“My beloveds, I cannot fail to mention that you must take charge of everything that you experience in yourself that is not love.” Choose Only Love bk.3, 2:III
WE have some power in our Awakening! This message from Jesus asserts it. WE must take charge of our thinking, being quick to dismiss those thoughts that are not loving. If we do this consistently, we might believe that our Awakening will come sooner rather than later. We will have made a difference.
We can’t “prepare” ourselves, though, as the Holy Spirit (A Course in Miracles) or the Christ-Self (A Course of Love) can. The part that we do out of the whole is actually very little. A Course in Miracles says that the part of the Holy Spirit is disproportionate to ours. That means that we need His constant help.
We experience what is happening in our mind. And we know that we have to listen to our heart, let our heart take the lead.
A Course of Love says that the barriers to Awakening, the impediments to the awareness of love, are fear and judgment. Fear is seen as the opposite of love, with all feelings either being fear or love. Judgment is described separately, but I see it as a subset of fear. After all, we don’t love others if we are afraid of them or of what they might do to us.
What we experience that is not love should be a red flag, always and forever. Then take steps to remove that other feeling from our awareness. It can be done. It just consists of dismissing the thought that brought on the feeling, and then substituting positive love as the anecdote.
Try it today, for many of us will experience feelings that are not love in the course of our walk. Substitute love, for it is the strongest, most all-encompassing, feeling of all. And God, and we, are made of it.