“In other words, all the truth and all the wisdom that is available but unknown to you, takes you to make it known. And if this is the only way that the beauty, truth, and wisdom of the One Self can be made known, then you are the source and the power of coming to know and making known.
“Apply the art of thought to this idea and you will complete the first transition.” (ACOL, D:Day20.9 – Day20.10)
The art of thought is miracle-readiness, miracle-mindedness, and the miracle itself. When applying miraculous thinking to the idea in this passage, we see that a miracle can lead us to understand the truth of what Jesus has told us—that it takes us to know beauty, truth, wisdom, and it is the “us” who are the One Self. This One Self is another way of referring to God Himself, of Whom we are a part. Of course it takes miraculous thinking to understand this concept! The concept is not hard to understand when we are leaning into God for an understanding. Our inner Christ-Self draws on the larger Self, and then we know whereof Jesus speaks.
Truth, beauty, and wisdom are certainly very lofty concepts. It is akin to the idea that we are to entertain ideas of the good, the holy, and the beautiful. When we merge the human and the divine in the elevated Self of form, we will know what these concepts are all about, for our mind and heart, working in concert with one another, will inform with knowledge. We won’t have to depend on faulty perception any longer; knowledge will be ours, and this is an element of eternity (not time).
We are transitioning into the elevated Self of form. This first transition, coming in Day 20, is halfway through our 40 days and 40 nights on the mountaintop with Jesus, and our brothers and sisters who are making this journey with us. Soon Jesus will begin preparing us for our return. As we know, we have remained in our regular daily lives as we have also made the mountaintop ascent. This dual vision has allowed us to realize that we can occupy more than one place at the same time. We can keep our feet on the ground while our heads are in the clouds. We can follow Jesus’s dictates, even as we live in a workaday world.
Enjoy our time on the mountaintop. Ask for miracles to inform us how to appreciate the beauty, wisdom, truth that surrounds us.
We will not be disappointed, for miracles are our birthright.
I ask for miracles today, a good day filled with bright and happy things. May the choice for miracles inform my decisions as I seek to put together a day that You can approve.
Be with me. I have come to expect Your solace all the day through. And You have not disappointed me.