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Promise of a Better Reality

“All across the world, people of the world have been demanding to learn directly, through experience, and saying “no more” to the lessons of the intermediaries. What has grown in you has grown in your children and they are not only ready, but also demanding to learn through observation and direct communication or experience. Many not yet grown to maturity have been born into the time of Christ, and do not fit within the time or the consciousness of the Holy Spirit.” (ACOL, T4:1.24)

A word about our children makes sense, for they are our future. And our children will see things differently, just as we saw things differently from our parents. The way will look better to them if we don’t insist that they dwell on the way that we have done things. They want a new way, and their way will be better, we are led to believe. The means of direct learning through observation of what life presents is before us now, before us and our children. Let’s not drop the ball.

The Holy Spirit was an intermediary. And when we look to the Christ within, we are learning directly. We are also learning directly when we look to the outer world, a world of varied experiences that hold promise of a better reality. The future can look bright, when we don’t mar it by projecting our fears upon it.

Let go of fear today. Do things a different way. This will mean that we assuage boredom about the way that things have been. This will mean that we are developing a new way, creating the new.

And this is what Jesus longs for us to do. Don’t let him down.

Prayer

I need to focus on an improved reality, one without fear, judgment, worry, and their attendant ills. I need to focus on living better, more in harmony with what I know to be true. A better reality awaits my nod. I have it within my power to follow You, and in that following, to create that new reality.

Thank You for comforting me. Thank You for being here for me, 24/7—through my sleep, through any bad times as well as good. And there don’t have to be any bad times. Your way smooths the way, always.

Be with me as I seek to create that better reality that Jesus so wants for us.

Amen.

Is It Likely that Jesus Would Fail to Keep a Promise?

“Remember his [Jesus’s] promises, and ask yourself honestly whether it is likely that he will fail to keep them. . . .Would the greatest teacher be unavailable to those who follow him?  (M-23.3)”

Affirmation:  “May I hold Jesus’s hand today.”

Reflections:

1 – Jesus

Jesus is still with us, and we do not have to be students/teachers of A Course in Miracles to believe this.  Many people of great faith in other traditions believe the same.  In ACIM, he says that he will come with a single “unequivocal call.”  And elsewhere he says that we can imagine that he is holding our hand, and that this will be no “idle fantasy.”  Such words as these are blessings indeed!

2 – Metaphysical Truths?

How can Jesus be everywhere at once?  Doesn’t that sound a little bit like Santa on Christmas Eve (if we are skeptics)?  I do not know, but I do believe that there are metaphysical truths that our science is much too rudimentary to discover, and perhaps beyond our realm of physicality, there can be no rigid “proof.”

3 – Forgive and You Will Come to Understand

Do not be caught by ideas that seem too farfetched.  Just turn to the Holy Spirit for confirmation.  “Forgive, and you will come to understand,” was a statement I read in my college books, and I have remembered all these years.  Certainly forgiveness of ourselves and others is the central tenet of A Course in Miracles.  And with this forgiveness comes the understanding that has heretofore eluded us.

4 – Be with Jesus Today

Jesus is not the only teacher, but he is ours, if we choose to follow either/both A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love.  Seek him in your heart today.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

I choose to accept the words that I read in A Course in Miracles as true, even when my intellect balks.  Certainly we all know that our science is still learning, and there are laws of which we are currently unaware.  So I will choose to imagine, from time to time, that Jesus holds my hand as I walk along.  Thank You for this benign imagining.

Be with us as we seek You today.  Jesus can help us, and I do ask for his help.  May all of us contemplate the vast metaphysical truths that we are as yet only able to contemplate in imaginings.  May I let my imagination show me a new world, and may this new world be in Your Hands always.

Amen.