Course in Miracles
10 - God and the Ego
Darkness to Light
you are weary, remember you have hurt yourself. Your
Comforter will rest you, but you cannot. You do not know how, for
if you did you could never have grown weary. Unless you have hurt
yourselves, you could never suffer in any way, for that is not God’s
Will for His Son. Pain
is not of Him, for He knows no attack and His peace surrounds you
silently. God is very quiet, for there is no conflict in Him. Conflict
is the root of all evil, for being blind it does not see whom it
attacks; yet it always attacks the Son of God, and the Son of God
Son is indeed in need of comfort, for he knows not what he does,
believing his will is not his own. The Kingdom is his, and yet he
wanders homelessly. At home in God he is lonely, and amid all his
brothers he is friendless. Would God let this be real if He did
not will to be alone Himself? And if your will is His, it cannot
be true of you, because it is not true of Him.
children, if you knew what God wills for you, your joy would be
complete! And what He wills has happened, for it was always true.
light comes and you have said,
Will is mine,”
you will see
such beauty that you will know it is not of you. Out of your joy
you will create beauty in His Name, for your joy could no more be
contained than His. The bleak little world will vanish into nothingness,
and your heart will be so filled with joy that it will leap into
Heaven and into the Presence of God. I cannot tell you what this
will be like, for your hearts are not ready. Yet I can tell you,
and remind you often, that what God wills for Himself He wills for
you, and what He wills for you is yours.
The way is
not hard, but it is very different. Yours is the way of pain, of
which God knows nothing. That way is hard indeed, and very lonely.
Fear and grief are your guests, and they go with you and abide with
you on the way. But the dark journey is not the way of God’s
Son. Walk in light and do not see the dark companions, for they
are not fit companions for the Son of God, who was created of Light
and in Light.
Light always surrounds you and shines out from you. How can you
see the dark companions in a Light such as this? If
you see them, it is only because you are denying the Light. But
deny them instead, for the Light is here and the way is clear.
nothing from His Son, even though His Son would hide himself. Yet
the Son of God cannot hide his glory, for God wills him to be glorious,
and gave him the Light that shines in him. You will never lose your
way for God leads you. When you wander you but undertake a journey
which is not real. The dark companions, the dark way, are all illusions.
the Light, for the little spark in you is part of a Light so great
that It can sweep you out of all darkness forever, for your Father
is your Creator, and you are like Him.
of Light cannot abide in darkness, for darkness is not in them.
Do not be deceived by the dark comforters, and never let them enter
the mind of God’s Son, for they have no place in His temple.
When you are
tempted to deny Him, remember that there are no other gods that
you can place before Him, and accept His Will for you in peace,
for you cannot accept it otherwise.
Comforter can comfort you. In the quiet of His temple, He waits
to give you the peace that is yours. Give His peace that you may
enter the temple and find it waiting for you. But be holy in the
Presence of God, or you will not know that you are there, for what
is unlike God, cannot enter His Mind, because it was not His Thought,
and therefore does not belong to Him; and your minds must be as
pure as His, if you would know what belongs to you. Guard carefully
His temple, for He Himself dwells there, and abides in peace. You
cannot enter God’s Presence with the dark companions beside
you, but you also cannot enter alone.
All your brothers
must enter with you. For until you have accepted them, you cannot
enter, for you cannot understand Wholeness unless you are whole,
and no part of the Son can be excluded if he would know the Wholeness
of his Father. In your mind you can accept the whole Sonship, and
bless it with the Light your Father gave it. Then you will be worthy
to dwell in the temple with Him, because it is your will not to
His Son forever. If you will bless him in time, you will be in
eternity. Time cannot separate you from God, if you use it on
behalf of the eternal.