“A major difference between A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love has to do with the movement into the Time of Christ, a time of direct learning in union and relationship with God. The word learning is loosely used here for no learning is needed in union and relationship.” (ACOL, A.1)
A Course in Miracles was channeled in the sixties and early seventies, and this period included the time of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is telling us here that things are different now; A Course of Love was channeled in the late nineties and early 2000’s, and we have now moved into the time of Christ.
Lest this seem surprising to us, perhaps it is more recognizable when we think of all of the psychic prognostications about the turn into the Twenty-first Century. For years prior, psychics were heralded the turn of the century as a time of great change; just maybe they were right. But even though bad things continue to happen in this new century, there is hope also. We think that we just might be able to effect a new creation in our world. After all, Jesus is telling us this in ACOL.
Our learning is characterized now as “discovery,” and this means that learning in the old fashion of intense study is not needed when one reads A Course of Love. We can read it as many times as we like, and we will never plumb the depths, for there is something new each time. Intense study misses the boat, for we are encouraged to “listen” with our heart. And the heart intuits truths that the mind cannot know until the mind has been informed by the heart.
Let us ask for a mind learning in union (One with God) and relationship (One with our brothers and sisters), and may we know that this two-pronged approach will reap many benefits. We will see the truth in this new era; let us believe this, and we will create it. We are creating like unto the Father now, and this is a great blessing. Our ego has been laid aside, and with it the mistakes of the past. We may still make correctable mistakes, for we are not perfect in this new world, but our error rate will decline.
Rejoice that we live in such a time of great promise. Rejoice that year follows upon year, and when we listen to the channeled works of Jesus, we are reassured that everything is proceeding in divine order.
On this first day of a new year, 2018, may we say a meaningful prayer of thanks that we have been given a new start. We are given much, and those to whom much is given, are also the recipients of great expectation for giving back. May we accept the challenge, and give back in full measure. The way is sure now; indecision and missteps are put aside as we leave the ego behind us in the dust under our feet.
Be with me today as I seek to enjoy the happiness that You wish for me. Challenges aside, this is a great day, the first day of the rest of my life. May I make it count for something.