Is There Something We Can Do to Hurry Enlightenment?

“If your answer is, ‘No, I hear talk about enlightenment and I get little glimpses, but I don’t really know what it is because I’m not feeling it completely in my lived experience,’ right away you will know that there must be something that you have valued other than enlightenment that you are insisting remains in place in your consciousness. What is it? Search it out, find it and decide whether you still want it.” (“The Way of the Heart,” WOM, Lesson 9, Page 110)

Here we are getting guidance that there is something more that we can do to hurry enlightenment. We probably got the impression from A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love that we had to remove the blocks of fear and judgment, or nothing would happen—and we wondered how in the world we could actually do this.

Do we value something in our world that is different from enlightenment or Christ-consciousness or Awakening (all of which mean the same thing)? This quotation from The Way of Mastery seems to say that we must get our values in place before God can act to lift us up. Elsewhere WOM says that the subconscious mind must be cleansed, that all parts of it which limit God must be brought to the surface for understanding and then dismissal.

WOM is very direct in what it says. And when Jayem was channeling, live, in a kind of trance in which he did not know what was coming through, it is hoped that he was being surrounded by Jesus himself.

This passage gives hope. Let’s ask today what, if anything, in our lives seems more important than our ultimate salvation, the ultimate healing of our relationship to God. Let’s then ask that our confused values be healed.

Then and only then will we be in league with the quotation for today. Our way may just open so that God knows that it is safe to act with us to bring us into enlightenment. After all, we know from ACIM, ACOL, and WOM that it is God in our inner depths Who makes the decision of when we are ready for enlightenment.

Author: Celia Hales

I intend "Miracles Each Day" to offer inspiration and insight into A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, The Way of Mastery, Choose Only Love, Mirari, and similar readings.

4 thoughts on “Is There Something We Can Do to Hurry Enlightenment?”

  1. I just finished my time with the Lord in the word asking Him for help in staying in the Spirit. I need Him as I need water. Him is truly all I need especially when things are going well.

  2. Deep! I went through a season of enlightenment in 2015 as far as my theological doctrines. It involved me yielding to God and being open to changing. ♥️ Thanks for sharing this. Very deep 🌹🌹🌹

  3. The problem with seeking and longing for enlightenment is that we don’t realize that we already have it! It’s simply a matter of seeing it, of realizing it. There is nothing that we can DO to “achieve” it. It’s a gradual unfolding for some, a sudden realization for a few, a state that is for perhaps one in a trillion — that’s how rare so-called “Enlightenment” really is. I think our consciousness is evolving, and with that we may all achieve enlightenment, in the next 100 thousand years or so, give or take!

    1. Dear Nelson,

      A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, and The Way of Mastery–all have as one of their main purposes to hurry enlightenment for all of us. I hope that the idea that it may take 100 thousand years or so for all won’t be the case, though Jesus says in A Course in Miracles that it may take millions of years for all to return to God, just as the separation happened over millions of years. So you may be right.

      Love, Celia

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