A Course in Miracles teaches that there are two primary emotions: love and fear. You can live with love-based thinking or fear-based thinking and the two cannot coexist in the same moment. Furthermore, fear doesn’t really exist. Fear is the false perception of a lack of love.
We all want, at our core, to be loved and to love – unconditionally. We want to be embraced by truth and acceptance. We want to belong. Fear and negative emotions arise from the perception that we are not loved. It is the illusion that we are separate from one another that leads us to strive to be loved. Fear is the result of thinking that there is a chance that you are not loved – but, that is impossible.
In reality, love is who we innately are and therefore we cannot be anything but love. We are all connected to one another through the divine. Divine energy is Love. Our true nature is unity through love. If we could all uncover that truth – that light – within us, there would no longer be a need to live in the dark – in fear. If we could all trust in the divine and in ourselves, then we would be able to rise above the false creations born of fear.
Think of what would happen if each of us embraced that truth. If we stopped waging war within, we could stop waging war without. We belittle ourselves through negative self-talk, self-doubt, and self-loathing because we fear that we are not good enough and therefore will not be loved.
We must see that we are worthy, we are loved, and we are deserving of happiness and peace. If we could put down the internal weapons that we wield against ourselves, we could put down the weapons that we wield against others and stop waging war in the hopes of finding love, bliss, and peace.
If we could learn to really feel and embrace our emotions – positive and negative – they would inform us of whether we are living in light or dark; love or fear; bliss or despair; peace or turmoil. Through our emotions we can hear the messages from our soul which are calling us back to the truth – pure love.
Your soul is calling you back to your unity with Love. Listen to your heart and embrace your emotions – they are your compass. Feel what thoughts and actions lead you toward love and follow them.