II. The Alternative to Projection, P 13
13 The Holy Spirit was given you with perfect impartiality, and only by recognizing Him impartially can you recognize Him at all. The ego is legion, but the Holy Spirit is one. No darkness abides anywhere in the Kingdom, but your part is only to allow no darkness to abide in your own mind. This alignment with light is unlimited, because it is in alignment with the light of the world. Each of us is the light of the world, and by joining our minds in this light we proclaim the Kingdom of God together and as one.
What we are being told in this section, over and over in many ways, is that in the Kingdom of God there is only light and there is only one. As we begin to awaken to the truth we will find ourselves in this Kingdom, and obviously we cannot bring our thoughts of separation and darkness with us. This is our job now, the way we awaken. We are to let go of those beliefs that keep us in the dark.
Holy Spirit is one. I cannot recognize Spirit if I want to see It only where I choose. Yesterday I wanted to see the hotel personnel outside Holy Spirit. I wanted them to be guilty and wrong. My thoughts were dark. My job was to recognize the error and to allow my mind to be healed of the belief that they could be anything but holy. Today I am only grateful for my room and for the people who provide it. I did my job when I changed my mind about what I wanted to be true, and Holy Spirit did His job when He answered my prayer and healed my mind.
Sometimes I read about some awful crime or see someone who seems very deeply into the ego. I wonder how we are ever going to awaken. I know someone who is very religious and who thinks that the greatest expression of his belief in God is his fear of God. He would be afraid not to be afraid of God.
I am sure I must have felt that way before, and maybe some of that is still left, buried deep in my mind. I don’t know because none of it is conscious. But the degree of his fear and his belief that this is what God wants from him is so intense; I look at it and wonder how we are going to awaken from this. And I know he is a part of myself, a representative of the mind that we are, and he is just expressing the part of our mind that believes this. So this belief is alive and well in the mind and must be healed before we return our mind to the Kingdom.
As I wonder how many eons it will take I become discouraged. Jesus is telling me not to worry about that. He says that my job is to allow no darkness to abide in my own mind. I’m glad that is my only job because it keeps me plenty busy. I am reminded that I am awake, that this is only a journey of remembering.
This is true for my confused friend as well, and true for those who lash out in their fear and confusion and believe that they must hurt others. The light is in all our minds because it is in the mind. All we are doing is deciding we want to remember that we want to be awake. The plan is in place and it is perfect. When I question it and doubt it, I am the one confused and this is a bit of darkness I can give to Spirit in gratitude for my healing.