“If you remember that all of your ideas are to be based on love, you will not fail to birth ideas of consequence.
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“Ideas, in the context in which we are speaking of them here, are thoughts or images originating from the Self and being represented by the personal self. It is only in this way that the personal self will be able to represent the Self in truth.” (ACOL, T3:13.11 and 13.14)
Jesus differentiates ideas from beliefs. True reality does not need our belief; it simply is. But when we take our ideas about true reality, and put them into practice, then we are making real progress. We get our ideas from deep within, from the Self Who is just now coming into its own. And when we put these new ideas into practice, we will know genuine peace for the first time ever.
How do we come to understand what these new ideas are trying to tell us? How they are shaping the personal self whom we present to others?
We commune with our depths in quiet time. There are few other ways that work. Sure, we can have an insight when out in company, talking to people. But the real strides take place in our closet, when we are withdrawn from a world that does not often understand where we are coming from. There, in our closet, we get the motivation to continue on our walk. We learn what to do and say. We learn how to live.
I am becoming more settled down with each passing day. By this I mean that my peace of mind and heart is more real to me. And this is a great blessing. I wish the same for anyone reading this.
Be with all of us through this day, the first day of the rest of our lives. May Your love embrace and enfold us. May we know that You care.