Clarification of Terms. 6. 1 – 3. “Jesus is the manifestation of the Holy Spirit, Whom he called down upon the earth after he ‘ascended into Heaven,’ or became completely identified with the Christ, the Son of God as God created him.
The Holy Spirit, being a creation of the one Creator, creating with Him and in His likeness or spirit, is eternal and has never changed. He was ‘called down upon the earth’ by Jesus in the sense that it was now widely possible on earth to accept Him and to hear His Voice. His is the Voice for God, and has therefore taken form. This form is not His reality, which God alone knows, along with God’s real Son, the Christ, Who is part of Him.
The Holy Spirit is described throughout the course as giving us the answer to the separation and bringing the plan of the Atonement to us, establishing our particular part in it and showing each of us exactly what it is. He has established Jesus as the leader in carrying out His plan, since Jesus was the first to complete his own part perfectly.
All power in Heaven and earth is therefore given him and he will share it with you when you have completed your part. The Atonement principle was given to the Holy Spirit long before Jesus set it in motion.
The Holy Spirit is described as the remaining Communication Link between God and His separated Sons. In order to fulfill this special function, the Holy Spirit has assumed a dual function. He knows because He is part of God; He perceives along with you because He was sent to save humanity.
The Holy Spirit is the great correction principle; the bringer of true perception, the inherent power of the Vision of Christ. He is the light in which the forgiven world is perceived; in which the face of Christ alone is seen.
He never forgets the Creator or His creation. He never forgets the Son of God. He never forgets you! And He brings the Love of your Father to you in an eternal shining that will never be obliterated because God has put it there.”
Note: Each morning I sit down at my computer, bring to the screen the cited paragraphs of the Course, read them a word at a time while asking my inner guidance for what will make the meaning clear to me in common language I can understand. I ask for clarification and it is given; a comma here, a preposition there, paragraph breaks not in the material before. I think it more correct to refer to what is in quotes as “reflections,” as they are captioned on the RMMC website where several samples appear. They are not verbatim quotes from the Course, but neither are they “interpretations” on my part. Sometimes I do add an observation in another paragraph preceded by >>>.
This careful, meticulous approach to studying the Course was suggested by Ken Wapnick, who stated often that the Course is broader, richer and deeper than most students realize. Once I began again in working through the material, asking the Holy Spirit’s help, I discovered I was being guided. When in doubt, I muscle test, as I learned from Dr. David R. Hawkins, whose books, videos and workshops combining Course teachings with biblical, Hindu and Buddhist practice have been most helpful to me with the Course. Peace – Ron