“Perhaps you have noticed that in yesterday’s discussion of who I Am to you and today’s discussion of who you are to me, that one has not been discussed without the other. This would be impossible. Because we are who we are in relationship to one another.” (ACOL, D:Day40.26)
Again today Jesus is talking about relationship, in particular the reciprocity of relationship. Just as in giving and receiving being one in truth (because we are One), just so relationship moves in both direction—out from us and back to us, with our brothers and sisters. Jesus exemplifies this truth with his own relationship to us, discussed in two different days of the 40 days and 40 nights on the mountain top in the Dialogues of A Course of Love. Relationship is a flow to and fro, and never is it more obvious than in our relationship to Jesus. While he may seem nebulous to our physical brains, he is anything but. His presence is one of the surest things on earth. When we call out, he comes.
While we may have trouble believing this, it is an axiom in both A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love. Jesus is our leader, our guide in ways that we have heretofore found impossible—for our relationship had not yet blossomed. Now we know that he is always available to us, and we are much the better for this knowledge. Let him lead, and we, follow. Our days will smooth out, conflict-free, and something better than we have ever known.
Relationship between Jesus and us is a two-way street. The same for the relationship between each one of us, distinct entities, and each one of our brothers and sisters. And all are our brothers and sisters. We are One in God, one in the Self Who is larger than just our entity.
If we want reassurance on our walk through life, we have it in Jesus. This is not a simplistic concept, but it can be understood as something very easy and simple. Take to him the secrets of our hearts, knowing that the secrets are already understood and forgiven by God, ready to be shared with Jesus. We are extremely lucky in this relationship with our savior, for he impresses upon us that he doesn’t have anything that we can’t have. All are equal in the sight of God.
Give me peace today, for I am a little jittery. That jittery feeling has no place in Your world, and it should have no place in mine. If I trust, the jittery feeling falls away. I would trust today.
Thank You for this holiday season. May my joy be complete as I seek to find likeminded friends and family with whom to share these days.
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Yes, I totally feel the jitters at time! I have been doing better since classes have ended and aspire to continue to seek out feelings of peace and love! Blessings! Xoxo
Blessings to you for peace, especially in this holiday season and on into the new year, when you return to school.
I’m a witch, yet I am wondering if I have chosen the right path I’m life. I am what they call a hereditary witch, in other words it was passed down to me through hereitiage.
Can someone tell me if god is really a God of love
And how you know this to be true.
I questionyself daily as to if I should believe in the christian god or stay as I am. See I no longer have a family, I’m alone in this world, but I have meet misfortune all my life. And this concerns me.
So is God real? Did he actually send his son Jesus Christ to die for me or just for certain people? Is there any way to know for sure? And How can I know if I don’t have a Bible to find out??
When we reach out to others with love, we most often find love returning to us. What we give, we receive. I know God by intuitive sensations, because there is never going to be any “proof” outside of the inner knowing. If you can offer love to the world, I think God would say that Your inner beliefs don’t have to matter so much. Maybe the God You don’t believe in, is really speaking to you, and that is why you are reconsidering your attitudes now.
Take care. Keep seeking.
I am showing love to others already, matter of fact I tend to put others above my own needs; the proverbial give the shirt off my back type of guy. But yet in all this I have suffered for my generous spirit, I am always in need, yet help never comes. I pray to God to speak to someone to reach out to me with help for food every month and it seems he turns a deaf ear towards me and my sufferings.
That’s why I have remained a witch for so long, I try to reach out to God and it’s like, sorry dude you made your bed lay in it. I question the validity of his existence because of this, and the fact that Jesus himself say: ” Give and it will be given to you, pressed down, shaking together and overflowing.” So is he real or just another charlatan?
There is a passage from the Bible that meant a great deal to me in my searching for God and for greater understanding: “Ask, and it will be given you. Seek and ye shall find. Knock, and the door will be opened unto you.” That is what I said to myself over and over when I was in high school and I was having doubts such as you are expressing to me now.
Something is missing here in your account.
I know that if you continue to seek, you will find a satisfying faith, though it may not happen overnight (though it may).
Jesus is real. Engage in a dialogue with him. Use your imagination, if you are willing to give it a try.
I contacted some people here who has answered my questions and have made a decision based upon that to give my life to Jesus. They are going to pick me up for church since it is four miles from me.
Charles W Gilbert
Good progress! Much that we hear in church is, in my belief, metaphor. Just go with the flow, and then do your own seeking. Engage your heart in church, and let your heart inform your mind. That is what A Course of Love asks of us.