We were taught a very bad philosophy, a way of looking at the world that contradicts who we are.
We were taught to think thoughts like competition, struggle, sickness, finite resources, limitation, guilt, bad, death, scarcity, and loss.
We were taught that things like grades, being good enough, money, and doing things the “right” way, are more important than love.
We were taught that we’re separate from other people, that we have to compete to get ahead, that we’re not quite good enough the way we are.
We were taught to see the world the way that others had come to see it.
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
The spiritual journey is the relinquishment,or unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.
Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in us and others, it is the meaning of life.
We came here to co-create with God by extending love.
Love isn’t seen with the physical eyes or heard with the physical ears. The physical senses can’t perceive it; it’s perceived through another kind of vision.
Metaphysicians call it the Third Eye, esoteric Christians call it the vision of the Holy Spirit, and others call it the Higher Self.
Love requires a different kind of “seeing” than we’re used to – a different kind of knowing or thinking.
Love is the intuitive knowledge of our hearts.
Love isn’t material. It’s energy. It’s the feeling in a room, a situation, a person.
It has nothing at all to do with the physical world, but it can be expressed nonetheless.
We experience it as kindness, giving, mercy, compassion, peace, joy, acceptance, non-judgment, joining, and intimacy.
When fear is expressed, we recognize it as anger, abuse, disease, pain, greed, addiction, selfishness, obsession, corruption, violence, and war.
That’s what a MIRACLE is: a parting of the mists, a shift in perception, a return to LOVE.
A RETURN TO LOVE
Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles
SHARED WITH LOVE & UNDERSTANDING,