“Thus the absence of good health is disease; the absence of peace is conflict, the absence of truth illusion. This belief does not accept that there is only one reality and that it must exist where you are.
“We are moving you now away from all such beliefs to a knowing that precludes the need for belief at all.
“Yes, I have said that contrast is a favored teaching device of the Holy Spirit. But I have not yet said that the time of the Holy Spirit is ending even though I have stated that the time of second coming of Christ is here.” (ACOL, 7.2 – 7.4)
Nowhere in A Course in Miracles nor A Course of Love does Jesus promise his physical return, through reincarnation or any other means. But he does say, adamantly, that the time of the Second Coming is now. What does he mean by this?
We can be assured that we are living in resurrected times, in the time of the resurrection. This is another way of saying that our time to reach Christ-consciousness is at hand. And we can also understand from reading ACOL that it is easier in this time to reach Awakening. Others have longed for the time that we have now. The “celestial speedup” that A Course in Miracles inaugurated is well underway.
So the bottom line is that we don’t know for sure what Jesus really means. We must turn to our inner Christ Spirit to know if we are on the right track. And keep in mind that we may be surprised by the ease with which we reach Christ-consciousness in this new day. This may be the second coming of Christ that Jesus is talking about in A Course of Love.
We who live in the time of Christ, now, are living in the one true reality, a reality that exists where we are. We don’t have to learn by contrast any longer, though that was often the way of the Holy Spirit (whose time is past). Contrast highlighted the difference between the egoic way of life, and the way of life of the truth. The ego was not the truth, never and always. The way of the truth is the way of the wholehearted joining of mind and heart to a new reality of peace and contentment. We live in that reality that we choose, and choosing anew will benefit us mightily.
We can have good health, peace, and truth in our experience. We don’t have to experience the opposite of these blessings to experience fully. We can just know. And in the knowing we have found our way back. We are living the truth of existence once again. Never fear that we will be led astray, for such is not possible if we listen to the Christ Self who dwells within each of us.
Just as the Holy Spirit used to guide us, now the Self does so. The Self is also internal, just as the Holy Spirit was, and the change in terminology is a bit obscure. But the reason is that we are incorporating ever more closely the matters of God. We are joined with God, and we talk to Him without fear. No longer do we need an intermediary (Holy Spirit) because of our fear.
Our lives are certain now. We are contented. The drama of the past is over, and with good reason, for we have walked into the future with Christ. Our time of Christ has done this for us.