T. 18. IX. 1 – 5. “You have been told to bring the darkness to the light, and guilt to holiness. And you have also been told that error must be corrected at its source. Therefore, it is the tiny part of yourself, the little thought that seems split off and separate, that the Holy Spirit needs. The rest of you is fully in God’s keeping, and needs no guide at all!
Yet it is this wild and delusional thought that needs help! In its delusions, it thinks it is the Son of God, whole and omnipotent, sole ruler of the little kingdom it has set apart to tyrannize by madness into obedience and slavery. This is the little part you think ‘you stole’ from Heaven, imagining yourself as guilty!
You need but give it back to Heaven! Heaven has not lost it, but you have lost the sight of Heaven. Let the Holy Spirit remove it from the withered kingdom in which you set it off, surrounded by darkness, guarded by attack, and reinforced by hate. Within its barricades is still a tiny segment of the Son of God, complete and holy, serene and unaware of what you think surrounds it.
Be you no longer separate! For the One Who does surround it has brought union to you, returning your little offering of darkness to the eternal light. How is this done? It is extremely simple, being based upon the simple fact that this little kingdom is really only an illusion! The barren sands, the darkness and the lifelessness, are seen only through the body’s eyes! The body’s bleak sight is distorted, and the messages it transmits to you, who made it to limit your awareness, are but little and limited messages, so fragmented they are meaningless!
From the world of bodies, made by insanity, insane messages seem to be returned to the mind that made it. And these messages bear witness to this world of separated forms, pronouncing it as true. Yet it is you who have sent forth these messengers to bring this ‘picture of reality’ back to you, and then, in turn, have denied doing so!
Thus everything these messages relay to you seems ‘quite external’ to your choice of what you want to see! There are no messages that speak of the guilt that is their underlying source, for it is not the mindless body that could speak of this. The body’s eyes perceive it not; its senses remain quite unaware of it; its tongue cannot relay its messages.
Yet God can bring you to the source of error, there to look upon it and choose once again, that is, if you are willing to follow the Holy Spirit through all seeming terror, trusting Him not to abandon you. For it is not His purpose to frighten you, though it would surely be your ego’s!
Without a doubt, you are severely tempted to abandon Him at the outside ring of fear, but He would lead you safely through and far beyond. The circle of fear lies just below the level the body sees, and seems to be the whole foundation on which the world is based. Here are all the illusions wrought of guilt, all the twisted thoughts, all the insane attacks, the fury, the vengeance and betrayal that were made to keep the guilt in place, so that the world could rise from it and keep it hidden. Guilt’s shadow rises to the surface, enough to hold its most external manifestations in darkness, and to bring despair and loneliness to it and keep it joyless. Yet guilt’s intensity is veiled by its heavy coverings of form, and kept apart from what was made to keep it hidden. The body cannot see this, for the body arose from this for its protection, which depends on keeping it unseen. The body’s eyes will never look on it. Yet they will see what it dictates!
As long as you believe that guilt is real, the body will remain guilt’s messenger, and will act as it directs! For the ‘reality’ of guilt is the illusion that seems to make it heavy and opaque, impenetrable, and a real foundation for the ego’s thought system. Its actual thinness and transparency are not apparent until you see the light behind it. And then you see it as merely a fragile veil before the light!”