“Original intent has everything to do with the nature of things for orig¬inal intent is synonymous with cause. The original intent of this chosen experience was the expression of the Self of love in observable form. This original intent or cause formed the true nature of the personal self capable of being observed in relationship. The displacement of the original intent, while it did not change the original cause, formed a false nature for the personal self. This displacement of the original intent can be simply stated as the displacement of love with fear. It is as simple as that. Yet the way in which each of you have interpreted this displacement has come to seem quite complex.” (ACOL, T4:3.4)
We chose fear when we imagined ourselves alone and lonely, isolated in a world bereft of God. We thought, erroneously, that He had abandoned us because we had been disobedient. Yet we had merely been playing a game of separation, wondering if we could make something that we would like better than what God had created for us to enjoy. If we, in our physical forms, had not imagined that we were separate from God, there would have been no cause for suffering and pain, no cause to believe that we were isolated and had fallen from grace. This game became very real to us, and it is our blessing now to retreat from it, for we know that being loving children of God, reestablished in His good graces, is all that our heart could ever desire.
Our original intent was to experience life in observable form, physical form. We lost that original intent when we lapsed into fear; though we still occupied observable form, physical form, we thought that the encased body was all we could depend upon. So we retreated into fear. A bad choice.
God, acting from the Christ-Self deep within us, has always given us the outer circumstances that would take us back home as fast as we would allow. If we wish the pathway back to be a swift walk, then so be it. It will be a swift walk. When our minds are made up to return to peace above all else, we reach out to God and find that His arms have always been enfolding us.
Thank You for creating the circumstances that would allow me to return to you forthwith. I very much love and appreciate the warmth that I feel from You. My fears just dissipate when I experience the warmth that you send in my direction. Yes, you are living through me, and it behooves me to give You a good day.