“When you decided to forsake the arms of love, your Heavenly Mother had no choice but to let you go. She did what every loving mother does in those circumstances: made sure that you had everything you needed to be safe and sound, and that you could return without complication when you wished.” Choose Only Love bk.4, 2:III
God is given to the feminine in this quotation, an emphasis that He is the All, though He does not have gender at all. By using the “Heavenly Mother,” this quotation lets us know that “She” let go, she did so out of love. We can and we do return to God’s way, and this can be “without complication,” which I think means that we will not be judged for our lapse.
A Course of Love makes the same statements. When we rebelled, thinking we would make a world that we liked better than staying One with God, He “let go.” (In A Course of Love, the masculine pronouns are used.) What difficulty has emerged in our lives! And now we want, like the Prodigal Son, to return–which means to heal the separation. And the separation is a separation from God.
How do we heal this division? We turn aside, ever so gently, from fear. And we stop judging, ourselves as well as others, our brothers and sisters on this journey. According to A Course of Love, these two aspects of our life–fear and judgment–are all that are keeping us from Christ-consciousness.
If we love enough, dropping the fear and judgment is easy. When enthralled by love, and Love from God, we can see this.
May our day go smoothly as we seek to love ever more deeply. May the mellow feeling of Christ-consciousness enfold us today.