6. THE HOLY SPIRIT P 4
4 The Holy Spirit abides in the part of your mind that is part of the Christ Mind. He represents your Self and your Creator, Who are One. He speaks for God and also for you, being joined with Both. And therefore it is He Who proves Them One. He seems to be a Voice, for in that form He speaks God’s Word to you. He seems to be a Guide through a far country, for you need that form of help. He seems to be whatever meets the needs you think you have. But He is not deceived when you perceive your self entrapped in needs you do not have. It is from these He would deliver you. It is from these that He would make you safe.
Where is the Holy Spirit? He is in my split mind. He is in the part that represents my true Self and my Creator. And listen to this; He represents my Self and my Creator, Who are One. If I had any doubt about my identity as this body and this personality known as Myron, it is laid to rest in this sentence. I am One with my Creator. I cannot be Myron.
Myron is a small separated self whose mind runs amuck, who is afraid of many things and feels her vulnerability acutely. Her fragile body experiences sickness and suffers. Her emotions go all over the place and only occasionally do they express joy. Peace is a sporadic state. Does this sound like God? I don’t think so. And yet, my Creator and I are One. I must not be Myron.
Since I am not Myron, I am not her thoughts either. When she judges someone that does not make me judgmental. When she hates someone that does not make me hateful. When she has fearful thoughts that does not make me fearful. I am in no way defined by Myron’s thoughts. Nor do her actions or her words define me. I am not Myron so what does her behavior have to do with who I am? I am still as God created me because I am one with God. The Holy Spirit in my mind speaks for both my Self and for God, because He is joined with Both and so proves I am One with God.
How does the Holy Spirit help? He is the Voice that speaks God’s word to me. He is the Guide that helps me return to God. He meets whatever needs I think I have. When I sit at a keyboard and ask for His help to understand what I read, He gives me understanding. When I forget who I am He reminds me. When I become confused about reality He gently guides me back to truth. When I become afraid He comforts me. I cannot be any of these things of course, because I am Self, I am Son of God; I am perfect and whole and have no needs. But while I think I have needs, Holy Spirit answers my confusion with the truth.
What is it the Holy Spirit does not do? He does not become confused. He does not ever believe in my needs and my fears. If I hear a voice in my mind that says I am in trouble, or that I am sinful, or that I deserve what I got, I know it is not the Voice for God. He does not believe in my delusions. He knows I have them; it is His function to save me from them, but He is not fooled by them. The Holy Spirit is not here to save me from danger, but to save me from my belief that I am in danger.
This is what He does for me, but what does the Holy Spirit do for Myron? Well, nothing, of course. Myron is just a projection of a confused and delusional mind. Why would anyone fix a projection? It is the mind that needs help, not its projections. The story of Myron is helpful only as a screen on which I can see what it looks like to believe these separation thoughts. Myron is a picture of the needs I think I have.
I could feel bad for Myron if she was real, or afraid for her, if she was real. Because she is not real, I don’t ask the Holy Spirit to fix her body or her life. I ask, instead for the healing of my mind. Occasionally I have an identity crisis and forget who I am. Then I ask for help for Myron as if she were the one who needed it. Holy Spirit is gentle though, and never tries to jerk me back to reality; He just continues to whisper the truth into my Heart as always. I love that Holy Spirit.