C 6: IV. The Only Answer, P 11

IV. The Only Answer, P 11

11 That is why the Holy Spirit never commands. To command is to assume inequality, which the Holy Spirit demonstrates does not exist. Fidelity to premises is a law of mind, and everything God created is faithful to His laws. Fidelity to other laws is also possible, however, not because the laws are true, but because you made them. What would be gained if God proved to you that you have thought insanely? Can God lose His Own certainty? I have frequently said that what you teach you are. Would you have God teach you that you have sinned? If He confronted the self you made with the truth He created for you, what could you be but afraid? You would doubt your right mind, which is the only place where you can find the sanity He gave you.


I wonder if there has ever existed a Course student that at one time did not have the wish that God would just wake her up. I certainly did. I just wanted it to be done and didn’t think I ever would be able to do this myself. I questioned why it had to be so hard. Why couldn’t God just pull me out of this illusion? In this paragraph Jesus explains why this cannot happen.

God created us by extending Himself which means we are just like Him. If He came into our dream of something unlike Himself, then what we made would be like Him. He could not do that unless He was as insane and God is not insane. If He were to fix us He would, in effect, be saying that we need fixing and that is not true.

He made us like Himself so could we be incapable of anything; could we be broken? This could be true only if God is incapable and broken. God would not teach us that we are what we are not, which is what He would be doing if He forgave us. He would be teaching us that we sinned and if He did that it would be true. He would never teach us that we have done something wrong in imagining this ego world, because He would be teaching us to doubt our right mind.

Today when I was meditating I was asking Jesus for help and he reminded me not to come as a supplicant, but as an equal Son of God. It is very easy to forget this because in my confused dream of separation I do not seem like the Son of God. This paragraph reminds us that we are equal to the Holy Spirit. The difference is that the Holy Spirit remembers who we are, and we have temporarily forgotten. It reminds us that we can and will awaken.

We will not do this as the ego self, but we will use the ego story of self to undo what we have done. The story of Myron and the story of each of us is a mirror that reflects the beliefs that make up the ego. Through contrasting the effects of these beliefs to the promises of God, we are inspired to abandon our beliefs in favor of Knowledge, which takes their place. We begin to remember who we are.

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