you understand is fearful. It is only in darkness and
in ignorance that you perceive the frightening, and you
shrink away from it to further darkness. And yet it is
only the hidden that can terrify, not for what it IS,
but for its hiddenness.
obscure is frightening because you do not understand its
meaning. If you did, it would be clear and you would be
no longer in the dark. Nothing
has hidden value, for what is hidden cannot be shared,
and so its value is unknown. The hidden is kept apart,
but value always lies in joint appreciation. What is concealed
cannot be loved, and so it must be feared. The quiet light
in which the Holy Spirit dwells within you is merely perfect
openness, in which nothing is hidden, and therefore nothing
will always yield to love if it is brought to love, not
hidden from it. There is no darkness that the light of
love will not dispel, unless it is concealed from love’s
beneficence. What is kept apart from love cannot share
its healing power because it has been separated off and
kept in darkness. The sentinels of darkness watch over
it carefully, and you who made these guardians of illusion
out of nothing are now afraid of them.
Would you continue to give imagined power to these strange
ideas of safety?
are neither safe nor unsafe. They do not protect; neither
do they attack. They do nothing at all, being nothing
at all. As guardians of darkness and of ignorance, look
to them only for fear, for what they keep obscure IS fearful.
But let them go, and what was fearful will be so no longer.
Without protection of obscurity only the light of love
remains, for only this has meaning and can live in light.
Everything else must disappear.
Death yields to life simply because destruction is not
true. The light of guiltlessness shines guilt away because,
when they are brought together, the truth of one must
make the falsity of its opposite perfectly clear.
not guilt and guiltlessness apart, for your belief that
you can have them both is meaningless. All you have done
by keeping them apart is lose their meaning by confusing
them with each other. And so you do not realize that only
one means anything, and the other is wholly without sense
of any kind.
You have interpreted the separation as a means which you
have made for breaking your communication with your Father.The
Holy Spirit re-interprets it as a means of re-establishing
what has not been broken but has been made obscure. All
things you made have use to Him, for His most holy purpose.
He knows you are not separate from God, but He perceives
much in your mind that lets you think you are. All this,
and nothing else, would He separate from you.
power of decision, which you made in place of the power
of creation, He would teach you how to use on your behalf.
You who made it to crucify yourselves must learn of Him
how to apply it to the holy cause of restoration. You
who speak in dark and devious symbols do not understand
the language you have made. It has no meaning, for its
purpose is not communication, but rather, the disruption
of communication. If the purpose of language IS communication,
how can this tongue mean anything?
even this strange and twisted effort to communicate through
not communicating holds enough of love to make it meaningful,
if its interpreter is not its maker. You who made it are
but expressing conflict, from which the Holy Spirit would
what you would communicate to Him. He will interpret it
to you with perfect clarity, for He knows with Whom you
are in perfect communication.
know not what you say, and so you know not what is said
to you. Yet your Interpreter perceives the meaning in
your alien language. He will not attempt to communicate
the meaningless. But He will separate out all that has
meaning, dropping off the rest and offering your true
communication to those who would communicate as truly
with you. You speak two languages at once, and this must
lead to unintelligibility. Yet if one means nothing and
the other everything, only that one is possible for purposes
of communication. The other but interferes with it.
Holy Spirit’s function is entirely communication.
He therefore must remove whatever interferes with it in
order to restore it. Therefore, keep no source of interference
from His sight, for He will not attack your sentinels.
But bring them to Him, and let His gentleness teach you
that, in the light, they are not fearful, and cannot serve
to guard the dark doors behind which nothing at all is
must open all doors and let the light come streaming through.
There are no hidden chambers in God’s temple. Its
gates are open wide to greet His Son. No one can fail
to come where God has called him if he close not the door
himself upon his Father’s welcome.