“But now this alternative [learning with the heart] is being revealed to you and it does call for a change of thought so extensive that all thought, as you once knew it, does need to cease. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: Treatise on the Art of Thought, 2.8)”
Affirmation: “May I comprehend the new way of thinking.”
1 – What We Need
We do need to learn with the heart. The heart knows things that our mind does not understand. Frequently the mind wanted proof of God, and the heart knows of His existence without proof. I do not mean that we never question, for that would not be realistic, but we rest in assurance that all that we need to know will be provided us. And it will be. We do not need to check our minds at the door of salvation. But learning through the heart takes us through the door of salvation.
2 – Cease the Old Way of Thinking
It does seem daunting that we are asked to cease to think in the old way. How will this be accomplished? It seems so impossible and perhaps even impractical. But it works. We are reminded, at the point of need, of plans that need to be made. When we listen to intuition, we know without being told. We follow guidance, and we are where we need to be at the right time.
3 – Jesus
Can we make this shift? Yes, but not totally alone. Jesus promises to be with us, and in A Course of Love, he says that it is necessary that we accept him. He does not mean that he is the only way to salvation, but if we have made our home in ACIM and ACOL, then he is our way to salvation. We have made our choice, and we need seek no longer.
May I follow the guidance that comes with today’s passage. May I listen to intuition, guidance, and may I follow–turn on a dime. May I learn to even think in a new way. May I listen with my heart, and not second guess.
Be with me today as I seek to make these changes that will be more in line with Your will for me.