C 6: I. The Message of the Crucifixion, P 12 & 13

I. The Message of the Crucifixion, P 12 & 13

12 The crucifixion cannot be shared because it is the symbol of projection, but the resurrection is the symbol of sharing because the reawakening of every Son of God is necessary to enable the Sonship to know its wholeness. Only this is knowledge.

13 The message of the crucifixion is perfectly clear:

Teach only love, for that is what you are.


The crucifixion was only Jesus’ experience, but it has a message for us; the message is that we are love in every instant, regardless of appearances, and that in being love we teach love. The resurrection, however, is a shared experience. It is a symbol of awakening. And the Awakening is complete only when each and every one of us knows our wholeness. So I cannot awaken from the dream without you.

This understanding, that we are in this together, motivates me to let go of guilt in all its forms. I was feeling frustration with someone I work with. I didn’t think it was a big deal but while doing some work in a Pathways of Light course, this situation was brought to mind so I used it to look at the guilt in my mind and to ask the Holy Spirit to heal me.

As I looked at the situation with the Holy Spirit, I saw the depth of my rage at this person, and I saw the fear that caused me to suppress my feelings about it. I was shocked at how angry I was and how resistant to forgiving. But looking at it, allowing the feelings to fully surface so I wasn’t hiding anything from myself, I knew that this desire to project guilt did not have a place in my holy mind. I asked that it be undone for me.

This morning as I read this paragraph I see how important it is that I forgive everything that is not part of God’s Will. This man at work and our relationship are the “biggest” thing in my life until it is healed, because if I condemn him I cannot know my own salvation. As my mind is healed I realize how unimportant it is that he be a better co-worker.

My desire for him is the same as my desire for myself. I want only that I resurrect from the death of forgetfulness, and I cannot do this without him. I can either hold him bondage to his guilt, or I can awaken. I cannot have both because if I believe in his guilt then I also believe in mine. Either guilt is true for the entire mind or it is not true for any of it. Either I am guilty and so teach guilt, or I am love and so teach only love.

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