Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Guilt Blocks Light [Rock breaks Scissors]

Light is blocked by guilt and linking the future to the past, the Course says. “Guilt remains the only thing that hides the Father, for guilt is the attack upon His Son. The guilty always condemn, and having done so they will still condemn, linking the future to the past as is the ego’s law. Fidelity to this law lets no light in, for it demands fidelity to darkness and forbids awakening. The ego’s laws are strict, and breaches are severely punished. Therefore give no obedience to its laws, for they are laws of punishment. And those who follow them believe that they are guilty, and so they must condemn. Between the future and the past the laws of God must intervene, if you would free yourself. Atonement [at-one-ment – being at one with our and everyone’s reality as spirit] stands between them, like a lamp shining so brightly that the chain of darkness in which you bound yourself will disappear.

“Release from guilt is the ego’s whole undoing. [To be free of the ego and one with spirit, stop doing things that make you feel guilty] Make no one fearful, for his guilt is yours, and by obeying the ego’s hateful commandments you bring its condemnation of yourself, and you will not escape the punishment it offers those who obey it. [Cause and effect, be in an ego place, experience ego results.] The ego rewards fidelity to it with pain, for faith in it is pain. And faith can be rewarded only in terms of the belief in which the faith was placed. [Again, cause and effect, be in an ego place, experience ego results. If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.] Faith makes the power of belief, and where it is invested determines its reward. For faith is always given what is treasured, and what is treasured is returned to you.”

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