“BEING WHO YOU ARE” DAYBOOK
Quotations & Devotionals re A Course of Love
A Course in Love is believed to answer questions that earnest seekers still have despite careful study of A Course in Miracles. The framework, a course, is the same; the author, Jesus, the same. The first receiver of A Course of Love is Mari Perron, and she received for three years around the turn of this century.
Being Who You Are selects cogent quotations from A Course of Love and then reflects upon them in a daybook format designed for devotional reading over the course of a year. Why is in-depth meditation on these principles needed?
Some of us who have studied A Course in Miracles and emerged with weakened egos have, in the words of A Course of Love, “rejected” ourselves. We think that to claim our rightful place of identity with the Christ within lacks humility. A Course in Love (ACOL) says that such an attitude is actually borne of fear:
You prefer selflessness to self because this is your chosen way to abolish ego and to please God.” (P.20)
But now we approach final learning—
final learning through the realm of the heart. This is where the confusion ends. This is why we call this course A Course of Love. (P.44)
If there is a single difference between A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love, it is this: A Course in Miracles, through the Holy Spirit, brought comfort to the mind; A Course of Love seeks to bring comfort to a troubled heart. And this comfort is by identity with the Christ within, a source not for pride but solace brought to us by Jesus himself who embraces us with love.
The thesis of A Course of Love can perhaps be summed up in the following sequence of ideas:
A wholehearted choice to abandon all ideas of glorifying the separated self and to let the world be what it is, will begin the transformation. This requires the first unification, the unification of mind and heart, after which unification with God is naturally returned to our awareness, but this unification returns us to the Christ in us and the one mind united with God that we have never left. Creation’s power then returns to us to help all the separated ones remember union. (19.4)
Jesus concludes with these moving words:
“You will realize that you know what to do. Expect heaven on earth, you were told. This is what it is. There will be no doubt, no indecision. Your path will be so clear to you it will be as if it is the only path in the world and you will wonder why you didn’t see it all along. Expect this. And it will be. (E.6)
May these meditations speak–loudly and powerfully–to your heart and mind–as Jesus says, “wholeheartedly.” Let us claim the heritage that is ours, no longer fearful that we are acting out of ego. I believe that Jesus saw our weakened egos (a success of A Course in Miracles), but he needs us to truly leave our fears behind and claim our power.
Then the more widespread Awakening of our world surely might begin.