V. The Lessons of the Holy Spirit, P 1
1 Like any good teacher, the Holy Spirit knows more than you do now, but He teaches only to make you equal with Him. You had already taught yourself wrongly, having believed what was not true. You did not believe in your own perfection. Would God teach you that you had made a split mind, when He knows your mind only as whole? What God does know is that His communication channels are not open to Him, so that He cannot impart His joy and know that His children are wholly joyous. Giving His joy is an ongoing process, not in time but in eternity. God’s extending outward, though not His completeness, is blocked when the Sonship does not communicate with Him as one. So He thought, “My children sleep and must be awakened.”
When my kids were little they would play pretend. I knew their games were not real. They didn’t become the cop because they played that part, any more than they would become the robber because it was their turn to take that part. I would not sit them down and tell them there was something wrong with them because they were pretending to be something they were not.
After a time I would call them in and sometimes one or the other would still be attached to the game she was playing, and when I tried to talk to her she would stay in her role. It made it impossible to communicate. I would have missed her and want to cuddle and ask about her day, but, she would try to arrest me for robbing the bank. I would have to break the hold her imagination had on her before we could communicate with each other.
My relationship with God is not a whole lot different. I’m pretending to be something I’m not, and lost in my role as I am, communication with my Father is blocked. Nothing is harmed, not me or God or our relationship. The blocks are not permanent and are being removed now. It is God’s desire to extend Himself as Joy and Love and our imaginative play keeps us from receiving as fully as He gives.
We are asleep to our reality, and dream of illusions in which there exists a gap between us. God communicates oneness and love, but we fail to recognize it because we dream of fear, guilt and defenses. We have gotten lost in our role, but God knows who we are and He knows how to awaken us from our dreamy play. We are learning that it is our truest desire to remember. That is our part. So simple.