if you do not accept the necessary conditions for knowing
Him, you have denied Him, and do not recognize Him,
though He is all around you. He cannot be known without
His Son, whose guiltlessness is the condition for knowing
His Son as guilty is denial of the Father so complete
that knowledge is swept away from recognition in the
very mind where God Himself has placed it. If you would
but listen, and learn how impossible this is! Do not
endow Him with attributes You understand. You made Him
not and anything you understand is not of Him.
task is not to make reality. It is here without your
making, but not without you. You, who have thrown your
selves away and valued God so little, hear me speak
for Him and for yourselves. You cannot understand how
much your Father loves you, for there is no parallel
in your experience of the world to help you understand
it. There is nothing on earth with which it can compare,
and nothing you have ever felt, apart from Him, that
resembles it ever so faintly. You cannot even give a
blessing in perfect gentleness.
you know of One Who gives forever, and Who knows of
nothing except giving?
The Children of Heaven live in the light of the blessing
of their Father, because they know that they are sinless.
The Atonement was established as the means of restoring
guiltlessness to the mind which has denied it, and thus
denied Heaven to Itself. Atonement teaches you the true
condition of the Son of God. It does not teach you what
you are, or what your Father is. The Holy Spirit, Who
remembers this for you, merely teaches you how to remove
the blocks that stand between you and what you know.
His memory is yours. If you remember what you have made,
you are remembering nothing. Remembrance of reality
is in Him, and therefore in you.
The guiltless and the guilty are totally incapable of
understanding one another. Each perceives the other
as like himself, making them unable to communicate because
each sees the other unlike the way he sees himself.
God can communicate only to the Holy Spirit in your
mind because only He shares the knowledge of what you
are with God. And only the Holy Spirit can answer God
for you, for only He knows what God is. Everything else
that you have placed within your mind cannot exist,
for what is not in communication with the Mind of God
has never been. Communication with God is life. Nothing
without it is at all.
The only part of your mind that has reality is the part
which links you still with God.
you have all of it transformed into a radiant message
of God’s Love, to share with all the lonely ones
who denied Him with you? God
makes this possible. Would you deny His yearning to
be known? You yearn for Him as He for you. This is forever
changeless. Accept, then, the immutable. Leave the world
of death behind, and return quietly to Heaven. There
is nothing of value here, and everything of value there.
Listen to the Holy Spirit, and to God through Him. He
speaks of you to you. Thereis no guilt in you, for God
is blessed in His Son as the Son is blessed in Him.
one of you has a special part to play in the Atonement,
but the message given to each to share is always the
same; God's Son is guiltless. Each one teaches the message
differently, and learns it differently. Yet until he
teaches it and learns it, he will suffer the pain of
dim awareness that his true function remains unfulfilled
in him. The burden of guilt is heavy, but God would
not have you bound by it. His plan for your awaking
is as perfect as yours is fallible. You know not what
you do, but He Who knows is with you. His gentleness
is yours, and all the love you share with God He holds
in trust for you.
would teach you nothing except how to be happy.
Blessed Son of a wholly blessing Father, joy was created
for you. Who can condemn whom God has blessed? There
is nothing in the Mind of God that does not share his
shining innocence. Creation is the natural extension
of perfect purity. Your only calling here is to devote
yourself, with active willingness, to the denial of
guilt in all its forms. To
accuse is not to understand. The happy learners of the
Atonement become the teachers of the innocence that
is the right of all that God created. Deny them not
what is their due, for you will not withhold it from
inheritance of the Kingdom is the right of God’s
Son, given him in his creation ask for guilt and will
experience it. Protect his purity from every thought
that would steal it away and keep it from his sight.
innocence to light, in answer to the call of the Atonement.
Never allow purity to remain hidden, but shine away
the heavy veils of guilt within which the Son of God
has hidden himself from his own sight. We are all joined
in the Atonement here, and nothing else can unite us
in this world. So will the world of separation slip
away, and full communication be restored between the
Father and the Son.
The miracle acknowledges the guiltlessness which must
have been denied to produce need of healing. Do not
withhold this glad acknowledgment, for hope of happiness
and release from suffering of every kind lie in it.
Who is there but wishes to be free of pain? He may not
yet have learned how to exchange his guilt for innocence,
nor realize that only in this exchange can freedom from
pain be his. Yet
those who have failed to learn need teaching, not attack.
To attack those who have need of teaching is to fail
to learn from them.
Teachers of innocence, each in his own way, have joined
together, taking their part in the unified curriculum
of the Atonement. There is no unity of learning goals
apart from this. There is no conflict in this curriculum,
which has one aim however it is taught. Each effort
made on its behalf is offered for the single purpose
of release from guilt, to the eternal glory of God and
His creation. And every teaching that points to this
points straight to Heaven, and to the peace of God.