II. The Law of the Kingdom, P 4
4 Laws must be communicated if they are to be helpful. In effect, they must be translated for those who speak different languages. Nevertheless, a good translator, although he must alter the form of what he translates, never changes the meaning. In fact, his whole purpose is to change the form so that the original meaning is retained. The Holy Spirit is the translator of the laws of God to those who do not understand them. You could not do this yourself because a conflicted mind cannot be faithful to one meaning, and will therefore change the meaning to preserve the form.
Jesus, what do you want me to know about this?
Jesus: You speak the language of confusion and complexity, and therefore, the Holy Spirit must translate for you the law, which is clear and simple. He will do this over and over as often as you will allow Him. As you bring to Him the endless variety of thoughts that stream through your mind, He will translate them. In this way, you will begin to see the underlying sameness.
Me: Ok, I understand now. I was thinking the following things, and they left me feeling discouraged.
I wish I could lose some weight.
I wonder how I am going to get that credit card paid off.
I wish I had remembered Barry’s birthday.
I don’t know why I can’t remember people’s names.
I hope I don’t lose that customer.
When I noticed that I was suddenly feeling dispirited, and paid attention to the thoughts in my mind, I gave them all to Spirit and asked that He heal my mind. He did not have a different answer for each one. The thought He gave me is that I am deeply loved and cared for. I was given the thought to bring my mind back to the moment and bask in the love that is mine all the time.
When I looked at those thoughts I felt like I had so many problems and when I tried to consider them one at a time, they just got bigger and more complicated. When Holy Spirit looked at them He saw that I had forgotten who I am and He reminded me. There. It’s done. I am at peace.
When I looked at the problems I was looking at forms of the same problem and confusing it with content. While the forms of the problems varied, and they seemed to be about all sorts of things, the content remained that I was simply confused about my identity.
I continually become confused about the difference between content and form because I listen to two voices. When I do that, everything seems uncertain and overwhelming. The Holy Spirit is my interpreter of what I believe, and when I ask Him for help, He makes it all clear and simple.