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T 5 I. The Eternal Fixation

T 5 I. The Eternal Fixation

T 5 I 1. The concept of “set” is among the better psychological  percepts. Actually, it is used quite frequently in the Bible, and also  here, under many different terms. “God will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed (or set) on Thee because he trusteth in Thee.”

  • Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,  whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

T 5 I 2. The pronouns here are confusing without explanation, and the attempt to shift “Thee” to “Him” is a misinterpretation. The statement means that God’s peace is set in the Holy Spiritbecause  it is fixed on God. It is also fixed in you. You, then, ARE fixed in the peace of God.

T 5 I 3. The concept of “fixation” is a very helpful one, which Freud understood perfectly. Unfortunately, he lost his understanding because  he was afraid, and as you know all too well, fear is incompatible  with good judgmentFear DISTORTS thinkingand therefore DISorders thought. Freud’s system of thought was extremely ingenious,  because Freud was extremely ingenious. A mind MUST endow its thoughts with its own attributes. This is its inherent STRENGTH, even though it may misuse its power.

T 5 I 4. Freud lost much of the potential value of his own thought  system because, much like Cayce, he did NOT include himself in it. This IS a dissociated state, because the thinker cuts himself off from his thoughts. Freud’s thought was so conflicted that he could not have retained his sanity, as HE saw it, WITHOUT dissociating.  This is why the many contradictions which are quite apparent in his thinking became increasingly less apparent to HIM.

T 5 I 5. A man who knows what fixation REALLY means and does NOT yield to it is terribly afraid. Fixation is the pull of God, on whom your mind IS fixed because of the Holy Spirit’s irrevocable set. “Irrevocable” means “cannot be called back or redirected.” The irrevocable nature of the Holy Spirit’s set is the basis for its  unequivocal voice. The Holy Spirit NEVER changes its mind. Clarity  of thought CANNOT occur under conditions of vacillation. Unless  a mind is fixed in its purpose, it is NOT clear. But clarity literally means the state of light, and enlightenment IS understanding. It stands UNDER perception because you have denied it as the REAL foundation of thought. This is the basis for ALL delusional systems.

T 5 I 6. The concept of fixation, as Freud saw it, has a number of real learning advantages. First, it recognizes that man CAN be fixated at a point in development which does NOT accord with a point in time. This clearly could have been a means toward real release from the time belief, had Freud pursued it with an open mind. But Freud suffered all his life from refusal to allow eternity to dawn upon his mindand enlighten it truly. As a result, he overlooked NOW entirely, and merely saw the continuity of past and future.

T 5 I 7. Second, although he misinterpreted what the Holy Spirit told him, or better, reminded him of, he was too honest to deny more  than he had to, to keep his fear in tolerable bounds, as he perceived the situation. Therefore, he EMPHASIZED that the point in  development at which the mind is fixated is more real to ITSELF  than the external reality with which it DISagrees. This again could have been a powerful RELEASE mechanism, had Freud not decided to involve it in a strong defense system because he perceived it as an attack.

T 5 I 8. Third, although Freud interpreted fixation as irrevocable  danger points to which the mind can always regress, the concept can also be interpreted as an irrevocable call to sanity which the mind cannot LOSE. Freud saw return as a threat to maturity because he did not understand prodigality. He merely interpreted it as squandering.  Actually, “prodigal” also means careful. This confusion between  careful and careless led him to confuse the escape from care with  something desirable. In fact, he even went so far as to equate it quite literally WITH desire.

T 5 I 9. But throughout his thought-system, the “threat” of fixation remained, and could never be completely eliminated by any living human being anywhere. Essentially, this was the basis of his  pessimism. This was personally as well as theoretically the case.  Freud tried every means his very inventive mind could devise to  set up a form of therapy which could enable the mind to escape from  fixation forever, even though he KNEW this was impossible. The knowledge plagued his belief in his own thought-system at every turn, because he was both an honest man and a healer. He was therefore only PARTIALLY insane at the perceptual level, and was unable to relinquish the hope of release even though he could not cope with it.

T 5 I 10. The reason for this amount of detail is because YOU are in the same position. You were eternally fixated on God in your  creation, and the pull of this fixation is so strong that you will never  overcome it. The reason is perfectly clear. The fixation is on a level that is so high that it cannot BE surmounted. You are ALWAYS  being pulled back to your Creator because you belong in Him.

T 5 I 11. Do you REALLY believe you can make a voice that can drown out His? Do you REALLY believe that you can devise a thought-system which can separate you from His? Do you REALLY believe that you can plan for your safety and joy better than He can? You need be neither careful nor careless. You need merely cast all your cares upon Him because He careth for YOU. You ARE His care because He loves you. His voice reminds you always that all hope is yours BECAUSE of His care.

T 5 I 12. You CANNOT choose to escape His care, because that is not His will. But you CAN choose to accept His care, and use the infinite  power OF His care for all those He created BY it. There have been many healers who did not heal themselves. They have not moved mountains by their faith because their faith was not  WHOLE. Some of them have healed the sick at times, but they have not raised the dead. Unless the healer heals HIMSELF, he does NOT believe that there is no order in miracles. He has not learned that EVERY mind that God created is equally worthy of being healed because GOD CREATED IT WHOLE.

T 5 I 13. You are asked merely to return to God the mind as HE created  it. He asks you only for what He gave, knowing that this giving will heal YOU. Sanity IS wholeness. And the sanity of your brothers IS yours. Why should you listen to the endless insane calls which you think are made upon you, when you KNOW the voice of God Himself is in youGod commended His Spirit to youand asks that you commend yours to Him. He wills to keep it in perfect peace  because you are of one mind and Spirit with Him.

  • Psalm 31:5 Into Your hand I commend my spirit;  You have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.  Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice,  He said, “Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit.”  Having said this, He breathed His last.

T 5 I 14. Excluding yourself from the Atonement is the ego’s last-ditch defense of its own existence. It reflects both the ego’s need to  separate, and your willingness to side with its separateness. This  willingness means that YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE HEALED. When  I told Bill that there is “just one more thing,” he heard me very well.  I hope he will hear me as well now. His intelligent mis-hearing of “river” as “rivet” showed that, even though he wanted release, he was not able to cope with it at the time.

T 5 I 15. But the time IS now. You have not been asked to work out the Plan of Salvation yourselves, because, as I told you before, the Remedy is NOT of your makingGod Himself gave you the perfect correction for everything you have made which is not in accord with His Holy Will. I have made His Plan perfectly clear and perfectly explicit to you, and have also told you of your part in His Plan and how urgent it is that you fulfill it.

T 5 I 16. There is time for delay, but there need not be. God weeps at the sacrifice of His children who believe they are lost to Him. The “one more thing” that Bill must learn is merely that he is NOT the one more. He is both ONE and AT ONE. If he will learn this NOW, he will be willing in accord with the last judgment, which is really only the Biblical reminder of the inevitability of self-INCLUSION. This is what “Physician, heal thyself” really means. Bill has  frequently observed for HIMSELF that this is hard to do. He has,  however, been perfectly aware of JUST what YOU should do about it.

T 5 I 17. You might ask him for me whether he does not think he might be dissociating HIMSELF from his own awareness, since he is so clear about the remedy for YOU. You might also remind him that to whatever extent he separates himself from you, he is separating himself from ME. This IS a collaborative venture. Let me therefore return his own ideas to him, so that you can share them and thus help each other to help me.

T 5 I 18. But let me first remind you of something I told you myself. Whenever you are not wholly joyous, it is because you have reacted with a lack of love to some Soul which God createdPerceiving this as sinyou become defensive because you EXPECT ATTACK. The decision to react in that way, however, was YOURS, and can therefore  be undone. It CANNOT be undone by repentance in the usual sense, because this implies guilt. If you allow yourself to feel guilty, you will reinforce the error, rather than allowing it to be undone FOR you.

T 5 I 19. Decisions CANNOT be difficult. This is obvious if you  realize that you must ALREADY have made a decision NOT to be wholly joyous if that is what you feel. Therefore, the first step in the undoing is to recognize that YOU ACTIVELY DECIDED WRONGLY,  BUT CAN AS ACTIVELY DECIDE OTHERWISE.

T 5 I 20. Be very firm with yourselves in this, and keep yourselves fully aware of the fact that the UNDOING process, which does NOT come from you, is nevertheless WITHIN you because God placed it there. YOUR part is merely to return your thinking to the point at which the error was made, and give it over to the Atonement in peace. Say to yourselves the following, as sincerely as you can,  remembering that the Holy Spirit will respond fully to your slightest invitation:

I must have decided wrongly because I am NOT at peace.

I made the decision myself, but I can also decide otherwise.

I WILL to decide otherwise, because I WANT to be at peace.

I do NOT feel guilty, because the Holy Spirit will undo ALL the consequences of my wrong decision IF I WILL LET HIM.

I WILL to let Him by allowing Him to decide for God for me. 

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Daily Soul Message 209-Year4

To see guilt anywhere in anyone for any reason is to make it real.

How you see your brother is how you see yourself;

What you see as real in your brother, you will see in yourself.

This is a law of Mind that is always in effect, even in the world of illusion.

To project your sense of guilt onto your brother and to condemn him will never rid your mind of the guilt you carry.

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T 5 H. Time and Eternity

T 5 H. Time and Eternity

T 5 H 1. The CONTINUING will to remain separated is the only possible reason for continuing guilt feelings. We have said this  before, but we did not emphasize the destructive results of this  decision at that time. ANY decision of the mind will affect both behavior AND experience. And what you willyou EXPECT. This  is NOT delusional. Your mind DOES create your future, and CAN turn it back to full creation at any minute, IF IT ACCEPTS THE ATONEMENT FIRST. It will also turn back to full creation the  instant it has done so. Having given up its thought DISORDER, the proper ordering of thought becomes quite apparent.

T 5 H 2. God in His knowledge is not waiting. But His Kingdom IS bereft while YOU wait. All the Sons of God are waiting for your  return, just as YOU are waiting for THEIRS. Delay does not matter in eternity, but it IS tragic in time. You have elected to be in time rather than in eternity, and have therefore changed your belief in your status. But election is both free and alterable. You do NOT belong in time. Your place is ONLY in eternitywhere God Himself placed you forever.

T 5 H 3. Guilt feelings are the PRESERVERS of time. They induce fears of FUTURE retaliation or abandonment, and thus ensure that the future will remain like the past. This IS the ego’s continuity, and gives it a false sense of security through the belief that you cannot escape from it. But you can and MUST. God offers you the continuity of eternity in exchange. When you will to make this exchange, you will simultaneously  exchange guilt for peace, viciousness for love, and pain for joy.

T 5 H 4. My role is only to unchain your will and make it free. Your egos cannot accept this freedom, and will oppose your free decision at every possible moment, and in every possible way. And as its maker, you KNOW what it can do, because you GAVE IT the ability to do it. The mind does indeed know its power, because the mind does indeed know God. Remember the Kingdom always, and remember that you who are part of it cannot BE lost. The mind that was in me IS in you, for God creates with perfect fairness. Let  the Holy Spirit remind you always of His fairness, and let me teach you how to share it with your brothers. How else can the chance  to claim it for yourself be given you?

  • Philippians 2:5  Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus

T 5 H 5. What you do not understand is that the two voices speak for different interpretations of the same thing simultaneously, or almost simultaneously, for the ego always speaks first.  Alternate interpretations are unnecessary until the first one has been made, and speaking itself was unnecessary before the ego was madeThe ego speaks in judgmentand the Holy Spirit reverses its decisions, much as the Supreme Court has the power to reverse the lower court’s  decision about the laws of this world.

T 5 H 6. The ego’s decisions are ALWAYS wrong, because they are based on a complete fallacy which they are made to uphold.  NOTHING it perceives is interpreted correctly. Not only does it cite scripture for its purpose, but it even interprets scripture as a witness for itself. The Bible is a fearful thing to the ego, because of its prejudiced judgment. Perceiving it as fearful, it interprets it fearfully. Having made YOU afraid, you do not appeal to the higher court, because you believe its judgment would be AGAINST you.

T 5 H 7. We need cite only a few examples to see how the ego’s  interpretations have mislead you.  A favorite ego quotation is “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.” Another is “Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord.” Still another is “I will visit the sins of the fathers unto the third and the fourth generation.” And also, “The wicked shall perish.” There are many others, but if you will let the Holy Spirit re-interpret  these in its own light, they will suffice.

  • 2 Corinthians 9:6  But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
  • Deuteronomy 32:35  Vengeance is Mine, and recompense;  Their foot shall slip in due time; For the day of their calamity is at hand,  and the things to come hasten upon them.
  • Romans 12:19  Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
  • Exodus 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers  upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”
  • Psalm 37:20  But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the LORD, like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away.

T 5 H 8. “As ye sow, so shall ye reap” merely means that what you believe to be worth cultivating you will cultivate in yourself. Your judgment of what is worthy DOES make it worthy for you.

T 5 H 9. “Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord” is easily explained if you remember that ideas increase only by being shared. This quotation therefore emphasizes the fact that vengeance CANNOT be shared. Give it therefore to the Holy Spirit, who will undo it in you because it does not BELONG in your mind, which is part of God.

T 5 H 10. “I will visit the sins of the fathers unto the third and fourth generation,” as interpreted by the ego, is particularly vicious. It is used, in fact, as an attempt to guarantee its survival beyond itself. Actually, all it really means is that the Holy Spirit in later generations  retains the power to interpret CORRECTLY what former generations  have thought, and thus release THEIR thoughts from the ability  to produce fear ANYWHERE in the Sonship.

T 5 H 11”The wicked shall perish” is merely a statement of fact, if the word “perish” is properly understood. Every loveless thought MUST be undone, and even the word “undone” is fearful to the ego, which interprets “I am undone” as “I am destroyed.” The ego will NOT be destroyed, because it is part of YOUR thoughtBut because it is uncreative, and therefore unsharing, it WILL be re-interpreted entirely, to release you from fear.

T 5 H 12. The part of your thought which you have given TO the ego will merely return to the Kingdom, where your whole mind BELONGS.  The ego is a form of ARREST, but arrest is merely delay.  It does NOT involve the concept of police at all, although the ego  welcomes that interpretation. You CAN delay the completion of  the Kingdom, but you CANNOT introduce the concept of ASSAULT into it.

T 5 H 13. When I said “I am come as a light into the world,” I surely came to share this light with you. Remember the symbolic reference we made before to the ego’s dark glass, and remember also that we said “Do not look there.” It is still true that “Where you look to find yourself is up to you.” The Higher Court will not condemn you. It will merely dismiss the case against you. There can BE no case against a child of God, and every witness to guilt in God’s creations is bearing false witness to God Himself.

T 5 H 14. Appeal everything you believe gladly to God’s own Higher Court, because it speaks for Him, and therefore speaks truly. It WILL dismiss the case against you, however carefully YOU have built it. The case may be fool-proof, but it is NOT God-proof.  The voice for God will not hear it at all, because it can only witness truly. Its verdict will always be “Thine is the Kingdom,” because it was given you to remind you of what you ARE.

  • John 12:46  “I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.”
  • Exodus 20:16  You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  • Matthew 6:13  “And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

T 5 H 15. Your patience with each other is your patience with your selves. Is not a child of God worth patience? I have shown you  infinite patience, because my will IS that of our Father, from whom I learned of infinite patienceHis voice was in me, as it is in you, speaking for patience toward the Sonship, in the name of its Creator. What you need to learn now is that only infinite patience CAN produce  immediate effectsThis is the way in which time is exchanged for eternity. Infinite patience calls upon infinite Love, and by producing  results NOW renders time unnecessary.

T 5 H 16. To say that time is temporary is merely redundant. We have repeatedly said that time is a learning device which will be  abolished when it is no longer useful. The Holy Spirit, who speaks for God in time, also knows that time is meaningless. He reminds you of this in every passing moment of time, because it is His special function to return YOU to eternity and remain to bless YOUR creations there. He is the only blessing you can truly give, because  He is so truly blessed. And because He has been given you so freely by God, you must give Him as you received Him. 

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Awakened-Heart ❤️

Daily Soul Message 209-Year4

To see guilt anywhere in anyone for any reason is to make it real.

How you see your brother is how you see yourself;

What you see as real in your brother, you will see in yourself.

This is a law of Mind that is always in effect, even in the world of illusion.

To project your sense of guilt onto your brother and to condemn him will never rid your mind of the guilt you carry.

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T 5 G. The Two Decisions

T 5 G. The Two Decisions

T 5 G 1. Perhaps this will become clearer and more personally meaningful if the ego’s use of guilt is clarified. The ego has a purpose,  just as the Holy Spirit has. The ego’s purpose is FEAR, because only the fearful can be egotistic. The ego’s logic is as impeccable as that of the Holy Spirit, because your mind has all the means at its disposal to side with Heaven or earth, as it elects. But let us again remember that both are in you.

T 5 G 2. In Heaven there is no guilt, because the Kingdom is attained through the Atonement, which creates it in you. The word “create” is appropriate here, because once what YOU have made is undone by the Holy Spirit, the blessed residue IS restored, and therefore continues in creation. What is truly blessed is incapable of giving rise to guilt, and must give rise to joy. This makes it invulnerable to the ego, because its peace is unassailable. It is invulnerable to disruption BECAUSE it is whole.

T 5 G 3. Guilt is ALWAYS disruptive. Anything that engenders fear is divisive, because it obeys the law of division. If the ego is the symbol  of the separation, it is also the symbol of guilt. Guilt is more than merely not of God. It is the symbol of the ATTACK on God. This is a totally meaningless concept EXCEPT to the ego, but do not  underestimate the power of the ego’s belief in it. This is the belief  from which ALL guilt really stems.

T 5 G 4. The ego IS the part of the mind which believes in division. But how can part of God detach itself WITHOUT believing it is  attacking Him? We spoke before of the authority problem as involving the concept of USURPING His power. The ego believes that this is what YOU did, because it believes it IS you. It follows, then, that  if you identify WITH the ego, you MUST perceive yourself as guilty.

T 5 G 5. Whenever you respond to your ego, you WILL experience guilt, and you WILL fear punishment. The ego is quite literally a fearful thought. And however ridiculous the idea of attacking God may be to the sane mind, never forget that the ego is NOT SANE. It REPRESENTS a delusional system, and it speaks FOR it. Listening to the ego’s voice MEANS that you believe it is possible to attack God. You believe that a part of Him has been torn away by YOU.

T 5 G 6. The classic picture of fear of retaliation from without then follows, because the severity of the guilt is so acute that it MUST be projected. Although Freud was wrong about the basic conflict itself, he was very accurate in describing its effects. Whatever you accept INTO your mind has reality for you.  It is, however, only the ACCEPTANCE which makes it real.

T 5 G 7. As an extreme example of dissociation yourself, you should have little trouble in understanding that it is perfectly possible not to ACCEPT what IS in your minds. If you enthrone the ego in it, the fact that you have accepted it, or allowed it to enter, MAKES IT YOUR REALITY. This is because the mind as God  created it IS capable of creating reality. We said before that you  must learn to think WITH God. To think WITH Him is to think LIKE Him. This engenders joy, not guilt, because it is natural. Guilt is a sure sign that your thinking is Unnatural. Perverted thinking will ALWAYS be attended with guilt, because it IS the belief in sin.

T 5 G 8. The ego does not perceive sin as a lack of love. It perceives it as a POSITIVE ACT OF ASSAULT. This is an interpretation which is necessary to its survival, because as soon as YOU regard it as a LACK, you will automatically attempt to remedy the situation. And you will also succeed. The ego regards this as doom, but YOU must learn to regard it as freedom.

T 5 G 9. The guiltless mind cannot suffer. Being sane, it heals the body because IT has been healed. The sane mind cannot conceive of illness, because it cannot conceive of attacking anything or anyone. We said before that illness is a form of magic. It might be better to say it is a form of magical SOLUTION. The ego believes that by  punishing ITSELF, it will mitigate the punishment of God. Yet even in this it is arrogant. It attributes to God a punishing attempt, and then takes over this intent as its OWN prerogative. It tries to usurp ALL  the functions of God as it perceives them, because it recognizes that only total allegiance can be trusted.

T 5 G 10. The ego cannot OPPOSE the laws of God, any more than YOU can. But it can INTERPRET them according to what it wants, just as YOU can. That is why the question “what DO you want” must be answered. You ARE answering it every minute and every second, and each moment of decision is a judgment which is anything BUT ineffectual. Its effects will follow automatically UNTIL THE DECISION IS CHANGED. This is a redundant statement, because you have NOT learned it. But again, any decision can be Unmade as well as made.

T 5 G 11. But remember that the ALTERNATIVES are unalterable. The Holy Spirit, like the ego, is a decision. Together they constitute all the alternatives which your mind CAN accept and obey. The ego and the Holy Spirit are the ONLY choices which are open to you. God created one, and so you cannot eradicate it. YOU made the other, so you CAN. Only what God creates is irreversible and unchangeable. What YOU have made can always be changed, because when you do not think LIKE God, you have not really thought at all. Delusional ideas are NOT thought, but you CAN think that you believe in them.

T 5 G 12. But you are wrong. The function of thought comes FROM God and is IN God. As part of HIS thought, you cannot think APART from Him. Irrational thought is a thought DISORDER. God Himself orders your thought, because your thought was created BY Him. Guilt feelings are always a sign that you do not know this. They also show that you believe you CAN think apart from God, and WANT to.

T 5 G 13. Every thought disorder is attended by guilt at its inception, and MAINTAINED by guilt in its continuance. Guilt is inescapable for those who believe that they order their OWN thought, and must therefore obey its orders. This makes them feel RESPONSIBLE for their mind ERRORS, without recognizing that by ACCEPTING this responsibility they are really reacting irresponsibly. If the sole responsibility of the miracle-worker is to accept the ATONEMENT, and I assure you that it is, then the responsibility for what is atoned FOR CANNOT be yours.

T 5 G 14. This contradiction cannot BE resolved except by accepting the solution of undoing. You WOULD be responsible for the effects of all your wrong thinking IF IT COULD NOT BE UNDONE. The purpose of the Atonement is to save the past in PURIFIED form only. If you accept the remedy FOR a thought-disorder, and a remedy  whose efficacy is beyond doubt, how can its symptoms remain? You have reason to question the validity of symptom cure. But NO ONE believes that the symptoms can remain if the underlying CAUSE is removed.

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Awakened-Heart ❤️

Daily Soul Message 209-Year4

To see guilt anywhere in anyone for any reason is to make it real.

How you see your brother is how you see yourself;

What you see as real in your brother, you will see in yourself.

This is a law of Mind that is always in effect, even in the world of illusion.

To project your sense of guilt onto your brother and to condemn him will never rid your mind of the guilt you carry.

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T 5 F. Therapy and Teaching

T 5 F. Therapy and Teaching

T 5 F 1. You must have noticed how often I have used your own ideas to help YOU. Bill is right in saying that you have learned to be a  loving, wise, and very understanding therapist, except for yourself. That exception has given you more than perception for others because of what you saw in them, but less than knowledge of your  real relationships TO them because you did NOT make them part OF you. Understanding IS beyond perceptionbecause it introduces meaningBut it is below knowledge, even though it can grow  TOWARD it. It is possible, with great effort, to understand someone else and to be helpful to him, but the effort is misdirected. The misdirection is quite apparent. It is directed AWAY from you.

T 5 F 2. This does NOT mean that it is lost to you, but it DOES mean that you are not aware of it. I have saved all of your kindnesses and every loving thought you have had, and I assure you, you have had many. I have purified them of errors which hid their light, and have kept them for you in their own perfect radiance. They are beyond destruction and beyond guilt. They came from the Holy Spirit within YOU, and we know that what God creates is eternal.

T 5 F 3. Bill once spoke of the Kingdom in this way, because he yearns for what he has repressed. You are much more afraid of it, because dissociation is more fearful. Bill’s better contact has allowed him the strength to retain the fear in awareness, and to resort to  displacement, which he is learning to overcome with YOUR help. That is because you do not perceive HIM as dissociated, and can help him with his repression, which does not frighten you. He, on the other hand, has no difficulty in seeing YOU dissociate,  and does not have to deal with repression in you, which WOULD  produce fear in him.

T 5 F 4. Joining in Atonement, which I have repeatedly asked you to do, is ALWAYS a way OUT of fear. This does not mean that you can safely fail to acknowledge anything that is true, but the Holy Spirit will not fail to help you re-interpret EVERYTHING that you perceive  as fearful, and teach you ONLY what is loving IS true. It is beyond  your ability to destroy, but entirely within your grasp. It BELONGS  to you because YOU created it. It is yours because it is part of you, just as you are part of God, because He created you.

T 5 F 5. The Atonement is the GUARANTEE of the safety of the Kingdom. Nothing good is lost, because it comes from the Holy  Spirit, the voice for Creation. Nothing that is not good was ever  created, and therefore CANNOT be protected. What the ego makes  it KEEPS TO ITSELF, and so it is without strength. Its unshared  existence does not die. It was merely never born. Real birth is not a  beginning; it is a CONTINUING. Everything that CAN continue has already BEEN born. But it can INCREASE as you are willing to  return the part of your mind that needs healing to the higher part,  and thus render your creating (creation) undivided.

T 5 F 6. You yourself always told your patients that the real difference between neurotic and ‘healthy’ guilt feelings was that neurotic guilt feelings DO NOT HELP ANYONE. This distinction was very wise, though incomplete. Let us make the distinction a little sharper now. Neurotic guilt feelings are a device of the ego for “atoning”  without sharing, and for asking for pardon without change. The ego NEVER calls for real atonement, and cannot tolerate real forgiveness, which IS change.

T 5 F 7. Your concept of “healthy guilt feelings” has great merit, but without the concept of the Atonement it lacked the healing potential it held. YOU make the distinction in terms of feelings which led to a decision not to REPEAT the error, which is only PART of healing. Your concept therefore lacked the idea of UNDOING it. What you were really advocating, then, was adopting a policy of sharing without a real FOUNDATION.

T 5 F 8. I have come to give you the foundation, so your own thoughts can make you REALLY free. You have carried the burden  of the ideas you did NOT share, and which were therefore too weak to increase, but you did NOT recognize how to UNDO their existence because you HAD made them. You CANNOT cancel out your past errors alone. They will NOT disappear from your mind without remedy. The remedy is NOT of your making, any more than YOU are.

T 5 F 9. The Atonement cannot be understood except as a PURE ACT OF SHARING. That is what is meant when we said that it is possible even in this world to listen to ONE voice. If you are part of God, and the Sonship is one, you CANNOT be limited to the self the ego sees. Every loving thought held in ANY part (of the Sonship) belongs to every part. It is shared BECAUSE it is lovingSharing is God’s way  of creatingand also YOURS. Your ego can keep you in exile  FROM the Kingdom but in the Kingdom itself it has no power.

T 5 F 10. You have become willing to receive my messages as I give them, without interference by the ego, so we can clarify an earlier point which was mentioned before. We said that you will one day teach as much as you learn, and that will keep you in balance. The time is now, because you have let it be nowYou cannot learn  EXCEPT by teachingI heard one voice because I had learned that learning is attained BY teaching. I understood that I COULD NOT ATONE FOR MYSELF ALONE.

T 5 F 11. Listening to one voice MEANS the will to share the voice to hear it yourself. The mind that was in me is still irresistibly drawn to every mind created by God, because God’s wholeness IS the wholeness of his SonTurning the other cheek (265) does NOT mean that you should submit to violence without protest. It means that you cannot be hurt, and do not want to show your brother anything  except your wholeness. Show him that he CANNOT hurt you, and hold nothing against him, or you hold it against yourself.

  • Matthew 5:39 “But I tell you not to resist an evil person.  But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.”

T 5 F 12. Teaching is done in many ways, by formal means, by  guidance, and above all BY EXAMPLE. If you will to learn, you MUST will to teach. Teaching is therapy because it means the sharing of ideas, and the awareness that to share them is to strengthen them. The union of the Sonship IS its protection. The ego cannot prevail  against the Kingdom BECAUSE it is united, and the ego fades  away and is undone in the presence of the attraction of the parts of the Sonship which hear the call of the Holy Spirit to be as One.

T 5 F 13. I cannot forget my need to teach what I have learned which arose in me BECAUSE I learned itI call upon you to teach what you have learned, because by so doing YOU can depend on it. Make it dependable in my name, because my name is the name of God’s Son. What I learned I give you freely, and the mind which was in me rejoices as YOU will to hear it. The Holy Spirit atones in all of us by UNDOING, and thus lifts the burden you have placed in your mind. By following Him, He leads you back to God where you  belong. And how can you find this way except by taking your brother with you?

T 5 F 14. My part in the Atonement is not complete until YOU join it, and give it away. As you teach, so shall you learnI will never leave you or forsake you, because to forsake you would be to forsake  myself and God who created me. You will forsake yourselves and your God if you forsake any of YOUR brothers. You are more than your brother’s keeper. In fact, you do not WANT to keep him. You must learn to see him as he is, and KNOW that he belongs to God, as you do. How could you treat your brother better than by  rendering unto God the things which are God’s?

T 5 F 15. Ideas do not LEAVE the mind which thought them in order to have separate being. Nor do separate thoughts conflict with one another in space, because they do not occupy space at allHUMAN ideas can conflict in content, because they occur at different  levels, and include opposite thoughts at the SAME level. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SHARE OPPOSING THOUGHTS. The Holy Spirit does not LET you forsake your brothers. Therefore, you can really share only the parts of your thoughts which are of Him, which He  also keeps for YOU. And of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. All the rest remains with you until He has re-interpreted them in the light of the Kingdom, making them, too, worthy of being shared. When they have been sufficiently purified, He lets you give them away. The will to share them IS their purification.

T 5 F 16. The Atonement gives you the power of a healed mind, but the power to create is of God. Therefore, those who have been  forgiven must devote themselves first to healing, because having  RECEIVED the idea of healing they MUST give it to hold it. The full power of creation (creating) cannot be expressed as long as any of God’s ideas are withholding it from the Kingdom. The joint will of ALL the Sonship is the only creator that can create like the Father. That is because only the complete can think completely, and the thinking of God lacks nothing. Everything YOU think that is not through the Holy Spirit IS lacking.

T 5 F 17. How can you who are so Holy suffer? All your past, except its beauty, is gone, and nothing is left except a blessing. You can  indeed depart in peace, because I have loved you as I loved myself.  You go WITH my blessing and FOR my blessing. Hold it and share it, that it may always be ours. I place the peace of God in your heart, and in your hands, to hold and share. The heart is pure to hold it, and the hands are strong to give it. We cannot lose. My judgment is as strong as the wisdom of God, in whose Heart and Hands we have our being. His quiet children are His blessed sons. The Thoughts of God are with you.

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Daily Soul Message 209-Year4

To see guilt anywhere in anyone for any reason is to make it real.

How you see your brother is how you see yourself;

What you see as real in your brother, you will see in yourself.

This is a law of Mind that is always in effect, even in the world of illusion.

To project your sense of guilt onto your brother and to condemn him will never rid your mind of the guilt you carry.

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T 5 E. The Guide to Salvation

T 5 E. The Guide to Salvation

T 5 E 1. The way to LEARN TO KNOW your brother is by perceiving the Holy Spirit in him. We have already said that the Holy Spirit is the bridge or thought-transfer of perception TO knowledge, so we CAN use the terms as if they were related, because in HIS mind they are. This relationship MUST be in His mind, because unless it were, the separation between the two ways of thinking would not be open to healing. He is part of the Holy Trinity, because His Mind is partly  YOURS and also PARTLY GOD’s. This needs clarification not in statement, since we have said this before, but in EXPERIENCE.

T 5 E 2. The Holy Spirit is the IDEA of healing. Being thought, the idea GAINS AS IT IS SHARED. Being the call FOR God, it is also the idea OF God. If you are part of God, it is also the idea of YOURSELF,  as well as of all the parts of God. The idea of the Holy Spirit shares the property of other ideas, because it follows the laws of the universe of which IT is a part. Therefore, it is strengthened by being given away. It increases in YOU as you give it to your brothers.

T 5 E 3. Since thoughts do not have to be conscious to exist, your brother does NOT have to be AWARE of the Holy Spirit, either in himself or in you for this miracle to occur. He may have dissociated the call for God, just as YOU have. But the dissociation is healed in BOTH of you as you see it in him, and thus acknowledge its BEING. Bill, who has made a number of vital contributions to our joint venture,  made a major one a while ago, which he himself did not appreciate  or even understand. If we recognize its value together, we will be able to use it together, because it is an idea, and must therefore be shared to be held.

T 5 E 4. When Bill said that he was determined “NOT to see you that way,” he was speaking negatively. If he will state the same idea POSITIVELY, he will see the POWER of what he said. He had realized  that there are two ways of seeing you, and also that they are diametrically opposed to one another. These two ways must be in HIS mind, because he was referring to HIMSELF as the perceiver. They must also be in YOURS, because he was perceiving YOU.

T 5 E 5. What he was really saying was that he would NOT look at you through HIS ego, or perceive YOUR ego in you. Stated positively,  he would see you through the Holy Spirit in HIS mind, and perceive it in YOURS. What you acknowledge in your brother, you ARE acknowledging in yourself. What you share you STRENGTHEN.  The voice of the Holy Spirit IS weak in you. That is why you  MUST share it, because it must be INCREASED in strength before YOU can hear it. It is impossible to hear it in yourself while  it is so weak in your OWN mind. It is NOT weak in itself; but it IS limited by your unwillingness to hear it.

T 5 E 6. Will itself is an idea, and is therefore strengthened by being shared. You have made the mistake of looking for the Holy Spirit in YOURSELVES, and that is why your meditations have frightened you. By adopting the ego’s viewpoint, you undertook an ego-alien journey WITH THE EGO AS GUIDE. This was BOUND to produce fear. Bill’s better idea needs to be strengthened in BOTH of you. Since it was HIS, HE can increase it by giving it to you.

T 5 E 7. Delay is of the ego, because time is ITS concept. Delay is  obviously a TIME idea. Both time AND delay are meaningless in  eternity. We have said before that the Holy Spirit is God’s answer to  the ego. Everything of which the Holy Spirit reminds you is in direct opposition to the ego’s notions, because true and false perceptions are THEMSELVES opposed. The Holy Spirit has the task of UNDOING  what the ego has made. It must undo it in the same realm of discourse in which the ego itself operates, or the mind would be unable  to understand the change. We have repeatedly emphasized the fact that one level of the mind is not understandable to another. So it is with the ego and the soul, and with time and eternity.

T 5 E 8. Eternity is an idea of God, so the soul understands it perfectly.  Time is a belief of the ego, so the lower mindwhich IS the  ego’s domain, accepts it without question. The only aspect of time which is really eternal is NOW. That is what we REALLY mean when we say that now is the only time. The literal nature of this statement does not mean anything to the ego. It interprets it, at best, to mean “don’t worry about the future.” This is NOT what it really means at all.

T 5 E 9. The Holy Spirit is the mediator between the interpretations of the ego and the knowledge of the Soul. Its ability to deal with symbols  enables it to work AGAINST the ego’s beliefs in its own language.  Its equal ability to look BEYOND symbols into eternity also enables it to understand the laws of God, for which it speaks.

T 5 E 10. It can thus perform the function of RE-INTERPRETING what the ego makes, not by destruction, but by understanding.  Understanding is light, and light leads to knowledge. The Holy Spirit  is IN lightbecause it is IN YOU who ARE light. But you yourselves do not know this. It is therefore the task of the Holy Spirit to  reinterpret you on behalf of God.

T 5 E 11. You cannot understand yourselves alone. This is because you have no meaning apart from your rightful place in the Sonship, and the rightful place of the Sonship in God. This is your life, your eternity, and YOURSELF. It is of this that the Holy Spirit reminds you. It is this that the Holy Spirit SEES. This vision invariably frightens  the ego, because it is so calm. Peace is the ego’s greatest enemy, because according to ITS interpretation of reality, war is the guarantee  of its survival. The ego becomes strong in strife because if you believe there is strife, you will react viciously because the idea of danger has entered your mind. This idea itself IS an appeal to the ego.

T 5 E 12. The Holy Spirit is as vigilant as the ego to the call of danger, opposing it with ITS strength just as the ego WELCOMES it with all its might. The Holy Spirit counters this welcome by welcoming peace. Peace and eternity are as closely related as are time and war. Perception as well as knowledge derive meaning from  RELATIONSHIPS. Those which you accept are the foundations  of your beliefs.

T 5 E 13. The Separation is merely another term for a split mind. It was not an act, but a thought. Therefore, the idea of Separation can be given away, just as the idea of unity can, and either way, it will be STRENGTHENED IN THE MIND OF THE GIVER. The ego is the symbol of the Separation, just as the Holy Spirit is the symbol of peaceWhat you perceive in others you are STRENGTHENING IN YOUR SELF. You let your mind misperceive, but the Holy Spirit lets your mind re-interpret its own misperceptions. The Holy Spirit is the perfect teacher. It uses only what your minds ALREADY  understand, to teach you that you do not understand it.

T 5 E 14. The Holy Spirit can deal with an unwilling learner without going counter to his will, because part of his will IS still for God.  Despite the ego’s attempts to conceal this part, it is still much stronger than the ego, even though the ego does not recognize it. The Holy Spirit recognizes it perfectly, because it is its own dwelling place, or the place in the mind where it is at home. YOU are at home there, too, because it is a place of peace, and peace is of God.

T 5 E 15. You who are part of God are not at home EXCEPT in His peace. If peace is eternal, you are at home only in eternity. The ego made the world as IT perceives it, but the Holy Spirit, the  RE-INTERPRETER of what the ego made, sees it only as a teaching  device for bringing you home. The Holy Spirit must perceive time and re-interpret into the timeless. The mind must be led into eternity THROUGH time, because having made time it is capable of  perceiving its opposite.

T 5 E 16. The Holy Spirit must work through opposites, because it must work with and for a mind that IS in opposition. Correct and learn, and be open to learning. You have NOT made truth, but truth can still set you free.(260) Look as the Holy Spirit looks, and  understand as He understands. His understanding looks back to God,  in remembrance of Me.(261) He is in Holy Communion always, and  He is part of YOU. He is your guide to salvation, because he holds the remembrance of things past and to come. He holds this gladness gently in your minds, asking only that you INCREASE it in His name by sharing it to increase His joy in YOU.
 

  • John 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
  • Luke 22:19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
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Daily Soul Message 209-Year4

To see guilt anywhere in anyone for any reason is to make it real.

How you see your brother is how you see yourself;

What you see as real in your brother, you will see in yourself.

This is a law of Mind that is always in effect, even in the world of illusion.

To project your sense of guilt onto your brother and to condemn him will never rid your mind of the guilt you carry.

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T 5 D. The Voice for God

T 5 D. The Voice for God

T 5 D 1. It is possible even in this world to hear ONLY that voice and no other. It takes effort and great willingness to learn. It is the final lesson that I learned, and God’s Sons are as equal as learners as they are as Souls. The voice of the Holy Spirit IS the call to Atonement, or the restoration of the integrity of the mind. When the Atonement is complete and the whole Sonship is healed, there will be no call to return, but what God creates is eternal. The Holy Spirit will remain with the Sons of God, to bless THEIR creations and keep them in the light of joy.

T 5 D 2. You ARE the Kingdom of Heaven, but you have let the belief in darkness enter your minds, and so you need a new light. The Holy Spirit is the radiance that you must let to banish the idea of darkness. His is the glory before which dissociation falls away, and the Kingdom of Heaven breaks through into its own.

T 5 D 3. Before the separation you did not need guidance. You KNEW as you will know again, but you do not know now. God does not guide, because He can share only PERFECT KNOWLEDGE.  Guidance is EVALUATIVE, because it implies that there is a RIGHT way and also a WRONG way, one to be chosen and the other avoided. By choosing one, you give up the other. This IS a conflict state. It MEANS that knowledge has been lost, because knowledge is SURE.

T 5 D 4. God is not in youYOU are part of HIMWhen you willed to leave Him, He gave you a voice to speak FOR Him, because He could no longer share His knowledge with you without hindrance.  Direct communication was broken, because you had made  another voice through another will. The Holy Spirit calls you both to remember and forget. You have chosen to be in a state of opposition, in which opposites are possible. As a result, there ARE choices which you must make. In the holy state, the will is free in the sense that its CREATIVE power is unlimited, but choice itself is meaningless.

T 5 D 5. Freedom to choose is the same POWER as freedom to create, but its APPLICATION is different. Choosing MEANS divided will.  The Holy Spirit is one way of choosing. This way is in you BECAUSE  there is also another way. God did not leave His Children comfortless, even though they left Him. The voice they put in their minds was NOT the voice of His Will, for which the Holy Spirit speaks. The call to return is stronger than the call to depart,  but it speaks in a different way.

T 5 D 6. The voice of the Holy Spirit does not command, because it is incapable of arrogance. It does not demand, because it does not seek control. It does not overcome, because it does not attackIt merely REMINDS. It is compelling only because of what it reminds you OF. It brings to your mind the OTHER way, remaining quiet even in the midst of the turmoil you have made for yourselves. The voice for God is always quietbecause it speaks of peace. Yet peace is stronger than war, because it heals. War is DIVISION, not increase. No-one gains from strife.

T 5 D 7. “What profiteth a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own Soul?”

  • Matthew 16:26 “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”

This means that if he listens to the wrong voice, he has LOST SIGHT of his Soul.  He CANNOT lose itbut he CAN not know it. It is therefore LOST TO HIM, until he chooses rightThe Holy Spirit is your guide in choosingHe is the part of your mind which ALWAYS speaks for the right choice, because he speaks for God. He is your remaining communication with God, which you can interrupt, but cannot destroy.

T 5 D 8. The Holy Spirit is the way in which God’s will can be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

  • Matthew 6:10 “Your kingdom come. Your will be done.  On earth as it is in heaven.”

Both Heaven and Earth are in YOU, because the call of both are in your wills, and therefore in your minds. The voice for God comes from your own altars to Him. These altars are not THINGS. They are DEVOTIONS. But you have other devotions now. Your divided devotion has given you the two voices, and you must choose at which altar you will to serve. The call you answer now IS an evaluation, because it is a DECISION. The decision itself is very simple. It is made on the basis  of which call is worth more to you.

T 5 D 9. My mind will always be like yours, because we were created as equals. It was only my DECISION that gave me all power in Heaven and earth.

  • Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying,  “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”

My only gift to you is to help you make the same decision FOR YOURSELF. The will for this decision is the will to SHARE it,  because the decision itself IS the decision to share. It is MADE BY GIVING, and is therefore the one act of mind that resembles true creation.

T 5 D 10. You understand the role of models in the learning process, and the importance of the models you value and choose to follow in determining what you will to learn. I am your model for decision. By deciding for God, I showed you that this decision CAN be made, and that YOU can make it. I promised you that the mind that made the decision for me is also in YOU, and that you can let it change you just as it changed me. This mind is unequivocal, because it hears only ONE VOICEand answers in ONE WAY.

T 5 D 11. You are the light of the world with me.

  • Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world”.

Rest does not come from sleeping, but from waking.  The Holy Spirit is the call to awake and be glad.  The world is very tired, because it is the IDEA of weariness.  Our task is the joyous one of waking it to the call for God. Everyone will answer the call of the Holy Spirit, or the Sonship cannot  be as one. What better vocation could there be for any part of the Kingdom than to restore it to the perfect integration that can make it whole?

T 5 D 12. Hear only this through the Holy Spirit within you, and teach your brothers to listen as I am teaching you. When you are tempted by the wrong voice, call on me to remind you how to heal by sharing  my decision and MAKING IT STRONGER. As we share this  goal, we increase its power to attract the whole Sonship, and to bring it back into the Oneness in which it was created.

T 5 D 13. Remember that “Yoke” means “join together,” and “burden” means message. Let us reconsider the biblical statement “my yoke is easy and my burden light” (258) in this way. Let us join together,  for my message is Light.

  • Matthew 11:30 “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

I came to your minds because you had grown vaguely aware  of the fact that there is another way, or another voice.  Having given this invitation to the Holy Spirit, I could come  to provide the model for HOW TO THINK.

T 5 D 14. Psychology has become the study of BEHAVIOR, but no-one denies the basic law that behavior is a response to MOTIVATION, and motivation is will. I have enjoined you to behave as I behaved, but we must respond to the same mind to do this. This mind is the Holy Spiritwhose will is for God always. It teaches you how to keep me as the model for your thought, and behave like me as a  result.

T 5 D 15. The power of our joint motivation is beyond belief, but NOT  beyond accomplishment. What we can accomplish together has no  limits, because the call for God IS the call to the unlimited. Child of  God, my message is for YOU, to hear and give away as you answer  the Holy Spirit within you.

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Daily Soul Message 209-Year4

To see guilt anywhere in anyone for any reason is to make it real.

How you see your brother is how you see yourself;

What you see as real in your brother, you will see in yourself.

This is a law of Mind that is always in effect, even in the world of illusion.

To project your sense of guilt onto your brother and to condemn him will never rid your mind of the guilt you carry.

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T 5 C. The Mind of the Atonement 

T 5 C. The Mind Of The Atonement

T 5 C 1. God honored even the miscreations of His Children because they had made them. But He also blessed them with a way of thinking about them that could raise their perceptions until they became so lofty that they could reach almost back to Him.

T 5 C 2. The Holy Spirit is the mind of the Atonement. It represents a state of mind that comes close enough to one‐mindedness that  transfer is at last possible. As you well know, transfer depends on  common elements in the old learning and the new situation to which it is transferred. Perception is not knowledge, but it can be TRANSFERRED to knowledge, or CROSS OVER into it. It might even be more helpful here to use the literal meaning “carried over,” for the last step is taken by God.

T 5 C 3. The Holy Spirit, the shared Inspiration of all the Sonship, induces a kind of perception in which many elements are like those in the Kingdom of Heaven Itself.

T 5 C 4. First, its universality is perfectly clear, and no‐one who  receives it could ever believe for one instant that sharing it involves anything BUT gain.

T 5 C 5. Second, it is incapable of attack, and is therefore truly open.  This means that although it does not engender knowledge, it does  not obstruct it in any way.  Third, it is an unequivocal call to love.  Every other voice is still.

T 5 C 6. There is a point at which sufficient quantitative changes  produce real qualitative differences. The next point requires real  understanding, because it is the point at which the shift occurs.  T 5 C 7. Finally, it points the way beyond the healing which it brings, and leads the mind beyond its own integration into the paths of creation.

T 5 C 8. Healing is not creatingit is reparation. The Holy Spirit  promotes healing by looking beyond it, to what the children of God were before healing was needed, and will be when they have BEEN healed. This alteration of the time sequence should be quite familiar, because it is very similar to the shift in time perception which the miracle introduces.

T 5 C 9. The Holy Spirit is the MOTIVATION for miracle‐mindedness.  It is the will to HEAL the separation by letting it goIt is IN you because God placed it in your mind, and although you can keep it asleep you cannot obliterate it. God Himself keeps it alive by transmitting it from His Mind to yours as long as there is time. It is partly His will and partly yours. The miracle itself is just this fusion or union of will between Father and Son.

T 5 C 10. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of JoyIt is the call to return, with which God blessed the minds of the separated Sons. This the vocation of the mind. It had no calling until the separation, because before it had only BEING, and would not have understood the call to right thinking. The Holy Spirit was God’s answer to the separation, the means by which the Atonement could repair until the whole mind returned to creating. The Atonement and the separation  began at the same time. When man made the ego, God placed in him the call of joy. This call is so strong that the ego always  dissolves at its sound.

T 5 C 11. That is why you can choose to listen to two voices within you. One you made yourself, and that one is not of GodBut the other is given you by God, Who asks you only to listen to it. The Holy Spirit IS in you in a very literal sense. It is the voice that calls you back to where you were before and will be again.

 

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Daily Soul Message 209-Year4

To see guilt anywhere in anyone for any reason is to make it real.

How you see your brother is how you see yourself;

What you see as real in your brother, you will see in yourself.

This is a law of Mind that is always in effect, even in the world of illusion.

To project your sense of guilt onto your brother and to condemn him will never rid your mind of the guilt you carry.

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T 5 A. Introduction

T 5 A. Introduction

T 5 A 1. To heal is to make happy. I told you once to think how many opportunities you have to gladden yourselves, and how many you have refused. This is exactly the same as telling you that you have refused to heal yourselves. The light that belongs in you is the light of joy. Radiance is not associated with sorrow. Depression is often contagious, but although it may affect those who come in contact with it, they do not yield to its influence wholeheartedly. But joy calls forth an integrated willingness to share in it, and thus  promotes the mind’s natural impulse to RESPOND AS ONE.

T 5 A 2. Those who attempt to heal without being wholly joyous themselves call forth different kinds of responses at the same time, and thus deprive others of the joy of responding wholeheartedly. To be wholehearted, you MUST be happy. If fear and love cannot coexist,  and if it is impossible to be wholly fearful and remain alive, then the only possible whole state IS that of loveThere is no difference between love and joy. Therefore, the only possible whole state IS the wholly joyous.

T 5 A 3. To heal, or to make joyous, is therefore the same as to integrate  and MAKE ONE. That is why it makes no difference TO what part or BY what part of the Sonship the healing is done. EVERY part benefits, and benefits equally. YOU are being blessed by every  beneficent thought of any of your brothers anywhere. You should want to bless them in return, out of gratitude.

T 5 A 4. You do not have to know them individually, or they you. The light of joy is so strong that it radiates throughout the Sonship  and returns thanks to the Father for radiating HIS joy upon it. Only God’s own holy children are worthy to be channels of his beautiful joy, because only they are beautiful enough to hold it by sharing it. It is impossible for a Child of God to love his neighbor EXCEPT as himself. That is why the healer’s prayer is, “let me know this brother as I know myself.

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Daily Soul Message 209-Year4

To see guilt anywhere in anyone for any reason is to make it real.

How you see your brother is how you see yourself;

What you see as real in your brother, you will see in yourself.

This is a law of Mind that is always in effect, even in the world of illusion.

To project your sense of guilt onto your brother and to condemn him will never rid your mind of the guilt you carry.

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T 5 B. Healing as Joining

T 5 B. Healing As Joining

T 5 B 1. Healing is an act of thought by which two minds perceive their oneness, and become glad. This gladness calls to every part of the Sonship to rejoice with them, and let God Himself go out into them and through them. Only the healed mind can experience revelation with lasting effect, because revelation is an experience of  pure joy. If you do not will to be wholly joyous, your mind cannot HAVE what it does not will to BE.

T 5 B 2. Remember that the Soul knows no difference between being and havingThe higher mind thinks according to the laws which the Soul obeys, and therefore honors only the laws of God. To Him,  getting is meaningless, and giving is all. Having everything, the Soul HOLDS everything by GIVING it, thus creating as the Father  created.

T 5 B 3. If you think about it, you will see that, while this kind of thinking is totally alien to having THINGS, even to the lower mind it is quite comprehensible in connection with IDEAS. If you share a physical possession, you DO divide its ownership. But if you share an IDEA, you do NOT lessen it. ALL of it is still yours, although all of it has been given away. Further, if the person to whom you give it accepts it as HIS, he reinforces it in YOUR mind, and thus INCREASES it.

T 5 B 4. If you can accept the concept that the world IS one of ideas, the whole belief in the false association which the ego has made  between giving and LOSING is gone. Let us start our process of  reawakening with just a few simple concepts: Thoughts INCREASE by being given away. The more who BELIEVE in them, the STRONGER they become. EVERYTHING is an idea. How, then, is it possible that giving and losing can be meaningfully associated?

T 5 B 5. This is the invitation to the Holy Spirit. I told you that I could reach up and bring the Holy Spirit down to you. But I can bring Him to you only at your own invitation. The Holy Spirit is nothing more than your own right mind. He was also mine. The Bible says, “May the mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus,” and uses this as a BLESSING. It is the blessing of miracle-mindedness. It asks that you may think as I thought, joining with me in Christ-thinking.

T 5 B 6. The Holy Spirit is the only part of the Holy Trinity which is symbolic. He is referred to in the Bible as the Healer, the Comforter, and the Guide. He is also described as something separate, apart from the Father and from the Son. I myself said, “and if I go I will send you ANOTHER comforter, and he will abide with you.” T 5 B 7. The Holy Spirit is a difficult concept to grasp, precisely because  it IS symbolic, and therefore open to many different interpretations.  As a man and as one of God’s creations, my right thinking, which came from the Universal Inspiration which IS the Holy Spirit, taught me first and foremost that this Inspiration is for ALL. I could  not have it myself without knowing that. T 5 B 8. The word “know” is proper here, because the Holy Inspiration  is so close to knowledge that it calls forth, or better, allows it to come. We have spoken before of the higher or true perception, which is so close to truth that God Himself can flow across the little gapKnowledge is always ready to flow everywhere, but it cannot oppose. Therefore you can obstruct it, although you can never lose it. T 5 B 9. The Holy Spirit is the Christ mind that senses the knowledge that lies beyond perception. It came into being with the separation as a protection, and inspired the beginning of the Atonement at the same time. Before that, there was no need for healing and no-one was comfortless.

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Daily Soul Message 209-Year4

To see guilt anywhere in anyone for any reason is to make it real.

How you see your brother is how you see yourself;

What you see as real in your brother, you will see in yourself.

This is a law of Mind that is always in effect, even in the world of illusion.

To project your sense of guilt onto your brother and to condemn him will never rid your mind of the guilt you carry.

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