“The Holy Spirit asks of you but this; bring to Him every secret you have locked away from Him. Open every door to Him, and bid Him enter the darkness and lighten it away. At your request He enters gladly.” (A Course in Miracles, T-14.VII.6)
If we have any reason to doubt that we have been baptized by the Holy Spirit, now is the time to remedy that lack. The Holy Spirit will enter anyone who asks; this quotation makes this clear. And ask we must. A Course in Miracles is filled with promises to which we are entitled, but for which we must first ask. The New Testament is similarly filled with such promises.
Once we have asked that we be filled with the Holy Spirit, we will not have long to wait. He will make His Presence known almost immediately. The entry does not have to be earth-shattering. The Holy Spirit often moves in quietness, and if we wish for something more, it may or may not be forthcoming.
All of this does not matter. The Holy Spirit can be with us now, as we read together. As I write. Ask for His Presence. That is all that is required.
We need to bring to the Holy Spirit all dismal secrets that we have kept locked away, usually out of shame. He will heal all these secrets forthwith. There is nothing too shameful to bring to Him. There is nothing, likewise, that He won’t heal.
Light is a symbol often used in A Course in Miracles. We need simply to walk into the light, into the sunlight (if you will), to find God’s blessing upon us. And, in this quotation, we find that the Holy Spirit is God’s Voice, ready to reach out to us at any time that we ask.
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I’m so glad you chose to comment on this passage from ACIM. I think it is one of the most meaningful passages in the text. Thank you.