VI. Time and Eternity, P 9
9 “The wicked shall perish” becomes a statement of Atonement, if the word “perish” is understood as “be undone.” Every loveless thought must be undone, a word the ego cannot even understand. To the ego, to be undone means to be destroyed. The ego will not be destroyed because it is part of your thought, but because it is uncreative and therefore unsharing, it will be reinterpreted to release you from fear. The part of your mind that you have given to the ego will merely return to the Kingdom, where your whole mind belongs. You can delay the completion of the Kingdom, but you cannot introduce the concept of fear into it.
All my wicked thoughts shall perish! Woohoo! This means only that my loveless thoughts will be undone, not destroyed, but only reinterpreted. It is a sign of God’s love and respect for us that even our uncreative ego will be honored. Because ego is fearful it must be reinterpreted before it is given into the Kingdom where fear is unknown. This is what is being done every day, every minute of the day, as we learn to invite the Atonement into our minds.
We are fearful only because we believe our mistaken thoughts and cherish our separate will. When we ask for the Atonement for this wrong decision, we will experience our inheritance as creations of a powerful and loving God. Nothing we believe and nothing we do can prevent this because it is God’s Will and therefore our true will, which is one and the same.
I will delay my return to the Kingdom no more. I will look for my self in my brother and find God there. I will entertain only the thoughts that can be shared, and I will release to the Holy Spirit the ego thoughts so they can be undone for me.