Ch. 6. III. 3 & 4. & IV. 1 – 3. Jesus: “Your safety lies in the complete relinquishment of attack thoughts. No compromise is possible in this. Teach attack in any form and you have learned it. And it will hurt you! Yet this faulty learning from the past is not immortal, and you can unlearn it by simply not teaching it.
Since you cannot not teach, your salvation lies in teaching the exact opposite of everything the ego would have you believe. This is how you will learn the truth that will set you free, and will keep you free as you teach it and others learn it of you. The only way to have peace is to teach peace. For in teaching peace you must learn it yourself, because you cannot teach what you dissociate from. Only thus can you win back the knowledge that you threw away by listening to the ego.
Any idea that you share you must first have. It awakens in your mind through the conviction gained by teaching it. Everything you teach you are learning. Teach only love, then, and learn that love is yours and you are love!
Remember that the Holy Spirit is always the Answer you want, not the question. The ego always speaks first. It is capricious and does not mean its maker well, and you are its maker. It believes, and correctly, that its maker may withdraw his support from it at any moment. If it meant you well, it would be glad, just as the Holy Spirit will be glad when He has brought you home and you no longer need His guidance.
While the ego wants you to identify with it, the ego does not regard itself as part of you, your true Self. Herein lies its primary error, separation, the foundation of its whole thought system. When God created you He created you part of Him. That is why within the Kingdom attack is impossible.
Turning away from love, you made the ego, and so it does not love you. You could not remain within the Kingdom without love, and since the Kingdom is love, as long as you listen to the ego you believe you are without love. This also enables the ego to regard itself as separate and outside its maker, thus speaking for the part of your mind that would believe that you are separate and outside the Mind of God. The ego, then, raised the first question that was ever asked, but one it can never answer. That question, ‘What are you?’ was the beginning of doubt. The ego has never answered any questions since, although it has raised a great many!
At its most inventive, the ego has never done any more than obscure the real question, because you have the answer within you and thus the ego is afraid of you. You cannot understand the conflict you feel until you fully understand the basic fact that the ego cannot know anything, but can only judge and speculate.
The Holy Spirit does not speak first, but He always answers truly. Everyone has called upon Him for help at one time or another and in one way or another, and has been answered. Since the Holy Spirit answers truly, He answers for all time, which means that everyone has the answer now.”
(Note: We will be traveling the rest of January 2016, but will be back in early February. Peace – Ron)