LOVE – A COURSE IN MIRACLES
The Course in Miracles made many essential points about Love:
What is not love is always fear, and nothing else.
– To create is to love. Love extends outward simply because it cannot be contained.
– Whenever you deny a blessing to a brother, YOU will feel deprived. This is because denial is as total as love.
It is as impossible to deny part of the Sonship as it is to love it in part.
Nor is it possible to love it totally AT TIMES. You CANNOT
be totally committed SOMETIMES.
– If you would look upon Love, which IS the world’s reality, how could you do better than to recognize, in every defense against it, the underlying appeal FOR it?
– The Holy Spirit’s Love is your strength, for yours is divided, and therefore not real.
– The attraction of love for love remains irresistible.
For it is the function of love to unite all things unto itself, and to hold
all things together by extending its wholeness.
– You cannot understand how much your Father loves you, for there is no parallel in your experience of the world to help you understand it.
There is nothing on earth with which it can compare, and nothing
you have ever felt, APART from Him,
that resembles it ever so faintly.
The Course advice is:
Your task is NOT to seek for love, but merely to seek
that you have built AGAINST it.
It is NOT necessary to seek for what is true, but it IS necessary to seek for what is FALSE.
– When you want ONLY love you will see nothing else. Love is recognized by its messengers. If you make it manifest, its messengers will come to you, because you INVITED them.
But love EVERYTHING He created, of which YOU are part,
or you cannot learn of His peace and accept
His gift for yourself and as yourself.
– For if love is SHARING, how can you find it except through ITSELF? Offer it and it will come to you, because it is drawn to itself. But offer attack and it will remain hidden, for it can live only in peace.
– But exempt no one from your love, or you will be hiding
a dark place in your minds, where the Holy Spirit
is not welcome.
And you will exempt yourself from His healing power, for by not offering total love, YOU will not be healed completely. Healing must be as complete as fear,
for love cannot enter where there is one spot of fear
to mar its welcome.
You can love ONLY as God loves. Seek not to love UNLIKE Him,
for there IS no love apart from His.
Until you recognize that this is true, you will have no idea WHAT LOVE IS LIKE.