“You have one test, as sure as God, by which to recognize if what you learned is true. If you are wholly free of fear of any kind, and if all those who meet or even think of you share in your perfect peace, then you can be sure that you have learned God’s lesson, and not your own.” (A Course in Miracles FIP ed., T-14.XI.5)
This quotation comes early in the Text, and this is perhaps surprising, because it gives us a secret by which we can know if we are assimilating the message of A Course in Miracles. We are, though, at this juncture perhaps unable to affirm that pass this test.
Are we free of fear? Do others think of us with peace only?
This is a hard test. Even those who have been on the pathway to Awakening for a long time may not feel sure about their freedom from fear, or their choice to spread only peace.
How might we do these things? How might we be free of fear and embodying peace always?
There are no easy answers. A Course in Miracles in its entirety is seeking to bring us to this end. But we can begin. And we begin with study of ACIM. We commune with God. We listen to the Holy Spirit, Whose guidance will take us home to God surely. We walk alongside Jesus, in imagination holding his hand. This is the Holy Trinity, and in this we build on what we learned from the New Testament. ACIM now seeks to take us where we are in our progress as human beings in this Twenty-First Century. We have somewhat different needs in our salvation than people years ago had. We have become changed people. And we now know what the ego is, and we realize that its ways are not best for us. If we are spiritually smart, we will reach for forgiveness of our brother as our pathway. This is the means that A Course in Miracles is using to take us to God. This is our salvation, our access to Awakening.
Speak to God today in your effort to move closer to Him in daily life. Follow guidance for the best pathway in everything.