“Creation of the new has begun. We are an interactive part of this creative act of a loving Creator. Creation is a dialogue. Creation—which is God and us in unity—will respond to our responses. Will respond to what we envision, imagine and desire. Creation of the new could not begin without you. Your willingness for the new, a willingness that included the leaving behind of the old, a willingness that included the leaving behind of fear and judgment and a separate will, was necessary to begin creation of the new. Your former willingness to accept the old but kept creation’s power harnessed to the old. Does this not make perfect sense when you realize that creation, like God, is not “other than” who you are? How could creation proceed on to the new without you?” (ACOL, T4:12.34)
An important announcement occurs in this ending portion of the Treatises of A Course of Love: that creation of the new has begun. Jesus has been very, very desirous of bringing us to this point. He doesn’t specifically say that our attainment of Christ-consciousness, sustained, is necessary for at least the beginning days of creation of the new. Certainly we have understood much from ACOL, and in particular we have understood that our heart needs to inform our mind, and then the joining (wholeheartedness) will take us forward into the unity that we need as a Self and the unity that we need with God (who is also within all that is living). Jesus emphasizes that creation of the new could not begin without us. We are embarking on a grand adventure, one that requires that we forsake the old ways of separation from God. This separation, even though actually illusory, was very real to us. But no more. We know what we must do. We must open ourselves, without judgment and fear, to the wholeheartedness that will take us home in God. It is this that prepares us for God’s reach to us, His choice to grant Christ-consciousness now rather than later.
Of course, there is mystery surrounding the bestowal of Christ-consciousness, enlightenment, Awakening, transformation. Miracles are mystery, of course, and we are not to choose which miracles we might attempt to foster. We need to let Jesus be our guide, for only he knows the miracle-readiness of our brothers and sisters. And when the miracle-readiness takes over, then the mystery of Christ-consciousness is perhaps more likely to occur.
God is not static, in the teaching of ACOL. Would it make sense that with change such a facet of our experience, God Himself would be static? Traditional Christianity taught that God was the Unmoving, but the tradition also thought that God stood outside of His handiwork, which was the universe and all who dwelt within it. Now we have come to understand, in a mystical sense, that God indwells, and that He lives through us. That He is the All, yet the One Who is one with the All. When we sense, even briefly, that God is within us, living through us, it changes everything. And this is the truth to which A Course of Love is pointing.
Our separate will must be left behind, for only in the harmony of recognizing that God’s Will and ours are identical will we have peace. We create our own reality, but that reality is flawed, and separate, as long as we don’t let the Christ-Self inform our decisions, and the Christ-Self is our little part of God. Yet the Whole is in each part, though we don’t comprehend how this might be possible. Thus we can comprehend God in a mystical sense because He is not an external Force to be reckoned with.
Give up any desire to create a reality apart from Him. More accurately, this would involve “making” a reality apart from Him. And it would be complete illusion, not something any of us want to encourage or envision. Go for the real, the real world, the true reality, and see what a difference what we are creating as reality really makes to our day-to-day life.
Be with me today as I seek to walk a pathway back to You. This is my hope, my true dream, my mission in life—to return to You. And then to reach out to others with a Love that is informed by You.
The future ahead looks bright when we realize that You are encouraging right action on our part. We indeed have nothing to fear.