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The Cessation of Learning

“Learning is not meant to last.  This is why even this course work comes to an end.  It comes to an end here and now as we move past study and learning to observation, vision, and revelation.  (A Course of Love:  Treatise on the New, 9.1)”

Affirmation:  “May I come to understand how I will ‘know’ when learning ceases.”

Reflections:

As readers, we have been seekers, probably all of our lives.  We have longed to know of the hidden things of heaven and earth.  Surely many who preceded our time in this world were also seekers.  It is our blessing to have more words of reassurance upon which to draw, words from these more recent readings.  Many of us do view both A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love as channeled writings of Jesus.

Are we to keep seeking through our reading, and through other means, relentlessly?  Is there a place where we will rest easy, that we are justified?

A Course in Love indicates that there is a time when learning, as such, ought to cease.  Or perhaps to be transformed into another means of coming to know.   It does take a a bit of “learning” to understand what is meant by “observation, vision, and revelation.”

“Observation” is akin to noticing what surrounds us, even in this sometimes misguided world.  “Vision” and “revelation” are familiar words from A Course in Miracles also.  Vision gives us the means to see, and it is viewed in ACIM as a gift of the Holy Spirit.  Revelation is viewed in ACIM as a gift of God, and proceeds from God to us (never the reverse).  A significant passage from ACIM indicates that revelation may occasionally reveal the end to us, but to get there the means are needed.

ACIM is meant to be those means for the time of the Holy Spirit.  A Course of Love, meant for the time of Christ, takes us a step farther along.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

As I reach forth to understand what living in the time of Christ really means, may I be reassured that You are always there.  This time is what many generations have waited to find.  Thank You for my life during this time.

Thank You that I can be reassured that my life does not have to be a constant seeking, that there is an end point, a point of arrival.  Help me to know what this means as my pathway ahead unfolds.

Amen.

ACIM Workbook Lesson for Day 137:

When I am healed I am not healed alone.