“Jesus accepted his power and so brought the power of heaven to earth. This is what the Christ in you can teach you to do. This is miracle-mindedness. This is love. (A Course of Love, P.37)”
Affirmation: “May I learn how to bring heaven to earth.”
1 – Brothers to Jesus
We are once again, in this passage as throughout A Course of Love, to recognize ourselves as brothers to Jesus, he an elder brother (as in A Course in Miracles). But, as he said more than once in A Course in Miracles, he does not have anything that we cannot have. This early in A Course of Love he is still teaching us.
2 – The Time of Christ-Consciousness
Would we not want to learn how to bring heaven to earth? To say that we can learn this is a bold statement, but one foreshadowed by A Course in Miracles. Here A Course of Love indicates that it is the Christ in us that will teach us. So we are herein moving farther along; we are no longer in the time of the Holy Spirit, but in the time of Christ-consciousness.
3 – The Way Takes Patience and Willingness to Learn
Of course, I do not believe that this shift is made easily. We are taught in A Course in Miracles that the way may be taught, but it takes great patience and great willingness to learn (a paraphrase). Not all of us have experienced Christ-consciousness at all, but there is the truth that before Christ-consciousness is sustained (something very, very rare), we see glimpses of the truth, the Christ-consciousness. And we can take back to our everyday living, our minds and spirit, the truths of what we experienced in that altered consciousness.
4 – Miracle-Mindedness
Miracle-mindedness means love, and when we love enough, we will experience Christ-consciousness more and more of our time (not stated in A Course of Love, but interpreted by me).
5 – Our Daily Walk
Let us ask God today to grant us this blessing our normal walk through life, a daily walk. And may He know that we are ready for experience. Being ready does include not being afraid of the experience, and A Course in Miracles has shined a light into our minds that will eliminate much if not all of the fear.
We would know You more and more, as we would open our hearts to the realization of the Christ within who is our Self. We may not understand this, but if we ponder these thoughts, perhaps the Way will become clearer.
We ask for Awakening, Christ-consciousness. May You prepare us as far as our willingness will allow. And, before this greatest of blessings, may we see glimpses that do not frighten us.