2-17. Argument, conflict and strife are machinations of the ego. They can only affect you if you allow them to. In Truth, the Universe is perfect.
The ego loves to argue. It will argue with you, it will argue with other egos and it will even go so far into insanity as to argue with itself. What is there to be gained from a shadow attempting to combat itself? How could this conflict possibly arise, and how might it be possible to resolve such an illogical and pointless conflict? In Truth, there is nothing to do for it is impossible to effectively resolve the machinations of the ego, for they are universally and wholly without merit, justification or utility to you or to any other Child of God. Why should this be? Why should the arising of anger and its subsequent manifestations in the form of conflict, strife and forever unnecessary argumentative behavior be accepted, and more importantly, seen as both required and justified? Anger is not justified. Anger turns outwards, blinding the mind that employs it to accept rage in the place of calm evaluation. Hatred is a horribly limiting and limited perspective. It attempts to judge another on a basis which does not exist. You do not currently enjoy a fundamental and absolutely universal perspective from which you could in any way be said to be able to accurately judge another Child of God. This is because you do not know the “why” of all of their days in this world, the lies their egos have told them and the extent to which they have listened to these lies and accepted them as their own. If you were to have access to this universal and omnipresent awareness, judgment would be left behind in favor of acceptance and mercy, for you would find, without exception, that no Child of God attempts to harm another unless it is harm that they truly wish for themselves. Why is this consistently true? Because all that you offer to yourself you offer to others in equal measure. As such, that which you believe yourself to be, to be worthy or unworthy of, or that you hold deep in your heart as the truth of your Soul, no matter how twisted, incorrect or utterly impossible, is what you will offer to all of the other Children of God in equal measure. Those that love themselves, that are peaceful and honest with themselves and that recognize their own motivations as being solely generated by their own choices, offer these same qualities of openness and genuineness to all of the other Children of God that they meet, for they are unwilling to condemn another to a fate that they do not believe is at all appropriate for themselves. The ego is a huge mass of lies, illusions justifying illusions in an endless succession, a meaningless void of nothingness that attempts to convince you of its value to you by offering only that which is forever untrue, hoping that you will accept its poison fruit of darkness in favor of the perfectly clear Light of Love that God offers instead of all that is unreal. What will you request? What do you truly wish to manifest for yourself in your life? Do you want to be condemned to the darkness of illusion, forever unable to see the Light of Truth because you have chosen to look away and to believe that argument holds any value for you? This is your choice, just as it was yesterday and just as it will be again tomorrow. You are free to choose to employ your Free Will in service to and with great and humble recognition of the Perfection of the Truth that because you are Loved, you are Safe. Or you can choose another path, one that diverges from the Mind of God and one that attempts to lead you ever deeper into the forest of despair, trading the beauty and simplicity of the Love that God forever holds for you and accepting that the darkness that the ego has created for you is truly the world that you wish to reside within. Conflict is not necessary, for all arguments can be resolved through the application of honest, open and direct communication. The purpose of communication is not to set you at odds with others who do not share your personal point of view. Communication offers another way, a process through which that which others believe and that which you believe can be understood, accepted and effectively evaluated, no matter how disparate their viewpoint might be and with no regard for any compelling need on your part to accept their propositions in place of your own beliefs. Nothing is gained when two Children of God meet on what appears to be the battleground of truth, each trying to convince the other of the correctness of their own perspective to the detriment of the other’s beliefs. No one is served through this conflict, for openness of communication and a willingness to agree to disagree will sow seeds of peace that will blossom into flowers of respect, when given time to mature into their fullest forms. It is not necessary to argue with another person for argument serves only to bear false witness to the machinations of the ego, trying in vain to supplant the mutual respect that is the most beneficial perspective from which cooperation can grow with the blindness that comes with an immovable attachment to one’s own ideas. All of the pain, suffering, distraught thoughts, worry, fear, regret and isolation from others that can result from only accepting your own perspective and flatly refusing to acknowledge that every Child of God is unique, and thus must have their own unique and unassailable viewpoint from which they regard this world, serves only to cut you off from any possibility of experiencing the joy that comes with listening to and understanding that simply because another Soul’s ideas or beliefs may appear to be intractably opposed to your own, this in no way predetermines the outcome of any communication you might have with them. Acceptance will bring to your mind a peace and a serenity that is impossible from a perspective of certainty that you are right and that all others must be wrong. This is not possible, for there is no universal perspective that is easily achievable within the boundaries of this world that would make it possible for you to have access to all of the knowledge that it would be necessary to have to be able to accurately and effectively evaluate the perspectives, beliefs, judgments and positions of others on any subject at all. You have chosen the pain that comes with believing that you must be right and that others must be wrong. This is not a logical thought structure in any way, for it is one that attests to its own correctness and righteousness with no basis in reality. What others hold out to be right and proper for themselves may in no way reflect what you believe to be correct for you. This does not justify a belief that your perspective is correct and that theirs must, per force, be wrong. Right and wrong are relative terms that have applicability but no universal solidity within this world, for all that occurs here is but shades of gray, a comingling of viewpoints and an immense variety of different ideas of what this world is and what it means. In Truth, this world is nothing and has no meaning, for only the Truth of Love can ever be said to be applicable, in effect and forever reliable in this world. All else that occurs here must change, for this world is forever a place of transition and of growth, culminating in an Experience of the Love of God that will be so transformative and transcendent that all need for judgment will be left behind when the Light of Love is accepted as your Light as well. You are already Love. You have judged yourself to be, in some bizarre and truly unfathomable way, unworthy of this Love. By necessary extension, you have attempted to condemn all of the other Child of God now present in this world to this same insane and impossible fate. All conflict arises from an illusion of separation that has ever been real. Accept this mad proposition, this insanity of the ego and this utterly backwards perspective no longer, for it has never had value for you and it will never offer to you anything that you truly do desire. Accept instead the Love of God and Know that this Love cannot fail, it cannot be lost and it cannot be altered. The Universe of Love that is the Creation of God is forever Perfect, just as it was Created. There is nothing that you need to do to find this Love, for it is already present in your heart and it is forever accessible to you once you are ready to accept that there is no need to judge the words, actions or ideas of another for they have their own Paths back to God and these Paths are for them, and for them alone, to walk when they are ready to relinquish the useless propositions of the ego and its insane beliefs in separation in favor of the Light of Love that is present and accessible as soon as all that is illusionary is released. Release your illusions so that you might be able to See, with clear eyes and an open heart, the Perfect Path back to God. It has forever been open to you, awaiting your acceptance that because the Love of God is Perfect, the Love that is all that you are, now and forever, is equally Perfect as well.