Manual 29. 2 – 5. Jesus: “Be glad you have a Teacher Who cannot make a mistake. His answers are always right! Would you say that of yours?
There is another advantage – and a very important one at that – in referring decisions to the Holy Spirit with increasing frequency. Perhaps you have not thought of this aspect, but its centrality is obvious. To follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance is to let yourself be absolved of guilt. This is the essence of the Atonement. It is the core of the curriculum.
The imagined usurping of functions not your own is the basis of fear. The whole world you see reflects the illusion that you have done so, making fear inevitable. To return the function to the One to Whom it belongs is thus the escape from fear. And it is this that lets the memory of love return to you. Do not, then, think that following the Holy Spirit’s guidance is necessary merely because of your own inadequacies. It is the way out of hell for you.Here again is the paradox often referred to in the course. To say, ‘Of myself I can do nothing’ is to gain all power. And yet it is but a seeming paradox. As God created you, you have all power. The image you made of yourself has none!
The Holy Spirit knows the truth of you. The image you made of you does not! Yet, despite its obvious and complete ignorance, this image assumes it knows all things because you have given that belief to it. Such is your teaching, and the teaching of the world that was made to uphold it. But the Teacher Who knows the truth has not forgotten truth. His decisions bring benefit to all, being wholly devoid of attack. And therefore they are incapable of arousing guilt.Who assumes a power that he does not possess is deceiving himself. Yet to accept the power given him by God is but to acknowledge his Creator and accept His gifts. And His gifts have no limit. To ask the Holy Spirit to decide for you is simply to accept your true inheritance!”