“This little note is just included to tell you to expect this. Expect heaven on earth you were told. This is what it is. There will be no doubt, no indeci¬sion. Your path will be so clear to you it will be as if it is the only path in the world and you will wonder why you didn’t see it all along. Expect this. And it will be. So be it.” (ACOL, E.6)
Jesus is here heading toward the end of A Course of Love, and his words are reassuring. We are told to expect heaven on earth. And, in other words, we are told that our guidance will be sure. Most of the time we are told not to hold expectations, but Jesus’ advice is different. He encourages expectations, knowing that we affirm is very likely to come true. This is the law of attraction in action.
What will heaven on earth mean? This will differ from person to person, because everyone’s heaven is different. As concepts differ, so does the result. But most of us long for more calm and peace than this world has ever given us. And if this is what we want, we will receive it in our new “heaven on earth.” It might be useful to jot down those aspects of true reality that we value, for what we value becomes true. See what heaven on earth really means to us. If the words appear too mundane, then lift our sights to God Himself, and He will guides our pen as it writes on paper, or our fingers, as they type on a computer.
Be certain that guidance is happening now, right now, and this will reassure us. After all, we don’t want to set our sights too low. Jesus seems to indicate that we have it all, that we will never be satisfied until we do (this was a tenet of A Course in Miracles also). Pray for the insight that all will be well. Pray for insight about what to wish for. We have so long been contented with little that it takes some doing to elevate into a newly created world.
I have long done “blue-skying” in my journal. And that is exactly what I am asking you to do now. Let the sky above be all that stops our ruminations. Let the sky above offer a ceiling to our desires. And then nothing will stop their ascent.
On this day, please don’t let me “settle” for less than the best. Keep my thoughts, the thoughts of my mind and heart, elevated to new heights. Let me follow the inklings that I get for an ever-better future.
Thank You for guidance of long duration. So often I ask for guidance, but now it appears that You want me to make more of my own decisions. Still, it is You I turn to, for You dwell within. And we act as You decide, being part of Your very Being. This concept takes some getting used to, but once my mind/heart have wrapped around it sublimity, there is no turning back.
Thank You for being You.
3 thoughts on “Expect Heaven on Earth”
Oh, I found this post just the medicine that I needed today. Thank you for being the mouthpiece for it :-).
Thanks for your post. I enjoyed reading it.
If it’s ok, I’d like to give my two cents worth.
Expectation is definitely ok. But we need to expect realistically. For example I write to communicate to the world, I expect it to reach every single household and every single person. But I also expect that it may not happen. I also expect that it may reach, but may not be understood. Irrespective, my expectation is serving my “self” and serving “others” as we are one of All.
In modern times, people only expect the percieved “good”. But sometimes the percieved “bad” is the path.
For example I had an argument with one of my friends on 25th December 2004, it was unpleasant and I decided to leave the hotel I was staying in south of Sri Lanka in the morning. My original expectation was to have a “peaceful time” and stay till lunch, leave at 2pm. But because of this unpleasant situation, I left the hotel on 26th December with my friend around 9am. About 20 minutes after I left, the hotel was smashed to bits by the tsunami. I was saved. My “unpleasant” experience was my saviour that day.
I hope my words are taken with Love.
We do not often recognize our blessings before they come.
Thank you for a helpful post.