“There are many stories in many cultures that celebrate and bear witness to the happenings that reveal that the laws of spirit and the laws of man coexist. Yes, there are natural laws, but these “natural” laws are not the sets of facts you have defined them to be, but rather a staggering series of rela¬tionships, relationships without end, relationships that exist in harmony and cooperation. This is a harmony and cooperation that might one day extend to the sun and a demonstration that the sun need not rise—or perhaps need not set—and the earth would still be safely spinning in its orbit.” (ACOL, D:6.12)
An astonishing thing for Jesus to say—that a natural law might one day reveal a sun that doesn’t rise or set!
It is hard to know what to make of this assertion, but then Jesus says many things in his channeled writings that are hard for our finite, limited minds to comprehend. Moreover, he says many things in the New Testament that we still don’t comprehend.
I think he wants us to open our eyes a little into the realm of miracles. Or what we would view as miracles. Elsewhere he reminds us that Native People (American Indians) say a prayer that is thankful for a rising sun. They recognize that spiritual law and natural law might not be the same. And Jesus wants us to see value in knowing that there are things in heaven and earth that we don’t dream of. We have kept our eyes too long focused on the ground beneath our feet, when we need to lift our sights higher.
I do not personally know how the earth could safely spin in its orbit without the sun rising and setting. But I am willing to entertain the likelihood that Jesus knows things that are beyond my comprehension, and I listen to him with utmost respect. I also give him plenty of latitude. If we take all that he says in A Course of Love, and keep an open mind, we will know a world that has been closed to us until now. And this closed world is going to open as the new world that our Christ-Self will create, not with planning, not with effort, but with guidance from deep within, guidance that we discover at the point of need.
Above all, don’t get hung up on feeling that one must “believe” or “have faith in” the details of what Jesus says. He astonishes us with his words sometimes. But when we listen with the art of thought, which is miracle-readiness, miracle-mindedness, and simply the miracle itself, we will know more. Our closed minds need to open to possibility, and maybe this astonishing statement from Jesus is meant to encourage an open mind above all else.
Thank You for guiding me today. Thank You for opening my mind to possibility. Scientific law is not God’s law, and it behooves me to remember that. Scientific law just may not have gotten big enough to be God’s law. But I do not force myself to take on imponderables by blind faith. I ask to be shown what Jesus has in mind.
Thank You for opening my mind a little further today. With enough love, there is just no telling what natural law can stretch to do.