My mind holds only what I think with God.
Tara Singh said that when he worked closely with Helen Schucman at the beginning of his ACIM study and practice, she encouraged him write a daily gratitude journal. For what was he thankful each day? It was at least for a time a staple of his spiritual life.
Gratitude cannot be alien to our practice of A Course in Miracles. It is a means by which our heart and mind are purified of sorrow and confusion, and are thus prepared to give attention to fear, which – regardless of its many forms – is the sole block to our remembrance of Love as our inheritance in Creation.
Thus, today’s summary of Lessons 123 and 124 neatly encapsulates our spiritual awakening: we are thankful for the gift of life through which we can remember that we are one with God, and thus beyond the reach of death and loss. This is happy news!
To know this is to know also that our mind can hold only what we think with God. Everything else is an illusion; everything else is a dream. Our honesty in this regard aligns us with the Truth as God created it, which undoes our mistaken belief in separation as a real event with real effects. Even our mere willingness to be honest undoes the ego’s deception.
Perhaps we begin our morning contemplation with a brief recognition of all that for which we are grateful today, and then offer that thankfulness to our Creator. The One who has blessed us will not fail to bless us now, nor hide from us the truth that blessings are made to reveal. What else could Love do or be?
In gratitude, we remember God, and for this we are more thankful than words can say. In this way, we enter silent communion with all life, lifting in shared praise our hearts to Heaven.