2-12. Hide if you wish. Turn towards your imagined abyss. But when you are ready, the Light of Truth will show you that you have always been Loved.
It is easy to hide from Truth in this world. This is because this world appears to embody the exact opposite of Truth in almost everything that this world holds out to your body’s eyes as being real. In Truth, nothing that this world holds dear and nothing that this world will present to you as being in any way permanent or eternal is actually as it appears to be. This world, by absolute necessity as well as by inalterable design, is not at all permanent. Everything in this world must change, shift, grow, develop, collapse and at its end, appear to die. That the physical processes that underlie life as it is known in this world do cease to function is absolutely true. But this is not death, in any Real sense of the word, for all that God Creates is Eternal and so all that Lives cannot die, for death is absolutely unreal because Love is absolutely Real. With the eyes of your body you will bear witness to this world’s simulacrum of Life, a pantomime of permanence that is forever illusionary, for all that is physical must return to the component parts from which it was formed. The permanence of all that Lives and the unbreakable and unchangeable Certainty that because you were Created by God, you are Eternal, just as the Love that God forever holds for you is Eternal as well, cannot be found with the sensory apparatus your body provides, for its genesis is not at all of this world of materiality. But, lacking any ability to correctly perceive this Truth with any of the functions of your body, it is not at all surprising nor should it be unexpected that so many of the Children of God now occupying bodies in this world might have what they feel to be utterly justifiable reasons to believe that they wish to hide. To hide away from death is possible, if for a short while, while you are incarnate, for there are an immense variety of distractions, dalliances and delusions to dwell within that can appear to offer sanctuary and respite from the unending and unavoidable conclusion that all that lives, within the context of this world, must also die. This death is of the body only – it is never of the Soul. Your Soul, the Souls of the other Children of God and the Souls of all that Lives are forever save within the Kingdom of Heaven. You have not left the embrace of God. You have not been cast out, destined to wander alone in a world of darkness, forever undeserving of the Love and Grace of your Creator. This is not at all True. It has never been and it will never be. But if you believe that it is possible that you are so wretchedly damned and so utterly incapable of redemption, you can create a world that accurately reflects this misappropriation of Truth to whatever extent you should wish. This is indeed an abyss, a lightless and abysmal pit of despair and ruin, a dark well of horror and isolation, a chasm from which there can be no escape for you have both created this fissure in reality and cast yourself into its inky night both willingly and with great desire for its enforced pain. You are not alone. There can be no separation between all that God has Created, because what God Created is so Perfect that to know its Perfection is without meaning for it is so overwhelmingly glorious and so refreshingly purifying that it must be Experienced to be accepted. It can appear to be enormously difficult to accept that you have in fact created your own pain. It can appear to be absolutely impossible to believe that it was actually possible for you to have first created this illusion of separation, and then to have decided that you actually do wish to dwell within its frightfully incorrect presentation of a perversion of reality that could never have actually been Real. This was your choice and it remains your choice to retain your consciousness and focused awareness within the parameters of illusions that you have created for yourself until you are ready to admit, first and foremost, that this choice has never had any value for you, and then secondarily and in the most beautifully freeing manner possible within the confines of this world, to release all that you held against God and by impossibly inseparable correlation, against yourself. You were not Created to suffer, wither away, crumple to the ground and then to perish as if your Creation and subsequence existence has always been, and will always be, utterly devoid of any meaning. This is not True. You are so much more that this impossibly perverted and irrevocably incorrect notion of imperfection and unworthiness. But this will be your world for as long as you wish it to be, right up until the time when you are ready to admit and truly accept that this perverted and miserably limited worldview has clearly been utterly without value to you in any way. Once this golden moment arrives, a new space will open within your mind, a place of healing and of Light, a center of awareness that will be ready to accept that simply because you chose to see a world of death and despair does not at all necessarily composite a valid structure in which any conclusions regarding the truth of your misperceptions could have actually been at all accurate. What does this colossal shift in perception and reemergence of sanity in the face of the ego’s insane and unreal beliefs require? Nothing at all, for you give up nothing to gain everything. The Light of Love stands forever ready to show you the error of your perception and to gently clear away that which has hounded and hunted you within your own mind, quelling the beasts of fear that have beset you and showing you that their fearsome teeth and their hot breath of death, seemingly so close that you could feel it warming the hairs at the nape of your neck, were simply never real. You created these beasts. You allowed yourself to attempt to perceive a world of fear when there was never any justification for such a world and where there will never be anything that can actually threaten your Soul in any manner that has any Truth whatsoever. You cannot be without the Love of God. This is not possible, it has never been possible and it will never be possible. But you can employ the immense and infinite power of your imagination and your unlimited Free Will to perceive within this world whatever it is that you should wish to lay upon it, no matter how incorrect or impossible your wandering and feverishly fearsome imaginings might be. The Light of Love brings sanity where once there was only madness. The Light of Love brings Truth when once there were only the illusions of the ego. The Light of Love is your Home. You are Safe within it, forever protected by Truth and incapable of being destroyed, damaged or deluded by that which has always been untrue. You must be ready to accept this Light. How is this done? It is not done so much as it is simply allowed to arise again from the center of your heart, a place that has remained forever Safe from the misperceptions and errors of this world, a place of such purity and simplicity that the Memory of God has always been retained within it, waiting for the moment when you have finally become ready to accept that it is absolutely True that you are both a Child of God and that you are, in Truth, a Perfect Child of God. You have always been Loved. Nothing has ever changed, diminished, reduced, destroyed, damaged or altered this Perfect Love in any way, for nothing in this world can alter the Will of God. It is the Will of God that you first remember and then accept the Love that is forever yours, just as soon as you are ready to accept it as your own. Do this when you are ready. God will wait, for God has no need to rush you along down the Path that returns you to the Light of Love and the Joy of Heaven. You will Return to Truth, leaving behind all that has been forever unreal, just in your own time and in your own way, no matter how unlikely you may now believe this Return might be. Your willingness is necessary, for your Free Will is inviolate and it will always be as such. Only your willingness to believe that it might be possible that you are not Loved, now and forever, appears to separate you from all that is forever Real. Allow all that has appeared to stand between you and the Perfection of God’s Creation to drop away so that you might become able to correctly perceive that you are an integral and essential part of this Creation. In this simple exchange of illusions for Truth, all that has barred the Light of Love from your heart will disintegrate into the nothingness from which it was formed, and you will Experience the Love of God. In this Experience, nothing will remain the same, for there will be nothing left for you but to be forever enraptured in the Joy that is the Song of Heaven and the Peace that accompanies the acceptance that the Perfection of Creation is your Perfection as well.