“Dedicate your thought to union. When senseless thoughts fill your mind, when resentments arise, when worry comes, repeat the thought that comes to open your heart and clear your mind: ‘I dedicate all thought to union.’ (A Course of Love, 5.20)”
Affirmation: “I dedicate all thought to union.”
1 – One
We are all One. Everything is One. For God is one, and the All is He.
2 – Differences
We think of union, most of all, in regard to other people with whom we are particularly close. But we don’t often realize that the union that we seek is also aware of differences. And we blame others, for they are different from ourselves.
3 – The All
Jesus would not have us think this way. We are in relationship one to another, but this relationship is a relationship of “sameness.” We would do well to consider how alike we are to other people–indeed, how alike we are to all in God’s creation. We made this world, but it often reflects a heaven on earth when union with the All has been accomplished in us.
4 – Unity and Relationship
Let us ask today for the union that we all need, whether or not we are aware of it. This union (in relationship) is a keynote of A Course of Love. When we have mastered this concept, we will not need to learn much more.
5 – Rise Above Difficulties
If we dedicate our thought to a desire to understand union, we will rise above. We will know joy. And God Himself will be glad that His children are once again communicating with Him.
I would indeed dedicate my thought to union today. I would see my brother and me as One, along with You and everyone else. Help me to hold this one thought foremost in my mind, and I will be well on the road to a good day.
In union, we are One. With You, we are the All. And we are in union with everyone and everything, and we are also in relationship to other people and things, celebrating our differences, but still in union. While these concepts may seem difficult at first, I know that they are simple but profound ideas. Help me to teach them well.