Miracles are everyone’s right, but purification is necessary first. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. (A Course in Miracles)
Everything that comes from love is a miracle. Purification is the undoing of anything within you that is not love—which of course is the experience of learning to love yourself.
To find the love within requires quiet and stillness. You may choose to lie in bed or take a long walk. Find a way to just be with yourself for a while. At first, you might be tempted to occupy the mind by picking up the phone or watching something. Resist this impulse and make room for the mind to become bored. This undoes the mind’s grip.
Now go within. Let your attention move toward the energy within your heart. If you have had any recent thoughts of guilt or fear, notice how these thoughts have been blocking this energy. The energy within you can only expand when you find out that you are perfect, that you are not guilty, that you are doing your best and everything is going to be alright.
That nice energy you feel within when you relax your shoulders and forgive yourself, that’s self-love. Let it expand. Now open your heart to every single person in the world—to every living creature. Open your mind to let your love flow through it.
This is the undoing of stress, the escape from the ego, the movement toward perfect health, freedom and happiness. Now you are ready for any challenge. More importantly, you are ready to love others. Any attempt to love anyone without starting with self-love will ultimately fail because it will be only mind-based clinging to form and not love at all. Purification is necessary first.
We continue tomorrow and each day after that.