..love brings up everything unlike itself for
the purpose of healing.
Love and fear have opposite effects on you. The principal effect of fear is that it prevents you from seeing where love is present, whereas love helps you to see where you are afraid. Love makes you conscious. It switches a light on in your mind. This light brings everything into view. You can see into every corner of your mind. Love does not judge, so nothing is hidden… Love exposes the fears you identify with, the secret shame you haven’t forgiven, the old wounds not yet released, and every other unloving thought that blocks the awareness of love’s presence.
Love’s awareness helps you to look into a fear to see if everything is really there. You cannot get to the truth if you avoid a fear, or judge a fear, or are afraid of a fear. Love brings fear into full view so that you can see if there is a message for you, a lesson for you, or even a gift for you. This is how love heals fear. This is how love helps you to be fully present, undefended, and open to your life. Love brings up everything unlike itself so that you can let go of fear and be the loving person you truly are.
Robert Holden, Loveability: Knowing How to Live and Be Loved.