“Let’s return a moment to the choice that was made for the human experience, the choice to express whom you are in the realm of physicality. You were not ‘better’ or more ‘right’ before this choice was made than you are now. You made a choice consistent with the laws of creation and the steps of creation outlined above. From this choice, many experiences ensued. Some of these experiences were the result of fear, some the result of love. The choice to express who you are in physical terms was not a choice made of fear but made of love. A physical self is not inconsistent with the laws of God or of creation. It is simply a choice.” (A Course of Love, T3:12.8)
A Course of Love reassures us that physicality is not a second-best choice. It is purely within the laws of God, though the way in which this choice worked out for us was flawed. We developed the ego, and in so doing, our physicality took on a role that has hindered our full development in this world.
Now w e are faced with a new choice: an elevated Self of form, form without the ego. And, indeed, the latter half of A Course of Love indicates that we have given up the ego as a bad idea. And the Self of form will know God in an intimate way that the egoic self never did, never could.
This blessing ought to give us reason to be thankful. We are not trapped by bodies at all, though we might have once viewed our life on earth in these terms. We can live well and happily in the flesh.
Let’s set about doing so today.