Course in Miracles
13 - From
Perception to Knowledge
Guarantee of Heaven
When we are
all united in Heaven, you will value nothing that you value here.
For nothing that you value here you value wholly, and so you do
not value it at all. Value is where God placed it, and the value
of what God esteems cannot be judged, for it has been established.
It is wholly
of value. It can merely be appreciated or not. To value it partially
is not to know its value.
is everything God valued, and nothing else. Heaven is perfectly
unambiguous. Everything is clear and bright, and calls forth one
response. There is no darkness, and there is no contrast. There
is no variation. There is no interruption. There is a sense of peace
so deep that no dream in this world has ever brought even a dim
imagining of what it is.
this world can give this peace, for nothing in this world is wholly
shared. Perfect perception can merely show you what is capable of
being wholly shared. It can also show you the results of sharing,
while you still remember the results of not sharing. The Holy Spirit
points quietly to the contrast, knowing that you will finally let
Him judge the difference for you, allowing Him to demonstrate which
must be true. He has perfect faith in your final judgment because
He knows that He will make it for you. To doubt this would be to
doubt that His mission will be fulfilled. How
is this possible, when His mission is of God?
minds are darkened by doubt and guilt, remember this:
God gave the Holy Spirit
to you, and gave Him the mission to remove all doubt and every
trace of guilt that His dear Son has laid upon himself.
It is impossible
that this mission fail. Nothing can prevent what God would have
accomplished from accomplishment. Whatever your reactions to the
Holy Spirit’s Voice may be, whatever voice you choose to listen
to, whatever strange thoughts may occur to you, God’s Will
is done. You will find the peace in which He has established you
because He does not change His Mind. He is invariable as the peace
in which you dwell, and of which the Holy Spirit reminds you.
not remember change and shift in Heaven. You have need of contrast
only here. Contrast and differences are necessary teaching aids,
for by them you learn what to avoid and what to seek. When you have
learned this you will find the answer that makes the need for any
of its own will unto its own. When you have learned that you belong
to truth, it will flow lightly over you without a difference of
any kind. For you will need no contrast to help you realize that
this is what you want, and only this. Fear not the Holy Spirit will
fail in what your Father has given Him to do.
The Will of
God can fail in nothing. Have faith in only this one thing, and
it will be sufficient:
you be in Heaven, and nothing can keep you from it or it from
misperceptions, your wierd imaginings, your blackest nightmares
all mean nothing. They will not prevail against the peace God wills
for you. The Holy Spirit will restore your sanity because insanity
is not the Will of God. If that suffices Him, it is enough for you.
You will not keep what God would have removed because it breaks
communication with you with whom He would communicate.
His voice will be heard.
link which God Himself placed within you, joining your minds with
His, cannot be broken. You may believe you want it broken, and this
belief does interfere with the deep peace in which the sweet and
constant communication which God would share with you is known.
Yet His channels of reaching out cannot be wholly closed and separated
be yours because His peace still flows to you from Him Whose Will
is peace. You
have it now. The Holy Spirit will teach you how to use it, and by
projecting it to learn that it is in you.
willed you Heaven, and will always will you nothing else.
Spirit knows only of His Will. There is no chance that Heaven
will not be yours, for God is sure, and what He wills is sure
as He is.
will learn salvation because you will learn how to save.
will not be possible to exempt yourself from what the Holy Spirit
wills to teach you.
is as sure as God. His certainty suffices.
that even the darkest nightmare that disturbed the mind of God’s
sleeping Son holds no power over him. He will learn the lesson
watches over him and light surrounds him.
God’s Son lose himself in dreams when God has placed within
him the glad call to waken and be glad?
cannot separate himself from what is in him. His sleep will not
withstand the call to wake.
mission of redemption will be fulfilled as surely as the creation
will remain unchanged throughout eternity.
The Holy Spirit cannot
fail to undo for you everything you have learned that teaches you
what is not true must be reconciled with truth. This is the reconciliation
which the ego would substitute for your reconciliation unto sanity
and unto peace. The Holy Spirit has a very different kind of reconciliation
in His Mind for you, and one which He will effect as surely as the
ego will not effect what it attempts.
do not have to know that Heaven is yours to make it so. It is so.
Yet the Will of God must be accepted as your will, to know it.
of the ego, not of God. From Him you cannot wander, and there is
no possibility that the plan the Holy Spirit offers to everyone,
for the salvation of everyone, will not be perfectly accomplished.
You will be released, and you will not remember anything you made
that was not created for you and by you in return. For how can you
remember what was never true, or not remember what has always been?
It is this reconciliation with truth, and only truth, in which the
peace of Heaven lies.