“Yet the essential thing is learning that you do not know.”

I know nothing. By keeping an open mind I will access the power of God. When I exercise control and the power of the ego I will remain in a maze of my own doing, bumping into walls finding false exits but never exiting.

The Atonement helps me to escape the past. It releases the guilt and shows me who I am in God’s Eyes. I must unlearn what I have learned from fear. Jesus, you tell me to “let it go” not only that but to “let it ALL go.” I have placed faith in darkness and it is this that has made me sad and caused me to misjudge myself.

By this poor judgment I only saw the blackness of my perceived sin. No way out, but there to lie on the cold slab of fear. It is a death of sorts, a death to knowing what God would have me know. I end it there because I do not believe I could have anything else.

Yet light is available to me. That’s why my Guide is here. He leads me out of the catacombs and into the Great Rays of Light. This light heals me and brings me to perfect peace. I cannot be my own guide to miracles. I need to remember this.

Do not be concerned about how you can learn a lesson so completely different from everything that you have taught yourself. How would you know? Your part is very simple. You need only recognize that everything you learned you do not want. Ask to be taught, and do not use your experiences to confirm what you have learned. When your peace is threatened or disturbed in any way, say to yourself:

I do not know what anything, including this, means. And so I do not know how to respond to it. And I will not use my own past learning as the light to guide me now.

By this I abandon the teacher of guilt and collaborate with the Teacher of Peace. Over and over I make these statements about every section I read. Jesus repeats it becaue it is simple and true. When will I accept it as such.


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