of Love: Treatise on the New, 12.35)”
1 – Dialogues
This is a great sendoff to the third and final part of A Course of Love. The next part is the Dialogues. I have covered part of these in the 40 days and 40 nights section—see table of contents, above, and then refer to archives.
2 – Hope
In this paragraph, we easily see that there is much hope for the future, much hope and much happiness ahead.
3 – Everything
“Make no mistake that what is asked of us is everything. What is asked is our total willingness to abandon the old, our total willingness to embrace the new. But also make no mistake that what is given to us is everything. All the power of creation is released unto us. Let us begin. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: ‘A Treatise on the New,’ 12.36)”
4 – Conclusion
This is given by Jesus at the conclusion of “A Treatise on the New.” We are ready to move into the Dialogues, which are meant to be a sustained conversation with Jesus in which we are seen as equals. Unlike ACIM, he does not describe himself as our elder brother. He does not describe himself as our teacher. He is our companion on our life’s journey, and he remains there for us always.
5 – ACIM
In ACIM, we are bade to imagine that he takes our hand as we walk along, and we are told that this will be no “idle fantasy.” May we believe this promise today. We are not alone. Not only is Jesus with us (which may take a suspension of disbelief), but also mighty companions whom we don’t know on this plane (an ACIM tenet). If we knew what is available to us by way of help, we would never fear again.
6 – Give Up Fear
May we never fear again, beginning today.
I feel excited about the “new” that Jesus has promised, and for which he has prepared me. May this upcoming year be a good one, and may I know that You are there for me always.
Thank you for the “Treatise on the New.” And thanks to Mari Perron for channeling this writing. May we share with our brothers and sisters, as they are ready to accept.