Ch. 9. VIII. 4 – 8. Jesus: “Grandeur is truth, totally without illusions, and because it is real it is compellingly convincing. Yet the conviction of reality will not remain with you unless you keep the ego from successfully attacking it.
The ego will make every effort to recover its dominance, and to mobilize its energies against your release from it. It will tell you that you are insane, arguing that grandeur cannot be a real part of you because of the littleness in which it so firmly believes. Yet your grandeur is not delusional because it is of God, and you did not make it. You made grandiosity by thinking with the ego, and are afraid of it because it is a form of attack.
But your grandeur is of God, Who created it out of His Love! From your grandeur you can only bless, because your grandeur is your abundance. By blessing, you hold your abundance in your mind, protecting it from illusions and keeping yourself in the Mind of God.
Remember always that there is nowhere you can really be except in the Mind of God. When you forget this, you will despair, and listening to the ego, you will attack.The ego, however, depends solely on your willingness to tolerate it.If you are willing to look upon your grandeur, you cannot despair, and therefore you cannot want the ego.
Your grandeur is God’s answer to the ego because it is true. Littleness, an illusion, and grandeur cannot coexist, nor is it possible for them to alternate. Littleness and grandiosity can and must alternate, since both are untrue and are therefore on the same delusional level of thought. Being the level of uncertainty, it is experienced as continually shifting, and extremes are therefore an essential characteristic.
Truth and littleness are denials of each other because grandeur is truth! Truth does not vacillate; it is always true. When grandeur slips away from you, you have replaced it with something you have made up by listening to the ego. Perhaps it is the belief in littleness; perhaps it is the belief in grandiosity. Yet it must be insane because it is not true!
Your grandeur will never deceive you, but your illusions always will. Illusions are deceptions. Your grandeur cannot ‘triumph,’ but you are exalted! And in your exalted state, you seek others like you and rejoice with them. It is easy to distinguish grandeur from grandiosity, because love is returned and pride is not. Pride will not produce miracles, and will therefore deprive you of the true witnesses to your reality.
Truth is neither obscure nor hidden, but its obviousness to you lies in the joy you bring to its witnesses, who then show it to you. They thereby attest to your grandeur, but they cannot attest to pride because pride is of the ego and cannot be shared. God wants you to behold what He created because it is His joy!”