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Learning to Love Without Limit

Forgetfulness and sleep and even death become the ego’s best advice for dealing with the perceived and harsh intrusion of guilt on peace. Yet no one sees himself in conflict and ravaged by a cruel war unless he believes that both opponents in the war are real. Believing this he must escape, for such a war would surely end his peace of mind, and so destroy him. Yet if he could but realize the war is between real and unreal powers, he could look upon himself and see his freedom. No one finds himself ravaged and torn in endless battles if he himself perceives them as wholly without meaning.

God would not have His Son embattled, and so His Son’s imagined “enemy” is totally unreal. You are but trying to escape a bitter war from which you have escaped. The war is gone. For you have heard the hymn of freedom rising unto Heaven. Gladness and joy belong to God for your release, because you made it not. Yet as you made not freedom, so you made not a war that could endanger freedom. Nothing destructive ever was or will be. The war, the guilt, the past are gone as one into the unreality from which they came.

In Heaven is everything God values, and nothing else. Heaven is perfectly unambiguous. Everything is clear and bright, and calls forth one response [extension of Love]. There is no darkness and there is no contrast. There is no variation. There is no interruption. There is a sense of peace so deep that no dream in this world has ever brought even a dim imagining of what it is. (A Course in Miracles, T-13.XI.1-2;3:7-13. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Central to the lessons of A Course in Miracles is the fact that the world of form that we experience is an illusion. This seems to be in direct conflict with what we perceive in the world. This is because we perceive what we believe in, whether or not it is true. The Course provides us with lessons to learn to distinguish the true from the false, the real from the unreal.

The ego defends against these lessons because if we fully accept them, the ego would disappear and we would know that we are free to Love without limit. This is our true freedom, for we were created as Love’s extension and our one function is to extend the Love we are.

Our acceptance of the Love we are frees us from all conflict and doubt. The oneness of Love is conflict free. The changelessness of Love eliminates all uncertainty. We dwell in perfect peace and share God’s joy in the free giving and receiving of Love.

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