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Replacing Hate and Fear with Love

There is no time, no place, no state where God is absent. There is nothing to be feared. There is no way in which a gap could be conceived of in the Wholeness that is His. The compromise the least and littlest gap would represent in His eternal love is quite impossible. For [a gap] would mean His Love could harbor just a hint of hate, His gentleness turn sometimes to attack, and His eternal patience sometimes fail. All this do you believe, when you perceive a gap between your brother and yourself.

The gap between you and your brother is not one of space between two separate bodies. And this but seems to be dividing off your separate minds.

There is a wariness that is aroused by learning that the body is not real. And there are overtones of seeming fear around the happy message, “God is Love.”

Yet all that happens when the gap is gone is peace eternal. Nothing more than that, and nothing less. Without the fear of God, what could induce you to abandon Him? What toys or trinkets in the gap could serve to hold you back an instant from His Love? Would you allow the body to say “no” to Heaven’s calling, were you not afraid to find a loss of self in finding God? Yet can your self be lost by being found? (A Course in Miracles, T-29.I.1:1-6;4:1-2;8:6-9:5. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Separation, especially a mind with private thoughts it shares with no one, is essential to the ego. The body was made by the ego as a shield to protect the private mind. In the ego’s dream, bodies can meet while still protecting the private thoughts of separate minds.

The free flow of Love within the unity of Love’s oneness shared with all that is seems to be blocked by the body. The body seems to firmly protect belief in the gap that separates us one from another and from God. Our allegiance to the ego and the body sacrifices the eternal Love that is God’s gift to His Creation. In this dream Love is replaced by hate and fear. Yet this dream has no effect on our true Self, Which remains eternally linked with changeless Love.

Our identification with a separate identity makes us afraid of accepting Love wholeheartedly. The ego tells us this would be a sacrifice. In truth it is the ego that demands sacrifice of our true Identity. It demands sacrifice of Love. When we accept that we are Love and nothing else, the idea of sacrifice is dispelled. Our brother becomes our dearest Friend, for we share one Self, united in God’s Love.

Today we ask the Holy Spirit’s help to overlook the ego’s interference with the changeless flow of Love and remember the one Mind we share in God.

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