The fear of God is fear
of life and not of death. Yet He remains the only place
of safety. In Him is no attack, and no illusion in any
form stalks Heaven. Heaven is wholly true. No difference
enters, and what is all the same cannot conflict.
You are not asked
to fight against your wish to murder.
But you are asked to realize
the form it takes conceals the
same intent. And
it is this you fear and not the form. What is not love
Every illusion is an assault
on truth, and every one does violence to the idea of
love because it seems to be of equal truth.
What can be equal to the
truth yet different? Murder and love are incompatible.
Yet if they both are true, then must they be the same
and indistinguishable from one another.
So will they
be to those who see God's Son a body.
For it is not the
body that is like the Son's Creator. And
what is lifeless cannot be the Son of Life. How can
a body be extended to hold the universe?
Can it (the
and be what it creates? And can it offer its creations
all that it is and never suffer loss?
God does not share His
function with a body. He gave the function to create
unto His Son because it is His own. It is not sinful
to believe the function of the Son is murder, but it
is insanity. What is the same can have no different
function. Creation is the means for God's extension,
and what is His must be His Son's as well.
the Father and the Son are murderers or neither is.
Life makes not
death, creating like itself.
The lovely light
of your relationship is like the love of God. It cannot
yet assume the holy function God gave His Son, for your
forgiveness of one another is not complete as yet, and
so it cannot be extended to all creation.
form of murder and attack that still attracts you, and
that you do not recognize for what it is, limits the healing
and the miracles you have the power to extend to all.
Yet does the Holy
Spirit understand how to increase your little gifts
and make them mighty. Also He understands how your relationship
is raised above the battleground, in it no more.
is your part--to realize that murder in any form is not
your will. The overlooking of the battleground is now
Be lifted up and from
a higher place look down upon it. From there will your
perspective be quite different.
the midst of it, it does seem real.
have chosen to be part of it.
murder is your choice. Yet
from above, the choice is miracles instead of murder.
And the perspective coming from this choice shows you
the battle is not real and easily escaped. Bodies may
battle, but the clash of forms is meaningless. And it
is over when you realize that it never was begun.
can a battle be perceived as nothingness when you engage
in it? How
can the truth of miracles be recognized if murder is
When the temptation
rises to make your mind darkened and murderous, remember
you can see the battle from above. Even in forms you
do not recognize, the signs you know.
When it occurs, leave not your place
on high but quickly choose a miracle instead of murder.
And God Himself and all the lights of Heaven will gently
lean to you and hold you up. For you have chosen to
remain where He would have you, and no illusion can
attack the peace of God together with His Son.
See no one from the battleground,
for there you look on him from nowhere. You have no
reference-point from where to look, where meaning can
be given what you see. For only bodies could attack
and murder, and if this is your purpose, then you must
be one with them. Only a purpose
unifies, and those who share a purpose have a mind as
one. The body has no purpose and must be solitary. From
below, it cannot be surmounted. From above, the limits
it exerts on those in battle still are gone and not
body stands between the Father and the Heaven He created
for His Son because it has no purpose.
Think what is given those who share
their Father's purpose and who know that it is theirs!
They want for nothing. Sorrow of any kind is inconceivable.
Only the light they love is in awareness, and only love
shines upon them forever. It is their past, their present,
and their future always the same, eternally complete,
and wholly shared. They know it is impossible their
happiness could ever suffer change of any kind.
Perhaps you think the battleground
can offer something that you can win. Can it be anything
that offers you a perfect calmness and a sense of love
so deep and quiet that no touch of doubt can ever mar
your certainty? And that will last forever? Those
with the strength of God in their awareness could never
think of battle. What could they gain but loss of their
perfection? For everything fought for
on the battleground is of the body--something it seems
to offer or to own.
one who knows that he has everything could seek for limitation,
nor could he value the body's offerings.
The senselessness of conquest is quite apparent from the
quiet sphere above the battleground. What can conflict
with everything? And what is there that offers less, yet
could be wanted more? Who with the love of God upholding
him could find the choice of miracles or murder hard to