“Your belief in your brothers and sisters will not be total, however, without the reunion of mind and heart that produces the state of wholeheartedness. This state was not achieved at all times by all those who believed in me—and perfection is not asked of you. As can be clearly seen from the records left to you, the apostles did not, in fact, achieve this state during my lifetime, for they looked at me as different and looked to me for power. Only after my resurrection did the Holy Spirit come upon them and reveal their own power to them by uniting mind and heart with belief. They were then reunited with me as they were united with the Christ. You thus must learn to see yourself as you see your brothers and sisters, and place your belief not in differences but in sameness.” (ACOL, C:19.12)
We are like our brothers and sisters in more than not, despite our culture’s interest in diversity. We are both the same and different. And in the sameness we see common ground, a common ground that will cause us to “believe” in our brothers and sisters. We will believe in them when we have achieved wholeheartedness, not before.
Jesus says that his apostles did not achieve this state in his lifetime, but only afterwards, when the Holy Spirit came upon them. Then they became one with Jesus as the Christ, just as we can so become. There is no greater achievement, and it comes to us as The Accomplished, though not in an egoic sense at all.
We are accomplished when we have joined mind and heart to achieve wholeheartedness, and then we are one with others. We share with them, something unlike the time of learning, in which individuality seemed (but only seemed) to reign. When we share with our brothers and sisters, we are going home at last. Home to Christ-consciousness, home to Oneness with God.
The way is clear; the way is sure. Let us not dally any longer today. Let us join with our brothers and sisters, for joining is required on this pathway. We are not meant to be alone, lonely, and independent. We are meant to be interdependent.
And in this change to interdependence we will see the real world, the one that has been waiting for our vision.
I need you today, as always, to provide for me a good day. I can get so tangled up in the early morning, and I would not stay that way. Help me to unravel the snares and pitfalls. Help me to relax totally in Your care.
Be with all of us today, as we seek anew to stay on the pathway Home. This Home is all around me, if I have vision to see.
Please grant me this vision today.