The year-end is approaching fast, accompanied by the traditional holiday frenzy of last minute shopping, last minute preparations and card-posting… and through it all a soft and peaceful presence joins us and guides our steps along our path. How comforting.
Whether we are on the road to the supermarket, to some special gift store, visiting relatives, or just wrapping presents or figuring out a menu of juicy meals, a certain familiar sereneness has invited itself along for the ride. Can you feel it? In this place of perfect silence that surrounds us during our busy day, there are no goals, no objectives, no expectations or needs. Everything is already there, full, complete and entirely satisfying.
This tranquil plenitude is our home. Nothing within is missing. During this season, when we are inclined to feel burdened by so many expectations, ours and those of others, for a successful family gathering or meal, it’s good to know that we have already arrived. There is nothing to prove or accomplish. There are no needs unsatisfied. We are there. Home. A majestic Love has already accepted us within its wide embrace, despite all we might be tempted to think are the lacks and faults around us.
It is difficult to express the deep acceptance that divine Oneness reserves for us. Our little self prevents us from understanding this extraordinary welcome and inclusion. We must trust in the process of A Course In Miracles to guide us beyond our individual minds toward a clear, calm place where Reality is revealed in perfect understanding. Let's help each other as we walk along the path towards the remembrance of our perfect shared Identity. And let us forgive ourselves once more when we find ourselves failing and falling into a perception of differences, specialness and judgment.
Love remains our constant companion, completely patient and understanding. We have faith that God holds our reality in perfect safety. And when everyone has gone to bed and we sit mindfully in the quiet of the house, feeling that special silence and calm, we remember that in this splendid, holy Universe, we are not alone.
"When you are still an instant, when the world recedes from you, when valueless ideas cease to have value in your restless mind, then will you hear His Voice. So poignantly He calls to you that you will not resist Him longer. In that instant He will take you to His home, and you will stay with Him in perfect stillness, silent and at peace, beyond all words, untouched by fear and doubt, sublimely certain that you are at home."
* * * May your holidays be truly joyful * * *