“Your attempt at individuation and extension, an attempt consistent with the nature of your being, failed only because you experienced separation rather than differentiation, and fear rather than love.
“When I created, I extended my being, a being of love, into form. Through that extension, I became I Am. I became instantly because there was no opposing tension—only love and an idea that entered love, of love’s exten¬sion. As soon as I became I Am there also became all I am not, the Christ connection between all I Am and all I am not, and an I Am, called the son, who could become who I Am and continue to extend who I Am.” (ACOL, D:Day40.5 – Day40.6)
Despite Jesus’ best efforts, the “I Am” parts of the above quotation just simply are confusing. The I Am is an echo of Who God is, and Jesus is here affirming that he, as all of us, are a part of God Himself. We can rest easy, knowing that God is living through us. His best interests are ours as well, though we are finite and therefore limited, and He is the All. But we can know a mystical experience of that All, that One.
We made a self that we could not sustain. We experienced separation from God, though only in illusion, and just in something that could be undone.
And now we have undone it, with Jesus’ help and God’s as well. We know what was illusion, and could never be real. We cannot actually separate from God, Who is our very being.
There are indications that Jesus holds a very pivotal role in creation, something that he only hints at in the concluding chapters of A Course of Love. He speaks in metaphor, of course, when he indicates that he is the I Am. He has earlier said that he has nothing that we cannot attain, that he and we are equal. So let us take him at his word, and be reassured that life is going to get better when we take to heart the dynamics of true creation. True creation does not require illusion, and we are so used to illusion that we often don’t recognize true creation when it confronts us in the face.
Let the I Am that is Jesus enlighten us today. Ask for knowledge that is not of this world.
And it will be granted us.
My understanding has been flawed, having lived for eons in illusion. Keep my new insight on the beam, just clearly focusing on what Jesus has said.
Be with us today. Answer our questions about how to live our lives.
And may the new true reality engulf us with love.