Love’s presence is your natural inheritance
“The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance.” ACIM Intro. 6-7
Holiness is what you are. Holiness is your essence. However, our holiness gets buried under our social conditioning, and our attempts to fulfill our desires by seeking and obtaining the things of the ego.
These things of the ego which we seek to obtain become idols which block our awareness of Love’s presence which leave us feeling anxious, depressed, confused, and scared.
To become aware of Love’s presence in our core being we must remove these blocks. This is called purification. Purification is not of the body but of the mind. Purification is eschewing the things of the ego. Jesus tells us to be in the world but not of the world.
Knowing this we still are tempted to believe the things of the world. We still think that special relationships, material things, status and prestige, having power to dominate and influence will make us happy. We pray in the great prayer of Jesus, the Our Father, “...lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil…”
Take three deep breaths, relax, and go inward and become aware of God’s presence in your heart. Do this several times today whenever you are feeling stressed, frustrated, discouraged, scared.
Love’s presence is your natural inheritance. Become aware of it.