1-46. When for just one instant you do embrace what you try to turn away from, you will not be upset. You will instead remember Love.
You are faced with but two choices. One appears reasonable, though it is not at all. The other appears extraordinary and difficult, though it is exactly the opposite. The first choice is to elect the ego as your guide and foundation. This choice is meaningless, as attempting to follow that which does not even exist is impossibly fraught with difficulty. To choose Love instead as your constant beacon of hope is beyond sensible. It is the only choice that is not wrought through and through with impossible compromises. The ego asks you to choose its illusionary and self-created falsities in the place of all that is actually Real. This is not a choice at all as when you try to follow the ego’s mad path towards its logical conclusion, you find nothing at all at your journey’s end. The ego leads nowhere, as it has no vision to see anything as it actually is. Love, being forever incapable of regarding any person as anything other than the Perfect Child of God that they have always been and will always be, can never lead you astray. To turn towards the ego and to believe its lies is to turn away from Love. Love does not have an opposite. The ego is not the opposite of Love. Fear is not the opposite of Love. Because Love is All that is forever Real, it is forever unopposed. The ego does not have an opposite either, but for very different reasons. The ego is an illusionary fantasy, a belief in separation, loss, pain and fear that has no foundation. The ego is not who you are or why you are here. You had no need of it before you were born into your current physical incarnation and you will have no use for it when you are ready to leave your body at the moment of physical death. The ego is not even a cloud of darkness. It appears to be dark, as it attempts to hide the Light of Love from you, even though the Light forever shines forth from your heart with Perfect Clarity. It is easy to assume that if you turn away from the ego, you will suffer. The ego wishes this to be your reality, for the ego does not want you to wake up and realize that it has no power to control you. Domination, revulsion and rampant fear of death are the ego’s tools to dissuade you from believing that there could be anything in this world other than the ego’s mad imaginings. Domination of your mind, casting you into doubt and fear, attempting to undo the permanent underpinnings of Love which forever sustain your heart is the goal of the ego. The ego experiences only revulsion for your True Nature, for Love is so free, so open and so incapable of accepting the concept of harm that the ego is forever repulsed by Love’s perfect Light. Rampant fear of death in the ultimate sense is the ego’s final weapon against Truth, as the ego knows that it must cease when death comes to your body. The ego desires this death most fervently, because in the cessation of physical processes, the ego’s end is certain and also quite welcomed. The ego is not happy. It does not understand or accept Love. It only sees separation and it assumes that this separation must embody a certainty of eternal isolation from all else that lives. But this is not true. It has never been and it can never be. You may attempt to turn away from the ego, but because it has been nearly ever present in your life, it will not allow you to easily release its bondage. It will seek out nefarious and devious methods to controvert your will to match its own, seeking to cause you fear in an enormous variety of forms. None of these fears have any foundation, for in the Light of Love all fear dissolves and is undone. The ego wishes you to believe that you will be most grievously and dangerously upset if you were to relinquish its beliefs and instead accept what Love offers. Because of this, turning to Love and accepting it as your Home can appear to be difficult. The ego will seek out any methods at its disposal to stop this process, but these treacherous fears will not hold against the Light of Love. To remember Love is to remember your True Nature. It is not found outside of yourself. It is not truly even found within your own body, for Love is not a physical item to be isolated, measured and quantified. But it Lives, now and forever, within the perfect center of your heart. Your heart is your center, the part of your Soul where the Perfect Memory of God is forever available to you at any moment in which you might be willing to accept that it is even possible for you to remember the Love of God. Many times you have cast about in the darkness, looking for Love, perhaps even asking for love from others as a substitute for the Love that forever only you can give to yourself. You are all that you will ever require in this world. God already knows your heart. God Created your heart in perfect symmetry with the Heart of God. To find Peace, allow the lies of the ego to rest. Slowly and gently release them and allow their screaming voices of fear and pain to step into the background. Look instead at this world with a quiet mind and accept everything just as it is. Settle into the Perfect stillness of your heart and allow the Memory of God to return. Release all that the ego offers and all that will be left is only Love.