IV. Teaching and Healing, P 7
7 The Atonement gives you the power of a healed mind, but the power to create is of God. Therefore, those who have been forgiven must devote themselves first to healing because, having received the idea of healing, they must give it to hold it. The full power of creation cannot be expressed as long as any of God’s ideas is withheld from the Kingdom. The joint will of the Sonship is the only creator that can create like the Father, because only the complete can think completely, and the thinking of God lacks nothing. Everything you think that is not through the Holy Spirit is lacking.
As one, we, the Son of God create as God creates. While we are choosing separation, we do not create, but we can heal. That is the closest we can be to our true nature. And in healing, we again become one. As we forgive we accept the Atonement and now we have received the idea of healing. We then give healing in order to hold onto the idea of healing, because as Jesus tells us as we give we receive.
In order to return the mind to its natural state of oneness, there can be no one left out. We must be complete to be what we are. That is an idea that I live by. I still casually separate myself from another through some careless attack thought, but as soon as I notice I have done it, I retract that thought. I usually say to myself, “I cannot enter God’s Presence if I attack his son.” I make no exceptions to this.
At a work conference this week, I would see people that I have had a grievance with in the past, sometimes a competitor, or a customer I lost, or one I just can’t seem to sell. Sometimes it would just be someone I don’t enjoy talking to. Then I would remember that I cannot enter God’s presence if I attack this person. My choice to attack, and anything that separates me from my brother is an attack, now seems very unimportant. I quickly and sincerely choose healing.