VII. The Decision for God, P 3
3 Why should you listen to the endless insane calls you think are made upon you, when you can know the Voice for God is in you? God commended His Spirit to you, and asks that you commend yours to Him. He wills to keep it in perfect peace, because you are of one mind and spirit with Him. Excluding yourself from the Atonement is the ego’s last-ditch defense of its own existence. It reflects both the ego’s need to separate, and your willingness to side with its separateness. This willingness means that you do not want to be healed.
Why, indeed, would I listen to the ego voice when I have the Voice for God in me and available to me at all times. The resistance to that Voice is the ego mind trying to maintain itself, but it is a hopeless effort. What I truly want is mine. I truly want perfect peace. I truly want the Atonement. I ask the Holy Spirit to remove from my mind all thoughts that do not bring me closer to God.
God gave me Himself and now I give Him myself. There was a time when I read these words and felt a thrill of fear go through me at the thought of giving myself to God. It was as if I thought it was a trick, this kind and loving desire that God has to keep me in perfect peace. That, of course, was the ego pitching its last ditch defense for its own existence, but because I was still closely identified with the ego, I thought those were my thoughts. Now I know differently.
My thoughts are the thoughts I think with God. I want to know only those thoughts so that I will know only my oneness with God. I want the peace and the joy and I want to feel again the Love that I am. I ask that this day the Holy Spirit protect my peace. I give permission to Him to remove from my mind all unpeaceful thoughts. They no longer serve my purpose.