Sharing with Like-Minded Friends

“There is a purpose for this time in which both informing and observing, being informed and being the observed coexist. You must respect the boundaries of those who are still in need of them and not offer more than can be received. This is why practice among those who are ready to be boundary-less and spacious selves is appropriate and acceptable.” (ACOL, D:Day15.22)

At this point in A Course of Love, we are encouraged to seek out like-minded people for discussion. We need our brothers and sisters. Once again we are not encouraged to proselytize; explain what is making the difference in our lives only when asked. But talk freely with others who have progressed as we have, progressed farther along the pathway that all much eventually walk.

As spacious selves, we are absorbing the emotions of our brothers and sisters, rather than keeping these others at arm’s length. We are One with them, ever eager to share and to be shared with. This is what informing and observing is all about. We are no longer looking for learned wisdom of the past; we are immersed in the Now, the present, the time when everything, for us, is changing.

Of course, not all of us have like-minded friends. We can seek out a discussion group if such is available, but what do we do when it is not? Many people nowadays are seekers, and it may be that we can share with those who seek but have not yet found either A Course in Miracles or A Course of Love. I have a friend who believes many of the same things that I do, but her reading has been entirely different, her pathway a different one. Yet when we are dealing with perennial knowledge, we find many accounts that are similar. It is very likely that we have in our acquaintance someone(s) who shares a knowledge of esoteric things, but who has been reluctant to talk about their reading. If we intuit this, we can open the conversation. And that is all that it really takes.

Dear God,

Thank you for the friends that I have gathered who do know A Course of Love. And thank you for the friends I have gathered who do not, but who have similar seeking patterns. Our common ground is not hard to find.

Be with me on this day, to make it a great day. There is much that can be done on any one day; help me to find my duties for today.

Amen.

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