XI. The Test of Truth, P 6
6 Do not be concerned about how you can learn a lesson so completely different from everything that you have taught yourself. How would you know? Your part is very simple. You need only recognize that everything you learned you do not want. Ask to be taught, and do not use your experiences to confirm what you have learned. When your peace is threatened or disturbed in any way, say to yourself,
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.
By this refusal to attempt to teach yourself what you do not know, the Guide Whom God has given you will speak to you. He will take His rightful place in your awareness the instant you abandon it, and offer it to Him.
How I heal, and how everything is all turned around is not my business. My only part is to realize that I don’t want what I have now and to be willing to accept what I am given in its place. Again today, I was reminded to accept what I am told in A Course in Miracles. I was told to notice each promise and every true description of my nature and to believe it.
For those times I am tempted to believe the ego doubt and uncertainty, this statement that Jesus gives me is the way to return to sanity. I don’t know what anything means and so I don’t know how to respond to it. This makes a space for the truth to reveal itself. Not using my past learning to guide me now is the way I avoid making the same mistakes over and over. It is how I move forward.
This statement signals the Holy Spirit that I am ready to listen and gives Him permission to be my Guide and my Healer. It is so simple. Now that I am listening to my true Mind, I stop judging everything with ego. I stop believing these judgments when they happen. I listen instead to the Holy Spirit and let Him guide me out of this illusion. I remember who I am. And if I forget and fall back into ego thinking, I just choose again and instantly, the Holy Spirit is right there, guiding me Home.