A Course of Love · ACOL

New Treasures in a New World

“As the representations of the true Self within the house of illusion caused explosions and a fallout of treasure, the representation of the true Self within the house of truth will cause the creation of the new.” (ACOL, T3:8.9)

This quotation for today dovetails a thesis of A Course of Love. We have been told that, in illusion, the Self whom we are caused “explosions” within this house. And the fallout became the treasures that we see as art, music, even science. This was the best of what transpired in the house of illusion in which we have seemingly been trapped—these gifts, these treasures.

But the house of illusion, we are also told, was and is totally encompassed, surrounded, by the House of Truth. And as many of us have emerged from the house of illusion, into Truth, we have a chance to do things better now. These same treasures, newly polished, will create the new world that Jesus is desirous for us to create. Some of us, tied to the past, will change the world; but others, ready to let the world as we know it go, will create a new world. This creating anew is what our children and grandchildren long for, born as they are in the time of Christ.

The walk into the new world will lead to a future unlike anything we knew in illusion. Our way is clear; we must take this walk. A “celestial speed-up” has been what Jesus has been about since the days of scribing A Course in Miracles. The world has been at the brink of chaos, indeed often in chaos itself. And we have it within our power to change all of that, and to change it now. How? Accept the new mantle of the Christ-Self, shorn of the ego-mind. Stop giving lip service to love, and ask, in our depths, how we might truly live love—for the first time, ever.

The bitterness in our hearts will fall away when we stop dwelling on imponderables that have no answers. Don’t dwell on the suffering of the past, the impossible suffering that could not happen but did. The thing that has gone wrong in God’s universe.

Our innocence in this suffering has been proclaimed by both A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love. We know better now.

Let’s put that “better” into practice.

Prayer

May I take small steps today to assist in creating a new world. May the small steps that I take be supported by small steps that others take, steps that will lead us out of the morass into something much better. Even grand.

The way to new treasure is by living by the truth. There is one truth, and one truth alone. But it is up to each of us to define that truth for ourselves. May we listen to our inner Self as we seek to walk a pathway that only each of us can walk.

Amen.

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