We were created perfect, however, we didn’t believe it so we added things to us. Our return to love happens when we chip away all the excess we’ve added. We must remove the fearful thinking, the what if thinking, and the we must strive and strive and strive just to be accepted thinking. Acknowledging that we are loved and loveable just the way we are is not arrogant. It is humble. It is authentic.
Enlightened people do not have anything we don’t have. They have the perfect love inside of them as do we. The difference is they don’t have anything else. There every action stems from love, unconditional love that recognizes that we are all connected, that we are all one. Enlightened ones show the rest of us our evolutionary potential. They point the way.
We can do it ourselves or we can let our lives be directed by the same force that makes flowers grow. To trust the force that moves the universe is faith, visionary faith. Faith is believing the universe is on our side, and that it knows what its doing. Faith is a psychological awareness of the unfolding force of good, constantly at work in all dimensions. Our attempts to direct this force only interferes with it. Our willingness to relax into it allows it to work on our behalf.
The internal equivalent to oxygen is love. We need both to survive. Human relationships exist to produce love. When we pollute our relationships with unloving thoughts or attitudes, we threaten our emotional survival. As surely as lack of oxygen will kill us, so will lack of love.
CITE: Williamson, M. (1996). A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.