Because you don’t want to believe what you are…. You have learning handicaps in a very literal sense. Prerequisites for learning must involve the recognition rather than the denial of the importance of thought. God knows His Children with perfect certainty. He Created them by knowing them. He recognizes them perfectly. When they do not recognize each other, they do not recognize Him. Brothers can mis-perceive one another, but they rarely maintain that they do not KNOW each other. This is possible only if they maintain that they are NOT really brothers.
There are no strangers in God’s Creation. To create as He Created, you can create only what you KNOW and ACCEPT as yours.
Creation is NOT of you and poor learners need special teaching. Let all those who overestimate human intelligence remember this.
The ability to learn has no value when change of understanding is no longer necessary…. The eternally creative have nothing to learn. Only after the Separation was it necessary to direct the creative force to learning, because changed behavior had become mandatory.
Human beings can learn to improve their behavior, and can also learn to become better and better learners.
This increase serves to bring them in closer and closer accord with the Sonship. But the Sonship itself is a perfect creation, and perfection is not a matter of degree. Only while there are different degrees is learning meaningful.
The evolution of man is merely a process by which he proceeds from one degree to the next. He corrects his previous missteps by stepping forward. This represents a process which is actually incomprehensible in temporal terms, because he RETURNS as he progresses. There are areas in your learning skills that are so impaired, that you can progress only under constant clear-cut direction, provided by a teacher who can TRANSCEND your limited resources.
He BECOMES your resource, because OF YOURSELF, you CANNOT learn.
The learning situation in which you place yourself IS impossible, and IN this situation, you clearly require a special teacher, and a special curriculum.
Poor learners are not good choices for teachers, either for themselves or for anyone else. You would hardly turn to THEM to establish the curriculum by which they can ESCAPE their limitations. If they understood what is BEYOND them, they would not BE handicapped.
You do NOT know the meaning of love, and this IS your handicap.
Do not attempt to teach YOURSELVES what you do not understand, and do not try to set up curriculum goals, where yours have clearly failed. For YOUR learning goal has been NOT TO LEARN, and this CANNOT lead to successful learning. You cannot transfer what you have not learned, and the impairment of the ability to generalize is a crucial learning failure. Would you ask those who have FAILED to learn, what learning aids are FOR? THEY DO NOT KNOW. For if they could INTERPRET the aids correctly, they would have LEARNED from them.
We have said that the ego’s rule is, “Seek and do NOT find.” Translated into curricular terms, this is the same as saying, “TRY to learn but DO NOT SUCCEED.” The result of this curriculum goal is obvious. Every legitimate teaching aid, every real instruction, and every sensible guide to learning, WILL BE MISINTERPRETED. For they are all for learning FACILITATION, which this strange curriculum goal is AGAINST. Supplementing this major curriculum goal, is learning how NOT to overcome the split, which made this goal believable.
And YOU can NOT overcome it, for all YOUR learning is on its BEHALF.
If you are trying to learn how NOT to learn, … what can you expect BUT confusion? This kind of learning has so weakened your mind that you CANNOT love. For the curriculum YOU have chosen is AGAINST love, and amounts to a course in HOW TO ATTACK YOURSELF.
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