Reality cannot threaten anything but illusions. (A Course in Miracles)
The process of awakening requires no sacrifice. “The only source of fear in this process is what you think you will lose.” – A Course in Miracles
Spirit will never ask you to sacrifice anything. It will, however, expose your illusions. To awaken is to open your eyes. What is real will be in your field of vision. What was imagined will vanish in an instant.
Awakening as the still observer of the mind will fundamentally change your life. Dysfunction and suffering will be repelled from you. Sometimes this takes the form of losing contact with a friend or family member. If you do experience loss after awakening, it is only the necessary loss of illusion.
Now you are a perfect expression of love and acceptance. You have also claimed your freedom to be. Those around you, who may remain in the egoic state, will not like how you have changed. Their ego is not getting what it wants. It may be shocking for you to discover that, after all, you were not loved for who you are; rather, kept around merely to play your role and to serve your purpose.
When illusion is exposed, nothing can be lost but what was unreal all along. Only the truth remains. True love endures. The value you create and the way you serve other people continue to be honored and valued. The beautiful being that you are will finally be accepted and appreciated. You are now free to fulfill the purpose of your life as you exist in perfect love, peace, freedom and abundance.