- Remember the Atonement: the separation never happened.
- Look at the ego without fear & guilt.
- My one & only responsibility is accepting Atonement for myself.
- Overlook what your brother did not do.
- Continuously remember the Atonement. As specifically as possible.
- We are one with 7.5B masked manifestations.
The Atonement is the guarantee of the safety of the Kingdom, & the union of the Sonship is its protection. The ego cannot prevail against the Kingdom because the Sonship is united. In the presence of those who hear the Holy Spirit’s Call to be one, the ego fades away & is undone (T-5.IV.1:9-11).
The Atonement….merely brings unholiness to holiness; or what you made to what you are. Bringing illusion to truth, or the ego to God, is the Holy Spirit’s only function (T-14 .IX.1:1, 3-4).
The ego’s origin began with the belief my will is separate from God’s. The Atonement ends the ego’s origin. My will & God’s are the same.
The Atonement means that we never separated from God & have nothing fear.
Atone for yourself:
“The sole responsibility of God’s teacher is to accept the Atonement…“
“I must accept Atonement for myself, and nothing more.”
“The purpose of the Atonement is to save the past in purified form…“
“Once you accept the Atonement, your mind can only heal.”
“To give & receive are one in Truth.”
Abandon your errors & follow Jesus.
Revelation unites you with God & suspends doubt & fear.
Atonement undoes errors & uproots their source.
Spirit is in a state of grace forever.
Your reality is only spirit.
Therefore you are in a state of grace forever.
Accepting the Atonement for yourself means not to give support to someone’s dream of sickness & death. Refuse to be a part of fearful dreams whatever form they take, for you will lose identity in them. Your mind & his are joined in brotherhood. His body & his dreams seem to make a little gap, where yours have joined with his. And yet, between your minds there is no gap.
You cannot do his part, but this you do when you become a passive figure in his dreams, instead of a dreamer of your own. If you see there is no truth in your dreams, his dreams will go. The Holy Spirit is in both your minds & He is One because there is no gap that separates His Oneness from Itself.
“All real pleasure comes from doing God’s Will.”
The special relationship is an attempt to re-enact the past & change it. By seeking to remove suffering from the past, it overlooks the present. The past is gone. The ego remembers everything you have done that has offended it, & seeks retribution of you. The ego hides from your awareness that the special relationship is the acting out of vengeance on yourself. The holy instant is the opposite of the ego’s fixed belief in salvation through vengeance of the past. All that must be forgiven are the illusions you’ve held against your brothers. You always choose between truth & illusion; the real Atonement that heals & ego’s “atonement” that would destroy. Seek & find His message in the holy instant, where all illusions are forgiven.
You cannot love parts of reality & understand what love means. If you would love unlike God, Who knows no special love, how can you understand it? To believe that special relationships, with special love, can offer you salvation is the belief that separation is salvation. For it is the complete equality of the Atonement in which salvation lies. How can you decide that special aspects of the Sonship can give you more than others? (T-15.V.3:1-5)
Whenever any form of special relationship tempts you to seek for love in ritual, remember love is content, and not form of any kind. The special relationship is a ritual of form, aimed at raising the form to take the place of God at the expense of content. There is no meaning in the form, and there will never be (T-16.V.12:1-3).
Faith is the opposite of fear & the acknowledgment of union. Through the eyes of faith, the son of God is seen already forgiven…faith sees only now because it looks not to the past to judge him. It is the messenger of new perception. Faith arises from the Holy Spirit’s perception, & is the sign you share it with Him. There is nothing that faith cannot forgive.
To have faith is to heal. It is the sign that you have accepted the Atonement for yourself & would therefore share it.
You will not realize this until you accept the eternal fact that God’s Son is not guilty. The Atonement…teaches him that, never having sinned, he has no need for salvation.
Guilt remains the only thing that hides the Father. For guilt is attack upon His Son. The guilty always condemn…linking the past to the future is the ego’s law. Release from guilt is the ego’s whole undoing. (Atone = undo) Make no one fearful for his guilt is yours. Be faithful unto darkness & you will not see (nazi). Sin & condemnation are the same, & the belief in one is faith in the other, calling for punishment instead of love. See no one as guilty & you will affirm the truth about yourself & it is impossible to condemn the Son in part.
The ego’s destructive urge is so intense only the crucifixion of God’s Son can satisfy it. You believe you have crucified God’s Son. You have not admitted this “terrible” secret…the crucifixion is the symbol of the ego. The goal of this course is happiness & peace yet we are afraid of it. The Atonement has always been interpreted as the release from guilt. Your “guilty secret” is nothing & if you but bring to the light, the light will dispel it.
Only in guiltlessness can you be happy.
The purpose of the Atonement is to dispel illusions, not to establish them as real & then forgive them. The moment that you realize guilt is insane… you will not fear to look upon the Atonement & accept it holy. You who have been unmerciful with yourself do not remember your Father’s Love. Love is not special. You can love only as God loves.
What I experience I will make manifest.
If I am guiltless, I have nothing to fear.
I choose to testify to my acceptance of the Atonement, not to its rejection.
I would accept my guiltlessness by making it manifest & sharing it.
Let me bring peace to God’s Son from his Father.
Choose to free your brother & enter light with him. Guiltlessness is invulnerability. Your brother can do nothing to hurt you & by refusing to allow him to think he can you teach him that the Atonement, which you have accepted for yourself, is also his.
Your brother’s guiltlessness is your Atonement. Ask not to be forgiven because this has already been accomplished. Ask, rather, to learn how to forgive & to restore what always was to your unforgiving mind.
Leave the world of death behind & return quietly to Heaven. (Form is meaningless to God.) We are to teach that God’s Son is guiltless (our part in the Atonement). Devote yourself, with active willingness, to the denial of guilt in all its forms.
The Atonement brings unholiness to holiness; or what you made to what you are. What disappears in light is not attacked. It merely vanishes because it is not true.
Atonement teaches you how to escape forever from everything that you have taught yourself in the past, by showing you only what you are now.
When your peace is threatened:
I do not know what anything, including this, means.
And so I do not know how to respond to it.
And I will not use my own past learning as the light to guide me now.
Fear of the Will of God is one of the strangest beliefs the human mind has ever made. You have set up this strange situation so that it is impossible to escape from it without a Guide who does know reality. He has the power to look into what you have hidden & recognize the Will of God there. The fact that God is love doesn’t require belief — it does require acceptance.
It is impossible to learn anything consistently in a state of panic.A divided mind cannot communicate because it speaks for different things to the same mind.
Christ is in me, & where He is God must be for Christ is part of Him.
No response from Him will ever increase fear.
Atonement = the separation never occurred
The ego never occurred.
It doesn’t regard itself as part of you.
It cannot know anything.
Only the Holy Spirit can resolve conflict. Your part is only to allow no darkness to abide in your mind.
What fear has hidden is still part of you. Joining the Atonement is the way out of fear.
The crucifixion did not establish the Atonement, the resurrection did. Resurrection is purification. A pure mind knows truth & that is its strength. Innocence is wisdom & is unaware of evil. Have mercy.
Whenever you are not wholly joyous, it is because you have reacted with a lack of love to one of God’s creations. You become defensive & expect attack. If you allow yourself to feel guilty, you are reinforcing the point at which the error was made & give it over to the Atonement in peace. Say this sincerely remembering the Holy Spirit responds fully to the slightest invitation:
I must have decided wrongly, because I am not at peace.
I made the decision myself, but I can also decide otherwise.
I want to decide otherwise, because I want to be at peace.
I do not feel guilty, because the Holy Spirit will undo all the consequences of my wrong decision if I will let Him.
I choose to let Him, by allowing Him to decide for God for me.
The Holy Spirit’s plan of correction to undo the ego and heal the belief in separation. It came into being after the separation, and will be completed when every separated Son has fulfilled his part in the Atonement by total forgiveness. Its principle is that the separation never occurred.
the Holy Spirit’s plan of correction to undo the ego and heal the belief in separation; came into being after the separation, and will be completed when every separated Son has fulfilled his part in the Atonement by total forgiveness; its principle is that the separation never occurred.