“I did not know to what extent Jesus was aware of who he was as he grew, and I knew it was not for me to tell him. No one ‘told’ me this, but I knew, just as you know, without being told, of certain essential things.” Mirari
If we can believe, we see that Mari (who received Mirari) and Mary (mother of Jesus) talked very intimately about Mary’s relationship to Jesus. In this revealing statement, near the beginning of Mirari, we see that Mary was very circumspect with her son. She knew he was the fulfillment of Scripture, but when did he know this? She let events unfold that would tell him; she did not mold her son to be what he perhaps he could not yet conceive of.
The words about a “knowing” are instructive, for knowing is how we come to understand guidance in A Course of Love. Early on, with the Holy Spirit, we let our guidance come by way, often, of feelings about what to do or say. But this way of perceiving guidance is overtaken by just “knowing” when the Christ-Self takes over our lives. Here we move easily through our days, sure of ourselves, sure of God. And Mirari and Mary’s words seem to be in the spirit of A Course of Love.
Guidance has long been a theme song of mine in my writing, for I seek to go God’s way, and His guidance is the way to do so. When certain of how to respond to a given situation, we are probably calling on guidance to help us.
Guidance, through knowing, helps us immensely in daily life.
It is our way back Home.