IX. The Reflection of Holiness, P 2

2 Bringing the ego to God is but to bring error to truth, where it stands corrected because it is the opposite of what it meets. It is undone because the contradiction can no longer stand. How long can contradiction stand when its impossible nature is clearly revealed? What disappears in light is not attacked. It merely vanishes because it is not true. Different realities are meaningless, for reality must be one. It cannot change with time or mood or chance. Its changelessness is what makes it real. This cannot be undone. Undoing is for unreality. And this reality will do for you.



Reading this paragraph, I immediately compared what Jesus is saying to my experience of bringing my thoughts to the Holy Spirit. When I look at my thinking with Him, the Holy Spirit does not attack it. As we look together, the feeling the ego thought evoked simply goes away. For instance, when I was feeling stressed by my concern for a friend, I asked Holy Spirit to look at it with me.

As I sat there in silence for a few minutes, I remembered that I don’t have any way of judging this situation with my friend. I don’t know what he is trying to undo. I don’t know what he is gaining from this experience. I don’t have enough information to judge on my own. So I asked the Holy Spirit to judge with me, rather than depending on my ego mind to do it.

I felt the anxiety melting away as peace took its place. The belief that my friend is vulnerable and weak could not stand up to the truth that he is as God created Him. How could I doubt the Son of God? I remembered that my friend is not this story he is experiencing and that he is safe in God as are we all. I felt my trust in him returning; I felt my trust in us all returning.

It is really very simple. I bring a thought of anger to the Holy Spirit where it meets love and the anger simply dissolves in the face of this ultimate truth. I bring fear and it is met by love and the fear fades away. I bring uncertainty and doubt to the Holy Spirit, and the certainty of love is so powerful that doubt cannot continue in the truth’s holy presence. Truth doesn’t defend itself, in fact, it does nothing except to exist, and since there is only one reality, what is not truth does not exist. When what is not true is brought to that reality, it becomes obvious that it is not real.