LOVE versus FEAR



Updated: 6 March 2021

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There are really only two emotions in the Physical Universe - those being LOVE and FEAR. All other emotions are just variations on these two primary states of emotion. LOVE is the emotion associated with a 'knowing' that everything in the Universe is an expression of a Singularity (which I choose to call Source, and most others call God) and is therefore interconnected, whereas FEAR is the emotion underlying the illusory perception of being separate from Source. The following article compares these two states of consciousness.

Alex Paterson ( February 2003)


LOVE is an expression of the Oneness that underlies all reality associated with a deep felt knowing (usually through the auspices of some deep personal spiritual experience) that everything is an expression of Source and that nothing (no-thing) can exist outside Source. By contrast, FEAR is rooted in the illusory perception of separation from Source that pervades the the realms of perception, of which the Physical Universe is but just one example.

LOVE expresses itself as an urge towards unity, whereas FEAR is a result of the perception of dis-unity that is part and parcel of the dream of separation that defines the Physical Universe. (i.e. The 'them' versus 'me' syndrome associated with the isolation currently experienced by most humans)

LOVE is rooted in a state of 'knowing', whereas FEAR is based entirely upon 'beliefs', which are at best incomplete, but almost always false.

LOVE knows the difference between 'knowing' and 'believing', whereas FEAR is unaware of the difference and believes they are one and the same. (see 'Belief versus Knowing' by Alex Paterson)

LOVE knows that existence is eternal and that 'time' is an illusion. FEAR believes 'time' is real and as such is only aware of the temporal nature of physical existence.

LOVE recognises the perfection underlying all processes in the Universe, whereas FEAR thinks the Universe is imperfect.

LOVE knows that all the circumstances a Being finds itself in have been created entirely by a higher aspect of itself for the purpose of experience. As such, LOVE knows that deep within all experience lies perfect safety, whereas FEAR perceives potential threats all around it and believes the Universe to be unsafe.

LOVE knows that physical death is simply a change of state, that consciousness is eternal and survives physical death. FEAR believes death is final and that consciousness ceases upon death. LOVE welcomes physical death as an old friend because it knows that existence in the realms of perception is an evolutionary process serving only one real purpose, namely to wake up from the dream of separation and return home to God. Fear is terrified of death and will do almost anything to avoid it, including the killing other Beings in order to perpetrate its perception of existence and avoid what it thinks is annihilation.

LOVE knows that everything in the Universe is an expression of Itself and that so called 'enemies' are just aspects of Itself mirroring facets of its psyche (i.e. Soul) that need to be addressed and healed through the process of unconditional love and forgiveness. LOVE knows that at a higher level of existence all enemies are really just loving friends acting out a role in Love's play for the purpose of experience. By contrast, FEAR believes its enemies are truly separate Beings bent on harming it.

LOVE knows that 'true' love is unconditional, meaning it judges nothing (no-thing). LOVE knows that "conditional love" is by definition an oxymoron. FEAR expresses an emotion called "conditional love" believing it to be "love", but it is not.

LOVE responds by taking full responsiblity its circumstances whereas FEAR reacts by blaming others.

LOVE is an expression of Truth whereas FEAR is the result of Illusion (i.e. Maya). FEAR could be correctly described as being "False Expectations Appearing Real".

At its essence, SOURCE is uncondituional LOVE and as such love is the only 'real' (authentic) energy in the Universe. All else is just illusion (Maya) associated with the game of separation that defines the realms of perception.

Copyright Alex Paterson 2003




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