2-55. The Children of God are not condemned to dwell in darkness. The Light of Love was Created for all of them. Release your fears and Peace will return.
The ego excludes no one from its terribly calamitous gaze. All who dwell within bodies will become subject to its angry and misdirected whims. However the Light of Love excludes no Child of God as well, forever providing Guidance and hope to all who might elect to take up its Truth in the place of the ego’s lies. This is not to imply that putting down the ego in favor of the Light will be easy, simple or without challenges. The ego is tenacious, determined and very, very frightened. The more that you attempt to dissolve the ego, the more it will try to claw its way ever deeper into your heart, plying you with every weapon in its arsenal and using every devious form of treachery that it knows to distract you, for the ego fears the Light most of all. The ego knows, though it will never admit this to you, that when the Light returns to your awakened mind, the ego will simply be forgotten - a dream now awakened from and a self-created fable that could never have been real. The ego won’t admit that it knows this, because if it were to be so truthful with you, the ego would be admitting that it knows that it will be defeated. But the ego thrives on strife and admitting that it already knows that it has no chance of actually prevailing over the Light would be, to the ego, tantamount to admitting defeat. This the ego will not do, for it is in many ways the essence of fear itself and it will use the fear that it can arose in your mind at all times, in every way that it can, and without any regard for whether the fear it attempts to cause has any basis in logic whatsoever. The Light is not at all as this. The Light waits, patiently shining, forever clear and certain of both its origin and its purpose, undeterred by all of the fanciful creations of the ego, for the Light knows that it is Infinite and it has no need to force its way into your mind. This simple quality of the Light, above all else that it will manifest within the confines of your mind, will help you enormously to distinguish between that which the ego offers versus the pure Truth that is the Light of Love. The ego will forever scrape at your mind, digging ever deeper into your subconscious layers of awareness as the ego feels its tyrannical grip beginning to slip when you start to allow the Light to return to your darkened mind. The ego fears the Light, for within the Light of Truth, the ego’s illusions will not just disappear - they will be recognized as the nothingness that they have always been. The ego desires continuation at all costs, and as such the ego will attempt any method, no matter how devious, idiotic or asininely vapid, to deceive you. It will inject itself into every thought, all perceptions and every form of awareness, desperately trying to retain its grip on your mind through the paradoxically illogical application of fear to all situations, even when fear clearly has no place within whatever it might be that you are regarding or contemplating at the time that the ego arises again. The Light will not perform any of these actions, for the Light is fully assured of its own Nature, as well as your Nature, with a complete certainty that extends throughout all of time and far beyond all that time could ever encompass. The Light of Love was Created for you, as it was Created for all of the Children of God, for it was clear when they first attempted to believe that it could have ever been possible to exist without the Grace of God that they would need an eternal and perfect beacon to call them Home, at just the time when they were each individually ready to finally set down the ego and to accept in its place their infinite Perfection. All that you fear serves only to both paralyze your mind and to blind your sight to the infinite beauty that unfolds within every moment of life, a beauty so complete that it is not to be contemplated, understood or rationalized in any form - it is merely to be Experienced with a quiet mind and a peaceful soul. The ego will have none of this, for the ego is quite literally fear incarnate, an arising of desolation and desperation that will never find a cessation until the time when your body must fail and you will alight from it, freed again to perceive all of Creation clearly. But it is not necessary or even appropriate for you to delay your Return to Love until the moment when your body collapses and succumbs to physical death. That is not at all necessary and you are neither asked nor expected to spend an entire lifetime dwelling within a body and believing the construct of body-centered awareness that is the ego, forever ignoring the Light that surrounds you on all sides, asking to be allowed to return to the forefront of your consciousness so that all that has always been unreal can be released in favor of all that is eternally Complete. You were not Created so that you might be punished in any form for the simplest of errors - the error of imagining a world that might in any way justify a conception and appearance of being separated from God. You are not separated from your Creator. The Light remains forever ensconced and accessible within the center of your heart, perhaps massively overlayed by so many other beliefs that it appears, as this time, to be genuinely invisible to you. But it is not. It can always been found, as it is but one of the many Gifts of God, all of which were Given without attachments, requirements or any need for justification in any form. The Light of Love is not simply in you - it is you, through and through, available at all times and forever accompanying you as you journey through your dream world of ego-based contemplative exercises, wishing only that you might finally be ready to release the ego’s lies so that the Light can be allowed to be seen and Experienced by your entirely healed mind. Give up all that you fear, for all that is Real is Love and there is nothing that is actually Real that is not Love. There is simply nothing else, Child of God. All of the majesty, glory and sovereignty of God is yours as well. You have elected to look away from it, believing that you are but a minuscule body, a tiny arising of physically-based consciousness that must be extinguished when your physical form ceases to exist. This could not possibly be father from the Truth. All that you need has already been Given to you. All of the Light of Love that you will ever need to guide you out of the dark night of fear and into the gloriously bright Light of Truth already exists at the center of your heart. Allow all that the ego has attempted to convince you of to fall away, knowing that it was merely the trappings and mad utterances of an insane idea, so certain of its reality that it managed, if but for an amazingly short time, to convince you that you could be in any way limited, restricted or - above all else - unworthy in any way at all. You are not. You are the Light, Child of God. When you are ready to accept the Glory of your Creation and your eternal existence as one of a nearly infinite variety of Lights that illuminate the entire Universe with Love, you will discover that you have always been exactly where you should be - at Home, held safely within the Heart of God, now and forever.