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How to Return to Love

You share no evil dreams if you forgive the dreamer, and perceive that he is not the dream he made. And so he cannot be a part of yours, from which you both are free. Forgiveness separates the dreamer from the evil dream, and thus releases him. Remember if you share an evil dream, you will believe you are the dream you share. And fearing [the dream], you will not want to know your own Identity, because you think that It is fearful. And you will deny your Self, and walk upon an alien ground which your Creator did not make, and where you seem to be a something you are not. You will make war upon your Self, which seems to be your enemy; and will attack your brother, as a part of what you hate. There is no compromise. You are your Self or an illusion. What can be between illusion and the truth? A middle ground, where you can be a thing that is not you, must be a dream and cannot be the truth.

You have conceived a little gap between illusions and the truth to be the place where all your safety lies, and where your Self is safely hidden by what you have made.

There is no gap that separates the truth from dreams and from illusions. Truth has left no room for them in any place or time. For [truth] fills every place and every time, and makes them wholly indivisible.

Look at the little gap, and you behold the innocence and emptiness of sin that you will see within yourself, when you have lost the fear of recognizing love. (A Course in Miracles, T-28.V.3;4:1;6:4-6;7:6. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Evil dreams are dreams of being separate from Love. The absence of Love is fear and fear is projected as hate. Because only the unity of Love is real, dreams of fear and lack of Love could never be true.

When we identify with a self in a dream of fear, we are afraid of our true Identity as Love. To accept the Love we are, we must let go of a self-image that lacks Love. To the fearful self-image, accepting Love is perceived as death, for it is impossible to hold the thought of lovelessness and accept the truth that we are Love. We can only choose between these two alternatives.

When we look upon a brother with the vision of Christ, we overlook his dream of being a separate self lacking Love. We know he is not the limited self-image he has made. We see the Truth that he is only Love, eternally joined with the Love we are. The illusionary gap of separation disappears. No longer supported by belief, the dream of fear and hate is gone. We return to Love.

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