No greater Love than to accept happiness. Wow.
We associate love with sacrifice. We think love involves denying happiness for ourselves to give someone else happiness. We don't notice that this belief is based on separation and duality. And in duality, someone wins and someone loses.
In the Awareness of Love, there is unity and there is Oneness. In Oneness there is no sacrifice, because there is wholeness and happiness everywhere, always. The thought of sacrifice is meaningless when Oneness is accepted and known. Only our stubborn belief in the disaster of our projected world prevents accepting and knowing what is eternally Present and True. This is why we can let it all go in any Holy Instant we choose. We give the world and everything in it all the meaning that it has. Like a movie, without an audience it is nothing.
"You have never given any problem to the Holy Spirit He has not solved for you, nor will you ever do so. You have never tried to solve anything yourself and been successful. Is it not time you brought these facts together and made sense of them?" -- A Course in Miracles, Chapter 16, Section II, 9:1-3
I love the irony in the above quote, because it calls lightly to us to laugh at the absurdity of it all, rather than make it all seem so heavy and real. Instead of sitting in the dark in this theater of the absurd, we can Awaken.
"This is the year for the application of the ideas that have been given you. For the ideas are mighty forces, to be used and not laid idly by." -- A Course in Miracles, Chapter 16, Section II, 9:4-5
It is up to us to allow the Truth to permeate all our thoughts, all our actions, and all our perceptions. What we do comes from what we think, and what we think arises from the ideas we habitually focus our awareness on. This is all there is to it. We are giving our awareness to Truth, or we are sitting in the dark theater, focusing only on the grim illusions we have projected because we prefer them to Love.
"This year invest in Truth, and let it work in peace." -- A Course in Miracles, Chapter 16, Section II, 9:7
We who have treasured our painful and crazy perception of a world gone mad, can also forgive it and let it go. How hard is it to let steam rise and disappear? Letting go of illusions is no harder than this! Simply bring all your insane beliefs to the Holy Spirit and let them go. And allow the Truth to reveal the Love that is All, and Everything. Let Truth work in peace. There is no greater Love than to accept this, and be glad!
Have a blessed and holy holiday, and an Awakened New Year!