"God is my Father, and His Son loves Him."
(See Part II Practice Summary, and also Part II Introduction)
Love is reciprocal. We receive God's Love for us by returning it to Him; there is no other way to receive it, "for giving and receiving are the same" (1:1). This exact phrase recurs six times in the Course, and there are many others very much like it. We may think we understand what it means, but the Course assures us that no concept it teaches is more difficult for us truly to learn.
The way to know God's Love blazing in our minds is to return It to Him. If, in our times of quiet yesterday we focused on feeling His Love of us, let us today focus on our awareness of our love for Him. Donna Carey has a beautiful song I was listening to on tape just a day or two ago, which says, "I'll be forever in love with You." I wish I could send you all this song; it expresses so beautifully what I feel this lesson is saying. "I'll dance in the light of Your Love, forever in love with You," she sings.
What would it be like to have the Love of God "mine in full awareness, blazing in my mind and keeping it within its kindly light"? Is this not what, in our heart of hearts, we all want? Let me cultivate this sense of love in our hearts today. Let simply this be our focus. Nothing complex, nothing even conceptual, just letting our hearts sing with love for God, basking in His Love for us. As the Song of Solomon in the Old Testament put it, "I am my Beloved's, and He is mine." To know God as the Beloved is one of the highest of spiritual expressions.
Have you ever sat in stillness with one you deeply love, simply gazing into his or her eyes, without words? That stillness of love is what this lesson is leading us to, a silent communion of love given and received, acknowledged and returned, flowing in an endless current that energizes and transforms our minds and hearts.
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