Ask: It makes me sad to think I will never see my loved ones again...
If what you say about death is true it makes me sad to think that I will never see my loved ones again. This is how I have coped with their deaths… (December 7, 2012)
What you are actually feeling is fear of lack of Love (God; Truth). True Love is your Being and is always within you. But because the personal thought system (ego) is the denial of your Being it teaches you to look outward for its version of “love” (attachment). One place it teaches you to look for love is in the specialness of others. When they pass away it tells you that you have lost love. To deal with your pain it then tells you that you can hope to find this love again after you “die”. As usual, it does not address the actual source of your pain: your perception that Love is outside of you. It also does not address your pain now. Instead it tells you to hope to find relief for your current pain in a future that never arrives. Is it really comforting to think that Love comes and goes with passing forms? Does it really relieve your pain to think that Love is not here now but may be found in the future?
There is no lack or loss in the Truth within you. True Love does not come and go. Use painful personal experiences as reminders to turn inward and grow your awareness of Truth. Your awareness of Truth will bring you ongoing peace, even in the midst of the limitation, lack, and loss of the personal experience. You will accept that this is a passing experience; not Reality. True Love is with you always.
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