My time with Jesus (receiving ACOL, 1998-2001) set me in motion for the mystical experience that writing Creation of the New became.
Jesus and Mary both invite us to newness in a way that elicits change, yet we’re encouraged in a manner subtle enough that we don’t try to “achieve” change. Our return to our true nature, to who we are here to be, occurs as we reverse our unnatural progression “away” from who we are. The consequence is that you don’t even know it is happening … until you do.
Maybe you, like me, will find yourself surprised at the blending of the “new you,” and the “you” that you have been. At first, you might think that “who you thought you were” will have to go. But already, in the 23rd Chapter of “The Course,” Jesus said he was helping us let go of old beliefs to free space “in us” for the new. He says that space allows us to reflect what and who we are “now” in terms that coincide with who we’ve always been. This was called “the most individual of accomplishments.” Paraphrasing C:23.23
Isn’t it beautiful to remember that? For each of us, our expansion is “the most individual of accomplishments.”