“This Course is not for the mind but for the heart. It is not a way of thought and effort but a way of feeling, of ease, and of direct relationship. Again I say to you, in the direct relationship achieved in union, no learning is required.” (ACOL, A.4)
This Course is for the heart, for our feelings. And when we follow where our heart leads, we have ease of living. If we insist on the “should’s” and “ought’s” of the mind, we more than likely get ourselves tangled up. When in a quandary, doubting God, look to our heart. His Presence will infuse us with new power. And the should’s and ought’s will fall away.
Who would not want ease of living? Why does Jesus make such a big deal out of this in A Course of Love? It is the heart that doesn’t have to “try” to believe in God. Believing in God and His goodness are naturals for the heart. And we are not learning this, of course, for learning is of the mind. We are intuiting His Being from our heartfelt longings. The fact that we long for love is evidence that Love is all that there is, and that Love is God’s Love.
We are reaching God now through direct relationship, with the intermediary of the Holy Spirit no longer something that we feel we need to have. Direct relationship offers a solace, a love, that will give us a sense of warmth. It is often this warm feeling that leads me to understand that God is coming up from my depths. When I ask for solace, He is there to offer it; there is no time delay, for everything is present in eternity. No past nor future. Just now.
I wish very much to get across today that the heart can heal our many conflicting emotions. We aren’t giving our all when we live too much in our minds. We are logically analyzing, or so we are trying. And this will never allow God to act in His fullness in our lives. We need the warmth of our heart, and this will give us the everything that A Course in Miracles says that we truly want.
Give this new beginning of the new year, a chance. Let God speak to our heart. Rest in His ease. And see if the little difficulties of our lives smooth out. We are thus well-cocooned in God’s love.
Heal my stress today. I know that listening to Your guidance through intuition will heal my stress. Give me the grace to so listen. Give me the grace to realize that Your balm for a troubled heart is balm indeed.
May my overwrought this morning just fall away. It is such a pity that I ever let an overwrought state mushroom. I end this overwrought feeling now, right now. Thank You for letting me know how.