Memory is always useful. Without memory relationship would be impossible. Without memory we would not know what a cup is for or who is living with us in our house!
The problem is that we use memory for limited relationships – to remember specifics and details about separate things. To remember who has let us down in the past, to remember the world is unfair and so we need to protect ourselves.
If you had no memory and went into your kitchen and found a circular vessel with a hollow in the middle you might figure out that you could use it to hold liquid and that would making drinking easier. Because we don’t have that experience, unless we have a memory disorder, we are using memory in every moment to build relationships. Without memory relationship can’t happen, even relationship with objects. So what sort of relationship experience am I choosing to have?
We’ve all experienced that memory is a choice. When you’re with friends or family members and recall an event that you shared you may have noticed that often each person remember a slightly different version of the event. We choose to remember events differently. But what if we all remembered the same event with love? Then we would be using divine memory to look at the past.
There is a divine memory that we can choose. A divine memory that we all share. If all the people involved in a shared event remember it with love then everyone would experience love in the present moment. In a loving present memory there is no past conflict.
A Course of Love and A Course in Miracles both say that memory happens in the present and perception can become a present memory of divine love.
Memory, or how you relate to past experiences, is what makes each individual unique. A family can share many similar experiences without relating to them in the same way. It is the way experience is related to, through memory, which shapes the different personalities, paths, and thus future experiences of each of you.
So what happens when memories of past experiences are revisited under the all-encompassing umbrella of a new way of thought? The different personalities become one, the different paths become one path, the future experiences become one. And in this oneness is peace everlasting.
What happens when this oneness is accomplished is that divine memories arise to replace perception. This is miracle-mindedness. The accomplishment of this state of being is the reason for which you are here. It is your return to your Self. A Course of love T 1. 6.7-6.9
You are so long accustomed to believe that memory holds only what is past, that it is hard for you to
realize it is a skill that can remember now. A Course in Miracles T-28.I.4:3
by James Kelly, Creator of the Miracle Choice Game
As you know Miracle Choice and many facilitators are involved in the the online “Awaken to Love” Conference 11-25 November. James and Juliana are also involved in A Course of Love Conference “Open Your Mind to the Wisdom of the Heart”, 1-3 December. Juliana is commenting on a movie in both conferences. You can register at https://acourseoflove.org/online-conference/.
A busy time ahead and we will update you with more details next week.
Miracles Always, James, Juliana and Catia