It should be easy to understand that when angry conflict is born this anger scenario leads to attack.
Even the thoughts of condemnation types of judgment are attacks. Thoughts are either real or unreal.
A thought will either project an image or it will extend by reflection of the light of truth.
Everything in this world is either true or false and of love or fear, with no in between.
That said, nothing is partly real, almost true, or slightly unreal.
Our Source of life is only love, and only joyful and peaceful experiences result. Only real thoughts of love—which is truth, unity, and wholeness—can extend.
A projected image does not extend because it is imagined thought. The thought perceives an image.
An extension cord extends the electricity, but it surely doesn’t project it. Do you project love, or do you extend your heart?
Try to see clearly this spiritual metaphysical principle from A Course in Miracles:
- Awakening with forgiveness undoes all errors in this respect, and thus uproots the source of fear. Whenever you experience God’s reassurances as threat, it is always because you are defending misplaced or misdirected loyalty.
Your loveless thoughts project images of attack and can be seen as a portrayal of your life if this is the thought system you choose.
The way anger plays to our fears may not be so easily accepted.
(When you’re finished here check out a related article on getting rid of fears that keep you from living your life dream.)
Anger and fear are always involved in the projection of the self-made thoughts that are separate from your Source. Consider being at a movie theater.
Have you ever had the image on the projection screen extend itself into your lap? Hardly.
The image of angry conflict is projected and there it remains until you turn on the light, lift the screen, or turn off the projector. The clarity of the image depends on the brightness of the light in the room.
The image may seem real, but it doesn’t last. The image has no real source, because somewhere it ends. Sooner or later, it perishes.
The thought of God is His Love or Truth, which is one and the same and extends lovingly and truthfully with no end or no limit.
Think about it, have you ever known a conceivable limit on the truth?
Have you ever known love to be unreal?
The images we do project are our responsibility, not God’s, because we made them outside His Thought.
When we blame others for angry conflict, we only fragment through projection more separated thoughts, making for an unreal, confusing show of images.
We get angry from images of being attacked. But we see our own attack on someone as justified and believe we’re in no way responsible for it.
Actually, we feel it is our right or an entitlement when blame supports it.
With these sorts of beliefs, we conclude that the other individual is equally ready for attack rather than love.
What else can be expected from this insane unreal picture other than strategies for conflict, or even war?
Why do I say angry conflict is an unreal picture?
After all, I see it with my eyes and have emotional responses to what I see. What is real is of God and extends forever.
A projection involving angry conflict has no traceable real Source.
The image can only be traced back to its projector, which is manmade and of a separate thought—that cannot be whole, because of its separate status.
We can say the Garden of Eden’s “bitten apple” is the symbolic beginning of separated thought which formed images.
The tree of knowledge projected a thought of the unknown: “Hmmm, how curious, a tree that has knowledge. Shall I taste its fruit to see what flavor I may find?”
(Please note I must also add another related article on anger and conflict: Image your anger as a ball of fire next time when you are upset.)
Miracles are associated with fear only because of the belief that darkness can hide. You believe that what your physical eyes cannot see does not exist. This leads to a denial of spiritual sight.