it is certain that you judge yourself according to your
teaching. The ego’s teaching produces immediate
results because its decisions are immediately accepted
as your choice. And this acceptance means that you are
willing to judge yourself accordingly. Cause and effect
are very clear in the ego’s thought system because
all your learning has been directed towards establishing
the relationship between them. And would you not have
faith in what you have so diligently taught yourself
to believe? Yet remember how much care you have exerted
in choosing its witnesses, and in avoiding those which
spoke for the cause of truth and Iits effects.
not the fact that you have not learned what you have
taught show you that you do not perceive the Sonship
as one? And does it not also show you that you do not
regard yourself as one? For it is impossible to teach
successfully wholly without conviction, and it is equally
impossible that conviction be outside of you. You could
never have taught freedom unless you did believe in
it. And it must be that what you taught came from yourself.
And yet, this Self you clearly do not know, and do not
recognize It even though It functions. What functions
must be there. And it is only if you deny what it has
done that you could possibly deny its presence.
is a course in how to know yourself.
have taught what you are, but have not let what you
are teach you. You have been very careful to avoid the
obvious, and not to see the real cause and effect relationship
that is perfectly apparent. Yet within you is everything
can it be that has not learned it? It must be this that
is really outside yourself, not by your own projection,
but in truth. And it is this that you have taken in
that is not you. What
you accept into your minds does not really change them.
Illusions are but beliefs in what is not there. And
the seeming conflict between truth and illusion can
only be resolved by separating yourself from the illusion,
and not from truth.
teaching has already done this, for the Holy Spirit
is part of you. Created by God, He left neither God
nor His creation. He is both God and you, as you are
God and Him together. For God’s answer to the
separation added more to you than you tried to take
away. He protected both your creations and you together,
keeping one with you what you would exclude. And they
will take the place of what you took in to replace them.
They are quite real, as part of the Self you do not
know. And they communicate to you through the Holy Spirit,
and their power and gratitude to you for their creation
they offer gladly to your teaching of yourself, who
is their home. You who are host to God are also host
to them. For nothing real has ever left the mind of
its creator. And what is not real was never there.
are not two selves in conflict. What is beyond God?
If you who hold Him and whom He holds are the universe,
all else must be outside, where nothing is. You
have taught this, and from far off in the universe,
yet not beyond yourself, the witnesses to your teaching
have gathered to help you learn. Their gratitude has
joined with yours and God’s to strengthen your
faith in what you taught. For what you taught is true.
Alone, you stand outside your teaching and apart from
it. But with them you must learn that you but taught
yourself, and learned from the conviction you shared
year you will begin to learn, and make learning commensurate
with teaching. You have chosen this by your own willingness
to teach. Though you seemed to suffer for it, the joy
of teaching will yet be yours. For the joy of teaching
is in the learner, who offers it to the teacher in gratitude,
and shares it with him. As you learn, your gratitude
to your Self, Who teaches you what He is, will grow
and help you honor Him. And you will learn His power
and strength and purity, and love Him as His Father
Kingdom has no limits and no end, and there is nothing
in Him that is not perfect and eternal. All this is
you, and nothing outside of this ia you.
your most holy Self all praise is due for what you are,
and for what He is Who created you as you are.
or later must everyone bridge the gap which he imagines
exists between his selves.
one builds this bridge, which carries him across the
gap as soon as he is willing to expend some little effort
on behalf of bridging it.
little efforts are powerfully supplemented by the strength
of Heaven, and by the united will of all who make Heaven
what it is, being joined within it. And so the one who
would cross over is literally transported there.
bridge is builded stronger than you think, and your
foot is planted firmly on it.
no fear that the attraction of those who stand on the
other side and wait for you will not draw you safely
across. For you will come where you would be, and where
your Self awaits you.