VI. The Treasure of God, P 9
9 I share with God the knowledge of the value He puts upon you. My devotion to you is of Him, being born of my knowledge of myself and Him. We cannot be separated. Whom God has joined cannot be separated, and God has joined all His Sons with Himself. Can you be separated from your life and your being? The journey to God is merely the reawakening of the knowledge of where you are always, and what you are forever. It is a journey without distance to a goal that has never changed. Truth can only be experienced. It cannot be described and it cannot be explained. I can make you aware of the conditions of truth, but the experience is of God. Together we can meet its conditions, but truth will dawn upon you of itself.
Jesus is helping me to clear away the cobwebs of forgetfulness, and to release the wrong minded thinking that has kept me from awakening. He is not teaching me what love and truth are. He is only helping me to meet the conditions that will allow truth to reveal itself to me. That is why we are on a journey with no distance. There is nowhere to go to reach the Kingdom; we are the Kingdom.
I cannot know truth because I have accepted the ego story of separation as my truth. In my determination to believe I am something I am not, I block the truth of what I am. Truth will not force itself on me. I must welcome it, and I welcome it as I make a space for it in my mind. I make that space as I let go of the thoughts I made to take its place.
This is where Jesus helps me. He gave me A Course in Miracles to help me recognize the ego when I hear its voice and to help me realize that there is another Voice I could listen to instead. Through the words in this book, and especially the practice of what I am reading, I am learning that I want to hear only the Voice for God, and that this is possible.
I will know what I am as I let go of what I think I am. That’s the whole of it. This is not hard to do. I watch my thoughts. I allow my mind to be healed of the ones that are not true. All that is left is the glorious truth of my being. The only thing keeping me from that truth is my desire for something else, and together, Jesus and I are working to undo that misguided desire.