2-29. An infinite Ocean of Love awaits you. You stand on the shore. Take but one more step and float away from the darkness and into Love's Light.
You have always stood on the shores of an Ocean of Love. Never have you been condemned to the hinterlands of the desolate desert of the ego, unable to see the gentle lapping of the waves of Truth that forever cascade gently onto the sands of the transitionary place at which the ego’s illusions find their end in the Seas of God’s Love for all of the Children of God. You may believe that you are not on this beach of transitory thought, this tiny sliver of sand at which the ego’s valleys run down into an infinite Ocean of Beauty. But you are, for you have always remained simply here, at a place of choice, a location from which but a single step will allow you to move from the lands of the ego and its lies, back into the Ocean of Truth that is the Mind of God. But one more step awaits your choice to release all that you have held against God, attempting to cast doubt over the Perfection of Creation. It is not necessarily an easy task to locate, root out and finally release all that you have believed must serve as steadfast and certain justification that God could possibly, in any way, be imperfect. This task – this journey – to move beyond limitations and to return to a place of Infinite Light is not asked of you lightly, for certainly it is known how devious and guileful the ego is, forever desirous of deception in any form and utterly unwilling to release its apparent stranglehold on your mind. In Truth, the choice to release that which is nothing at all, taking up instead the Light of Truth in the place of the darkness of the ego’s lies, requires nothing of you at all. Does the sun fear the darkness of the shadows that exist on the side of this world that is facing away from the sun’s brilliant light? Of course not – such a proposition is clearly folly and obviously meaningless. Yet still it is so easy, in this world, to believe that what the ego offers must be in some way real. It is not. Shadows are not real. They are merely the result of an absence of that which is Real. The darkness of the ego’s dwelling is not your home, for there is nothing that is actually there at all. There is no Truth, no Certainty and no Light within the ego’s sphere of influence over your confused mind. But you are never to blame when you attempt to substitute the Light of Love for the shadows of lies that the ego presents, for it is a cruel master and it will attempt to deceive you in any way it can, requiring your willing consent to become your world, even if you do not realize that you are granting its fondest wishes. There is, truly, nothing that you need do, nothing that you need say and nothing that you need think in order to be Free, for you are already Free, a whole and complete Spirit of Love, albeit one that has, for such a very short amount of time, forgotten who you are. There is an infinite amount of support, love, guidance and certainty that can be provided to you just as soon as you are willing to pause and to ask “What is this thought?” Indeed, blindly accepting all of your thoughts and reacting to them without contemplation is a highly effective tool of the ego, goading you constantly forward, always reactive and never still. The ego has need of your energy, for it has none of its own and it cannot create its own existence, for it is not real because only Love is Real. The ego, tangentially and with great reluctance, does have some ability to sense its own emptiness. But it runs from this, forever diving back into the shadows of darkness that it has created for itself, for it cannot stand to face its own entirely useless nature and so it instead wishes to ride you like a demon, forcing you to entertain it so that it can avoid its own pointless nature. Feed your ego and it will grow. Starve your ego and it will grow. All that you give it or attempt to take away from it serves only to prove that you continue to harbor a desire to believe that the ego is offering you anything that you actually either want or need. You do not. Neither desire nor utility exists within the framework of the ego, for it is not actually anything at all and it cannot provide that which you ask it to give to you. You want Love. You do not want pain, suffering, loss and regret. Who would wish these things for themselves unless they had truly become hopelessly insane? But where are you to find this Love, this eternally Perfect and radiantly beautiful Love that will forever support you, always knowing you just as you have always been and never condemning you to the darkness of the ego and its meaningless illusions? It is already in front of you, amazing Child of God. It is the Ocean of Love that is the Heart of God. You are so much closer than you think or can even imagine, for the Seas of Truth are to be Experienced, not contemplated as abstract concepts, turned over and over again in your mind, deconstructed and evaluated like a mathematical problem to be solved. There are no limits. Nothing withholds the Heart of God from you. Always it has only been your own choice to believe that something stands between you and God that serves to leave you apparently wanting, desirous of a Glory that you do not believe you actually deserve. This is a challenging position to find yourself in, certainly, and not one from which you are expected to extricate yourself instantly and easily. You can, and you may, but most in this world find themselves releasing that they have held against God in stages, stages of understanding in which the removal of each layer of darkness leads to ever greater levels of awareness of the Light of Love. This Light is found both within and around you, constantly, a veritable Universe of Love in which you stand but do not perceive. Open your eyes now, beautiful Child of God. Float away on the Light of Love that has always sustained you, casting aside all of the burdens of the ego and returning to the Ocean of Love that is both your origin and your final destination.