“As God created us so will we be forever and forever, and we wish for nothing but His Will to be our own. Illusions of another will are lost, for unity of purpose has been found. (M-28.5)”
Affirmation: “unity of purpose”
1 – Eastern Thought
We live in an eternity. Be happy today. The previous two sentences are from an Eastern master. But I have long loved those words, as though they had been in my own religious tradition.
2 – God Will = Our Real Will
Here Jesus is saying the same thing. Because God’s Will and our will are actually identical, we do wish to do God’s Will. We do not want to wander off in tangents, seeking who knows what. We want to follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance, because it is the way home for us. Nothing and Nobody else will do. There is no other way, until we reach Christ-consciousness (as discussed, perhaps, by Jesus in A Course of Love).
3 – A Course of Love
We are united, yet in relationship to one another and to God. A Course of Love talks repeatedly about “unity and relationship,” and to my eye this seems a paradox. How can something united be in separate parts that would be demanded for a relationship to take hold? I think that Answer is that we are One, and yet we have differentiated into seemingly separate entities, separate Selves, in order to experience all facets of reality (an interpretation, not stated in ACIM or A Course of Love). So the fact that A Course of Love counsels “unity and relationship” repeatedly is actually a fact that must be faced head-on. We must be One with ourselves and our brothers and sisters, at the same time that we are in relationship one to the other.
I would be happy today, knowing that we live one day at a time.
May my day equal my magnificent expectation for it.