VII. The Body as a Means of Communication, P 6
6 Rejoice, then, that of yourself you can do nothing. You are not of yourself. He of Whom you are has willed your power and glory for you, with which you can perfectly accomplish His holy Will for you when you accept it for yourself. He has not withdrawn His gifts from you, but you believe you have withdrawn them from Him. Let no Son of God remain hidden for His Name’s sake, because His Name is yours.
I am intrigued by the last sentence, “Let no son of God remain hidden for His Name’s sake, because His Name is yours.” How do I remain hidden? I hide my true nature beneath a thin veneer of ego. I see myself as weak and vulnerable. I pretend to be sad and fearful and filled with guilt. I refuse to look at the power and glory that remain in me because God put it there. Now the Son of God is hidden and all I see is my little made up self.
This smallness is not God’s Will for me. He wants me to know my Self and to live from that Self. He wants me to be joyful and peaceful. My Father wants me to return to full, unbroken communication with Him. If the ego was truly a creation and I was actually alone as this self, I could not do this. I would be stuck in the maddening cycle of wrong-minded thinking. But I am not alone.
I am joined with my brothers, with Jesus, with my God. I have His Voice as a permanent part of me, guiding, healing and comforting me. Through His Voice, God speaks to me all through the day, gently reminding me of my Home and my true nature. I am one with All That Is, and there is nothing I can do about that. In this Onenes, I am holy, I am powerful, I am glorious! I can blind myself to this truth, but I cannot change it, and through the power and glory that was given me I can come out of hiding as soon as that is my desire for myself and all my brothers.