In today’s world so many people have so many ideas on how things should be done. Everyone has an opinion on what they believe will solve the problems of our current situation. We gather up those who think the same way (agree with us) and then begin a crusade to impose our way of thinking on others. No wonder we are experiencing extreme polarization in our society and affairs
In our ‘Course of Love’ study group on Wednesday, we read from paragraph 10:33 in the Dialogues of a Course of Love, an amazing answer to this dilemma: “Brothers and sisters, turn your thoughts not to ideals of social activism, to causes, or to championing any one side over another. Turn not to your thoughts but to your feelings and go where they lead.”
We know that thoughts are compelled by the intellect and true feelings by love and the heart. The dialogue continues in the next sentence, “The power of love is the cause and effect that will change the world by returning you, and all your brothers and sisters, to who they are in truth. This cannot be done from without but must be done from within. It is the transformation that is caused within that will affect the world without.”
The Apostle Paul, in the famous love chapter in 1 Corinthians Chapter 13, tell us that we can be great orators, wonderful intuitives, brilliant intellectuals, display strong faith and trust, and be wonderful tithers and givers and it means nothing if we do not live from love in our hearts.
It is confronting to realize that the ego world wants us to be busy doing things, saying things, and acting for things in order to be right about how we should presence ourselves in the world. The problems then show up when we realize that others don’t see things the same way and then we have to make them wrong to maintain our status of being right. This winds up with us living in a right and wrong world, and if this then, that universe, and a world of conflict. Only love or returning to Union can solve these conflicts which are really only made-up fairy tales that we realize are running us once we return to the Truth of who we are.
The day 10 Dialogue of a ‘Course of Love’ goes on to tell us that the cause of all these issues is fear. The cause and effect of love is all that will replace these causes of fear and the conflicts they have created. It is within our powers as saviors of the world to bring back Oneness and Union by seeing only love in everyone and everything. This is God’s world, and we are His/Her representatives in this wonderful divine world of peace, joy, and harmony.
Join with us in knowing that “Love is the Only Answer”.
I Love You,
Rev. Robert Test