Time is cruel to the special relationship.

We seek happiness in a relationship with that one perfect man or woman. The dream is that there is someone out there who is meant for you, who fits you perfectly, and when you find this person then life is complete.

The dream is that salvation is to be found in the special relationship. The problem is that the dream becomes more important than the person.

“The ideal of the unholy relationship thus becomes one in which the reality of the other does not enter to spoil the dream; and the less the other really brings to the relationship, the better it becomes. Thus, the attempt at union becomes a way to exclude even the one with whom union is sought.” -A Course in Miracles

When two people form a special relationship, they make a deal. The deal is that both parties must separate themselves off from the world in order to become everything to each other. This comes with a set of rules and expectations that are so unrealistic that, to maintain the illusion, truth must be hidden.

The couple will stop at nothing: arguing, deceiving, making guilty, controlling and manipulating. In time, there is no love and no closeness – only resentment and loneliness. The disciplined few go on in this state of familiar misery until death – which is considered success in this world.

Perfect love is not possible within the special relationship. Salvation requires the knowing of what perfect love is, and how to love yourself. Love is total honesty, acceptance, and giving. When you know what love is, you hold no one hostage to cruelty and attack. In love, nobody is desperate and there need be no rules and no sacrifice. Be love and extend it to the world. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Love is total acceptance combined with perfect honesty.

If love is to exist, then there can be no limit to the boundaries of acceptance and no limits to the boundaries of honesty.

Total acceptance and perfect honesty must be mutual, always, and without exception.

Any rules beyond this or other than this always work against love.

Now you cannot be hurt because you have placed total faith in love. Love, itself, will take care of everything.

We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Love is the truth.

There are no levels to truth; only the true and the false.

There are no conflicting truths; rather, all truth is one.

That which is false is nothing, has no value, and can only be considered error.

Nothing can be gained through attack, manipulation, or exploitation.

Anything obtained in dishonesty, while it may appear as gain in this world, ultimately will be lost and will cause great suffering.

Sin is where love is not. -A Course in Miracles

We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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You cannot be faithful to two masters who ask conflicting things of you. (A Course in Miracles)

We cannot pick and choose reality for fantasy or truth for illusion. Attempt to keep fantasy real in any way and you remain lost in doubt and fear. Your reality becomes filled with endless unanswerable questions, “what if” scenarios, worries and regrets.

If spirit is real and you are spirit…if love is real and you are love…then why choose to keep some things hidden? Why not be the truth and live the truth? Be fully what you are. Love and you will be loved. Be honest and receive honesty. Offer help and receive help.

There is no lack in this world, only a belief in separation that keeps us isolated and struggling. We attack and steal from each other rather than creating true value by serving. We are hiding our truths, avoiding our bliss, doubting the very nature of what we are – and for what? Because that is what we have been taught by a world designed to enslave us.

The truth shall set you free. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.   

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Your function is not little; and it is only by finding your function and fulfilling it that you can escape from littleness.

The world would make you little, indeed. The vast majority are enslaved by mental conditioning that ultimately only enriches the few.

An entire economic and legal system is imposed upon us by force, only so that the few can amass great wealth with little effort. They think they are smarter than us, because they are willing to do deals that rob us and cause us great stress and suffering. We are are being farmed as a crop or livestock.

The only way out, we are told, is to become just like them...perpetuate this system and enjoy the rewards. This is littleness, and allegiance to this system is not the destiny of a son of God. We are called to invent, and put our faith in alternate systems—systems of love. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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What is hidden has no value

Can safety be found in keeping truth to yourself and presenting falseness instead?

We may rationalize that presence, a calm smile and peaceful silence will be enough to inspire and transform others. It’s not and it doesn’t.

This choice to hide your faith, to be superficial or inauthentic, renders you powerless and your existence meaningless. No value can be found in falseness. Offer instead the gift of truth by teaching.

The world is spiritually ignorant and, for this reason alone, humanity is lost in the darkness of egoic insanity and suffering. If you have awakened through spiritual teachings, then share your wisdom. Unleash something of great value into a world crying for your help.

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