VI. From Vigilance to Peace, P 13
13 In this depressing state the Holy Spirit reminds you gently that you are sad because you are not fulfilling your function as co-creator with God, and are therefore depriving yourself of joy. This is not God’s choice but yours. If your mind could be out of accord with God’s, you would be willing without meaning. Yet because God’s Will is unchangeable, no conflict of will is possible. This is the Holy Spirit’s perfectly consistent teaching. Creation, not separation, is your will because it is God’s, and nothing that opposes this means anything at all. Being a perfect accomplishment, the Sonship can only accomplish perfectly, extending the joy in which it was created, and identifying itself with both its Creator and its creations, knowing They are One.
Our sadness, our guilt, fear, anger, all the emotions we experience, seems to be in reaction to something that is happening in our lives. The truth is that our “lives” are the projection of our beliefs. The belief comes first, then the story that seems to explain the belief. So when I am sad it is not because I feel lonely that no one is visiting me or calling me. I believe that I can be alone and I quickly make a story of being alone which explains the feeling to me. Then the ego says, “Oh, that’s why I am sad.” In this way I keep myself from knowing that I am sad because I am not fulfilling my function as co-creator with God.
The next time I feel sad, I am going to remind myself that there is no story to explain that sadness. There is only one reason I am sad. I long to be my Self. I miss God and I miss my real Life. All the sad stories in the illusion are just reflections of that one thing. I want to return to my place as co-creator with God. I will remind myself that I am making up all these stories. The truth is very simple. There is God, there is His creation, the Sonship, and there are my creations, and They are One. All of this other stuff that seems to exist is just part of a dream of separation and will disappear as soon as I am through with it.