“Again, these ideas can be likened to the ideas put forth in “A Treatise on Unity and Its Recognition” when it was said that “a treasure that you do not as yet recognize is going to be recognized. Once recognized it will begin to be regarded as an ability. And finally, through experience, it will become your identity.” That treasure is the new way of thought put forth in “A Treatise on the Art of Thought”, the thought that is the miracle, or miracle-readiness, the thought that comes of unity and that extends and expresses itself through your form, thus elevating the self of form.” (ACOL, D:14.13)
In this passage from the Dialogues of A Course of Love, Jesus says what he avoided saying anywhere in “A Treatise on the Art of Thought”: He defines the art of thought, “the miracle, or miracle-readiness, the thought that comes of unity and that extends and expresses itself through your form, thus elevating the self of form.” Elsewhere in ACOL, he also defines the art of thought or the miracle as prayer, ongoing prayer that we would all benefit from adopting. An ongoing prayer doesn’t have to interfere with regular life; it can only enhance our experience.
If we think personally about Jesus, I think we are on the right track. Now that we are in the Dialogues, he is addressing us more directly, and he is more directly offering us a personal relationship with him, an ongoing dialogue that we will enter. “Entering the dialogue” is what he is after, in fact, seeing us as equal partners and companions, friends and co-workers, who are together going to create a new world. The challenge of this sounds extreme, but A Course in Miracles says that there IS no challenge to the advanced teacher of God, that he chooses for all, sure of himself (and his activities).
We ought not to become arrogant in believing that we have the answers, but also don’t want to cringe in abject poverty of mind and spirit. Jesus is with us, each of us, whenever we ask (he says this in ACIM), and if we keep an open mind and heart, he will see that we don’t stumble. He needs our help, but we need his as well.
Thank You for this happy day. I appreciate the good energy that I have just now. I like to work productively with good energy, but with a relaxed flow that will let creative juices flow. Be with me now and always. When there is an ebb in my energy level, help me to be accepting of that as well. Overreaching is not something any of us need to do.
Thank You for Your help, always Your help. I couldn’t do anything at all unless you supported me.