“Your form does not contain your heart, or the Energy of Creation, or God. Your form is but an extension of this Energy, a representation of it. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: ‘A Treatise on the New,’ 5.5)”
1 – Form
By “form,” here, is meant the physical form. And Jesus says that this physical, little self, can be the elevated Self of form at any time that we truly desire it.
2 – Patience
Surely we return to daily living with a greater understanding once we have made this understanding our own. We live with more patience, and, when stumble, we reach out and reestablish our equilibrium.
3 – Awareness
Keep a clear head and heart as we progress. Do not let despair of attaining our goal deter us. We have attained, but perhaps we live in unawareness of this. Let the awareness come today.
4 – God = All
“God can thus be seen as the All of everything and life, or the Body of Christ, as all that makes up the seemingly individual parts of the All of everything. Christ-consciousness is your awareness of this. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: A Treatise on the New, 5.6)”
5 – Christ-consciousness
We are aware mostly through Christ-consciousness, and we do have glimpses of Christ-consciousness long before it is sustained. God is the All, and here we learn that we can think of the body as the Body of Christ. It is a manifestation of the All, the Godhead. We know this, but sometimes we think that it is too grandiose to consider.
6 – Grandiosity vs. Grandeur
Believing that something is grandiose is usually of the ego, and grandiosity is a great trick of the ego. We need to recognize grandeur when and where it occurs, though, and God is the most complete of the All in grandeur, of course.
7 – Life-altering
Christ-consciousness is not a real change. When it occurs, sometimes it is life-altering, and therefore scary (at first), but often Christ-consciousness steals in almost unawares. There is a change, but it is gentle. It is carefree. And it is heartwarming. We have nothing to fear. Mostly, when we have followed a course of study such as A Course in Miracles or A Course of Love, Christ-consciousness may even steal in so gently that we realize, in retrospect, that this is what we are now encountering. Certainly this is a great blessing. Don’t forget to say “thank You” to the universe, and God in the Ultimate.
8 – A Metaphor
“You might say that your finger does not, then, have free will. It cannot express itself independently of the whole.
“The same is true of you! You cannot express yourself independently of the whole! It is as impossible as it would be for the finger to do so. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: A Treatise on the New, 5.9)”
9 – Choice
This is an explanation that is new to us. But it explains why “choice” as we knew it with the ego is no more. We decide for the All, and we decide in consultation with either the Holy Spirit (as A Course in Miracles says) or the Christ within, the Self (as A Course of Love says). We don’t go off wily-nily on our own.
10 – Whole Body
We don’t need to relinquish all self-motivation, but we do need to rein it in. We are choosing for the All when we are conscious of God’s place in our lives. Free Will of the “finger” thus considers the whole body, the All of the Everything.
11 – Free Will
“Free will does not make the impossible possible. It makes the possible probable. It is thus probably that you will use your free will in order to be who you are. But it is not guaranteed! It is your choice and your choice alone that is the only guarantee. This is the meaning of free will. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: A Treatise on the New, 5.9)”
12 – Jane Roberts’s Seth
When we verge into probable realities, we know why psychics cannot accurate predict the future. The probable futures are numerous, almost without count. We cannot understand this, because our finite minds cannot wrap around such a concept. Seth, the entity that Jane Roberts channeled in the last century, expands our minds about probable futures. And these books were among the first of New Age literature. Many current writers learned first from Seth.
13 – Choosing
We will choose aright, if our minds are in sync with God, but we may also choose to keep the ego alive. We probably won’t do that, but we just may.
14 – Choose Aright
We don’t want to let the ego rule anymore. If we are reading this, letting go of the ego is our choice. When free will have chosen rightly. Let us be grateful today that we know what is right. Let us pray for the grace to do it.
May I recognize that my physical self does not contain my Essence. My physical self is only a representation of God’s Energy. These words do seem obscure, but help me to understand today.
May I attain the elevated Self of form on a sustained basis. This is the Christ-consciousness that will elevate my life to that level to which You wish me to rise.
Thank You for a glorious day, once again. May I right myself quickly if I fall out of alignment with good sense. I mean to be helpful and loving; let my own inner demons fall away so that I can enjoy Your peace and joy now and always. Inner demons are a metaphor for refusing Your call to me. May I not be guilty of this transgression now or ever again.