C 4: IV. This Need Not Be, P 9

IV. This Need Not Be, P 9

9 You are a mirror of truth, in which God Himself shines in perfect light. To the ego’s dark glass you need but say, “I will not look there because I know these images are not true.” Then let the Holy One shine on you in peace, knowing that this and only this must be. His Mind shone on you in your creation and brought your mind into being. His Mind still shines on you and must shine through you. Your ego cannot prevent Him from shining on you, but it can prevent you from letting Him shine through you.


I am so grateful to know that I am a mirror of God’s perfect light. I have been aware for awhile that everyone and everything my eyes show me is a reflection of what I believe about myself. But it is not the truth of what I am, only the ego’s dark dream of itself. If I am actually a mirrored image of God, what I see can only be an illusion born of idle wishes to experience something else. I am not that.

What does the ego’s dark glass show me? I see my brother or sister as guilty. How could this be? God created them innocent and what He creates is certain and never changing. When I see guilt in my brother or my sister I know this could not be true. Then I sit in peace and allow the Holy Spirit to shine on me and the darkness is gone. I see my brother and sister as they truly are.

When I seem to be in pain, or someone else I know seems to be in pain, I am looking at the ego’s dark glass and I can change my mind knowing that this could not be true. Pain is not part of God and so it cannot be. Let me sit in peace and allow the Light to shine away this dark vision. I feel rejected and abandoned. I know this cannot be a true reflection so I ask that the Light of God shine away the darkness. Rejection and abandonment are reflections from a sick mind, and I gladly accept healing from the Holy Spirit.

God’s Mind shone on me in my creation and brought my mind into being. If God’s Mind shone on mine then it must still shine on my mind because God does not take back His gifts. Everything in our world is unreliable, unpredictable, and unstable and so we have trouble envisioning something that does not vary. We have nothing with which to relate it. What in this world can we depend on? Even the earth itself is heading toward its own annihilation. But God is and that will never change. What God creates remains as it was created.

Because God created us like Himself, we are free and so while we cannot undo creation, and so we cannot prevent God from shining on us, we are free to deny it. When we deny the light we are unaware of what it would show us. This is the reason I can pretend to feel something God did not create and then convince myself that it is really happening.

My denial blocks the light that reveals the truth, and heals the mind that has blinded itself. But since I am the one who chose to be unaware of the perfect light that never ceases to shine on me, I am also free to change my mind. I do this by looking away from the dark reflection, refusing to believe it in spite of appearances. I look away from what I have done, and toward what God has done.

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