Atonement was established as the means of restoring
guiltlessness to minds that have denied it, and thus
denied Heaven to themselves. Here is the end of choice.
For here we come to a decision to accept ourselves
as God created us.
what is choice except uncertainty of what we are?
There is no doubt that is not rooted here. There is
no question but reflects this one.
is no conflict that does not entail the single, simple
who could ask this question except one who has refused
to recognize himself?
only thing that can be surely known by any living
thing is what it is. From this one point of certainty,
it looks on other things as certain as itself. Uncertainty
about what you must be is self-deception on a scale
so vast, its magnitude can hardly be conceived. To
be alive and not to know yourself is to believe that
you are really dead. For what is life except to be
yourself? And what but you can be alive instead?
is the doubter?
What is it he doubts?
Whom does he question?
Who can answer him?
He merely states that he is not himself, and therefore,
being something else, becomes a questioner of what
that something is. Yet he could never be alive at
all unless he knew the answer. If he asks as if he
does not know, it merely shows he does not want to
be the thing he is. He has accepted it because he
lives; has judged against it and denied its worth,
and has decided that he does not know the only certainty
by which he lives. Thus he becomes uncertain of his
life. For what it is, has been denied by him.
is for this denial (of what you are), that you need
Atonement. Your denial made no change in what you
are, but you have split your mind into what knows,
and does not know, the truth (of what you are).
are yourself. There is no doubt of this, and yet you
doubt it. But you do not ask what part of you can
really doubt yourself. It cannot really be a part
of you that asks this question, for it asks of one
who knows the answer. Were it part of you, then certainty
would be impossible.
Atonement remedies the strange idea that it is possible
to doubt yourself, and be unsure of what you really
are. This is the depth of madness. Yet it is the universal
question of the world. What does this prove except
the world is mad? Why share its madness in the sad
belief that what is universal here is true?
is for this denial (of what you are), that you need
Were Created Holy
Atonement does not make holy. You were created holy. It
merely brings unholiness to holiness; or what you made
(of yourself) to what you (really) are. The bringing together
of truth and illusion, of the ego to God, is the Holy
Spirit's only function. Keep not your making (of yourself)
from your Father, for hiding it has cost you knowledge
of Him and of yourselves. The knowledge (of what you really
are) is safe, but wherein is your safety apart from it?
Have A Mission
the world believes is true. It is a place whose purpose
is to be a home where those who claim they do not know
themselves can come to question what it is they are. And
they will come again until the time Atonement is accepted,
and they learn it is impossible to doubt yourself, and
not to be aware of what you are.
acceptance (of what you are) can be asked of you, for
what you are is certain. It is set forever in the holy
Mind of God, and in your own. It is so far beyond all
doubt and question, that to ask what it must be, is all
the proof you need to show that you believe the contradiction
that you know not what you cannot fail to know.
this a question, or a statement which denies itself in
Let us not allow our holy minds to occupy themselves with
senseless musings such as this. We have a mission here.
We did not come to reinforce the madness that we once
believed in. Let us not forget the goal that we accepted.
It is more than just our happiness alone we came to gain.
What we accept as what we are proclaims what everyone
must be, along with us.
not your brothers, or you fail yourself. Look lovingly
on them, that they may know that they are part of you,
and you of them. This does Atonement teach, and demonstrates
the oneness of God's Son is unassailed by his belief he
knows not what he is.
accept atonement; not to change reality, but merely to
accept the truth about yourself, and go your way rejoicing
in the endless Love of God. It is but this that we are
asked to do.
can remember it for everyone, for in creation are all
minds as one. And in our memory is the recall how dear
our brothers are to us in truth, how much a part of us
is every mind, how faithful they have really been to us,
and how our Father's Love contains them all.
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 how you feel.
the first step in the undoing (of fear) is to
recognize that you actively decided wrongly, but
can as actively decide otherwise.
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.
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
must have decided wrongly because I am not
made the decision myself, but I can also
will to decide otherwise, because I want
to be at peace.
do not feel guilty, because the Holy Spirit
will undo all the consequences of my wrong
decision, if I will let Him.
will to let Him by allowing Him to decide
for God for me.
the Atonement teaches you what immortality is, for by
accepting your guiltlessness you learn that the past has
never been, and so the future is needless.
ego teaches you to attack yourself because you are guilty,
and this must increase the guilt, for guilt is the result
of attack. In the ego’s teaching, then, there is
no escape from guilt...
Holy Spirit dispels it simply through the calm recognition
that it has never been. As He looks upon the guiltless
Son of God, he knows this is true. And being true for
you you cannot attack yourself, for without guilt attack
is impossible. You, then, are saved because God’s
Son is guiltless. And being wholly pure, you are invulnerable.
Chap 11 Guiltlessness
remedies the strange idea that it is possible to doubt
yourself, and be unsure of what you really are. Lesson