Extension is a corollary to projection but it yields a different effect. Projection is an attempt to disown a feeling or idea by casting it outside of oneself. Extension strengthens the idea or feeling through sharing with another. It recognizes our shared interest in awakening from the dream of separate bodies in an illusory world, and serves that purpose by honoring those shared interests. Projection is driven by fear, extension by love. Both are aspects of separation but only extension – always undertaken in conjunction with the Holy Spirit – actually undoes separation.
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