Ch. 6. VI. 2 – 6. Jesus: “Since the tiny mad idea when it raised that first question, ‘What are you?’, the ego has never answered any questions. Although it has raised a great many since, that question was the beginning of all your doubt. At its most inventive, the ego has never done any more than obscure the original question from your view. And it has done that only because you do have the Answer, and the ego is afraid you will remember It!
You cannot understand the conflict in your mind until you fully understand the basic fact that the ego itself cannot know anything. The Holy Spirit does not speak first, but He always does answer, and in His knowing, answers truly. In fact, 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! The ego cannot hear the Holy Spirit, but the ego does believe that ‘something’ in the mind that made it is against it. It interprets this as a justification for attacking you, its maker! It believes that the best defense is attack, and wants you to believe it too. Unless you do believe it you will not side with the ego.
Perceiving something alien to itself in your mind, the ego feels badly in need of allies, though not of real brothers! Because the ego knows the body is of its own making and not truly part of you, the ego uses the body as its ally in defense. This means that the body is the ego’s ‘best friend.’ Quite frankly then, the relationship is an alliance based on the illusion of separation. And if you make the mistake of siding with this ‘ego-body alliance,’ you will inevitably be afraid because you are siding with an alliance of fear.
The ego uses the body to conspire against your whole mind, and because the ego realizes that its ‘enemy’ can end them both merely by recognizing they are not part of it, they seem to be joining in the attack together. If you consider what it really involves, this is perhaps the strangest perception of all. The ego, which is not real, attempts to persuade the mind, which is real, that the mind belongs to the ego and is merely the ego’s learning device for its own purposes; and further, that the body is more real than the mind is! No one in his right mind could possibly believe this, and no one in his right mind does believe it!
Hear, then, the one answer of the Holy Spirit to all the questions the ego raises about you: ‘You are a child of God, a priceless part of His Kingdom, which He created as part of Him. Nothing else exists and only this is real. You have chosen a sleep in which you have had fearful dreams, but the sleep is not real and your Creator calls you to awaken.'”
Note: Elnore and I are back at home again. Our Wednesday evening Course study group resumes tomorrow at 7 PM and I am once again scheduling energy healing sessions. I am also available to meet for breakfast, lunch or a walk in the park. – Ron