magic is a form of reconciling the irreconcilable. All
religion is the recognition that the irreconcilable
cannot be reconciled. Sickness and perfection are irreconcilable.
God created you perfect, you are perfect.
If you believe you can be sick, you have placed other
gods before Him. God is not at war with the god of sickness
you made, but you are. He is the symbol of willing against
God, and you are afraid of him because he cannot be
reconciled with God’s Will. If you attack him,
you will make him real to you. But if you refuse to
worship him in whatever form he may appear to you and
wherever you think you see him, he will disappear into
the nothingness out of which he was made.
Reality can dawn only on an unclouded mind.
It is always there to be accepted, but its acceptance
depends on yourwillingness to have it. To know reality
must involve the willingness to judge unreality for
what it is. This is the right use of selective perception.
To overlook nothingness is merely to judge it correctly,
and because of your ability to evaluate it truly, to
let it go. Knowledge cannot dawn on a mind full of illusions,
because truth and illusions are irreconcilable. Truth
is whole, and cannot be known by part of a mind.
Sonship cannot be perceived as partly sick because to
perceive it that way is not to perceive it at all. If
the Sonship is one, it is one in all respects. Oneness
cannot be divided. If you perceive other gods your mind
is split, and you will not be able to limit the split
because the split is the sign that you have removed
part of your mind from God’s Will, and this means
it is out of control. To be out of control is to be
out of reason, and the mind does become unreasonable
without reason. This is merely a matter of definition.
By defining the mind wrongly, you perceive it as functioning
laws will keep your minds at peace because peace is
His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it.
His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws
of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable,
their laws cannot be understood together.
laws of God work only for your good, and there are no
other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawless,
and therefore chaotic.
Yet God Himself has protected everything He created
by His laws. Therefore, everything that is not under
them does not exist. “Laws of chaos” are
meaningless by definition. Creation is perfectly lawful,
and the chaotic is without meaning because it is without
God. You have given your peace to the gods you made,
but they are not there to takeit from you, and you are
not able to give it to them.
are not free to give up freedom, but only to deny it.
You cannot do what God did not intend because what He
did not intend does not happen. Your gods do not bring
chaos; you are endowing them with chaos and accepting
it of them. All this has never been. Nothing but the
laws of God has ever operated, and nothing except His
Will will ever be. You were created through His laws
and by His Will, and the manner of your creation established
you as creators.
you have made is so unworthy of you that you could hardly
want it if you were willing to see it as it is. You
will see nothing at all. And your vision will automatically
look beyond it to what is in you and all around you.
Reality cannot break through the obstructions you interpose,
but it will envelop you completely when you let them
When you have experienced the protection of God the
making of idols becomes inconceivable. There are no
strange images in the Mind of God, and what is not in
His Mind cannot be in yours because you are of one Mind,
and that Mind belongs to Him. It is yours because it
belongs to Him, for ownership is sharing to Him. And
if it is so for Him, it is so for you. His definitions
are His laws, for by them He established the universe
as what it is. No false gods you attempt to interpose
between yourself and your reality affect truth at all.
Peace is yours because God created you. And He created
The miracle is the act of a Son of God who has laid
aside all false gods, and who calls on his brothers
to do likewise. It is an act of faith because it is
the recognition that his brother can do it. It is a
call to the Holy Spirit in his mind, a call to Him which
is strengthened by this joining. Because the miracle
worker has heard Him he strengthens His Voice in a sick
brother by weakening his belief in sickness, which he
does not share. The power of one mind can shine into
another because all the lamps of God were lit by the
same spark. It is everywhere and it is eternal.
many only the spark remains, for the great rays are
obscured. Yet God has kept the spark alive so that the
rays can never be completely forgotten. If you but see
the little spark you will learn of the greater light,
for the rays are there unseen. Perceiving the spark
will heal, but knowing the light will create. Yet in
the returning the little light must be acknowledged
first, for the separation was a descent from magnitude
to littleness. But the spark is still as pure as the
great light because it is the remaining call of creation.
Put all your faith in it, and God Himself will answer