Lesson 127

  • Love Has No Opposite
  • Perhaps you think that different kinds of love
  • are possible. Perhaps you think there is
  • a kind of love for this, a kind for that.,
  • a way of loving one, another way
  • of loving still another. Love is one –
  • it has no separate parts and no degrees,
  • no kinds nor levels, no divergencies
  • and no distinctions. It is like itself,
  • unchanged throughout. It never alters with
  • a person or a circumstance. It is
  • the heart of god and also of his son.
  • Love’s meaning is obscure to anyone
  • who thinks that love can change. He does not see
  • that changing love must be impossible.
  • And thus he thinks that he can love at times
  • and hate at other times. He also thinks
  • that love can be bestowed on one and yet
  • remain itself although it is withheld
  • from others. To believe these things of love
  • is not to understand it. If it could
  • make such distinctions, it would have to judge
  • between the righteous and the sinner, and
  • perceive the son of god in separate parts.
  • Love cannot judge – as it is one itself,
  • it looks on all as one; its meaning lies
  • in oneness and it must elude the mind
  • that thinks of it as partial or in part.
  • There is no love but god’s and all of love
  • is his. There is no other principle
  • that rules where love is not – love is a law
  • without an opposite. Its wholeness is
  • the power holding everything as one,
  • the link between the father and the son
  • which holds them both forever as the same.
  • No course whose purpose is to teach you to
  • remember what you really are could fail
  • to emphasize that there can never be
  • a difference in what you really are
  • and what love is. Love’s meaning is your own
  • and shared by god himself – for what you are
  • is what he is. There is no love but his.
  • And what he is is everything there is.
  • There is no limit placed upon himself
  • and so are you unlimited as well.
  • No law the world obeys can help you grasp
  • love’s meaning. “What the world believes” was made
  • to hide love’s meaning and to keep it dark
  • and secret. There is not one principle
  • the world upholds but violates the truth
  • of what love is and what you are as well.
  • Seek not within the world to find your self;
  • love is not found in darkeness and in death.
  • Yet it is perfectly apparent to
  • the eyes that see and ears that hear love’s voice.
  • Today we practice making free your mind
  • of all the laws you think you must obey,
  • of all the limits under which you live
  • and all the changes that you think are part
  • of human destiny. Today we take
  • the largest single step this course requests
  • in your advance t’wards its established goal.
  • If you achieve the faintest glimmering
  • of what love means today you have advanced
  • in distance without measure and in time
  • beyond the count of years to your release.
  • Let us together, then, be glad to give
  • some time to god today and understand
  • there is no better use for time than this.
  • For fifteen minutes twice today escape
  • from every law in which you now believe.
  • Open your mind and rest. The world that seems
  • to hold you prisoner can be escaped
  • by anyone who does not hold it dear.
  • Withdraw all value you have place upon
  • its meager offerings and senseless gifts,
  • and let the gift of god replace them all.
  • Call to your father, certain that his voice
  • will answer. He himself has promised this.
  • And he himself will place a spark of truth
  • within your mind wherever you give up
  • a false belief, a dark illusion of
  • your own reality and what love means.
  • He will shine through your idle thoughts today
  • and help you understand the truth of love.
  • In loving gentleness he will abide
  • with you, as you allow his voice to teach
  • love’s meaning to your clean and open mind,
  • and he will bless the lesson with his love.

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