“Your choice to separate from God is but a separation from your own Self, and this is truly the separation that needs to be healed to return you to God. (A Course of Love, 17.2)”
Affirmation: “May I join with my Self today.”
1 – Personal Self
We are often moody. Why? We are living in the personal self, the little self that is still occupied with and identified with the ego. The ego does not wish us well. It welcomes conflict, because conflict keeps the ego alive and thriving.
2 – Relax into Our Hearts
There is a better way to live. We can relax into our hearts, when we are down, and still the mind. The final pages of the Workbook of A Course in Miracles are filled with reflections that some view as meditation. These reflections, as well as the trilogy of A Course of Love, are particularly appropriate to consider our Self, the real inner being that is the Christ. And when we turn to the inner being, we are reconciled to ourselves and to God at once.
3 – Glimpses of Revelation
We will sometimes fail to make this transition, for the glimpses of revelation are brief in the beginning. But gradually, as we continue our pathway, the glimpses lengthen, and our time with the Self expands. Then we are truly being returned to God, and posthaste. We are not alone with the ego any longer.
4 – Ineffable Peace
When we have returned to our Self, we will know peace, an ineffable peace, far more often than we will experience any other emotion. Indeed, Jesus says in A Course in Miracles that we will be “perfectly calm and quiet” all the time. Drama of the ego will have faded away, and we will be glad of the fading.
5 – Listen Quietly
May we return to the Self today. We cannot do this alone. But we can ask for help, and, if we listen quietly, we will hear. Invite God’s peace into your heart today. He will not disappoint.
I would do whatever I can today to return to my Self, the Christ in me. I cannot do this without help, and I ask for Your help. May the glimpses of revelation that I have known come again today, and may those glimpses lengthen in time. I can eventually look forward to living in the Self all the time. I welcome that day, though I know that the decision is Yours, and I respect this from the bottom of my heart.
Be with me today. Keep me from anxiety. If I am truly living as separated from You, I will have anxiety. I will not have anxiety when I choose to heal the separation, the separation that has never been real anyway. You have always been there for me, deep within me–as well as outwardly. May my perceptions be cleansed into knowledge, Your true knowledge. May I project outwardly only the harmony and peace that You encompass within me.
Be with me today as I sort out these complexities. Salvation is simple, and when I get too much into complexities, I am speaking from my ego. Correct this in me today. Thank You.