Sonship can give you more than others? The past Has taught you this. But the holy instant teaches you it is not so.

Because of guilt, all special relationships have some elements of fear in them. And this is why they shift and change so frequently. They are not based on changeless love alone. And love, where fear has entered, cannot be depended on, because it is not perfect.

In His function as Interpreter of what you have made, the Holy Spirit uses special relationships, which you have chosen to support the ego, as a learning experience which points to truth.

Under His teaching, every relationship becomes a lesson in love. The Holy Spirit knows no one is special. But He also perceives that you have made special relationships, which He would purify, and not let you destroy. However unholy the reason why you made them may be, He can translate them into holiness, by removing As much fear as you will let Him.
You can place any relationship under His care, and be sure that it will not

Jesus continues:† Exempt no one from your love, or you will be hiding a dark place in your mind where the Holy Spirit is not welcome. And thus you will exempt yourself from His healing power, for by not offering total Love you will no be healed completely.†

The holy instant is the Holy Spirit's most useful learning device for teaching you Love's meaning. For its purpose is to suspend judgment entirely. Judgment always rests on the past, for past experience is the basis on which you judge.

Judgment becomes impossible without the past, for without it you do not understand anything. You would make no attempts to judge, because it would be quite apparent to you that you do not know What anything means. You are afraid of this, because you believe that, without the ego, all would be chaos. Yet I assure you that, without the ego, all would be love..

The past is the ego's chief learning device, for it is in the past that you learned to define your own needs, and acquired methods for meeting them on your own terms. I said before that, to

limit love to part of the Sonship, (all of us in God's Mind) is to bring guilt into your relationships, and thus make them unreal.

If you seek to separate out certain aspects of the totality, and look to them to meet your imagined needs, you are attempting to use separation to save you. How, then, could guilt not enter? For separation is the source of guilt, and to appeal to it for salvation is to believe you are alone.

To be alone is to be guilty. For to experience yourself as alone, is to deny the Oneness of the Father and His Children, and thus to attack reality. You cannot love parts of reality, and understand what love means. If you would love unlike to God, Who knows no special love, how can you understand it?

To believe that special relationships, with special love, can offer you salvation, is the belief that separation is salvation. For it is the complete equality of the Atonement (undoing of our mistakes), in which salvation lies. How can you decide that special aspects of the

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result in pain, if you offer Him your willingness to have it serve no need but His. All the guilt in it arises from your use of it. All the love, from His. Do not, then, be afraid to let your imaged need, which would destroy the relationship, go. Your only need is His.

Any relationship which you would substitute for another, has not been offered to the Holy Spirit, for His use. There IS no substitute for love. If you would attempt to substitute one aspect of love for another, you have placed less value on one, and more on another.

You have not only separated them, but have also judged against both. Yet you had judged against yourself first, or you would never have imagined that you needed them as they were not.

Unless you had seen yourself as without love, you could not have judged them to be like you in lack.

 

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