Father, I will but to remember you.
Sometimes the sentence structures of A Course In Miracles are off putting. It gets cute. Today’s lesson could be stated, “God, I want to remember you.”
We yearn for something we can’t name. We recognize that we are deficient in some way, inadequate. We want to feel whole again, complete. What we are yearning for is the healing of the separation. It is this healing of the separation that the Course names “salvation.” Salvation is the returning to the Oneness of God. But to do this we must forego our egos. They must be left behind like a butterfly leaves the cocoon where it transformed from the caterpillar. The body has been an incubator of our Spirit and when its work is done we move on.
It is suggested in Alcoholics Anonymous, in the eleventh step, that we seek to improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation. AA encourages us to remember from whence we have come and to where we yearn to return.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning which ultimately is to be found by rejoining our Transcendent Source. This is done through meditation, prayer, and mindfulness.
Today, it is suggested that we begin and end the day, and at least hourly in between, to take a few moments and remember the Oneness from whence we have come. We know we are on the right path when we experience peace and joy.