I. The Gifts of Fatherhood, P 1
1 You have learned your need of healing. Would you bring anything else to the Sonship, recognizing your need of healing for yourself? For in this lies the beginning of the return to knowledge; the foundation on which God will help build again the thought system you share with Him. Not one stone you place upon it but will be blessed by Him, for you will be restoring the holy dwelling place of His Son, where He wills His Son to be and where he is. In whatever part of the mind of God’s Son you restore this reality, you restore it to yourself. You dwell in the Mind of God with your brother, for God Himself did not will to be alone.
Jesus is right; I know I need healing. I know that my mind is sick with ego thoughts and beliefs, and I know I want to be healed. This desire for healing is all I want to bring to the Sonship. If I notice that I think someone else is guilty, I don’t want to bring this belief in guilt to the Sonship, but rather I will bring the desire that this thought in my mind be healed. If I believe in my brother’s sickness, this belief is not what I want to bring to the Sonship. Let me, instead, remember that sickness of the body is a projection of an untrue belief. It is not God’s Will, therefore, it is not real.
Let each untrue thought that I find in my mind be healed. And I know that it doesn’t matter where in the Sonship the thought is acted upon, each thought of which I am aware is my responsibility. When I read about a crime, I pray for the healing of my mind. I pray for the part of my mind that believes salvation lies in attack. When I am told of a brother living in poverty, I pray for the healing of the part of the mind that believes that God Son lacks anything.
This is what I am to do as my part in the restoration of the thought system I share with God. I dwell, with my brother, in God, but I have made a thought system that puts us outside each other and outside God. As I lose my desire for that thought system, it is undone for me. My part in this is to choose differently, and allow the mind to be healed and the thought system I share with God to be rebuilt for me. This is God’s Will and it is my will, too.