your will is universal, being limitless. And so it has no form nor
is content for its expression in the terms of form.
They are the belief
that there are forms which will bring happiness and that, by limiting,
is all attained.
It is as if you
have no need of everything.
little thing I want, and it will be as everything to me.”
must fail to satisfy because it is your will that everything be
idols, and you ask for loss.
Decide for truth, and everything is yours.
It is not
form you seek.
What form can be
a substitute for God the Father’s love?
form can take the place of all the love in the Divinity of God the
What idol can make two of
what is one?
And can the limitless
do not want an idol. It is not your will to have one.
not bestow on you the gift you seek.
you decide upon the form of what you want, you lose the understanding
of its purpose. So you see your will within the idol, thus reducing
it to a specific form.
could never be your will because what shares in all creation cannot
be content with small ideas and little things.
the search for every idol lies the yearning for completion.
has no form because it is unlimited.
seek a special person or a thing to add to you to make yourself
complete can only mean that you believe some form is missing. And
by finding this, you will achieve completion in a form you like.
This is the
purpose of an idol...
you will not look beyond it to the source of the belief that
you are incomplete.
if you had sinned could this be so. For sin is the idea you are
alone and separated off from what is whole. A
thus it would be necessary for the search for wholeness to be made
beyond the boundaries of limits on yourself.
is the idol that you want. But what you think it offers you, you
want indeed and have the right to ask for. Nor could it be possible
it be denied. Your will to be complete is but God’s will,
and this is given you by being His.
knows not form. He cannot answer you in terms which have no meaning.
And your will could not be satisfied with empty forms made but to
fill a gap which is not there.
is not this you want.
gives no separate person and no separate thing the power to
complete the Son of God.
can be called upon to give the Son of God what he already has?
is the function of God’s Son. He has no need to seek for it
all idols stands his holy will to be but what he is.
than whole is meaningless.
there were change in him, if he could be reduced to any form and
limited to what is not in him, he would not be as God created him.
idol can he need to be himself?
can he give a part of him away?
is not whole cannot make whole. But what is really asked for cannot
be denied. Your will is granted. Not in any form that would
content you not, but in the whole completely lovely Thought God
holds of you.
that God knows not exists.
what He knows exists forever, changelessly. For thoughts endure
as long as does the mind that thought of them. And in the Mind of
God there is no ending nor a time in which His Thoughts were absent
or could suffer change.
are not born and canno
t die. They
share the attributes of their creator, nor have they a separate
life apart from his.
you think are in your mind, as you are in the Mind Which thought
of you. And so there are no separate parts in what exists within
God’s Mind. It is forever one, eternally united and at peace.
seem to come and go.
all this means is that you are sometimes aware of them and sometimes
not. An unremembered thought is born again to you when it returns
to your awareness. Yet it did not die when you forgot it. It was
always there, but you were unaware of it.
God holds of you is perfectly unchanged by your forgetting.
always be exactly as it was before the time when you forgot and
will be just the same when you remember. And it is the same within
the interval when you forgot.
Thoughts of God are far beyond all change
They await not birth.
They wait for welcome and remembering.
Thought God holds of you is like a star, unchangeable in an
eternal sky, s
high in Heaven it is set that those outside of Heaven know not
it is there.
and white and lovely will it shine through all eternity.
was no time it was not there; no instant when its light grew dimmer
or less perfect ever was.
knows the Father knows this light, for He is the eternal sky which
holds it safe, forever lifted up, and anchored sure.
perfect purity does not depend on whether it is seen on earth or
The sky embraces it and softly
holds it in its perfect place, which is as far from earth as earth
not the distance nor the time which keeps this star invisible
But those who seek
for idols cannot know this star is there.
all idols is the Thought God holds of you. Completely unaffected
turmoil and the terror of the world,
dreams of birth and death that here are dreamed,
myriad of forms that fear can take;
undisturbed, the Thought God holds of you remains exactly as it
by a stillness so complete no sound of battle comes remotely near,
it rests in certainty and perfect peace.
is your one reality kept safe, completely unaware of all the world
that worships idols and that knows not God. In perfect sureness
of its changelessness and of its rest in its eternal home, the Thought
God holds of you has never left the Mind of its Creator Whom it
knows, as its Creator knows that it is there.
could the Thought God holds of you exist but where you are?
your reality a thing apart from you and in a world which your reality
knows nothing of? Outside you there is no eternal sky, no changeless
star, and no reality. The Mind of Heaven's Son in Heaven is, for
there the Mind of Father and Son joined in creation which can have
no end. You have not two realities, but one. Nor can you be aware
of more than one. An idol or the Thought God holds of you is your
Forget not, then, that idols must keep hidden what you are, not
from the Mind of God, but from your own.
star shines still; the sky has never changed.
you, the holy Son of God Himself, are unaware of your reality.