2-60. Do not try to live the life of another. Every Soul has its own Path back to God. Whether crossing or diverging, they can never be exchanged.
The entire basis of all of the insane formulations, objectifications and comparisons of the ego is found simply in a blatantly impossible attempt to convince you that you might ever have wanted to be anyone other than exactly who you are. How could this be possible? You were Created by God. You were not Created to live the life of another. You were Created for your life - just as it has been, as it is now and as it will be in the future. This is your Path - this is your life. Not anyone else’s life, no matter how much your ego will scream at you about how it believes that the life of another must automatically and magically be better than your own. You do not know their pain. You do not know their joy. Both their wounds and their healing are not for you. They walk upon a Path that was solely set out before them, Perfect in every way, for all that God Creates is Perfect. It is the Nature of God to be Perfect and God will not deviate from God’s Nature in any way, for any reason. The ego knows none of this. The ego is blind, and so it scrounges around in its own darkness, seeking always for comparisons and relationships to base its judgment upon, a process of evaluation that has no equivalency in Truth, for the ego is nothing and Truth is Everything. But the ego will rail against this concept, fearing it utterly for the ego is truly the embodiment of fear now apparently made real, attempting to deceive you into believing that the Path of another must be somehow preferable to your own. This is not True. It has never been True and it will never be, for to attempt to second guess the Will of God is a notion and proposition so devoid of any value that only an illusion such as the ego could ever think to propose that it might actually be beneficial for you in anyway. It is simply not. The degree to which you are willing to surrender to this Truth, accepting the Path that God has Chosen for your Awakening to Truth, will govern the rapidity with which you progress down your own personal Path back to God. You can delay - that is absolutely acceptable. A great many have delayed, seeking any answer but the one so clearly laid out in front of them, patrolling the entire world in search of a solution to a problem that just does not exist. Cowering away from your Path, attempting to subvert the Will of God or seeking solace and comfort in others will not Serve you. They can not take away your pain and they cannot give you the Guidance that only your heart can provide. They can certainly act as temporary shelters, appearing to ease your burdens and distracting you from the Call of God that resonates throughout all of time, requesting your Presence within the Kingdom of Heaven. But what good does this provide to you or to them? To attempt to bury your head in their arms, ludicrously wishing in vain that you might not have to hear, and eventually answer, the Call of God - how can that possibly represent the actions of an Awakened heart? You merely delay the inevitable, surrounding yourself with companions that also wish to be distracted by you, so that you can both try to blot out the Light of Love in favor of the love that you believe you share. That you can love another is absolutely true. But Love in its highest form is reserved solely for you - it is Given from you to you, in an infinite cycle of healing and expansion, until all that you held against God, whether you knew or not that you were experiencing some form of resentment at the apparent difficulties that you have been Called to face, is finally released in favor of Faith. This Faith is infinitely simple, yet equally and infinitely liberating. You are to be liberated from any concept of restriction in any form. You are not just a tiny body, walking upon the face of an enormous planet, destined to wither and perish and the end of your days, seemingly having learned nothing from your time here in this beautiful world. You are here to thrive, grow, change and evolve, Returning to God and to Love while still incarnate, freeing yourself from all that you thought to be restrictive in any way whatsoever. This is your Path. It is a Return to the Divine, for God has never left you and you have never - in Truth - left God in any way at all. Your personal Path through the myriad forests of thought, the plains of desolation caused by attachment to the love of others and the seemingly immense challenges that God has apparently set before you may very well, at times, intersect with the Paths of others. But they are not placed on your Path to carry you further onwards. Neither can you carry them. You can not walk their Path for them and they cannot walk your Path for you. You must take every single step wholly on your own and most importantly - of your own complete volition. Always remember that your Free Will is absolutely inviolate. It will never be altered or taken from you, for it is one of the many Gifts of God and as such, it is absolutely and utterly Complete. You will take each step down your Path when you are ready… and not one moment before you are. You will know these steps for with each one taken, a thousand lifetimes of burden, strife, pain and anguish will be removed, forever lightening your presumed load of mental and emotional contrivances until there is simply nothing left. You needed none of the parcels and accoutrements that you acquired during your earlier journeys upon your Path. They no longer serve you - set them down now, for you’ve carried them for much too long. You have need of nothing to permit you entry into the Kingdom of God, for you are already Home. You will not enter with any assembly of materials, references to cite, proof of pains overcome or triumphs accomplished, for none of these processes of acquisition and eventual release are required by God in any way. You are asked to Return just as you were when you were Created - as an unburdened Soul, stripped bare of all of the illusions of the ego, now restored to the resplendent Light that you Are, finally willing to See God just as God has always Seen you - as Perfection Itself.