“The wholehearted desire that is upon you now is the desire to know and experience this oneness of being in relationship rather than the difference of being in relationship–the wholeness of being in relationship rather than the separation of being in relationship. (A Course of Love: Dialogues, p. 218)”
Affirmation: “May I be whole and one in relationship to my brothers and sisters.”
We have talked frequently of being in relationship, and of this being as being one of union. The next logical step is to realize that this being makes the diversity of relationship merge into one as sameness. This is not bad. It is the beginning of real power.
We are leaving behind the striving for differences and specialness. We are reaching for the oneness that will encompass the whole world. This we will do by creating the world that we experience. This repeated theme is made more definite by the realization that to continue to seek for differences in our brothers and sisters is to see them as either more or less “special” than are we. This is the remaining vestige of the ego in us.
In sameness, we experience the power of God. Previously, we have denied this power many times. Now it is our best response to welcome it with open arms.
I realize that sameness is not bad. In our world in recent years, we have heralded diversity, and so to talk about sameness as good is a challenge for us to understand. Help me to understand today.
We would not be special. We would not be ego-inspired. May we be one in union and relationship, as A Course of Love says repeatedly.
ACIM Workbook Lesson for Day 127:
There is no love but God’s.