“Ask all things of His [God’s] Teacher [Holy Spirit], and all things are given you. Not in the future but immediately; now. God does not wait, for waiting implies time and He is timeless. (M-29.7)”
Affirmation: “I would live in the Now today.”
1 – The Solution Is with the Problem
This is an example of the ideal in A Course in Miracles. From my own experience, the closest example that I know, which I have found to be true, is that the solution is with the problem; that is to say, if we ask for help with a problem, I have found it very, very likely that the solution will come to me as guidance in a very, very short time.
2 – The Now
Time is an illusion, according to A Course in Miracles. So eternity is the Now of which this passage speaks. Certainly, in a limited way, we do not see answers to our prayers come, in the affirmative and quickly, all the time. ACIM would not have us deny the sight of our physical eyes in this illusions in which we are caught (also called the “dream” of this world).
3 – Eternity
But in the Now, meaning eternity, we know that we are heading in the right direction. There is, in this ideal, no past nor future, only the Now. And God’s way is what gives us direction as we live from moment to moment.
4 – Ask
We are bade to ask for what we want and need, and our needs are always met (though some of our wants would not be in our best interests). But ask we must. We can seek to have our thoughts guided to the right circumstances that will show us the next step.
5 – Always Ask
But never be afraid to ask. It is what we, as children of God, are meant to do.
I am always amazed how quickly an answer comes when I have gotten clear on the question, and have asked for an answer. Yes, the solution is with the problem. Thank You for that. You are always near.
I would not ask for frivolous things, but I would use my best thinking, my concentration, on that which I truly would like to have. And my concentration will bring it to me. I ask that I be kept from asking amiss. You know the best pathway back to You, and that pathway is the one that I would stay upon.