Best ACIM Podcast Website does not compromise that we are all guiltless and no error has occurred. To know this, you have to learn to recognize the forgiveness to destroy judgments which requires honesty and discernment since they seem so right, nice, kind and necessary. In this third article, we are going to bring empathy into the discussion and how the ego uses it to judge errors of sickness, pain, suffering, misfortune and being treated unfairly as a means to hide (destroy) Love and keep you stuck in ego judgments. All four (4) aspects of forgiveness to destroy get used in the ego’s version of empathy which is false empathy.
How the ego goes about this is something we see (judge) and act on everyday. While most consider attack to only be a verbal or a physical assault, it is really a denial of the Truth (Love) in whatever form it shows up. In false empathy, the ways in which the ego hides Love is more covert: It gets you to see (judge) and join (agree) in its conditional love by having your heart go out in compassion for these ego conditions thus making them appear through its magic act. Ego’s false love is conditional since the conditions are only those of the ego.
The definition of empathy is: “The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” Out of this, ‘share’ is the key word as it relates to the Law of Extension: What you share, or extend, is what you want to keep in your mind.
It comes down to being honest about what you are really sharing and that is difference between false empathy and true empathy. You are either sharing the weakness (many conditions and false truths) of the ego or the strength of God (the One Truth, Love).
False empathy shares the ego’s weakness despite the “kind” judgment that it will help. Using the ego mind as cause only shares ego aspects of sin, guilt and fear in their fragmented forms since it is nothing more than a judgmental thought system. Judgments are (1) decisions with (2) conclusions or meanings assigned to them.
Decision: Ego loves your heart to go out to someone because they are sick, in pain, suffering, have been treated unfairly or some other misfortune.