C 7: IV. Healing as the Recognition of Truth P 6

IV. Healing as the Recognition of Truth P 6

6 To think you can oppose the Will of God is a real delusion. The ego believes that it can, and that it can offer you its own “will” as a gift. You do not want it. It is not a gift. It is nothing at all. God has given you a gift that you both have and are. When you do not use it, you forget that you have it. By not remembering it, you do not know what you are. Healing, then, is a way of approaching knowledge by thinking in accordance with the laws of God, and recognizing their universality. Without this recognition, you have made the laws meaningless to you. Yet the laws are not meaningless, since all meaning is contained by them and in them.


It is God’s Will that His children remain as He created them. Therefore they can only be Love, holy, and perfect in every way. His children are the light of the world, and forever innocent. The ego offers us another will, a will of our own. Through this will, we see God’s children as small, vulnerable, fragile, evil, and above all, as guilty. Fortunately, the gift of the ego is not real. It is nothing. A will separate and different from the Will of God cannot exist, and so we can only pretend to be in opposition to God. We can only pretend His children are something He did not create.

Because only God’s Laws are true, none of the ego nonsense applies to me, but if I think it applies to anyone or anything, I will lose the knowledge of who I am and will believe the ego laws are real. In remembering the ego laws, I will forget the truth. In seeing my brother through the filter of ego will, I am choosing to forget the truth about myself as well. My brother is myself and so what I believe about my brother, I believe about myself.

The ego laws say that I can be good while others are bad. In fact, they say that I am good only in comparison to the evil I see in others. Ego says goodness can be splintered into pieces and pieces can go their own way, some remaining good and others becoming evil. Ego will is the right to decide what is good and what is evil.

God’s Law says that what God creates good, remains good, and wholeness can only and always remain whole. God’s Law says there is no will but God’s Will and so we remain safe in spite of our dream of other wills and other laws.

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