2-21. The world as you have created it will fade away as you align your perception to Truth. It is not even a shadow. Love will carry you Home.
The shadows of illusions that assail your mind are self-created. They are not Real, for only Love is Real and all that is not Love is not Real. This concept is not accurately encapsulated, encompassed or delineated in any truly acceptable form within the context of words, for words utterly fail to correctly summarize the Glory that stands behind the presentation of such a transformative Truth. Because Love is all that is actually Real, all else represents shadows of darkness, merely covering the Love that is the origin and Home of your Soul but never serving in any meaningful manner to actually obscure the Truth of this Love. But it is easy, so very easy indeed, to use the lessons of this world, both the lessons you have been taught by others and the lessons you have taught yourself, to attempt to obfuscate the Truth of Love behind a dark mask of lies, trying in vain to substitute the Glory of the Love of God for the misery of the love of the ego, a love that the ego desires but is incapable of returning in any way at all. The ego knows nothing of Love, for the ego is the definition of darkness, isolation, pain, fear and regret in nearly infinite measure. The ego is a self-created, self-reinforcing and self-justifying illusion that is absolutely not Real. But the ego wants you to believe that it is Real, for if you were to fully relinquish its teachings in favor of the Light of Love that God offers to you in every moment, throughout all of time and in any and all places within this amazingly vast material universe, you would forever cease to have any use for the ego and it would dissolve into the nothingness from which it derived its apparent but false form. You have created this world in the image and likeness of what you most fervently and sincerely desired to see reflected in its happenstances and circumstances, masterfully carving a world in the image of what you believed it to be, with no regard for what this world actually is. It is not at all unfair to describe you as living wholly within your own personal universe of perception, governing the sensory stimulus that your body delivers to your brain and interpreting it totally within the schema and framework that you have established within your own mind as being the requisite and required system for evaluating what occurs with no regard at all for what is truly transpiring from one moment to the next. What does this filtering, deciphering and interpretation of your apparent physical reality give you? What benefit is there in deciding what you wish to see this world as representing and then selectively choosing only the events and actions that most closely align with what you have already decided must be the purpose and import of this world and its situations? There is none, Child of God. No value, worth, utility, function or importance does this process hold for you, for it is utterly imbecilic to reverse the process of accurate perception, truly placing the cart of your awareness in front of the horse of your sensory powers, accepting nothing as it actually is but instead demanding that your interpretations of reality must be accurate and absolutely refusing to even recognize on a conscious level that there is a whole host of other phenomena that are constantly unfolding in front of your eyes, but which are consistently ignored because they do not have a readily acceptable place within the confines of the reality that you have absolutely chosen to live within, no matter how fantastic or transformational these occurrences might be. Miracles present themselves to you on a nearly daily basis, but they fall to the wayside of your perception for they are not accepted as being relevant, useful or important unless they have a readily acceptable place within your extremely limited system of perception. Why does this occur? In part, it is actually necessary, for there is an enormous amount of data that is presented to you by your body’s sensory apparatus each day. Much of this data is truly irrelevant and must be filtered out and discarded, for to attempt to recognize, process, evaluate and remember all that you encounter in a single day would be both overwhelming and utterly unnecessary. In this sense, forgetting that which is not important to you is an essential survival mechanism, for without some ability to filter out the miniscule details of daily existence, little focus, concentration and patience would be left for you to apply to that which is actually important. What is best for you, and indeed what you are here in this world to achieve, though it is not an achievement as it is truly but a return to that which is Real and a release of all that is not, is to find the Truth of Love that resides within your heart, kept safe by the Love of God and inalterable in its inherent Perfection. How is this Love found? It is discovered, though in Truth it is actually simply remembered, when all else is released in favor of that which cannot be lost, for it is Eternal. You have created a world in the image you most desired to see because that was the process that best fit within the ego’s system of ignoring all that points to the simple Truth that the ego is nothing and that Love is All. Release all of these layers, for they have no value to you and the serve only to obscure the Love of God for just as long as you’d like them to, right up until the moment when you are ready to accept that there is much more to Creation that just this world or even just this enormously vast universe. As you release ever more deeply held and desired levels of interpretation, condemnation and judgment, all that is actually Real will become increasingly more clear, as there will be fewer and fewer levels of illusionary separation that appear to stand between you and the Light of Love. This world and all that dwells within it are truly not even a shadow of Truth, for all that is here is temporary, fragile, impermanent and, ultimately, utterly neutral. This world is a neutral place – it is not good, is it not bad, it is not anything at all but a place where Souls can visit each other while wearing masks of bodies, temporarily forgetting that they are all but One Soul of Love. The “why” of the apparently necessary obligation or election to visit this world as an Eternal Child of God but to do so while apparently loosing much of the memories of the Love of God is absolutely irrelevant to the simple fact that you are here, now, and that is enough to know that you are both ready and able to release that which has stood between you and Peace. Love will always carry you Home, delivering you from the burdens of judgment, fear, pain, loss, regret, hatred and illusionary isolation that are the hallmarks of an acceptance of the ego’s lies in place of God’s Truth. This Truth is that you are Loved. Nothing more that this will you ever need. All that is not this Truth is not Real. All that is not this Truth will fade, not as a shadow fades and is lost when the sun’s light strikes it but rather as the darkness of night fades, for this darkness is not actually anything at all but simply an absence of the sun’s light. In the same way, all that has afflicted and assaulted you has been but a belief that the Light of Love is somehow lost to you, and that the darkness you now perceive must in some way represent anything at all that is actually Real. It does not. Take the forever outstretched Hand of God and allow yourself to be shown the Path to go Home, for with each step you take down your personal Path back to God and back to Truth, it will become ever more clear that you never left your Home, eternally Safe within the Heart of God – you merely forgot where you were for the briefest of instants.