“Every obstacle that peace must flow across is surmounted in just the same way; the fear that raised it yields to the love beyond, and so the fear is gone. And so it is with this. The desire to get rid of peace and drive the Holy Spirit from you fades in the presence of the quiet recognition that you love Him.” (A Course in Miracles, FIP ed., T-19.IV.D.5)
The obstacles to our peace are kept in place by our cooperation. We would remove our cooperation from the equation, and then we will know love as we have never known it before. We will no longer want to get rid of peace; we will know that we love our Guide, the Holy Spirit, and we will open ourselves, on a continuing basis, to His guidance.
This is the obvious way that A Course in Miracles is teaching us on almost every page. Turn to the Holy Spirit, succumb to His guidance, and be healed.
We will be living in quiet now. We will understand that guidance comes to us in quiet moments, normally, though sometimes the situation is urgent enough that the Holy Spirit gets through to us even when we are in turmoil.
We are in turmoil only when the ego has arisen in us. We can turn aside just as easily as we welcomed the ego. And turn aside we must, if we are to be saved from disaster. We would not entertain disaster in any shape at all.
We would know God’s peace today. Let us pray for the establishment of a good mood, an uplifted mood, and in this mood, love comes in easily.