One of the most powerful blocks to the awareness we are loved unconditionally is the idea of sacrifice. Sacrifice arises solely from the belief we are guilty. It is our primary justification for pain and suffering. In the ego’s up-side-down perception, to sacrifice for someone is seen as a way to show your love for them. In truth, since it imposes a condition to loving it is an attack on love. Sacrifice is what the ego uses in place of forgiveness to “atone” for its guilt. When sacrifice in any form seems loving, remind yourself that this feeling began with guilt and can only separate you from the love you want.