God’s Presence Enfolds Us

“In your relationship to God, who is your being, you can know relation¬ship to everything, because in this one relationship, you are in relationship with all. Thus you need not become a world traveler, a joiner, an activist. You simply must become aware of all that you are.” (ACOL, D:Day35.1)

This “knowing” is an intuitive knowing, not an actual one, for we are not omniscient, as the Godhead is. We are in relationship to the All when we are in relationship to God, though, and an intuitive/mystical comprehension makes all the difference in the world. If we realize ourselves, we can realize God. We won’t need “proof” of His existence; we will simply know that He does exist. His Presence will enfold us; His Love will give us the grace to proceed with confidence in our world. Nothing and nobody need deter us; we are assured of success when we depend on His grace.

We are not prevented from being world travelers, joiners, and activists. We may want to do all or none of these. In changing/creating a new world, we may indeed need to become just those things. But it is not mandatory to change ourselves in order to get to know God. He is living through us, closer to us than our breath, for we are a part of Him. His way will become ours, when we are ready to give over self-will.

The theme song of the last part of A Course of Love is to become who we really are, being who we really are. Change is gradual. But we don’t have to twist ourselves all out of shape to be who we are; just relax in God’s Arms, and all is well.

Dear God,

I ask for Your Presence to overshadow me, now and every day. Your Presence wraps me in a cocoon of love, and this love tells me, intuitively, what to say and do. It is the most important part of my relationship to You—being cocooned in Your love. This state of mind and heart allows me to do many things that would otherwise be impossible for me.

Thank You for taking such good care of me throughout my life. I haven’t always realized just how much care You have given me. I hope that I do realize it now.

Amen.

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