Ch. 4. III. 2 – 5. Jesus: “The reason you need my help is because you have denied your own inner Guide and therefore need guidance. My role is to separate the true from the false for you, so truth can break through the barriers the ego has set up and can shine into your mind.
Against our united strength the ego cannot prevail. By now, It is surely apparent why the ego regards spirit as its ‘enemy.’ The ego arose from the separation, and its continued existence depends on your continuing belief in the separation. The ego must offer you some sort of reward for maintaining this belief. All it can offer is a sense of special but temporary existence, which begins with its own beginning and ends with its own ending. It tells you this sort of ‘life’ is all of your existence because it is its own.
Against this sense of temporary existence, what spirit offers you is the knowledge of permanence and unshakeable being. No one who has experienced the revelation of this can ever fully believe in the ego again. How can its meager offering to you prevail against the glorious gift of God?
You who identify with your ego cannot believe there is a God Who loves you as He does. You do not love this illusory identity you’ve made, and what you’ve made does not love you. Being made out of the denial of the Father, the ego has no allegiance to its maker. You cannot conceive of the real relationship that exists between God and His creations because of your contempt for the little self you made. Now you project onto the ego the decision to separate, and this conflicts with the love you feel for the ego because you made it.
No love in this world is without this ambivalence, and since no ego has experienced love without ambivalence, the concept is beyond its understanding. Real Love will enter immediately into any mind that truly wants it, but it must want it truly. This means that it wants it without ambivalence, and this kind of wanting is wholly without the ego’s ‘drive to get.’
There is a kind of experience so different from anything the ego can offer you, that you will never want to cover or hide it again. It is necessary to repeat that only your belief in darkness and hiding stands in the way of the light entering your mind. The Bible gives many references to the immeasurable gifts which are for you, but for which you must simply ask. This asking, however, is not a condition as the ego sets conditions. It is the glorious condition of what you are!”