C 7: I. The Last Step, P 6

I. The Last Step, P 6

6 To think like God is to share His certainty of what you are, and to create like Him is to share the perfect Love He shares with you. To this the Holy Spirit leads you, that your joy may be complete because the Kingdom of God is whole. I have said that the last step in the reawakening of knowledge is taken by God. This is true, but it is hard to explain in words because words are symbols, and nothing that is true need be explained. However, the Holy Spirit has the task of translating the useless into the useful, the meaningless into the meaningful, and the temporary into the timeless. He can therefore tell you something about this last step.


We are getting into the unexplainable. I remember how frustrated I used to get when the Church said in answer to my questions, “It’s a mystery.” Well I don’t know if the last step is a mystery, but certainly we are going to be left without an explanation that the ego will find satisfactory. I doubt the words exist to explain God.

We have closed our minds off from the Divine and the eternal. It is like we have built a little room that keeps the light out and we have existed in darkness for so long that we no longer remember light. Now we want someone to explain it to us.

What can happen is that we can desire the light and then we will be led to take down the walls to our little room and enter the light. This is what A Course in Miracles is doing for us. One carefully planned step at a time, we are being guided to uncover our true desire for the Light and instructed in the dismantling process.

What I can see now in retrospect is that my awakening has been very carefully planned. I often don’t see the circumstances and the lessons as part of the overall plan. In fact, I have often thought they were just mistakes I had made, missteps on my way to Heaven, when in actuality it turns out they were perfect steps on my path leading me out of the darkness and into the light.

Through reading the Text, which introduced me to the idea I had a path and drew me toward it; through doing the lessons, which began the process of changing my mind and increased my willingness for something else; and then through vigilance in watching my mind for wrong minded thoughts and accepting the Atonement for them, I have begun to dismantle my little room.

Light has entered my mind, and while I have not invited it into every dark corner yet, I know something of light and I so my desire for light increases daily. My anticipation grows as I remove more obstacles to the light, and now I watch eagerly as my Guide directs me to the next dark place and waits for permission to shine light into it.

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